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Rash of vehicle burglaries continues; 14 cars at Milliken plant become latest cases

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating numerous car burglaries that occurred Aug. 23 in the parking lot of a Cherokee Avenue plant. 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

It pays to work for the Gaffney BPW

Gaffney Board of Public Works employee salaries swelledalittlemorethisyear,pushedhigherbya5percent cost-of-living raise. More...

ACT scores down across the board

ACT college entrance exam scores declined nationwide among high school graduates as the number of students taking the test doubled over the past year. More...

Candidates mostly self-fund campaigns

Money didn’t exactly pour into the Cherokee County Council District 3 race. More...

Sports

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Blacksburg senior trio ready to taste the fruits of their hard work

Alonso Davis has unfinished business as the Blacksburg High linebacker boards an activity bus tonight to start his senior year. More...

Wildcats open season with heavy hearts

Blacksburg football players will wear the number “16” on their helmets tonight against Lewisville in a memorial tribute to senior Ciarra Pittman. More...

Indians face rival in effort to go 2-0

Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones knows the challenge facing his team today at Union County. He has seen this before. “Union always has good athletes,” Jones said. “And their fans and players get up for the game. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A gun? I don’t remember putting that in my luggage

The Transportation Security Administration set a record last week, although it’s not necessarily one anyone would be proud to brag about. More...

THEIR VIEW

Is there enough time for Clinton to lose?

In baseball, a team entering the ninth inning with a two-run lead will bring in their closer to secure the victory. However, if the team has to rely upon a less-skilled reliever, there is always a chance they will blow the lead. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Zika’s threat to a city near you

Health officials are bowing to political correctness instead of taking obvious steps to protect residents in most of the United States from the Zika virus. For example, New York has more Zika cases — some 579 — than any other state. More...

WOMAN TRAPPED IN CAR

One woman was taken to Mary Black Health System — Gaffney following a Wednesday afternoon accident on Union Highway in which her car was rear-ended and spun off the road. The accident happened just before 2:40 p.m. near Idlewood Road. More...

BB guns land four students in hot water

Four young men are facing expulsion from the Cherokee County School District following two separate incidents Tuesday in which BB guns were brought onto school grounds. More...

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LifeStyles

Chateau Mason opens for business

Couple spends four years completing renovations for wedding and event venue

When Robert and Teresa Mason began their search for a new home they never dreamed it would turn into the opening of an event venue. More...

Gaffney Rotary Club packs meals for Stop Hunger Now

On August 22 and 23 in the Timken Gym on the Limestone College Campus, the Gaffney Rotary Club partnered with the Limestone College fall sports athletes, Limestone College Christian Leadership progra More...

Miracle Hill to hold fundraiser at Daddy Joe’s

The popular Gaffney-based restaurant Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ & Grill will be open Sunday, Sept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joyce Monday

Clover, S.C. — Mrs. Joyce H. Monday, of Clover S.C., passed away peacefully on August 24, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. More...

Thomas Young

Mr. Thomas Lee Young, known as “Tootie”, age 61, of 143 Popular Creek Drive, Spartanburg, South Carolina, husband of Ms. More...

Shawn Smith

Shawn Emory Smith, 51, of 125 Beltline Road, Apt. 60, entered eternal rest Thursday, August 25, 2016, in his home. He was born in New York City and was a son of Cleveland Smith of Gaffney and the late Darlene Littlejohn Smith. More...

National News

Italian town destroyed in quake was preparing food festival

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — In three days, the rugged residents of the medieval Italian hill town of Amatrice had planned to hold one of their most joyful events of the year: the 50th edition of a food festival celebrating their beloved Amatriciana More...

Poll

Are you in favor of allowing alcohol sales of beer and wine on Sundays in the Gaffney city limits?