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STORM DAMAGE

An afternoon storm that swept through Gaffney on Tuesday afternoon left quite a bit of damage, including these felled trees on East Jefferies Street and in Oakland Cemetery. More...

Man dies when SUV overturns

A single-vehicle crash on North Green River Road claimed the life of a 55-year-old Gaffney man Monday evening.  James Donald Blanton Jr., of North Green River Road, died at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney, where he was taken for treatment aft More...

LifeStyles

Eli Lilly: Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows some benefit - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eli Lilly & Co. reported Wednesday that an experimental medication might slow mild Alzheimer's if people take it early enough, one of a handful of drugs in late-stage testing in the frustrating hunt for a better treatment.  More...

Keep Your Cool in the Heat - Free Access

Keep Your Cool in the Heat Mary Black Health System-Gaffney Reminds Community High Temperatures Have Risks More...

Cheesecake Garnished with Peaches-n-Honey wins top prize in annual peach dessert contest

July 10 competition kicks off 2015 S.C. Peach Festival

Area cooks created their tastiest peach desserts for the  2015 South Carolina Peach Festival dessert contest that helped kick off festival activities on Friday, July 10, at Gaffney City Hall.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John Johnson

COWPENS – John Carl Johnson, 73, of 113 Dawkins St., entered eternal rest on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Magnolia Manor in Spartanburg.  Husband of June Adams Johnson, he was born in Cowpens and was a son of the late Fraygious and Garrie M More...

James C. Ross Jr.

BLACKSBURG – James Calvin Ross Jr., 17, of 372 Old Factory Road, died unexpectedly July 15, 2015, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the son of James C. Ross Sr. and Loretta Bell Ross of the home.  More...

Pamela Renee Garrison

Funeral services for Pamela Renee Garrison, 44, of 305 8th St., Lot-A, Gaffney, will be held Wednesday, July 22, at 3 p.m. at Knuckles Chapel Baptist Church with Dr. Kerwin Wray officiating. Interment will follow in Limestone Cemetery. More...

Scenes from the 2015 Peach Festival - Free Access

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Man taken into custody; police ‘concerned’ about explosive devices

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While investigators still don't know the motive behind the July 6 bombing of a Gaffney car wash money machine, Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said Tuesday afternoon investigators had strong concerns. More...

Dollar Tree work moving ahead quickly

Work on the Dollar Tree regional distribution center — both behind the scenes and at the site — is moving ahead quickly.  The county Building Department is reviewing the design plans for the $125 million facility that will employ abo More...

Local News

Gaffney native named head of School for Deaf and Blind

Gaffney native Dr. Page McCraw was introduced Tuesday as the new president of the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind.  More...

Nurse sentenced for having sex with inmate

A former nurse at the Cherokee County Detention Center struggled through tears last week as she recounted how an inmate allegedly grabbed her by the arms and spun her around inside a holding cell in the jail’s medical ward on Oct. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here are Rand and Mary Stratton with Mike Whitesides at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke Va. More...

Sports

Thousands of athletes prepare for Special Olympics this week - Free Access

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first Special Olympics World Games drew about a thousand U.S. and Canadian competitors to Chicago for an event designed to celebrate athletes with intellectual disabilities.  More...

Chasing a Championship - Free Access

Manager had feeling team was special

Post 109 manager Terry Wright had concerns about his team’s attitude after a disappointing high school season and his pitching staff’s ability to throw strikes. More...

Following in family’s baseball footsteps - Free Access

Post 109’s Alex Raines catches, just like his brother. The Blacksburg native and Winthrop signee grew up wanting to emulate his brother's play in baseball. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Hey buddy, is it hot enough for ya?

We all talk about the weather. It’s the one thing ALL have in common and know something about. More...

THEIR VIEW

Find a deeper strategy in Islamic State battle

President Barack Obama recently delivered what could easily be described as an optimistic report in the fight to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State. More...

OUR VIEW

Post 109 showed a lot of class in gutsy comeback   Yogi Berra was indeed right when he said, “it ain’t over ’til it’s over.”  If you don’t believe him, just go ask the American Legion Post 109 players and More...

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