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DENTED DOLLAR STORE

No one was injured but a local business sustained structural damage Monday when a motorist struck the building. More...

City crime data largely unchanged; new chief dedicates 2 detectives to pair of homicide cases

While his overall goal is to reduce crime in every category of the city’s 2017 crime statistics, Gaffney Police Chief Chris Skinner focused on the very first line of the latest crime report on his first day on the job Tuesday. More...

LifeStyles

AAUW to meet Monday

2018 S.C. Teacher of the Year Erin Fox to speak

The Gaffney Branch of AAUW will meet on Monday, February 12 at 12 p.m. at The House of Pizza. The guest speaker is Mrs. Erin Fox, the 2018 South Carolina Teacher of the Year.  More...

Sorority provides assistance to elderly

Theta Beta Gamma Sorority, Inc. is a Business and Professional Women’s Sorority committed to public service. More...

SMC to host Sarah Jane Gibbs for “An Evening of Love Songs”

Spartanburg Methodist College will host Sarah Jane Gibbs and friends for “An Evening of Love Songs” Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in Gibbs Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nora Newman

Gaffney, S.C. — Nora Lynn Newman, infant, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  She was the daughter of Kyle Sanders Newman and Amy Ellison Newman of Gaffney.  More...

Margaret Hall

Gaffney, S.C. — Margaret Huskey Hall, 73, of 110 Beltline Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 4, 2018.  More...

Rosa Lee “Poochie” Henderson

Gaffney, S.C. More...

State News

Smoke, blood, chaos: Passengers call 911 after train crash

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Passengers on a train that slammed into an empty freight train over the weekend in South Carolina, killing two Amtrak employees, described a smoky, bloody scene in 911 calls released to the news media.  More...

Limestone College lacrosse coach receives award from Governor’s office - Free Access

Just when Limestone College head men’s lacrosse coach J.B. Clarke did not think a visit to the South Carolina State House could get any better on Thursday, he was surprised with a once-in-a-lifetime award from the Governor. More...

Skinner takes over Gaffney PD

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 a More...

Clerk calmly phones cops; would-be robber flees empty-handed

City of Gaffney police are investigating the apparent attempted robbery of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard pharmacy.  At approximately 9 p.m. Feb. More...

Local News

County grants tax break to KapStone Paper and Packaging

Cherokee County Council passed final reading Monday of a tax package that clears the way for a local company to upgrade its equipment. KapStone Paper and Packaging located on Hwy. More...

School district searching for sites to serve summer meals to students

Student hunger does not take a break when the school year ends.  The Cherokee County School District Food Service program served more than 50,000 free meals in a summer meal program offered in schools and different community sites following the More...

Winning was the piece de resistance

Cherokee County students were challenged to correctly spell their share of tricky words Tuesday in the annual school district spelling bee. More...

Sports

Vikings upset Gaffney - Free Access

"We stunk it up."  That's how Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff summed up his team's 69-58 road loss at Spartanburg Tuesday night.  The Indians are now tied with Dorman atop the region standings at 6-1. More...

Signing on the ... line

Six GHS athletes expected to sign

Four football players are expected to put pen to paper and sign today with a college.  Shrine Bowler Cam Rice will sign with Georgia Military College. More...

Three Wildcats to sign with juco Faith A&M

Four Blacksburg football players will sign to play college football during today’s national signing day.  Senior defensive back Netavion Thompson will ink a letter of intent with New Mexico Highlands, a state university with about 1,700 st More...

Columns

ED FEULNER

A political history for the young and the young at heart

I don’t often use my column to tout a specific book, but this volume is an exception that is really worth your time. My friend Arnold Steinberg has written a wise, engrossing history of modern conservatism. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Let’s decide based on the data

During my more than six years as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the state of South Carolina, one of my greatest privileges was the opportunity to work with federal, state and local law enforcement. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Lots of good guys still play in the NFL

I confess. I watched the Super Bowl. I realize all of my NFL-hating friends will chastise me for doing so…especially how earlier in the season I refused to watch games as long as the players were kneeling during the national anthem. More...

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