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Gaffney native gets promotion at CBS

Jenna Gibson has helped secure interviews for CBS News with global newsmakers such as Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama and House Speaker Paul Ryan. More...

Recent Videos

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Police searching for man who robbed downtown bank
Police are searching for a man responsible for robbing a North Granard Street bank Monday afternoon.
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Friday morning accident
Staff writer Tim Gulla was on the scene of this Friday morning wreck on South Granard Street at Willis Plaza and shot this video.

Local News

Longtime 9-1-1 dispatcher taking her last call

At midnight Friday, one of Cherokee County’s most familiar voices will sign off on the radio.  Joyce Fowler isn’t what you’d call a traditional broadcaster and most people never got to listen to the frequencies she operated.&nb More...

Gaffney man sentenced in methamphetamine conspiracy case

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Public hearing on Blacksburg budget scheduled for Tuesday

Blacksburg residents can comment on the town’s spending priorities Tuesday during a public hearing before Blacksburg Town Council.  The town will hold a public hearing about the proposed $3.26 million budget at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Big Mac stuffs Indians

Dorman, Indians resume series today at Wallace Field

Changing speeds, keeping the ball down and pounding the strike zone are the keys to pitching.  Dorman’s Tanner McCalister showed that Wednesday, helping Dorman to a 4-2 win over visiting Gaffney in the region opener for both teams.  G More...

Peak taking his talents to the NBA

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Wildcat turns Chester “Green” with envy in 5-4 non-region victory

Blacksburg baseball coach Josh Batchler likes to challenge his team by playing stiff competition.  Wildcat Eddie Green proved he was up to the challenge, tossing an eight-hit complete game in a 5-4 win over Class 3A Chester on Wednesday.  I More...

Breaking News - 6:55 AM

Man dead after early morning crash - Free Access

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a 29-year-old Gaffney man is dead following a single vehicle crash in the city of Gaffney this morning. More...

Tractor-trailer fire disrupts I-85 traffic

Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department firefighters were forced to temporarily close down the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 on Thursday afternoon to battle a tractor-trailer fire. More...

City council mulls tax hike

After hearing a gloomy report from the city’s finance director, Gaffney City Council Finance Committee Chairman Bernard Smith wouldn’t rule out a tax hike in the new fiscal year budget. More...

The problem: How to keep heavy trucks out of downtown

Many residents consider the historic section the most beautiful area of the city and city council wants to keep it that way.  At its Thursday planning workshop, council members heard from a South Carolina Department of Transportation official wh More...

LifeStyles

More than just a meal

Fully supported by community donations, Meals on Wheels annual fundraiser helps deliver food and smiles to clients

Hungry residents can support a good cause Sunday when Cherokee County Meals on Wheels holds its annual fundraising dinner at Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ & Grill.  More...

Granard honors former standouts during Black History Month program

Granard Middle School celebrated Black History by honoring three legends from the former Granard High School. Those honored excelled in the areas of band, beauty and sports. More...

Spartanburg Soaring! set for April 21

Chapman Cultural Center has set the date for its fourth annual Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival for Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ernestine Maynor

Blacksburg, S.C. — Ernestine Estes Maynor, 87, 1118 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, S.C., passed away March 22, 2017, at Peachtree Centre, Gaffney, S.C. More...

Thomas Vassy

Lawrenceville, Ga. — COL(R) Thomas M. Vassy, age 85, of Lawrenceville, Ga. formerly of Gaffney, S.C. passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  More...

Allen Martin

Allen Martin, 71, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his wife and children.  He was born November 1, 1945 in Gaffney, S.C. Allen was the son of the late Bert and Lula Parris Martin.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

No Meals On Wheels mention in Trump’s budget

The devil is in the details.  It’s interesting how one comment, a poor choice of words or a couple of words used in the wrong manner can dramatically change the story being told.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

206 pivot counties voted twice for Obama then switched to Trump

There are 3,088 counties in America and only 206 of them voted for the winner in each of the last three presidential elections. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

US dollars for UN rapes

Globalists and Democrats shrieked last week when President Donald Trump proposed cutting American funding for the United Nations by 50 percent. More...

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The city has passed first reading of an ordinance that would allow a U-haul truck drop off (up to four trucks in the Farmer’s Market parking lot across from the Gaffney Visitors Center. Do you think this is an appropriate spot for such an enterprise?