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LifeStyles

Local nurse saves premature baby’s life

Ann Gordon knew she wanted to be a nurse when she was just 17 years old.  But she never imagined how her career would so greatly impact the lives of one Cherokee County family.  More...

FLAG DAY

Members of the Broad River Leathernecks Marine Corps League raised a new flag during the City of Gaffney’s annual Flag Day Ceremony held June 10. More...

Local author to host event for upcoming book release

Books, Brunch, & Discussions is a free event celebrating the release of “Shattered but not Broken,” a novel by Beverly N. Vercher. This event will be held on June 25 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Spartanburg Marriott, 299 N. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ralph Garner

Gaffney, SC — Ralph Foster Garner, 94, of 304 Lakeshore Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Al Kovelesky

Gaffney, SC — Albert Charles Kovelesky, 79, of 131 Cooper Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg.  More...

A. D. Scruggs

Gaffney, SC — A. D. Scruggs, 98, of 122 Noble Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at his residence.  More...

State News

Judge asks if defense wants to move church shooting trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge wants to know if attorneys for Charleston church shooting defendant Dylann Roof will ask that the trial be moved from Charleston.  U.S. More...

National News

Lin-Manuel Miranda leaving ‘Hamilton’ July 9; vows to return

NEW YORK (AP) — The news that no die-hard “Hamilton” fan — or anyone who hasn’t seen the Broadway smash yet — wants to hear has arrived: Lin-Manuel Miranda, its creator and star, is leaving the show this summer. More...

Man seized by Disney gator in ‘86 horrified for boy’s family

HEBRON, N.H. More...

Sheriff: Charges unlikely after 2-year-old killed by gator

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. More...

Burglar gets 15-year sentence

A Chesnee man facing the possibility of life without parole entered into a plea agreement Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court that ended with a 15-year prison sentence instead.  More...

Gaffney will keep would-be mayor candidate off ballot

A legal opinion supports the city’s ruling to keep a mayoral candidate off the August ballot for failing to pay his filing fees on time, a source said.  City officials initially ruled that Mark Chandler would not appear on the ballot after More...

Belue, Taylor each earn in the $80K range; new Blacksburg boss gets $60K

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a 3-part series that focuses on contracts and salaries of administrators of various public agencies.)   Holland Belue is serving as acting and assistant Cherokee County administrator, but he gets only More...

Local News

Former employee sues BPW, says utility claims he was under the influence of alcohol on the job

The Gaffney Board of Public Works has been named in a civil lawsuit by a former employee who claims he was discriminated against because of his age and a perceived disability.  In addition, Joel Kim Brannon claims he was defamed and subjected to More...

Investment paying off for school district

In less than two months, the Cherokee County School District has earned $83,525 from its participation in a local government investment pool.  More...

Trustees study proposals to make some school campuses more secure

New security fences and interior door locks could be added on Cherokee County school campuses.  The school board was presented with ideas by architects Monday for additional fencing to close open areas where students travel on school campuses. More...

Sports

Belue to showcase skills for national team

It hasn’t taken long for college coaches to learn what Gaffney fans already knew about second baseman Faith Belue—the rising junior can really play the game.  Belue has been selected to play in the Under Armour Softball Factory World More...

Post 109 sweeps doubleheader

Not even Mother Nature can stop the Post 109 senior team.  After winning by forfeit in the first game of the doubleheader, Jake Moore and Chad Williams didn’t allow a run in a rain-shortened 4-0 win over Union Post 22 on Tuesday.  The More...

POST 109 SENIOR PLAYER PROFILES

Joseph Mabry   More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This one was a no-brainer

Sometimes a bill making its way through the state legislature seems like a no-brainer — that it makes so much sense to a common person of normal critical faculties that its passage should be uncontested.  Unfortunately, there are some folk More...

Tech industry, not politics, shows pathway to bright future

The 2016 edition of the Bloomberg Technology Conference was, as expected, a wonderfully inspiring event. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Zika’s nasty facts

This week, mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika start biting in Florida, the Gulf States, and Southern California. It’s the “virus from hell,” warns Peter Hotez, Dean of Baylor University’s School of Tropical Medicine. More...

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