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Hospital names new CEO

Joshua Self has been named CEO of Gaffney Medical Center effective Dec. 1, 2014. More...

Cherokee County jobless rate drops

South Carolina’s unemployment rate inched upward for the fourth straight month in October as more people continue to enter or re-enter the workforce in hope of a job. More...

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3rd annual Pancakes for Preservation returns Dec. 6 to History and Arts Museum

Special guests include Jack Roper, GHS Holiday Singers and varsity basketball team

Adelicious stack of savory pancakes, whether regular, chocolate chip or blueberry, again awaits guests attending the third annual Pancakes for Preservation breakfast and fundraiser at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum on Saturday, Dec. More...

Local Special Olympians excel in bowling tourney

Cherokee County schools participated in the Area 12 Special Olympics Bowling Tournament at Star Lanes in Spartanburg on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The next scheduled event is basketball skills and 3-v-3 on Thursday, Jan. More...

What’s Up?

Sign up for parade The City of Gaffney is taking applications for the 2014 Christmas parade that will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. in downtown Gaffney. Participant packets, More...

Obituaries

Geraldine Dukes

Geraldine Dukes of 2201 West Carpenter Road, Apt, 333-B, Flint, Mich., daughter of the late Alonzo Dukes and Ella Haney Dukes, answered the Master’s call on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. More...

Terry M. Green

COWPENS –Terry M. Green, 61, of Cowpens, passed away Nov. 18, 2014, at his home. Celebration of Life services were held Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at Shuford- Hatcher Funeral Home in Gaffney. More...

James E. Free

CHESNEE – James Edward Free, 71, of Chesnee, passed away Nov. 19, 2014 at his home. Services will be private. Arrangements by Shuford Hatcher Funeral Home, Gaffney. More...

Breaking News - 6:22 AM

Two Gaffney men charged with murder

By TIM GULLA Ledger Staff Writer tim@gaffneyledger.com More...

I-85 widening two years away

Two years from now, South Carolina Department of Transportation officials hope construction will be full throttle on widening I-85 in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. More...

Gamecocks win this one

Gaffney High student council president Molly Humphries and teacher Frank Wilson kept a running total at Friday’s first South Carolina-Clemson blood drive. More...

Students show their true colors by giving the gift of life

South Carolina drew first blood Friday in the state’s annual rivalry game as Gaffney High students rolled up their sleeves for a blood drive with bragging rights on the line. More...

Local News

LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER!

LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER! Tessie Bridges and her mom, Sandra Woodlief, were both the Distinguished Teacher of Reading school winners at their individual schools this year. More...

NOW HIRING

New company begins taking applications

The Recon Group Inc. has begun hiring for its new Blacksburg facility. More...

James H. Dukes Jr., former employee of Nestlé Company

SPARTANBURG – James Harold Dukes Jr. of 350 Norris St., Apt. 209-A, husband of Kimberly Jones Dukes of Forest City, N.C., died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Cowpens. A native of Cherokee County, he was a son of the late James Harold Dukes Sr. More...

Sports

Indians get reinforcements

The Gaffney Indians showed improvement in their final scrimmage Saturday against Greer. The Indians open the season on Dec. 2 against Boiling Springs. More...

Wildcats boys hoops team more athletic, deeper

The Blacksburg boys basketball team saw the opposite ends of the basketball spectrum a season ago. The Wildcats ended up in a four-way tie for first place but then came the disappointment of losing its playoff opener to Abbeville. More...

Kearse leads Saints past GRU

The nationally 11th-ranked Limestone College (3-1) women’s basketball team used an 18-3 run early in the second half en route to a 70-50 win over GRU Augusta (0-2) in nonconference action on Friday. More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Rogue president

Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens. He will order the U.S. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The deception of Obamacare

For those of us opposed to the concept of nationalized health care, learning the shameful way that Obamacare was forced on us was like pouring salt in an open wound. More...

THEIR VIEW

Legislature must educate all South Carolina children

Throughout our history, we have failed to educate all of the children in our state. More...

Sports News

Poll

Should the legislature approve a referendum to legalize resort casinos as a means of raising revenue for roads and bridges?"