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Schools will see lots of changes this summer

Boxes lined the main hallway at Corinth Elementary this week as staff members continue their preparation after school hours to move out for a summer filled with renovation work in county schools.  More...

LifeStyles

Emma and Noah continue to be tops for baby names

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to baby names, Emma and Noah reign supreme.  And don’t name your daughter Isis.  For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah top the annual list of top baby names in the U.S., according to the Soc More...

BIRTH

Justin, Bethanie and Jake O’Connor of Gaffney announce the birth of their son and brother, Levi Ray, on April 27, weighing 8 lbs., 6 ozs.  Maternal grandparents are Shannon and Johnny Mullinax and the late James McKinney, all of Gaffney.&n More...

ENGAGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Fowler of Blacksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Leia Marie, to Thomas David Russ, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Phillips

Gaffney, SC — David Lewis Cline Phillips, 65, of 307 Lemmons Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Mary Black of Gaffney.  More...

Don Yeargin

Gaffney, SC — Donald Richard Yeargin, 76, of 175 Oak Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 9, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Jettie Hughes

Gaffney, SC — Jettie Garner Hughes, 86, of 4246 Wilkinsville Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at her residence.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A pending transaction that’s full of holes

How could this happen?  The United States of America just ain’t what it used to be.  To borrow a phrase from ‘The Music Man,” we got trouble…trouble my friends.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

At the heart of the community

Hospitals are more than a place where people go to heal, or to receive treatment when sick or injured. Hospitals are often at the very heart of their communities, contributing to physical, emotional and financial health.  More...

OUR VIEW

Sheriff Mueller collects a well-deserved honor

Frankly we don’t know why anybody would want this job.  Seems like someone is always calling to complain about this or that and there is the occasional confrontation, most of which, thankfully, end peacefully.  And sometimes there&rsq More...

Breaking News - 5/11/2016 1:24 PM

New company coming to Cherokee County, creating up to 77 new jobs - Free Access

Hiring already underway.

COLUMBIA — Sioux Chief Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of rough plumbing fixtures, is establishing operations in Cherokee County, state officials announced.    More...

Trustees OK school lunch price increase

Parents should prepare to pay a little more for school meals when Cherokee County students return to school in August. More...

T-bridge repair among items on city council’s workshop agenda

The long-awaited makeover of the city’s historic T-bridge will be among the agenda items at this Friday’s Gaffney City Council long-range planning workshop. More...

Mueller named top sheriff

For his professionalism, dedication and resourcefulness, it was announced Monday that Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller has been named sheriff of the year by the South Carolina Sheriff ’s Association. More...

Local News

‘JA in a Day’ set for May 17

Junior Achievement and KNOW(2) have teamed up for “JA in a Day” May 17 at Limestone-Central Elementary.  KNOW(2) volunteers will spend the school day in three 5th-grade classes from 7:50 a.m. until 2:20 p.m. More...

POWs to be recognized at Memorial Day service

The Cherokee County Office of Veterans Affairs is looking for the community’s help in recognizing veterans who were prisoners of war during this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony planned for May 30 at 10 a.m. More...

Relay for Life kicks off Saturday with ‘Torch of Hope’ walk

Cherokee County Relay for Life will kick off Saturday, May 14 with the third annual Torch of Hope walk.  The torch walk will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Gibbs Cancer Center Gaffney. More...

Sports

Stating Their Case

Gaffney golfers advance to state tournament

Nothing was going to stop the Gaffney High boys golf team.  The pressure of playing on its home course, some bad shots on the back nine and competing against 2- time defending state champion Boiling Springs, the Indians dealt with them all and a More...

HOLE IN ONE

- Jimmy Randolph made a hole in one at Ball Mountain Saturday, May 8. The number 2 hole was playing 147.3 yards. Randolph used a Ping I-20 8 iron and Titleist ball. “All I can say it was a thing of beauty, this is the way it went down. More...

Marshall assistant tabbed as Saints new head football coach

An ex-NFL star will become the next Limestone head football coach.  Marshall University wide receiver coach Mike Furrey will be introduced today as the school’s new football coach at a morning press conference.  Furrey will replace Bo More...

Letters

LETTER

GHS says thanks to doctors and nurses

Dear Editor:  The Athletic Staff of Gaffney High School very much appreciates the doctors and nurses who volunteered their valuable time and abilities to making our free physicals for our athletes a success. More...

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