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NYT bestselling author to visit Gaffney library Thursday

William Morrow is thrilled to publish “By Invitation Only” (on sale: May 15; hardcover price: $27.99), a funny, sharp, and deeply empathetic novel of two very different worlds—of limousines and pick-up trucks, caviars and pigs, skys More...

Limestone College chorus leaves for 8-Day concert tour of Germany

The Limestone College and Community Chorus departed from campus on Sunday, May 13, to perform during a tour of Germany.  More...

Charity fashion show being held at museum Sunday

The Divas and Desserts charity fashion show benefitting the Cherokee Children’s Home will be held Sunday, May 20. The runway show begins at 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brandon “B” Harrill

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Betty Sanders

Gaffney — Betty Hughey Sanders, 74, formerly of 706 Railroad Avenue, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Albert Jones Hughey and Edna David Hughey. More...

Frances Mott Covington

SHELBY – Frances Mott Covington, age 86, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at her residence. She was born on August 9, 1931 in Cherokee County, South Carolina to the late Horace and Carrie Mott. More...

Local News

A REAL FISH STORY

Gaffney’s middle school fishing team, above left, finished first overall in the state for the season. More...

School budget shows $2.6 million spending increase, but holds the line on taxes

Cherokee County School Board members are holding off on a tax increase to close a large deficit in next year’s $74.9 million budget. More...

NEVER MISSED A DAY

Blacksburg High seniors Thomas Emory (left) and Markavius Strother (middle) and Gaffney High senior Grayson Jolly were recognized Monday by the school board for graduating with 12 years of perfect attendance. More...

Sports

Weather has spring game up in the air

The Gaffney High football team will play its annual spring game as usual.  Just when it will happen is up in the air because of weather concerns.  The game was supposed to be played on Thursday. More...

Jones interviews for his position

Committee begins interviews this week for GHS head basketball coach

The current Gaffney High football coach interviewed Tuesday to stay the Gaffney High football coach.  Dan Jones appeared before the search committee Tuesday morning.  The school district has received several applications for the position. More...

Blacksburg Wildcats making progress in preparation for 2018 season

Blacksburg head coach Drew Chisholm feels his football team has made good progress in spring practice. Coaches plan to evenly split the Wildcats varsity into two separate teams Friday for a 6 p.m. spring game. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Like these girls would care anyway

Have you ever had a mouse in your house? More...

THEIR VIEW

Don’t let state become dumping grounds

The stalled train load of human sewage sludge from New York City was too palpable to be a mere metaphor for bad public policy.  For more than 60 days the stench made life in the small Alabama town of Parrish a misery until the load of 10 million More...

STAR PARKER

Draining the food stamp swamp

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is high on the Republican list of programs targeted for reform — and justifiably so. More...

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