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Obesity rate among local childen down from last year, but just barely

Fewer Cherokee County elementary students were considered overweight and obese in the most recent results from a 4-year research project sponsored by the state health department.  More...

LifeStyles

The Passion is in right now

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kristie Camp’s Gaffney High School English III students participated in a project-based learning experience that focused on journalism and First Amendment freedoms. More...

Annual Boot Strap Award presented to “The Champion”

There are more than 200 eighth graders promoted to Gaffney High from Ewing Middle School who know what that old saying “pulling yourself up by your boot straps” means. More...

Socio-economic change tests Southern family in author’s second novel

With an MBA in hand, young Volly Brunson returns to her hometown of Parkersburg, S.C., resolved to rescue her family’s struggling textile firm. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Norris

Mr. Robert Lee Norris, age 69, of 2311 Whelchel Road, Mooresboro, North Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Monday night, June 13, 2016, at 11:30 p.m. at Hospice of Wendover, Shelby, North Carolina.  More...

Ron Boughman

Gaffney, SC — Ronald Alan Boughman, 66, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center .  More...

Betty Blanton

Gaffney, SC — Betty (Nana) Ruth Henderson Blanton, 86, formerly of 1321 Cherokee Avenue, where she lived most of her life, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 11, 2016.  More...

Columns

LETTERS

Not a true picture  Dear Editor:  This letter is written in reference to your article on Page 2A in the June 10, 2016 edition. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

No, President Obama, Americans don’t need to examine themselves

President Obama’s predictable reaction to the latest heinous, unprovoked terrorist massacre of innocent citizens on American soil would be embarrassing if it weren’t so disgraceful. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Looking from the other side of fatherhood

Father’s Day was first celebrated in 1910 when Sonora Smart Dodd told her pastor that fathers should have a holiday similar to mothers.  As I thought about my column for today, I first considered rerunning a column I wrote a couple of mont More...

Little wins Dist. 3 seat; runoff in Dist. 6

Voters in Tuesday’s Republican Party Primary sent a familiar face back to Cherokee County Council but it will take a runoff to decide the other contested council race.  After being ousted four years ago, Quay Little has returned to his Dis More...

Decision on would-be candidate coming soon

Mark Chandler will likely learn today (Wednesday) if he will appear as a mayoral candidate on the city’s August ballot.  More...

Suspect nabbed after brief chase

City of Gaffney police conducted a short manhunt Monday morning after a Gaffney man allegedly fled from a police officer and then ditched a vehicle on West Rutledge Avenue.  More...

Local News

School trustees take a 20 percent pay cut

Cherokee County school trustees unanimously voted to cut their own pay by 20 percent Monday, shortly after approving a $71.1 million budget that contains no tax increase.  Trustees used $548,602 from the district’s reserves to balance the More...

THIS GOES HERE

Cherokee County elementary school students switch sensors in a robot before an activity Tuesday during a robotics camp held by KNOW(2) at Gaffney High. More...

Voters can decide recreation spending

Cherokee County Council sent a clear message Monday that it intends to follow through on improving the recreational opportunities for its citizens.  Now it’s up to voters in November to do the same.  More...

Sports

Indians face first passing league test

Gaffney coaching staff excited to evaluate quarterbacks, wideouts and DBs

Quarterbacks, wideouts and defensive backs will get their chances to showcase their talents when the Gaffney Indians open their passing league season Thursday at Crest High.  Four to five schools, including Shelby and Burns, are expected to atte More...

AMERICAN LEGION WRAPUP

Wright’s big blast keeps 109 perfect

Houston Wright celebrated his verbal commitment to the College of Charleston with a big 2-run blast to keep Post 109 unbeaten with a 6-4 road win at Inman on Tuesday.  In the top of the seventh, after Alex Raines reached on an error, Wright hit More...

POST 109 SENIOR PLAYER PROFILES

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Inside Report

What’s the future for payday loans?

One of the few lending options available to the poor may soon evaporate if a new rule proposed June 2 goes into effect.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the rule with the aim of eliminating what it called ‘debt tr More...

Other News

Martha Stewart gets into meal kit business

NEW YORK (AP) — Cooking like Martha Stewart is about to get easier.  The home goods mogul and cookbook author is getting into the fastgrowing meal kit business. More...

National News

Complicated picture emerges of Orlando nightclub shooter

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A complicated picture has emerged of 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who opened fire in a gay Orlando nightclub. The attack left 49 dead and dozens more wounded in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More...

FBI investigating whether Orlando killer was a club regular

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The FBI is investigating reports that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen had been a regular at the gay nightclub he attacked and had used gay dating apps, a U.S. official briefed on the case said Tuesday.  More...

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