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Enter our ‘Just Me & My Dad’ contest

Do you look like your father? Of course you do, but just to find out who looks the most like their father, The Gaffney Ledger is having a “Just Me and My Dad” contest in which our readers will decide. More...

VA office seeks names of prisoners of war

The Cherokee County Office of Veterans Affairs is looking for the community’s help in recognizing veterans who were prisoners of war, so they may be honored during this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony scheduled for Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. More...

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Cherokee County awarded federal funds for emergency food and shelter

Cherokee County has been awarded $30,903 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for 2016. These funds are intended to supplement emergency food and shelter programs throughout the county. More...

SERVICE PROJECT

Members of the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority display dresses made out of pillowcases to be sent to Africa. More...

Are churches becoming obsolete?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kristie Camp’s Gaffney High School English III students participated in a project-based learning experience that focused on journalism and First Amendment freedoms. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Felmet “Hambone” Sanders, retired from Kohler Company

Pacolet, SC — Peeler Felmet Sanders, 90, formerly of 303 Asbury Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Brookdale Skylyn in Spartanburg. More...

Ruth Moore, retired from Timken

Gaffney, SC — Ruth Evelyn Gardner Moore, 79, formerly of 304 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Magnolia’s of Gaffney. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late R. B. Moore, Jr. More...

Maggie Washington, funeral set for Saturday

Funeral service for Mrs. Maggie Jones Washington, age 89, of 2798 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut, widow of Mr. Robert Washington, will be held on Saturday, May 28, at 12 noon at Philadelphia Baptist Church with Dr. Danny L. More...

State News

SCAM ALERT: Scammers Now Asking for Payment via iTunes Cards

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scammers asking for payment via iTunes cards. More...

Travel volume expected to be highest ever

CHARLOTTE — AAA Carolinas projects an estimated 1,051,000 North Carolina and 485,400 South Carolina motorists will travel this Memorial Day weekend, the highest Memorial Day travel volume on record. More...

Car slams into house, parked vehicle

James Dawkins was sitting at his kitchen table, enjoying a late breakfast while reading a newspaper Thursday, when his Hetty Hill Street home sustained thousands of dollars in damage in the blink of an eye. More...

‘It’s going well’

City can’t say how much has been raised for arts center

Although scarce on specifics, Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly is confident the city will raise the money necessary to pay for its proposed $5 million performing arts center. More...

HAPPY GRADUATES

Blacksburg High seniors Jacob Martin, Keianna Goodwin, Macie Wilson and Sierra Walker get ready Thursday evening to walk into the Blacksburg High graduation ceremony. More...

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State troopers, sheriff’s office will be out in force this weekend manning checkpoints

South Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers will be keeping watch for the “big four” causes of motor vehicle accidents during the Memorial Day holiday in an ongoing effort to make sure travelers are safe. More...

HOMECOMING

Thirteen Gaffney High School seniors returned to Alma Elementary for a senior walk Monday to speak with Alma students about their journey through school and plans after graduation. More...

Woman accuses 56-year-old man of sexual assault after drink knocks her out

City of Gaffney police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred April 22 after a 56-year-old city man allegedly gave a young woman a drink that knocked her out. More...

Sports

Showdown in Philly

Division II National Championship, Sunday, 4 p.m.: No. 1 Limestone vs. No. 2 Le Moyne

There’s an old adage: Be careful what you wish for. More...

Saints midfielder becomes key cog in powerful offense

Some things haven’t changed for Limestone midfielder Colton Watkinson. He shows up to lacrosse practice every day, working just as hard as he did at Notre Dame High School and the Hill Academy in his native Canada. More...

Post 109 batters on a hot streak

The Gaffney Post 109 continued their hot hitting with a 13-10 home win over Union on Wednesday. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

So you’ve graduated from high school ... now what?

It’s an end and a new beginning. Blacksburg and Gaffney High held graduation ceremonies for 478 students Thursday evening, awarding high school diplomas to recognize the completion of 12 years in school. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Some of the members from Limestone Presbyterian Church took The Gaffney Ledger with them on their annual retreat at the William Black Lodge and Retreat in Montreat, N.C. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Shaping the Supreme Court

The biggest impact any president can have on the nation is the ability to shape the Supreme Court. Conservative voters are especially concerned about this because they believe the Court has become too liberal in recent years. More...

Poll

Does Cherokee County need a low-cost reliable transportation service?