December 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fundraiser says PAC vote might bring city legal woes

Chief fundraiser Kasey Carnley said contributors to the performing arts center may have legal recourse against the city after Gaffney City Council voted Monday to stop work on the project. 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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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

BPW purchases 42-acre tract near lake

The Gaffney Board of Public Works’ (BPW) footprint at Lake Whelchel just got bigger.  The BPW Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to purchase a 42- acre parcel from the Dr. More...

Junior Betas support firefighters

Wanting to lend their support to the men and women battling forest fires in the region, members of the Junior Beta Club at B.D. Lee Elementary School recently held a supply drive.  They turned over the fruits of their labor on Wednesday.  More...

A SINGING SANTA

A SINGING SANTA - With the melody of “Blue Christmas” in the background, John Henderson of Gaffney surprised Terri Jolly at the Cherokee County Courthouse on Friday with a heartfelt song More...

Sports

Breaking News - 12/9/2016 9:54 AM

USC line coach gets new gig - Free Access

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State has turned to South Carolina assistant Shawn Elliott to turn around a program that hasn't had a winning season since moving up to college football's top   More...

Gaffney LB shines in all-star practice

His number changed but his sideline to sideline pursuit of running backs hasn’t. Wearing No. More...

TAKING THE LEAD

Gaffney assistant baseball coach B.J. Bowling gives base-running instructions to Ashby Smith during a workout this week. More...

Other News

Tourists stream back to Gatlinburg, but rebuilding looms

Visitors jammed the main roads and sidewalks in Gatlinburg on Friday as the tourism city reopened to the public Friday for the first time since wildfires killed 14 people. More...

National News

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. More...

Dylan's journal, confession show racist intent - Free Access

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors are using the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof's own words to portray him as a cruel angry racist at his death penalty trial.  More...

NOT YET ...

Police: Paperwork must be in order before green light can be given for Sunday alcohol sales

Sunday alcohol sales in Gaffney will likely occur in the very near future now that the state Department of Revenue is accepting applications from interested businesses.  But City of Gaffney police are warning that they’ll be keeping close More...

Gee, how did that police cruiser get moved to here?

A Gaffney man accused of driving away with a Blacksburg Police Department police vehicle in 2014 was sentenced to probation Thursday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after entering into a plea agreement.  More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS   Will Clemson win the national championship in football?  nO: 68% (119 votes) yES: 32% (57 votes)  TOTAL VOTES: 176  THE nEW QUESTIOn   More...

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LifeStyles

Broad River Electric donates to 17 local charities

Members’ contributions provide $22,800 in grants

Broad River Electric Charities has distributed $22,800 from its Operation Round Up fund to local charities this holiday season. More...

Witty songwriter to perform at Blacksburg library

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, musician Phil Lee will play for the Blacksburg Public Library at 12:15 p.m..  More...

Bethany Baptist presents “A Silent Night”

Bethany Baptist Church will present the Christmas program, “A Silent Night,” Sunday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. The program is a celebration of the Incarnation, featuring favorite Christmas carols.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Minnie Oglesby

Minnie Pearl Wilkins Oglesby, age 83, of 1148 Bunche Lane, Cowpens, S.C., answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg, S.C.  More...

Marlene Lowery

Gaffney — Marlene Gossett Lowery, 72, of 302 River Drive, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Spartanburg, she was the widow of Hobert Lowery and the daughter of the late Louie Lee Gosset More...

Gary (Domonecker) Horn

Blacksburg, S.C. — Gary Lee (Domonecker) Horn, 58, of 260 Lancaster Drive, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

GOP hangs on to historic gains in state legislatures

While official Washington analyzes every tweet and meeting of Presidentelect Donald Trump, little attention is paid to the political dynamics of state government. More...

THEIR VIEW

Justice isn’t always quick

The mistrial in the Michael Slager murder trial should not be viewed as justice denied, but as an example of how the justice system must sometimes assiduously work. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Putting innocent Americans on ‘trial’

“Let’s not make a federal case out of this.” Nearly all of us have heard someone say something like this at one time or another. And it used to mean something. Not anymore.  More...

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