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Peach Festival to hold Oktoberfest concert

Festival board striving to make positive impact year-round

The South Carolina Peach Festival will hold an Oktoberfest concert Oct. More...

Cat adopt-a-thon to be held Saturday

The Humane Society of Cherokee County will be participating in a fall adopt-a-thon Oct. 1 at Pet Sense in Gaffney. More...

BIRTH

Gayle C. and Matthew P. Peninger of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Lena Rose, on September 27.  Maternal grandparents are Sally and Wes Schwab of Blacksburg. Maternal great-grandparents are Nila and Wallace Conover of Wall, N.J. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Bonner

James Reginald “Backbone” Bonner, 55, of 504 Railroad Avenue, entered eternal rest on Thursday, September 29, 2016, in Mary Black Hospital- Gaffney.  Husband of Doris Black Bonner, he was born in Gaffney and was a son of the late Boo More...

Candi Austin

Ms. Candi Anna Austin, age 38, of 109 Kennedy Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Monday morning, September 26, 2016, at 1:19 a.m. at Mary Black Health Systems, Gaffney.  More...

Garland Mullinax

Gaffney, S.C. More...

State News

More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) —When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck.  More...

Abandoned golf courses create problems

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. More...

3 arrested in fire department burglary

Two young Gaffney men and a juvenile have been charged following a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the burglary and theft of thousands of dollars worth of rescue gear from a volunteer fire department.  More...

SCHOOL SALARIES

Six administrators earn more than $100,000 annually

About 450 Cherokee County School District employees will earn at least $50,000 during the 2016-2017 school year. Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore is one of six school administrators who earn more than $100,000. More...

Local News

Minor injuries in I-85 wreck but huge headaches

Fuel spill causes northbound lanes to be closed temporarily

A Tuesday evening accident involving two commercial vehicles on Interstate 85 at the height of rush hour resulted in a multi-mile traffic backup but thankfully no life-threatening injuries.  More...

Complex lighting project nearing completion

The lighting improvements will soon shine brightly at the Cherokee Ford softball complex.  New poles for the lights have been erected and the project should be complete in time for a tournament Oct. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Thief who stole items must have been a cat burglar

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a Lurecliff Road, Blacksburg, home, following a burglary report Sept. 24.  According to an incident report, a known subject allegedly entered a home in the 100 block between Sept. More...

Sports

Newcomers could decide who wins Ryder Cup - Free Access

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Welshman Jamie Donaldson had quite the debut in the Ryder Cup two years ago, though his rookie success wasn't enough to get him invited back.  More...

Gaffney rebounds with 30-20 win over Rock Hill - Free Access

For those fans curious how the Gaffney Indians would respond to their first loss of the season.  They didn’t wait long to get their answer. More...

Clemson holds off Louisville - Free Access

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had a simple message for his defense in facing Louisville star Lamar Jackson. "If he's Superman," Swinney told them, "we're going to be the kyrponite."  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The seeds came from Lewis Grizzard books

I’m not a morning person. When I glanced at my email late Monday morning, I groaned as Blacksburg Town Council scheduled an 8 a.m. meeting on Tuesday. More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Politics have failed: America will not

After observing, measuring and monitoring our nation’s dysfunctional political system for more than two decades, I have come to recognize that it is broken beyond repair.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Clinton’s failure at Foggy Bottom

Hillary Clinton boasts that her experience traveling to 112 countries as secretary of state qualifies her to be president. Don’t believe it.  More...

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