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Rec facility drawings unveiled

Cherokee County Recreation District officials recently got their first look at plans for a multi-million dollar indoor recreation complex. In the coming weeks, City of Gaffney and Cherokee County leaders will too. More...

LifeStyles

Local author to host book signing Thursday

Susan Rivers, author of “The Second Mrs. Hockaday,” will make stops at the Gaffney and Blacksburg libraries.

Award-winning playwright Susan Rivers makes a singularly impressive debut with her accomplished novel, “The Second Mrs. Hockaday,” about a teenage bride who must do whatever it takes to survive during the Civil War. More...

Carolina Debutantes honored during Opening Season Pink Tea

The Carolina Debutante Society’s Opening Season Pink Tea was held January 22 at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, marking the official beginning of their debutante season. More...

February events at the Cherokee County Library

Gaffney events Storytime Wednesdays (Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22) 10:30-11 a.m. and 3:30-4:15 p.m. We’re going themeless. Come for four weeks to experience new stories, songs, and crafts. Tween Time (ages 8 - 12) More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnny Campbell

Gaffney, S.C. — Johnny Clay Campbell, 81, of 134 Macedonia Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Doyle Price

Blacksburg — Doyle Marshall Price, 71, of 239 Dulin Road, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Kings Mountain Hospital. He is a veteran of the US Army, having served as a medic in Vietnam. More...

Freddie Whelchel

Gaffney, S.C. — James Frederick “Freddie” Whelchel, 63, of 356 Whelchel Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  More...

State News

Trump ban blocked, spokesman says Iranian woman back in US

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An Iranian engineer who had been blocked from returning to South Carolina by President Donald Trump’s travel ban against seven Muslim nations returned to the U.S. on Sunday, her employer said.  More...

National News

At a cool $250 million, L.A. mega mansion is priciest listing in U.S. - Free Access

Call it lifestyles of the ultra-rich: A new mega mansion up for sale in Los Angeles' exclusive Bel Air neighborhood comes with just about everything you could dream of. And for $250 million, it ought to. More...

City to discuss fountain repair

By LARRY HILLIARD  Ledger Staff Writer  larry@gaffneyledger.com  More...

MISS CHEROKEEAN PAGEANT

The 2017 Miss Cherokeean Pageant was held Saturday night at Gaffney High School. Thirty-five contestants from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes competed in three categories: interview, causal wear and formal wear. More...

Here’s your chance to win a Valentine’s Day prize package

Roses are red, violets are blue, does a chance to win Valentine’s Day prizes from local businesses sound good to you?  More...

Local News

20th annual Prom Bash at GHS set for April 21

Gaffney High hopes to achieve a safety milestone when students return home from celebrating their prom this year.  More...

ROCK ON!

Blacksburg Middle School geology students tour local quarry

Irbin Wilson still remembers a conversation with his first boss in high school when he arrived for a part-time job in a quarry.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

Numerous items were reported stolen following a Feb. 3 burglary on Burnt Gin Road.  More...

Sports

Wildcats drop first region game to St. Joseph’s

The Blacksburg boys basketball team stressed the importance of defense all season.  However, despite playing well on that end, you still need to score points.  The Wildcats struggled on that end of the court in dropping their first region g More...

A Mystikal Night

Gaffney senior makes eight three-pointers in romp over Bulldogs

To say that Gaffney’s Mystikal Tate was hot from 3-point range Friday night against Boiling Springs would be an understatement. More...

Kearse scores 15 to rally Limestone to 58-55 win over second-place King

The Limestone College women’s basketball team overcame a 15-point second half deficit with a pair of long rallies and then held on late to edge second-place King University 58-55 on Saturday.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

New governor means new hope for moped safety bill

Gov. Henry McMaster, now official successor to former Gov. Nikki Haley, will likely have a full slate moving forward.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Let’s hope the loony left keeps exposing itself

How deliciously ironic that the unhinged Democrats are fueling, not paralyzing, President Donald Trump and energizing, not intimidating, his supporters — whose numbers are growing. More...

IT’S JUST ME

That whole a.m. / p.m. thing can be confusing

The K Man was sick last week with some sort of mystery gastric / muscle kind of thing that became very painful. More...

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