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Lawsuit stemming from death of inmate settled out of court

Just a few days before the case was scheduled for jury trial in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas, the estate of a Gaffney man who died while incarcerated at the Cherokee County Detention Center in 2013 reached a settlement agreement with the con More...

LifeStyles

“Build a Better World” by signing up for the summer reading program

The Cherokee County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program began June 1. This year’s theme for all ages is, “Build a Better World.”  More...

Longtime director to retire from Chamber’s Leadership Cherokee program

After more than 25 years of devoted work to the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cherokee, Mrs. More...

Praise singers celebrating 38 years

The Shady Grove Praise Singers will commemorate their 38 year singing ministry on June 4 during the 11 a.m. worship service. Former Praise Singers and Friends of the choir are invited back to be a part of this event.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sara Davidson

Mrs. Sara Peeler Davidson, age 98, of 804 West Fairview Avenue, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 11:40 p.m. at Mary Black Health Gaffney.  More...

Brenda Eubanks

Gaffney — Brenda Lee Eubanks, 67, of 205 Beaver Ridge Road, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Christie Cudd

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Nancy “Christie” Christine Knighten Cudd, 45, of Spartanburg, S.C., died June 1, 2017, at her home. More...

State News

Boat explodes after gas was pumped into fishing rod holder - Free Access

A boat exploded at a dock on the North Carolina coast, injuring three, after the boaters accidentally pumped 28 gallons of gasoline into a fishing rod holder More...

Drowning victim's body recovered after 6-day search

A local family’s agonizing wait came to an end late Thursday when a drowning victim from Blacksburg was recovered by authorities after six days of searching the waters of Lake Greenwood. More...

Peach crop hit hard by freeze

State will have just 15 percent of its usual production this year

Despite a devastating March freeze, peach farmers in the Upstate will still have some juicy peaches to pick. More...

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RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK

Do you agree with President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey? YES: 57% (119 votes) NO: 35% (73 votes) DON’T CARE: 8% (17 votes)  TOTAL VOTES: 209  THE NEW QUESTION   More...

Local News

Building named in Whelchel’s honor

“When he finished singing, there wouldn’t be a dry eye in our church.”

It was a special day in the life of Gaffney Free Will Baptist Church on May 21 when the church named its fellowship hall after Freddie Whelchel.  Built in 1990, the fellowship hall was never given a name until church members decided to dedicate More...

Woman warns residents of scammers using Publishers Clearing House pitch

Swindlers couldn’t pull the wool over a Blacksburg woman’s eyes Thursday afternoon despite a tempting offer that has ensnared others.  “They said I won the Publishers Clearing House lottery,” the woman said she was told. More...

TEST TIME

TEST TIME — After undergoing approximately $40,000 in repair and renovation work, City of Gaffney parks and beautification department workers began testing the fountain in the park next to City More...

Sports

Passing the Time: passing leagues begin

It isn’t a real game. There is no tackling. No blocking. No running plays. Instead, teams line up 7-on-7 and air it out against each other in an attempt to get some early reps in the first step of summer preparations. More...

California Dreamin’

It’s likely few local residents have heard about Limestone College goalkeeper Cole Aikens hometown in California.  More...

Fishing tournament on Saturday

The Gaffney Chapter of the South Carolina Waterfowl Association is gearing up for its first ever fishing tournament on Saturday, June 3, at the Allison landing of Lake Wylie.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Not the hot corner, but just as memorable

When you haven’t done certain physical tasks in quite a while, the results will sometimes be less than optimal.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Two ways of looking at America

There are two ways of looking at America.  One approach offers hope for a bright future, focuses on common ground shared by most Americans and is grounded in pragmatism and reality. More...

STAR PARKER

Trump budget fixes our broken culture

George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen has just published a timely new book, “The Complacent Class: The Self- Defeating Quest for the American Dream.”  Cowen’s message is that America is a nation that has lost its edge.& More...

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