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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION

Karla Lavender, left, and Carolyn Haynes pack shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child into cardboard boxes at First Baptist Gaffney last week. More...

“Inspired” art exhibit underway at Limestone

Allison Masyada’s senior art exhibit entitled “Inspired” is currently on display at Limestone College’s A.J. Eastwood Library. More...

‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program provides comfort, companionship and cheer to Upstate seniors

Spartanburg, S.C. –While many seniors enjoy being able to live independently, the holidays can be a difficult time for those who are unable to spend them with friends or loved ones. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dennis Phillips

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Dennis Ray Phillips, 59, of Spartanburg, SC, went home to be with his Father on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Spartanburg Medical Center. More...

Mark Parnell

Spartanburg, S.C. — Mark Wayne Parnell, 50, of 7 Cedar Street, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Susan Armstrong

Spartanburg, S.C. — Susan Yvonne Armstrong, 56, of 104 Dillon Drive, Apt. 210, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of Charles Worth Armstrong of Gaffney and the late Etta Pressley Armstrong. More...

State News

SCHP conducts special texting and driving enforcement during Thanksgiving travel

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety will be conducting a special enforcement effort to curb distracted driving this week as traffic volume increases for Thanksgiving travel. More...

Record 2.1 million Carolinians to travel this Thanksgiving, despite higher gas prices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – AAA Carolinas projects that 2.1 million Carolinians will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, with over 1.4 million North Carolinians and 700,000 South Carolinians traveling. More...

Family Court holds amnesty day; nearly 40 appear

Court officials are deeming a recent first-ever amnesty event in Cherokee County Family Court a success.  More...

Man hospitalized with gunshot wound to chest

Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office deputies are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Nov. 19 on Dickson Road in Blacksburg that sent a 32- year-old Blacksburg man to the hospital.  More...

Cops lock and load for firearms qualification test

When performed by the best of the best on the force, the Gaffney Police Department’s annual firearms qualification test lasted only about a minute from start to finish. More...

Local News

Colonel Roy gets the game ball

U.S. Army special forces parachuted with game balls Saturday into Clemson Memorial Stadium in a special tribute to the armed forces. More...

14 new home starts in October

It was all treat without a trick for the local housing market in October.  New housing starts rose from 10 in October 2016 to 14 last month, according to the Homebuilders Association of Cherokee County newsletter. More...

Project Cedar passes 2nd reading

Cherokee County Council on Monday passed second reading of a tax incentive package for an unidentified company.  The package includes a special source revenue credit and a fee-in-lieu for a company known by the codename Project Cedar 2.  It More...

Sports

Defense comes up big

Gaffney leads all-time record against Dorman, and enjoys an 18-12-1 advantage at Cavs

To win high school football games at this time of the season, it's important for defenses to come up big. It was the defense that propelled the Gaffney Indians to a win at Hillcrest and into the Upper State championship game at Dorman on Friday. More...

Gaffney’s Peak heating up playing for Maine Red Claws

Borrowing the title of a popular Christmas tune, “Baby, it’s Cold Outside,” but Gaffney’s L.J. More...

Lander continues its mastery over Limestone with 69-65 win

Trailing by as much as 13 in the fourth quarter, the Limestone College women’s basketball team made it a one-possession game with less than two minutes left but the rally would come up short as nationally 15th-ranked Lander University held on f More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Bar exam stress tests Charleston School of Law

The Charleston School of Law’s poor performance on the July state bar exam is discouraging, but it is not a reason to doubt the school’s value to the community. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

‘Shop small’ on Saturday

Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, is the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season, but it’s the next day, Small Business Saturday, that really puts me in the holiday spirit. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Include your friends on your ‘thanks’ list

Most all of us have a lot to be grateful for. Thursday is the official day to ‘give thanks’ for those things. More...

National News

Small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack - Free Access

Some smaller retailers will tug at shoppers' heartstrings during the holidays. Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support the small, family-run businesses that do so much throughout the year to support our community. More...

Turkeys seeking Trump Thanksgiving pardon must strut stuff

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — What makes a good presidential turkey? Showmanship. A readiness to strut his stuff and gobble on command, yet enough restraint to stay on a table for the big photo op.  More...

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