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Blacksburg PD seizes coke, cash

An early Sunday traffic stop by the Blacksburg Police Department on Interstate 85 led to the seizure of nearly half a kilogram of suspected cocaine and $23,000 in cash. More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney High to hold annual Black History Program Feb. 13

Gaffney native Dr. Regina Norris Monroe to speak

Dr. Regina Norris Monroe, a 1993 Gaffney High School graduate will be the guest speaker for the annual Black History Program at Gaffney High School on Feb. 13. The program will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Honoring Dr. Morrow

The Cherokee County Family YMCA Board of Directors has named the YMCA prayer boards in honor of and in memory of Dr. M.B. Morrow, Jr. Dr. Morrow was a long term member and board member of the YMCA. More...

Limestone College Chorus to deliver singing Valentines on Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the Limestone College Chorus is making plans to help you surprise your special someone.  For the third straight year, the Limestone College Chorus is prepared to deliver an out of the ordinary More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lyric Schwendner

Gaffney, S.C. — Lyric Alexander Schwendner, age 1 ½ years, of 403 Oakland Avenue, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney. More...

Mary Frances Pettit

Gaffney, S.C. — Mary Frances Wyatt Pettit, 72, of 1026 S. Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at her residence.  More...

State News

1 killed, 1 hurt in Greenville nightclub shooting

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot and killed at a Greenville nightclub.  The Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans said 21- year-old Montrell Jonterius Coker was shot around 3 a.m. More...

Greenville County high school student has viral meningitis

GREENVILLE, S.C. More...

York’s Pope will run for House

YORK, S.C. (AP) — The former prosecutor who made the case against Susan Smith is set to run for Congress.  State Rep. More...

Roads bill passes SC House - Free Access

(Columbia, SC) - House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement after the Ways and Means Committee amended and adopted H. 3516. More...

Call about theft of electricity leads to drug, cash, gun seizures; arrests

A Gaffney Police Department response to a reported theft of electricity complaint Sunday morning led to the seizure of guns, alleged drugs and multiple arrests after police followed an electrical cord to a Beltline Road mobile home.  More...

State robotics competition set for this weekend at GHS

Robots will take center stage Saturday when 25 high school and middle school teams square off in the FIRST Tech Challenge at Gaffney High.  The robotics tournament is the first qualifying event on the path to the world championships in April. More...

Local News

City delays purchase of building for 40-space parking lot downtown

With an eye toward enhancing the downtown area, the city is considering buying a building to tear down so the space can be used for a parking lot.  However, Gaffney City Council on Monday took no action on the Building and Grounds Committee reco More...

Cherokee County Clemson Club to meet

The Cherokee County Clemson Club will hold our spring meeting Monday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. More...

Scholarship program paying dividends

KNOW(2) initiated partnership between county, SCC

Cherokee County has spent nearly $50,000 from a scholarship fund since it was started four years ago to help make college affordable for local residents.  More...

Sports

Senior Night Survival

Region-leading Gaffney got the win Tuesday on Senior Night. It also provided lots of teaching material for coach Mark Huff. The Indians opened an eight-point lead early in the fourth quarter. More...

Gaffney’s Wright shows off at DP pro day

Gaffney’s Houston Wright made his presence felt at the Diamond Prospect’s Pro Day last month. More...

Lady Indians get key win over Spartanburg, 61-53

The Gaffney girls basketball team needed a big fourth-quarter to down visiting Spartanburg - and the Lady Indians got it. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Count deaths, then fix roads

South Carolina has the highest highway fatality rate in the nation, and some of its worst roads. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The end of diabetes is within reach

The Food and Drug Administration just approved what could be one of the biggest breakthroughs in the treatment of type 1 diabetes in decades.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I kept expecting to hear a loud scraping noise

When was the last time you were in a parking garage? I’m not talking about one with three or four decks. Nah, not at all. I’m talking one more than twice as tall as any building in Cherokee County. More...

National News

DeVos ekes out confirmation win as Pence casts historic vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as U.S. Education secretary Tuesday by the slimmest of margins, pushed to approval only by the historic tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence.  More...

Ghosting, shade, microaggression hit Merriam-Webster website

NEW YORK (AP) —Attention, word nerds: This is your bonus round, courtesy of Merriam-Webster.  In addition to elevating “surreal” in 2016 to word of the year, the dictionary company on Tuesday added about 1,000 new words and new More...

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