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Scout’s project focuses on child abduction prevention

Josiah Carling used his Eagle Scout project Saturday to combat a parent’s worst nightmare.  More...

LifeStyles

2,160 days or 12 years without an absence

If you’re looking for symbols of dedication and hard work, it’s difficult to beat Gaffney High seniors Robert Howard and John Rodgers.  They joined Blacksburg High senior Matthew Wilson in graduating high school Thursday without miss More...

Annual rummage sale being held Saturday

The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board will hold its annual Mother-of-all- Rummage-Sales on Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. More...

GHS band member awarded first E. Jeter Music Scholarship

Makenzie Alexander was recognized as the E. Jeter Music Scholarship award winner for the 2016-2017 school year on May 24.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kelvin Tate

Mr. Kelvin M. Tate, age 49, of 523 West Montgomery Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Monday morning, May 29, 2017, at his residence.  More...

Janie & Herbert Doster

Smyrna — Janie Claudine Doster, 84, and Herbert Killin Doster, 85, husband and wife of almost 63 years, both passed away hours apart Monday, May 29, 2017. Mrs. Doster passed away at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney and Mr. More...

Kim Heffner

Chesnee, S.C. — Kimberlie Denise Heffner, 54, of 2316 Fairfield Road, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

State News

McMaster: Public records law 'step forward' in transparency - Free Access

A new law closing loopholes in South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act represents "a big step forward" in government transparency, Gov. Henry McMaster said Wednesday at a ceremonial signing. More...

Limestone flag to fly over Capitol Thursday - Free Access

The Limestone College athletics logo flag fly over the State House Capitol Dome on Thursday, June 1, in honor of the Saints’ 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship in Men’s Lacrosse. More...

Tax increase or no tax increase?

City’s proposed 5-mill hike not quite a done deal yet

The city’s finance committee has signed off on a new fiscal year budget that contains a 5-mill tax hike.  However, that’s like claiming a championship trophy at halftime.  More...

Local crews join drowning victim search

Cherokee County emergency personnel joined in the search Tuesday for a Lake Greenwood drowning victim with local ties.  Cherokee County Emergency Management Director Rick Peterson said Cherokee County sent 21 people, including 11 divers and six More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

A woman reported the theft of her cell phone at Gaffney High School following graduation ceremonies May 25. More...

Absentee precinct open for June 20 election

The Absentee Precinct is open for voting in the June 20, 2017 5th Congressional District Special Election. More...

Second reading on tax break expected

Cherokee County Council is expected at its meeting Monday to consider second reading of a tax break for a local industry that wants to invest as much as $20 million to expand its operations in the city.  More...

Sports

Youth complex to host softball showcase

The Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex will be a busy place this weekend.  The site will host a girls softball showcase event on Saturday and Sunday.  As many as 20 teams are expected to compete in the 2-day event. More...

HANDING OVER THE HARDWARE

Senior Colton Watkinson hands the national championship trophy to Limestone President Dr. Walt Griffin after the team arrived on campus following its 11-9 win over Merrimack to claim their fourth title in five years.   More...

Summer hoops league tips off

30 teams will participate in hoop league

Are you ready for some hoopla!  The Cherokee County Youth Basketball League tipped off this week with a full slate of games.  The games will be played at the B.D. More...

Columns

STEPHEN MOORE

No, Trump didn’t cause Obamacare to fail

It’s finally official. The Affordable Care Act is a public-policy flop of epic proportions. More...

THEIR VIEW

Public records law was a step forward

Proponents of legislative reforms to improve South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act didn’t get everything they had hoped for in the bill that passed on the last day of the session. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We owe it to them to never forget

For the past several years I have had the pleasure of attending the Memorial Day service in Cherokee County and taking pictures of the event.  More...

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