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Peach Festival $31K in the red in 2015

The South Carolina Peach Festival reported a $31,000 loss last year as a July heat wave and capital expenses to improve health and safety at event sites sapped the festival’s bottom line.  More...

LifeStyles

Help for ALL cats and dogs

This is the time of year when cats are most likely to get pregnant with three or more kittens. Help the Humane Society of Cherokee County (HSCC) get ahead of kitten season and have females and males spayed and neutered at no cost.  More...

Cherokee County Special Olympics Teams place in Area 12 competition

Teams participated in 5 on 5 basketball and cheerleading

Cherokee County Schools participated in the Area 12 Special Olympics 5 on 5 basketball and cheerleading at Limestone College on Thursday, Feb. 11. More...

Stephanie Peak to speak at Shady Grove Woman’s Day Program

The Shady Grove Baptist Church Women’s Ministry will have their annual Woman’s Day Program on Sunday, Feb. 28 during the 11 a.m. morning worship service.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Keith Harrelson, employed by Innovative Fibers

Cowpens, SC — Keith Robin Harrelson, 51, of 150 Carr Drive, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Smith Franklin Harrelson and Margie Sue Pressley Harrelson. More...

Steven Jenkins, employed as a crew chief for Nationwide Racing Services

Pacolet, SC — Perry Steven Jenkins, 45, of 1488 Asbury Road, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Billy Sanders, Sr., member of El Bethel Baptist Church

Gaffney, SC — Billy Abraham Sanders, Sr., 77, formerly of 355 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

National News

Details on Scalia’s health at time of his death

DALLAS (AP) — Hours after the body of Antonin Scalia was found at a Texas ranch, the Supreme Court justice’s doctor offered an assessment of his health to local authorities for their death investigation. More...

Watch out for phishy emails during tax season

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s tax time, so you’d better think twice before clicking on that link in your email inbox.  More...

Democrats will choose presidential candidate

On Saturday, Feb. More...

High winds leave downed trees, power outages in their wake

High wind felled dozens of trees across Cherokee County on Wednesday and led to some power outages that still had not been fixed as of Thursday afternoon.  More...

Local News

NFL player, Gamecocks will ‘Walk to School’ with Gaffney students

NFL defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles and current South Carolina football players are scheduled to walk to school March 9 with Gaffney Middle School students.  More...

STOP THE PRESSES!

Gaffney High students in Kristie Camp’s English class toured The Gaffney Ledger Monday to learn more about freedom of the press and the important role played by the media in keeping the communi More...

City finance committee to recommend hiring PR firm to develop fundraising plan

$2 million in donations needed for performing arts center

The curtain is expected to rise within a year or two on the city’s new $5 million performing arts center.  But before Gaffney becomes home to a new state-of-the-art center with 300 seats, the city must raise the money necessary to pay for More...

Sports

Battle Tested

Joe Battle lives up to hype to propel Abbeville past Blacksburg

Joe Battle did what he is supposed to do - score.  Battle, the Class 2A Player of the Year, had a game high 33 points to lead Abbeville to an easy 84-59 victory over Blacksburg in the Class 2A upper state semifinals before a packed house at Ersk More...

Three Wildcats make all-region; Parker named POY

After completing one of their most successful seasons ever by advancing to the third round of the state playoffs, the Blacksburg boys basketball team was rewarded with three selections on the All-Region I-AA team, including player of the year Malique More...

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Seven Blacksburg High students qualified for the state strength meet based on their results from Saturday’s competition at Clover. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNNIST

I wonder who that could be on the phone

Something beautiful happened last Saturday, right about 5 p.m. if I was watching the clock correctly.  Within only two hours before polls closed, my landline telephone stopped ringing.  More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Why Trump is winning

The race for the Republican presidential nomination has a long way to go, and it’s still quite possible that some candidate other than Donald Trump will be nominated. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Obama administration breaks law to enrich health insurers

The Obama administration will tell any lie and break any law to prevent the president’s signature health program from collapsing. More...

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