December 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

OK, this time he means it

Technically, longtime Clemson Extension agent David Parker has now retired three times from the same agency. But on Thursday, as he locked the door on the Clemson Extension office at its normal closing time, he vowed that this time it was permanent. More...

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LifeStyles

Christmas Time in the City

Gaffney City Hall and Visitors Center dress up for the holidays
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What’s Up?

Veterans cookbooks for sale More...

“Saving Lives” training seminar next month

The Cherokee County Fire Chiefs Association in partnership with Broad River Electric Cooperative will present, “Saving Lives: An Emergency Services Training Seminar with Dr. David Griffin” on Saturday, Jan. More...

Obituaries

Geneva Phillips

Geneva Cobb Phillips, 85, formerly of 32 Gordon Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at Pruitt Healthcare in Rock Hill. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late Carl C. More...

Mamie Ruff

Mamie Lucille Franklin Ruff, 93, of 117 Cherry Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at Gaffney Medical Center. More...

Euellen Drummond

Mrs. Euellen Drummond, 85, of St. Louis, Mo., the wife of Virgil Drummond, answered the Master call. Daughter of the late Douglas Tate and Mary Tate Rodgers, she was born on Feb. 9, 1929. More...

Columns

Men have no business buying clothing for women

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It happens every year at this time. It’s now just days away from Christmas and I’m still struggling to come up with a shopping list, let alone fill one. More...

Favorable climate attracts huge GOP field for 2016

RASMUSSEN REPORT

With a simple Facebook post, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush became the first person to express interest in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. More...

Flood of challenges still ahead for DSS

Despite the recent naming of a new director for the state’s Department of Social Services, the fresh start the agency so badly needs still hangs in question. S.C. Gov. More...

WARNING! SCAM ALERT!

Fake cops try to scare you into giving them money

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller warned Thursday afternoon that scammers are now using his office’s name and the names of some of its personnel in a telephone scam designed to steal your money. More...

Blacksburg police cash in on I-85 traffic stop

Blacksburg police officers arrested two men and seized more than $20,000 in cash following a routine traffic stop on Interstate 85 on Wednesday afternoon. 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...

Local News

Police chase aborted after trailer breaks loose from fleeing vehicle

A Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigator was forced to abort a vehicle chase on a pickup truck after a trailer being towed by the truck disintegrated and spilled debris on a local roadway Monday afternoon. More...

DONATION

Billy Pruitt, Cherokee County Cogeneration Partners facility manager, is shown presenting a donation of $800 from the company to the Gaffney Soup Kitchen, represented by Kay Rockwell of the Salvation More...

A LOT OF TABS

The Board of Governors, staff, and children of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville wish to express sincere appreciation for 100 lbs of can tabs received on December 2, 2014. More...

Sports

Gut check time for Indians

Gaffney needs win vs. Trojans to avoid 0-2 hole in region play

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff isn’t pressing the panic button - yet. But he does admit tonight’s game agianst preseason region pick Northwestern is a big game. More...

Parker, Queen bullish on Bears

Drayton Queen and Treyvon Parker experienced history this fall as Lenoir-Rhyne finished off the fourth perfect regular season in school history and had a No. 3 national ranking under new coach Ian Shields. More...

Trio of Saints selected in MLL draft

BOSTON, MASS. – Three former Limestone College men's lacrosse players were selected in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft on Wednesday. More...

State News

New technology improving outcomes for heart failure patients

Heart failure is costing Americans a fortune. The estimated cost of the disease in the U.S. was $31 billion in 2012. More...

Sports News

Poll

Do you agree with the decision by theaters not to show Sony’s movie “the Interview?”