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Bids in spotlight at council meeting

A couple of important bid openings highlight today’s (Wednesday) Cherokee County Council meeting agenda. Council is expected to publicly open bids for its C-fund road paving and its Ford Complex lighting projects. More...

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LifeStyles

Mr. and Mrs. Camp married 50 years

James Ervin and Peggy Sue Camp (the former Peggy Sue Bolin) of Gaffney will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 30. The couple was married in 1966 in Gaffney. More...

Sossamons celebrate 25 years

Cody and Sherry Sossamon of Gaffney are celebrating 25 years of marriage July 27. The couple was married at Limestone Presbyterian Church in 1991 by Sidney Norton. More...

Pittmans celebrate anniversary

Donna and Edward Pittman are celebrating four years of marriage. The couple was married in Gaffney on July 23, 2012. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eugenia Hogue

Eugenia D. Hogue, 101, of Washington, D.C., entered eternal rest on Tuesday, July 16, in Washington. She was born in Gaffney, S.C., and was the daughter of the late Randolph Lowery and Ora Dawkins. More...

Virginia Stowe

Kings Mountain — Virginia Ashley Stowe, 75, of 229 West Ridge Street, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at Testa Family Hospice. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 29, from 1-2 p.m. More...

Albert Richardson

Elder Albert Richardson, age 84, of White Oak Manor, 295 East Pearl Street, Spartanburg, S.C. answered the Master’s call on Sunday night, July 24, at 11:45 p.m. at his residence. More...

State News

Bar owners say slain men were helping woman under attack

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — The owner of a bar and grill where two men were shot to death say the victims were trying to help a woman escape a man attacking her when they were killed. Friends and family of Charles Judge Jr. More...

Man dead from heat exposure had 109-degree body temperature

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man who died from heat exposure in South Carolina had a body temperature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit when he was found. More...

Remains of lost Spanish fort found on South Carolina coast

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast at the site of what was once the first capital of Spanish Florida. More...

BPW crew revives co-worker who was ‘shocked to death’ at work site

An investment by the Gaffney Board of Public Works in safety equipment and employee training paid perhaps the biggest dividend possible Monday when a lineman’s life was saved by his quick-thinking co-workers. More...

500-mile ride brings Brotherhood through Gaffney from Greenville

With temperatures in the mid-90s, a group of cyclists set out from downtown Gaffney on Tuesday afternoon following a mere 30-minute respite for another leg of what would be a 108-mile ride. More...

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Man facing life on drug charges gets 18 years on plea deal

A 27-year-old Gaffney man charged with dealing methamphetamine while he was already on probation for previous drug offenses ultimately decided to enter into a plea agreement Friday and received an 18-year prison sentence. More...

Rec department, attorney meet to discuss referendum on facility upgrades

Cherokee County Recreation District commissioners will meet with a bond attorney today to learn more about their proposed referendum to upgrade their recreational facilities. More...

Kids told ‘police officers are just like you’

Regardless of your age, the schedule posted at the Boys & Girls Club on Pecan Street was sure to please. More...

Sports

Five Questions Facing Indians

As Gaffney gears for the start of preseason practice on Friday, here are five questions facing the Indians this season: 1. Will Tyshun Sarratt be ready to lead the offense? More...

LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS

Gaffney ninth-grade football practice begins Aug. 1 at the high school. Practice will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Players should report to the high school at 8:30 a.m. More...

Work to begin on Reservation turf

The heavy equipment is in place and crews will likely get the green light today to begin installing the new organic turf at The Reservation. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

OK, Hillary, have fun defending Obama’s record

Some Republicans are disillusioned with their party’s nominee, but imagine how rank-and-file Democrats must feel. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

That guy in ‘Dam Sharks’ looked like Bennie Blalock

One would think that at my age I would have heard of just about every thing under the sun. Your first question (if you don’t already know) is “Just how old are you?” More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Linda G. Corry, an associate of Walmart DC6070 located in Shelby, N.C., attended the Walmart 2016 Associate Shareholders meeting held May 31-June 3, at the Bud Walton Arena on the campus of the University of Arkansas. More...

Poll

Are you in favor of allowing alcohol sales of beer and wine on Sundays in the Gaffney city limits?