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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

Limestone College open house set for Friday

Limestone College will host an Open House for prospective day students on Friday, February 24.  Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Fullerton Auditorium.A campus tour then begins at the Academic Quad beginning at 10:40 a.m. More...

NEW MEMBERS

Antioch Volunteer Fire Department recently welcomed two new members to the department. “Chief” and “Lexi” are 6-week-old Dalmatian puppies that came from the same litter. More...

YESTERYEAR IN GAFFNEY

This is what the parking lot across from the Gaffney Visitors Center looked like about 100 years ago. The train station (lower left) and Hotel Carroll (large building right of center) are no longer standing. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Adger Pittman

Adger H. Pittman of Blacksburg, went to sleep in death Monday, February 13, 2017.  More...

Roy E. Elmore

Gaffney, S.C. — Roy Elbert Elmore, 93, of 105 Claiborne St., Gaffney, died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 19, following a brief illness.  Born in Gaffney, he was the youngest son of the late O.B. Elmore, Sr. More...

Dolores “Dee” Holly

Gaffney, S.C. — Dolores “Dee” Pretzer Holly, 91, of 112 Westland Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her residence. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Positive move on I-95’s ‘coffin corridor’

It promises to be ugly, but it should save lives. The S.C. Department of Transportation has at long last released a plan to address the “coffin corridor” of Interstate 95 in Jasper County. More...

STEPHEN MOORE

Congress must stop death-by-decree

Last summer, at the first meeting of the Trump Leadership Council — an advisory group consisting of top CEOs from major companies — Donald Trump asked business leaders what their biggest problems were. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Don’t hit me with those negative waves’

Remember the good ol’ days? That period of time, I suppose, is different for every generation. There are those, too, who will argue that the ‘good ol’’ days’ weren’t so good after all. More...

Medical marijuana bill goes to full committee - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill legalizing the medical use of marijuana is advancing in the South Carolina House.  More...

County property reassessments delayed

TAXES WILL CONTINUE TO BE BASED ON 2013 NUMBERS

The appraised value of your home won’t be changing until at least fiscal year 2018-2019.  Cherokee County Council passed second reading Tuesday of an ordinance to delay the completion of countywide property reassessments.  More...

Limestone professor says solar eclipse will be impressive; state braces for influx of watchers

A total solar eclipse is a rare occurrence that Limestone College astronomy and physics professor Dr. Scott Berry figures he will only see once in his lifetime.  This rare and spectacular cosmic event will take place Aug. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Limestone College crowned

Brittany Durrah, a junior from Duncan, S.C., was crowned Miss Limestone College 2017 at a pageant on Saturday, February 18.  Durrah, who graduated from Byrnes High School, is a member of the Limestone cheerleading squad. More...

UNCF hosting masked ball March 3

Business and civil leaders will gather for a masked ball March 3 at the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) gala in Greenville to help make college affordable for minority students.  More...

Local special athletes participate in basketball, cheerleading

Cherokee County schools participated in the Area 12 Special Olympics basketball 5-on-5 and cheerleading held at Limestone College Feb.14.  The group would like to extend a special thank you to the basketball players and cheerleaders at Limestone More...

Sports

SC Football Hall of Fame honors Deshaun Watson - Free Access

Deshaun Watson will be receiving the Inaugural Blanchard-Rogers Award as the college player of the year. The award is named after Heisman Trophy winners with ties to South Carolina, Felix “Doc” Blanchard and George Rogers. More...

Blacksburg’s Rodgers named to all-state team

Although the season might have ended on a down note with three straight losses, including an opening round loss in the Class 2A state playoffs, several Blacksburg Wildcats have a reason to celebrate. More...

Bring on Dorman

The Gaffney boys basketball team did not want to look past its third round opponent in the Class 5A state playoffs — though a much-anticipated rematch would be its likely reward. Now, the Indians can look all they want. More...

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Poll

The city has passed first reading of an ordinance that would allow a U-haul truck drop off (up to four trucks in the Farmer’s Market parking lot across from the Gaffney Visitors Center. Do you think this is an appropriate spot for such an enterprise?