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Green light given for city park project

After weeks of breathless anticipation, city officials finally received the OK from the state Department of Commerce to begin the Railroad Avenue Park project.  City officials had been waiting on the DOC to sign off on contracts relating to the More...

LifeStyles

Nine to participate in Distinguished Young Women of Blacksburg Program

The Distinguished Young Women of Blacksburg Program will be held Saturday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Blacksburg High School Auditorium. Tickets are $8 in advance and can be purchased from contestants or $10 at the door. More...

GHS drama department heads ‘Back to the 80s’

The Gaffney High School drama department is returning to the age of “Star Wars,” the Atari and Michael Jackson in their production of “Back to the 80s, the totally awesome musical.”  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobby Rawlison, Jr.

Bobby Lee Rawlison Jr., 49 of 205 Martin Hills Road, Blacksburg, South Carolina, departed his life on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at his home.  A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Deacon Bobby Rawlison, Sr. More...

Dennis Gregory

Funeral service for Mr. Dennis Charles Gregory, known as “Lil Daddy”, age 57, of 402 West Carlisle Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, will be held on Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. More...

Ernest A. Johnson

Pacolet, S.C. — Ernest Austell Johnson, 78, of 2935 Cowpens Pacolet Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at his residence.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I’d like you to meet some KNOW(2) success stories

The 4th Annual KNOW(2) ‘A Night at the Oscar(s)’ last week was a huge success and I have heard nothing but good things about the program. More...

THEIR VIEW

Put more limits on drones

A helicopter pilot who reportedly took evasive action to avoid a drone clipped a tree with the helicopter’s tail and crash-landed, with no injuries, on Daniel Island on Feb. 14. More...

STAR PARKER

What’s driving the opioid crisis?

By now, most have heard about the deadly opioid epidemic that has struck our nation. According to data compiled in a Kaiser Family Foundation report, there were 42,249 casualties in 2016 related to opioids. This is double the 21,089 reported in 2010. More...

‘We’re going to solve this; it’s taking longer than we want it to, but it’s going to be solved’

Gaffney police went knocking door to door in two neighborhoods Friday, hoping to find the missing pieces of information that could bring peace to two local families.  More...

Student, 13, taken into custody after allegedly relaying threats to teacher at Gaffney Middle

‘We will be killing everyone, including you’

Text messages from a “spoofed” cell phone number threatening a shooting at Gaffney Middle School led to the arrest of a 13-year-old student Tuesday.  More...

Local News

Revival at Silica Springs drawing huge crowds

A spiritual awakening has taken root in the Silica Springs Baptist Church area where a church revival started its third week Monday.  More...

Drop-in planned at soon-to-be demolished school

Out with the old school and in with the new.  B.D. Lee Elementary will hold a drop-in Saturday, April 14, from 2 until 4 p.m. More...

Masked ball proceeds will provide financial support for minority students

Business and civic leaders will gather for a masked ball March 24 at the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) gala in Greenville to help make college affordable for minority students.  A parade of masks, fine dining, dancing and live entertainment h More...

Sports

IN A FOUL MOOD

Gaffney’s Bryce Stavitski fouls off a pitch during this past Friday’s Bill Mason Memorial Tournament championship game with Chapman. More...

Childers, Bowser among four Indians named to all-region team

Four Gaffney basketball players - Bradley Childers, Sadarius Bowser, LaDarrius Foster and Nick Agapion - were named to the all-region team announced on Monday.  Childers led the Indians in scoring at 20.6 points a game. More...

Gaffney flexes muscle at region strength meet

Gaffney High made a strong showing at the recent region strength meet.  Hunter Decker, Omar Adams and Jac Coleman all finished first in their respective weight classes.  Adams, at the 235- pound weight class, is a back to back winner, while More...

National News

Prescription opioids fail rigorous new test for chronic pain

CHICAGO (AP) — A year-long study offers rigorous new evidence against using prescription opioids for chronic pain. More...

Target's remake is humming along, at a cost

NEW YORK (AP) — Target's ambitious plan to remake itself is driving more people to its stores and its website, where they are spending more for everything from fashion to towels. More...

Nashville mayor resigns amid allegations of affair, theft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry resigned Tuesday and pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge, a month after the rising Democratic star admitted to an affair with her bodyguard.  More...

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