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School trustee surprisingly submits letter of resignation

Cherokee County School Trustee Ron Garner announced Monday that he will resign at the end of October. In a carefully worded letter of resignation, Garner questioned whether a school board is even needed. More...

LifeStyles

Homecoming 2017

Blacksburg to celebrate with events Friday

Blacksburg High School will celebrate homecoming Friday, Oct. 13.  Festivities will begin with an assembly in the school’s gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. Blacksburg High alumni Willie Camp will be the keynote speaker.   At 3 p.m. More...

Piano music published during the 1860s will be performed at Abbey Concert

On Monday, October 16, 2017, Dr. David Thompson of the Limestone College Music faculty will present a lecture-performance featuring the unknown repertoire of 1860s piano music. Much of this would have been performed in people’s homes. More...

Cherokee County Farm Bureau women “Shake, Rattle and Roll” at state conference

Greenville, S.C. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Aaron Earle

Gaffney, S.C. — Aaron Willis Earle, 91, formerly of 125 Beltline Road, Apt. 7, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Peggy Richards

Gaffney, S.C. — Peggy Parris Richards, 71, of 179 Ballenger Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 9, 2017 at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Wilburn Richards and daughter of the late J. D. More...

Mary H. Bratton

Gaffney, S.C. — Mary Humphries Bratton, 83, of 128 Stacy Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. More...

National News

California wildfires have killed 21 people - Free Access

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Chief Ken Pimlott gave an updated death toll Wednesday, calling the series of wildfires in wine country "a serious, critical, catastrophic event." He says 8,000 firefighters are focusing on protec More...

Hammond returns to spotlight on field he dominated during his playing career

Former star Clemson defensive tackle Vance Hammond had a homecoming to remember Saturday.  Hammond joined 2011 Clemson safety Rashard Hall as honorary team captains for the coin toss before the Wake Forest game. More...

Future of proposed Railroad Avenue Park in doubt

FINANCIAL SHORTFALL

Trying to trim costs to bring the proposed Railroad Avenue Park project in line with the city’s most recent estimate won’t be easy as snip, snip, snip.  Sossamon Construction’s bid of $1,888,613 was nearly $600,000 more than th More...

Local News

Development and donor relations director for KNOW(2) hired

KNOW(2) announced today that it has hired Lori Ann Smith as Development Director to engage in resource development and donor relations. More...

Flag down, but not for long

An empty flagpole at a local business is apparently no cause for alarm because the American flag will be making a return in the near future, according to a company spokesperson.  More...

City searching to fill funding shortfall on T-bridge renovation

An estimated $1.2 million shortfall could derail the city’s long-awaited T-bridge renovation project. More...

Sports

Indians open hoop season Nov. 27

The Gaffney Indians will tip off their basketball season on Monday, Nov. 27, against York. The Indians will play nine non-region games and eight region games this season, as well as a couple of tournaments. More...

Let’s Get Physical!

Gaffney focused on being more physical

Heading into a near must-win game on Friday against Boiling Springs, Gaffney coach Dan Jones said he’s focusing on one area in particular where the Indians need to improve. And that’s becoming a more physical football team. More...

UPPER STATE BOUND!

The Gaffney High girls golf team placed fourth with a team score of 355 to qualify for the upper state tournament.   More...

Columns

STAR PARKER

An important new step for religious freedom

Arguing for protection of religious freedom, the Trump administration has opened the door for employers to withdraw from the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring them to provide birth control coverage at no cost to employees.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Why make it harder for Puerto Rico to rebuild?

To say that our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are suffering is a vast understatement. The combined punches of Hurricanes Irma and Maria have devastated the island territories. Nearly the entire electrical grid was wiped out. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘They’ll eat it if they get hungry enough’

If you’re a man and your wife goes out of town with her girlfriends, how do you handle it?  For me, it helps tremendously that our daughter Abbie still lives with us. More...

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