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Summer art camp offering variety of classes for children

With the end of the school year fast approaching, signups for children’s summer camps have begun.  More...

May events at the Cherokee County Library

Gaffney Branch Events   Storytime  First Session: 10:30 – 11 a.m.  More...

Two ‘Bullys’ take home Best In Show

This past Saturday, April 29, owners of the American Bully breed of dog gathered at the Cherokee County History & Arts Museum mustering grounds for their spring show.  Participating owners brought in over 40 Bullys and French Bulldogs, from More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robin Harris

Gaffney, S.C. — Robin Lynn Skidmore Harris, 55, of 311 Burnt Gin Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Robert Wilkerson

Blacksburg — Robert Phillip "Phil" Wilkerson, 86, of 204 Dixon Drive, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at his residence.  More...

Elijah Inabinette Jr.

Deacon Elijah Inabinette, Jr. was born October 20, 1938, in North, S.C. (in Orangeburg County), to the late Deacon Elijah and Mrs. Annie Mae Inabinet, Sr. More...

Det. Blanton of Gaffney PD signs warrants against cell phone theft suspects: ‘Can you hear me now?’

A City of Gaffney police detective has signed warrants against two individuals who allegedly were part of a group that stole more than $8,000 worth of smart phones from a West Floyd Baker Boulevard cell phone store Wednesday.  More...

Industry investing up to $20M in expansion

A local industry is investing as much as $20 million to expand its operations in the city.  Cherokee County Council is expected to conduct a public hearing at its Monday, May 15, meeting and approve third reading of a tax break for a local compa More...

Local News

County will use sales tax to fund employee pay raises

Described as a “calculated risk” by Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue, Cherokee County Council on Monday approved a wage and compensation plan for its employees that will increase annual labor costs by more than $900,000.  More...

HUMANE HELPERS

Clancy Shackleford, left, and Abby Morris, members of the Upstate Spirit Starz, put utensils on tables during the Humane Society of Cherokee County fundraiser at Aegean Pizza Sunday. More...

Fire investigators convene in Gaffney to hone their craft

Thick black smoke arose from the Gaffney fire training center Wednesday as an instructor stuffed a bag of potato chips into the engine bay of a car and set the chip bag on fire.  With all fuel and oil removed from the junker Ford that had been d More...

Sports

‘Real football’ starts when put pads on

Thursday was the Gaffney Indians’ first day in shoulder pads, when “it becomes real football, instead of pretend football.”  Players do not tackle, but the ability to become more physical is crucial for the offensive and defens More...

Recruiters pay visit to The Reservation

Gaffney High has been a favorite destination for college football recruiters the past few weeks.  Big-time programs such as Clemson, Tennessee, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Virginia Tech as well as Division IAA national champion James Madison h More...

Wildcats reloading for spring drills

It’s moving day for Blacksburg football players Monday when spring practice kicks off in the next phase of getting ready for the 2017 season. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A soft spot in my heart for grocers

Whether it’s because I’ve had had family members who earned their livings from them, or because I’ve done these jobs personally, there are a number of professions for which I have a soft spot.  Nurses, teachers, coal miners, dr More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

A culture of independence

On May 4, 1776, the colony of Rhode Island declared its independence from Great Britain. That was two full months before the Continental Congress got around to issuing the document we now revere as the  Declaration of  Independence.  More...

OUR VIEWS

Downtown area about to spring to life

You could call this a lot of things, this event that occurred in downtown Gaffney on Tuesday.  The folks in charge called it a “reveal party,” because, we’re assuming, they were going to “reveal” the names of the th More...

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