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Fire destroys Oak Street home

Fire gutted an Oak Street home Tuesday afternoon, claiming the lives of three dogs.  City of Gaffney firefighters were called to the 200 block at 2:48 p.m. and Fire Capt. 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

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Randall Phillips makes radio contact with another ham radio operator Saturday during the Iron City Festival in Blacksburg.  More...

Home starts up in March, but still down for the year

After two sluggish months, home starts rebounded in March.  There were 15 new home starts for the month, up from 11 in March 2017, according to the Homebuilders Association of Cherokee County newsletter.  For the year, though, new home star More...

GHS student finalist in state writing contest

Gaffney High student Matthew Goins was named a finalist last Wednesday in the fifth annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest. More...

Sports

Playoff games affected by weather - Free Access

tMother Nature is having her say in the state baseball and softball playoffs.  Today's Blacksburg High softball team's first round district playoff game at Liberty has been rescheduled for Friday because of expected showers later today.&nbs More...

Weather impacts baseball district playoff openers

The high school baseball playoffs were scheduled to begin Tuesday night. Rain though forced the Gaffney and Blacksburg high school teams to change plans.  Weather permitting, of course, the No. More...

Prep softball teams ready for battle

Lady Indians at home; Blacksburg on road for first-round games

Veteran Gaffney High softball coach Kelly Ellis knows what wins in the playoffs.  After all, she led the Lady Indians to the 2009 state championship.  “We have to play solid defense,” Ellis said.  The Lady Indians are the N More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Oh, praise God, I thought you said you were a protestant!’

Have you ever taken an inventory of yourself ? Such an assessment can reveal much about who you are and especially your strengths and weaknesses. Some years ago, I discovered one of my weaknesses is that I was shy. More...

LETTER

County council dragging its feet in returning Carnegie Library building to city

Dear Cherokee County Council: Shame, shame on the Cherokee Country Council. More...

STAR PARKER

Who is Jim Jordan?

Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan has confirmed that he is looking to run for House speaker when current Speaker Paul Ryan departs at the end of the year.  This puts Jordan up alongside the other principal candidates, current Majority Leade More...

Former jail guard accused of assaulting inmate - Free Access

A former Cherokee County Detention Center officer was charged Tuesday with 3rd-degree assault and battery for alleging striking a prisoner. More...

LIFE!

Double-murder defendant found guilty on all charges

A 36-year-old Blacksburg man was ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison following his conviction Tuesday afternoon in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on two counts of murder for the slayings of two North Carolina men whose bodies were More...

LifeStyles

JUST A COUPLE OF CHICKENS

Former University of South Carolina Gamecock football players Langston Moore and Preston Thorne stopped by Limestone Central Elementary School Monday to read their book “#Just A Chicken” to the entire school. More...

‘Anything Goes’ musical hits the stage at Limestone April 26-29

Limestone College’s Department of Theatre and Music will present the Tony Award-winning musical “Anything Goes” during a four-show run April 26-29. The start time for each show April 26-28 will be at 7:30 p.m., and a 3p.m. More...

Benefit being held Friday for young boy needing bone marrow transplant

A hot dog lunch and silent cake auction benefit for 7-year-old Ashton Bridges will be held Friday, April 27 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in First Baptist Church Dining Room. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charlie H Parris Jr.

Mayo, S.C. — Charlie Henry Parris Jr., 69, widower of Allison Gosnell Parris of Mayo Road, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Spartanburg Medical Center.  Born June 26, 1948 in Gaffney, he was a son of the late Charlie Henry Parris Sr. More...

Virginia Millwood Phillips

Gaffney, S.C. — Virginia Millwood Phillips, age 84, died Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at McLeod Hospice House. A funeral service will be held at Corinth Baptist Church on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2 p.m. with Dr. Dwight Easler officiating. More...

Alonzo Manley

Hendersonville, N.C. More...

State News

BMW gives $1M to African-American Museum in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Automaker BMW has donated $1 million for a historical African-American museum to be built on a wharf in South Carolina where about half of all enslaved Africans entered the U.S. More...

Haley, Scott to address Clemson graduates next month

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, and U.S. Sen. More...

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