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POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE

Congrats to the Class of 2017!

Tears, hugs and celebratory cheers filled the Reservation at Gaffney High Thursday night as 426 seniors graduated. Graduation ceremonies were also held for Blacksburg High Thursday evening at Fullerton Auditorium on the campus of Limestone College. More...

Sports

National Champions — 3 out of 4 ain’t bad

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. More...

Limestone’s Reisman named national player of the year

PERRY, N.Y. – Limestone College senior faceoff specialist Kevin Reisman (West Babylon, N.Y.) has been named the USILA/Nike Lt. Raymond J. More...

Columns

BETSY MCCAUGHEY

Why the superbugs are winning

The deadliest superbug yet — Candida auris — is invading hospitals and nursing homes, killing a staggering 60 percent of patients it infects. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

After the Confederates, who’s next?

On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman’s troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Select this option even if it doesn’t exist

I’m a big fan of a certain type of smartphone but we’re not supposed to endorse products, so I can’t say its name. Let’s just say that its name rhymes with the word iPhone.  More...

Breaking News - 5/29/2017 5:50 AM

Blacksburg man drowns

The search for a drowning victim from Blacksburg continued  at Lake Greenwood Sunday afternoon. Though the victim’s name had not been released by authorities at presstime, numerous sources have confirmed to The Ledger that he was Steve Grig More...

Killer gets seven life sentences

Tom Lucas got to say something he likely hasn’t been able to say in a while. More...

Local News

DAR honors veterans at meeting with POW as special guest

At the regular May meeting of the Daniel Morgan Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) the focus was to honor a veteran and hero of the Vietnam war. More...

THREE INJURED

Three people were taken to the hospital following a Thursday afternoon accident at Wilcox Avenue and Providence Road during which a man reportedly crashed his sport utility vehicle head-on into a pickup truck that was stopped at a stop sign. More...

Sheriff’s Ride for the Relay June 3

It’s time to shine the Suzukis, wax the Harleys, spruce up the Hondas and buff the Buells.  Whatever you ride, the Cherokee County Sheriffs Office is once again inviting all area motorcyclists to go for a cruise Saturday, June 3, and help More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Colleen Blankenship

Smyrna — Colleen Carol Ryan Blankenship, 67, of 214 Ore Bank Road, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Tupper Lake, New York, she was the widow of Gerald Blankenship and the daughter of the late Wal More...

James Michael Cole

Pacolet -- James Michael Cole, 49, of 100 Shippy Lane, passed away Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Mary Louise Cole and was of the Baptist faith. More...

Mary Dawkins

Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Violet Byers Dawkins, age 80, of 609 Davis Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, widow of Mr. Stewart T. Dawkins, will be held on Tuesday, May 30, at 2 p.m. at Allen Temple More...

National News

Fidget spinners, the hit toy that spun out of nowhere

NEW YORK (AP) — Stores can't keep them in stock. Parents are scrambling to find them. And some schools have banned them. More...

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