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Commission remains undecided on proposed millage for new facility

At a recent meeting with the Cherokee County Recreation District commissioners, Cherokee County Acting Administrator Holland Belue drummed home one message — the commissioners must settle on a millage rate increase that voters will approve.&nbs More...

LifeStyles

Everything is peachy

Scenes from first festival weekend

  South Carolina Peach Festival board member Christy Paysour (left) keeps an eye on the competition in a peach-eating contest Friday against Kirby Memorial Baptist Church senior pastor Will Vergara and YMCA CEO Mike Goforth. More...

Sports

Post 109 swings into action after bye

AMERICAN LEGION STATE PLAYOFFS Post 109 hopes rust isn’t a factor in series

It’s been 10 days since the Post 109 senior team stepped on the diamond to play a meaningful game.  The players will return Tuesday when they host either Fort Mill or Greenville in the first game of the best of five second round playoff se More...

After game 1 win, Post 109 jrs. eliminated from playoffs

The season came to an end too soon for the American Legion Post 109 junior team on Thursday.  Sylas Wood had a big three-run triple but it wasn’t enough as Rock Hill won 10-7 in the third and deciding game of the best of three opening roun More...

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS

Mitchell Duval won the Carolina Speedway (Gastonia) River Wars, following in his father’s (Mike Duvall, The Flintstone Flyer) footsteps with a successful dirt track racing career.   More...

National News

Soda maker's campaign drinks: Trump Tonic and Hillary Hooch - Free Access

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut soft drink company is hoping to add a little pop to this year's presidential election by releasing two specialty sodas named for the presumptive nominees.  More...

World champion cable car bell-ringer crowned

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Leonard Oats wowed the crowd with a bell-ringing rendition of Michael Jackson’s song “Bad” and took home a giant trophy, a stack of cash, lots of Ghirardelli chocolate and a fair amount of bragging rights for his More...

Shooting of Dallas officers spurs acts of kindness to police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Dallas shooting that killed five officers has spurred an outpouring of support for police, not only in Texas but hundreds of miles away. More...

Alleged gunman sought

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a Blacksburg man wanted in connection with a July 5 shooting incident on Eastview Drive in Gaffney. More...

Sunday alcohol sales ordinance on city agenda

Gaffney City Council will consider an ordinance today (Monday) that would allow for Sunday sale of alcohol.  That’s if voters approve the referendum.  At its previous meeting, council told its administrator to draft a Sunday alcohol s More...

WANT TO HONOR A LOVED ONE?

Every life is unique and deserves to be honored.  No matter how long a family member and longtime friend is in our life, it is not enough. Grief remains, regardless of how much time has passed since the last goodbye.  More...

Local News

Councilman wants extension on time for submitting bids

The county’s bid practices came under fire from a councilman on Tuesday.  Cherokee County Councilman Charles Mathis said during Tuesday’s meeting the county should extend the length of time companies have to submit bids.  More...

Deputies bring in bloodhounds to track fireworks thief

POLICE REPORTS

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies brought out their bloodhounds following the discovery of a burglary at a Cherokee Avenue fireworks business June 30. More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com. Beach, Blues and BBQ More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judy McDaniel

Gaffney — Judith Carver McDaniel, 55, of 159 Old McKown Farm Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at her residence.  Born in Waynesville, NC, she was the daughter of John Thomas Carver of Gaffney and the late Mildr More...

Salvador Dondiego

Salvador A. Dondiego, 56 of Spartanburg passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016.  Graveside services were held Friday, July 8, 2016 at White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. More...

Wanda Kay Ramsey

Gaffney, SC - - Wanda Kay Ramsey, 54, of 237 Carolyn Drive, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Ed Holmes and the daughter of the late Minnie Upchurch. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Keep closer watch on reapportionment

When South Carolina legislators redraw district boundaries every 10 years they are supposed to give consideration, among other things, to “not dividing county boundaries” according to rules the Senate used after the last census in 2010.&n More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Hillary: Guilty as not charged

It’s no mere academic question: Do we believe in the rule of law anymore? Are we a nation of laws or of men? The cherished idea of the rule of law in our system is about everyone’s being subject to the law in equal measure. More...

IT’S JUST ME

A country music phase

For me, country music is a matter of phases. I get into it for a while and then something happens to cause me to drift away from it for a while, and then I seem to navigate right back to it. More...

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