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Council approves purchase agreement for veterans nursing home even though no site has been selected

County officials insist they are still looking at multiple sites but that didn’t stop them from approving a purchase/sale land agreement for the proposed veterans nursing home. More...

LifeStyles

Meals on Wheels receives grant

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels is a recipient of a community grant through Walmart. This $1,870 grant will go directly to feeding the elderly, disabled and homebound neighbors in Cherokee County. More...

Eat Smart, Move More Cherokee County to offer “Cooking Matters” workshops this fall

Program helps families make healthy meals at home on a budget

Cherokee County’s Eat Smart, Move More coalition, which is a part of the KNOW(2) initiative, is proud to announce they are hosting a second “Cooking Matters” workshop series at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney this fall.  More...

AAUW to meet Monday

Guest speaker Jim Hawkins will discuss the proposed Free Clinic of Cherokee County

Gaffney Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet Monday, September 12, at 12 p.m. at the House of Pizza on East Floyd Baker Boulevard.  The speaker for the luncheon will be James Hawkins. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tricia Treen Pedersen

Gaffney, S.C. — Tricia Treen Phillips Pedersen, 77, of 211 Ruth Drive, passed away on September 1, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Margaret Crowder

Blacksburg, S.C. — Margaret Webb Crowder, 83, of 144 Rock Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at her residence.  More...

Letters

This will bring out the best in people and make our city shine

Dear Editor:   I am here to say that I am a supporter of the arts. Whether it is music, theatre, dance, baseball or football, I believe they all command a high level of skill and artistic ability.  More...

Breaking News - 9/10/2016 7:23 AM

Blacksburg woman dies in accident, run over by her own vehicle - Free Access

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Blacksburg woman was killed Friday afternoon when she was run over by her own vehicle. According to Fowler, Martha L. More...

Breaking News - 9/9/2016 2:54 PM

SCAM ALERT - Free Access

SCAM ALERT _ One local business received a call from foreign-sounding man saying he was with Duke Power and that if the business did not pay a certain amount of money within the hour, the power would be turned off. Upon questioning, the man hung up. More...

Council briefed on deteriorating courthouse status

The Cherokee County clerk of court outlined numerous repairs and cleaning tasks for the maintenance-challenged Cherokee County Courthouse.  More...

Local News

HEAD-ON COLLISION

HEAD-ON COLLISION — Two people were taken to the hospital to be checked out following a Wednesday morning head-on collision at East Frederick Street and Hetty Hill Street. More...

Knuckles, Wray to be inducted

Knuckles Chapel Baptist Church Rev. Kerwin Wray and the late Rev. London C. Knuckles will be inducted into the local NAACP Hall of Fame during its 39th annual Freedom Fund banquet.  More...

GOODBYE

GOODBYE — The Gaffney Ledger family said goodbye to one of its members Thursday. More...

Sports

South Carolina, Mississippi State searching for offense - Free Access

DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer    Mississippi State's offense is a work in progress after a disjointed opening week performance. South Carolina can relate.  More...

No. 2 Clemson looks for win vs. Troy _ even if it's ugly - Free Access

PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer    CLEMSON, S.C. More...

At just 5' 7", Logan has torn up opposing defenses as if he's well over six-feet tall

Point out that at 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds Gaffney High wideout D.J. Logan is hardly considered a prototype wide receiver, and he smiles.  “I see it as an advantage,” Logan said.  You think?  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The worst power outage in the history of mankind

I have officially become one of them — an addict of modern technology. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Poverty inequality, and opportunity

Last week, I wrote about how our standard of living has grown much faster in recent decades than most people realize. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?