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Crash is third fatal wreck in a week

Tragedy struck in Blacksburg for the third time in a week on Wednesday evening when a 64- year-old motorcyclist died in a collision on Antioch Road. More...

WOMAN RESCUED

A 76-year-old Gaffney woman escaped injury Thursday afternoon when her car plunged down an embankment by an East Frederick Street grocery store. The mishap occurred at approximately 3:20 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

GHS beauties vie for titles in Miss Cherokeean

Pageant to be held Saturday night in GHS auditorium

Opening with a choreographed dance number to Katy Perry’s hit song “Roar,” thirty-four young women will compete in the 2017 Miss Cherokeean Pageant Saturday evening. More...

Sports

National signing day

Limestone College football team got better on national signing day by bringing in homegrown, championship players with high character.  More...

GHS, BHS athletes make their picks

Gaffney wideout D.J. More...

ATHLON SPORTS INSIDE SUNDAY

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Welcome Captain Plankton

Pondering the grand questions of life, I was trying to rank the importance of the decisions we make.  Who do we date or marry? When do we have children? Should I buy a home? Should I buy a car?  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Beginning of the end for the regulatory state?

The shorthand description of Neil Gorsuch is that he’s a younger version of the man he’s likely to replace on the Supreme Court — Justice Antonin Scalia. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Trump invites local input on refugee resettlement

Public schools beleaguered by waves of refugees will get a breather thanks to President Trump’s executive order suspending refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days. And under Trump’s new policy, when the U.S. More...

Area churches participate in Souper Bowl of Caring

Funds raised will go to support local hunger ministries

Local church youth hope to make an impact on lives beyond the Super Bowl championship Sunday by changing the game for feeding the hungry in Cherokee County. More...

City of Gaffney narcotics officers shut down bar, arrest owner

City of Gaffney Police Department narcotics investigators and detectives swooped in Wednesday afternoon to arrest the owner of a downtown watering hole and execute a search warrant on the business following a months-long investigation into alleged dr More...

69-year-old woman sentenced to 10 years on methamphetamine charges

When a frail-looking woman walking with a cane approached the bench in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Wednesday afternoon, Circuit Court Judge Keith Kelly ordered she be given a chair and allowed her to remain seated throughout a plea hear More...

Local News

GHS grad elected to APHA board

Washington, DC — André Stanley was elected to the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association during its annual conference in Denver, Colorado, last November.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

l An estimated $200 in theft losses were reported following a recent burglary in Blacksburg.  More...

Parents going back to school with their children

Ricky Hughey and Brian Weeks could have spent their day off from work Tuesday, sleeping in or running errands.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bryan Douglas Cooper

Rock Hill, S.C. — Bryan Douglas Cooper, 58, of 1884 Timberlake Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at CHS Pineville.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Lamar (L.P.) Cooper and Antha Hughey Cooper. More...

Evelyn Lowry

Gaffney, S.C. — Evelyn H. Lowry age 92 formerly of Gaffney, S.C. died January 31, 2017 at White Oak Manor in York, S.C. More...

Vivian Hames

Vivian Ponese Fowler Hames, of 728 Burnt Gin Road, widow of the late Frances L. Hames and daughter to the late W.T. Fowler and Annie Millwood Fowler, went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  More...

National News

Cost of US weddings reaches new high as couples aim to create an unforgettable experience

The Knot 2016 Real Weddings Study unveils couples are spending more, and going over budget, on guest entertainment

PRNewswire -- The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace, today released the results of The Knot 2016 Real Weddings Study. More...

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