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School board OKs specific building plan

A new Cherokee Technology Center and 500-student elementary school with an early childhood learning center would be built if a 1-cent sales tax referendum passes in November. More...

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Homecoming 2014

Gaffney High welcomes home graduates with festivities Oct. 3

G affney High School will host the 2014 homecoming assembly on Friday, Oct. 3. Alumni from 1944, 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 2004 will be honored with songs, dances and performances from their graduating years. More...

BEWITCHING CRAFTS –

Three members of the Gaffney Garden Club and a surprise guest have had fun working on crafts and baking items for the club’s fundraiser that will be on Saturday, Oct. More...

What’s Up?

The Gaffney High School Class of 1959 will have its 55- year reunion Oct. 3-4. For more info, call 489-9921 or 489-9481. More...

Obituaries

Robert Mathis, retired from Childers Heating and Air Conditioning

Robert Alvin Mathis Sr., 86, of 217 Fortanberry Road, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Sara Jean McAbee Mathis. Mr. More...

Kenneth W. McCraw, a native of Gaffney

BLACKSBURG – Kenneth Wayne McCraw, 83, of 100 Plonk St., passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Regional Hospice Home. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Martha Putman McCraw and son of the late Thomas and Mary Allison McCraw. More...

Mary Mullinax, retired from textiles

BLACKSBURG – Mary Marjorie Martin Bolin Mullinax, 81, of 111 Hardin Trail, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at her residence. She was a kind and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s narcissism a threat to national security

We mention President Obama’s narcissism not as an exercise in name-calling but because it continues to be relevant to how he conducts himself in office, and it’s not pretty. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Our shared battle against mental illness

Some of my earliest public service was serving on the board of the Greenville County Mental Health Center — including as its chairman – in the early 90s. I later served on the S.C. Mental Health Commission. More...

Truck plows into police cruiser

A reserve City of Gaffney police officer was transported for medical treatment Tuesday after his cruiser was rear-ended by a delivery truck. The accident occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. More...

Laptops stolen from medical facility; official says patient data encrypted

Two laptop computers that contained patient information were reported stolen Sept. 29 following a burglary at a Novant Health medical office on Stuard Street, according to a Gaffney Police Department report. More...

Governor stumps at Gaffney event

Through the years, Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler (R—Gaffney) has seen more than his fair share of South Carolina governors come and go. More...

Local News

Peeler Dairy site being cleared for fire substation

Demolition has begun on the former Peeler Dairy site, making way for a city fire substation that could include space to staff the facility with emergency medical technicians (EMTs). More...

NEVER TOO EARLY...

Blacksburg High School seniors fill out information forms and consult with representatives while visiting college booths Friday at a college fair. More...

POLICE REPORTS

l City of Gaffney police reported an apparent attempted burglary on Poplar Springs Drive. More...

Sports

“We needed that”

Indians limit offensive turnovers, play well defensively to notch first win

Absolutely, Gaffney High coach Dan Jones was excited Friday after the Indians won their first game of the season in convincing fashion, 59- 21 over Nation Ford. “We needed that,” Jones said. More...

The QB shuffle

LC coach to open up quarterback job after blowout loss to Alderson-Broaddus

Limestone College football coach Bobby James knew there would be growing pains while playing some of the country’s top offenses this season. More...

Huff, Indians journey to Shelby for Christmas tournament

According to Gaffney High boys basketball coach Mark Huff, this year’s Indians will be short on experience and height. But they will face a challenging schedule, nonetheless. More...

Letters

What made the game special was that it wasn’t

Dear Editor: While Mr. (Ledger Publisher Cody) Sossamon laments the sorry state of pro and big time college football, thankfully, there is a respite from all of this right here in Gaffney. More...

State News

Police: Text messages led to Orangeburg stabbing

ORANGEBURG (AP) — Authorities say an Orangeburg woman has been charged with murder after she stabbed her boyfriend during an argument over text messages about another child he had fathered. More...

National News

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. More...

Sports News

Poll

Is domestic violence in the NFL a bigger problem than in society as a whole?