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Victory March retraces Daniel Morgan’s historic trek to Cowpens

13th annual march covers the 25 mile route Morgan and his “Flying Army” traveled in 1781

When General Daniel Morgan made his march to Cowpens 237 years ago, the Americans had many worries and tensions as Tarleton’s British army pushed them to either fight or surrender the backcountry of the Carolinas.  More...

DONATION

DONATION – ACE Bakery has made a huge impact at the Cherokee County Meals On Wheels with funding over the last five years ago. More...

S.C. Education Assoc. – Retired President to speak at Monday’s AAUW meeting

The Gaffney AAUW will meet Monday, Jan. 8 at 12 p.m. at the House of Pizza. Anyone with a degree from an accredited college, two or four year, is eligible for membership in AAUW. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Danny Rising

Gaffney, S.C. — Danny Ray Rising, 64, of 205 Christopher Road, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at his residence.  More...

David (Doc) Sparks

Gaffney, S.C. — David (Doc) Kenneth Sparks, 76, of 1019 Grassy Pond Road, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 4, 2018.  More...

Barbara Douglas

Barbara Ann Douglas age 40 of 473 Lockhart Lane apt A-7 peacefully transition on December 31, 2017. Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018 in the chapel of Genesis Funeral Cremation Service & Chapel with The Rev. C.A. More...

National News

New health insurance rule aims to deliver on Trump promise - Free Access

The Labor Department said up to 11 million people who are self-employed or work for small businesses could benefit. More...

Weather ‘bomb’ explodes on social media

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to weather, it’s hard to sound scarier than “bomb cyclone.”  It’s a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive winter storm that pulled together Wednesday off the U.S. More...

Sessions ending federal policy that let legal pot flourish

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement and use just three days after a new More...

Murder case closed in wake of suspect’s death

While a SLED investigation remains ongoing into a Tuesday afternoon incident during which a murder suspect allegedly took his own life as police moved in, Gaffney police confirm their investigation into the underlying murder case is now officially cl More...

Local News

BOG in The Big Easy

Gaffney High Band of Gold members, right, attended a masquerade ball in New Orleans on New Year’s Eve. More...

Council Oks tax break, Spencer chair again

Cherokee County Council on Tuesday passed a tax incentive package for another economic development project.  Council approved second reading of a fee-in-lieu and special source revenue credits for “Project 81.”  Cherokee County More...

Hicks graduates from basic

U.S. Air Force Airman Anthony S. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 1/6/2018 12:58 PM

Indians down Northwestern - Free Access

Down by five with three minutes to play and their best player Bradley Childers still sidelined with an injury, things looked bleak for the Gaffney Indians.  But the Indians remained poised, hit critical free throws down the stretch and held More...

Back to Business

Indians host Trojans today in the final non region game

The Gaffney Indians committed a season high 25 turnovers in their first matchup with Northwestern.  Predictably, taking care of the ball is the top priority when the teams meet today at The Burial Ground.  More...

Wildcats in good place heading into final non region game

The Blacksburg boys basketball team enters the new year on a roll after capturing the Claw Classic championship last week.  The Wildcats are back in action today against visiting High Point Academy of Greenville.  Blacksburg coach Danny Ham More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Not for identification’

Dear Government,   I have a personal request as 2018 gets under way.  Please retire Social Security numbers and stop using these numbers to verify a person’s identity.  Social Security numbers have gone way beyond their original More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The ground is shifting under Obamacare

President Trump has perfected the art of antagonizing his opponents with provocative tweets. He demonstrated this skill recently in declaring that the tax reform act, by repealing the Obamacare mandate, had effectively repealed Obamacare.  More...

STAR PARKER

Optimism about Trump in 2018

President Trump took office at the beginning of 2017 swimming in a sea of negativity.  More...

Other News

Windsor official backs homeless crackdown for royal wedding

LONDON (AP) — A political storm is brewing ahead of Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding over whether to crack down on homeless people and beggars in the well-to-do English town of Windsor.  More...

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