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Storm damage here minimal

While some areas of Cherokee County experienced power outages that were still ongoing as of Tuesday afternoon, the remnants of Hurricane Irma thankfully did little damage here Monday evening. More...

YOU MIGHT BE A HACKING VICTIM

Data of 143 million people stolen from credit reporting agency

While much of the country, particularly the Southeast, was keeping its eyes focused on an approaching hurricane, a potentially damaging storm of a different sorts struck nearly half the country’s population. More...

LifeStyles

Four divisions, four titles

The Jewels of Southern Dance Academy (SDA) clogged their way to capture four division titles over Labor Day weekend, a first for any dance studio, at the USA National Clogging Championships held in Nashville, Tenn.  More...

Cookies for Community

Chick-fil-A team members Desmond Montgomery and Evan Fincham presented a donation to Iron Cities Ministries director Melissa Green from the Chick-fil-A Gaffney “Cookies 4 Community” campaign. More...

Internet and social media safety seminar

Concord Baptist Church is hosting a free internet and social media safety seminar September 16 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend – youth, parents and seniors.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wayne Lee, Jr.

Inman, S.C. — Jerry Wayne Lee, Jr., 47, of 114 Hickory Hill Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  More...

Jack Allen

Blacksburg, S.C. — Jack Shuford Allen, 90, formerly of 1677 N. Mountain Street, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at Magnolias of Gaffney.  More...

Mike Duvall

Gaffney, S.C. — Ralph Mitchell “Mike” Duvall, 68, of 2089½ Pacolet Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Other News

Apple kicks off event with $999 iPhoneX

CUPERTINO, Calif. More...

Engineers launch 'sewer war' against giant fat blob

LONDON (AP) — British engineers say they have launched a "sewer war" against a giant fat blob clogging London's sewers.  Thames Water officials said Tuesday it is likely to take three weeks to dissolve the outsize fatberg.  They cauti More...

National News

Hurricane Irma pushes Florida's poor closer to the edge of ruin - Free Access

Millions of Floridians live in poverty. Their options, already limited, were narrowed even further when the hurricane destroyed possessions, increased expenses and knocked them out of work. More...

Irma claims dozens of lives across Caribbean, United States

The scope and scale of misery caused by Irma continues to grow, including its human toll. More...

City announces reward in two recent shooting cases - Free Access

$5,200 available right now and more pledges are expected

Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner, flanked by detectives and community leaders, announced a total of $5,200 in cash rewards are currently being offered for information that helps solve two recent fatal shooting incidents. More pledges toward the More...

WHERE’S THE DRIVER?

A man was taken to the hospital to be checked out following an odd emergency call Monday. Firefighters were dispatched regarding a report of an overturned vehicle with ejection in the area of Chesnee Highway and Scruggs Trail. More...

BPW crew hits road to offer aid

A Gaffney Board of Public Works crew left for Seneca early Tuesday to help restore power. However, its ultimate destination could be Florida to help the millions without power in the impacted areas of Hurricane Irma. More...

Local News

New sewer line to open up area for development; work to begin soon

The construction phase of the vital Sunny Slope sewer project should begin before the holidays.  Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue said the county and Gaffney Board of Public Works has finalized the agreement and should begin work with More...

E-911 disrupted temporarily

Emergency services providers across Cherokee County were sent scrambling last week when an electrical issue knocked out Cherokee County E-911 service.  “There was a period of time we had a blackout,” confirmed Cherokee County Adminis More...

Hurricane Irma evacuees fill up local hotels

Cherokee County hotels were completely booked last week from people evacuating coastal South Carolina, Georgia and Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma.  There are about 400 hotel rooms available in Cherokee County. More...

Sports

Indians look to stiffen run defense

Gaffney giving up 339 yds. a game on the ground

Gaffney coach Dan Jones wasn’t too pleased with his team’s run defense in Friday’s loss at Harding. More...

Foster, Davidson off to a bit of slow start

Former Gaffney stars and teammates Hyleck Foster and Shaq Davidson are off to a bit of a slow start this season.  Through two games, Foster has one catch for 11 yards for the Marshall Thundering Herd, who are 1-1 after Saturday’s 37-20 los More...

Parent pushing to start lacrosse program at GHS

Maggie McCraw had never thought about playing lacrosse until she decided to tryout for a team at Boiling Springs High School.  Now Maggie would love to be there for the beginning of a lacrosse program at Gaffney High. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The bad and good of Hurricane Irma

Have you ever been through anything like the residents of Texas and Florida have endured during the past month? And what they will continue to deal with in the foreseeable future? More...

STAR PARKER

Dianne Feinstein’s war on Christian judges

Seems that for Senator Dianne Feinstein, being a believing Catholic is enough to disqualify a candidate for a federal judgeship.  Feinstein stated as such at confirmation hearings for Notre Dame law professor Amy Barrett, nominated by President More...

LETTER

Feels like mayor violated his rights as a Gaffney citizen

Dear Editor:   A lot of people wonder why I was so upset at last Tuesday night’s city council meeting. More...

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