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HSCC offers reward for dog shooter

A nameless dog with a very friendly disposition had to be euthanized this week after its spine was shattered by a pellet from an air rifle. More...

LifeStyles

Bethel Baptist launches community prom outreach

In an effort to assist young people, Bethel Baptist Church will host its first “Treasured Blessings/Gift of Hearts” Community Prom Outreach for students in the 11th and 12th grades who will be attending their high school prom.  More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Lipsey married 50 years

Douglas E. Lipsey and Lucille Price Lipsey of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4, 2014.  Mr. and Mrs. Lipsey were married at the home of Probate Judge Bobby Douglas in 1964. More...

Former bass singer for Brian Free and Assurance

Keith Plott in concert Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church

Bethany Baptist Church will present Keith Plott in concert on Sunday, March 30, at 11 a.m.  Keith is known for his warm personality and his undeniable heart for God. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John Nantz, owner and operator of John Nantz Used Cars

COWPENS – John Wayne Nantz, 76, of Battleground Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This procedure is far more art than science

I’m about to say something that some might consider sacrilegious, so if you don’t want to be offended you may as well quit reading right now.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

It’s time for an affordable insurance act

It was passed by Congress, signed by the president and upheld by the Supreme Court. More...

THEIR VIEW

‘Emma’s Law’ could save lives

If South Carolina had a law that requires ignition interlocks on vehicles owned by first-time drunken driving offenders, a little girl named Emma Longstreet could still be alive.  More...

Attorney general’s office calls BPW gift to Limestone College ‘troubling’

A South Carolina Attorney General’s advisory opinion suggests a local public utility overstepped its authority when it donated $150,000 to a private college.  More...

Former jail nurse accused of having sex with inmate

Five months after the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) was called in to investigate, a former prison nurse was charged Thursday with sexual misconduct involving an inmate at the Cherokee County Detention Center.  More...

Solicitor’s office investigator will run for sheriff

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller will have opposition in this year’s race for the position of top lawman in the county.  Lifelong Cherokee County resident Greg Phillips said Thursday that he will seek the position.  More...

Local News

Town finds balancing budget is a rocky road

The road to a fair, balanced budget proved a bit rockier Tuesday than anticipated for Blacksburg Town Council.  In the end, however, the governing body approved a $2,988,065 spending plan by a 4-1 vote. More...

Camper gutted, occupant OK

An early morning fire on Jackson Street gutted a camper but didn’t result in any injuries.  City of Gaffney firefighters were dispatched to the 200 block regarding a structure fire call at 5:15 a.m. More...

Duke’s pullout prompts questions about status of plans for plant here

Duke Energy’s announcement several weeks ago that it has ceased negotiations with SCE&G to purchase a portion of of two nuclear units under contraction near Columbia was unexpected and called into question Duke’s plans for its propose More...

Sports

READY, AIM, FIRE

READY, AIM, FIRE - A little leaguer winds up to deliver a pitch during Satuday’s preseason tournament at the local youth sports complex. The weeklong tourney concludes this weekend. More...

Saints’ bats come alive in 13-1 win over Newberry

Like a greatest hits record, the hits just kept on coming as Limestone (14-17, 4-5 CC) started hot and never cooled off on their way to a dominant 13-1 decision over Newberry (16-17, 8-10 SAC) in an NCAA Division II baseball game on Wednesday.  More...

Chesnee scores late to beat Lady Wildcats

The Chesnee Lady Eagles scored late to top Blacksburg 9-4 on Thursday.  Leading 5-4 after three innings, Chesnee put the game away with two runs in the fourth and a 2-spot in the bottom of the sixth.  Shelby Foster had two hits and two RBI More...

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