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Man awaits sentencing for explosives offense

A Gaffney man charged with detonating homemade explosive devices at two car washes pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Anderson to a federal explosives offense.  More...

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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.
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Bowl game trip leads to closure from 1944 air crash
It's been 72 years since William Thomas Dixon was killed in an air training accident, but his family recently received some closure, thanks in part to the success of the Clemson Tigers football team.

Local News

FIRST PIEDMONT CONTRIBUTES

FIRST PIEDMONT CONTRIBUTES — Tammy Bright, Director of United Way of the Piedmont, accepts a contribution of $7,100 from Barry S. More...

School district offering bonuses to entice teachers to work here

New math and science teachers are being offered a $10,000 signing bonus to teach in Cherokee County schools as a way to recruit new teachers in difficult-tofill subject areas.  More...

INTERVIEW FASHION

INTERVIEW FASHION — Stephen Phillips shows off acceptable clothing to wear for a job interview during a semi-annual “What to Wear to an Interview” runway show held for clients at th More...

Sports

Recruiting heats up as national signing day nears

The so-called dead period in college football recruiting finally ended on Jan. More...

Rising to the Top

Nothing calls for a coach to challenge his team more than the dilemma facing Gaffney’s Mark Huff.  With a game with 3-0 Dorman looming at home on Tuesday, the Indians must remain focused when they travel to Spartanburg today.  Huff sa More...

Wildcats take hold of first place

Blacksburg boys basketball coach Danny Ham gets defensive when talking about his team - literally.  “We are playing good defense and playing it at a high level,” said Ham after his Wildcats beat St. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

SC should be smoke-free

It seems like just yesterday that I walked into a newsroom for the first day of my career as a reporter.  I was both nervous and excited as I rode the elevator up to the second floor, ready to be introduced to all the people I had only known thr More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Martin Luther King, Jr: A great American

Abraham Lincoln is generally regarded today as one of America’s greatest presidents. But, that wasn’t always the case. It took more than half a century after his death before the memorial erected in his honor could be built. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Dems need history lesson on U.S. elections

Rep. John Lewis’ claim that President-elect Donald Trump isn’t a legitimate president wouldn’t matter by itself. Lewis dismissed President George W. Bush as illegitimate, too. More...

3 facing prostitution charge

Blacksburg Police Department officers charged three women with prostitution and cited two men on other offenses following an undercover operation last week aimed at stopping prostitution along the Interstate 85 corridor.  More...

‘Oscars’ banquet scheduled for Feb. 23

KNOW(2) will roll out the red carpet Feb. 23 when it honors outstanding local volunteers at its third annual “A Night at the Oscar(s)” awards dinner.  More...

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LifeStyles

Super Starz provides unique opportunity for girls

Sporting big bows and even bigger smiles, the Super Starz cheerleading team will take the mat for their first competition of the season Jan. 29. More...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the museum

How many times have you gone out for a Valentine’s dinner just to have a two hour wait for a table? Or, have you called to send roses to that special someone and found out it cost more than your first car? More...

Volunteer of the year

Sandra Miller (left), Cherokee Children’s Home’s volunteer and Children’s Program Coordinator, presents the 2016 Cherokee Children’s Home Volunteer of the Year volunteer award to Gail Hamrick.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marjorie Childers

Gaffney, S.C. — Marjorie Daggerhart Childers, 84, of 131 Marietta Road, Apt. 13, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Grady Allison

Henry Grady Allison, Jr., 89, of Rosewood Senior Living in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. He was a member of Victor Baptist Church in Greer, S.C. Grady was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. More...

Johnny Lamb

Gaffney, S.C. — Johnny Elmer Lamb, 81, of 521 W. Montgomery Street, Apt. More...

State News

Prosecutor: SC lawmaker bit wife’s nose

AIKEN, S.C. More...

Documents: Woman knew for months she’d been stolen at birth

An 18-year-old who was kidnapped as an infant discovered months ago that she had been raised by her abductor under an assumed name, court documents show.  More...

Poll

A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would require all public school students in the state to start wearing uniforms, starting with the 2017-18 school year this August. Do you support this move?