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‘Traveling Tribute Wall’ coming to Gaffney - Free Access

Broad River Electric is bringing The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall to its 811 Hamrick St. headquarters in Gaffney.  The 80-percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. More...

Auto crashes into house after driver bails during chase - Free Access

A Magnolia Street home was damaged early Wednesday morning when a man fleeing from Gaffney police jumped out of a moving car and the car struck the home. More...

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Christmas on Limestone-goers met with snow, rain and sleet
Christmas on Limestone and the City of Gaffney’s nighttime Christmas parade went forward Friday evening amid rain, sleet and snow, proving the Christmas spirit can overcome bad weather — at least up to a certain point.
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Chamber hosts nonprofit spotlight event
The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce held a "speed-networking" spotlight on nonprofits Jan. 19 at the YMCA in Gaffney. Over 30 nonprofits filled the YMCA's gym.

Local News

Iron City police chief asks council to budget for more officers - Free Access

The thin blue line for staffing Blacksburg Police Department is thinner than it should be.  Blacksburg Police Department had 14 officers in 2006. After the 2008 recession slashed budgets, the police department currently has 11 officers.  More...

Fink scholarship fundraiser Saturday - Free Access

The 7th annual David Fink Athletic Scholarship Fundraiser will be held this Saturday, Feb. 24 at Your Best Body Fitness Center on Old Georgia Highway.  More...

Police investigating woman’s claim that ex-boyfriend fired gunshot, threatened her - Free Access

City of Gaffney police are investigating an early Feb. 20 incident during which a man allegedly fired a gunshot while threatening his ex-girlfriend at a Redwood Circle apartment.  More...

Sports

Grappling for Gold - Free Access

Three Indian wrestlers take on top talent at state Class 5A wrestling tournament

This is what the sweaty summers, the incessant attention to diet and detail and the maniacal mental focus were for.  When Gaffney’s Jacob Peeler, Jason Miranda and Dashun Tate step onto the mat at the Anderson Civic Center today for the Cl More...

Spring (sports) is in the air - Free Access

Temperatures are warming up around Cherokee County, announcing the soon-to-be arrival of spring. But for area sports teams, spring has actually been underway for several weeks. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST - Free Access

Something happened along the way

A good friend of mine who, shall we say, leans a lot more to the left of a certain political aisle, was rightly upset about the latest school shooting to grab the nation’s attention.  More...

ED FEULNER - Free Access

Zoning out on free speech

“The Death of Free- Speech Zones,” reads a recent headline in Inside Higher Education. It’s a demise that anyone who believes in the First Amendment can cheer.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST - Free Access

Will automation kill our jobs?

A recent article in The Guardian dons the foreboding title “Robots will destroy our jobs — and we’re not ready for it.” The article claims, “For every job created by robotic automation, several more will be eliminated en More...

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation Investing in Cherokee County Facility - Free Access

Company Investing $6 Million in Expansion More...

ONE DEAD IN THURSDAY CRASH

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Gaffney man was killed in a 3-vehicle collision near the Cowpens Battleground Thursday night. More...

No decision on county’s request for injunction - Free Access

SPARTANBURG — An attorney for Cherokee County argued Thursday afternoon in Spartanburg County Court that Mary Black Health System - Gaffney should be required to continue providing emergency medical services under a court-issued injunction whil More...

LifeStyles

Mother-daughter duo bring escape room to downtown Gaffney - Free Access

Holmes and Watson Escape Room is open for business. More...

Free concert at Blacksburg library Tuesday - Free Access

New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Marc Black will be performing a free concert at the Blacksburg Library Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 12:15-1 p.m.  More...

Ten at the Top to host third annual PIQUE Young Professionals Summit - Free Access

TAYLORS, S.C.—Ten at the Top (TATT) will host the third annual PIQUE: Young Professionals Elevating the Upstate Summit on March 22 from 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a networking reception to follow, at the Taylors Mill in Taylors, S.C. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pauline Dawkins White - Free Access

Pauline Dawkins White, age 84, of Beltline Court Apartments, Apt. 25, Gaffney, South Carolina, widow of Floyd White, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg, South Carolina.  More...

Donald Holcombe - Free Access

Blacksburg — Donald Clark Holcombe, Sr., 73, of 251 Becky Boulevard, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at his home.  Born in Greenville, he was the husband of Wanda Irwin Holcombe and the son of the late Roy Lee Holcombe and Dorcus C More...

Angel Jefferies - Free Access

Our beloved one, Angel Minnette Jefferies, age 44, affectionately called Lynn, of 524 W. Rutledge Ave., Granard Courts Apt K-46 Gaffney, SC, departed this life for a home built without hands on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at her residence. More...

State News

Billy Graham, evangelist to the world, dead at age 99 - Free Access

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018 — Evangelist Billy Graham died today at 7:46 a.m. at his home in Montreat. He was 99.  More...

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