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Gaffney High head basketball coach gets surprise at homecoming celebration

Mark Huff experienced a homecoming he will never forget.  Former players spanning 21 years of Gaffney High basketball coaching excellence shocked Huff by coming back into the gym for a surprise announcement at Friday’s homecoming. More...

Finance committee chair won’t support festival plea

One influential Gaffney city councilman said he will support the city’s Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee’s decision not to give the South Carolina’s Peach Festival a share of the city’s Accommodations Tax money when counc More...

LifeStyles

Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66 - Free Access

Tom Petty, an old fashioned rock superstar, has died. Petty and his longtime band the Heartbreakers had recently completed a 40th-anniversary tour, one he hinted would be their last. More...

HOMECOMING 2017

Gaffney High School held its annual homecoming assembly Friday morning in the gymnasium. More...

Sports

Fleming, Smith both named SAC Players of the Week - Free Access

Following a pair of record-breaking performances, Limestone College redshirt senior wide receiver D’Anta Fleming and senior placekicker Nick Smith were both named AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Players of the Week on Monday. More...

Blacksburg breaks through with first win

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. — Blacksburg wide receiver Jeremiah Kilgore caught three touchdown passes and Jeff Martin recovered a critical fumble Friday to ignite a fourth quarter rally in a wild 56-31 victory over East Gaston.  More...

Game Stats

Gaffney 44, Rock Hill 14   Gaffney 6 24 14 0 - 44 RockHill 0707-14   More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Your local newspaper: The real deal

While no one should ever say “I know it’s real because I saw it on the Internet,” everyone should be able to say, “I know it’s real. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Real newspapers ... real news

Fake news. It’s a phrase that became the most memorable takeaway from Election 2016 and the political hangover that still resonates today.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Is it cold in here or is it just me?

A comfortable temperature.  That’s 72 degrees.  Just plain old 72.  I mean 72 in the summer and 72 in the winter.  I want it to be 72 all the time.  More...

UPDATE: At least 50 dead in concert shooting - Free Access

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino opened fire on an outdoor music festival, killing at least 20 people — including two off-duty police officers — and wounding more than 100, officials said early Monday.Country mu More...

QUEEN INDIA

India Hopper was crowned the 2017 Gaffney High Homecoming queen during halftime ceremonies of the Gaffney-Rock Hill football game Friday at The Reservation. Gaffney High Principal Dr. Raashad Fitzpatrick and Hopper’s escort are also pictured. More...

Arrest made in shooting incident at city official’s home

City of Gaffney Police on Friday announced they had made an arrest in a July 14 incident during which a shot was fired from a vehicle towards a person standing on the porch of a Gaffney city councilman’s home on Kendrick Street.  More...

Local News

TENNIS, ANYONE?

The Gaffney girls tennis lost 5-2 to Dorman in a match at GHS on Thursday. Winners for Gaffney were Katelin Mathis, shown above, and Macy Peery. Two matches went to tie breakers.   More...

Smoking ban goes into effect Thursday

Like it or not, your days to smoke in Gaffney restaurants are numbered.  Starting on Thursday, Oct. More...

GOING HOME

Retired judge, Ledger columnist, veteran and beloved Cherokee County resident Jack Allison was laid to rest after his funeral at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church on Friday.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mildred Coggins

GAFFNEY — Mildred Harvey Coggins, 81, formerly of 236 Peoples Creek Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Vickie Childers

GAFFNEY — Vickie Dianne Kimbrell Childers, 56, of 1016 Cherokee Ave., passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017, at her residence. She was the wife of Marvin Bobby Childers and the daughter of the late Thomas Kimbrell and Mary Mosley. Mrs. More...

Talon Mode

GAFFNEY — Talon Reed Mode, infant son of Treven Taylor Mode and Brittany Dawn Bolin Mode, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, September 29, 2017.  More...

State News

South Carolina Aquarium to Release Three Loggerhead Sea Turtles - Free Access

Join the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center at Isle of Palms County Park on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 3 p.m. for the final public sea turtle release of the year. Four sea turtles will complete their journey home. More...

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