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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

A LITTLE HELP, PLEASE

Hayden Riddle gets a little help with putting on his firefighter turnout gear Saturday during a kids competition held by the Cherokee County Fire Safety Team. More...

Ledger reader warns of scam

A Ledger reader is warning county residents about a scam letter and check he recently received. The letter has a “Publishers Clearinghouse” logo and informs him that he is a second place winner in a Super Cash giveaway. More...

Limestone student charged after gun found in apartment

City of Gaffney police seized a handgun after they were called Oct. 11 to an East Oneal Street apartment owned by Limestone College.  More...

Sports

Season taught life lessons to ‘92 state champs

To be a champion, the Gaffney Indians first had to act like one. That means battling through adversity. More...

Postseason berth clinched; time to build momentum

The Gaffney Indians didn't want to have to crunch numbers, watch scores or sweat out results. The Indians clinched a postseason berth with a 31-7 win Friday over Boiling Springs. More...

CONFERENCE CHAMPS

Granard Middle volleyball team went undefeated to win the Peachtree Athletic Conference regular season championship for the first time in a decade. Granard lost only one set in the regular season and then beat Gable Middle Oct. More...

State News

South Carolina deputy kills suspect holding hostage

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A deputy in South Carolina fatally shot a man who came out from a building with a woman and a gun and said he was holding her hostage, authorities said.  More...

National News

Dozens gravely wounded in Vegas face long road to recovery

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The bullets are still there.  For the dozens of people who remain hospitalized in Las Vegas from the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the onslaught isn't over. The pain lingers. More...

Ophelia batters UK after pummeling Ireland, leaves 3 dead

LONDON (AP) — Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland and northern England after leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Ireland.  More...

Local NAACP chapter will induct Harris, Reid into hall of fame at annual banquet

The Cherokee County NAACP will induct Dr. Bertha Talley Harris and the late Gaffney City Councilman Thomas Reid into its hall of fame at the organization’s annual Freedoom Fund Banquet scheduled for Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. More...

County tosses $14K in A-tax money in the toilet ... sort of

Unlike its city counterparts, Cherokee County Council had no problem with approving a recommendation to give Limestone College the lion’s share of its Accommodations Tax money to remodel restrooms. More...

LifeStyles

FUTURE PUBLISHER?

Ledger publisher Cody Sossamon and Boys and Girls Club member Alexis Mode are featured on the billboard pictured above as part of a Boys and Girls Club promotion thanking community supporters. More...

Cherokee County DSN board welcomes new members

The Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (CCDSNB) recently welcomed four new members to the board of directors. Members of the board of directors are appointed by the Governor of South Carolina.  More...

Salvation Army needs help to ‘ring’ in the holiday season

Paid and volunteer positions available for red kettle bell ringers

The Salvation Army of Cherokee County is still looking for enthusiastic and reliable bell ringers to help them raise funds at kettles during the 2017 Christmas season beginning the first week in November.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Michael Fraind Sr.

Michael Fraind Sr. age 58, peacefully transition, Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolence can be made at www.genesisfuneralservice.com. More...

Hattie Mullinax

Gaffney — Hattie Pearl Davis Mullinax, 89, of 1434 N Limestone St, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017, at Peachtree Centre. The family received friends on Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Sardis United Methodist Church. More...

Columns

ED FEULNER

Growing threats, weakened forces

If you were asked to rate the readiness levels of the U.S. military, what would you say?  For this exercise, assume you have a scale with five choices: very weak, weak, marginal, strong and very strong. Think about each branch of the military. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘It costs a lot of money to serve in Washington’

Despite its many ‘liberal leaning’ episodes, I enjoy watching CBS’ “60 minutes.”  Few people who watch TV don’t immediately recognize its ticking clock soundtrack.  One of my favorite parts of the show ca More...

LETTERS

Coverage of Parson’s Pantry Jubilee Walk helped raise more than $75,000  Dear Cody:  Thank you so much for your help in promoting the 6th Annual Parson’s Pantry Jubilee Walk 2017.  More...

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Should Gaffney City Council overrule the Accommodations Tax Advisory committee and grant the S.C. Peach Festival’s request for $15,000 to promote the event?