February 8, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

WANTED: $71,000

Cherokee Children’s Home needs $71,000 to finish paying for a new multipurpose addition so it can provide a better environment where children can study and meet with counselors outside school. More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com. Sanders Bros. Reunion All former employees of Sanders Bros. are invited to attend a reunion at Aegean Pizza on Saturday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. More...

Greater Gaffney Ministerial Association Lenten Services

The Greater Gaffney Ministerial Association announces the 2016 Lenten Services schedule. Services will be held at the following locations each Wednesday afternoon from 12-1 p.m. A fellowship meal will be served from 12:30-1 p.m.  More...

GED lowers passing score for high school diploma

Several Cherokee County adult education students could become high school graduates in May after they previously fell a couple of points short of passing their GED exam.  More...

City to discuss next big ‘drain’ on finances

Storm drains could be the city’s next big financial drain.  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said two culverts need to be replaced after they were damaged by recent heavy rains.  A third culvert needs to be repaired, he said.  More...

TOO GOOD FOR DRUGS GRADUATION

TOO GOOD FOR DRUGS GRADUATION — Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. More...

Book banned in Gaffney

Film reveals the controversial life and work of SC writer

The controversial life of South Carolina author Julia Peterkin, the white wife of a plantation owner who won a 1929 Pulitzer Prize for her book, Scarlet Sister Mary, is the subject of the one-hour documentary, — The World of Julia Peterkin: Che More...

Brr! - Free Access

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With the air temperature hovering around 50 degrees, and water temperatures likely a little lower than that, a group of friends dove into a chilly swimming pool Saturday to raise funds for charity. More...

TV WINNER

TV WINNER - Wesley Camp was the winner of a 32 inch TV from the Sisters and Brothers Committed to the Community (SBCC) Learning Center. More...

FAST TIMES AT BLACKSBURG MIDDLE

JD Motorsports race car driver Ryan Preece visited Blacksburg Middle Friday afternoon to speak with students about racing as part of a career exploration series started by teacher Larry Jones. More...

Absentee precinct for presidential primaries is 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...

USC works to preserve Marine Corps’ film history

From the Iwo Jima beaches to the jungles of Vietnam to the training base at Parris Island, the U.S. Marine Corps history comes to life in films shot by Corps photographers from the late 1930s through the 1970s. More...

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