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BPW votes to increase your rates by 8 percent

April Fool’s Day will not be a joke for Gaffney Board of Public Works (BPW) customers. BPW commissioners unanimously approved an 8 percent rate increase Tuesday in electric, water and sewer rates. More...

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Chapman Cultural Center’s Sundays Unplugged series features Abbey Elmore for Youth Art Month

Gaffney teen will perform March 8 from 2-4 p.m.

SPARTANBURG – Chapman Cultural Center’s free weekly concert series as part of its Sundays Unplugged program is featuring young musicians for March in celebration of National Youth Art Month. More...

PBS documentary to highlight AAUW March 9 meeting

Gaffney Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet Monday, March 9, at 12 p.m. at House of Pizza on West Frederick Street. More...

OYSTERS, ANYONE?

Dr. Bob Kaemmerlin, Jamie Cox and Stan Wood are “The Oyster Roast Masters” for St. More...

Obituaries

Bobby Eugene Sellars, a lifelong student of philosophy

Bobby Eugene Sellars, 75, of Gaffney passed into transition Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Gaffney Medical Center. Services to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, in the chapel of Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Gaffney. More...

James Page, 64, retired from Hamrick’s

Samuel James Page, 64, of 251 Green River Road, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, at his residence. Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late Edward Page and Stella Cash Page. Mr. More...

Brian Twamley, retired from Universal Productions

Brian Francis Twamley, 58, of 803 S. Limestone St., passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center . More...

Vocational rehab, Freightliner have helped each other succeed for 10 years

A warehouse hums with activities as workers use kits to assemble parts Monday morning for production lines operated by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation. More...

ATTEMPTED MURDER

TEEN FACES 5 COUNTS

City of Gaffney police have charged an 18-year-old Gaffney man with five counts of attempted murder in connection with a Feb. 20 shooting incident on Canty Way in which a man was struck in the face with a shotgun blast. More...

Know(2) hosting ‘A Night at the Oscar(s)’ on March 19

The Board of Directors of KNOW(2) (formerly Cherokee 2020 and the Cherokee Community Indicators Project) is excited to host A Night at the Oscar(s) on March 19. More...

Local News

CONTRIBUTION

Lts. Mark and Amy Rockwell with the Salvation Army More...

Refinancing school construction bonds could save millions

The Cherokee County School District could save taxpayers more than $2.6 million in interest costs by refinancing a bond issue used to build high school additions and a football stadium. More...

40 smoke detectors installed during ‘blitz’

Blacksburg volunteer firefighters conducting a “smoke alarm blitz” as part of a community safety project on Saturday installed more than 40 smoke detectors in Blacksburg homes. More...

Sports

Making an impression

Gregory hurls no-hitter in Gaffney win over Woodruff

You know what they say about first impressions. More...

Keeping their eyes on the prize

Fox, Lady Saints focus not on much loftier goals, but the current task of winning conference tourney title

Head coach Corey Fox celebrated a career milestone last weekend when he earned his 200th victory in the opening round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. More...

Early money betted on Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do - beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring. Turns out a lot of other people are believers, too. More...

Letters

Get involved Republicans

Dear Editor: If you’re like me, you’re tired of seeing the federal government racking up debt and out of control spending. Then please join me in the fight by getting involved with your local Republican Party. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Old dogs and new tricks: Part 2

Last week I wrote about teaching old dogs new tricks, referring to a fellow employee and me (the old dogs) learning (?) how to do some Photoshop applications. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama smears Netanyahu, coddles Iran

The Obama White House is in full war mode against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of our best ally in the Middle East, for accepting House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to speak before Congress, while it mollycoddles that More...

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