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Blacksburg considers implementing strategic plan

Faced with critical infrastructure needs, Blacksburg Town Council agreed Tuesday night to move forward with developing a strategic plan to better position the town for future growth.  More...

LifeStyles

Nominations set stage for Oscar sequel, starring Inarritu - Free Access

JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer      More...

Cherokee County Coalition MLK events

The Cherokee County Coalition will be celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend with a number of activities designed to “Let Freedom Ring.”  This year’s theme for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Brief biography of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Christopher Bright, Gaffney High School graduate

Waynesboro, VA — Christopher Clay Bright, 50, of Waynesboro, VA, formerly of Gaffney, died December 5, 2015 in VCU Hospital in Richmond, VA.  He was a graduate of Gaffney High School. More...

Lois Griffin, loving wife and mother

Cowpens, SC — Lois Gardner Holland Griffin, 89, of Cowpens, SC passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. She was surrounded by her loving family at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Lester Kyle, Jr., retired from Timken

Gaffney, SC — Lester H. Kyle, Jr., 85, of 111 Redwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Other News

Alan Rickman, star of stage and ‘Harry Potter,’ dies at 69

LONDON (AP) — British actor Alan Rickman, a classically trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the “Harry Potter” saga and other films, has died. More...

Viewer's Guide: Clinton, Sanders in last debate before Iowa - Free Access

KEN THOMAS, Associated Press LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press More...

Holiday sales report shows challenge for 2016 - Free Access

ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer     More...

Northern firm buys local company

A Connecticut-based company has acquired a local promotional supplier.  Prime Line, ranked as one of the country’s Top 40 suppliers, said Tuesday it bought Jetline, which began operations at the former Oxford Industries plant on Hyatt Stre More...

MEDICAL CONDITION BLAMED FOR WRECK

A 67-year-old Gaffney man was taken for medical treatment after a Wednesday accident on North Limestone Street that police attributed to a medical condition.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Man charged with cruelty to children, reckless driving

City of Gaffney police charged a Draytonville Road man with cruelty to children and reckless driving Jan. 12, several days after he allegedly was observed driving an off-road motorcycle in a reckless manner while transporting a young child.  More...

Trustees approve financing for building projects, equipment

The Cherokee County School Board approved $73 million in financing for school building projects and equipment purchases through two resolutions passed at Monday’s meeting.  More...

Industry plans expansion; seeks tax break

Cherokee County Council could grant a tax break for a local industry’s major expansion project as soon as next week.  Council will meet Tuesday, however the expansion project, which will be known by a code name to protect the company&rsquo More...

Sports

Indians need win to keep in region hunt

The Gaffney boys basketball team has no shortage of scoring threats. More...

Indians drawing interest from recruiters

Gaffney DL Littlejohn secures offers from Wingate, Newberry

We’re less than a month away from national signing day, and recruiting season is heating up.  Newberry and Wingate has extended an offer to Gaffney defensive lineman Jontez Littlejohn.  During the regular season, Littlejohn had 35 tac More...

Gaffney native picks Gamecocks

He was known as “Big Daddy” when he played middle school football here.  Now, he’s known as USC Gamecock after Shrine Bowl running back Rico Dowdle of Asheville, N.C., announced a commitment to South Carolina this past Friday.& More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A sucker for mindless entertainment

Happy New Year!  More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Reinventing American society

Societal changes take place so slowly that we rarely see them unfold on a day-to-day basis. But when we look back over any significant period of time, the scale of change is truly breathtaking.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Political earthquake ahead

Bush V. Gore decided a single election. But the case heard by the Supreme Court on Monday could impact elections for many years. The Justices’ remarks during arguments in Friedrichs v. More...

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