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Committee recommends city accept garbage proposal

A sanitation committee recommended Wednesday evening Gaffney City Council accept the county’s offer to take over its residential garbage collection. More...

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Three sets of brothers earn high school diplomas

Three sets of brothers graduated from high school Thursday in an adult education ceremony at Gaffney High. Aaron and Jonathan Azamar, Joshua and Lucas Diaz-Rivera, and Nick and Tyler Smith took different roads towards finishing high school. More...

Woman, granddaughter lose home to fire

An early Tuesday morning fire badly damaged a Villa Drive home, displacing a grandmother and granddaughter. City of Gaffney firefighters were called to 213 Villa Drive at approximately 5 a.m. More...

STIRRING THE POT

STIRRING THE POT — Earby Cash stirs beef hash Saturday morning for the Buffalo volunteer fire department’s annual Memorial Day barbecue and hash sale. More...

Sports

Wood’s gem helps Post 109 move to 3-1

Mother Nature ensured Post 109 would not finish its contest Tuesday with Upstate rival Greer, the game suspended in the eighth knotted at 3-3. More...

HUGHES VIEWS

Are all opinions created equally?

Obviously, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney would rather create a large share of headlines for the performance or lack thereof of his Tigers on the gridiron. More...

NEW LOOK SAINTS

The Limestone Athletic Equipment Department provided a sneak peek of the helmet for which the Saints will sport this coming football season. More...

SCHOOL DISTRICT GRANT

Wilbur-Ellis presented a $10,000 grant Wednesday to the Cherokee County School district to fund a new career exploration initiative in middle school gifted and talented programs. More...

TECH CENTER WILL BE BUILT ON SCC CAMPUS

By a slim 1-vote margin, school trustees agreed Tuesday evening to build the new Cherokee Technology Center on leased property at the local Spartanburg Community College campus. More...

Scammers pose as BPW personnel; claim utility bills overdue

Local residents are being warned once again of an apparent scam attempt aimed at separating them from their money. This time, the scam artists apparently are invoking the name of the Gaffney Board of Public Works. More...

LifeStyles

Popular local talent headlines concert Saturday at museum

Ali Henderson, Off The Wall, Bernadette Swayngim, Abbey Elmore to provide the music at Cherokee County History and Arts Museum’s pavilion dedication

The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum will host a concert Saturday, May 30, from 4-7 p.m. to celebrate the completion of its “old and new” pavilion, located on the grounds of the museum at 301 College Drive. More...

Mayor designates May as Mental Health Month

Gaffney Mayor Henry L. Jolly signed a proclamation on Tuesday, May 26, declaring the month of May 2015 as Mental Health Month. More...

Bass soloist Keith Plott in concert at Bethany

Bass soloist Keith Plott will be in concert at Bethany Baptist Church on Sunday, May 31, at 11 a.m. for the Fifth Sunday Singing. More...

Obituaries

Doris (“Dot”) P. Cole, enjoyed camping and gardening

COWPENS – Doris P. Cole, 85, of Cowpens, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Mrs. Cole was born May 19, 1930, in Cowpens to Fred W. and Belle Phillips Parker. More...

Cole Porter, 20, grandson of Gaffney residents

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – Cole Porter, 20, passed away May 24, 2015. Cole was born Aug. 14, 1994, in Spartanburg, S.C. He graduated from Wiregrass High School, Class of 2012, and was employed by CCC Group Inc. Eastern Division. More...

Evelyn Moore, 68, retired from textiles

Evelyn Rayfield Moore, 68, of 2395 Pacolet Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at her residence. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s time to shelve Social Security numbers

Thieves seem to become bolder by the day when it comes to the theft of personal information through computer hacks and data breaches. More...

THEIR VIEW

Here are more good reasons to pass the bond bill

Add South Carolina National Guard armories to the list of neglected and underfunded state assets — a list that includes colleges as well as much-discussed roads and bridges. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Some race activists are harming their own cause

There was a mostly minority-on-minority bloodbath in Baltimore over the Memorial Day weekend, with 26 people shot and nine dead, and the main reaction we hear from the left is “racism.” How do perpetual race activists ever expect to be vi More...

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