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Arena to spring back to life with equestrian events

Although still under construction, Grassy Pond Arena will hold its first rodeo event next month in its 3,000- seat indoor facility off Highway 150. The arena was purchased in March by High Tension Ranch, a cutting horse training facility in York. More...

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Woman crashes on I-85, ending high-speed chase
Authorities were on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday night near the 90 Mile Marker of Interstate 85. Police said a woman crashed her vehicle after leading officers on a high-speed chase into Gaffney from Spartanburg County.
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Kraft Street fire videos
Here are a couple of videos of a storage building fire on Kraft Street that occurred Monday afternoon. Details to follow.

Local News

NRC to hold mandatory hearing for proposed Duke nuclear facility

The very long road in the licensing process for a new nuclear reactor will be coming to an end in the near future for Duke Energy’s proposed William States Lee nuclear station at McKowns Mountain. More...

HAIL TO COACH

HAIL TO THE COACH — Former Blacksburg High football coach Bob Blanton waves to the crowd Sept. 16 in a pre-game ceremony before the Walhalla home game. More...

$9 million down, $58 million to go

The Cherokee County School District has spent $9 million to date on a building program involving 19 local schools. More...

Sports

Clemson dominates first half and cruises to win - Free Access

scout team, not a fellow Atlantic Coast Conference school.Finally, the sort of performance everyone has been expecting from the No. More...

Clemson stomps Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — The halftime stats were almost comical. Clemson looked as though it was going against the scout team, not a fellow Atlantic Coast Conference school.Finally, the sort of performance everyone has been expecting from the No. 5 Tigers. More...

Wildcats feeling good against USC - Free Access

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is feeling good about itself heading into its matchup with South Carolina after the Wildcats stumbled out of the gate to start the season. More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Andy and Rainee Clary and Bradley and Brian swofford took The Gaffney Ledger with them to The Grand Ole Opry House More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

The people who will select the next president loathe both options

There are many ways to analyze Election 2016 and project how things might turn out. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

What’s in your wallet?

The choice for voters is clear: a tax cut from Donald Trump or a pay cut courtesy of Hillary Clinton. Trump is promising to slash income taxes to zero for millions of people currently paying them, and to reduce the tax bite on everyone. More...

Fire erupts at River Drive home

A UPS driver delivering a package discovered a house fire Wednesday afternoon on the dead-end portion of River Drive. More...

Escapee back behind bars

An escapee from the South Carolina Department of Corrections facility in Spartanburg, who touched off an intense manhunt along Union Highway on Tuesday morning, ultimately was found in an abandoned mobile home in the Cherokee Creek community Wednesda More...

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There’s no place like home

Daughter gives mother unique present for 90th birthday

For her mother’s 90th birthday, Emily Sims wanted to surprise her mother with much more than a party and a conventional gift. More...

YWA to hold 47th Annual Convention and Banquet

Thickety Mountain YWA officers and presidents from association churches finalized plans for their 47th Annual Convention and Banquet scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24. The YWA session will convene at Concord Baptist Church at 4:30 p.m. More...

DHEC reminds of proper child car seat installation

COLUMBIA— Child Passenger Safety Week began Sept. 18 and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reminding citizens of the importance of installing child car seats correctly. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Buddy McCraw

Gaffney, S.C. — Walter Howard “Buddy” McCraw, Jr., 87, of 311 Mimosa Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. More...

Clyde Taylor

Mr. Clyde Evans Taylor (89) of Gaffney, S.C. entered eternal rest Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Born in Eatonton Georgia, he was the loving husband of Joy L. Taylor for over 42 years. He was the son of the late Mercer R. Taylor and Catherine L. More...

Lillian Pearl “Polly” Smith Sarratt

The earthly life of Polly Sarratt, widow of Ibra C. Sarratt, ended Saturday, September 10, 2016. More...

Poll

How will you vote on the upcoming referendum to increase county taxes by $26 on a $100,000 house to pay for recreation upgrades?