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LifeStyles

Joe, java, cuppa...whatever you call it, it’s coffee

Those looking for fresh, locally-roasted coffee don’t have to travel farther than downtown Gaffney. Located in the foyer of BGEN, Con Cafe II is serving up all-natural espressos, Americanos, cappuccinos and lattes Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. More...

RUN, SHELLY, RUN!

Michelle “Shelly” Grant completed the 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon along with 25,000 other participants on January 7. she is the wife of Dr. Grant of Cherokee County animal hospital. More...

National political consultant to speak at Limestone College

In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Limestone College will host a special program at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 15, at Fullerton Auditorium.  There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. George D. Holland

Gaffney, S.C. — Rev. George D. Holland, 70, is spending Christmas in heaven with his Savior as of December 20, 2017.  More...

Bobby Blackwell

Gaffney, S.C. — Bobby Dean Blackwell, 74, of 187 Sloan Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence.  More...

Francis (Cobb) Barnhill

Gaffney, S.C. — Francis T. (Cobb) Barnhill, 82, of 232 Draytonville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family.  More...

State News

Support for drilling off S.C. but not coastal reps

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There's support for the Trump administration's offshore drilling proposal among South Carolina's mostly Republican congressional delegation, but not from the ones who represent the state's coast.  More...

National News

$306,000,000,000

United States hits record for costly weather disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.  More...

Local News

Brrrrr

Shirley Price, 4-year-old daughter of Travis and Erica Price of Gaffney, is shown in front of the fountain at Limestone College Monday. Shirley has been learning what happens to water when it gets cold.  More...

School budget process begins

Cherokee County School District officials have begun work on the 2018-2019 budget with trustees posing questions about future revenues at Monday’s meeting.  More...

Seized

City of Gaffney police seized two handguns and a bag of suspected methamphetamine during a Friday afternoon investigation into an alleged shoplifting incident at Walmart.  More...

Sports

Limestone College men's lacrosse team will be honored at State House - Free Access

In what has become a bit of a habit for the Saints, the Limestone College men’s lacrosse team has once again been invited to the South Carolina State House on Feb. 8 after capturing the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship. More...

Suspended Louisville forward Bowen enrolls at South Carolina - Free Access

Bowen was held out of practices and games after Louisville announced it was being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe of bribery in college basketball that led to the firing of coach Rick Pitino. More...

Childers returns to practice as Indians prepare for region slate

Bradley Childers is on pace to rejoin the Gaffney boys basketball team for its region opener Friday at Byrnes.  Childers participated in practice on Monday but he was limited in some drills.  According to Gaffney coach Mark Huff, Childers & More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Dreamers deserve to stay

About 6,500 South Carolina residents now depend on congressional action in order to safely and securely continue to live in the only place that many of them have ever known as home. Lawmakers should act to protect them.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Single-payer a danger for cancer patients

Today, breast cancer kills 39 percent fewer women than 25 years ago. Prostate cancer kills 52 percent fewer men, the American Cancer Society announced last week. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Hundreds of issues that affect each of us

Does anyone reading this know exactly how the recently-approved tax plan will affect you? No? I thought so. I’ve read articles from pundits and politicians. Heard about it from bubble-headed bleach-blonds who come on at five. More...

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