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A PINCH OF SALT

James Littlejohn was one of many city public works employees salting icy sidewalks and shoveling snow Monday morning as the City of Gaffney started its recovery process from last weekend’s wint More...

LifeStyles

TUESDAY WOMENS CLUB

TUESDAY WOMAN’S CLUB - The Tuesday Woman’s Club held its January meeting on Tuesday, January 12 in the ladies parlor at First Baptist Church. More...

Salvation Army receives gift from ‘Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation’

The Salvation Army of Cherokee County has received $2,500 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed local residents. More...

Sports

Indians even region mark

With win over NW; Gaffney now 4th in region race

In the teams first matchup, the Gaffney Indians had trouble against the Northwestern press. On Tuesday, though, it wasn’t a problem as the Indians built a big early lead and held on for a 92-80 win at The Burial Ground. More...

Lady Indians top Northwestern

Whatever Gaffney girls varsity coach Susan Wade tells her team at halftime, it sure works. Leading only 18-16 at haltime, the Lady Indians opened the third quarter on a 17-0 spurt on their to a 48-38 win over Northwestern on Tuesday. More...

Rodgers leads way in Wildcats’ win over Woodruff

Blacksburg is built on a duo of experienced players in guard Jordan Rodgers and forward Malique Parker, who are among the best at their positions in the region. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I did venture out on a couple of occasions

One of the first questions we all ask AFTER the snowfall has ended is “How much did we get?”  As in inches.  I make it a practice to take a yard stick out into the middle of my yard, stick it in until it stops and check the inch More...

Renewable fuel standard is bad news for the United States

Good intentions can’t make up for bad policy. Take the case of ethanol.  The Renewable Fuel Standard requires that the nation’s gas supply be mixed with biofuels — the most popular of which is ethanol. More...

Political Cartoon

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New school will be built on same site as existing one

B.D. Lee students staying put

No B.D. Lee Elementary students will move when construction starts on a new elementary school.  More...

Legislation would require moped riders be insured

Whether you call them mopeds, “liquorcycles” or something else, riders of small-engined 2-wheeled vehicles could soon face a number of new regulations if they want to buzz around on South Carolina roads.  More...

State jobless rate unchanged, local rate down slightly

As many as 10,000 more people found work in South Carolina in December, pushing the state to a new record of employment.  The large number of job gains were offset by an equal influx of people joining or rejoining the labor force, however, resul More...

Local News

THRILL HILL

THRILL HILL — Shelby Duckett, front, and Megan Price, enjoy the snow Friday by sledding on Den Hill Trail in Gaffney. More...

Absentee voting precinct for primaries now open

The absentee voting precinct for the February 20, 2016 Republican Presidential Preference Primary and February 27, 2016 Democratic Presidential Preference Primary is open in the Voter Registration office.  More...

IT'S (UN) OFFICIAL

IT’S (UN)OFFICIAL — An unofficial measurement showed almost 4 inches of snow Saturday morning in the Cherokee Creek area after several hours of sleet had packed the surface. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lowell Jennings, played football at Western Carolina University

Florence – Lowell A. Jennings, 78, died quietly on Thursday morning Jan 21, 2016.  A graveside service was held on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hephzibah-Vance Cemetery in Augusta, GA.  More...

Luther Herron, private services will be held

Blacksburg, SC – Luther Grady Herron, 85, of Kings Mountain, NC, died January 22, 2016, in Kings Mountain, NC. More...

Danny McDaniel, worked as a nurse

Kings Mountain — Danny Eugene Mc- Daniel, 59, of 210 Cleveland Ave, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Kings Mountain Hospital.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Clyde McDaniel and Lois Sanders Mc- Daniel Hayes. Mr. More...

National News

Broadway and Hollywood mix for hybrid musical ‘Grease: Live’

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Fox is gearing up to give Broadway a serious dose of the Hollywood treatment.  “Grease: Live,” airing Sunday (7 p.m. More...

Abe Vigoda, sad-eyed character actor, dead at 94

NEW YORK (AP) — Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sad-eyed face made him ideal for playing the overthe hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series “Barney Miller” and the doomed Mafia soldier in “The Godfather,&r More...

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