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BAILING OUT

Firefighters can sometimes find themselves in an emergency situation if their way out of a burning structure becomes blocked by fire or collapse. More...

LifeStyles

Broad River Electric sending 4 to D.C. for Youth Tour

Broad River Electric Cooperative will be sending four local students to our nation’s capital this June to be a part of the Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour.  More...

When you’re sneezin’ this season

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and leaves on the trees have turned green.  While the growing foliage and warmer temperatures are paradise for some, the allergies created by pollenproducing plants can be a source of endless discomfort More...

ENGAGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Leslie Painter of Gaffney are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Painter, to Harrison Lee Gilbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Allen Gilbert of Hopkins. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert Painter

Leesville, SC — Robert Steven “Tha Governor” Painter, 64, of 194 Atlas Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Columbia.  More...

Roger Dickson

Gaffney, SC — Roger Dale Dickson, 54, of 1737 Love Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Charleston, he was the husband of Denise Williams Dickson and son of More...

Lena Martin

Gaffney, SC — Lena Pierce Martin, 68, of 215 Ford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Diolia Pierce and Tackie Campbell Pierce. More...

State senate committee snuffs out medical marijuana legislation

Not yet.  Members of the SC Senate Medical Affairs Committee killed a bill Thursday that would have made it legal for doctors to prescribe marijuana for patients who they determined would be provided therapeutic relief by the drug.  More...

bGEN taking root downtown for aspiring new businesses

Empty pockets and big dreams is how Brian Ziegelheafer describes the new hub for business activity currently under renovation in downtown Gaffney.  More...

Local News

Agriculture students holding annual plant sale April 14-20

Fresh off spring break, Cherokee Technology Center agriculture students will open their greenhouse for a public sale to help residents get started with their spring planting.  Agriculture classes have been working all year to grow a variety of p More...

2 displaced by Sunday fire

Two people were displaced by a Sunday afternoon fire that tore through the attic of a Bonner Road home.  Cherokee Creek firefighters were dispatched to the 600 block at approximately 4 p.m. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Shoplifters get away with $3,000 in merchandise from Polo store

An estimated $3,000 in theft losses were reported after several shoplifters ran from the Polo outlet store at the Gaffney Premium Outlets on March 31.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, three female subjects entered the Polo store at a More...

Sports

Limestone men’s lacrosse keeps hold on top spot

Off to one of its best starts in program history, the Limestone College men's lacrosse team continues to hold firm at the top spot in this week's USILA/Nike NCAA Division II Coaches' Poll.  More...

More than 200 apply for Limestone football coach vacancy

A national search has drawn great interest as Limestone College looks for a new head football coach.  Limestone decided to part ways March 4 with Bobby James, who was hired in December of 2012 to help start the football program. More...

BRINGING HOME THE GOLD

BRINGING HOME THE GOLD — Members of the 9- and 10-year-old Minor League preseason champs celebrate at Yankees Preseason Tournament. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A timely topic

Sometimes the best intentions can get caught up in an illadvised title and community criticism.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Will Trump and Cruz ever work together?

Despite the fact that they are currently bitter opponents, there are a lot of reasons to believe Donald Trump and Ted Cruz could end up working together in the fall campaign.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Government dysfunction costs lives

Every year, more than half a million patients in the U.S. are unknowingly put at risk of contracting a superbug infection during a common medical procedure. More...

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