October 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Maybe not such a ‘bright’ idea after all

County officials thought they had a bright idea to pay an engineer to develop specs to replace parking lot lights at the administration building.  But the shine might be off that idea after it was discovered the new light fixtures might cast les More...

LifeStyles

Pawbrokers jewelry party to benefit Humane Society returns

A popular “pay it forward” jewelry party to benefit the Humane Society of Cherokee County is returning to the Gaffney Elks Lodge this year.  Roxanne Blake, of Charlotte, created a unique model to collect and repurpose donated jewelry More...

‘Save the dates’ are the Valentine’s Day of the wedding industry

It happened. More...

Cookies for red Cross

Chick-fil-A Gaffney Team members raised $2000.00 in september through their #Cookies4Community campaign. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Merle Reams

Gaffney, S.C. — Merle F. Reams, 80, of 607 Pacolet Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Milwaukee, WI, he was the son of the late Merle and Gertrude Reams. More...

Alice Pierce

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Shirley Carothers

Shelby, N.C. — Shirley Cain Crump Carothers, age 94, died October 22, 2017 at Hospice of Greensboro. Born December 22, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Bernie Davis Cain and Mary Louise Howard Cain. More...

National News

Trump declares opioids a public health emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged to "overcome addiction in America," declaring the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he describe More...

Shooting call leads investigators to trove of weapons, drugs, cash

An early Tuesday morning report of a shooting led Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office investigators not only to an injured man but a cache of weapons, a stash of cash, several stolen vehicles and more than a half-pound of methamphetamine.  More...

Gaffney QB, star wideout in car crash

Taking a break from Thursday’s practice, Gaffney quarterback Tyshun Sarratt lifted his bandana to reveal no damage to his forehead from an early morning 2-car accident involving Sarratt and teammate and best friend Shrine Bowl wide receiver Den More...

Accident has county official mulling changes in garbage pickup methods

No matter the cost, a Cherokee County councilman said the county must develop a plan that would prevent its sanitation workers from crossing lanes of traffic.  More...

Local News

“Peachoid” is People’s Choice in 2017 Tank of the Year contest

The municipal water tank in Gaffney was voted the “People’s Choice” during the 2017 Tank of the Year competition sponsored by Tnemec Company, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance coatings.  More...

PURE LUCK

Mitchel Humphries made a hole-in-one on October 15, 2017 at Bald Mountain Golf Course at Rumbling Bald in Lake Lure, NC. It was a thing of beauty on hole #16! He used Ping 6 iron I15 from 157.3 yards and was playing a Callaway chrome soft ball. More...

About 200 Gaffney Middle School students walk to school Thursday

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Sports

Gaffney pounds Vikings - Free Access

Maybe it wasn’t so far-fetched to select the Gaffney Indians as the No. 1 team in the state in several preseason polls. The Indians made a statement Friday to the rest of Class 5A, defeating homestanding More...

Catawba ends Limestone's title hopes - Free Access

Entering Senior Day still in the thick of the SAC Championship race, the Limestone College football team had its title aspirations dashed as Catawba College stormed back in the second half to record a 45-28 decision Saturday at The Reservation.  More...

How top 25 fared in college football - Free Access

Saturday No. 1 Alabama (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 23 LSU, Saturday. No. 2 Penn State (7-1) lost to No. 6 Ohio State 39-38. Next: at No. 16 Michigan State, Saturday. No. 3 Georgia (8-0) beat Florida 42-7. Next: vs. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The ‘little things’ can’t compare to what I saw

Ever have one of those weeks, or months, where nothing seems to be going your way?  Sometimes all it takes is for a bunch of little things to go wrong and you’re ready to dump the weight off your shoulders.  A week ago, for instance, More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Freedom of speech doesn’t guarantee understanding

Daily Beast columnist Jay Michaelson is unhappy with America’s football fans.  More...

THEIR VIEW

An immigration non-issue

There are no so-called sanctuary cities in South Carolina. More...

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