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Gaffney High JROTC named one of Air Force’s top units

Gaffney High Junior ROTC has been named one of the nation’s top Air Force units for a 15th straight year in its final year under retiring instructors Lt. Col. Morris Miller and Chief MSgt. Randall Byars. More...

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LifeStyles

Salvation Army holds annual dinner to recognize volunteers

Approximately 150 people attended The Salvation Army of Cherokee County’s Community Recognition Dinner, held recently at the First Baptist Church Life Center on Limestone Street in Gaffney. More...

Gaffney Main Street Program awards $5000 in facade improvement grants

The Gaffney Main Street advisory board unanimously approved the Main Street design team’s recommendation to assist five applicants with improvements to their downtown properties. More...

SURVIVORS PAMPERED

A cancer survivors benefit was held at Diva’s Den on February 8, 2016. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Terry “Bubba” Horton,

Chesapeake, VA — Terry Glenn “Bubba” Horton, 55, died April 28, 2016. He was born March 18, 1961 in Greenville, SC. More...

Doris Harmon,

Gaffney, SC — Doris Martha Smith Harmon, 93, formerly of Palmetto Street, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Peachtree Centre. Born in Blacksburg, she was the widow of the late William (Bill) H. More...

Myrtle Christenson,

Kings Mountain, NC — Myrtle Dunn Christenson, age 77 of Kings Mountain, NC, died May 3, 2016 at Wendover Hospice, Shelby, NC. Funeral service will be held at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Kings Mountain, NC on Friday, May 6, 2016, 2 p.m. More...

National News

Lawyer says ‘mystery man’ responsible for “Grim Sleeper” murders

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for the man accused in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings in Los Angeles told jurors Tuesday that a "mystery man" was the real killer. More...

Breaking News - 5/4/2016 3:09 PM

Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor - Free Access

KEVIN BURBACH, Associated Press   More...

No tax increase in county budget

Cherokee County property owners won’t pay more in county property taxes in 2016. Cherokee County Acting Administrator Holland Belue proposed a $23.2 million budget that contained no millage hike during Monday’s budget workshop. More...

Ditto proposed City of Gaffney spending plan

Here is good news: The preliminary City of Gaffney budget contains no tax hike. More...

TRUCK STRIKES POLE

Electrical service at a South Petty Street home was temporarily knocked out Monday evening when a pickup truck was involved in an accident and slammed into a utility pole. More...

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School district seeking guidance on transgenders’ use of bathrooms

As transgender legislation and court cases spark a national bathroom debate, the Cherokee County School District has asked its attorneys to study how best to handle the issue. More...

Clash at meeting over transgender bathrooms

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — About 500 people turned out, some of them singing and shouting to drown out others, as the Horry County Board of Education discussed the use of bathrooms by transgender students. More...

More hotels for Charleston?

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston is holding a public hearing on the impact of new hotels in a city that attracts millions of visitors each year. More...

Sports

Meet the next sport of the modern age: Drone racing - Free Access

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Decked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: a 20-foot-tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Boom! His sight goes black. More...

Region Champs - Again!

Jolliff leads Indians to 31-stroke win

Gaffney golf coach Brandon Coggins had been confident leading into the region tournament, saying earlier in the week that he felt "really good" about this team “if do what they are supposed to do.” They did what they were supposed to do a More...

Q thinks its fine to play where he was hurt

Prior to Saturday, you couldn’t blame former Gaffney High star Quinshad Davis if Detroit wasn’t among his favorite cites. After all, Detroit was where he suffered a broken leg in the 2014 Quick Lane Bowl on Friday. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

The fuzzy accounting behind renewable energy’s falling prices

Fans of the renewable energy industry like to boast that the costs of solar and wind power are dropping. What they never mention is where most of those “savings” are coming from — American taxpayers. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

The Trump campaign shows its policy chops

The rap on Donald Trump is he’s all bluster. The New York Times says he’s offering “incoherent mishmash.” GOP rival Ted Cruz claims Trump has “no idea” how to fix the economy. Don’t believe it. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My job is different every day

Anyone who pays attention to TV commercials knows the most interesting man in the world is the Dos Equis guy, who, as I understand it, is retiring from that gig. More...

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