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Broad River Electric Charities donates $20,000

Jerusalem Project, Miracle Hill among local beneficiaries

Broad River Electric Charities has distributed $20,000 to 12 local organizations and agencies that will help provide food, shelter, education, support, and protection for citizens of the Upstate.  More...

SuperSTARZ take first

The SuperSTARZ cheerleading team won the South Carolina State Championship in the Unified division with the Special Olympics. The competition was held May 20 in Columbia.  More...

CAVA Art Camp offers variety of classes

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) will be hosting two weeks of its annual summer art camp, June 19-23 and July 17-21. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Samuel Mitchell

Mr. Samuel Mitchell, known as “Mitch”, age 83, of 423 West Floyd Baker Boulevard, Gaffney, South Carolina, widower of Mrs. Marcella Mitchell, answered the Master’s call on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1 p.m. More...

Jack Kidd

Spartanburg, S.C. — Jack Russell Kidd, 87, of Spartanburg, S.C. passed away, Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Mary Black Hospital. Born June 23, 1929 in Vinton, VA, he was the son of the late Edward Hypes and Irene Meador Kidd. More...

Eugene “Gene” Wilson

Gaffney, S.C. — Eugene “Gene” Wilson, 80, of 121 Cypress Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Peachtree Centre.  More...

State News

Fallen deputy wanted to change world, not just make arrests

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Friends, colleagues and the wife of a sheriff's deputy killed in a boating accident in South Carolina remembered him as someone who wanted to make the world better instead of just making arrests.  More...

National News

Film spotlights Holocaust survivor's search for U.S. soldier - Free Access

Steve Ross searched for decades for the U.S. soldier who had comforted and fed him as the Dachau concentration camp was being liberated by Allied forces in 1945. More...

House GOP takes aim at financial regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade ago, the first inklings of the coming recession emerged as a housing bubble fueled by scant regulation, low-interest rates and easy credit gradually began to crater and soon would take the rest of the economy along fo More...

Neighbor saves woman from house fire

Firefighters are crediting a Gaffney man with a job well done after he rescued a neighbor from a burning home Tuesday morning. More...

City approves budget that contains 5-mill tax increase

Gaffney City Council passed a budget Monday night that will require city property owners to pay more.  The $14,272,150 budget, which was approved by a razor-thin 4-3 margin, will allow the city to meet the growing needs of its citizens, proponen More...

Local News

Blacksburg man arrested on sex charges

A Blacksburg man was arrested last week by the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office for alleged inappropriate contact with a minor.  Jobe Hames, 23, of Milo Drive, was charged in arrest warrants filed by Det. More...

City considers building purchase

The city’s Railroad Avenue park project might get a bit more pricey.  More...

Gospel, Christian music concert planned for festival

There will be a gospel and contemporary Christian music flavor to a praise and worship service planned for the first weekend of this year’s South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

Sports

Scooter turns slugger, ties Major League record with 4 homers - Free Access

Scooter Gennett put on the greatest home run show in franchise history and ended the night grinning at the sheer improbability of it. More...

Limestone Athletics Finishes in Top-25 in Learfield Cup - Free Access

Limestone posted their highest finish in Learfield Cup, which determines the most successful athletic programs in the nation. More...

Former Limestone lacrosse standout Kevin Reisman starts pro career - Free Access

Faceoff specialist Kevin Reisman, a 4-time All-American at Limestone, has signed with Major League Lacrosse's Ohio Machine. He is expected to play his first professional game this weekend. More...

Columns

STEPHEN MOORE

Climate change hypocrites

Maybe the most laughable reaction to Donald Trump’s pulling out of the Paris climate accord came from European and Chinese leaders who blasted Trump and America for “surrendering its world leadership” role. More...

THEIR VIEW

What smartphones know

An app that tracks smartphone use behind the wheel shows that distracted driving is more prevalent than mere mortals knew — or were willing to admit. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Have you read the Paris Accord?

How can so many people have such opposite views of the events taking place around us?  Doesn’t matter if it’s a world, national, state or local issue, you can bet there will be at least two diametrically opposite opinions.  I su More...

Other News

Leave a lasting legacy in this world while you are here and after you leave

While most of us will not be world-class Olympic athletes, Oscar-winning movie stars or generals who command great battles, we still have a desire to leave some type of mark on this world. More...

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