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$4.1 million gift from Richardson Foundation will fund athletic center

Among the improvements at the athletic facilities will be a statue of Prevatte, along with plaques that will tell his story for generations to come. The statue will be located near the football practice facility located off Leadmine Street.  More...

LifeStyles

Magnolia Debutante Club presents nine at annual ball

The Magnolia Debutante Club of Spartanburg presented nine young ladies at the annual ball Saturday, April 14, at the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg. Anna Ellis Burnett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Sports

'I climb for all women': Single mom plans 9th Everest summit - Free Access

Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn't have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times. More...

Gaffney golfers finish second at prestigious tournament

Gaffney golf coach Brandon Coggins knows what it takes to beat 4-time defending state champion Boiling Springs.  Unfortunately, the Indians didn’t follow   Coggins instructions in finishing second to the Bulldogs at this weekend&rsquo More...

Indians snap losing streak

The Gaffney High baseball team waved good-bye to its 7-game losing streak.  Barely.  Byrnes rallied to tie the game with two runs in the top of the seventh before the Indians plated a run in the bottom of the frame to escape with a hard-fou More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Living the dream

If I’m not at work, you can find me at home. And if I’m not at either of those places, I’m either running errands or maybe playing a round of golf.  That’s it. Pretty routine stuff.  More...

OUR VIEW

Bob Prevatte was much more than a football coach

I was one of the privileged few who had the honor to play football for Coach Bob Prevatte.  To this day, some 50 years later, I can tell you there is not a person on the face of this earth for whom I have more respect.  More...

THEIR VIEW

The census and immigration: Ask the question

In a saner age, adding a question about an individual’s citizenship status to the decennial U.S. Census would be the most unremarkable thing in the world. The only understandable reaction might be, “What took you so long?”  More...

And the Blacksburg High stadium came down... - Free Access

Blacksburg High football stadium was demolished Monday morning after 46 years. Here is a video from The Gaffney Ledger recording footage as a bulldozer tears sections of the Blacksburg stadium down. More...

Limestone College gets record donation in honor of legendary Coach Bob Prevatte

Not many people get a $4.1 million birthday present. But then, not many people have meant as much to so many as has Coach Bob Prevatte. More...

Local News

CHAPS wants county to help fund expansion

A request from the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS) seeking funds for its latest addition to its museum highlights today’s light Cherokee County Council agenda.  A CHAPS official will present a request to help fund phas More...

RED SKY AT NIGHT...

Katie Sossamon Howell captured this gorgeous sunset Thursday in the Cherokee Creek community. More...

Interviews for county boss set to start Tuesday

The first round of interviews for the vacant Cherokee County administrator post will begin Tuesday.  Cherokee County Interim Administrator Bill Blanton said Cherokee County Council could interview as many as five candidates who were selected by More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Deacon Calvin Dawkins

Deacon Calvin Steve Dawkins, age 69, of 311 U.S. Highway, 221 A, Lot 2, Forest City, North Carolina, husband of Mrs. Betty Gaston Dawkins, answered the Master’s call on Thursday afternoon, April 12, 2018, at 12:30 P.M. at his residence.  More...

Becky Dover

Gaffney, SC - - Becky Wright Dover, 54, of 770 Lowry’s Road, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at her residence.   Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Wright and Frances Coyle Wright. More...

Thomas Turner

Thomas Patrick Turner Jr. FAIA, age 92, moved on peacefully April 9, 2018 in Charlotte NC. More...

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