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Police searching for man who robbed downtown bank
Police are searching for a man responsible for robbing a North Granard Street bank Monday afternoon.
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Friday morning accident
Staff writer Tim Gulla was on the scene of this Friday morning wreck on South Granard Street at Willis Plaza and shot this video.

Local News

A tidy profit, to say the least

The county has profited nicely from the sale of the Peachtree Centre.  The county has raked in $11.5 million from the December 2015 sale of the property to New York-based MFI Healthcare LLC.  That’s a $2.5 million increase from the $9 More...

Council will hold second readings on tax breaks for two companies

Sewer grant will also be discussed

Second reading of tax breaks for two yet to be announced economic development projects highlight’s today relatively light Cherokee County Council agenda. More...

TALK TO ME

KNOW(2) volunteer Cassie Parker, left, and Parents of Preschoolers teacher Libby Thomas demonstrate a language environment analysis tool (LENA) used in home visitation with 40 families to monitor the number of words spoken in a “Talk to Me&rdqu More...

Sports

Falling a few inches short

The Gaffney Indians racked up 432 yards of total offense, but needed at least a foot more in a 35-33 loss at T.L. More...

Injuries leave Gaffney defense hurting

One of the most anticipated changes this season was Gaffney’s defense switch from the 4-3 to 3-4 scheme. More...

Gaffney offense racks up passing yards, but running attack struggles

The Gaffney offense generated 432 yards Friday against T.L. Hanna. But offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn wants the bar even higher.  “We need to execute better on offense,” Littlejohn said. More...

National News

Jerry Lewis, remembered for telethons, Nutty Professor, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, 91, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the ti More...

Parties organized to watch, celebrate rare solar eclipse - Free Access

The Cherokee County Public Library and Limestone College will host solar eclipse viewing parties Monday at which local residents can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights. More...

Election drawing little interest

The special election to fill the unexpired term of Rufus Foster generated a lot of controversy but apparently not much interest.  Only about 20 people have cast absentee ballots ahead of the Tuesday, Sept. More...

LifeStyles

Make-ahead breakfasts for busy school days

(Family Features) When the school year rolls around, switching from pool to school means finding simpler ways to kick off the day with healthy and nutritious options.  More...

HEY PARENTS!

Send us your child’s ‘First Day of School’ photos

Cherokee County schools begin the 2017-2018 school year Tuesday, August 22, and we want to see your child(ren)’s first day of school photos! Include names of those pictured, school attending and grade. More...

Beach Blast in Kings Mtn.

Kings Mountain, N.C.: The water, the sand, the sun, the music and the fun – that’s life along the Grand Strand. On Saturday, August 26, Kings Mountain, N.C. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George Richardson

BLACKSBURG — George David Richardson, 69, of 819 Bridges Road, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at his residence.  More...

Elizabeth Wilson

GAFFNEY — Elizabeth Branom Wilson, 94, formerly of Mills Street, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 18, 2017, at Peachtree Centre.  Born in Sheffield, Ala., she was the widow of the late Charles Winston Wilson and daughter of More...

Virginia Harris

BOILING SPRINGS — Virginia “Gin” Hogue Harris, age 80, died Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Funeral service was held Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Boiling Springs Baptist Church. More...

Columns

LIBERTY BELLE

Workers benefit from business tax cuts

Left-wing political groups are staging street protests and running television ads to defeat President Trump’s proposed corporate tax cut. If they succeed, the big losers will be anyone hoping for a raise or looking for a better job. More...

THEIR VIEW

Let the facts lead the way

Nearly 1,000 people are fatally shot by police in the United States annually, but no one knows exactly how many — or more importantly why. More...

IT’S JUST ME

I can wait a couple more days; ouch!

I knew that toe was going to be trouble. It was a couple of days before I was supposed to go away for a long weekend of golfing in the mountains. The big toe on my left foot started acting up. More...

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Do you agree with Blacksburg and Gaffney councils’ decision to ban smoking in public places and restaurants? (See the entire ordinance on Page 3 in the Wednesday, August 8 edition of The Gaffney Ledger)