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Broad River Electric names new president

Broad River Electric Cooperative’s board of trustees has hired Terry Mallard, of Canton, Georgia, as the new president and CEO. Mallard will replace Broad River Electric interim CEO Richard Baines beginning March 7, 2016.  More...

Sports

Johnny Manziel's father worried quarterback self-destructing - Free Access

TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer      More...

Signed and Sealed

Six Indians and two Wildcats sign letters with colleges on national signing day

Eight high school football seniors fulfilled a dream on Wednesday when they signed college letters of intent.  Signing ceremonies were held for six Gaffney Indians and two Blacksburg Wildcats on this special day.  Gaffney wideout Scott McCl More...

Big basketball weekend for local teams

The Gaffney boys basketball team will try to run its region win streak to six in a row when Fort Mill comes to The Burial Ground today.  The Yellow Jackets are tied with Nation Ford for the top spot in the region at 8-1.  Gaffney is alone i More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Meth use rages in Upstate

Sitting in Cherokee County General Sessions Court this week, it’s been particularly remarkable how often one word has come up.  That word is “meth,” short for methamphetamine, and if I had to guess, I think I heard the word sev More...

THEIR VIEW

The down side of unfolding plan for road repairs

On the surface, South Carolina residents should be happy with the course of the debate in Columbia about fixing the state’s roads.  Gov. More...

ED FEULNER

The decline of America: Economic freedom in eclipse

When you think of the United States as being free, what comes to mind?  The ability to speak your mind?  To vote?  To live and work where you please?  Good answers, but there’s another kind of liberty that’s easily ove More...

Two Gaffney High students killed in crash - Free Access

Shock and sadness spread Friday night and Saturday after it was learned that two Gaffney High School students had been kille More...

Making sure Facebook works at the Super Bowl - Free Access

TALI ARBEL, AP Technology Writer      NEW YORK (AP) — It's the pain of crowds: Texts, photos and video streams take forever or just can't get through.  More...

City opens bids to demolish old Brown Furniture building

Will make way for performing arts center to be built

A Georgia company was the apparent low bidder to demolish the former Brown Furniture building.  TOA, LLC of Norcross, submitted a low bid of $197,000 during a public bid opening last Thursday.  The city plans to demolish the building to mak More...

Woman facing three counts of shoplifting

City of Gaffney police on Feb. More...

Local News

Woman faces charges of shoplifiting, trespassing and drug possession

A Spartanburg woman was arrested for alleged trespassing, shoplifting and drug possession following a Jan. 29 incident at Walmart in Gaffney.  More...

Limestone College director of bands makes “50 Most Influential” list

The latest list of the “50 Most Influential Band Directors” is out, and Limestone College’s Assistant Director of Bands Ryan Williams made the cut.  The 18th annual directory was recently published by “School Band & O More...

Freightliner tax break OK’d

Cherokee County Council on Monday approved second reading of a tax break for a $22 million expansion project at Freightliner Custom Chassis. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

M. B. Mooney, retired from Firestone

Gaffney, SC — M. B. Mooney, 85, formerly of 104 Van Buren Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Patrick Butler, 2006 graduate of Gaffney High

Patrick Rashad Butler, 27, of 203 Edgewater Drive, Gaffney, entered eternal rest on January 14, in LA County, California. More...

Clyde “Junior” Scates, Jr., inducted in the Cherokee County Softball Hall of Fame

Gaffney, SC — Clyde Scates, Jr., 85, of 210 Van Buren Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney.  More...

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