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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


Price for new tech center will not exceed $20 million

Construction workers spent 17 hours earlier this week pouring the concrete foundation for a new career center to replace Cherokee Technology Center.  More...

Swimmer rescued after being stranded on island in Broad River

CKC Volunteer firefighters scrambled their water rescue resources Monday evening after a swimmer became trapped on an island in the Broad River and was unable to make it back across.  Fire Chief Stick Manning said events began unfolding shortly More...

Confusion reigns over park expansion

Nearly five months after presenting a plan to enlarge the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park to Gaffney City Council, some have begun to wonder when, if ever, the project will occur.  More...


Smith always in the right place at the right time for Gaffney defense

See running back, get running back.  That’s the way Gaffney junior Quez Smith approached playing strong safety last season.  Well, because at the time it is the only way he knew how to play - giving maximum effort and pursuit every sn More...

Highly-rated GHS ready to battle new-look Jackets

Everyone knows the T.L. Hanna football team has a lot of talented players returning.  Back are wide receivers Braylon Peterson and A.J. More...

GAME CAPSULE Gaffney at T.L. Hanna

TIME: 7:30 p.m.  COACHES: Dan Jones, Gaffney, Jeff Herron, T.L. Hanna  RECORDS: Gaffney 0-0, T.L. Hanna 0-0  LAST MEETING: Gaffney won 45-35 in 2016.   More...



None to be found anywhere

For the past week, pretty much all of my off-duty conversations have gone along these lines:  “Hey, is there any chance you happen to have any of those eclipse safety glasses?”  Not once have I gotten a “yes” or &ldq More...


To move our nation forward, lift up America’s founding ideals

In the decade leading up to America’s War for Independence, much of the drama took place in and around Boston. Sam Adams was the ringleader on the colonial side and public enemy number one to the British. More...


Trump is right: Bigotry, violence ‘on many sides’

British writer and theologian G.K. Chesterton observed, “It is hatred that unites people — while love is always individual.”  More...

Judge approves $250K settlement for college student's death - Free Access

A judge has approved a $250,000 settlement between Clemson University and the family of a student who died during a fraternity pledge run nearly three years ago. More...

Another business burglarized

Add one more location to a recent rash of business burglaries under investigation by Gaffney police and Cherokee County deputies.  More...




Ready to Be the Change: Gaffney senior eager to impact community

Marisa Barrera, a senior at Gaffney High School, recently attended Leadership Converse in July.  Barrera attended the program from July 23-26 with 54 other girls from South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, California, Virginia, and More...

I (didn’t) say ‘yes to the dress’ - Free Access

I would love to say that the lack of my wedding columns lately is because I’ve been so busy planning. But that would be a complete lie, and I’m not here to lie to y’all. It’s actually been the opposite. More...

Cherokee County MOW receives grant to support clients and their pets

CCMOW is proud to announce that it has received a $2,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support its client pet support program. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jonathan Edward Tessnear

Union, S.C. — Mr. Jonathan Edward Tessnear, age 32, husband of Sara Hamman Tessnear of 305 Gage Avenue, Union, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Spartanburg Medical Center.  Mr. More...

Roger Wylie

Gaffney — Roger Dean Wylie Sr., 56, of 301 Overhill Dr. Lot 9, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at his residence. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 18, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. 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)