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Belk sale won’t affect staff here

Even though there is a new owner, don’t look for any big changes at Belk. The Charlotte-based department store chain was recently sold to a New York private equity firm for $3 billion. More...

Children’s home getting new playground

The children at the Cherokee Children’s Home will soon have a new place to play. Children’s Home official Judy Nix confirmed plans are under way to build a multipurpose facility adjacent to the home. Grading has begun on the site. More...

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LifeStyles

WHAT’S UP

Church events Metropolitan AME Zion Church will host Family and Friends Day on Sept. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. There will fun, games and food. Revival will begin Sunday More...

Sports

Nothin’ special

Special teams problems haunting Gaffney; poor coverage leads to 2 Cav scores

Unfortunately for the Gaffney Indians, there has been nothing special about their special teams. Special teams may account for only a handful of plays, depending on how a game progresses. More...

PREP SWIMMING

Covington leads Gaffney past York

Gaffney High boys and girls swim teams opened their Region III 4A conference schedule against rival York at Limestone College. The GHS girls claimed a 85-77 victory for their first win of the year. More...

Gaffney’s Shaq to miss season

South Carolina wideout Shaq Davidson’s sophomore season ended the same way his sophomore with Gaffney did: Sidelined with a knee injury. More...

Letters

LETTER

Dear Fellow Servant of Our Lord Jesus Christ: We need your prayer support and financial help for our 4th Annual Parson’s Pantry Walk. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Let’s see more of Hillary now, to see less of her later

Hillary Clinton shows signs of anger and desperation and pops out of her shell with shrill and extreme rhetoric. She should be nervous, with both the feds and rivals breathing down her neck. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What kind of recreational facilities do you want?

What are some of your fondest childhood memories of the summer months? I expect many of you think of family vacations at the beach. More...

Political Cartoon

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FIRE TRAINING

Members of the Grassy Pond Volunteer Fire Department, many of them officers with combined decades of experience in fire service, spent Saturday morning in Gaffney repeatedly putting out the same fire. More...

Huckabee to be guest of honor at wild game feast Oct. 22

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will be the guest speaker Oct. 22 for a wild game supper at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. More...

9 schools serving free meals

Nine Cherokee County schools are serving free breakfasts and lunches to all students through a federal program that involves areas with high poverty rates. More...

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Cherokee Masonry to be recognized by school

Cherokee Masonry will receive a coveted spirit stick Sept. 3 from student athletes when the SC School for Deaf and Blind celebrates the grand opening of its field house. More...

Relay exceeds goal

Though small in the general scope of things, every penny has value and counts nevertheless. After falling short last year of the campaign’s goal, Cherokee County Relay for Life participants met and exceeded benchmarks set earlier this year. More...

Man charged with burning girlfriend’s clothes

A Gaffney man was arrested Saturday evening, accused of burning his girlfriend’s clothing outside their residence after an alleged domestic dispute. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

LEOLA MANNING

Mrs. Leola Smith Manning, 70, or 122 Iris Lane, widow of Mr. Charles Manning, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2015, at Mary Black Health System — Gaffney. Daughter of the late Rev. More...

CHARLIE WISE

Charlie William Wise, 83, of Gaffney passed away Aug. 30, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. More...

WILLIAM RICHARDSON

William E Richardson, Sr. was born on Nov. 24, 1927 in Gaffney to James and Rosa Lee Richardson. He went home to be with his Savior on Aug. 25, 2015; he was 87 years young. A visitation was held Sunday, Aug.30, 2015. More...

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