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“All The Best” wins Best Song of the Month

GHS senior hopes award will help open doors for his music career

Gaffney High School senior Will Shehan has won the Songwriter Universe’s December “Best Song of the Month” contest for his song “All The Best.” More...

Learning to delegate

Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of columns by Lifestyles Editor Abbie Sossamon on her wedding planning experience.   More...

COPS NIGHT OUT

COPS NIGHT OUT – The deputies and Sheriff Steve Mueller from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office had the night off a couple of weeks ago to attend fellow officer Alison Howard’s we More...

Obituaries - Free Access

C. W. (Bill) Shaw, Jr.

April 4, 1925 – December 16, 2017  Hudson, Fla. — C. W. (Bill) Shaw, Jr., 92, of 12900 Peeble Beach Circle, passed away after a brief illness on December 16, 2017.  More...

Alton Blanton

Gaffney, S.C. — Thomas Alton Blanton Sr., 87, of 168 Blanton Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Mary Black of Gaffney.  More...

Fred Mullis

Lancaster/Gaffney- Mr. Fred Worley Mullis, died December 19, 2017, and went to be with the Lord. He was born March 29, 1923 in Peachland, N.C., a son of the late Sampson Worley Mullis and Mary Ashe Horne Mullis.  More...

Other News

Pope prays for merciful final judgement for Cardinal Law

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis prayed Thursday for a merciful final judgment for Cardinal Bernard Law, presiding over the funeral rites for a man who epitomized the Catholic Church's failure to protect children from pedophile priests and its More...

National News

What's the smell?

Town residents find rotting moose parts

ARGYLE, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of a rural upstate New York town have found the source of a powerful stench plaguing them this fall: hundreds of pounds of rotting moose meat dumped along a road.  More...

Contract clause could stymie hospital’s plans to discontinue baby deliveries

Mary Black Health System Gaffney will no longer provide scheduled, inpatient labor and delivery services after March 31, 2018. More...

EMS stalemate could translate into tax hike

Residents in Cherokee County might see an increase in property taxes to foot the bill for emergency medical services. More...

KNOW(2) director resigns; Swayngim named interim boss

The Executive Committee of KNOW(2)’s Board of Directors accepted Executive Director Robin Reed’s resignation Tuesday. “KNOW(2)’s success the last several years is due in no small part to Robin’s passion and drive. More...

Local News

Cleanups, investigations continue at Bethel, peach shed fire scenes

Recovery and renovations from a massive Thanksgiving Day fire remain ongoing at a local church as it heads into the Christmas holiday, though the church pastor says his congregation is healing from the loss.  More...

MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS — Shiane Hopkins presents a box of chocolate-covered cherries to a Peachtree Centre nursing home resident Wednesday evening. More...

Plans for trail outlined at meeting

A public interest meeting was held Tuesday night for the proposed Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail that will extend from Chesnee to Kings Mountain National Military Park.  More than 50 people from Gaffney, Blacksburg, Chesnee and Spa More...

Sports

Local prep stars put pen to paper

A pair of local Shrine Bowl selections realized their dreams to play Division I college football Wednesday during the first-ever national early signing period.  More...

(Twin) brothers up in arms on mat

Dan Grellman grew up in competition with his twin brother, Johnathon.  The sibling rivalry was renewed Wednesday on the wrestling mat at Burns High, the twins alma mater  Dan is the first year coach at Gaffney, while Johnathon coaches the B More...

Wildcats fall to Spartanburg Christian, Lewisville, but will get star back

After back to back losses this week to Spartanburg Christian and Lewisville, the Blacksburg boys basketball team needed some good news.  And, they received some with the announcement that point guard Elijah Rodgers was returning after a nagging More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Early signing day is a good idea

Christmas came early for college football fans this year. Three Cherokee County high school football stars joined hundreds of athletes nationally in making their college destinations official Wednesday when the first-ever early signing period opened. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Politics of tax reform depends on salesmanship of Trump

Many Democratic political leaders have convinced themselves that the Republican tax reform bill will be a great boost for the Democrats in next year’s midterm elections. They could be right, but the outcome is far from certain. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Tax reform, a Christmas gift to the American people

My story is no secret. I grew up in a single-parent household in North Charleston. My mom worked 16-hour days as a nurse’s aide to provide for my brother and me. At times, we had to use the oven to heat the house. More...

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