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Number of county workers paid more than $50,000 has almost doubled since last year

What a difference a year and a $900,000 increase in wages make for county employees. Over the past year, the number of county employees who earn more than $50,000 a year nearly doubled from 12 to 22 in the 2017 fiscal year budget. More...

LifeStyles

IT’S A SWEET LIFE

Sweet Life Creamery, one of three winners in the Gaffney Main Street Challenge, opened its doors Wednesday. The frozen custard parlor is located at 605 N. Limestone St. and will be open today from 12 - 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Jarretts celebrate 50th anniversary

Richard and Linda Jarrett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 1, 2017. More...

Meals On Wheels holds fourth annual Dice Run

Meals on Wheels of Cherokee County began in 1984 serving just 20 meals.  In 2015, it cost $770-$880 to feed just one person for a year.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elizabeth Bridges

Gaffney, S.C. — Elizabeth Ruppe Bridges, 81, of 607 Beason Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late Franklin R. More...

Hilda Sellars

Cowpens, S.C. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Seen any good movies lately?

Did your parents ever wash your mouth out with soap when you were little?  I am not sure how common mouth soap washing is in families with small children today.  I do know soap doesn’t taste good, and neither does paint thinner. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The Netflix revolution

While the nation’s political elites obsess over daily controversies of official Washington, a far more significant development is taking place on television screens across America. More...

STAR PARKER

The promise of apprenticeships

Last month, President Trump signed an executive order to boost apprenticeship programs in the United States. More...

WOMAN DIES IN THURSDAY CRASH - Free Access

    Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Gaffney woman was killed in a single motor vehicle collision Thursday night.  Fowler identified the victim as Amy Charlene Duncan, 40, of 623 White Plains Road. More...

Festival kicks into high gear this weekend with parade, barbecue cookoff and lots of other events

Nashville recording artists Blane Howard and Tony Jackson will take the stage tonight (Friday) for a free country music concert to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

Local News

No more ‘not very pretty fish’ found in lake

After testing nearly 200 fish in Lake Cherokee, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has found no safety issues with the freshwater fish in the popular local fishing spot.  More...

Photo

Representatives from Buffalo Lodge No. 202 presented the Town of Blacksburg with a framed portrait of George Washington on Tuesday. More...

Death and taxes have new meaning for Blackburg residents

There was good news for Blacksburg taxpayers even as the town learned it had a $102,000 loss during the previous fiscal year during an audit presented Tuesday.  More...

Sports

40th SC Junior Match Play finals today - Free Access

GAFFNEY, S.C. (July 13, 2017) -- Round of 16 match play results for the 40th South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship at Cherokee National Golf Club in Gaffney, S.C. More...

Post 109 ties up series 1-1

After giving up 13 walks in the opening game of the second round series with Fort Mill, Nate Lamb and Brandon McKinney provided Post 109 what it needed the most - a solidly pitched game.  Lamb went a crisp 4- plus innings and McKinney pitched 3 More...

Fuller returns to Gaffney High football coaching staff

The unexpected death of Gaffney High assistant coach Cameron Brooks has prompted the shuffling of duties and the return of a longtime assistant coach.  Former defensive coordinator Ben Fuller will return to the staff as the defensive line coach, More...

National News

Jimmy Buffett's home state ends ban on Margarita pitchers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Welcome back to Margaritaville: Singer Jimmy Buffett's childhood home on Thursday backed off a short-lived ban on the sale of pitchers of the drink he made famous.  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?