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Davis, Wood to be honored by Cherokee National

Two men whose names are synonymous with Cherokee National Golf Club will be honored at the club’s second annual Hall of Fame banquet Friday, Feb. 17. More...

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LifeStyles

Children’s Security Blanket wraps families in love and hope

Wrapping families in a blanket of love and hope through financial support, emotional support and friendship to children battling cancer is the idea behind the nonprofit organization the Children’s Security Blanket.  More...

Gaffney Police ditch their razors during ‘No Shave November’ to raise funds for local nonprofit

The Gaffney Police Department recently held a “No Shave November” fundraiser. More...

Foster families needed in Cherokee County

There is a critical shortage of foster homes available across the state of South Carolina. Cherokee County has 68 children managed by Gaffney County DSS in foster care, but there are only 10 licensed foster homes in the county. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Easter Venson

Mrs. Easter Richardson Venson, age 82, of 210 Serene Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina, widow of Mr. James Venson, answered the Master’s on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at 11:22 p.m. More...

Willene Martin Cantrell

INMAN, S.C. — Willene Martin Cantrell, 91, of Inman, S.C., died Sunday, January 15, 2017, at RoseCrest Retirement Community. Born May 31, 1925, in Cherokee County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Joe H. and Nannie S. More...

Bob Munroe

Gaffney, S.C. — Robert (Bob) Earl Munroe, Jr., 75, of 117 Sandy Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends.  More...

Haley supports moving US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley pledged her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift firmly endorsed by Donald Trump but one that could trigger more violence in the Middle East. More...

State testing to be reduced - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

FPF bank robber still at large

City of Gaffney police investigators are still trying to learn the identity of a bank robber who targeted a Gaffney bank Jan. 9. More...

Local News

Traffic stop results in drug charges against Gaffney man

Gaffney police ended up making a drug arrest following a Jan. More...

Chain saws stolen from truck

An estimated $2,700 in theft losses were reported after someone stole several chain saws from a work truck on Holly Grove Road in Blacksburg. More...

MLK Day speaker urges dialogue to discuss differences

“Our challenge as Americans is to respect others’ differences and find a common ground... .”

Eric Deggans has a rare job in which he gets paid to watch television for a living and monitor how media content affects viewpoints on sensitive topics such as prejudice in society.  More...

Sports

Former Cowboys cheerleader to host master class at Limestone - Free Access

Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and current judge and faculty member of the Epic Dance Showcase Carisa McMillan will be hosting a dance Master Class for performers of a high school and college age at Limestone College. More...

Former Gaffney star Peak named Big East Player of the Week

WASHINGTON - Georgetown University junior men's basketball player L.J. Peak was named the Big East Player of the Week on Monday.  Peak helped lead Gaffney to two state titles in three seasons before joining Georgetown in 2014. More...

Sutton joins elite football players in Texas for U.S. Army All-American combine

Blacksburg High defensive end Kwame Sutton made a 16 hour drive to Texas with his parents last week to display his talents against the nation’s best high school football players. More...

Columns

OUR VIEW

Hoke Parris’ name indelibly written in county history

When Cherokee County Council convened for the first time in 2017, there seemed to be a glaring omission. For the first time in 28 years, there was no Hoke Parris. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Exporting oil and gas will import economic growth

What could turn out to be President Obama’s most effective economic policies only just happened: ending the 40-year ban on U.S. crude oil exports and approving terminal construction to export U.S. liquefied natural gas. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Sometimes it seems like it’s in slow motion

Busy, busy, busy.  Hurry, hurry, hurry.  Everyone always seems to be so busy all of the time, especially parents with school-age children.  Yet they never seem to get much of anything finished. More...

Poll

A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would require all public school students in the state to start wearing uniforms, starting with the 2017-18 school year this August. Do you support this move?