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August 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Former GHS standouts hosting event

No matter where they are, Gaffney is not far from the minds of A.Z. Reid and Donald Sims. More...

Local News

Downtown nightclubs operating after hours

A Cherokee Avenue nightclub that was being targeted by law enforcement in the wake of several recent shooting incidents apparently decided not to fight. More...

Free health screenings for children Saturday

Ed Brown’s Rodeo, tax free shopping also on tap

With another S.C. Peach Festival now in the rear view mirror, it is again business as usual throughout Cherokee County. With that in mind, a pair of late summer mainstays take center stage on the community calendar. More...

Coppers in choppers looking for illegal crops

If you happened to notice a low-flying military helicopter above Cherokee County on Tuesday, there was no need to fear unless you happened to be the wrong kind of gardener. “We were doing a cannabis survey ... More...

Sports

Football is here!

The calendar says there’s at least six more weeks of summer, but the high school football season begins today with the start of preseason practice. Just minutes after daybreak, the Gaffney Indians jogged down the hill to the practice field. More...

Earls exceling in Arizona Rookie League

Blacksburg’s Kaleb Earls is turning some heads at the Arizona Rookie League. More...

Blacksburg focused on finding physical players to run schemes

Air mattresses were scattered around the Blacksburg High gym Thursday evening as football players spent the night before their first practice. More...

MURDER CASE

Police think Studyvance is in N.C.

Cherokee County investigators looking for a murder suspect are turning their attention to North Carolina. More...

Administrator highest-paid among Gaffney personnel

There’s no surprise who is the highest-paid city employee. Gaffney City Administrator James Taylor earns $82,956 a year. He also receives a vehicle allowance of $7,800, according to information provided by city officials. More...

Man crossing I-85 on foot struck by vehicle

A man struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Interstate 85 on foot Monday afternoon remained hospitalized Thursday. More...

LifeStyles

Mouth-watering peach pudding wins 2014 S.C. Peach Festival dessert contest

Sheila Wilson takes home $250 grand prize

The 2014 South Carolina Peach Festival got under way on a sweet note Thursday, July 17, with the judging of 20 entries in the annual dessert contest held on the front porch of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. More...

HOMECOMING CONCERT –

Orchard Street Baptist Church in Mayo will have a homecoming celebration featuring the gospel group "Breaking Ground" on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 10:30 a.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

Cheerleading Camp The Gaffney High School “Little Indians” Youth Cheerleading Camp is set for Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the main gym at Gaffney High School. The camp is for ages 6-12 and cost is $50. Check-in time begins at 8 a.m More...

Obituaries

Bruce Yeargin

Bruce Michael Yeargin, 71, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Melanie (Mel) Whisenant, was a dental assistant for Dr. William Morris

Melanie (Mel) Blanton Whisenant, 52, of 106 Hillside Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Debra R. Duffie, worked at Kings Mountain National Park for 28 years

BLACKSBURG – Debra Roark Duffie, 49, of 591 Tribal Road, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her residence. Born in Kings Mountain, she was the wife of Oliver "Dean" Duffie and daughter of Steve Turner and the late Joanne Turner. Mrs. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The confusion in society

Want to hear a secret? The world is crazy … and this year has done quite a bit to remind me of this notion. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Teach your children well

Electricity is a dynamic power source. We live our lives surrounded by it, but sometimes we forget just how dangerous electricity can be. More...

THEIR VIEW

Negotiators reach deal on veterans bill

Well, maybe Congress can get something done — especially when the results are politically expedient for members of both parties. More...