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Authorities identify body

A man found hanged in a small wooded area off Indian Hill Street on Tuesday was positively identified Wednesday as a 44-year-old Gaffney man who had been reported missing last September.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said positive ident More...

LifeStyles

Additional works added to “8 Southern African-American Artists” exhibit

Liani Foster’s fiber creations now on display at Visitors Center

Who would think of making a bowl out of fibers? Liani Foster would. Each of his art works in the “8 South African-American Artists” exhibit at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery were created using fibers. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Burris, Parker to wed September 15

Mark and Patsy Burris of Anderson, S.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ivey Taylor, to Nicholas Charles Parker, son of Greg and Cindy Parker of Gaffney.  More...

BIRTHS

Kingston Dean Upton

Kevin Paul Upton and Danika Richelle Jones of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Kingston Dean, born November 28, 2017, weighing 4 lbs, 15 oz., measuring 17 inches long.  Kingston has two older brothers, Dreyson Blease and Nichous Paul Upt More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jerry Parker

Blacksburg — Jerry Dean Parker, 76, of 116 McKee Drive, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at his residence.  More...

Jay Stephens

Gaffney — Jay Walter Stephens, 67, of 226 Grassy Knoll Rd, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Mary Black Health System - Spartanburg. Born in Chicago Heights, IL, he was the son of the late Robert and Betty Gustafson Stephens. More...

Justine Foster

Justine Shears Foster was born to the late Samuel and Lillie Shears on May 4,1948 in Gaffney S.C  Her Childhood was spent with a host of brothers and sisters.  Justine was preceded in death by her father and mother Samuel and Lillie Shears More...

State News

Darlington Raceway spending nearly $7 million on grandstands

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Hospital opens mobile unit to help with flu

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Health Officials: 38 more die from flu in S.C.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State health officials report 38 more people died from the flu in South Carolina last week.  The Department of Health and Control said 84 people have now died from the flu outbreak in South Carolina this season.  More...

Breaking News - 2/5/2018 8:17 PM

Skinner named city's new top cop - Free Access

A large crowd of concerned residents brought their emotions with them to a Gaffney City Council meeting on Monday evening. And they cheered loudly when council unanimously approved the hiring of Gaffney Police Department Captain Chris Skinner as More...

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil sees 6 more weeks of winter - Free Access

Records dating to 1887 show Phil has now predicted more winter 103 times while forecasting an early spring just 18 times — including last year. There are no records for the remaining years. More...

Cherokee National to honor 2 at hall of fame banquet

Dalon Queen and J.C. Humphries, Jr. will be honored by Cherokee National Golf Club during the club’s 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Banquet scheduled for Friday, Feb. More...

Local News

City searching for money to renovate historic T-bridge

$500,000 federal grant leaves $1.2 million shortfall

Priorities, priorities, priorities.  Unfortunately, the city’s long-awaited T-bridge renovation project isn’t on top of the city’s to-do list.  The city received a $500,000 federal grant to restore the aging structure but More...

Teacher honors ‘contract’ years after it was made

While finishing sixth grade, Patricia Davis was surprised when her Mary Bramlett Elementary teacher quietly took her aside to offer a unique education contract.  Her teacher agreed to give Davis $100 each time she was promoted to another grade l More...

Facebook posts lead to arrest, sentencing of teen

Victim robbed while meeting to purchase iPhone

A 19-year-old Gaffney man accused of robbing someone during the sale of a cell phone was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

Sports

Breaking News - 2/3/2018 4:57 PM

Gaffney holds off Bulldogs - Free Access

There's nothing like having another key player emerge for a team's stretch run. Gaffney point guard Stan Ellis is feeling more comfortable directing the team’s offense and has become a reliable scorer, especially at the free throw line in crunch More...

Breaking News - 2/3/2018 4:58 PM

Lady Wildcats secure playoff spot - Free Access

Maybe its a testament to how far Bobby Rodgers has taken the Blacksburg’s girls basketball program: Just making the playoffs is no longer the No. 1 priority. More...

Game-Changer: Childers leads GHS past Rebs

As a reminder of the importance of the game, Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff wore his “Beat Byrnes” T-shirt to school on Tuesday.  Star Bradley Childers needed no such reminder.  The fiery senior scored a game-high 24 po More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Surviving in the technology jungle

Remakes, sequels and franchise reboots have taken the place of original thought in many of the movies Hollywood has chosen to produce in recent years. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The president presses his advantage on immigration

Last week, I noted that President Trump won the shutdown because he instinctively understood the strategic situation far better than Senate Democrats, establishment Republicans, and his other beltway critics. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Taxaholic governors try to dodge federal tax law

The governors of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey joined forces last week to announce they’re suing Uncle Sam. More...

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