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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

Fire’s out, but truck’s stuck

A Blacksburg home was damaged by a Thursday morning fire that likely was sparked by an electrical problem.  The CKC Volunteer Fire Department, along with Blacksburg and Buffalo volunteer fire departments, responded to the 100 block of Dillingham More...

I2 to get another big grant

The Fullerton Foundation will provide $150,000 over the next two years to purchase health science classroom equipment for the new Institute of Innovation (I2) high school career center.  More...

GOLDEN SHOE

Goucher Elementary received the Golden Shoe award and a $200 check from KNOW(2) after the school had the most students participate in school walks this past year. More...

Sports

Flag Football!

Indians whistled for four penalties on last drive in disheartening 17-13 loss to Northwestern

It was an impossibly frustrating ending to an impossibly frustrating game. More...

Wildcats tripped up by last-second FG

Charlie Paciocco’s hit a 43- yard field goal with 24 seconds left Friday to push Southside Christian past Blacksburg 17-14 in a thrilling contest filled with twists and turns. More...

Limestone rally falls short in 27-20 loss to NGU

The Limestone College football team nearly overcame a 14-point deficit as it had an opportunity to tie the game in the closing seconds, but the rally would come up short as North Greenville University held on for a 27-20 non-conference win on Saturda More...

State News

Total solar eclipse marks S Carolina’s largest tourism event

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Last month’s eclipse saw at least 1.6 million people travel to or within South Carolina, making it the largest single tourism event in the state’s history.  More...

Other News

Better late than never? Library book returned 78 years later

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library.  More...

National News

Don't talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump's insult - Free Access

President Donald Trump struck a nerve with NFL players with an insulting line about their mothers for protesting during the national anthem. More...

Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A masked gunman invaded a Tennessee church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. More...

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria's destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage.  More...

2 defendants; 2 very different sentences

ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE

The same attempted murder charge against two men, who allegedly beat another man bloody with a pipe and left him in a field off Chesnee Highway last year, resulted in very different prison sentences.  Brandon Cooper Burnett, 20, of North Green R More...

Saints football players cheer for opponent while attending Gaffney Middle volleyball game - Free Access

There were hurt feelings and confusion when Limestone College football players showed up Sept. 18 to cheer for the opponent at a Gaffney Middle home volleyball game. More...

LifeStyles

Now that’s Italian!

Family of Diana Reid, an 11-year cancer survivor, served a true Italian dinner Thursday night as a benefit for Diana’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day, 60 Mile Walk for the Cure. More...

GHS graduates celebrating homecoming with reunion festivities

Homecoming for Gaffney High School will be held Friday, Sept. 29. Activities at the school will begin at 8:30 a.m. with an alumni reception in the GHS cafeteria. The homecoming program will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Help needed to ‘ring’ in the holiday season

The Salvation Army of Cherokee County is looking for enthusiastic and reliable bell ringers to help them raise funds at their local kettle sites during the 2017 holiday season. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Oliver Coyle Jr.

Gaffney, S.C. — Oliver Eugene Coyle, Jr., 75, of 317 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Richard “Whitey” Jones

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Vernon O. Blackmon

Gaffney, S.C. — Vernon Odell Blackmon, 93, of 1195 Pleasant School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Mary Black Hospital of Gaffney. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Salary suspicions: Generosity trumps all

Let’s face it. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Sanders bill makes health insurance illegal

Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Act, introduced last week, outlaws private health insurance. Curiously, not one of the Democratic presidential wannabes crowding around Sanders for photo ops mentioned this alarming fact. More...

STAR PARKER

Marriage collapse, white and black

A new report from the Pew Research Center brings the latest update on the deteriorating state of traditional marriage in America.  And as sobering as is the picture for the nation as a whole, the situation for black America is even more disturbi More...

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Do you agree with Blacksburg and Gaffney councils’ decision to ban smoking in public places and restaurants? (See the entire ordinance on Page 3 in the Wednesday, August 8 edition of The Gaffney Ledger)