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Police searching for man who robbed downtown bank
Police are searching for a man responsible for robbing a North Granard Street bank Monday afternoon.
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Friday morning accident
Staff writer Tim Gulla was on the scene of this Friday morning wreck on South Granard Street at Willis Plaza and shot this video.

Local News

Cherokee Tech preparing for move to new I2 facility

Cherokee Technology Center will begin another era in preparing high school students for the workforce in August when it moves into a new career center on the local Spartanburg Community College campus.  More...

Serial killer says more victims are not discovered

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man convicted of killing seven people says he has more victims who have not been discovered.  More...

Senator Peeler plan could put an end to Daylight Savings Time

If you feel tired and grumpy from turning the clock back an hour, you can take comfort in a plan by a local lawmaker that would end Daylight Savings Time in South Carolina. More...

Sports

Dance chases his pro basketball dreams in Luxembourg

GAFFNEY, S.C. — Former Limestone College men's basketball standout Shaq Dance made his debut with BBC Gréngewald Hueschtert, an overseas professional basketball team, on Saturday, Dec. 2. More...

Gaffney rebounds with big win

Bradley Childers scored 22 points and Gaffney dominated on the glass Thursday evening in a 68-36 win over Union County. Gaffney (3-2 overall) never trailed in the contest and led 18-7 after the first quarter. More...

Gaffney lineman lifts spirit of youth, showcases versatility in all-star game

Gaffney offensive lineman Dashun Tate was the starting right guard when the North All-Stars took the field to start a 24-12 victory Saturday in the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

He made a major impact

Some will remember Ernest A. Finney Jr. for his civil rights achievements. Some will remember him for what he accomplished as chief justice of the S.C. Supreme Court. He deserves to be remembered for both. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

State’s judicial screening process worked

Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on Dec. 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for re-election withdrew her candidacy before the Judicial Screening Commission.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

There’s no such thing as ‘after further review ...’

I am a sports purist.  I like things the old-fashioned way.  Therefore, I don’t care for the designated hitter rule (c’mon; if you’re not willing to swing a bat in the major leagues, then you shouldn’t be allowed to More...

Defendant in grisly murder seeks bond

A Circuit Court judge took under advisement Friday a request to set bond for a 40-year-old Gaffney woman accused of being involved in a grisly murder last month after her boyfriend’s dismembered body was found underneath her home.  More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS DONATIONS

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...

LifeStyles

CHRISTMAS AT THE CHAMBER

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce held their Christmas at the Chamber event Thursday. Attendees were encouraged to bring a present that More...

Hungrytown performing free concert at Blacksburg library

The Blacksburg Branch Library presents the internationally-acclaimed acoustic duo Hungrytown. Back in July, they returned from a successful six-and-a-half-month tour of the US, UK and New Zealand, covering over 16,000 miles in the US alone. More...

Listening to your lungs

GAFFNEY, S.C. – According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, often called COPD, is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming 135,000 lives each year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Fuller McLane, Jr.

Gaffney, S.C. — Samuel Fuller McLane, Jr., 89, of 1001 College Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Jeri Lynn Wofford

Jeri Lynn Silvey Wofford, loving Wife, Mom and Nana, 64, of 114 Fore Ave, Inman, SC, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. More...

Paul Franklin Watkins

Paul Franklin Watkins, known by family as “Frankie”, age 54, of 112 Clearfield Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Monday night, December 4, 2017, at 10:20 p.m. More...

Other News

'Coco' tops box office again before 'Star Wars' hits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The animated family film "Coco" has topped the box office for a third time on a quiet, pre "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" weekend in theaters. More...

National News

Haley: We should let Trump’s accusers be heard

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump. More...

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