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Spencer re-elected in District 4; Smith captures District 6 county council seat

Cherokee County Council District 4 Councilman Tim Spencer hung on to his seat — just barely.  Spencer, who has served on council since 2003 and as its chairman for six of those years, won the tight race with 52 percent of the vote, 1,319 t More...

LifeStyles

She’s not out of the Woods yet

Call her the old kid on the block.  Mell Wood, 89, has been a poll worker for 60 years. She has worked behind the scenes on Election Day ever since high school.  More...

Altrusa International of Gaffney Supports Literacy

Mary Phillips, Executive Director of Literacy of Cherokee County, center is shown with Margaret Woodcock and Dorothy Manning of Altrusa International of Gaffney accepting a check in the amount of $300 for support of the Literacy’s endeavors to More...

Veterans Day Booklets available

A Veterans Day Booklet with pictures of select Cherokee County veterans is available for sale. Book is on sale by local veterans, and all proceeds go to Veterans Park Maintenance. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chip Blanton

Gaffney, S.C. — Gary Wilson “Chip” Blanton, Jr., 50, of 123 Fernwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at his residence. More...

Pearl Potter

Gaffney, S.C. — Minnie Pearl Stroup Potter, 82, formerly of 104 Stroupe Estate Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Magnolia’s of Gaffney.  More...

Landon Shell

Gaffney — Landon Eugene “Buddy” Shell, 79, of 240 Monroe Street, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Landon Clyde Shell and Willie Edna Sheh More...

Other News

Thanksgiving Day shopping is here to stay _ with some tweaks

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving Day shopping — a delight to some, an anathema to others — isn't going away, but some stores are rethinking their strategies on whether it makes sense to be open on the holiday itself. More...

City voters say yes to Sunday alcohol sales

Voters in Gaffney toasted the approval of Sunday alcohol sales by a surprisingly wide margin in Tuesday’s election.  Unofficially, the referendum passed with 57.6 percent of voters in favor of Sunday alcohol sales. More...

Trump carries S.C.; Mulvaney ousts challenger

Residents in solidly Republican South Carolina have chosen billionaire businessman Donald Trump for president. Trump won the state’s nine electoral votes. More...

Local News

Blacksburg’s water back in compliance with standards

The drinking water in Blacksburg is back in compliance with state water standards, town administrator Charlene Carter announced Monday. More...

Three new providers join Grassy Pond practice

Mary Black Physicians Group-Grassy Pond Family Medicine recently welcomed three new providers to the team - Dr. Jane Wasson, Tim Stuart, PA and Dianna Peterson, FNP. More...

Mayor rules motion to halt performing arts center out of order

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly went on the offensive Monday, ruling a motion to stop the construction of the performing arts center out of order.  More...

Sports

Gaffney’s Smith offered by ODU

Sarratt on top of priority list if Monarchs offer a QB in 2018 recruiting class

Old Dominion likes Gaffney High wideouts.  After signing Scott McCluney a year ago, the Monarchs offered junior Dennis Smith a scholarship during his visit this past weekend.  Smith is rated as the 12th best wideout prospect in his class, a More...

Limestone reloads with standout Kearse as the centerpeice

It seems like Limestone women’s basketball coach Corey Fox keeps saying the same things these days, but the team really is in a rebuilding stage. More...

Huff said not yet satisfied with team’s defensive effort

After having a few practices to reflect, Mark Huff already knows one place where the Gaffney boys basketball team has to get better: the defensive end. “Defensively, we aren’t where we need to be,” Huff said. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEWS

Claflin presses ahead despite major tragedy   It was the best of times and the worst of times on Claflin University’s campus.  Days before, the university was stunned by the deaths of four students in a vehicle crash in Columbia. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The United States is close to popping

Have you ever said or done anything you’d rather not be made public? Most of you probably have. I know I have. Many times. More...

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