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Beach barricades coming down - Free Access

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina coastal city will begin removing barricades set up along a key street after six shootings in three days in June.  More...

BPW board has new member

An exuberant and thankful Meredith Bridges McKey had a message to her voters after her win in the Gaffney Board of Public Works election Tuesday: “It’s time to get to work.” In the unofficial results, Bridges McKey had 75 percent of More...

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BIRTHS

OLIVER REED TEASTER Jimmy, Anna, Kara and Avery Teaster of Gaffney announce the birth of their son and brother, Oliver Reed, on June 26, weighing 7 lbs., 12 ozs. Maternal grandparents are Lamar and Teresa Guest of Gaffney. More...

ANNIVERSARY

WILLIAMS CELEBRATE 61 YEARS

Mr. Jimmy and Evelyn Hill Williams recently celebrated their 61st anniversary. They were married July 19, 1956. They have six children, Debbie W. More...

SCC student awarded DCI Scholarship

Mekayla Allison of Gaffney, S.C. is a winner of the DCI Scholarship Program sponsored by Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (a nonprofit corporation). Mekayla is the child of Melissa Allison. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gerald Sims

Mrs. Gerald Mervine Jeter Sims, age 68, of 524 West Rutledge Avenue, Gaffney, South Carolina, wife of Mr. Billy Sims of Greenville, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Monday night, July 24, 2017, at 8:50 p.m. More...

Sherrie Jo Javine

Gaffney, S.C. — Sherrie Jo Javine, 71, of 121 Fortanberry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney.  More...

Jerry Russ

Blacksburg — Jerry Wayne Russ, 59, of 590 Antioch Rd., passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Wendover Hospice Home in Shelby, N.C.  Born in Virginia, he was the husband of Judy Batchelor Wood and the son of Glenn Russ and the late Florin More...

Other News

Steven Spielberg opens up about life, filmmaking in HBO doc - Free Access

Steven Spielberg isn't afraid to talk about his flops. "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" is his least favorite film in that franchise. More...

Ohio State Fair opens but rides closed after deadly accident - Free Access

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Fair opened Thursday but its amusement rides remained closed one day after a man was killed and seven other people were injured when a thrill ride broke apart and flung people into the air. More...

Left lane will be closed on Southbound Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County - Free Access

Motorists traveling southbound on Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County are advised that the left lane will be closed effective Sunday nights through Thursday nights from 10 pm to 5 am, from mile marker 80 to mile marker 77.  These southbound More...

Nightclub owner fined after shootings

The operator of a downtown Gaffney nightclub that was the scene of a July 8 shooting was fined $1,087 Tuesday in Gaffney Municipal Court after pleading guilty to a violation of a city ordinance for having a locked exit door.  More...

Officer finds cocaine during I-85 traffic stop

Two residents of Tacoma, Wash., were taken into custody on drug trafficking charges following a July 16 traffic stop in Blacksburg. More...

Local News

WinShape Gaffney begins Monday

The summer camp of a lifetime is almost here in Gaffney. About 500 campers are expected to attend the third annual WinShape Camp on July 31-Aug. 4 at its new home at Limestone Central Elementary. More...

New home starts up 27 percent over last year

The local housing market has been as hot as the weather during the first six months of 2017.  From January through June, new housing starts in the county rose a whopping 27 percent from the same period a year ago.  More...

Gaffney High School registration process 2017-2018

Student schedules and parking permits may be picked up according to the schedule listed below:   More...

Sports

Cam ready to roll - Free Access

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is ready to roll at training camp.  More...

No more 2-a-day contact drills - Free Access

The two-a-day football practices that coaches once used to toughen up their teams and cram for the start of the season are going the way of tear-away jerseys and the wishbone formati  More...

Panthers LB Davis: CTE study 'alarming,' will keep playing - Free Access

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis called the latest medical report on brain injuries involving former football players "alarming," and said it's something NFL players are talking about. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST - Free Access

Print memories are the best kind

As the Art Linkletter show proved over and over, kids do say the darndest things. Now Steve Harvey has his own show, “Little Big Shots,” that proves it again. In his show, they also DO the darndest things. More...

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Police: S. Carolina mom killed woman, 2 kids, then herself

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A woman used a gun she stole from her parents to fatally shoot her two children, a woman at her estranged husband’s apartment complex and herself, authorities said. More...

National News

New U.S. airport screening procedures for carry-on bags - Free Access

As new procedures are phased in, TSA officers will begin to ask travelers to remove electronics larger than a cell phone from their carry-on bags and place them in a bin with nothing on top or below, p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: More...

Businesses, cities cashing in on total solar eclipse crowds - Free Access

Millions of eyes will be fixed on the sky when a total solar eclipse crosses the U.S. in August, and it's likely many of them will be safely behind the special glasses churned out by a Tennessee company. More...

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