Attorney says it’s ‘baseless, legally flawed’


An attorney for the trustees overseeing Gaffney Broadcasting Inc. argued a recently filed lawsuit in Cherokee County Probate Court seeking the ouster of the trustees is “baseless and legally flawed.” Moreover, Attorney Stephanie Burton asked in court documents that the lawsuit by Raymond D. Green against the trustees, William Frank Kinard and Richard G. Kinard, be transferred out of Cherokee […]

Customers rally to support Chick-fil-A CEO

With traffic on Floyd Baker Boulevard snarled for hours, local residents showed their support Wednesday for Chick-fil- A and the company’s stance in the debate regarding unions between persons of the same sex. Embroiled in a heated controversy following remarks made by Chick-fil- A CEO Dan Cathy, the Gaffney eatery and its sister units nationwide became swamped with customers in […]

Four schools get A’s, three others grade out at F

Four Cherokee County schools received an A and three schools were given an F letter grade on a new federal report card issued Thursday. The new A-to-F grading system resulted from a federal waiver South Carolina received July 19 that allowed the state to change how schools are rated under No Child Left Behind legislation. The state replaced the old […]

Wreck causes 5-hour-long detour

A Thursday morning accident on North Limestone Street led to an almost 5-hour-long detour as work crews scrambled to fix a broken utility pole and various lines stretching across the busy roadway. According to Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of the S.C. Highway Patrol, the 8:15 a.m. accident occurred as a 51- year-old Shelby, N.C., man was headed south on North […]


Police looking for meat thief

Gaffney police are on the lookout for a meat thief. According to an incident report, an unknown man wearing a peach-colored polo shirt, black shorts and a baseball cap entered the Bi-Lo grocery store at approximately 6 p.m. July 30 and proceeded to the meat department, where he selected various meats and put them into Bi-Lo store bags. The man […]

Estimated cost for building Duke’s Lee nuclear plant remains unchanged

The cost of building nuclear power plants is rising. However, the proposed William S. Lee III nuclear plant in Cherokee County just might be the exception. According to an Associated Press analysis of public records and regulatory filings, the cost to build three nuclear plants in Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina have risen from hundreds of millions to as much […]

Orientations scheduled at two schools

Gaffney Middle will hold orientation meetings on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the following times: 6th grade — 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. General meeting in cafeteria at 5 p.m. 7th grade — 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. General meeting in cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m. 8th grade — 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. General meeting in cafeteria beginning at 7 […]

Political Cartoon


Of free speech and Chick-fil-A

Dan Cathy could have saved his company, Chick-fil-A, a lot of trouble. All he had to do was keep his views about family to himself. Instead, he answered a question honestly. In a recent media interview, the company’s president and COO said what he believes and why he believes it. But his politically incorrect views are intolerable, judging from the […]

LEDGER COLUMNIST ‘Now Gulla has this putt left to win The Masters’

Perhaps it’s because I was a stumpy, asthmatic kid, or perhaps it’s because I grew up in a cold-weather state, but of all the things I daydreamed of doing as a child, I never really daydreamed of being a summer Olympian. I’d probably have to stop for a rest break midway through the 100-yard dash and ask for a glass […]