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Chamber hosts nonprofit spotlight event
The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce held a "speed-networking" spotlight on nonprofits Jan. 19 at the YMCA in Gaffney. Over 30 nonprofits filled the YMCA's gym.
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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.

Local News

How much did we get? It depends

This barn and pasture (top photo) in the Cherokee Creek community in northwestern Cherokee County was covered in snow Saturday morning, while other parts of the county received only a dusting. More...

A MEMORIAL TO KORBIN

Businesses, students and teachers wore ‘superhero’ shirts and costumes last week in honor of 8-year-old Korbin Williams, who was killed in a vicious dog attack outside his home near the old Daniel Morgan school. Shown here is Dr. J. More...

Government employees getting bonuses

Local government workers will receive a little stocking stuffer this year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Paul Fowler

Gaffney, S.C. — Marion Paul Fowler, 75, of 702 10th Street, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Mary Black-Gaffney.  More...

Samuel Vernard Tate

Samuel Vernard Tate, age 70, of 110 Broad Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call at his residence.  More...

Roy Wood

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Lee Roy Wood, 94, of Spartanburg, SC, died Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Spartanburg Medical Center. More...

National News

Authorities say bomber mocked Trump before subway attack

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bangladeshi immigrant arrested in a botched suicide bombing in the New York subway mocked President Donald Trump on Facebook on his way to carry out the attack, writing "Trump you failed to protect your nation," authorities More...

Trustees trim cost of BHS stadium

After doing a little cost trimming on the plans, Cherokee School District trustees on Monday agreed to move forward with a new Blacksburg High stadium even if it costs more than anticipated.  More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS DONATIONS

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...

LifeStyles

No more ‘Joy’ in Gaffney

The Joy Drive In is more than just a place to get a quick bite to eat. It’s as much about the socializing and friendships as it is about the foot-long hot dogs. But after Saturday, the socializing and the hot dogs will be no more at the Joy. More...

Limestone College to hold commencements Dec. 14-16

Honorary degree, citations will also be awarded

With the fall semester coming to a close, Limestone College will soon hold three commencement exercises at Fullerton Auditorium.  Limestone will confer a total of 322 degrees during those graduations planned for December 14-16. More...

Sports

Learning their lesson

After blowout loss, Indians slow it down to top Nation Ford

Gaffney’s Mark Huff has been inducted into the hall of fame and has won more than 500 games. With a resume like that, you’d expect him to come up with a wrinkle or two after a blowout loss to Nation Ford only 10 days ago. More...

Indians perform well in practice; injured Rodgers out of game

Blacksburg’s Elijah Rodgers will miss this Saturday’s Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas with an injury. However, Gaffney’s Cam Rice and Dennis Smith hope to have a major presence.  And if practice is any indication, they will.  More...

Limestone’s Storrier named lacrosse assistant coach of the year

A few months removed from helping to guide the men’s lacrosse team to its third NCAA Division II National Championship in four years, Limestone College’s Brendan Storrier has been named the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Ass More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

The highway danger goes beyond texts

The Thanksgiving holiday has passed. The period from Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26, saw another eight people die on South Carolina’s highways. As of Nov. 26, 868 lives have been lost on the road, according to the S.C. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Fighting for freedom

If you consider yourself a conservative, have you ever thought about why? More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It really is the thought that counts

Christmas is the time of year when we all start thinking about gifts. More...

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