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Motorcyclist dies nearly a week after striking deer

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a Cowpens man injured in an Oct. 5 motorcycle accident died Wednesday evening in a Spartanburg hospital.  Tracy Peeler, 47, of 135 Kristina Drive, died at 9:46 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney Little Theatre performing “The Lion King Jr.”

The Gaffney Little Theatre presents “The Lion King Jr.” Oct. 13-15.  More...

Gaffney resident wins White Castle Cook Off Challenge

Contest welcomed fans of all ages to create their own recipe utilizing the iconic Original Slider

COLUMBUS, Ohio – White Castle, America’s first fast food restaurant, is proud to announce the winners of the Crave Time Cook Off contest. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Watkins

Mary Elizabeth Watkins, 91, of 503 Kendrick Street, passed away on Sunday in Magnolia Manor of Inman. More...

Jerold Taylor

Jerold Randoll Taylor, Jr., 48, of 131 Bambi Trail, Cowpens, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, in Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.  Husband of Joann Colley Taylor, he was born in Spartanburg County, SC on December 9, 1968 to Jerold and E More...

Samuel Hambright

Blacksburg — Samuel Anderson Hambright Sr., 95, of 1928 Antioch Road, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at his home.  More...

State News

Cops: 4 airmen painted satanic symbols on S Carolina church - Free Access

Four young members of the Air Force have been arrested after authorities said they spray-painted satanic symbols on a 250-year-old South Carolina church that tends to draw people interested in ghost stories. More...

National News

Searchers look for bodies in California’s charred ruins

SONOMA, Calif. More...

Gaffney man ‘Hero of the Game’ at Clemson homecoming

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Bond set for suspect in fatal hit-and-run

A Circuit Court judge has granted a $100,000 bond to a Spartanburg man who allegedly drove away from the scene of a fatal accident on Interstate 85.  Circuit Court Judge Grace Knie, in a ruling handed down Wednesday, wrote that she found releasi More...

Equine West Nile Virus case reported near Blacksburg - Free Access

Authorities have reported a West Nile virus case in a horse near Blacksburg, making it the first confirmed evidence of the disease in Cherokee County. More...

Local News

DISTRICT HONORS DR. GRIFFIN

— Limestone College President Dr. Walt Griffin was honored Monday, Oct. 9, with a Cherokee County School Board proclamation. After 25 years of service, Griffin is retiring in December. More...

Projects would dramatically transform Blacksburg

Landscape architects presented a bold vision Tuesday to transform downtown Blacksburg and help create a unique sense of identity based on the town’s history as the Iron City.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

l An estimated $800 in damage was reported after someone smashed the glass door at a South Granard Street restaurant.  More...

Sports

Dungey has 3 TD passes, Syracuse stuns No. 2 Clemson 27-24 - Free Access

Clemson (6-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had won 12 consecutive games on the opponent's home field, the longest streak in Clemson history and tied for the second longest active streak in the nation. More...

Breaking News - 10/14/2017 9:12 AM

Gaffney tops Bulldogs - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com  More...

Cuse stuns Clemson - Free Access

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — As the celebration in the Syracuse locker room reverberated through the walls of the Carrier Dome, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney winced a little bit, dreams of a perfect season lost in a sea of orange.  More...

Letters

Buy a ticket to the show and vote with your feet

Dear Editor:   My name is Pam Morgan. I am the wife of Dr. Todd Morgan and a volunteer director for The Gaffney Little Theatre (GLT).  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Man’s inhumanity to man, and that includes shoplifting

With the exception of about six or seven years of my newspaper career, pretty much all of it has focused on crime and courts. More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Gun control debate is not about guns

Every time a horrific event like the Las Vegas massacre takes place, it is followed by a frustrating and futile debate about the merits of gun control. More...

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