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EMS recruitment effort by county results in three responses

Less than half of the companies who received Request for Proposals (RFPs) from the county regarding their interest in providing EMS service to the county responded by Wednesday’s deadline.  Interim county administrator Bill Blanton said he More...

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Blacksburg missionary touched by girl’s plight
Oh, Mercy! Blacksburg resident Vince Tharpe isn’t the first person to have this thought upon seeing the twisted and curved feet of 15-year-old Mercy, who lives in a remote village in Ghana, West Africa.
Christmas on Limestone-goers met with snow, rain and sleet
Christmas on Limestone and the City of Gaffney’s nighttime Christmas parade went forward Friday evening amid rain, sleet and snow, proving the Christmas spirit can overcome bad weather — at least up to a certain point.

Local News

Vets to be honored, remembered at Vietnam Wall ceremonies

Gaffney, S.C. – Broad River Electric is bringing the American Veterans Traveling Tribute’s (AVTT) Vietnam Memorial Wall to its headquarters in Gaffney May 3 through May 6. More...

Vietnam Wall Schedule

l Honor Escort – Wednesday, May 2, Departs from Cowpens National Battlefield between 2:30-3 p.m.  l Opening Ceremony – Thursday, May 3, Noon  l Candlelight Service – Thursday, May 3, 8 p.m. More...

Residents interview for administrator job

Several county residents are interested in becoming the county’s next administrator.  Cherokee County Auditor Merv Bishop, local businessman Jimbo Martin, Kasey Carnley and Steve Wood are among the candidates for the position, according to More...

Sports

Breaking News - 4/21/2018 5:16 PM

Gaffney teen wins national free throw shooting contest - Free Access

Free throw shooting has few must-dos to be successful: Stay 15 feet from the hoop, aim and fire away.  Sides did the must-dos to perfection Saturday, capturing first place in a national free throw shooting competition in Chicago.   More...

Gordon leads Gaffney golfers to easy win over Dorman

The Gaffney High golf team in general, and Zack Gordon, in particular, battled both the elements and Dorman successfully on Wednesday.  Gordon shot a 1-under 35 to finish as the medalist in a 15-shot victory over the Cavs at Cherokee National.&n More...

Gaffney tops Vikings in extra innings

The Gaffney High baseball team needed to work overtime to edge Spartanburg on Wednesday.  Devin Hambright tossed eight strong innings, Sylas Wood had an RBI double and Gaffney beat the Vikings, 3-2, in eight innings.  More...

State News

SCHP Troop 4 Commander graduates from FBI National Academy

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces that Capt. Bobby J. More...

National News

Authors share memories of friendship with Barbara Bush

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Brown knew she had a friend in Barbara Bush from the moment she heard the story about the 2000 election, when then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush was in a virtual tie with then-Vice President Al Gore for the presidency.  More...

'That's how she's wired': Pilot lauded for handling crisis

BOERNE, Texas (AP) — The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she More...

SHERIFF MUELLER: ‘THERE’S NOTHING MEDICINAL ABOUT IT’

State medical marijuana bill advances

Despite a strong show of opposition from South Carolina’s sheriffs and the head of SLED, members of a state House committee forwarded to the House floor on Thursday a bill that aims to legalize and expand the use of medical marijuana in the sta More...

New schools bring budget challenges

School operation costs for the new B.D. More...

LifeStyles

S.C. students recognized by advanced manufacturing industry for their commitment to STEM education

Columbia, South Carolina – On Tuesday, 92 South Carolina high school seniors were recognized by The Boeing Company, BMW Manufacturing Co. and the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance at the 2018 Annual S.C. STEM Signing Day. More...

Theta Beta Gamma Sorority celebrates Founder’s day

Theta Beta Gamma, Inc. recently celebrated its Founder’s Day during a special ceremony and dinner held at the home of the organization’s president, Dr. Bertha Harris. More...

Gaffney native makes TV network debut

Gaffney native Catherine Dee Holly was featured on the April 17 episode of the television series “NCIS: New Orleans” on the CBS network.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harry Cobb

Gaffney, S.C. — On April 17, 2018, Harry G. Cobb, 67, of 3494 Chesnee Highway, went home to be with his Lord.  More...

Helen Swofford

Gaffney, S.C. — Helen Schutz Furhmann Swofford, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Kimberly Norman

Blacksburg, S.C. — Kimberly Lynn Norman, 53, 561 Rock House Road, Blacksburg, SC, passed away April 19, 2018, at home. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

He or she is somewhere out there in the 4th grade

An ocean on Mars was once worth a giant shrimp in Gaffney.  Long John Silver’s seafood restaurant decided in January of 2004 it would give free shrimp to Americans if NASA found conclusive evidence of an ocean on Mars. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Politics polarize; community unites

News outlets are routinely filled with commentary and analysis suggesting that 21st-century America is a deeply polarized nation. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Thank you, Mrs. Bush

My brother Matt died of AIDS 26 years ago today, passing away in his bed in my parents’ home in Houston.  More...

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