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Fire results in arrests being made

Three teens have been taken into custody as part of an ongoing investigation into a Monday afternoon fire at an unoccupied Villa Drive home.  Heavy smoke and fire was already venting through the roof when the Gaffney Fire Department responded at More...

Rec district official appears at meeting to refute councilman’s claims

Cherokee County Recreation District Chairman Mike Bolin had a message on Monday for a county councilman. More...

LifeStyles

50 years of rock-n-roll

SCC campus police officer being recognized with memorabilia exhibit

Music has been a part of Andre Kerr’s life for as long as he can remember. The Jonesville native’s mother was a singer and ukulele player, who wanted the same for her son. More...

John Ewing Bootstrap Award presented

Jasmine Foster was chosen by faculty at Ewing Middle School to receive the John Ewing Bootstrap Award for the 8th grade graduating class.  In a ceremony on May 31, Foster accepted the award from Tedi Gibbons, a member of the Sprouse Sunday Schoo More...

Jack Allison being honored as Deacon Emeritus

Correction: A previous article stated the date as June 17. The correct date for the recognition is Sunday, June 18. Dear Saints, Jack Allison is a very dear friend of mine and has been a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church for over 79 years. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert “Robbie” Douglas

Gaffney, S.C. — Robert Crosby Douglas, 76, of 111 W. O’Neal Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional   Medical Center.  More...

William Harold Littleton Jr.

SPARTANBURG, SC — William “Bill” Harold Littleton Jr., 67, of Spartanburg, SC, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Spartanburg Medical Center. Born May 25, 1950, in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late William Harold Littleton Sr. More...

Lou Sonja Manning

Lou Sonja Manning, 45, of Charlotte, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Carolinas Medical Center.  Sonja was born June 22, 1971, in Jackson, Mississippi. More...

State News

Gaffney resident recognized as top sales professional

SPARTANBURG, S.C., May 23, 2017 – Three members of the Allegra Marketing-Print-Mail in Spartanburg were recently recognized as top international sales performers by the Alliance Franchise Brands network. More...

Dozens in South Carolina charged in prison-based meth ring

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nearly three dozen people are charged with being part of a methamphetamine ring run by South Carolina prison inmates who used smuggled cellphones, state prosecutors said Tuesday.  More...

Other News

R2-D2, lightsaber: Force is strong in this Star Wars auction

BOSTON (AP) — Diehard Star Wars fans will need to rely on more than the force if they want to bid on an R2-D2 droid that appeared in several of the franchise's movies.  A couple million dollars might also help.  More...

National News

San Francisco marks 50th anniversary of famed Summer of Love

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They came for the music, the mind-bending drugs, to resist the Vietnam War and 1960s American orthodoxy, or simply to escape summer boredom. More...

Coroner releases identity of driver killed in fiery tractor-trailer crash

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler has released the identity of the victim of a fiery fatal crash involving two tractor-trailer rigs Tuesday night on I-85 north of Blacksburg. More...

County council OKs amended budget

Cherokee County Council passed final reading of its new fiscal year budget Monday with some added expenses. Cherokee County Council passed final reading of its new fiscal year budget Monday with some added expenses.  More...

Approved school budget has surplus

The Cherokee County School District budget that trustees approved Monday contains a $372,568 surplus. More...

Consolidation proposal dead

There was little drama when the Cherokee County School Board decided Monday evening not to combine Ewing Middle and Gaffney Middle.  More...

Getaway driver gets 10 years

Saying a 49-year-old woman had not appeared to have learned any lessons from previous run-ins with the law, a City of Gaffney police detective appeared in General Sessions Court on Monday recommending she be sentenced to the maximum for her role in a More...

Local News

Thursday night fire on Hetty Hill Street ruled accidental

A Thursday night fire on Hetty Hill Street has been ruled an accident.  City of Gaffney firefighters were called to the 400 block at 11:56 p.m. and observed fire and heavy smoke coming from the single-story brick residence.  More...

SEE YA LATER, ALLIGATOR

Cameron Lemmonds displays an alligator skin for kids to touch Monday during a science lesson by John Green at the Cherokee County Boys and Girls Club. More...

City council votes to repair, not close, Sherwood Road

Sherwood Road residents will soon have an easier time getting around.  Gaffney City Council has voted to repair a collapsed stormwater drain and reopen the road that has been closed for more than a year.  The road is located near Thompson S More...

Sports

Popular Gaffney High assistant football coach dies

A Gaffney High football fixture is in the ICU of Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Longtime Gaffney High assistant coach Cameron Brooks is battling complications of diabetes. More...

Indians get passing marks during first passing league

There is no thwack of pads - just the sound of a football landing in the hands of a player, intended target or not. The Gaffney Indians participated in their first passing league of the summer on Tuesday. More...

Eubanks tosses gem in win over Inman

Damian Eubanks was too much for Inman on Monday.  The side-armer went seven strong innings and Cody Bailey singled, doubled and tripled and knocked in five runs to lead the Post 109 seniors to a 9-2 win over Inman at Jerry “Jug” Wall More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Our office is always open for business

This year, Chief Executive Magazine ranked South Carolina fourth in its annual list of “Best States for Business.” This ranking was based on a survey of CEOs throughout the country, and is our state’s highest ranking to date. More...

OUR VIEW

Could we maybe come up with a better name?

This is by no means anything personal, nor is it intended to be a put-down or criticism of anyone involved in the process, but we’re just not happy with the name they’ve come up with for the new Cherokee Technology Center. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This too shall pass

Life is so much more pleasant when you accentuate the positive of all situations. Like being sick. What, you ask, on earth can be a positive about being sick? More...

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