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THE DIAMOND RING

This effect was observed at the beginning and end of totality of Monday’s solar eclipse as the last bits of sunlight passed through the valleys on the moon’s limb, and the faint corona around the sun was visible, Thousands of people from More...

Sports

Saints compliment poise, potential of Texans' Watson - Free Access

When asked if Deshaun Watson looked like a rookie during joint practices with New Orleans, veteran Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro nodded affirmatively. Then Vaccaro added, "I go against Drew Brees every day, so everybody looks like a rookie." More...

Indians to honor beloved fallen coach before start of Friday’s game vs. Union

The Gaffney High football coaches and players will honor fallen assistant coach Cameron Brooks before the first home game on Friday. Gaffney will bring Brooks’ family to the field to honor the coach, who died on June 13 after a brief illness. More...

Hurting defense makes strides with sophomores

Prior to Friday’s opener at T.L. Hanna, it was easy to make note of how many familiar faces on the Gaffney defense were missing. More...

Columns

STAR PARKER

An open letter about racism to President Trump

Dear Mr. President,  After your initial remarks addressing the tragedy that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, I wrote that you were correct. More...

OUR VIEW

Senseless killings hang over Gaffney like a dark cloud

Enough is enough.  It was just two weeks ago, on Aug. 7, that Gaffney lost one of its young residents.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Anthony and my new Yankee friends

Have you ever met someone who you instantly connected with?  Someone who was upbeat and positive about life?  Someone who ‘lifted’ you up?  Someone who gave you reason to feel good about your fellow man and realize there ar More...

Mayor: Angry worker shoots 1, holds hostages in restaurant - Free Access

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An angry employee shot one person Thursday and was holding "a couple" of others hostage at a crowded restaurant during lunchtime in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, authorities said. More...

Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes - Free Access

Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to reduce crashes significantly, according to two studies released Wednesday. More...

Peace march held in response to shooting of 8-year-old girl - Free Access

Wearing a “Put Down the Guns Now” T-shirt, Ariel Moore of Spartanburg had a very simple reason for traveling to Gaffney on Monday evening. “I’ve had enough,” she said. “I’m tired of seeing people die.” More...

Local News

Residents’ concerns over police conduct allayed

City of Gaffney police acted appropriately in responding to a woman’s plea for help in a 9-1-1 call, Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner said following an internal review of an Aug. 11 police response to a city home.  More...

A SAINTLY ECLIPSE

Similar to what people were able to see through eclipse safety glasses, here are some images of the eclipse in progress as captured on a digital camera with a lens filter. More...

County council supports new BHS stadium

Seeking to help influence the decision of the Cherokee County School trustees, Cherokee County Council on Monday passed a resolution of support for the construction of a new Blacksburg High football stadium.  Cherokee County Councilman Tracy Mc- More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shirley Ellis

Gaffney, S.C. — Shirley Randolph Ellis, 80, of 2164 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney.  More...

Jay Levenhagen

Cowpens, S.C. — Jay W. Levenhagen, 60, of 746 Sunny Slope Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Hettie Mae Robinson

Gaffney, S.C. — Hettie Mae Ivey Robinson, 95, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Brookview Healthcare.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late L. G. More...

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