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City will use H-Tax money to fix roads

Gaffney City Council voted 4- 3 Monday to use 20 percent of its Hospitality Tax revenue to fix potholes and repair city roads. More...

OH DEER!

The top 20 states where you are most likely to strike a deer with your vehicle and the odds of that occurring: More...

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LifeStyles

BEATING THE REDCOATS:

Upstate Revolutionary War Weekend explores how the South won the battle for independence

Concord and Lexington may have been where America’s fight for freedom began, but the Revolutionary War was won in the fields and mountains of the Carolinas. More...

Miss Gaffney is bride of Mitchell Dillon Duvall

Loganlydia Gaffney and Mitchell Dillon Duvall, both of Gaffney, were married Saturday Aug, 16, 2014, at 5 p.m. at Buford Street United Methodist Church. The Rev.William Vergara officiated the ceremony. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Millwood – Spencer

Dan and Debbie Millwood of Blacksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna, to Daniel Spencer, son of Tim and Donna Spencer of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries

ElizabethVassyWhitmire, taught for 21 years in Union County Schools

UNION – Elizabeth Vassy Whitmire, 94, of 418 Jones Ford Road, Union, widow of William C. Whitmire Sr., passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Ellen Sagar Nursing Home. More...

SmithWood, founder and original board member of Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club

William Cabrick Smith Wood, 88, of 1414 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at his residence. More...

Jack Dean Howe

Jack Dean Howe, 88, of Gaffney, passed away Sept. 7, 2014, at his home. Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home is assisting the Howe Family. An online guest registry is available at shufordhatcherfuneralhome.com. More...

CLEARING A PATH

Looking to serve their community in other ways, members of the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department broke out their rakes and hedge clippers on Monday evening to clean up a sidewalk on West Pine Stre More...

POLICE FIND MORE STOLEN MERCHANDISE

Charge against school janitor upgraded

A larceny charge against a school custodian was being upgraded to grand larceny after a City of Gaffney police detective said he spent several hours at Charlotte pawn shops on Monday recovering more Cherokee County School District property. More...

South Carolina among top 10 ‘most likely to hit a deer’ states

When in traffic, be sure to keep an eye on those in front and behind you … and this time of year, what’s on the side of the road as well. More...

Local News

On the road again...

A leisurely walk is an adequate pastime for retired local pastor Ron Jackson, logging a mile each day with his wife, Karen. More...

Minister, college chaplain charged with cruelty to children

A local pastor ended up spending the night in jail after he was charged Monday by Gaffney Police with cruelty to children for allegedly striking a young family member in the face. More...

County authorizes construction of shooting range

Cherokee County Council on Monday night unanimously authorized the construction of a shooting range for law enforcement use on a remote section of the Cherokee County landfill property. More...

Sports

Roughin’ it

Indians looking for answers following worst start since 1975

The glimmer and glow of the Friday night lights has dimmed significantly over the past few weeks for Gaffney head coach Dan Jones, his team limping to an 0- 4 start, its first since 1975. "Want to trade jobs," the Indians head man joked. More...

Last year’s shellacking by Seminoles definitely on Clemson’s mind

Beatdown serving as motivation for Tigers ahead of this weekend’s trip to Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Clemson has not forgotten the debacle that took place against Florida State on its home turf last season. The Tigers were ranked No. 3 in the nation and the No. More...

WRAPPING UP WEEK 3

LEDGER LIVE SPORTS PLAYER OF THE WEEK Gaffney running back Jordon Shippy becomes the first 2-time recipient of the Ledger Live Player of the Week award, rushing 31 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns in the Indians’ 45-21 loss to Spartanbur More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Excitement builds with each step’

Ever heard of TATT? It stands for Ten at the Top, for the 10 Upstate counties, including Cherokee, that comprise Upstate South Carolina. It is a nonprofit organization created by business, government and non-profit leaders from those counties. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Lessons from Hugo

It’s been a quarter century since South Carolina felt the wrath of Hurricane Hugo, but it remains a defining moment for our state. Shortly before midnight on Sept. More...

Sports News

Poll

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