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Time to get all gussied up, y’all! - Free Access

‘Oscar(s)’ will be night of entertainment with hostess Julia Fowler

Gaffney’s own Julia Fowler is hosting the Oscar(s), y’all! Well, the KNOW(2) “A Night at the Oscar(s)” that is. More...

100 DAYS OF SCHOOL

What would a child look like when they are 100 years old? With help from their parents, Northwest Elementary School kindergarten students sported gray hair, wore glasses and used walkers in order to look like older men and women. More...

Local teen to compete in pageant

Zoyiah Sullivan of Gaffney was recently selected to participate in the 2018 Miss Teen pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, February 25, 2018.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Michael Horne

Michael Wayne Horne, 72, of Greenville, passed away with his family by his side on February 13, 2018. He was the son of the late Raymond and Lois Horne of Gaffney. More...

James Gary Scruggs

Gaffney, S.C. — James Gary Scruggs, 75, formerly of 1509 Overbrook Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Renaissance Marquis in Rome, Georgia.  More...

Fannie Garland

Gaffney, S.C. — Fannie Mullinax Garland, 85, of 2802 Cherokee Avenue, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at her residence.  More...

State News

Principal recalls horror that ex-student was school shooter

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — When a teen began firing at students on a South Carolina elementary school's playground, the principal said her horror became even worse when she recognized him as a former student.  "He's been here. More...

Other News

Winners and losers under Medicare drug plan in Trump budget

HEALTH NEWS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump’s budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Cong More...

National News

These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting - Free Access

FRIEND WON'T GET TO SAY 'I GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL' Joaquin Oliver was known by his nickname "Guac," short for "guacamole," because many couldn't pronounce his first name. More...

Blacksburg administrator submits resignation

In a shocking move, Blacksburg Town Administrator Charlene Carter offered her resignation to town council shortly before Tuesday’s meeting ended. More...

Decisions, decisions

Voters will have lots of choices on the ballots this year

Get ready. They will be here very soon.  The yard signs. The mailers. More...

Construction on new stadium to begin in March

Construction on a $4.28 million Blacksburg High stadium will begin once subcontractors are selected by the project director in March.  School trustees approved the final plans for a 3,200-seat stadium in mid-December. Since that time, M.B. More...

Local News

MISS CHEROKEEAN, CLASS BEAUTIES CROWNED

The Miss Cherokeean pageant was held Saturday night at Gaffney High School. More...

Mullinax Circle mobile home burns to ground

For two consecutive weeks now, Blacksburg-area firefighters have been called out to extinguish fires involving vacant mobile homes in the same neighborhood.  More...

Florida woman sprays officer with windshield washer fluid

POLICE REPORTS

A driver found slumped over the wheel of a vehicle allegedly squirted a Gaffney police officer with windshield wiper fluid when instructed by police to turn off her still-running and in-gear vehicle. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 2/14/2018 9:54 PM

Indians romp past Greenwave - Free Access

After two losses to end the regular season, Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff wasn’t interested in style points, only getting a win to advance in the state playoffs.  On Wednesday, though, he got both.   More...

Good Luck in the Playoffs!

Gaffney High School Boys 2018 Class 5A Playoffs Tonight: Easley @ Gaffney 7 p.m. More...

Survive and Advance

Gaffney, Blacksburg boys prepare for tough opening round playoff matchups

The Gaffney and Blacksburg boys basketball teams aren’t entering the state playoffs on a roll. The Indians secured the No. More...

Columns

ED FEULNER

A rising tide of economic freedom

Good news: For the first time in a while, the United States isn’t just economically stronger. It’s economically freer. How do we know? More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A different kind of love

Today is Valentine’s Day. A day when we celebrate romantic love. Hearts and cupids are everywhere. The celebration originates with early Christian martyrs named Valentine, with one of them being Valentine of Rome who was martyred in 269. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Already some turbulence heading into primaries

Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.  That is, we expect a rather bumpy ride heading into the gubernatorial primaries, and we have to hope some of the fun lands in our yard before June 12 gets here.  More...

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