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CAVA celebrating 7th annual Deck the Walls holiday exhibit

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) will celebrate its “Seventh Annual Deck the Walls” holiday exhibit Thursday, November 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with a reception in the Visitors Center and Art Gallery. More...

“The Altruists” coming to Limestone College Theatre

A production of “The Altruists” will have a three-night run at Limestone College Theatre on November 16-18. Show-time each day is at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Sorority, fraternity donate to Meals on Wheels for annual turkey drive

The Gaffney alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, along with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pastor Betty Gentry

Gaffney, S.C. — Pastor Betty Lowe Gentry, 78, of 304 Brookwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Elizabeth Green

Gaffney — Elizabeth A. "Betty" Green, 100, of 164 Worthmore Drive, peacefully went to sleep while surrounded by her family on Monday, November 6, 2017, at her home.  More...

Wilhemina Marie Reome

Gaffney, S.C. More...

State News

DHEC confirms season’s first flu-related death in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that the state has suffered its first flu-associated death of the season. More...

National News

GOP pushes tax bill toward House OK, Senate faces problems - Free Access

Republicans drove a near $1.5 trillion tax overhaul toward House passage Thursday, even as Senate GOP dissenters emerged in a sign that party leaders had problems to resolve. More...

South Carolina's Scott among bipartisan gun bill sponsors - Free Access

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott is among the sponsors of bipartisan legislation to ensure federal agencies and state governments accurately report relevant criminal history to the FBI's database of prohibited gun buyers. More...

Inspector shortage could cause problems with school district building plan timeline

A shortage of state school building inspectors has Cherokee County administrators taking a proactive approach in an effort to ensure the next projects in its $73 million building program are able to open on time in 2018. More...

Limestone will get A-Tax cash for bathroom project

Limestone College will get its tourism money to remodel restroom facilities.  However, the city will have to wait to learn if the project meets the state criteria for a tourism-related project.  More...

Local News

City votes to ask county for building

Gaffney City Council didn’t exactly try to sweeten the pot to entice county officials to accept a proposed land swap. More...

Park bid being trimmed to meet estimates

Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said he’s slowly bringing the contractor bid for the new Railroad Park Avenue more in line with original cost estimates but more work remains before council acts on the project.  Sossamon Construction&rsq More...

Blacksburg awarded $480,050 sewer grant

Blacksburg has been awarded a $480,500 grant for economic sewer improvements so it can service a new industry. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 11/15/2017 2:21 PM

Indians roundball team ranked third in preseason poll - Free Access

The Gaffney High boys basketball team is ranked third in the Class 5A preseason South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association poll released today. The Indians advanced to the upper state championship before losing to eventual state champion Dorm More...

Alabama to 1 in playoff rankings, then Clemson, Miami, Oklahoma - Free Access

Alabama and Clemson are back on top of the College Football Playoff rankings, the ninth time over the last three seasons that the Crimson Tide and Tigers have held the first two spots in some order. More...

No. 4 Clemson, done with the ACC, faces Citadel of the FCS - Free Access

Clemson is trying to keep or get its players healthy before its annual rivalry game at South Carolina. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Preserve failed nuclear site

The V.C. More...

STAR PARKER

The poor are not poor because the rich are rich

A new study released by the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., headlines what they see as shocking news that in America some people are much wealthier than others. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Some ugly, but more pretty

I have lived in Cherokee County all of my life except for about six years I spent in Columbia going to college and tying to figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. More...

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