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Murder suspect apparently takes own life

Emotions ran high Tuesday afternoon as Gaffney police stretched crime scene tape around a Hetty Hill Street home where a man reportedly shot and killed himself after police moved in to serve a murder warrant.  More...

LifeStyles

Sossamon, Scott to wed May 26

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cody Sossamon Jr. of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Hope, to Christopher Drake Scott, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Christopher Scott of Taylors, S.C.  More...

Lipscomb, Hopper will exchange vows March 24

Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Kelli Lusk of Seneca, S.C. and Mr. and Mrs. Tony and Elaine Lipscomb of Greer announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie LeAnn Lipscomb of Greenville, to Matthew Kirven Hopper of Greenville, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Levi Grant Porter

Steven and Elizabeth Porter of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Levi Grant, on November 30 at 3:13 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mark Smith

Inman, S.C. — Mark Dewitt Smith, 56, of 101 Brandon Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Orban Jefferies Sr.

Orban Jefferies Sr. 85, of 205 Serene Drive entered eternal rest on December 29, 2017 in the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was the husband of Rev. More...

Teresa Sanders

Teresa Elizabeth Turner Sanders age 56 of Gaffney, S.C. passed away Monday January 1, 2018 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum, S.C. Services will be private. Condolences to the family can be made to www.sandersfuneralandcremation.com. More...

State News

Woman found dead in burning home

BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. (AP) — A woman has died after fire broke out at her home in South Carolina on New Year's morning. More...

Coroner: Man in road after New Year's struck by pickup, dies

PIEDMONT, S.C. More...

East Coast storm brings crashes, flooding and outages - Free Access

It was so cold that iguanas were being immobilized in Florida and falling from their perches in suburban trees. More...

AG Sessions to crack down on legal pot - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two peopl More...

cookie sheets and boogie boards used for sleds - Free Access

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County boss calls it quits - Free Access

Following Tuesday’s Cherokee County Council meeting, Holland Belue responded to a question with a curt: “I have nothing to say.” But the former Cherokee County administrator had plenty to say when he tendered his resignation before More...

Local News

Search for new police chief nearing conclusion

City of Gaffney Administrator James Taylor hopes to have a list of three finalists for police chief within three weeks.  That fits the timetable of Gaffney City Council’s Police Committee Chairman Bernard Smith, who wants to name a new pol More...

NO HEAT IN THE HALL

Gaffney City Hall was closed last week due to a problem with the heating system.   More...

Save those gas receipts and get a tax deduction

State taxpayers can save a little extra money on their future tax bills by keeping their receipts each time they fill up their vehicles’ gas tanks.  More...

Sports

Cowan Named Limestone's First Head Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach - Free Access

Kaeley Cowan joins the Saints after spending the past couple of months as an assistant acrobatics & tumbling coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W. Va. She was a two-time All-American at Baylor University in college. More...

Holiday hoops

In a back and forth game, the Gaffney Indians had the last run to salvage a game at the Farm Bureau Insurance Classic with a 54-47 win over Byrnes on Saturday. The Indians were 1-2 at the tournament to finish seventh out of the 8-team field. More...

Alabama dominates Clemson to advance to title game

Nick Saban is back in his comfort zone.  Let others run up the points. He'll take a defensive slugfest every time.  Especially when it gives Alabama another shot at a national title.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Too much of a good thing? I don’t think so

I suppose we can all take a deep breath and relax now that we have survived the holidays.  The food, the friends, the family, the festivities, the football … all good, but one tends to get a bit worn down.  “Too much of a good More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Bill would hide taxpayers’ dollars

There is a wolf in sheep’s clothing working its way through our state legislature.  The bill purports to be a transparency bill, but it is anything but… and it will hide how millions of taxpayer dollars are spent.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Beware: Obamacare penalty could come back

The federal tax cut signed into law eliminates the federal penalty for not having health insurance, starting in 2019. More...

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