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Ceremony to honor fallen military personnel slated for 10 a.m. Monday at war memorial

Cherokee County residents are invited to gather Monday for a Memorial Day ceremony to remember the sacrifices made by military personnel.  More...

LifeStyles

Letter helps console parents after son killed in action

Hazel D. Bland Greensboro, N. C. More...

The best day ever! - Free Access

Lifestyles Editor Abbie Sossamon shares her big news More...

Youngs Grove Baptist Church honoring longtime pastor

Youngs Grove Baptist Church invites all to attend a worship service on May 28 to celebrate the 33rd Pastoral Anniversary of Dr. Larry J. Brooks.  Morning worship service will begin at 11 a.m. with associate Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Timothy (Hollywood) Walker

Gaffney, S.C. — Timothy Dean Walker, 48, of 1602 Ellis Ferry Road, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his residence.  Born in Tampa, FL, he was the son of Beatrice Tullock Walker of Gaffney and the late Ken Maynard Walker. More...

Dean Broome

Blacksburg — Dean Haskell Broome, son of the late Florence Mull Broome and James Hilliard Broome Sr., was also raised in part by his late aunts and uncles, Delitha and Leonard Broome and Cora and Henry Broome. More...

Mary Dawkins

Mrs. Mary Violet Byers Dawkins, age 80, of 609 Davis Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, widow of Mr. Stewart T. Dawkins, answered the Master’s call on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at her residence.  More...

National News

UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The suspect in the deadly Manchester concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final phone call in which he pleaded: "Forgive me."  More...

Murder suspect arrested again

Just a few weeks after his bond was reinstated by a Circuit Court judge, a Gaffney teen awaiting trial on a 2015 murder charge is back behind bars after he allegedly violated his house arrest once again.  More...

Man facing drug charges

A Gaffney man was taken into custody Wednesday by the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office on numerous drug trafficking charges as part of an ongoing investigation by sheriff ’s deputies and the Department of Homeland Security, Sheriff Steve More...

Local News

TREE DOWN

Despite being under tornado watch most of Wednesday as several lines of storms crossed the region, Cherokee County was spared damage from the high winds seen in other areas. More...

GOING BACK

Members of the Gaffney High Class of 2017 who “graduated” from Corinth Elementary were honored at the school’s awards day. More...

KNOW(2) offering summer learning programs at 11 sites starting June 6

KNOW(2) will offer summer learning programs at the Gaffney Housing Authority and 10 other community sites so students can continue learning when school ends.  St. More...

Sports

Lacrosse showdown in New England

Division II National Championship, Sunday, 2 p.m.: Limestone vs. Merrimack

The road to the national championship has gone through Limestone College men’s lacrosse over the past decade.  Limestone (20-1) are playing in their fourth straight Division II national championship game. More...

Gaffney native named state baseball coach of year

Boiling Springs High baseball coach Jeff Lipscomb was recently named the South Carolina baseball coach of the year.  Lipscomb, a Gaffney native, guided Boiling Springs to the Region III-5A and district championships this season. More...

ATHLON SPORTS INSIDE NASCAR

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Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This and that

There is an old saying about how one should not wish one’s life away.  I have always been conscious about time. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Five steps to create a bright future for our nation

Losing faith in our dysfunctional system of politics and government is the essential first step for anyone who wants America to create a bright future for our children and grandchildren. More...

STAR PARKER

Liberal fight against freedom turns violent

Intolerance, at times exploding into violence, is spreading throughout our society. And it’s coming from the political left.  It’s happening on college campuses. More...

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