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“Miss Limestone College” Pageant to be held Saturday

Ten contestants will vie for the title of “Miss Limestone College” during a pageant on Saturday, February 18, at Fullerton Auditorium.  More...

CHAPS volunteers

Members of the ninth grade Beta Club at Gaffney High School earned community service hours by assisting as servers at the CHAPS Valentine’s Dinner and Dance Benefit held Feb. 11. More...

Xi Alpha Delta holds February meeting

Xi Alpha Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its monthly meeting on February 4, 2017 at the home of Billie Taylor.  After the opening ritual, the secretary called the roll and six members answered using the Greek alphabet. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Warren Bonner, Sr.

(1927 - 2017)  Gaffney, S.C. – Warren Hugh Bonner, Sr., 89, went to his Heavenly Home on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. His earthly home was 127 Ridgeway Road, Gaffney, S.C.  More...

Cynthia Bailey

Gaffney, S.C. — Cynthia Maria Bailey, 61, of 470 High Point Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney.  More...

Virginia “Jenny” Blanton

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Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A sad but true trend

Driving from Charlotte to Gaffney last week, I quickly noticed an issue in the passing lane of Interstate 85. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Abuse of regulatory process is a threat to America’s founding ideals

America’s founding ideals are threatened by a regulatory regime that often operates outside the Constitutional system of checks and balances. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Obamacare repeal is a jobs program

On Saturday, Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders called for nationwide protests to stop Republicans from repealing the Affordable Care Act.  The trigger event was Friday’s confirmation of Dr. More...

Well-known businessman dead at 89

Those who knew Warren Bonner say he was a consummate businessman who had a deep connection to Gaffney. Bonner, Sr., 89, who had been in declining heath for months, died Wednesday. More...

Jury awaits attempted murder case

A jury of nine men and three women will hear closing arguments this morning at the conclusion of a weeklong trial for three men accused in a 2014 shooting that took place outside a Cherokee Avenue nightclub. More...

Local News

WILD BLUE YONDER

WILD BLUE YONDER — Like a claw ripping open the sky, three military fighter jets flying in formation passed over Gaffney on Thursday leaving an unusual series of contrails in their wake. More...

OVERTURNED

OVERTURNED — Two people were taken to hospitals following a Sunday afternoon accident on Victory Trail road in which a driver lost control, left the road and crashed into a parked pickup truck More...

Developer expected to close on deal

An Illinois-based industrial developer is expected to close on a deal soon with Cherokee County.  Speaking at Monday’s Cherokee County Development Board annual meeting with Cherokee County Council, guest speaker and Agracel official Brian More...

Sports

Breaking News - 2/18/2017 11:55 PM

Indians top Wade Hampton - Free Access

The Gaffney boys basketball team has saved its best for the fourth quarter this season.  With the Indians up three at the end of three quarters, Gaffney coach Mark Huff liked his team’s chances.   More...

Quick out of the Gate

Childers scores 18 of his 24 points in first half

Like a champion sprinter, the Gaffney Indians were quick out of the blocks and had a strong kick in defeating third-seeded Nation Ford 85-65 in its opening round Class 5A playoff matchup Wednesday at The Burial Ground. More...

Gaffney set to do battle with Generals

Don't expect the Gaffney boys basketball team to get overconfident after beating opening round playoff opponent Nation Ford by 20 points.  Gaffney coach Mark Huff said the Indians must quickly move on from that game and focus on a “very ta More...

State News

Woman chained in container says captor bragged about killing

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina woman who spent two months chained inside a large metal container says her captor raped her daily and bragged that he was good at killing, claiming that his victims tallied nearly 100.  Kala Brown says she did w More...

State Rep. Joe Neal of rural Richland County dies at 66

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Joe Neal, a pastor and staunch advocate for the poor, has died. He was 66.  Neal, who served in the House for 24 years, died Tuesday night at a Columbia hospital, said Rep. More...

Boeing workers overwhelmingly reject union effort

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

National News

Mulvaney confirmed as budget writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the White House budget office, giving the Republicans' tea party wing a voice in the Cabinet.  Rep. More...

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