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Miss Austin is the bride of Ryan Wells MacMillan

Hannah Susan Austin and Ryan Wells MacMillan, both of Spartanburg, were united in marriage Saturday, July 9, 2016 at half past five in the evening at First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C. Reverend Seth Buckley officiated the double ring ceremony. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Baileys celebrate 50th anniversary

Keith and Teresa Bailey of Gaffney celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 12.  The couple was married at East Gaffney Baptist Church in 1966.  They have two children, Tammy Humphries and husband, Bob, and Brian Bailey and wife, Tonya, al More...

New film explores Jacqueline Kennedy’s hand in JFK’s legacy

BOSTON (AP) — How much of John F. Kennedy’s public persona was privately molded by his wife, Jacqueline? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Martha Ramsey

YORK — Martha “Mot” Ramsey, 85, of York, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at her home.  More...

Ronald “Bug” Harrill

Gaffney, S.C. — Ronald Wayne “Bug” Harrill, 50, of 702 9th Street, Lot 7, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 15, 2016 at his residence. More...

Bobby Newton

Boiling Springs, S.C. — Bobby Belton Newton, 78, of 130 Berry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 15, 2016 at his residence. More...

State News

Another insurer leaves S Carolina’s health exchange market

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Health insurer Aetna’s decision to leave the federal health care exchange in 11 states means 8,000 South Carolinians will need new health insurance coverage in 2017.  More...

Good Samaritan killed after helping pull SUV from ditch

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina teenagers are charged with murder in the shooting death of a good Samaritan who helped them pull an SUV out of a ditch.  More...

Using emojis, new SC ad argues that drinking + driving = :(

(AP) — Keeping South Carolina's roadways safe is always a top priority for the state’s law enforcement agencies.  More...

Other News

New York farm creates 8-acre ‘Super Mario Bros.’ corn maze

NEWARK VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — The images of Mario, Luigi and friends have been carved into the fields of an upstate New York farm as part of a corn maze based on Nintendo’s “Super Mario Bros.” game series.  More...

Roving vehicle burglars strike neighborhoods

City of Gaffney police are investigating a rash of vehicle burglaries in one local subdivision that are likely linked to similar incidents in Spartanburg County and a car theft just a block outside their jurisdiction. More...

In change of original agenda, council surprisingly votes to make Belue county boss

Holland Belue isn’t the county’s acting administrator anymore.  In a surprise move at the end of its meeting, Cherokee County Council on Monday made the temporary appointment permanent by dropping the word “acting” from B More...

Local News

County approves pay hike for solid waste, 9-1-1 employees

Cherokee County Council approved a proposal Monday to combat stagnant wages in the solid waste department and E 9- 1-1 that officials say have made it difficult to keep workers.  More...

LET US bGEN

KNOW(2) board members, staff and entrepreneurs are shown at a grand opening for its nonprofit bGEN business incubator Tuesday afternoon on North Limestone Street. More...

Sheriff wants to start neighborhood watch program

Looking to create new eyes and ears in the community and help combat crime, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has scheduled a public meeting Sunday, Aug. More...

Sports

Getting Brumbach game ready

Gaffney High athletic director Mark Huff was an interested bystander at Tuesday’s middle school jamboree at Brumbach Stadium. More...

Indians’ defense shows growing pains in jamboree

They say the first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem and on Tuesday, Gaffney High co-defensive coordinator Randy Birch fully acknowledged his defense's propensity for giving up big plays in the Iron City Jamboree on Friday. More...

LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS

The Cherokee County Clemson Club will hold its fall meeting Monday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Broad River Electric Co-op (811 Hamrick Street, across the street from the Nestle/Stouffers plant on Hwy 29) in Gaffney. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Spurrier made the Gamecocks winners

When he became the University of South Carolina’s 32nd football coach in November 2004, Steve Spurrier asked a simple question. “Why not us?” “Why not the University of South Carolina Gamecocks?” More...

OUR VIEW

If we build it, will they come? Could be

In the previous six editions of this newspaper, we have published articles designed to provide information about the proposed Gaffney Performing Arts Center (GPAC).  Our goal was to answer many of the questions swirling around this project and g More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The Olympic golf was kind of a let-down

Leading up to the Olympics, I was not all that excited about watching any of the events, least of all the opening ceremonies. More...

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