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A NOT-SO-WELCOME SIGN

Motorists traveling highways in South Carolina are getting a stark reminder that not everyone makes it home safely. More...

Give water; get a sub sandwich

A local restaurant is trading free sandwiches for water as part of a week-long effort to make sure local firefighters have enough bottled water on hand in case of emergencies. From Aug. 1 to Aug. More...

New company will make plastic goods

A Belgian company will spend $6.5 million to open a new injection molding facility in Cherokee County. More...

Special Sections

LifeStyles

MISSIONARY PROGRAM –

The Shady Grove Missionaries presented their annual Missionary Day service by presenting a program titled “Beware! Construction Zone! More...

African Children’s Choir to sing in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE – The African Children's Choir will be performing at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. More...

What’s Up?

Church news Antioch Baptist Church, 839 Antioch Road, Blacksburg, will have homecoming services Sunday, Aug 2. More...

Obituaries

Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville - Free Access

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67. More...

Yolanda Lynn Lane, last employed by Drug and Alcohol Services in Spartanburg

Yolanda Lynn Lane, 42, of 209 Serene Drive, answered the Master’s call on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 6:07 p.m. at Mary Black Healthcare – Gaffney. More...

Annie Ruth Upton, retired from textiles

BLACKSBURG – Annie Ruth Upton, 66, of 157 Ridgecrest Drive, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at her residence. Born in Newberry, she was the wife of Robert Upton and daughter of the late Mac and Annie Davenport. Mrs. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Plunder and deceit

Can we simultaneously love our children and betray their generation and generations unborn? Do I have your attention? I hope so, but I can’t take credit for that lead. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Uber exposes politicians as middlemen, not leaders

Politicians are often accused of pandering and rarely wage public fights against things that are popular with their voters. That’s what makes the willingness of politicians to take on Uber and the sharing economy all the more puzzling. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

The real message of the Special Olympians

Good news. The R-word — for retarded — is being relegated to the trashcan, just like the N-word. A new national poll shows that nearly 9 in 10 people consider “retard” as a boorish, cruel word that simply should not be used. More...

Breaking News - 7:11 PM

Dollar Tree announcement puts county on economic map - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com The announcement last month that Dollar Tree planned to build its regional distribution center here put Cherokee County on the economic development map.  More...

An up close look at law enforcement - Free Access

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Cherokee County correctional officer lets area children see the impact of an electric stun. More...

Today in history - Free Access

Today is Friday, July 31, the 212th day of 2015. There are 153 days left in the year. More...

Popular camp coming here August 3-7

A week full of fun, games and new friendships await hundreds of Cherokee County youths as a popular summer camp opens next week at Limestone College. More...

Law enforcement big hit with kids

A lot has changed in the past year as police agencies across the country face more scrutiny than ever about interactions with the public they’re sworn to protect and serve. More...

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Local News

Brookview Healthcare and Rehabilitation announces new Director of Nursing

Christy Hawkins is the new Director of Nursing at Brookview Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Christy has lived in Gaffney for the last 15 years and has worked at Brookview for the last seven years. More...

Greg Pope and the Popmonsters performing at Capri August 15

He just wanted to “bang on the drum all day” and now he does, but at night

David Sprouse is feeling sentimental as he prepares to buy a new set of drums before the Gaffney native comes home in August for a weekend concert with his best friend’s band. More...

POLICE REPORTS

n Two shoplifters tried to steal more than $100 worth of flea and tick treatments but allegedly tossed them before they fled the Walmart parking lot July 29. More...

Sports

Talented skill players look to leadWildcats to success

Blacksburg head football coach Drew Chisholm hopes to take another step forward this season. After a winless 2013, last season was a watershed moment for his program. More...

‘Voice of Indians’ not returning to radio booth

The start of the high school football season will be something of a bittersweet day for Gaffney High football fans. More...

Indians excited to finally hit practice field

Three weeks from tonight, it's Friday Night Lights for the Gaffney Indians. Football season certainly is just around the corner, with the first practice scheduled bright and early today and Saturday at 8 a.m. for the Indians. More...

National News

Kaboom: Self-destructing photo app launched

(AP) - AnchorFree, the creator of the popular secure browsing application Hotspot Shield, today announced the launch of Kaboom, a free iOS and Android application that allows users to send selfdestructing pictures and messages to any recipient on any More...

Becoming a dad? Expect to gain three to five pounds

NEW YORK– Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds. More...

The five rules of etiquette when talking with a wounded veteran

From professional world to coffee shop, a wounded Marine shares his advice

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

Poll

Should the city build a new performing arts center, a new swimming pool or both?