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SEE WHAT HE SAW

Brandon Drexler sawed some bricks into pieces that he used to spell his name in a wall that is part of a decorative garden for a project in his masonry class at Cherokee Technology Center. More...

LifeStyles

Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg Program to be held Saturday

The Blacksburg Women’s Club will present The Distinguished Young Women of Blacksburg 2017 Scholarship Program on Saturday March 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Blacksburg High School. More...

Gaffney sophomore nominated for the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Destiny Wilkins, a sophomore at Gaffney High School is a Delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Ma. on June 29-July 1, 2016.  More...

SOUP LUNCH - Altrusa International of Gaffney hosted their 11th Annual Soup Fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 26 at First Baptist Church Family Life Center. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Bennett

Co-owner of Bennett Homes

Gaffney, SC — Betty Jo Campbell Bennett, 76, of 1200 Briarwood Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at her residence. More...

Lt. C. Doug Whitaker, served 25 years with the Gaffney Police Dept.

Gaffney — Lt. C. Douglas Whitaker, 50, of Gaffney went home to be with the Lord on March 2, 2016.  More...

Mary Lamb, retired from Norma’s Truck Stop

Gaffney, SC — Mary Pennington Lamb, 74, of Westwinds Village, Apt. More...

National News

Teacher resigns over nude selfies

(AP) — A high school teacher says she forgives the teenager who took her cellphone, found a nude picture and shared it on social media, even though she lost her job and was harassed as a result. More...

And the Oscar(s) go to ...

Winners will receive their awards at KNOW(2) banquet March 17

KNOW(2) will roll out the red carpet March 17 for outstanding community volunteers when it holds the second annual “A Night at the Oscar(s).” The banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. More...

Felony DUI nets woman seven years

A North Carolina woman accused of causing a serious crash while impaired behind the wheel was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after entering a no-contest plea.  More...

Defendant not guilty by reason of insanity

A Circuit Court judge found a 25-year-old Gaffney man charged with arson and attempted murder not guilty by reason of insanity following a bench trial held Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

Local News

Early takers say new SAT 'wasn't so bad' and not so tricky - Free Access

JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press      More...

BPW budget includes pay raise for employees, but no rate hike

Manager Donnie Hardin will earn $162,000

Gaffney Board of Public Works employees will receive a 5 percent salary increase in the new fiscal year budget. More...

FCA banquet promises to be a fun, uplifting night for all

Tired of the cold of winter? Do gray gloomy days have you feeling the blues? If so, the Cherokee County Fellowship of Christian Athletes has got a cure for you. More...

Sports

POLICE REPORTS

n A Gaffney woman filed a police complaint after someone used her debit card number to make a large purchase at Walmart.  More...

Smoking cessation program designed with mothers-to-be in mind

Pregnant smokers in Cherokee County who quit smoking can earn vouchers to purchase diapers when their baby is born.  More...

Indians go for McTourney title

Ward off to hot start at the top of the Indian batting order

The Gaffney High baseball team has outscored their opponents by a whopping 29-7 in the first two games of the McDonalds of Gaffney Preseason Tournament.  Indians coach Jeff Osment thinks today’s championship game will be much closer. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

And the winner is ...

I did not watch the Oscars awards ceremony last week after coming to a conclusion many years ago that critics and academy members prefer an entirely different movie than my entertainment tastes.  Entertainment is the key word here. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The will of the people must prevail

Justice Scalia’s passing is no doubt a great loss to his family and to our country. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with his family. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Hillary Clinton’s war on whites

Hillary Clinton is sweeping the Democratic primaries across the South by capturing nearly all the black votes — a staggering 86 percent in South Carolina. She’s doing it with poisonous lies designed to stoke racial resentment.  More...

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