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Meth trafficker gets 8 years, fined $50,000

A Gaffney man was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined $50,000 after he pleaded guilty to a meth trafficking charge and other drug offenses on Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

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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

Local lawmakers eye Broad River greenway venture

A Broad River greenway is the next big project on the agenda for local lawmakers. More...

400 volunteers visit 28 Jerusalem Project work sites

Working up a sweat in the morning sun, Gaffney church youngsters installed two new metal roofs while another group repainted the outside of an Elm Street home. More...

Developer building second climate-controlled storage facility

A new climate-controlled storage facility is under construction on Chesnee Highway. Cherokee County recently issued a $450,000 building permit for AAA Mini Storage of Gaffney. More...

Sports

Post 109’s time to shine at state

Post 109 manager Terry Wright’s message to his players as they prepare for the state tournament is a simple one. “Just relax and have fun.”  Wright’s team opens the state tournament on Saturday at 8 p.m. More...

SLIP SLIDING AWAY!

To celebrate the conclusion of the summer conditioning/weightlifting programs and passing leagues, the Gaffney High football players enjoyed some relief from the temperatures with a slip and slide Th More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

l There will be a mandatory meeting of all interested churches and their coaches for the men’s, women’s co-ed, youth and 12-and under boys and girls softball league on Tuesady, July 25 at 6 p.m. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Either way, you still had to go to work

Perhaps I’m in the minority, but to me the whole concept of summer lost its allure once it no longer meant being out of school for three months.  Somewhere along the way, likely when I graduated from college and began a career, a warm summ More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Remembering Apollo 1

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong famously took “one small step for a man” and “one giant leap for mankind.” He and Buzz Aldrin stepped into the history books that day as the living embodiment of an amazing technological achiev More...

STAR PARKER

Liberal values are bankrupting us

Recently, Gallup published the results of its annual Values and Beliefs poll. More...

Summertime Cool Down - Free Access

City of Gaffney firefighters and police officers were invited to Redwood Village Apartments in Gaffney on Wednesday for a Fun Day with children. More...

Defendant acquitted of 3rd drug offense

Conviction could have carried up to 30 years

A 44-year-old Gaffney man hugged his family after he was released from custody Thursday afternoon.  The release came just minutes after a Cherokee County jury determined he was not guilty of distributing crack cocaine to a police informant earli More...

Man who admits to dealing marijuana sentenced to 10 years in prison

A Gaffney man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after he admitted to dealing marijuana several times to undercover police operatives.   More...

LifeStyles

Winning peach desserts hit Peach Festival’s sweet spot

Area cooks created their tastiest peach desserts July 10 to help kickoff the 40th anniverary for South Carolina Peach Festival.  Patrick Meyer took home the top prize for his Krispy Kreme peach bread pudding. More...

Shady Grove holds Senior Missionary Day

The Shady Grove Baptist Church Senior Missionary ministry will have its annual ‘Senior Missionary Day’ program on Sunday July 23, 2017 during the 11 a.m. morning worship service. More...

WHAT’S UP

Galatic Starveyors featured in Vacation Bible School More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gerald Brannon, Jr.

GAFFNEY — Gerald “Rick” Lee Brannon, Jr., 70, of Gaffney, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at his home.  Born March 18, 1947, in Tryon, N.C., he was the son of Betty Cothran Brannon of Gaffney and the late Gerald Lee Brannon, Sr.&n More...

Michael Dowdle Taylor

Funeral service for Mr. Michael Dowdle Taylor, age 61, of 310 Penry Road, Greensboro, N.C., will be held on Monday, July 24, at noon at Youngs Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Larry J. More...

Gerome Schenck

Mrs. More...

State News

3 charged with helping South Carolina inmate escape

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Police: Grudge against state agency led to funeral attack

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man who drove his car into mourners at the end of a graveside service at a South Carolina cemetery held a grudge against the state agency where the woman being buried had worked, authorities said Thursday.  More...

South Carolina bridge reopens after netting falls on cars

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A group of motorists was trapped after protective netting meant to catch construction debris fell onto the roadway on a South Carolina bridge.  Authorities say the netting on the Don N. More...

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