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ZERO TOLERANCE: And that includes e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are now banned from Cherokee County school campuses under a policy change approved by the school board. Students, school employees and visitors are not allowed to use or possess e-cigarettes. More...

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LifeStyles

Soon it will be Christmas Day

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What's Up?

Veterans cookbooks for sale the Cherokee County Veterans Park Committee has approximately 30 of the Veterans Park Cookbooks for sale. More...

Sports

Woodruff nips Lady Wildcats

The Blacksburg Lady Wildcats missed an opportunity to break into the win column Monday. The Lady Wildcats had the ball with a chance to tie the game with :14 left to play but they turned the ball over. More...

GHS football awards banquet scheduled for tonight

The Gaffney High football team will hold its annual awards dinner tonight at the school cafetaria. The cost of a ticket is $7. The public is invited to attend. More...

Saint earns coveted award for second straight week

Sophomore guard Shaq Dance has been named the Conference Carolinas men’s basketball player of the week for the second consecutive week. More...

Letters

Making Christmas a special time

Dear Editor: The purpose of this letter is to recognize those individuals who go out of their way to make Christmas a special time for so many needy families. More...

THE ART OF WELDING

She always thought it ‘looked cool’ so she took it up

Sparks fly as Peyton Gaffney holds a blowtorch to make a metal plate inside the Cherokee Technology Center welding shop. More...

CHASE ENDS IN ARREST

A police chase out of Chesnee led to a manhunt in the area of Island Creek Road in Cherokee County on Monday night and the arrest of a 31-year-old Cowpens man early Tuesday. 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 Kidsc/o The Gaffney LedgerP.O. Box 670Gaffney, S.C. More...

Local News

C.A.T.S.

Changing Attitudes Through Service

Creating an environment in which students care about others, Blacksburg High held a candlelight ceremony Friday morning for a new service club it hopes will become a statewide model for community service. More...

BIKES NEEDED

Santa and Mrs. Claus were in Gaffney recently to tour The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Toy Distribution Center More...

Gaffney woman appointed

Gaffney native Jane P. Harmon has been appointed to the SC Board of Education. In recommending her for this position, Sen. More...

Obituaries

Jerry Lee Scalf

Jerry Lee scalf, sr., 57, of 213 Coach Hill Drive, passed away on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at spartanburg regional Medical Center. born in Kingsport, tenn., he was the husband of rita Vinesett scalf and son of the late rev. More...

Broadus Byars

Broadus Byars, known as “Pop,” 84, of 926 Hetty Hill Street, widow of Mrs. Carrie Bell Shippy Byars, answered the Master’s call on Sunday night, Dec. 4, 2014, at 8:28 p.m. at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. More...

Lynia Lowery

Funeral service for Mrs. Lynia Bridges Lowery of 304 Serene Drive, will be held on Friday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. at Indian Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mary Jefferies officiating. She will lie instate at 1 p.m. until the hour of the service. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Revered by Gaffney High fans and all those fortunate enough to play for him

The Touchstone Energy North-South All-Star football game played Saturday in Myrtle Beach was dedicated to former Gaffney High School coach Bob Prevatte. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Christophobes march on

America’s Christophobes have been plenty busy lately. Maybe the Christmas season makes them especially nervous. More...

Sports News

Poll

Should Cherokee County Council ban smoking in all restaurants?