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With Confederate flag gone, King Day rally shifts focus - Free Access

JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press     More...

Home starts up for the year

By LARRY HILLIARD  Ledger Staff Writer  larry@gaffneyledger.com  More...

Projects ‘Buffalo’ and ‘Blend’

Council considers fee-in-lieu requests

Cherokee County Council will give the go-ahead for tax breaks for two industrial projects during Tuesday’s busy agenda. Council will consider fee-inlieu agreements for projects known by the code name of Buffalo and Blend. More...

CTC students, donors come to rescue when Meals on Wheels client loses heat

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels volunteers live by the daily motto, “It’s more than a meal,” while delivering hot nutritious meals to homebound residents.  More...

LifeStyles

Small Business Startup Basics workshop being held at the Chamber of Commerce

Workshop hosted by the Piedmont SCORE Chapter, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, and KNOW(2)

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business mentoring and advice service, will give local entrepreneurs the opportunity to get answers to their business startup questions with its Small Business Startup Basics worksh More...

DSN DONATION

DSN DONATION - The Knights of Columbus held their annual Tootsie Roll Fundraiser in October and recently presented a check to the Cherokee Co. More...

Limestone College alum Mark Allan Gunnells to host Literary Scavenger Hunt on Jan. 23

Local horror author and Limestone College alum Mark Allan Gunnells is organizing a literary scavenger hunt in Gaffney on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 2 until 4 p.m.  Starting at Grindstaff’s Printing and More, located at 612 E. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

TOMMY WHELCHEL

Thompson Irvin “Tommy” Whelchel, 64, of 100 Spruce Street, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016, at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Basil Whelchel Sr. and Elizabeth Falls Whelchel Childers. Mr. More...

JACK WHITE

Jack Hilman White, 48, of 600 N. Limestone Road, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Howard White and Carolyn Dixon White. More...

Newell Hammond, retired from ministry

Blacksburg — Newell Burnham Hammond, 83, of 654 Lookout Tower Road, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Hartford, MI, he was the husband of Janet Rule Hammond and the son of the late Burnh More...

Fulbright scholar finds physical fitness should fit your lifestyle - Free Access

   Year after year, everyone has the same amount of time. Count it any way you want: 12 months; 52 weeks; 365 days; 8,760 hours; 525,600 minutes; or 31,536,000 seconds.  More...

Limestone names interim VP for financial affairs - Free Access

Wayde Dawson, a certified public accountant for the past 27 years, has been promoted to Interim Vice President for Financial Affairs at Limestone College.  More...

Elderly man found dead at Gaffney park - Free Access

Possible medical condition suspected

    Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says his office is investigating the death of an elderly Spartanburg man found early today at a City of Gaffney park.  More...

New feature added to www.gaffneyledger.com - Free Access

The Gaffney Ledger and its website partner, Our Hometown, has added a new feature to www.gaffneyledger.com.  More...

PARADE IN DR. KING’S HONOR

Marchers hold a banner from the law office of Gaffney attorney Sheryl Clarkson Bland on Saturday, displaying a social justice quote from Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Judge denies bond in card skimmer case

Deeming him a flight risk, a Circuit Court judge has denied bond for a California man who allegedly was caught with a credit card skimmer after gaining entry to a pump at a local gas station.  More...

Local News

COLLISION

COLLISION — At least two people were taken for medical treatment following a Wednesday evening accident at West Buford Street and Overbrook Drive. More...

Education plan raises base student cost to $2,300

Gov. Nikki Haley announced an education reform plan Wednesday which would spend more money on educating poor children, teacher recruitment and school technology needs.  More...

Volunteer firefighters kept busy

The CKC Volunteer Fire Department twice responded Wednesday to a Sims Road, Blacksburg, fire that reportedly began as a debris burn.  More...

Sports

Reds retiring Pete Rose jersey, inducting him into HOF - Free Access

Reds retiring Rose's No. 14, inducting him into team HOF   DAN SEWELL, Associated Press     More...

A Mystikal Win

Mystikal’s 3-pointer near buzzer propels Indians to huge win

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff talked at length about the need for the Indians to get over their recent losses and focus on getting back on the winning track, and that’s exactly what they did.  More...

Pendleton snapsWildcats’streak

Blacksburg’s formula for winning - full court defensive pressure and a relentless, attacking offense - worked well enough for the Wildcats to string together an incredible 19 straight region wins.  But the historical streak came to end at More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Zzzzzzzttttttt! Fight over

In mid-March, a movie called “Batman vs. Superman” will be released. I have seen the trailers and the posters and the promos and I don’t get it. More...

THEIR VIEW

Legislature under way: No great expectations

If attending this year’s legislative workshop in Columbia was supposed to result in the media assuring South Carolinians’ that the 2016 legislative session would somehow be vastly different and far better than 2015, then it failed.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s SOTU versus reality

In their State of the Union speeches, all previous presidents presented their policies in the most favorable light, but did they go so far as to distort reality? Did they use them to trash their opponents?  More...

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