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Volunteers pack 100,000 meals for 3rd World residents

Nineteen Limestone College sports teams and Cherokee County eighth graders helped package 100,000 meals destined for Third World countries. More...

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Woman crashes on I-85, ending high-speed chase
Authorities were on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday night near the 90 Mile Marker of Interstate 85. Police said a woman crashed her vehicle after leading officers on a high-speed chase into Gaffney from Spartanburg County.
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Kraft Street fire videos
Here are a couple of videos of a storage building fire on Kraft Street that occurred Monday afternoon. Details to follow.

Local News

Bids for new school construction to be opened Sept. 1

Bids for site work on the new B.D. Lee Elementary School will be opened Sept. 1. M.B. Kahn is taking bids from subcontractors for site preparation at the school. More...

City has new home start

Something unusual happened in the city in July — a new home start was reported. More...

Registration deadline Aug. 27

Voter registration for Gaffney City Council 2 will close on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. In order to vote you must be registered at least 30 days prior to any election, according to South Carolina election law. More...

Sports

Gaffney’s Wright named best at Palmetto Games

Gaffney’s Houston Wright was more than clutch at the plate and outstanding on the mound at the prestigious Palmetto Games. He was the game’s most outstanding player. More...

Gaffney gets high marks in season-opening win

The Gaffney Indians knew they were facing a stiff challenge in season opener against the highly-rated T.L. Hanna Yellow Jackets. And the Indians more than lived up to that challenge by jumping out to a 31-14 halftime lead. More...

Rice selected to USC Hall

Although he retired two years ago, Gaffney’s own Sidney Rice is still receiving honors. And this one might be his biggest. More...

Letters

Believes we can have it all

Dear Mr. Sossamon: Thank you for what I know to be the good, time-consuming, and thorough research by your staff at The Gaffney Ledger, and for your honest, fair and objective articles regarding the proposed performing arts center. More...

Would support performing arts center

Dear Editor: I was raised in Gaffney and left in the fall of 1955 after graduating from Gaffney High School. I now live in Union but have always kept an interest in the growth and development of Gaffney. More...

Gaffney man charged with murder in Chesnee fatal shooting incident

A Gaffney man has been charged by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office with murder following an investigation into a July shooting incident in Chesnee. More...

Vehicle burglary number reaches 60

Just a few days after as many as 20 cars were burglarized in one local subdivision, Gaffney police and Cherokee deputies are dealing with a raft of additional car burglaries — some just blocks away from last week’s incidents. More...

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LifeStyles

The Gaffney Little Theatre presents “The Little Mermaid, Jr.”

The Gaffney Little Theatre opens its season on Thursday, August 25, 2016 with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award winning animated feature film as well as thr More...

Broad River Electric provides 2,500 book bags to students

Combined efforts from Broad River Electric Cooperative members, employees and a local employer served by the utility, have provided 2,500 book bags, with school supplies, to elementary students across the upstate of South Carolina. More...

Limestone cheerleaders earn paid bid to nationals

After making National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Nationals for the first time in program history last season, the Limestone College cheerleading team has already punched their ticket to Daytona by earning a Silver Paid Bid this week at the NCA Co More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Catherine Long

Spartanburg, S.C. — Catherine Cooksey Long, 85, of 100 Summit Hills, Spartanburg, SC, formerly of Gaffney, died peacefully August 17, 2016 surrounded by family. More...

Fred Ruppe

Cliffside, N.C. — Mr. Fred Atkinson Ruppe, 90 of Cobb Rd., Cliffside passed away Monday, August 22 at his residence surrounded by his family. More...

Bart Durham

Blacksburg, S.C. — Bart Matthew Durham, 51, of 144 Thompson Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

DHEC steps up to protect public health, environment

For more than two decades, people who fish and swim and boat in the Lower Saluda River have been complaining about the raw sewage that gets spilled into the scenic river too often — about how it keeps happening, about how state regulators don&r More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

That’s the way it goes in the world of politics

Have you had enough political/ election news? Yeah, me too. And we’re really just now getting into the “election season,” with Labor Day being the unofficial kickoff for intense campaigning. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured from left to right with The Ledger in Costa Rica are Sandra Littlejohn, Rita Patterson, Tiffanie Goodwin and Jean Cudd. They visited Lake Arenal, Costa Rica, in July of this year. More...

Poll

Are you in favor of allowing alcohol sales of beer and wine on Sundays in the Gaffney city limits?