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Candidates make cases at forum

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) said the decision was easy after contrasting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to the likely Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.  “I do support Mr. More...

LifeStyles

ALL CREATURES EXHIBIT

Nancy Elliott’s “Here Birdie Birdie Birdie” is one of the clever art works included in CAVA’s newest exhibit, “All Creatures Great and Small: Pets and Other Animals,” at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery. More...

20th Annual Foothills Craft Fair at Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival

The Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival, held this year on June 10 and 11 at Harmon Field in Tryon, NC, has grown to be one of the finest food festivals in the country. More...

PlayStation 4 features sleek design, fast speed

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kristie Camp’s Gaffney High School English III students participated in a project-based learning experience that focused on journalism and First Amendment freedoms. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dewayne Galmer

Dewayne “Kunta” Thomas Galmer, 52, of 423 Serene Drive, entered eternal rest on Friday, June 3, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Husband of Arvia Bryant Galmer, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Lathan More...

Rachel Guest

Rachel Marie Guest, 63, of Gaffney, South Carolina, peacefully went home to be with the Lord with her husband by her side on Monday, June 6, 2016.   More...

Nancy Reece

December 1, 1934 - June 4, 2016  Norfolk, VA - Nancy Brown Reece, 81, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord on June 4, 2016, with her husband at her side. Nancy was born in Glendale, SC to the late Horace and Addie Mae Hixson Brown. More...

Other News

Street fighter and MMA pioneer Kimbo Slice dead at 42

Kimbo Slice, the bearded street fighter who parlayed his internet popularity into a mixed martial arts career and worldwide fame, has died. More...

Breaking News - 6/8/2016 4:48 PM

Victim hospitalized following shooting - Free Access

A 47-year-old Gaffney man was rushed for medical treatment following a Wednesday morning shooting incident that remained under investigation Wednesday afternoon. More...

Breaking News - 6/8/2016 10:20 AM

Five injured in early Wednesday fight in Blacksburg - Free Access

Hatchet used as weapon during incident

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating an early Wednesday morning fight in Blacksburg that left five people injured.  More...

Cuffed man escapes from police cruiser

A man handcuffed following a June 4 scuffle with Gaffney police reportedly escaped from a patrol car and ran away with his hands still cuffed behind his back.  Gaffney police reportedly were still looking for Charles Quantrel Dawkins, 28, of 940 More...

School superintendent’s salary has risen by $15,500 since 2012

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a 3-part series that focuses on contracts offered to administrators of various public agencies.)   School superintendents are among the highest-paid public employees in South Carolina, but their 6-figur More...

Local News

City approves first reading of budget

Gaffney City Council on Monday approved first reading of the city’s 2016-2017 fiscal year budget that gives both city workers and city property owners reason to smile.  The $13,086,978 budget holds the line on taxes, which is good news for More...

School construction impacts poll locations

New construction will have a temporary effect on where county residents go to vote in the June 14 election primary at three schools.  More...

County council passes second reading of budget

Cherokee County Council on Monday passed second reading of its new budget that holds the line on property taxes.  The $23,253,470.09 budget contains no additional monies for county employees, who all received a 4 percent cost-ofliving raise two More...

Sports

Gaffney wideout picks up Wofford offer

Rising junior Smith’s performance at Wake Forest camp prompts interest

When you meet Gaffney High’s Dennis Smith, the first thing you notice is his height and large hands.  Those are the reasons that Wofford offered the rising junior wideout from Gaffney a scholarship.  Smith, who weighs 180 pounds, post More...

AMERICAN LEGION WRAPUP

Post 109 jrs. No. 2 continue to slide

The Gaffney Junior No. 2 team continued its struggles with a 15-0 loss to Inman on Monday.  Maguire Wright got the start and lasted two innings. More...

POST 109 SENIOR PLAYER PROFILES

CODY BAILEY More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

4,704 cases of addiction are destroying higher education

Higher education news is often dominated by troubling statistics and anecdotes. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama, immigration propaganda and our national identity

Just when you think the Hollywood left might be showing some independence from the Obama White House, it once again falls in line to mouth its propaganda. Just kidding. No one believes that Hollywood leftists think independently.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Did you know there’s an election Tuesday?

Are you an informed voter? For that matter, are you even a voter? More...

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