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Police reports filed after possible hacking

Several employees of The Robert Allen Group in Gaffney have filed identity theft reports following a revelation that the corporation’s computer system might have been hacked, exposing personal information.  More...

LifeStyles

Hands on Downtown Gaffney

My Downtown Gaffney Main Street Program is gearing up for the first annual Downtown Takeover - Community Clean Up Day in celebration of Earth Day. More...

Registration open for 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...

ADSAP LUNCHEON

- The Cherokee County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse held their 20th Annual ADSAP luncheon on March 31 to honor officers in Cherokee County with the most DUI arrests. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marie Prevatte

Gaffney, SC — Helen Marie Ostergard Prevatte, 89, of 449 Lake Whelchel Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  More...

Marie Elizabeth Jones

Dickson, TN — Marie Elizabeth Huskey Jones, 96, of 102 Tanglewood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at her residence.  More...

James (J.C.) Moore

Gaffney, SC — James Curtis (J.C.) Moore, 76, of 167 Great Meadows Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  More...

Other News

Defense wants delay in black-church shooting trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The defense is asking for a delay in the state death-penalty trial of a man charged with gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study inside a Charleston church last year.  More...

South Carolina high schoolers to be graded on 10-point scale - Free Access

SEANNA ADCOX, Associated Press     More...

City named defendant in wrongful death suit

The estate of a Boiling Springs woman who died in a motorcycle crash that occurred during a police chase has sued the City of Gaffney in the Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas, alleging its police department is responsible for her death. More...

CRIME VICTIMS CEREMONY

Victims advocates, detectives and deputies gathered together Tuesday afternoon to mark National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  The ceremony is designed to bring the community together to recognize and support current victims and remember tho More...

Local News

Trustees postpone decision on athletic facility upgrades

The Cherokee County School Board sought more clarity Monday about the use of $2.9 million in surplus sales tax before it approves funding for a new football field at The Reservation and other high school athletic projects.  More...

SPURS UP

— Hershel ‘Sam’ Sruggs and his grandson, Dylan Scruggs, posed with the USC mascot, Cocky, during the Gamecocks’ spring game Saturday.   More...

Community breaks out in song of celebration

The sweet sound of gospel music filled the air outside Stephanie Manning’s home on Colonial Avenue on Saturday afternoon, each song perfectly suited to the occasion as relatives, friends and neighbors all gathered to help Manning celebrate the More...

Sports

Limestone holds “Blue and White” spring game Saturday

The Limestone College football team’s “Blue & White Game” will have a different look, feel, and format on Saturday, April 16.  The spring scrimmage will begin at 1 p.m. More...

Gaffney splits soccer series at Airport Invitational event

Nothing came easy for Gaffney soccer players while facing tough competition in the Airport Invitational.  Tournament host Airport High led for much of the opening game Friday before Gaffney scored two late goals to earn a 3-3 draw.  More...

It’s ‘Friends of Jaclyn’ Day

Wednesday evening marks the final regular season home game for the No. 11 Limestone Women's Lacrosse team as the Saints host Belmont Abbey College at 7 p.m. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Now it was my turn to look out for him

Father’s Day isn’t officially celebrated until June 19 this year, but for me this past Saturday was a ‘father’s day’ I will not soon forget.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Fewer deaths, lower costs; good combo

With distracted driving on the rise and contributing to the increase in motor vehicle crashes and fatalities, the search is on for causes and how to reverse the trend.  The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America is supporting the Nati More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Rule by unelected bureaucrat

President Obama opened the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House this year by saying it was a bittersweet moment: it would be his last time hosting it.  More...

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