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Ziegelheafer hired as business incubator project director

Skateboarder, website designer, serial entrepreneur and part-time superhero are just a few roles Gaffney resident Brian Ziegelheafer plays in a life consumed by helping other people. More...

LifeStyles

Mary Black Health System-Gaffney to host 3rd annual Color out Cancer 5K

Join Mary Black Health System-Gaffney Saturday, May 7 for the 3rd annual “Color out Cancer 5K” to benefit the American Cancer Society. Bring the family to this funfilled event – and be ready to get colorful! More...

Tom Crabtree to speak at chamber’s Friday Feature

February’s Friday Feature at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is set for Friday, Feb. 26 at noon. WSPA News Channel 7’s Anchor Tom Crabtree will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. More...

Gaffney Main Street Program hosts grant launch party

The Gaffney Main Street Program is hosting a launch party for the façade grant program that was approved by Gaffney City Council in January. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Minnie Gregory, services set for Monday

Funeral service for Mrs. Minnie Tate Gregory, age 80, of 705 Levi Street, Shelby, N.C., wife of Mr. James Gregory, will be held on Monday, February 22, at 1 p.m. at Mount Tabor Baptist Church with Reverend Darrell Smith, Reverend J. P. More...

Betty Owens, retired from Nestle'

Blacksburg, S.C. — Betty Blackwell Fowler Owens, 78, of 640 Batchelor Drive, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016, at her residence.  More...

Deb Ellis, member of Northside Baptist Church

Gaffney, S.C. — Deborah Kaye Vinesett Ellis, 63, of 1840 N. Limestone Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at her residence.  More...

National News

Alabama Town forever linked to author Harper Lee and “To Kill a Mockingbird”

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Fallen WWII hero’s dog tag found on Pacific island, family notified

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Dorothy Hollingsworth was just 7 when her brother Tom left the family farm in Indiana to join the Army a few months before the United States entered World War II. She never saw him again.  More...

IN HER HONOR

limestone College students hold yellow roses Saturday in a tribute to Penni griffin following the funeral for the wife of college president Dr. Walt griffin. More...

Sunday fire displaces 2

An early morning fire Sunday on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street that displaced two people likely stemmed from an electrical problem, City of Gaffney firefighters determined. More...

Local News

School district receives $250,000 grant to help 4-year-old kindergartners

Initiative designed to reduce ‘word gap’

The Cherokee County School District received a one-year $250,000 grant Wednesday to improve the early language skills and word knowledge of 4-year-old kindergarten children.  More...

Test uncertainty resolved

After some months of uncertainty, South Carolina elementary and middle schools are now receiving information about the state test students will take this spring.  More...

This is how you do it....

Ledger graphic artist Larry “Moose’ Littlejohn, left, explains how the newspaper is produced to a group of Kristie Camp’s Gaffney High School students. More...

Sports

Hamlin uses daring move to give Joe Gibbs a Daytona 500 win - Free Access

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When he was in second grade, Denny Hamlin wrote a letter to himself wishing for a Daytona 500 victory.  More...

Gettys, Littlejohn become first members of Cherokee National Hall of Fame

Stan Littlejohn and Milan Gettys were inducted to the inaugural Cherokee National Hall of Fame Saturday night at the club. Also honored were Pete Transou with the Legacy Award for Excellence and Jimmy Randolph with the President’s Award.  More...

Battle tested Blacksburg triumphs over Indian Land

Relentless and gritty are two ways one could describe Blacksburg’s effort Saturday evening in a 77-72 victory over Indian Land to earn a spot in the Upperstate semifinals next week.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Thankfully, presidents do not run the economy

Here’s a little something to keep in mind while listening to all the presidential candidates make promises about the economy.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Conservatives must not squander this opportunity

As a supporter of Ted Cruz I have had many supporters of other candidates tell me that he would not be electable in the general election. I disagree.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Time to ask the EPA some hard questions

Remember the Gold King mine spill in Colorado last August?  Probably not. More...

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