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Trustees mull ballot question

After about two hours of discussing facility needs, school trustees agreed Monday night on a plan to present to voters: $30 million for repairs and/or replacement of existing schools and up to $30 million to build a new technical school. More...

Local News

MAKING THE MOST OF A RAINY DAY

Sure, rain was a common theme during the first weekend of the S.C. Peach Festival. More...

Local residents gather to rally against recent spell of violence

Despite stiff competition for the attention of Gaffney residents during the Peach Festival on Saturday, Sheriff Steve Mueller said he was very pleased with the turnout for a community forum aimed at stopping violence and said plans already are under More...

County sets aside $111,000 to boost curbside recycling program

Although one Cherokee County councilman insisted the county still intends to phase out its curbside recycling program, council on Monday approved spending $111,000 for much-needed capital to keep the program operational for a while longer. More...

Sports

The Big 30

Start of Indians’ football season only 30 days away

Let the countdown begin. The Gaffney Indians open the 2014 season in 30 days. The start of preseason practice is only nine days away. In other words, you better get ready for some football. More...

Registration begins for fall recreational league sports

Although its only the dog days of summer, the Cherokee County Recreation District is gearing up for a successful fall. Signups are underway for three fall sports, including youth football, girls fast pitch softball and adult league softball. More...

Davis makes Biletnikoff watch list

Former Gaffney High standout and North Carolina junior wideout Quinshad Davis has made the 2014 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List, More...

Letters

Gaffney people are amazing, wonderful people

Dear Editor, My wife and I had a delightful time at the Peach Festival kickoff. The spirit of the event was joyous and uplifting. The oldies music was cheerful and entertaining. More...

State News

Sheheen's plan for SC roads doesn't raise gas tax

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen has his own plan to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to improve roads, but like many of the state's leaders, he doesn't want to raise South Carolina's gas tax. More...

National News

US: No link to Russian gov't in plane downing

WASHINGTON (AP) Senior U.S. More...

3rd murder suspect in custody

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office canceled a manhunt for a murder suspect Monday after the suspect turned himself in, but Sheriff Steve Mueller confirmed Tuesday the investigation remains ongoing. More...

SUSPENDED

Gaffney officer faces domestic violence count

A veteran law enforcement officer who has spent the past 15 years with the Gaffney Police Department has been placed on unpaid suspension by the city pending an internal investigation into the officer’s July 18 arrest for criminal domestic viol More...

LifeStyles

CELEBRATING FREEDOM

Kids at the Corinth Christian Edu- Care decorated their bikes and held a bike parade to celebrate the Fourth of July. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Wyatt – Hames

Cassie Danielle Wyatt of Gaffney and Charles Edward Hames III of Blacksburg will be married on Aug. 30, 2014, at Cleveland Park in Spartanburg. More...

CAVA Summer Art Camp ends

The second session of the CAVA Art Camp ended on Friday, July 18. Students in each of the classes got to create a wide variety of works of art. More...

Obituaries

Dean Ray, retired as City of Gaffney’s Parks and Recreation Supervisor

BLACKSBURG – Richard Dean Ray, 71 of Blacksburg, passed away Monday July 21, 2014, at his home. More...

Mandy Parker

Mandy Mullinax Smith Parker, formerly of Hill Street, Blacksburg, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She was the widow of John William Smith and Willard Eugene Parker. More...

Thomas Ramsey, founder of Banana Pudding Ministry at Limestone Presbyterian

Thomas Meek Ramsey Jr., 90, of 1105 Clary St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his residence. Born in Hickory Grove, he was the husband of the late Macey Hughes Ramsey and son of the late Thomas Meek Ramsey Sr. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Board faces tough decisions

I put on my reporter’s hat last night and covered the school board meeting. Education reporter Scott Powell is on vacation so I volunteered to fill in for him. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Moral equivalence is usually moral negligence

Efforts to proclaim moral equivalence are not always misguided; sometimes each side is equally at fault or close enough. But these efforts are often misguided and unhelpful — and sometimes harmful. More...

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