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Despite pleas from clergy, city council approves Sunday alcohol sales referendum

Pastor Billy Elder of Silica Springs Baptist Church said prior to Monday’s Gaffney City Council meeting that he was hoping to change hearts to oppose the controversial Sunday alcohol sales referendum.  In the end, though, he couldn’t More...

LifeStyles

CAVA announces exhibit winners

CAVA has announced the winners in its recent photography and ceramics exhibit which opened to coincide with the Peach Festival. Judges were Roger Painter and Jon Myers, both CAVA members who are professionals in their field. More...

The Cherokee County Veterans Park Committee needs your help

Each year the Veterans Park Committee prints a Veterans Day Book and encourages veterans and their families to submit their veteran's picture.  More...

“Lowcountry Book Club: A Liz Talbot Mystery”

Bestselling author Susan M. Boyer will host a book signing event at the Cherokee County Library

Who could have pushed Shelby Poinsett out her second-floor library window besides her husband? In USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning author Susan M. Boyer’s new novel “Lowcountry More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Floyd Martin

Gaffney, S.C. — Melford Floyd Martin, 92, of 207 E. Robinson Street, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at his home.   More...

Barry Barnhill

Gaffney, S.C. — Barry G. Barnhill, 72, of 1609 Old Post Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Jessica Morgan

York, S.C. — Jessica Rhiannon Morgan, 37, of 6 Oklahoma Street, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at her residence.  More...

Letters

LETTER

Would you rather see a historic fort or another house?

Editor’s Note: With Dr. Gray’s permission, CHAPS was provided a copy of this letter prior to publication. They submitted an article on their Fort Thicketty project and a picture of the structure. More...

Judge tosses teacher’s suit

A Circuit Court judge has upheld the Cherokee County School District’s decision to terminate a teacher, dismissing the teacher’s appeal of an Oct. 7, 2015, school board decision. More...

What kind of money are we talking about?

COMMUNITY MATTERS

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of analysis features regarding the proposed downtown performing arts center.) Almost $800,000 has been spent on the proposed Gaffney Performing Arts Center before the first nail has been driven. More...

Local News

Absentee precinct open Saturday for Aug. 9 election

Gaffney, Blacksburg and school board

The absentee voting precinct for the August 9 elections for Cherokee County School Board, City of Gaffney and Town of Blacksburg will open on Saturday, August 6, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. More...

CHAPS commemorates the liberation of Fort Thicketty

Built as a buffer between the Indian frontier and backcountry settlements in the mid-1700’s Fort Thicketty, as it came to be called, became the site of a standoff between Loyalist and Patriot forces in the American Revolution, resulting in the More...

Blacksburg Town Council plans reception for retiring member

Longtime Blacksburg Town Councilwoman Janie Wilson will be honored Thursday at a community reception held prior to the town’s regularly scheduled meeting.  The drop-in event is scheduled for 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Blacksburg Museum. More...

Sports

Shaq is a Gamecock, not that Gamecock

Gaffney’s Shaq Davidson is a Gamecock. No, not that Gamecock. Former South Carolina wide receiver Shaq Davidson signed this past Thursday with Jacksonville State, a Division I-AA school in Alabama. Jacksonville State has advanced to the Div. More...

New organic turf expected to be installed at The Reservation by Aug. 15

The new organic turf could be installed at The Reservation by the end of next week. “It should be done by Aug. 15, and it could be sooner if the weather cooperates,” Gaffney football coach Dan Jones said. More...

Coaches excited about new defense’s potential

Despite heavy graduation losses, Gaffney co-defensive coordinator Byrce Smiley grins widely when talking about this year’s unit. “I’m real excited about the potential of the unit,” Smiley said. More...

Columns

OUR VIEW

That road should not have been paved

Our story last week about the county paving a road that dead ends at the home of state representative Steve Moss underscores the need for the county to update its roads policy. Let us be clear — we believe Rep. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The key to harmony is understanding

If you haven’t experienced it, it’s impossible to completely understand it. That’s true of almost any circumstance you can imagine. More...

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