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FIRE DEPARTMENT CEREMONY

The City of Gaffney Fire Department held a special ceremony Monday evening to award several promotions and officially welcome a new chaplain and two new full-time firefighters. More...

LifeStyles

CHEERLEADER IN LONDON

CHEERLEADER IN LONDON - Sydney Grant, a varsity cheerleader at Gaffney High School, was selected as an All- American Cheerleader by the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) at Furman University l More...

Sarratt to speak at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church

Larry R. Sarratt will be the guest speaker at the Limestone Missionary Baptist Church for Black History Month on February 28 during the 11 a.m. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Sharon Biddix of Spartanburg is to be married to Justin Phillips also of Spartanburg.  Ms. Biddix is the daughter of Mrs. Delores Biddix of Gaffney and the late Jack Biddix Jr.  Mr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Billy Sanders, Sr. - Free Access

Member of El Bethel Baptist Church

Gaffney, SC — Billy Abraham Sanders, Sr., 77, formerly of 355 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Keith Harrelson - Free Access

Avid Carolina Panthers fan

Cowpens, SC — Keith Robin Harrelson, 51, of 150 Carr Drive, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016. More...

Steven Jenkins - Free Access

Employed as a crew chief for Nationwide Racing Services

Pacolet, SC — Perry Steven Jenkins, 45, of 1488 Asbury Road, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘You have GOT to try this’

I don’t know too many people who don’t enjoy a good meal.  As a matter of fact, I can’t think of a one.  Oh, some folks like to eat more than others, as is evidenced by their girth.  They don’t seem to enjoy the More...

THEIR VIEW

DHEC needs funding to protect public health and safety

Rivers that aren’t being monitored often enough for us to know whether the fish are safe to eat. More...

OUR VIEW

Incubator project could jump-start downtown area

There’s been some speculation that a new performing arts center will help revitalize the downtown area and also somehow play a part in luring new businesses and industries to the city and county.  More...

Limestone women's basketball guts out win to remain perfect - Free Access

Using a stellar defensive effort in the second half, the nationally third-ranked Limestone College (26-0, 21-0) women's basketball team limited North Greenville University (10-17, 8-14) to just 13 points after intermission to gut out a 58-49 win on T More...

Home burns; stove top believed to be origin of fire

A fire linked to an unattended stove top destroyed a Blacksburg home Monday evening and kept firefighters battling for several hours.  More...

1-cent tax generated $5,492,082 last year for schools

A 1-cent sales tax has generated millions from out-of-town visitors and local residents since it went into effect in 1997.  South Carolina Department of Revenue figures show $5,492,082 in sales tax was collected between July of 2014 and July of More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Who would you vote for to be the next president of the United States?  Donald Trump: 33% (198 votes)  Hillary Clinton: 25% (125 votes)  Marco Rubio: 11% (68 votes)   More...

Local News

Absentee voting open for Democratic primary

The absentee voting precinct for the February 27, 2016 Democratic Presidential Preference Primary is open in the Voter Registration office. More...

97 have ‘Happy Feet’

Nearly 100 Cherokee County students are walking a little taller Saturday morning after getting free shoes and socks. More...

SUPER SATURDAY

Gaffney High and elementary school students play mini-soccer during a “Super Saturday” fitness event at Gaffney Middle School. Students from B.D. More...

Sports

Down to the Final Four

Blacksburg battles Abbeville for spot in upperstate final

Blacksburg beat Indian Land by five points. More...

Gaffney in hunt for new QB coach; Long could get job

The Gaffney Indians are in the search for a new quarterbacks coach.  Justin Clark resigned to accept the head coaching job at North Henderson High School in North Carolina, Gaffney coach Dan Jones announced Monday.   More...

Gaffney grapplers advance to state after third place showing at upperstate

Mason Bradley, who is nursing a sore quadricep, and Derek Turner don’t spend any time thinking about their ailments.  What keeps the Gaffney seniors going is having one last chance to make a run at their goal - a state wrestling championsh More...

Letters

Concerned about alleged pollutants from Cliffside plant entering Broad River

Dear Editor:  The Broad River is a drinking water source for Gaffney and Columbia and a backup supply for Shelby, N.C. More...

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