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Friends pay tribute to teen who drowned

Just a few weeks after two local teens were rescued from the Broad River, the typically benign but sometimes unforgiving waterway claimed the life of a swimmer Sunday evening.  More...

LifeStyles

Ali Henderson will sing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

282nd U.S. Army Concert Band returns to Gaffney to present concert at belated Flag Day celebration

Becoming an annual tradition now, the 282nd  U.S. Army Concert Band from Fort Jackson will be returning to Gaffney for the third year in a row this Friday to help the city celebrate Flag Day.  More...

Long QT syndrome can cause fainting, seizures

Long QT syndrome – when the electrical activity of the heart takes longer than it should to return to normal after a heartbeat – can lead to potentially dangerous heart rhythms. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Kellys married 50 years

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Obituaries - Free Access

Berry “Rashaud” Palmer

COWPENS – Berry “Rashaud” Palmer, 18, of 167 Zuber Way, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at 7:20 p.m. More...

Melissa Ridings, will be remembered for her sweet, loving disposition

Melissa Ridings, 48, of Gaffney, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014.  Celebration of Life services will be held at 11 a.m. More...

Pamela Bradburn, retired from Hospice Care of S.C.

Pamela Jane Councilor Bradburn, 68, of 903 S. Petty St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 16, 2014, at her residence.  More...

Breaking News - 6/19/2014 8:27 AM

Deputy pleads gulity

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former Cherokee County deputy has pleaded guilty to seizing illegal gambling machines and then selling them. More...

Could Gaffney be location of South Carolina’s newest veterans nursing home?

Cherokee County could become a potential site for a new veterans nursing home.  More...

Curbside recycling kicked to the curb

Cherokee County Council kicked the proverbial recycling can down the road Monday.  Rather than approve its administration’s recommendation to begin the transition to convenience centers, council unanimously instructed its public works comm More...

PAVILION PROJECT

Cherokee Masonry workers place bricks Tuesday for the foundation of an outdoor pavilion under construction at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum grounds. More...

Local News

ROYAL AMBASSADORS —

These young men were R.A.’s at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church in the early 1950s. Front row, (l-r) Ray Jones, Marcus Chandler, Wayne Vassey and David Gordon. More...

Governor gives First Steps one more year

First Steps has been placed on a short leash with Gov. Nikki Haley choosing to reauthorize the state early childhood organization for one year so lawmakers have more time to evaluate whether its effective.  More...

County employees get raises

For the second straight year, Cherokee County Council excluded themselves from a year-end Christmas bonus.  Full-time employees will receive a $350 bonus, while workers who have been employed for less than a year will get $250.  More...

Sports

Post 109 rolls to twinbill sweep of TR

Post 109’s long night was an enjoyable one.  In the end, Post 109 rewarded their fans with a hardfought doubleheader sweep of Travelers Rest with a 3- 2, 10-inning comeback win during game one and a 7-0 win in the nightcap.  “We More...

Earls: “It’s been pretty awesome.”

As a professional baseball player, Kaleb Earls’ days start at 6:30 a.m.  He arrives at the ball park to either work out or throw in the bullpen. He finishes up his work in the morning and has the rest of the day to himself.  More...

Local AYSO soccer team captures Southeast Regional championship

The local AYSO 10 and under all-star soccer team made up for a disappointing regular season by winning the Southeast Finals this weekend.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Waiting on a gully washer to activate my rain gauge

It’s summertime (almost) and the living is easy. Although the official start of summer is a few days away (June 21), these late afternoon thunderstorms and 90- degree temperatures tell me it’s already here. Reminds me of the song:   More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Their war, not ours

As the Islamic warriors of ISIS rolled down the road from Mosul, John McCain was an echo of French Premier Paul Reynaud, when word reached Paris that Rommel had broken through in the Ardennes:  “We are now facing an existential threat to t More...

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