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Police searching for man who robbed downtown bank
Police are searching for a man responsible for robbing a North Granard Street bank Monday afternoon.
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Friday morning accident
Staff writer Tim Gulla was on the scene of this Friday morning wreck on South Granard Street at Willis Plaza and shot this video.

Local News

South Carolina making progress in improving children's lives

While many South Carolina children are still growing up in poverty, a national report shows an improving economy is benefitting families. More...

Security officer’s sidearm stolen

A handgun assigned to a security officer who works for the Charlotte Area Transit System was among the items reported stolen following an armed robbery that allegedly occurred in the parking lot of the Gaffney Premium Outlets on June 17.  More...

TAKE THAT

TAKE THAT — Cherokee County students received a kickboxing and yoga lesson Thursday from a YMCA instructor at the end of a summer reading camp at Grassy Pond Elementary. More...

Sports

Living the dream in Cooperstown

Principal, son lead Vikings team on trip to youth baseball heaven

Cooperstown is a little slice of baseball heaven where memories are made.  More...

Extra base runners give Inman early lead in win over Post 109

Post 109 pitchers were in a giving mood Wednesday evening when it came to free passes for Inman base runners.  Inman took advantage of six walks and four hit batters in a 11-8 victory over Post 109. More...

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Blacksburg High Class of 2017 graduate L.T. Foster signed Wednesday to play defensive back on the Cumberland University football team in Kentucky. More...

State News

South Carolina’s last Confederate flag remains in a box

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Prosecutors: Prison supervisor ordered juveniles hog-tied

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An indictment says a former supervisor at a South Carolina juvenile prison ordered guards to hog-tie two inmates and leave them lying on their stomachs for two hours because they made too much noise.  More...

Family of grandmother killed by alligator sues nursing home

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A nursing home in South Carolina is being sued after a 90-year-old woman walked away from the facility last year and was killed by an alligator.  More...

Car dealership burglary suspect now in custody

An 18-year-old Gaffney man already wanted for the alleged burglaries of two car dealerships earlier this week was taken into custody Wednesday.  Jamarcus Dawkins, of North Granard Street, is now charged with a total of five separate burglaries a More...

LifeStyles

Latest episode of Sh%t Southern Women Say released - Free Access

Gaffney native Julia Fowler is writer, director and star of hit YouTube videos

She's at it again, y'all! Gaffney native Julia Fowler has a brand new episode of Sh%t Southern Women Say, featuring Bravo TV star Patricia Altschul from Southern Charm. More...

Ford wins talent prelim at Miss SC

Bursting with energy and personality, Gaffney native Sydney Ford tapped her way into winning Wednesday night’s talent preliminary at the Miss South Carolina Pageant. More...

Broad River Electric sends 3 local students to D.C.

Three local students recently returned from the nation’s capital following a trip sponsored by Broad River Electric Cooperative.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jonathan Leagon

Blacksburg — Jonathan “Pop” Howard Leagon, 90, of 631 Leagon Drive, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his residence. He was surrounded by his family and many friends.  More...

Homer Lipscomb

Funeral service for Mr. Homer Lee Lipscomb, age 78, of 115 Springdale Avenue, East Orange, New Jersey, husband of Mrs. Anne Lipscomb, will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 1 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church with Dr. Danny L. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Candy store adventures

Sometimes, I’m unashamed to say, my sweet tooth gets the best of me.  I was walking around a certain big box store the other night and just happened upon the candy aisle where they had all these $1 boxes of “movie theater” cand More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

It’s not about Trump, it’s about his voters

In Election 2016, Democrats seemed to assume that the unpopularity of Donald Trump would be enough to keep him out of the White House. It’s true that most Americans viewed him unfavorably, but the same was also true of Hillary Clinton. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The American dream: Alive and well

Almost any time you see the phrase “the American Dream” these days, it seems to be in a negative context. More...

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