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For Philadelphia Phish fan, it's time to make the doughnuts - Free Access

Doughnuts are everywhere in Phish's "Baker's Dozen" residency at Madison Square Garden, from the tickets to a huge mural to the thousands of Federal Donuts being given out to fans each night. More...

A QUEEN IS CROWNED

Eliza Moore (left) from Myrtle Beach, S.C. was recently crowned Miss SC Peach Festival. Moore will be competing in the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Pageant in June 2018. More...

CHAPS accepting donations for yard sale fundraiser

Members of the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS) are busy sorting and pricing items for their upcoming yard sale fundraiser.  The yard and tag sale will be held August 5 from 6:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wilma P. Painter

Gaffney, S.C. — Wilma Peterson Painter, 67, of 356 Goldmine Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Beddie Davidson

Mrs. Beddie D. Littlejohn Davidson, age 70, of 412 Marion Avenue, Gaffney, South Carolina, wife of Mr. Samuel Davidson, answered the Master’s call on Thursday morning, July 27, 2017, at her residence.  More...

Frances Smith

Mrs. Frances (Mam) R. Smith entered eternal rest on Tuesday, July 25, in her home. She retired from the Cherokee County School District after 37 years of service. Ms. More...

State News

Marine recruit falls from building, hospitalized - Free Access

A recruit new to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island has fallen off the roof of a one-story building. The Island Packet reports that the depot said in a news release that the unidentified recruit was hospitalized after falling Wednesday. More...

N. Carolina islands go dark, ending vacation for thousands - Free Access

A dreamy summer vacation turned into a messy, sweaty nightmare for 10,000 tourists on the Outer Banks when the power went off and air conditioners stopped humming, and officials ordered visitors to leave Friday because the outage could last days or p More...

Lt. Gov. Bryant announces run for South Carolina governor - Free Access

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant officially entered the 2018 governor's race Friday, seven months after he stepped into an office voters will no longer separately elect. More...

Questions about candidates’ addresses arise

The South Carolina Democratic Party has received a complaint, claiming two candidates for the open Cherokee County Council District 1 seat don’t really live in the district.  The complaint charges that Rev. J.W. Sanders Jr. More...

Local News

Spartanburg Community College to offer sustainable agriculture certificate progam

Program is designed to help students learn the most effective ways to use small plots of land

The Spartanburg Community College horticulture program will have a new project waiting for students when classes start Aug. More...

Fence installed around BPW employee parking lot after thefts, hit-and-run

In his iconic Mending Wall poem, Robert Frost writes that “Good Fences make good neighbors.”  The Gaffney Board of Public Works hopes that a good 6-feet, chain-link fence stops thefts.  More...

GHS teacher selected to serve on state panel

Gaffney High teacher Kristie Camp has been selected to serve on a new state teacher cabinet formed by South Carolina Future Minds this school year.  The advisory council of 13 educators will meet to share their experience with South Carolina Fut More...

Sports

Top 5 Questions for Indians

Gaffney opens fall practice early Monday morning

It’s back.  Seven long months after a loss in the upper state semifinal game against Boiling Springs, the Gaffney Indians will begin preseason practice on Monday.  Over the next three weeks, the Indians will have more 15 practices, a More...

Blacksburg opens camp today as coaches welcome veterans, group of newcomers

Blacksburg football players hit the field today at 8 a.m. More...

SPORTS BRIEF

l Gaffney High School reserved season football tickets will go on sale Monday, Aug. 7 through Friday, Aug. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Remember when people talked to each other

Character is often defined by the choices we make.  I can still remember how difficult it was to be away from home the first few times I was sent away for summer camp when I was growing up. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Will Trump’s low approval ratings doom GOP in 2018?

In normal political times, a president with a 40 percent Job Approval rating would be a tremendous drag on his party in the midterm elections. But these are not normal times. More...

STAR PARKER

Why does Randi Weingarten think more freedom is racism?

Randi Weingarten, president of the nation’s second-largest teachers union, the American Federation of Teachers, used a speech last week to brand the education choice movement as racist. More...

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