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Zoo Mourns Loss of Beloved African Elephant - Free Access

Columbia, S.C. – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is saddened to announce the death of one of its female African elephants. More...

National Day of Prayer slated for Thursday

Local religious leaders and pastors to lead residents in prayer for nation and community

Ministers from different faiths will unite Thursday to lead county residents in a time of prayer.  More...

Museum’s dinner theatre begins Thursday

Cast and crew are hard at work preparing for the upcoming dinner theatre “ALWAYS...Patsy Cline,” being presented by the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack Ruppe

Landrum, S.C. — Jackie “Jack” Lynn Ruppe, 62, of 211 Morrow Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  More...

Allen Littlejohn

Allen Goodman Littlejohn, 94, of 510 Thompson St., formerly of Detroit, Mich., passed away Thursday, April 27, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Widower of Hirtsine Neely Littlejohn, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late More...

Ellar Simpson

Mrs. More...

Hail of bullets rips into house; one misses boy’s head by inches

A bullet from a hail of gunfire directed at a Camellia Circle home late Saturday evening narrowly missed the head of a young boy who immediately used his own body to cover another child, according to a harrowing report released Monday by the Gaffney More...

Norman, Pope in 5th Congressional District GOP runoff; Parnell dominates Dems’ side

It will take a little longer for the Republicans to pick a successor to President Donald Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District. More...

Local News

OLD TRACTOR, YOUNG DRIVER

County residents take a ride on an antique tractor Saturday during a tractor and engine show sponsored by the Broad River Antique Power Association. More...

Truck on fire! Relax it’s FedEx

The cab of a FedEx tractor-trailer was destroyed in a fire last Monday on Hyatt Street. The mishap occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m. More...

Wanted man nabbed at motel

A wanted man who allegedly got away from police during an April 18 vehicle chase in the city was taken into custody at a local motel Thursday evening by Gaffney Police Department officers and detectives.  More...

Sports

Dogs take bite out of Cherokee National

Gaffney led by three after first round but couldn’t keep pace with Boiling Springs over final 18

Three-time defending state champion Boiling Springs golf team put a definitive stamp on the Region III-5A tournament with a dominating performance at Gaffney’s home course, Cherokee National, on Tuesday. More...

Indians will use 3-4 more often to get more speed

With so many high powered passing offenses, defenses are often desperate to find ways to get more speed on the field.  At times this past season, the Indians shifted out of its usual 4-3 defensive alignment into a 3-4.  More...

Northwestern upsets Indians, 4-2

Magical season comes to an end for Gaffney boys soccer team

The Gaffney High boys soccer team was hoping its first ever appearance in the state playoffs would be an extended one.  But the Northwestern Trojans had other ideas.  The Trojans rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to beat the Indians, 4-2, More...

Columns

LAURA HOLLIS

The left has dominated academia for too long

History shows with painful clarity that whenever human beings get too much power, that power ends up corrupting the very values that prompted people to seek it in the first place. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I’d never make it going four at a time

We are all a bunch of lawbreakers. I am quite sure that everyone reading this and the person sitting next to you has violated dozens of statutes dozens of times — probably without even realizing it. More...

More bailout than reform

THEIR VIEW

Pension reform was done for the year as Gov. Henry McMaster’s signed the bill into law on Tuesday. Let’s hope that it isn’t done for good. Gov. More...

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