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Collecting for the Hurricane Harvey relief effort? Let us know - Free Access

If your business or organization is providing relief assistance to victims of Hurricane Harvey, we'd like to help get the word out. More...

Man going door to door in search for information about child killing

With an armful of flyers, Jack Logan walked house to house Wednesday ringing doorbells and pleading for help.  It was the second night in a row he had done this.  More...

Harvey’s impact starting to be felt here as prices at the pump head skyward

Gas prices jumped by as much as 25 cents a gallon ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend and officials say the still yet-to-be ascertained impacts of Hurricane Harvey on petroleum hubs in the Gulf Coast make forecasting gas prices a guessing game goi More...

LifeStyles

Students can read their way to “the big game”

Reading could be a student’s chance to score tickets for this year’s Clemson-South Carolina football game.  More...

Affordable health screenings coming to Gaffney

Gaffney, South Carolina – Residents living in and around the Gaffney, South Carolina area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Li More...

DONATION –

The Broad River Baptist Association made a donation to Miracle Hill Rescue Missions to help in the mission’s effort of providing for the county’s homeless. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joseph “Joey” Patrick Caggiano

GAFFNEY, S.C. — Joseph “Joey” Patrick Caggiano, 53, of Gaffney, SC, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Spartanburg Medical Center. More...

Alan Parris

Blacksburg, S.C. — Steven Alan Parris, 40, of 517 Dravo Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Carl E. Spencer

Gaffney, S.C. — Carl Erskine Spencer, 61, of 1710 McKown’s Mountain Road, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at his residence.  More...

State News

South Carolina couple sues Amazon over eclipse glasses - Free Access

A South Carolina couple is suing online retailer Amazon over what they claim were faulty pairs of eclipse glasses that resulted in eye injuries, headaches and blurry vision. More...

Former House majority leader pleads guilty to misconduct - Free Access

Former South Carolina House Majority Leader Jim Merrill has pleaded guilty a day after turning in his resignation. More...

Hearing set for S Carolina legislator accused of misconduct

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A hearing has been set for one of two former South Carolina House majority leaders accused of corruption, a special prosecutor investigating potential Statehouse corruption announced Thursday.  More...

National News

Tax overhaul faces resistance from fans of some deductions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have pledged to overhaul the nation's complex tax code. More...

Public mourns Princess Diana on 20th anniversary of death

LONDON (AP) — Kathy Martin joined the stream of visitors laying tributes to Princess Diana outside the gates of Kensington Palace on Thursday, just as she did 20 years ago.  More...

Rescuers start block-by-block search of flooded Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Rescuers began a block-by-block search of tens of thousands of Houston homes Thursday, pounding on doors and shouting as they looked for anyone — alive or dead — who might have been left behind in Harvey's fetid flood More...

SCDPS reminds motorists to buckle up; drive sober during Labor Day weekend - Free Access

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement partners will continue a strong emphasis on preventing impaired driving through its Sober or Slammer! DUI enforcement campaign going into the long Labor Day weekend. More...

Sheriff's Office seeking this person in connection with burglary investigation - Free Access

On Aug. 14, at approximately 1:50 a.m., a smash-and-grab burglary occurred at the 105 Auto Stop on Wilkinsville Highway in Gaffney. The suspect(s) took lottery tickets as well as other items. More...

County at bottom of median household income barrel

Based on median household income from 2016, Cherokee County ranks as the poorest county in the 10-county Upstate region.  The data appeared in the Aug. 7 edition of the GSA Business Report.  More...

Local News

BGEN GETS A BOOST

The second phase of the renovation of the BGEN building got a big boost Thursday when Timken Plant Manager John Milko presented the business generator a check for $38,000 from the Timken Foundation. More...

Limestone director awarded fellowship

Limestone College director of teacher education Dr. Shelly Meyers was recently awarded a Impact Academy fellowship to help improve college students’ preparation for the teaching profession.  More...

Parson’s Walk will benefit preachers impacted by Harvey

Pastors left devastated by Hurricane Harvey in Texas will receive financial support in rebuilding their lives from a Parson’s Pantry walk in Gaffney.  More...

Sports

Bentley leads Gamecocks past N.C. State - Free Access

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Clemson cruises past Kent St. - Free Access

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coaches insist the Tigers success is about more than just a few individual stars. More...

Limestone cornerback has skill set to attract NFL scouts

Limestone College senior cornerback Joshua Simmons has drawn interest from NFL pro scouts after he finished second in the nation with eight interceptions.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A staggering recovery effort now begins

While time has clouded my memory as to the exact dates, it was somewhere back in the mid 1990s when I was on an assignment touring a flood-ravaged area of my former home county with Henry Cisneros, who was then U.S. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The deeper currents of American politics

Back when I was a pollster, I would explain that following the daily polls was like watching a heavy rainfall on the surface of a river. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Feds warn of nursing home horrors

Nursing home residents trapped in wheelchairs with floodwaters rising to their waists — the photo of Hurricane Harvey everyone’s seen. But even where the weather’s fine, nursing home residents are in peril. More...

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