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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

Sir Purr joins Mary Bramlett students to “Fuel Up to PLAY 60”

Emir Aragon and his Mary Bramlett Elementary School classmates worked up a good sweat Tuesday.  And they couldn’t have been happier — or healthier.  The Carolina Panthers and the Southeast Dairy Association teamed up to host a F More...

Cherokee’s ‘Eat Smart Move More’ featured in association’s magazine

An effort to make sure Cherokee County children eat healthy and exercise has been featured in a magazine.  A lengthy 10-page spread on the Cherokee County Eat Smart Move More Coalition graced the most recent issue of “COUNTY FOCUS,” More...

Another breach of peace arrest made in shooting investigation

City of Gaffney police announced Wednesday afternoon another arrest has been made as part of an ongoing investigation into an Aug. 7 shooting incident on Lincoln Drive that led to an 18-year-old Gaffney woman’s death.  More...

Sports

Clemson kicker Huegel out for season, hurt knee in practice - Free Access

Clemson has lost its kicker for the season after he was injured on the last play of practice. More...

COPING WITH LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS

Tough guy Owens shows softer side in caring for his mother, brother

Toughness?  Gaffney senior Noah Owens is supposed to know about that because he's the starting nose guard and, arguably one of the toughest players on the Indians.  Toughness, though, is his mother Brooke Pearson, who is battling breast can More...

Indians to tackle opponent dealing with coach firing

It seems more like a MLB headline - coach fired after humiliating loss.  But it happened last weekend when Northwestern school officials fired coach David Pierce and offensive coordinator Robert Hellams after a 40-14 drubbing by Spartanburg this More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Is building near the coast worth the risk?

The hurricane watch has shifted from Harvey and Irma to Maria. While these fierce storms approach and relief supplies are delivered, the recovery effort is just beginning for residents in Texas and Florida impacted by flooding. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

There is no proper mix of government, community and business

I grew up in suburbia, and have spent various parts of my life in small towns, a Southern city and in rural Indiana. Moving may be a hassle, but new experiences in new locations provide wonderful opportunities to learn and explore. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Why tax reform is necessary

When your tax code is 10 times longer than the Bible, you have a problem. More...

No-show festival will get no money

Year in year out the South Carolina Peach Festival garners the largest share of the city’s Accommodations Tax (ATax) money.  Not this year.  Festival officials failed to show up at the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee’s mee More...

Building program balloons from $60M to $73M

Plans for a new Blacksburg High football stadium and future renovation projects will be discussed Monday at a school building program workshop.  More...

LifeStyles

‘Boss Man’ wins people’s choice

Lucy Warlick of Clover, S.C. More...

Library partners with Hoopla Digital to give patrons online access to free movies, music and more

The Cherokee County Public Library is happy to announce that beginning Monday, September 25, all library card holders will have digital access to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics through a new partner More...

Limestone College chorus to tour Germany in 2018

Registration still open for others to attend the trip

Limestone College’s Department of Music will embark on an eight-day choral concert tour of Germany in May of 2018, and there are still opportunities for friends of the College to travel along.  The tour is part of Limestone’s extensi More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Louis McClain

Blacksburg, S.C. — Louis Emanuel McClain, 82, of 545 Old Buffalo Church Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  More...

James Inman

James Keith Inman, 53, died Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Baptist Beaches Hospital in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.  More...

Herbert Sarratt

Gaffney, S.C. — James Herbert Sarratt, 91, formerly of 123 Hampshire Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Peachtree Centre.  More...

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Do you agree with Blacksburg and Gaffney councils’ decision to ban smoking in public places and restaurants? (See the entire ordinance on Page 3 in the Wednesday, August 8 edition of The Gaffney Ledger)