April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Inmate bolts from officers, caught minutes later

A Gaffney man whose bond on assault and battery charges was revoked Monday morning was later hit with a new charge of escape after bolting from a Cherokee County Detention Center officer and running away from the Cherokee County Courthouse. More...

LifeStyles

Mobile simulation laboratory provided training at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney

Training is part of statewide effort to reduce C-section rates

As part of the educational component of the Supporting Vaginal Birth (SVB) initiative, the South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative (SCBOI) provided simulation education training to the OBGYN physicians and perinatal nurses at Mary Black Health Syste More...

CAVA to host summer art camp for kids

With the end of the school year fast approaching, it is time to begin making summer plans for kids. The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Arts (CAVA) will be hosting two summer art camps, June 20-24 and July 24-29, filled with arts and crafts. More...

“Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?”

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society in conjunction with chc associates casting and services © is excited to bring to the community another “Night Out at the Museum.” This cocktails and canapés event will feature a professiona More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Vickie Huffstetler,

Gaffney, SC — Vickie Plaxico Huffstetler, 60, of 101 Trenton Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 25, 2016.  More...

Carolyn Gregory,

Gaffney, SC — Carolyn Phillips Gregory, 79, of 258 Garner Road, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late Harold Gregory and daughter of the late Levys H. More...

Douglas Littlejohn Sr.,

Mr. Douglas William Littlejohn, Sr., affectionately called “Doug”, age 76, of 1710 West Buford Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, widower of Mrs. More...

WIN SHAPE KICKOFF EVENT

WinShape road crew members allowed elementary school children to experience camp activities Monday at Chick-fil- A during a kickoff event. More...

Voters say yes to fire department referendums

Voters in three areas of Cherokee County agreed Tuesday to pay more in property taxes to support their local volunteer fire departments. More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS Should the city spend $600,000 to repair the Irene Park pool or come up with funding to build a new one for $2.5 million? NEITHER: 48% (119 votes) BUILD NEW: 34% (84 votes) More...

Local News

Spartanburg man faces drug charges after traffic stop on I-85

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on Monday morning announced the seizure of $15,000 in cash and a little more than half a pound of marijuana during an April 20 traffic stop on Interstate 85.  More...

Tourism to Cowpens National Battlefield creates $17.5 million in economic benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 205 jobs in local economy

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 206,740 visitors to Cowpens National Battlefield in 2015 spent $12.8 million in communities near the park. More...

GOING, GOING, GONE

The Brown Furniture Company building was reduced to just a single wall by Tuesday morning as the City of Gaffney makes way for a $5 million performing arts center on East Frederick Street. More...

Sports

Gaffney baseball, softball roll into playoffs

Gaffney High baseball team starts a brand new season Thursday when it opens playoffs against T.L. Hanna in Anderson.  More...

Limestone golf programs earn berths to NCAA tournament

Another brick has been laid in the foundation of the Limestone golf program's quest for national prominence as both the men's and women's teams have earned berths to the 2016 NCAA Tournament. More...

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Limestone College senior midfielder Mike Messenger fires a shot Saturday in a 20-7 win over Mount Olive. Messenger has been named Conference Carolinas men’s lacrosse player of the week for a second straight week. More...

Columns

SEN. SCOTT

Empowering opportunity through financial literacy

The people of this country have become all too familiar with the consequences of financial troubles. Too many have experienced the crippling effects of debt and the sense of helplessness and discouragement that it leaves in its wake. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Reversing Trump’s false narratives

Donald Trump is trying to establish the narrative that he’s already won the Republican presidential nomination. If that’s true, why is his team trying to reinvent him?  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Is there anyone they don’t ‘tick off’?

Does anything annoy you?  Probably, if you’re like most normal human beings.  If so, what REALLY annoys you?  A mosquito buzzing around my ear when I am trying to go to sleep annoys me .  A bunch of mosquitoes biting me whi More...

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