January 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

INCOMING! Hospital fires first litigative shot in dispute with county

After several weeks of silence, the brewing feud between Cherokee County Council and Mary Black Health System — Gaffney has moved to a predictable venue — the courts.  In mid-December, the hospital requested the county, starting in M More...

LifeStyles

Downtown Gaffney will soon be a lot sweeter

Mariam Lovelace has never been afraid to take a risk. She took a risk when she left her well-paying job with benefits to pursue a career in ministry. More...

Broad River Electric collecting food for Meals on Wheels

Gaffney, S.C. – Broad River Electric Cooperative will be collecting food for Cherokee County Meals on Wheels throughout the month of February. More...

Deadline for Super BOWL of Chili orders is Friday

The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum’s deadline for their 5th Annual Super BOWL of Chili fundraiser is this Friday, Feb. 2 at noon.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Max “Good Buddy” Foxx

Gaffney, S.C. — Max Avant “Good Buddy” Foxx, 88, of 456 Lockhart Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 29, 2018 at his residence.  More...

Joyce Crow Cutshaw

Joyce Ann Crow Cutshaw, age 81, passed away. More...

Judy Bailey

Blacksburg — Judy Stewart Bailey, 68, of 166 Wilderness Trail, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018, in Charlotte, N.C.  Born in Etowah, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Pulaski Stewart and Clara Stone Scoggins. Mrs. More...

State News

SC advances bill to use electrocution if lethal drugs not available - Free Access

South Carolina lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation to shield the identities of companies that sell lethal injection drugs - and, if the state somehow remains unable to buy the pharmaceuticals, to permit execution by electrocution. More...

Governor urges people to stand up for pre-Super Bowl anthem

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Authorities identify body found hanged in tree - Free Access

A man found hanged in small patch of woods off Indian Hill Street on Tuesday was positively identified Wednesday as a 44-year-old Gaffney man who had been reported missing last September. More...

Incubator project has nine businesses; at capacity

A caterer, a L.A. transplant and wedding photographer all have one thing in common.  They are among nine entrepreneurs who are starting businesses at BGEN, a nonprofit business incubator launched by KNOW(2) in August of 2016.  More...

Local News

Accused killer still on the loose

The hunt for a Charlotte, N.C., man wanted for murder in Cherokee County continued Tuesday.  Salavador Marquez, 31, of Douglas Drive, whose first name is also spelled Salvador in court and police records, is wanted in connection with a Jan. More...

What’s the holdup on the wage study?

A clearly exasperated Gaffney Administrator James Taylor refused to predict just when the long-awaited wage and compensation survey would be in his hands.  The study was originally expected to be completed in September.  More...

County adult education personnel earn state awards

Brantlee Morgan has received state recognition for her work to document efforts by Cherokee County adult education students to complete their high school educations.  More...

Sports

Limestone football players named to Don Hansen All-Region Team   - Free Access

The Limestone College football team had a pair of special teams players named to the 2017 Don Hansen All-Super Region Two Team as senior punter Alex Haynes and senior kicker Nick Smith earned second-team and third-team honors. More...

Breaking News - 2/1/2018 9:31 PM

Indians hold off Vikings - Free Access

The Gaffney Indians remained unbeaten in the region but it wasn't easy against Spartanburg on Thursday.   Ladarius Foster had a team high 15 points and Bradley Childers had 13 before he left the game with 4:32 left in the fourth quarte More...

A Big Edge: region champ gets 3 home playoff games

Beating Dorman by a point this past week was big but it may even be bigger than you think.  That win gives the Indians a leg up for the Region III-5A championship. More...

Columns

STAR PARKER

Bogus racist claims against Trump

As President Trump lays out and implements his vision for American success — via his campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again” — there remain defiant naysayers. Among the most defiant are those who want to talk about race. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

They never know what awaits them

January 9 was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The annual observance aims to remind us of the constant dangers facing our police, deputies and other public safety officers.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s not an operation; it’s a procedure

I could never be another Mohandas Gandhi, or Mahatma, an honorific meaning venerable.  I watched a movie about his life a couple of weeks ago and learned quite a bit about him and the struggles for Indian independence from Great Britain, which w More...

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