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PINK OUT

PINK OUT - The Cherokee County Junior Ambassadors, the Chamber of Commerce’s newest program, raised $6,000 for the American Cancer Society by selling ‘Pink Out’ shirts. More...

BIRTH

Joel and Kara Babcock of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, James William, on September 28, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces.  Maternal grandparents are Byron and Glenda Hames of Gaffney. More...

Student receives $1,000 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship

Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Shelby, N.C. resident Mike Salyer as a recipient of the chain’s $1,000 Leadership Scholarship.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rhonda Buescher

Nashville, Tenn. — Rhonda Edge Buescher, 58, of Nashville, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 10, 2016, at her residence, after a battle with a stage 4 glioma brain tumor.  More...

Lorena Goforth

Gaffney, S.C. — Lorena Ritch Goforth, 91, of 185 Bud’s Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Spartanburg Restorative Care.  More...

Michael Woodson

Michael River Woodson, 52, formerly of Jonesville, S.C., entered eternal rest on Wednesday, October 5, in Auburndale, Florida.  He was born in Union County and was a son of Bernice Woodson of Jonesville.  More...

Victim’s family reaches $200,000 settlement

The family of an 18-year-old Gaffney High School student killed in a February 2016 traffic accident in York County has settled a civil claim against the teenage driver who was behind the wheel.  More...

Judge says prosecutors can obtain DNA sample

A Circuit Court judge on Thursday gave prosecutors permission to obtain a DNA sample from a 19-year-old Gaffney man charged with the armed robbery of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard convenience store.  More...

Local News

Blacksburg council OKs across-the-board water rate increase

Blacksburg is dumping 180,000 gallons of water on the ground every week in the Buffalo community as the town flushes water lines to meet state water quality standards, town administrator Charlene Carter said Tuesday.  More...

Grassy Pond customers will pay more

County residents who get their water from the Grassy Pond Water Company will pay a little more for that shower.  The utility is raising its basic residential rate from $16 to $18 for up to 2,000 gallons of water usage a month.  Residents wh More...

CAREER FAIR

Former and current Cherokee County adult education students fill out job applications Thursday during a fall college and career fair at the Ola Copeland Community Learning Center in Gaffney. More...

Sports

CENTER FINDS LIFE A SNAP

Crawford brings energy, enthusiasm into role as Indians’ center of attention

life has been a snap for Gaffney center Brandon Crawford.  More...

Gaffney seeks key region win against Bulldogs

When Gaffney coaches talk to their team this week, they often repeat a simple mantra: you have to do the little things to win games.  That's exactly what the indians didn’t do in a 48-45 loss to Dorman this past week, taking ill-advised pe More...

LEDGER STAFF PREDICTS THIS WEEKEND’S GRIDIRON MATCHUPS

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Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If you see a bear, could be trouble bruin

Look, it’s a bear!  If you want to see someone fly 10 feet in the air, simply mention a bear and then sit back to watch the excitement. People are absolutely fascinated by these 600 pound massive creatures.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

America is better than Sunday’s un-presidential debate

Whatever else it may have been, Sunday’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wasn’t very presidential. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Time to re-declare a war on drugs

Repeat a lie often enough, the saying goes, and it becomes the truth. Take the War on Drugs. As you’ve surely heard in everything from sneering editorials to unsourced memes on Facebook, it was a dismal failure. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?