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Man gets 20 years in sexual abuse case

A 47-year-old Woodruff man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday morning in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after he pleaded nocontest to the sexual abuse of two young girls. More...

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LifeStyles

Corinth Vol. Fire Department receives $18,000 donation

Firehouse Subs of Gaffney donated $18,514 in safety equipment to the Corinth Volunteer Fire Department Thursday morning. The donated equipment includes personal protective equipment (PPE) and 10 self-contained breathing apparatus cylinders (SCBA). More...

ENGAGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Owens of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Brooke, to Nicholas Randall Poole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy D. Poole of Gaffney. More...

BIRTH

Eneilous and ShaNeilous Logan announce the birth of their son and brother, Jax’len Corneilous Logan, on January 19, 2016, at Mary Black Hospital in Spartanburg, weighing 6 lbs., 11 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Roger Quinn

Gaffney, SC — Roger Clyde Quinn, 61, of 174 Hackberry Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at his residence. More...

Irene Addis

Taylors, SC - Irene P. Addis, 86, of Taylors, SC went home to be with the Lord on April 26, 2016. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Trust me’

Heading out on a short family vacation last week to a place none of us had ever been before, it didn’t take long before someone in the car started questioning our direction of travel. “Trust me,” I said. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Will Indiana put an end to Trumpmania?

After sweeping five state preference primaries on Tuesday night, Donald Trump declared himself to be the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party. He may end up as the nominee, but he’s not there yet. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Obama’s killer economy

Middle-aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. More...

Inmate caught after trying to bash his way to freedom

Just a few days after a Circuit Court Judge denied bond for a 35-year-old Gaffney man deemed a flight risk and a danger to the community, the same man tried to escape from the Cherokee County Detention Center early Thursday morning by breaking throug More...

Students watch and learn during Arbor Day planting

A red maple and weeping willow tree took their first steps Thursday towards adding shade and color into the lives of Mary Bramlett Elementary School students. More...

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SLED asked to investigate Tuesday night fire on Union Highway

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was called in Wednesday to help determine the cause of a Tuesday night fire that burned a Union Highway home. More...

National Day of Prayer May 6

A dozen ministers from different faiths will unite to lead local residents in a time of prayer May 6 outside Michael Gaffney Cabin in downtown Gaffney. People are invited to gather at 6 p.m. for this year’s National Day of Prayer service. More...

Middle school students to get $1.3 million worth of laptops

About 2,000 middle school students will receive new Dell laptop computers for the 2016- 2017 school year in the second phase of a multimillion dollar effort to make technology a daily part of student learning. More...

Sports

Limestone set to host conference lacrosse tournaments

Once again the Limestone College Athletics Department is gearing up to host the Conference Carolinas Men's and Women's Lacrosse Tournaments. More...

GHS golf hits stride

Gaffney golf coach Brandon Coggins hopes his team continues its recent strong play starting with this weekend’s appearnce at Southern Cross. More...

PLAYOFFS BEGIN

Gaffney High baseball players celebrate a run in recent action. Gaffney baseball played t.L. Hanna thursday evening while softball played Laurens. Both games ended too late for press time. More...

State News

Selfies with gator bad idea, police warn

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — Fearing Snapchat could take an ugly turn toward "snap chomp," police are warning people not to take selfies with an alligator in suburban Atlanta. More...

STATE BRIEFS

Somebody will be watching you at the beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A project to add 800 surveillance cameras in Myrtle Beach is almost complete. More...

National News

McDonald’s tests McNuggets without artificial additives

NEW YORK (AP) — Like the indestructible Twinkie, Chicken McNuggets are practically a culinary punchline, a symbol of hyper-processed fast food with a list of ingredients that reads like a chemistry exam. More...

House committee votes to require women to register for draft

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee’s bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all genderbased restrictions on front-line combat units. More...

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