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Finance committee sends proposed budget to Gaffney City Council

The City of Gaffney’s finance committee on Friday gave its final blessing to a proposed budget that will spend about $350,000 to repair storm drains and purchase capital equipment. More...

LifeStyles

“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”

Find your story at the public library this summer by signing up for the summer reading program.  More...

GHS Class of 1946 celebrates 70th reunion

This past weekend the Gaffney High School Class of 1946 gathered to celebrate a milestone reunion. More...

Northwest student to participate in Princess Program

Bella Hanna of Boiling Spring is participating in the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization’s Princess Program.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Emily Edrington

Mrs. Emily Adrienne Williams Edrington, age 62, of 2201 West Buford Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, widow of Mr. David M. Edrington, answered the Master’s call on Monday, May 30, 2016, at her residence.  More...

Charles Watts

Funeral service for Mr. Charles Edward Watts, age 70, of 111 South Popular Springs Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina, husband of Mrs. Garelyne Ann Robbs Watts, will be held on Thursday, June 2, at 3 p.m. with Dr. Michael Bridges, Reverend Michael L. More...

Douglas Billingsley

Mr. Douglas Billingsley, age 67, of 601 West Floyd Baker Boulevard, Apt. 3-A, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call at his residence. Son of the late Roy C. More...

Columns

Obama’s offshore drilling reversal undercuts U.S. security

GUEST COLUMNIST

The Obama administration just reversed its 2015 plan to open up waters off the Atlantic coast to oil drilling. Officials claim the reversal will protect national security. It will do the opposite. More...

Rocking the day away out in my yard

LEDGER COLUMNIST

“What are YOU doing?” my wife yelled from the porch. “Come over here and I’ll show you,” was my reply, figuring it would be easier to show rather than tell, or yell in this case. More...

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Lemmons sues son, wants company dissolved

The trustee of a local businessman’s estate has filed a lawsuit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas seeking possible dissolution of a Gaffney advertising company.   More...

Dawkins files to run against Mayor Jolly

After losing to incumbent Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly four years ago, Bernestine Dawkins vowed to “be back.”  She wasn’t bluffing.  The longtime educator who vowed to transform Gaffney if elected four years ago filed Friday More...

GOP forum slated for Thursday

The Cherokee County Republican Women will sponsor a candidate forum Thursday, June 2, at 6 p.m., at The Capri on Main in downtown Gaffney.  All Republican candidates in the June 14 primary have been invited to attend. More...

Local News

Pharmacists return to college 50 years later, become ‘golden graduates’

Gaffney residents Mickey Harmon and Dave Yannello took an unusual trip down memory lane when they celebrated the 50th anniversary of their pharmacy school graduation in Charleston. More...

Man files suit, claims home insurer hasn’t paid claim

A Gaffney man who lost his home in a November 2015 fire has filed a lawsuit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas against his insurer for failing to pay on his insurance claim. More...

Cherokee County students named delegates to Palmetto Boys, Girls State

Ten Cherokee County high school students will leave Sunday for a week of leadership training at this year’s Palmetto Boys and Girls State programs.  More...

Sports

Environmentally Friendly Field

School district will face a tight time frame to have the turf in place before the first home game

Unless getting tackled on dirt is your thing, The Reservation is not game-ready at this moment.  But it will before you know it.  Between now and the start of the 2016 football season, workers will be replacing the existing grass with an ar More...

Local runner takes 2nd at national championship

Gaffney’s Austin Steagall finished his outstanding career at Mount Olive University with a bang when he placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Friday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Men’s Championships.  The finish also earned More...

Saint midfielder picks up prestigious lacrosse award

For senior midfielder Mike Messenger, this could take a little bit of the sting out of Limestone’s loss to Le Moyne in Sunday’s national championship game.  Messenger was named the USILA/Nike Division II Lt. Raymond J. More...

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