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BPW customers won’t see rate increase

Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioners signed off on a proposed budget during Tuesday’s planning workshop that holds the line on rates. More...

LifeStyles

GHS beauties vie for titles in Miss Cherokeean

Contestants will display their ‘Girl Power’ during Saturday’s pageant

Who runs the world? More...

Sports

Breaking News - 2/9/2018 8:49 AM

Wildcats fall in regular season finale - Free Access

The Blacksburg boys basketball team started on fire but cooled off in falling to Landrum 56-52 Thursday in the regular season finale.  The Wildcats finished fourth in the region and will travel to Greenville Charter Tech to open the playoff More...

All on the _________

Region crown up for grabs for winner of Cavs-Indians

It couldn’t be simpler: The winner of tonight’s game between the Gaffney Indians and the visiting defending state champion Dorman Cavaliers will win the region championship.  If that wasn’t enough, the game takes on even greate More...

Signing, signing everywhere a signing

There was a lot of pen to paper here Wednesday.  Nine Gaffney athletes signed a letter of intent with colleges on the national signing day. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

One major difference between 2010 and 2018

Republicans are understandably nervous about the parallels between the 2010 midterm elections that brought them to power and the 2018 midterms where Democrats envision a return to power.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

CDC should put America first

Under President Obama, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent money and staff to distant parts of the globe while neglecting life-threatening health crises under our noses. Dr. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I hope you don’t put a ‘TL;DR’ on this column

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  It’s really an old saying about people, not necessarily dogs, that I’ve never believed.  Anyone can change. Anyone can learn. More...

Breaking News - 2/11/2018 7:13 PM

Coroner, sheriff office investigate shooting death - Free Access

Coroner says 33-year-old victim died at hospital from fatal gunshot wound More...

Magistrate office employee faces embezzlement charge brought via SLED probe

A day after a Cherokee County Magistrate’s Office employee was charged by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) with embezzlement of public funds, the total amount of money allegedly involved remains unreported.  More...

CRIME STOPPERS

CRIME STOPPERS — With more than half of its available money dedicated to help solve two murder cases, including the Aug. More...

Local News

Students helping make a girl’s wish come true

Filled with energy and a bright smile, Lucy loves cartoons and princesses.  More...

Police investigate incident in which several shots were fired at house

Gaffney police are investigating  a late Wednesday evening incident in which someone tried to break into a Holmes Street residence and then  allegedly fired multiple gunshots into the structure.   More...

Teenage birth rates decline markedly in past two decades

More than two decades of prevention efforts have led to a significant decline in teenage birth rates and unplanned pregnancies in South Carolina.  Since peaking in 1991, there has been a 67 percent decline statewide in teenage birth rates.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Nathan Elliott

Gaffney, S.C. — James Nathan Elliott, 87, formerly of 916 Providence Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Elsie Evans

Gaffney, S.C. — Elsie Peahuff Evans, 83, of 269 Beltline Road, Apt. 8B, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  More...

Charles Spencer

Hartwell, GA — Charles Farrell Spencer, 86, of Hartwell, GA, and formerly of Blacksburg, passed away February 7, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living. More...

State News

Conductor’s wife alleging negligence in deadly train crash

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

South Carolina lawmaker proposes delaying primary election

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker has proposed delaying filing for this year's elections because the state has not passed a law to allow candidates for lieutenant governor and governor to run on the same ticket.  More...

22 more people die from flu in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

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