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‘Wings and Water’ now on display at art gallery

“Wings and Water,” the second exhibit of 2018 for the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) is now on display at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery.  More...

‘Talk Southern to Me’ book signing event

Gaffney native Julia Fowler kicked off her book signing tour at Hartzog’s in downtown Gaffney Tuesday night. More...

Student success director will be guest speaker at AAUW meeting

The Gaffney AAUW meeting will be held March 12, 12 p.m., at the House of Pizza. The guest speaker will be Stacy Mason, Director of Student Success and Retention at Limestone College.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carl Ledbetter

COWPENS — Carl Dexter Ledbetter, 69, of 102 Washington Courts, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Joe Louis Tate

GAFFNEY — Mr. Joe Louis Tate, age 79, of 2421 Beech Street, husband of Mrs. Sarah Tate, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday night, March 6, 2018, at his residence.  More...

Aubreanna Cowan

COWPENS — Aubreanna M'Kinsley Cowan of 122 Whitetail Way, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018. Born in Gaffney, she was the infant daughter of Jordan Emmanuel Doneel Cowan and Audrianna Charmaine Burton. More...

State News

Blacksburg councilman Dennis Stroupe graduates from Institute of Government

Councilmember Dennis Stroupe from the Town of Blacksburg has graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government. More...

National News

Mississippi could test how soon state can restrict abortion, new bill set to be signed

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — For decades, the U.S. Supreme Court has been telling states that they can't ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb on its own.  But states continue to try to restrict abortion before viability. More...

WOMAN TRAPPED IN OVERTURNED CAR

A woman was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center following a Wednesday afternoon accident on Concord Road. More...

Local News

SASSIES AT THE STATEHOUSE

State Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) received a visit at the Statehouse earlier this week from Sassies, an interdenominational Bible study group. More...

County taking its time hiring new administrator

Cherokee County Council appears in no hurry to name a new county administrator.  While asking Cherokee County Interim Administrator Bill Blanton for an update on the search during Monday’s meeting, Cherokee County Councilman David Smith e More...

BPW fee adjustments requested

For most residents, utility bills are a fact of life, an unavoidable part of the household budget. When money is tight, families must find a way to pay. Otherwise, they risk having essential utility services shut off. More...

Sports

WARMING UP

It may say March on the calender but it felt more like a cold December day to these bundled-up Mite Leaguers during a brisk practice session on Wednesday. More...

Limestone faces Lander in today’s opening round regional

The disappointment of a first-round conference tournament loss didn’t last long for the Limestone women’s basketball team.  For the seventh straight year, the Saints received a bid to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournamen More...

Gaffney prepares for region with DH with Union

Like most successful coaches, Gaffney baseball coach Jeff Osment is looking to the future but focused on today. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Oh, for the good old land-line telephone days

It’s amazing how an event can give us flashbacks to an earlier time.  I had one of those experiences the other day when I went to the Big E to catch a movie and realized — when one of those commercials came on begging you to turn off More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The most important demographic for 2018 election

The election season got started this past Tuesday in Texas, and the primary results are being analyzed for clues about what they mean for November.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Preventing ‘the tyranny of the majority’

People often refer to the United States as a democracy, but technically speaking, that’s not true. It’s a republic.  Big deal, you say? If you care about your rights, it is. More...

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