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Sunday alcohol sales transition going smoothly

While it’s still new to the area, the advent of Sunday beer and wine sales in the City of Gaffney has appeared to have gone smoothly so far. More...

LifeStyles

Actors wanted: former Gaffney High teacher casting for feature film

Local filmmaker LaTracey McDowell will hold auditions for her first feature length film in March at USC-Upstate. More...

Oyster roast benefits Meals on Wheels

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels recently received a donation of $836 from the Blacksburg Oyster Roast Benefit, and a matching grant of $850 from The Dr. Moss Family Charitable Gift Fund in Honor of Wayne Thomas.  More...

January events at the Cherokee County Library

Gaffney branch events Reading with Ringling Bros. (ages 3 – 12) Read 5 books before February 5, 2017 and receive one free kid’s ticket to the Ringling More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kelly Davis

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Robert Thompson

Robert Lee Thompson, 68, of 172 Cantrell Drive, Chesnee, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, in his home.  He was born in Spartanburg County and was a son of the late Otha Crawford and the late Rosa Lee Thompson White.  More...

Billy Hardin

Gaffney, S.C. — Billy Maurice Hardin, 88, of 318 North Cresthaven Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at his son’s residence.  More...

The Latest: Dylann Roof sentenced to die for church slayings - Free Access

A federal jury has sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black church members in a racially motivated attack in 2015. More...

Woman dies of gunshot wound - Free Access

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says he is investigating the shooting death of a 20 year old woman at a Gaffney residence. More...

Police: Teen admits running over man with pickup truck

A 19-year-old Gaffney man was arrested Jan. 5 for murder by investigators in Spartanburg County after he allegedly admitted hitting a pedestrian with his truck at the urging of another.  More...

A BOOST FROM BROTHER

Garrett Moss gives his brother Mason’s sled a push down a hill Saturday morning at Cherokee National Golf Course as snow continues to fall. Cherokee County received six inches of snow in many areas of the county.   More...

Local News

A shave(?) and a haircut, one book

Ike Bridges is taking more than a little off the top for kids needing a sharp-looking haircut.  More...

6 inches

The weekend’s snow storm dumped 6 inches in the Cherokee Creek area, while other sections of the county received much less. The frigid temperature, however, assures that whatever fell will be around for several days. More...

WHO ARE THESE GUYS?

The 1957 Gaffney Junior High School football team was pictured in the Oct. 3, 1957 edition of The Gaffney Ledger. The players were not identified in the newspaper, but a list of the 1956 team was published the year before.  More...

Sports

Ford, Spurrier enter College Football Hall of Fame - Free Access

Peyton Manning and his Southeastern Conference nemesis, former Florida coach Steve Spurrier, will go into the College Football Hall of Fame together. More...

Snow Day

Storm forces postponement of prep, college hoop games

Winter Storm Helena forced the postponement of basketball games this past weekend. The Gaffney Indians were scheduled to host Northwestern at The Burial Ground, and Blacksburg welcomed High Point Academy of Spartanburg on Friday. More...

The Windup

Blacksburg High softball pitcher Baylee Tessner warms up her arm during a recent practice. The Lady Wildcats took advantage of warm weather to practice outdoors.   More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Teach computer science in South Carolina

It’s virtually impossible to know what the future job market might look like for a child in kindergarten. But one thing is sure — he or she will have to know how to use a computer.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Petty partisanship from an exiting Obama

I don’t know about you, but I feel a strong sense of optimism in the air. More...

IT’S JUST ME

I can’t feel my legs dad; will you pray for me?

I saw a bunch of photos on Facebook over the weekend of folks out playing in the snow. Although most of the county got about six inches or more of snow, I don’t believe we got that much over at my house. More...

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