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Tickets on sale for CHAPS “Stories My Grandmother Told Me” dinner theatre - Free Access

Tickets for the upcoming “Stories My Grandmother Told Me” dinner theatre at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum are now available to the public. The dinner theatre will be held Nov. 9-11 and a Sunday matinee showing will be Nov. More...

celebrating 90 years

Gaffney Branch AAUW celebrated its 90th Anniversary on Monday, October 9, at Spartanburg Community College in Gaffney. Previous presidents of the branch came prepared to give brief summaries of the highlights of their term/s in office. More...

Day of Prayer being held Nov. 6

The Thickety Mountain Baptist Woman’s Missionary Convention will sponsor the annual ‘World Day of Prayer’ on Monday November 6, 2017 at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Delphia Fizer

Gaffney, S.C. — Delphia Blankenship Fizer, 89, of 612 Lyman Street, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Carol Martin

Blacksburg — Carol Beth Martin, 62, of 205 East Lime Street, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Blacksburg, she was the daughter of the late Wilford Martin and Mildred Peterson Martin. Ms. More...

Leslie Carroll

Blacksburg — Leslie Annette Nichols Carroll, 58, of 185 Clover Highway, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017, at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney. More...

National News

Railroad sues over millions of rail ties it calls defective

ATLANTA (AP) — One of the nation's largest railroads must replace millions of defective wooden railroad ties on its tracks because they're degrading faster than expected, the company said in a federal lawsuit. More...

Water pouring into downtown business

“It’s like a waterfall.”

A downtown business owner says outdated storm water pipes near the railroad tracks have caused rain runoff to flood his store.  More...

Local News

Breaking News - 11/1/2017 12:14 PM

county sprays area 2 one more time for West Nile Virus - Free Access

As part of an effort to stop the spread of the West Nile Virus, Cherokee County will spray today at 6 p.m. More...

11 Rosies

These Grassy Pond students came as “Rosie the Riveter” for the school’s dress-up day Tuesday.   More...

LOOK AT ME!

Tucker Mullinax, son of Mitch and Lisa Benton Mullinax, celebrates his first Halloween in style.   More...

Sports

Breaking News - 11/1/2017 5:42 AM

Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson top first playoff list - Free Access

NEW YORK (AP) — A couple of games played during week two of the season had a major effect on the first College Football Playoff rankings. Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson were the top four teams in the selection committee's initial top 2 More...

Limestone Men's Basketball Picked as Preseason Favorite - Free Access

After coming off of one of the best seasons in program history, the Limestone College men's basketball team was voted to finish atop the Conference Carolinas preseason poll, as announced by the league on Wednesday.
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Limestone Women’s Basketball Tabbed as Preseason Favorites - Free Access

Coming off its sixth consecutive regular season title, the Limestone College women’s basketball team has been tabbed by coaches to repeat as league champion this year. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Changing Medicare would threaten Hispanics’ health

Hispanics are 50 percent more likely than whites to die from diabetes and liver disease.  This gap could widen if lawmakers proceed with a plan to alter the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Congress poised to bail out insurers, fleece taxpayers

Democrats and some Republicans in Congress are pushing for a $10 billion a year payout to insurance companies that sell Obamacare plans. President Trump calls it “bailing out” the insurance industry. Truer words were never spoken. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Sick and tired

I hate to beat a dead horse, but enough is enough. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?