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Line forms for A-tax cash

Local tourist-related organizations made their pitch Tuesday afternoon for funds from the City of Gaffney Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee.  More...

LifeStyles

MARCH FOR BABIES

Porter Gregg holds the American flag steady while the national anthem was being sung at Saturday’s March of Dimes March for Babies walk.   More...

Sherlock Holmes comedy-mystery coming to Gaffney Little Theatre

The Gaffney Little Theater presents Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” for a four night run Oct. 27-30.  More...

Meals on Wheels thanks business partners

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels partners with many local businesses who are not only passionate about their jobs, but also passionate about giving back to the community. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jimmy Childers

Gaffney, S.C. — Jimmy Johnson Childers, 74, of 521 W. Montgomery Street, Apt. 4, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 24, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Donald Campbell

Blacksburg, S.C. — Donald Ray Campbell, 50, of 1102 Dravo Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 24, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Michael Smith

Gaffney, S.C. — Michael Ray Smith, 61, of 524 W. Rutledge Avenue, Apt. F-23, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney. The family will receive friends from 12 until 1 p.m. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

State must focus on reducing domestic violence

South Carolina’s rate of domestic violence is headed in the right direction. But the state still must maintain its focus on significantly reducing this scourge.  More...

OUR VIEWS

Rice, Ratchford wonderful ambassadors for Gaffney

Gaffney residents have every right to walk a little taller and even brag a little about two very notable ambassadors out there talking up the place where we live, work, worship and raise our families. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The comfiest of comfort food — never had one

A few weeks ago, I wrote a bit about food, in particular hamburger steak and how my wife ‘doctors’ them up.  After reading my column, she promised to solve my issue.  “I won’t cook them for you anymore.”  More...

Architects recommend building a $5 million, 3,200-seat stadium at Blacksburg High.

A new Blacksburg High football stadium and weight room facilities at Gaffney High were the most pressing needs revealed Tuesday from an athletic facilities study done by the McMillan Smith architectural firm. The study recommends building a $5 m More...

HOT-WIRED

A tractor-trailer hauling a manufactured home snagged power lines running across Chesnee Highway shortly before 4 p.m. More...

KNOW(2) PLUGGED IN

Mission of Grace Pastor Michael Freyta speaks about a transportation service provided to help young adults pursuing higher education and job training. More...

Local News

City officers wearing body cams

In an effort to head off use-of-force complaints, Gaffney police officers are now wearing cameras to record audio and video of their interactions with the public.  Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner told the Gaffney City Council Police Department More...

GOING WILD

— Local residents had a rare opportunity to eat bear meat Thursday during the seventh annual wild game supper at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church organized by All the King’s Men.  More...

Write-in votes for president not allowed in SC

South Carolina voters won’t be able to write in cartoon characters or any dead famous person when voting for the country’s next president in the Nov. 8 election.  More...

Sports

Lady Indians ready for playoff push

The Gaffney High volleyball team opens the playoffs Thursday at Rock Hill with high hopes.  The teams have split their two regular season matchups, with Rock Hill taking a hard-fought 5-set win at home before the Lady Indians got revenge with a More...

Lineup changes bring more speed to Gaffney defense

You can call it a spark, a jolt, an infusion of energy, whatever you want - heading into a win and you’re in the playoff game Friday with Byrnes, the Gaffney defense needed some sort of catalyst. More...

Gaffney backer is picked for all-star game

Gaffney’s Jaiden Clayton is an all-star.  Clayton was selected Monday to the North team in the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl to be played at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach.  More...

Letters

LETTER

Not happy with voter registration office  Dear Editor:  I have just tried to call Voter Registration to see why I haven’t received my absentee ballot yet.  More...

Other News

Girls & autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

CHICAGO (AP) — Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. More...

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