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Woman charged with felony DUI after accident

A 23-year-old Gaffney woman was charged with felony driving under the influence with great bodily injury following a Monday morning accident on North Limestone Street.  More...

Former, current GHS students featured in film that shines at international event

It’s not often a debut in a film festival puts a dagger through expectations.  That’s exactly what happened when USCUpstate English professor LaTracey Mc- Dowell screened her short film “The Group” on May 15 for the fourt More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney singer-songwriter wins competition

The youngest of 12 performers, 16- year-old Gaffney High sophomore Will Shehan won the 2016 Don Gibson Singer Songwriter Symposium.  More...

Who needs a brain when Google has all the answers?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kristie Camp’s Gaffney High School English III students participated in a project-based learning experience that focused on journalism and First Amendment freedoms. More...

Help Peach Center Ministries “Stuff the Bus”

Currently serving more than 200 families per month in Cherokee County, Peach Center Ministries is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to individuals and families who are in need.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dennis (Shack) Shackleford

Gaffney, SC — Dennis Fred Shackleford, 70, of 169 Sarratt Creek Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  More...

Bill Smith

Gaffney, SC — William Lloyd Smith, 98, formerly of Mimosa Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Joseph Sanders

February 18, 1943 – May 12, 2016  Joseph LeRoy Sanders, age 73, died on May 12, 2016 with his family by his side.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

More to do on ethics reform

A pair of ethics reform bills (finally) approved by the South Carolina Senate would be a step forward, but even if the House agrees to the Senate’s bills or a workable compromise is hammered out in conference, no one in the state should make th More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Turning up the heat on ‘Climate-Change Deniers’

In the 1950s, it was: “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?” Today, it’s: “Are you now, or have you ever been, a climate-change denier?”  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

For when the time comes, and it surely will come...

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” — Benjamin Franklin  Regular readers of this column will note that I usually end with a quote and perhaps wonder why this reversal. More...

Two arrested in theft of race trailer

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office announced it has made two arrests as part of an ongoing investigation into a stolen race trailer. More...

Police seize poker machines

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office sized seized six poker machines from a Cowpens business during a Monday evening investigation. More...

GHS senior gets Dickens Scholarship

Gaffney High senior Symone Sarratt has always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by going into health care.  Her plans took an exciting turn Monday morning when she received the prestigious Dickens Scholarship. More...

Local News

Hearing set on plan to widen I-85 in Blacksburg

Like most public hearings, state Department of Transportation officials expect to hear pros and cons about the latest proposed widening phase of Interstate 85.  The public hearing is scheduled from 5 p.m. More...

Rack Room sues distributor for $2 million

A local warehousing and distribution company that informed state officials in January it would be shutting down has been sued in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas for allegedly owing more than $2 million to its once largest customer.  More...

JA IN A DAY

Limestone-Central Elementary 5th-grade students play the board game “Get and Keep a Job” Tuesday while learning about different traits of a successful employee. More...

Sports

Ready, “SET” Go!

Gaffney High volleyball squad eager for 2016 season under new head coach

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kristie Camp’s Gaffney High School English III students participated in a project-based learning experience that focused on journalism and First Amendment freedoms. More...

Indians are Second to One

Gaffney High golfers finish runnerup to now 3-time champion Boiling Springs

After breezing to a region tournament title and finishing a strong second at the upper states, Gaffney High golf coach Brandon Coggins was rightfully optimistic entering the Class 4A state tournament.  The Indians rewarded their coach’s co More...

Spring Practice

Indians taking positive strides

The Gaffney Indians have shown significant progress during spring practice.  But there are still plenty of positions that are far from settled entering the offseason.  More...

Other News

Declawing ban

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would be the first state to ban the declawing of cats under a legislative proposal that has divided veterinarians.  More...

Guy Clark, Grammy-winning musician, dead at 74

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark, who helped mentor a generation of songwriters and wrote hits like “L.A. Freeway” and “Desperados Waiting for a Train,” has died. More...

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