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SLED called to investigate house fire

A South Carolina Law Enforcement Division fire investigator was called in Thursday afternoon to help determine the cause of a fire in Blacksburg that displaced a man and three children.  CKC Volunteer Fire Department Capt. More...

LifeStyles

CAVA spotlights works of 10 upstate African-American artists

Exhibit Jan.15-Feb. 27 presented in conjunction with City of Gaffney’s observance of Black History Month

Leroy   Marshall was 28 years old when he lost a leg and became a paraplegic.  While in the hospital, the Cherokee County resident began to make three dimensional pictures using wood, paper, twigs, string or any materials brought to him. More...

WHAT’S UP

Meetings Gaffney Branch American Association of University Women will meet Monday, Jan. 12, at 12 p.m. at House of Pizza on W. Frederick St. Speaker will be Kathy McKay, Cowpens Ranger at Cowpens National Battlefield. More...

Sports

Wildcats sweep past Broome

The Blacksburg Wildcats were seeing double on Wednesday.  Three Wildcats had double-doubles, including Sheed Rogers who had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Malique Parker who scored 13 points and grabbed 11 boards and Hunter Wright who had 10 points More...

Saints climb out of deep hole

The nationally ninth-ranked Limestone College women’s basketball team overcame a 26-point first half deficit to remain perfect in Conference Carolinas play with a 68-63 win over rival Belmont Abbey College on Wednesday.  The Saints extende More...

Indians in search of big win against region rival Bearcats

Despite Rock Hill’s 0-2 region mark and disappointing 3-10 overall mark, Gaffney coach Mark Huff knows there are no gimmes when it comes to region rivals.  “Rock Hill is very athletic,” Huff said. More...

Breaking News - 1/9/2015 1:00 PM

Ali earns Idol golden ticket!

Hollywood here she comes

Gaffney native Ali Henderson advanced in the American Idol competition, receiving a golden ticket from the hit FOX reality show's panel of judges for her acoustic performance of "Hit Me Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears in Nashville, Tenn. More...

Bitterly cold weather bursts pipes at elderly care facility

While few problems were reported as temperatures plunged to their lowest points Thursday morning, one local plumber noted that you sometimes can’t see the damage from a deep freeze until things thaw out.  More...

Phone scam calls slack off here, increase in Spartanburg

While scam jury duty-related phone calls in Cherokee County appear to have tailed off, law enforcement officials in Spartanburg are dealing with a new spate of them and local residents are advised that such scams often resurface.   More...

Local News

Gaffney mayor says former downtown hardware store to become restaurant, if...

If you build it, they will come.  In the case of the city, however, if you renovate it, they will come.  Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said a current downtown business owner will turn the former Wilkins-Watkins hardware store into a restaurant More...

New fire station could become city’s busiest

While they haven’t yet moved into their new home, the members of Cherokee County’s newest fire substation began answering calls Monday.  And already, Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano said, it’s looking like the city’s ne More...

GIVING BACK

GIVING BACK — Vance Hammond, left, Director of The Boys & Girls Club of Cherokee County, accepts a contribution of $4,300 from Jeff Richardson, Assistant Vice President of First Piedmont Fe More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Irene Foxx Brown

Mammie Irene Foxx Brown, 86, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.  Services to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 11, at Draytonville Baptist Church. More...

Betty Bennet

BLACKSBURG – Betty Jones Bennett, 77, of 166 Sherrill Drive, passed away Tuesday, Jan. More...

Sara Edwards

Sarah Oglesby Edwards, 84, of 808 W. Fairview Ave., entered eternal rest on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Spartanburg Reg ional Medical Center.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Vegan shmegan, I’ll have the steak

I have never wanted a steak so badly in my entire life.  Don’t get me wrong. I love my parents, but this vegan diet they have been on for the past several months is the pits.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Obamacare and the irritation factor

As we enter 2015, the politics of the president’s health care law are little changed from last year or the year before, or any year since it was passed. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Paying SC ethics fines should not be considered optional

America is a land of laws, and that applies to everyone, even mayors.  Yemassee Mayor Jerry Cook had the wrong reaction when he was told he had been reprimanded by the S.C. More...

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