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This Santa’s helper goes all out to look like the real deal

The way Clay Greer sees it, if you’re going to step up and volunteer to do something, you might as well do it properly. More...

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WITH HONORS
A longtime public servant was laid to rest Friday with military honors and an escort by local police agencies. Wayne Elder, 70, who died Nov. 15, was a U.S.
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Authorities swarm church for simulated shooting
With no warning to the community, local police agencies, fire departments, 9-1-1 and emergency management officials continued their preparations for the unthinkable Thursday when they descended on the campus of a local church for a very realistic act

Local News

Police looking for woman who made off with shopping cart full of groceries

City of Gaffney police are on the lookout for a shoplifter who stole a shopping cart full of items from a West Floyd Baker Boulevard supermarket.  More...

Man reports he was robbed while pumping gas in Blacksburg

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a robbery that was reported Thursday morning by a customer who was pumping gas at a Blacksburg gas station.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

Alert employees at a local gas station helped Gaffney police locate two elderly people who had been reported missing out of Alabama. More...

Sports

Gaffney’s Huff a win away from coaching milestone

With a win today at home over York, Gaffney High boys basketball coach Mark Huff will join the 500- win coach club – a club that includes only a few around the state.  Today’s game will tip about 7:30 p.m.  More...

A Tough Break

The Gaffney Indians pulled off two road wins in the playoffs.  The Boiling Springs Bulldogs made sure it didn't happen again Friday with a 31-13 win in the Class 5A upper bracket semifinals at Boiling Springs.  More...

Gaffney junior wideout picks up scholarship offer from ACC school

Gaffney wideout Dennis Smith picked up another Big 5 conference scholarship offer on Friday.  Atlantic Coast Conference Duke is the latest to offer the 6-2, 185-pound wideout.  That offer comes nine days after South Carolina extended an off More...

Columns

New scrutiny for higher ed

The S.C. Commission on Higher Education is under new management, and aspiring to be more than a rubber stamp for the various state colleges and universities seeking more and larger buildings.  More...

Haley should focus on ambassadorship

On Nov. 22, Gov. Nikki Haley asked us all to pray for South Carolina, which has faced and continues to face significant challenges. Today, we all need to pray for Gov. Haley, as she prepares for a very different and very difficult challenge.  More...

It’s win-win for Haley, McMaster

Thumbs up to S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and S.C. Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster. Haley has been appointed by Presidentelect Donald Trump as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. McMaster will ascend to governor, the job he has always wanted. More...

Monday vote will likely decide fate of Gaffney performing arts center

The fate of the ambitious and controversial $5 million Gaffney performing arts center project will likely depend on today’s Gaffney City Council vote. More...

WHO IS THAT SCARY MAN WITH THE BEARD?

We’ve all been here. Ava Hamrick was none too happy about visiting with Santa Claus as she struggles to get off her father’s (Jake Hamrick) lap. More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to: Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger, P.O. More...

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Chancel choir to present “Gloria”

Limestone Presbyterian to perform the popular choral work Dec. 11

On Sunday, Dec. 11, Limestone Presbyterian’s Chancel Choir will present Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” the most famous religious work by the Venetian composer and violinist. More...

Blacksburg Christmas parade

The annual Blacksburg Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.  Following the parade, the Blacksburg Business Association will host its sixth annual “Christmas on the Square” event.  More...

Limestone College and Community Chorus to present “Carols: Peace & Joy” Concert Dec. 8

The Limestone College and Community Chorus and the Limestone College Vocal Ensemble will present a fall concert entitled “Carols: Peace & Joy; Shalom v’Simcha,” on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at Fullerton Auditorium More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grady Quinn

Pacolet, S.C. — Grady Lewis Quinn, Sr., 73, of 191 Quinn Street, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 2, 2016, at his residence.  More...

Charlie Panter

Gaffney, S.C. — William Charlie Panter, 87, of 1366 Bonner Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at his residence.  More...

Lyman Ruppe

Gaffney, S.C. More...

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