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Storm creates few woes

While advanced forecasts never really caught up to the amount of snow that actually fell over Cherokee County, emergency officials and police agencies reported relatively few problems as motorists heeded advice to stay off the roads.  More...

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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.
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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.

Local News

Nine reported flu-related deaths in SC in the past week

Nine people have died in South Carolina in the past week as flu activity statewide picks up following the holiday season.  Influenza symptoms can include a sudden onset of fever, coughing, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, sore throat and nasal c More...

LIFE

LIFE — Covered in snow, pink and blue flags are shaped in the form of a cross. The “Sanctity of Life” display stands outside St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. More...

TRACKS IN THE TREES

TRACKS IN THE TREES - Wednesday’s snowfall provided a vivid contrast to the tire tracks and trees in this photo. // (Ledger photo by CODY SOSSAMON) More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pauline McSwain

Gaffney, S.C. — Pauline Harris Mc- Swain, 82, of 208 Vadar Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at her residence. More...

Bennie Hunter

Bennie Alvin Hunter, 86, of 127 Johnson Rd., Cowpens, answered the Master’s call January 13, 2018 in McCall Hospice House, Simpsonville, S.C. He was born in Iva, S.C. to Trossie C. Hunter Sr. and Addie Tucker Hunter. More...

Margaret Pendleton

CLOVER, S.C. - Margaret Pendleton, 89, passed away on Tuesday, January 16 2018 at her residence. She was born to the late James and Daisy Burton Faris on December 3, 1928. More...

Indian Hill Street home destroyed by fire

Fire gutted an Indian Hill Street home Thursday afternoon, sending thick black smoke high above Gaffney.  Thankfully, firefighters said, no one was home when the fire broke out and no one was injured.  More...

Police need your help in locating missing juvenile - Free Access

16-year-old last seen on Monticello Street in Gaffney

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in locating a 16-year-old runaway/missing juvenile. More...

Workers arrive to find rig burned

A burning tractor-trailer went completely unnoticed, surprising workers at a Gaffney business when they arrived for a new work day Thursday morning.  City of Gaffney firefighters were called to Associated Hardwoods on Gaffney Ferry Road at about More...

LifeStyles

‘A Night Under the Stars’

L’Etoile Club to present 24 at 64th annual winter formal

The L’Etoile Club will hold its 64th Annual Winter Formal on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Broad River Electric Cooperative Auditorium. Presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 10 p.m. Master of ceremonies More...

Sports

Childers catches fire in second half to propel Indians to win

It’s not how you start but how you finish.  Gaffney’s Bradley Childers took that adage to heart Tuesday. More...

Snow leaves key region games up in air

A winter storm means Blacksburg and Gaffney basketball teams will go a week without playing any games.  More...

Balanced scoring helps Blacksburg outlast St. Joseph’s, 62-57

Basketball coaches would prefer a balanced attack rather than rely on one superstar.  That’s why Blacksburg boys coach Danny Ham was all smiles after his team’s 62-57 win over St. Joseph’s on Tuesday.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

When it comes to weather, I’m a pragmatist

What do snowmen eat for breakfast? More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Where to look for the wave

It’s normal for the party out of power to gain ground in a midterm election. The big question in 2018 is whether the Democrats will gain enough ground to win a majority in the House of Representatives.  More...

OUR VIEWS

Bill Mason positively impacted a lot of lives   Some people leave indelible impressions and cast a wide net of smiles and gratitude.  More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?