April 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman’s unlucky week gets worse when car hits home

A Gaffney woman was officially having an unlucky week Thursday when, just a day after she was injured in a car accident, a runaway vehicle struck and damaged her home.  More...

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Police searching for man who robbed downtown bank
Police are searching for a man responsible for robbing a North Granard Street bank Monday afternoon.
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Friday morning accident
Staff writer Tim Gulla was on the scene of this Friday morning wreck on South Granard Street at Willis Plaza and shot this video.

Local News

OVERTURNED

OVERTURNED — One person was taken to Mary Black Health System — Gaffney on Monday following an accident on Peachoid Road during which a vehicle overturned. More...

Drug Take Back Day Saturday

The Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office will once again join the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in a nationwide effort on Saturday to get unused, unneeded and expired prescription drugs off the streets.  More...

Cherokee County company owner wins top state award

COWPENS — Vickie Wyatt, co-owner of J.I.T. Manufacturing in Cherokee County, is the SBA 2017 South Carolina Small Business Person of the Year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William “Fender” Brown

Gaffney, S.C. — William O. “Fender” Brown, 78, of 135 Crestview Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Elijah Inabinette, Jr.

Deacon Elijah Inabinette, Jr. was born October 20, 1938, in North, S.C. (in Orangeburg County), to the late Deacon Elijah and Mrs. Annie Mae Inabinet, Sr. More...

Habeb Elias

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die” John 11:25  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Shoddy roads, flying debris await drivers

A feeling of deja vu and fear registered in my mind Thursday night when I saw some type of bedding or cushion material bouncing in the middle of I-85.  Instinctively. More...

OUR VIEW

Fender Brown’s death leaves wake of sorrow

If you played sports around here in the late 60s to mid- 80s, were involved in politics, or participated in community, civic or church events, chances are Fender Brown took your picture or wrote about you in one of his many roles at The Gaffney Ledge More...

THEIR VIEW

SC needs to do more to reduce STD rates

South Carolina yet again ranks high in a category it would rather not. Our state is among the highest in the nation for sexually transmitted disease cases. More...

Residents fondly recall life of former Ledger editor who passed away Tuesday

Music and laughter were a constant companion whenever former Gaffney Ledger Managing Editor Fender Brown walked into a room. More...

Retrial results in guilty verdict, 20-year sentence

A month after one Cherokee County jury deadlocked on drug trafficking charges against a local man, resulting in a mistrial, a second jury was able to come to a unanimous agreement Thursday afternoon in handing up a guilty verdict on one charge.  More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney resident wins Wofford startUP challenge

Creates broadcast journalism organization to fill a void and expand education opportunities

A Wofford College business pitch competition will help Gaffney resident Scottie Kay Auton take her broadcast dreams one step forward.  More...

Little Miss Chili Pepper

On April 8, The Chili Festival was held in Belton, S.C. Among many of the events held during the festival was the Little Miss Chili Pepper Pageant. More...

Patsy Cline walkin’ into the museum

Editor’s note: This was written by Samantha Starnes,<  More...

Sports

Worth His Wade

Gaffney’s Wade delivers game-winning single

Damian Eubanks strong right arm and Donte Wade’s timely hit were too much for Fort Mill in the district playoff opener Wednesday evening. More...

Fair has good showing at region meet

Gaffney’s Josh Fair finished third in the 100 meters and fourth in the 200 meters to highlight the Region III-5A track meet at Dorman on Wednesday.  Fair ran the 100 meters in 11.19 to finish behind Byrnes’ Zion Hackett, who posted a More...

Lady Indians travel to Fort Mill for district opener

The Gaffney High softball team traveled to Fort Mill on Thurday for the district playoff opener.  However, the game wasn’t complete at presstime.  Depending on the result, the Lady Indians will play either in the winner’s bracke More...

State News

Senate leader: ‘Horrendous’ roads deal deceives taxpayers

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Senate approves plan on 30-9 vote, but House OK not assured

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Senate has approved its plan to fix South Carolina’s crumbling roadways, setting up the possibility that the Legislature’s top priority for the year could become law.  More...

National News

Shonda Rhimes tells all — about how to be a screenwriter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shonda Rhimes, the TV mastermind whose hits include "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal," keeps a lid on plot twists. But she's giving aspiring screenwriters a behind the scenes look at how to succeed in her craft. More...

Korean crisis worst it’s ever been

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior U.S. More...

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