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College using city A-Tax funds to upgrade bathrooms

The biggest recipient of the city’s Accommodations Tax money plans to spend the funds to upgrade restrooms at Fullerton Auditorium.  Limestone College plans to use the $20,000 in A-Tax money to remodel and install handicapped-accessible re More...

LifeStyles

Seeing spirits?

CHAPS hosting popular Ghost Walk as part of Rev War Weekend

In celebration of the Revolutionary War Weekend, spirits of locals from the war period, such as Hannah Goudelock, Hannah Echols McBee and Agatha Bullock, return for a guided tour of the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum with short walking excur More...

Museum holding annual raffle

Each year the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum holds a raffle to raise money for operating expenses. This year’s raffle item is a Springfield Armory XDS-9MM with holster, magazine holder and carrying case.  More...

Gaffney AAUW to celebrate 90th anniversary

The Gaffney Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will celebrate its 90th anniversary Monday, October 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Harvey S. Peeler Jr Academic Building on the Gaffney Campus of Spartanburg Community College.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack Allison

Gaffney, S.C. — Judge Jack Miller Allison of 722 W. Smith Street, Gaffney, S.C., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 25, 2017 at his residence. More...

Amber McConnell

5/8/1989 – 9/26/2017  Spartanburg, S.C. — Amber Lynn Dock Mc- Connell, 28, passed on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Theodore Littlejohn

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Other News

Donkey mistakes orange car for giant carrot, takes a $6,800 bite

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ordered a donkey's owners to pony up 5,800 euros ($6,800) to the driver of a pricey McLaren sports car to cover damage caused when the animal chomped the backside of the vehicle.  More...

National News

FDA OKs continuous blood sugar monitor without finger pricks

U.S. regulators have approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor for diabetics that doesn't need backup finger prick tests.  Current models require users to test a drop of blood twice daily to calibrate, or adjust, the monitor.  More...

If you can’t sell it, give it away

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to justify $45 for an ordinary black cotton T-shirt, but the customer at a store in Washington D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood does so without question. More...

Family, friends and police honor life of slain youngster - Free Access

Witnesses to any crime are implored: "If you see something, say something."

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Mark Huff honored at GHS homecoming - Free Access

In a surprise announcement, Gaffney High named the basketball court in honor of longtime coach Mark Huff. More...

ONCE AGAIN A NO-SHOW; WON’T GET COUNTY A-TAX MONEY

Where are Peach Festival officials?

It appears the South Carolina Peach Festival won’t be dipping into the county’s Accommodations Tax coffers, either.  Cherokee County Accommodations Tax Committee Chairman Jim Cook said the festival won’t receive county A-Tax fu More...

ONLINE POLL

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK

Do you agree with Gaffney and Blacksburg councils’ decision to ban smoking in public places and restaurants?  YES: 80% (246 votes) NO: 20% (63 votes) TOTAL VOTES: 309  THE NEW QUESTION   More...

Local News

FIRST TEE

County elementary students competed in the First Tee Life Skills & Golf Challenge at Cherokee National Golf Course Wednesday. More...

State’s SAT scores above national average; Cherokee’s slightly lower

Cherokee County student SAT scores lagged behind state and national averages on their first time taking the newest version of the college entrance exam.  South Carolina high school graduates scored above the national average on the SAT for the f More...

City, county land swap talks ‘informal’ so far

There have been some informal phone conversations but no face-toface talks between city and county leaders on the county’s proposal to swap properties with the city.  More...

Sports

Sarratt sharp in Gaffney win over Rock Hill - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com  More...

GUNNIN’ FOR GRIDIRON SUCCESS

Blacksburg standout waits turn to become big-play difference maker

The game seemed out reach after Blacksburg spotted Indian Land 24 points off turnovers in their first road contest this season. Kris Gunnin had different ideas. More...

Blacksburg takes short trip in hopes of first victory

Today, 7 p.m. — East Gaston High School, Mt. Holly, N.C. BLACKSBURG (0-5) VS. EAST GASTON (1-4) Blacksburg will take a short road trip tonight to represent the state in a non region game against East Gaston in Mount Holly, N.C. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Reality will always smack a frugal man in the face

There’s a huge difference between being frugal and being cheap.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

A tax cut that works for all Americans

When you hear the phrase “corporate tax cut,” what do you picture? Middle-class workers, or Uncle Moneybags, the character from the Monopoly board game?  Probably the latter, unfortunately. More...

STAR PARKER

An irresponsible Susan Collins blocks serious heath care reform

With Maine Senator Susan Collins announcing her opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill to reform Obamacare, she has slammed the door on this latest Republican effort to address our health care crisis.  I’m just able to muster up one word to 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?