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Man gets 8 years on gun, drug charges

A Georgia man arrested by Gaffney police at a local motel last year was sentenced to a total of 8 years in prison after entering into a plea agreement Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to drug and weapon charges.  More...

LifeStyles

How Groundhog Day came to be and other fun facts

Early spring or more winter ahead? And why do we ask a groundhog, anyway?

RALEIGH, N.C. – Why in the world do we ask a groundhog about the weather every Feb. 2? What makes them better prognosticators than squirrels, or wooly worms, or frogs? More...

Limestone College students present Virtual Reality research at symposium

Envision a world where, without leaving your living room, you can visit exotic locations, improve your athletic training, receive psychological therapy, or experience story-telling without picking up a book. Imagine it no more. More...

Home League celebrates the year of the rooster

Chinese New Year was the theme of a recent meeting of The Salvation Army Church’s women’s fellowship club known internationally as The Home League. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jaclin Henderson Fowler

Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Jaclin Michelle Henderson Fowler, 28, of 110 Sugar Mill Loop, passed away tragically on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11:50 a.m. at Grand Strand Trauma Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More...

Harold Foster

Grover — Harold E. More...

James W. Wyatt

Cowpens, S.C. — James William Wyatt, 46, of 419 Oakdale Road, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.  More...

National News

To stand out at Super Bowl 51, ads are going for stunts

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is reportedly entertaining an unusual twist on her Super Bowl halftime show, which — though it’s not confirmed — she could perform from the roof of the stadium. More...

Charge upgraded from assault to murder

SOLICITOR GRANTED DIRECT INDICTMENT

A 42-year-old Gaffney man entered a not-guilty plea during his formal arraignment Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after prosecutors upgraded a pending assault charge to a murder charge in light of the alleged assault victim’s d More...

BMW funnels $300K to middle school tech programs

BMW Manufacturing announced a $300,000 investment Tuesday to increase science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities in Cherokee County middle schools. More...

Local News

GOOD TIMES

The Broad River Antique Power Association had a very good time at their Christmas party. Although some members could not attend, a good time was had by all who did, with a lot of eating and playing Dirty Santa. More...

Lent services announced

Cherokee County churchgoers are invited to observe the season of Lent this spring by coming together with other denominations for a weekly series of services.  More...

I DO SWEAR

Circuit Judge Keith Kelly on Monday morning administered the oath of office to 7th Circuit Solicitor Barry Barnette. Barnette is beginning his second term as solicitor of Cherokee and Spartanburg counties. More...

Sports

Megatron to join Saint signing day

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is briefly coming out of retirement today to help his former teammate and current Limestone head coach Mike Furrey announce his first recruiting class.  More...

A Narrow Escape

Bradley Childers sank a pair of free throws with 7.5 seconds remaining to lift Gaffney to a 52-50 road win over Byrnes on Tuesday. He finished with a team high 15 points. More...

Six GHS grapplers advance to upper state

The Gaffney wrestling team made its presence felt at the recent region championship meet. Six grapplers, in particular, proved they ranked among the region’s top competitors by advancing to the upper state tournament on Feb. 17-18. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Big day for S.C. leaders

So now they are Ambassador Nikki Haley and Gov. Henry McMaster. Congratulations are due both, particularly Mrs. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Too much hate and anger

What can we get upset about today?  If you don’t have any peeves, check out your Facebook news feed and you’ll find one in no time at all.  It’s gotten so bad, I see a lot of folks are venting about all the angry, hateful More...

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