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PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

Gaffney High School student Alli McCraw received the Bobby Dickens Scholarship on Monday from GHS principal Dr. Raashad Fitzpatrick during a senior awards day program held in the school’s gymnasium. See story on Page 5.   More...

Meet the newest addition to our staff

If you asked me around this time about Gaffney, chances are my eyebrows would furrow together, my eyes would subtly look around for a sign of the word and a confused expression would make itself evident across my face. More...

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Blacksburg missionary touched by girl’s plight
Oh, Mercy! Blacksburg resident Vince Tharpe isn’t the first person to have this thought upon seeing the twisted and curved feet of 15-year-old Mercy, who lives in a remote village in Ghana, West Africa.
Christmas on Limestone-goers met with snow, rain and sleet
Christmas on Limestone and the City of Gaffney’s nighttime Christmas parade went forward Friday evening amid rain, sleet and snow, proving the Christmas spirit can overcome bad weather — at least up to a certain point.

Local News

State and local jobless rates down

State officials were crowing about the latest jobs report Friday, which came on the same day another big economic development project was announced in the region. More...

Family seeks answers about death of Gaffney teen scheduled for release from prison on June 29

A local family is not only grieving but demanding answers about the death of a teen who was just a few weeks away from being released from a state prison in Richland County.  More...

McCraw earns Dickens Scholarship to attend University of South Carolina

Gaffney High senior class poet Alli McCraw received the prestigious Bobby Dickens Scholarship on Monday. McCraw is the 18th Gaffney High student to receive the scholarship from the Dickens Family Foundation. More...

Sports

Gaffney golfers team up one last time for all stars

Days after their winning a state championship, Gaffney High golfers Zack Gordon and Cody Transou were teammates one last time. This time the golfers were all-stars. More...

GHS golf team earns top spot in high school ranking

Gaffney High boys golf team is currently ranked number one nationally after winning the Class 5A state tournament last week, according to a high school golf website. More...

PLAY BALL

American Legion Post 109 players get ready for their season opener Thursday against Greer at Jug Wallace ball field.   More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s like they’re looking for things to worry about

I was awakened Saturday morning to the ding, ding, dinging of my phone. You know, the sound it makes when you receive a text. Seeing as how I had to get out of bed to find out what in tarnation was going on, I was a bit put out. More...

STAR PARKER

President Trump and the Israel test

I was privileged to attend the dedication of the new American embassy in Jerusalem on May 14 — an event of enormous importance that will remain with me forever.  I am deeply grateful to Ambassador David Friedman and his wife, Tammy, for in More...

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Breaking News - 2:05 PM

NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests - Free Access

ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protes More...

Investigators need your help in identifying this person - Free Access

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest seen on security camera footage at a Shelby Highway convenience store where a shooting occurred May 13. More...

SERIOUSLY?

Inmate who represented himself, was convicted and got life sentence appeals on grounds he was ‘blind’ to the law

A 36-year-old Blacksburg man who chose to represent himself at his trial for killing two men despite repeated warnings from the court about the dangers of self-representation, has appealed his conviction and life sentence claiming he was “blind More...

City businesses struck by burglar

City of Gaffney police are on the lookout for a suspect believed to have burglarized two Gaffney businesses on consecutive nights.  Police released security camera footage of both incidents that appeared to show the suspect wearing the same clot More...

LifeStyles

Students sign pledge cards before having a ‘bash’

Thrill-seeking teenagers climb 30-foot water towers and drive cars at high rates of speed with little concern about how one split second decision could have a permanent impact on their family’s lives.  “Ten foot tall and bulletproof, More...

VIVA ESPANA!

Limestone College professor Carolyn Ford (center) and four of the students making the trip are seen here at the airport on Saturday, May 19, prior to flying to Spain. More...

Mary Black Gaffney celebrates National EMS Week

GAFFNEY, SC – May 20 marked the start of National Emergency Medical Services Week, a tradition of honoring a critical segment of first responders in the U.S. for more than forty years. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joshua Buckson

Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Dewan Buckson, 36, of 2015 Hancock Street, San Diego, CA, passed away Sunday, May 13, in San Diego.  He was born in Cleveland County, NC and was a son of Earl Buckson and Doris Foster Buckson, both of Gaffney.  More...

Robert Brewton

Rev. Robert L. Brewton, age 92 of 220 Camellia Circle Gaffney, SC., peacefully transitioned Thursday, May 17, 2018 at The Mary Black Health System, Gaffney, SC. He was born in Spartanburg, SC. More...

Buddy Kelly

Gaffney, S.C. — David Herbert “Buddy” Kelly, Jr., 50, of 216 Sloan Road, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late David Herbert Kelly, Sr. More...

State News

Rain from Gulf floods Southeast; tropical storm possible - Free Access

Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico spawned flooding in the Southeastern states Wednesday ahead of what could become the year's first tropical storm, just ahead of Memorial Day weekend. More...

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