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Interim county boss expected to be named next week

After more than 50 minutes in a closed-door discussion at a special called meeting Tuesday, Cherokee County Council still has no interim administrator. More...

LifeStyles

“Eight Southern African-American Artists: Past, Present, Future”

CAVA’s exhibit celebrating Black History Month opens Jan. 15

“Eight Southern African-American Artists: Past, Present, Future” opens January 15 at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery.  More...

Sports

Breaking News - 1/12/2018 8:43 PM

Limestone football coach steps down for job with Chicago Bears - Free Access

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Breaking News - 1/13/2018 4:51 PM

Indians top Rebels in region opener - Free Access

Gaffney and Byrnes played a tournament game last month in the Dorman High auxiliary gym.  On Friday, a leak forced Byrnes to move its region opener with Gaffney from the Nelson Scofield Gymnasium, Huff to its former gym . However, no m More...

Breaking News - 1/13/2018 4:52 PM

Wildcats outlast Chesnee in double OT - Free Access

Youth was served on Friday.  Sophomores Shaun Garrison and Jackson Gore made key baskets down the stretch after seniors Jeremiah Kilgore and Elijah Rodgers fouled out to lift the Blacksburg Wildcats to a bit 91-84 double overtime win over More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Good gracious, weed stinks

The smell almost knocked me over when a young man walked past me in a supermarket grocery aisle the other day.  It wasn’t cologne or BO (body odor) that floored me. No, it was the unmistakeable scent of marijuana.  More...

Election 2018 Scoreboards: Who’s up and who’s down?

Looking ahead to Election 2018, the numbers are close enough for either party to end up in control of the House, the Senate or both. More...

STAR PARKER

Trump can take credit for black unemployment drop

There’s plenty to celebrate in the December Bureau of Labor Statistics report showing black unemployment at 6.8 percent, the lowest ever since they started reporting the data in 1972.  More...

Flu deaths double last year's total - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials say 15 people have died of the flu so far this season, more than double the number of deaths at this time last year.  More...

"Whoa, Nelly" - Keith Jackson dies - Free Access

Keith Jackson laid down the soundtrack to Saturday for a generation of college football fans with phrases such as his signature "Whoa, Nelly!" From the World Series to the Olympics, More...

Stories of 2 women who have lived it

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth and final in a series of stories that focuses on the plight of the homeless.)   More...

Local News

Blacksburg VFD seeking additional $100k from town

The Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department has asked for a $100,000 increase in its portion of the town budget to add paid firefighters and make payments on recent equipment upgrades.  The department requested town council consider increasing its More...

Band of Gold takes on the Big Easy

The Gaffney High Band of Gold marching band celebrated the New Year’s holiday by performing in a Mardi Gras-style parade through the French Quarter in New Orleans.  About 70 band members entertained fans in the AllState Sugar Bowl parade D More...

Construction on new city park still weeks away

Gaffney City Council awarded the contract to begin construction on the Railroad Avenue Park six weeks ago.  But it could take weeks longer before dirt is actually moved on the project.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

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Dorothy Burgess

Mooresboro — Dorothy (Dot) Guyton Burgess, 87, of 2717 College Farm Road, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Testa Family Hospice.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Horace Burgess and the daughter of the late Aaron and Alice Gor More...

Clari Spencer

Gaffney, S.C. — Clari Elizabeth Spencer, 30, of 907 S. Petty Street, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at her residence.  More...

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