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Fatal crash 2nd in as many days

A deadly year on Cherokee County highways became increasingly worse Monday when a 65-year-old Gaffney man was killed in a crash — the second deadly wreck in as many days.  More...

LifeStyles

Orthopedic surgeon first in S.C. to use Rotation Medical Bioinductive Implant technology - Free Access

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ANNIVERSARY

WARES CELEBRATE 50 YEARS

Melvin and Janet Ware were honored June 24 at a reception celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The event, hosted by their children, was held at Boyce Memorial A.R.P. Church Fellowship Hall in Kings Mountain. More...

ENGAGEMENT

MARTIN - ROBINSON TO WED

Thelma Janette Martin of Gaffney and Ann Connor of Forest City, N.C. announce the engagement of their children, Tammy R. Martin to Wayne Robinson, both of Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patsy Greene

Gaffney, S.C. — Patsy Patterson Greene, 83, formerly of 221 Maple Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Peachtree Centre.  More...

James Henson Jr.

Blacksburg, S.C. — James Derrick Henson, Jr., 19, 514 S. Shelby Street, Blacksburg, S.C., died unexpectedly due to an accident August 6, 2017. He is the son of James D. Henson, Sr. More...

Myra Parks

Gaffney, S.C. — Myra McMillan Parks, 94, of Gaffney, S.C., went to be with her Lord on Monday, August 7, 2017, at Presbyterian Community in Clinton, S.C. More...

State News

Utility pays bonuses to execs before nuclear project fails - Free Access

The company that led the failed effort to build two new nuclear reactors in South Carolina paid its executives millions in bonuses, some of it for work on the project, a review of federal records shows. More...

Innocent teen gunned down on city street

It’s believed as many as 20 to 30 people were present when an 18-year-old Gaffney woman was struck by a fatal bullet late Monday on Lincoln Drive and Gaffney police were still trying to discover Tuesday afternoon who pulled the trigger.  More...

CHILDREN HURT IN WRECK

Six people, including four children, were rushed for medical treatment following a Tuesday morning two-vehicle accident on Hyatt Street. More...

Local News

School district hiring college students as tutors

College students can earn extra money as tutors in a Cherokee County high school program to help increase student achievement levels.  Blacksburg and Gaffney High students — 171 ninth and 10th graders— in the district’s second More...

AUGUST SHOWERS

The rain showers of the past few days have perked up the flowers at the City Hall Park.   More...

900 teachers to attend conference

Learning never stops, even when teachers return to work for another school year. More than 900 local teachers will attend a major instructional conference at Gaffney High on Aug. 18 called “Keeping it REAL”. More...

Sports

South Carolina tops in women's basketball attendance - Free Access

The national champion South Carolina Gamecocks were also tops in attendance last year. According to figures released by the NCAA, South Carolina led the country in women's basketball attendance, averaging 12,277 per contest. More...

Indians ready for another test

3-time state champ S. Pointe part of 5-team scrimmage

The Gaffney Indians are hoping to build on their strong scrimmage performance this past Friday when they host a 5-team scrimmage today. Woodruff, Mauldin, Woodmont, and three-time defending state champion South Pointe will be at The Reservation. More...

Two Saints tabbed as SAC preseason all-conference selections

The Limestone College football team placed a total of five players on the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Preseason All-Conference Team, including a pair of first-teamers in sophomore quarterback Ivan Corbin, Jr. More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

This is a photo of Shalom Christian Fellowship. They took a trip to Myrtle Beach on Aug. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Different colors, sizes, but living in harmony

My wife loves to sit on our front porch and watch the birds devour the seeds she puts in their feeder.  I think she spends as much time feeding them as she does feeding me, but she enjoys it.  And so do I, for that matter.  We also ge More...

THEIR VIEW

Eclipse excitement, and danger

The solar eclipse in August is fast becoming one of the major leisure events of the year, maybe even the decade. It seems that nearly every venue of size in South Carolina is planning a viewing event. More...

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