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Gaffney’s ‘A Classic Christmas Weekend’ features events for all

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun, and the City of Gaffney never fails to add to the bustling Christmas spirit with their annual Classic Christmas Weekend. Festivities for this year’s weekend will begin Dec. 2 and conclude Dec. More...

Food for Fines at the Cherokee County library

Exchange canned goods and other nonperishable foods for library overdue fines to help local food banks. Food for Fines at all Cherokee County Public Library locations will run from Dec. 5-10.  More...

Making spirits bright through Angel Trees

The Salvation Army’s much-anticipated Angel Trees are now in place at both entrances of Walmart in Gaffney, which can only mean that Christmas is officially just around the corner.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wayne Elder

Gaffney, S.C. — Billy Wayne Elder, 70, of 702 W. Smith Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Stephanie Tikita Foster

Conyers, Ga. — Graveside Service for Ms. Stephanie Tikita Foster, 58, a native of Gaffney, S.C. will be conducted on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 241 Ebenezer Road, Gaffney, SC 29430. More...

Horace Bridges

Reverend Horace Bennett Bridges, Sr., 73, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.  More...

State News

Haley, McMaster being considered

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's lieutenant governor says a member of Donald Trump's transition team has asked if he's interested in being attorney general.  Henry McMaster also says he's been told that South Carolina Gov. More...

Gov. Nikki Haley announces statewide prayer vigils

“We know how to have compassion...we are one state, one people”

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians prepare for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, Governor Nikki Haley announced a day of prayer vigils throughout the state on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  More...

‘Project Autumn’ to bring ‘lot of excitement’

Cherokee County Council is expected to pass second reading Monday of a tax break package for a new industry. More...

AIR QUALITY DANGER

If you can smell smoke, the exposure is real

Much of the Upstate, including Cherokee County, was placed under a health alert Thursday as air quality was downgraded to “unhealthy” as a result of ongoing wildfires in North Carolina that continue to spew smoke this way.  While air More...

Local News

Rec officials have no one to blame but themselves for referendum failure, council chairman says

Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer would like to build a new recreational facility but the money won’t be coming out of the pockets of county taxpayers.  Spencer said taxpayers rejected a referendum that would have increased fund More...

TUB TIME

Blacksburg Primary School student Jayven Dasher camps out in a tub with a book Thursday while enjoying some quiet reading time.The reading areas are part of teacher efforts to create fun place where y More...

Each school will get up to $15,000

Six county schools receive grants to provide fruits and vegetables for students to snack on

Students in six Cherokee County elementary schools will snack on fresh fruits and vegetables in their classrooms this year.  More than $70,000 will be distributed to Alma, B.D. More...

Sports

Indians win OT thriller - Free Access

On their drive in double overtime, the Gaffney Indians were looking to end it. The Indians needed a touchdown to propel them to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs with a victory over No. More...

Carolina tops Western Carolina - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Clemson earns spot in ACC title game - Free Access

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — No. 5 Clemson didn't let its first loss turn into two. Instead, the Tigers wrapped up one championship, assured themselves of playing for another — and made a case for a shot at the biggest one of all.  More...

Letters

Parson’s Pantry reaches $55,000 goal, says thanks

Dear Cody:   We are so grateful to you and your staff for the excellent work you did in covering our “5th Annual Parson’s Pantry Jubilee Walk,” in and around Gaffney.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The post-election stumbling continues

It’s been more than a week since the election and I still can’t wait for it to end. I thought the headaches would go away on the evening of Nov. 8, (or early Nov. 9) when a winner was decided. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

America reveals strong, growing Republican Party

Political journalists totally dismissed the possibility of a victory by Donald Trump because they were looking in the wrong direction. Too many of them look to Washington, DC to explain what’s happening in America. More...

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