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Phillips newest addition to Gaffney Ledger staff

Kevin Phillips has joined The Gaffney Ledger as an advertising account representative.  After working outside of Cherokee County for the past five years, Phillips was looking for a way to be more involved in his hometown.  More...

LifeStyles

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts delivers the tastiest eclipse in history

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.(BUSINESS WIRE) – For the first time, Krispy Kreme’s Original Glazed® Doughnuts will be eclipsed by a mouth-watering chocolate glaze to coincide with the solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21 at participating U.S. shops. More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County as of July 31, 2017:  More...

The Home League resumes weekly meetings

After a busy summer devoted to volunteer activities, the Salvation Army’s women’s fellowship group recently got back to their weekly Wednesday night schedule.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara Gentry

Cherryville, N.C. More...

Linda Duncan

Cherryville, N.C. — Linda Edwards Duncan, 63, of Gaffney, S.C., passed away surrounded by loved ones at Providence Hospital in Columbia, S.C., on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, following a brief illness. More...

Marilyn (Mert) Sutherland

Chesnee — Marilyn (Mert) Louise Hollifield Sutherland, 69, of 1646 Fairfield Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

State News

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you - Free Access

The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos. And you can get in on the act next week. More...

Teen bitten by shark at South Carolina island

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. More...

1 dead in boat crash on SC lake

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A boat has crashed into a dock at a South Carolina lake, killing one person and injuring another.  More...

Other News

Lion rescued from Syria zoo gives birth in Jordan reserve

SOUF, Jordan (AP) — The odds had been stacked against Hajar, a lion cub born just hours after her mother Dana, rescued from a defunct zoo in war-torn Syria, was released into a wildlife reserve in Jordan.  More...

South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has become the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing, with the state's top prosecutor suing the maker of OxyContin. More...

Gaffney native will make appearance on game show ‘Divided’ where teamwork counts ... sort of

Money. That’s what was running through Gaffney native David Emrich’s mind while he was a contestant on the game show “Divided.” More...

Local News

Our kind of dog!

We’ve all heard about dogs that will pick up newspapers and bring them back to the house. Jack Ellis’ dog, Autumn, takes it several steps further. More...

Finally — T-bridge work to being soon

The long-awaited makeover of the city’s historic T-bridge should begin by the end of the year. More...

Volunteer Fire Department asking the Town of Blacksburg to help pay for new truck

Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department has asked for financial assistance from the town to help pay for a new $193,600 fire truck.  More...

Sports

Gaffney shines in final regular-season tuneup

Kelvin “Peanut” Kirby picked up Saturday where he left off during the previous scrimmage. More...

Turnovers, special teams woes haunt Blacksburg

Turnovers and a big punt return proved the difference for Blacksburg Friday in a 20-8 loss to Broome in the final scrimmage in the 10th annual Iron City Classic.  More...

Newton throws pass for the first time in two weeks as team breaks camp at Wofford

SPARTANBURG - Carolina Panthers starting quarterback Cam Newton threw passes during the team period for the first time in two weeks as the team wrapped up training camp at Wofford College.  Newton participated in red zone drills, but did not thr More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Taxes: Some cutting remarks

Job number one for Congress, as I noted in a recent column, is repealing Obamacare. But cutting taxes is a close second.  Of course, the whole system needs an overhaul. We want to unleash economic growth and prosperity. More...

THEIR VIEW

‘Let them be wild creatures’

South Carolinians are blessed to live in a state rich with natural resources. Abundant wildlife is among them. More...

IT’S JUST ME

How not to reset your password

I’m considering going to war with a certain computer giant. I’m not at liberty to disclose the name of the computer giant. More...

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