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Gaffney to graduate from boot camp

Gaffney will soon be a member of an exclusive club. The city is one of three becoming the first graduates of Main Street South Carolina’s Boot Camp program. More...

Gaffney High and West Point grad to speak at Cherokee County NAACP Banquet

William Manning, a graduate of Gaffney High School and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point will be the guest speaker during the upcoming Cherokee County NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Oct. More...

PeachCenter Ministries in need of volunteers

A few of Cherokee County PeachCenter Ministries’ volunteers are pictured above in the ministry building at 518 Limestone Street stocking shelves and bagging orders for individuals and families who are in need.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Randy Childers

Spartanburg, S.C. — Randolph “Randy” Hudson Childers, Sr., 77, of 457 Hawthorne Road, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Spartanburg   Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Rashad Shaundale Earls

Mr. Rashad Shaundale Earls, age 25, of 112 Martin Lane, Apt. 306, Gaffney, S.C., answered the Master’s call on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at 1711 West Floyd Baker Boulevard, Gaffney.  More...

Eleanor Lynn Weatherford

Gaffney, S.C. — In the early hours of Monday, October 10, 2016, our dear family member and friend Eleanor Lynn (Lynnie) Weatherford, 67, of Gaffney and Landrum, S.C. began her next adventure.  More...

2 burglaries net 20 years

A 28-year-old Blacksburg man was sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison Tuesday for burglarizing two of his neighbors’ apartments. More...

Judge orders outlet mall thief to spend 15 years in prison

A 29-year-old Charlotte man was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $41,000 in restitution after pleading guilty Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to the burglaries of two stores and the grand larceny of thousa More...

Local News

HEADS OR TAILS?

Blacksburg Primary teacher Jane Sanders, a breast cancer survivor, served as honorary captain Friday for the Blacksburg High home football game against Chesnee. More...

Land purchase presents economic opportunities

In a move aimed to acquire a strategic location for future economic development opportunities, Cherokee County has purchased additional land near its proposed veterans nursing home site.  More...

School district’s nursing program being phased out

The Cherokee Technology Center (CTC) is phasing out its longtime nursing program so it can expand health science programs for high school students. More...

Sports

SCHSL meets today to decide to extend prep football season again

Hurricane Matthew might be gone but it’s effects are still being felt by the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL). More...

Gaffney regroups after frustrating loss to Dorman

Home hasn’t been a great place to be for the Gaffney Indians lately.  The Indians squandered a 21-0 lead to fall 48-45 to Dorman on Friday. That followed a 46-2 home loss to Northwestern.  More...

Former Gaffney star moves to defensive back at Marshall

Hyleck Foster’s season at Marshall has taken a twist.  The former Gaffney High standout running back has been shifted to defensive back.  Last year, he finished as Marshall’s second leading rusher with 450 yards on 99 carries.&n More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Stop targeting military budgets

Ever seen this bumper sticker? “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.” Unfortunately for the writer of this little zinger, it’s also wrong. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Kaine reveals emptiness of Democratic policies

Because of his stellar debate performance, some think Mike Pence was positioning himself for a presidential run in 2020. But if likability still matters, it’s likelier that Tim Kaine was taking himself out of the 2020 running. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Have you looked ...? Maybe they’re ...

What is the most frustrating thing that you have dealt with more than once?  Losing your car keys?  Done that numerous times, so now I keep a spare in my billfold.  Getting locked out of the house?  Done that, so now we keep a spa More...

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