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County receives national recognition for efforts to reduce childhood obesity

Cherokee County received national recognition Thursday when community efforts to reduce childhood obesity rates were highlighted in a profile by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More...

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LifeStyles

Gaffney well represented at Miss SC

Two local title holders and two Gaffney natives vie for crown

For those who think the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization is all about looks, think again. While beauty does play a role, it is more about intelligence, talent, leadership skills and the ability to serve as a role model. More...

Sports

A.L. Mite League all-stars battle Union for title

A.L. advances with win over Gaffney N. L.

Emotions were as hot as the weather when the Gaffney National and American Mite League all-star teams squared off Wednesday at the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex. The N.L. More...

AMERICAN LEGION WRAPUP

Inman tops Post 109 - again

Inman just might have Post 109’s number. For the second time in two days, Inman beat Gaffney 7-3 on Tuesday to tighten up League VI standings. Post 109 (9-2) now is only a game up on Inman, which improves to 10-3. More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

l The Cherokee County Amateur Golf Championship is slated for Saturday, July 9 at Cherokee National. Entry fee is $80 with optional skins game at $20. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A reminder about time and change

I was saddened to learn over the Memorial Day holiday that one of my high school friends died from injuries suffered in a plane crash in North Carolina. Steve was 43 years old and a longtime aviator. More...

Uber infuriates regulators but increases public safety

In the view of those who believe that bureaucrats know best, the only way to protect consumers from unscrupulous companies is to provide detailed regulations and a swarm of investigators to enforce them. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Squeaky shoes are a sign of progress

Each year, elementary schools across our area engage in a friendly rivalry to see which school can get the highest participation numbers for Walk to School Day. More...

Baseball fans find vehicles burglarized

A handgun and a woman’s purse were reported stolen following separate vehicle burglaries Wednesday evening during a baseball game at the Cherokee County Recreation District’s Midway Sports Complex on Midway Road. More...

Press conference will focus on performing arts center

The city’s controversial performing arts center will take center stage at today’s (Friday) City of Gaffney morning press conference. More...

Popular principal leaving Granard Middle to return to Bennettsville

Longtime Cherokee County principal Dr. Mark Bunch has left the school district to take a principal position in his hometown of Bennettsville. Bunch confirmed Wednesday afternoon he has accepted a job as Marlboro County High School principal. More...

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Neighbors save dogs, home

Quick action by neighbors and some nearby family members led to the rescue of three dogs and a major jump on fire suppression efforts when a fire broke out Wednesday afternoon on Craton Road in Blacksburg. More...

Shots fired, hit apartment

City of Gaffney police are investigating a Wednesday night incident during which gunfire rang out on North Limestone Street, damaging a parked vehicle and an apartment window. More...

Budget gets final OK

Without discussion from the public or among themselves, Gaffney City Council members unanimously passed final reading Monday of its 2016-2017 fiscal year budget that gives city workers a modest raise and holds the line on property taxes. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clifford Panther

GROVER — George “Clifford” Panther, 83, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Hospice at Wendover. A native Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Archie and Annie Hudson Panther. He retired from textiles and was a lifelong farmer. More...

Patsy Sparks Terry

Gaffney, SC — Patsy Ruth Sparks Terry, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Brookview Healthcare. More...

Dasmond Dover

Funeral service for Mr. Dasmond Vanderrick Dover, age 30, of 116 Carver Street, Cowpens, South Carolina, will be held on Monday, June 27, at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. C. More...

State News

Mom who killed kids in reincarnation case gets life

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — When Suzanna Simpson spent six days in the hospital for severe mental illness, doctors urged her husband to get all of the guns out of their house for safety. More...

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