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WATCH THE GAME ON OUR WEBSITE

To watch the Gaffney vs. Boiling Springs game tonight (Monday) on our website, click the “Sports” link in the “LEDGER LIVE” box in the upper left corner of our home page at gaffneyledger.com.  More...

LifeStyles

WHAT WILL YOU BUILD?

A number of local families, schools and organizations lend a hand in Habitat for Humanity of Cherokee County’s latest construction effort — helping build gingerbread houses for the nonprofit group’s annual holiday fundraiser   More...

Local fraternity donates turkeys to Meals on Wheels

Serving Cherokee County for 30 years. Meals on Wheels has relied on the kindness of others to provide food and friendship. More...

Humane Society gets a lift

The Awana Club members at Southside Baptist Church collected 54 bags of dog and cat food during the month of November. Items were donated to the Cherokee County Humane Society. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bill Baker Jr., owner/operator of Western Auto in Jonesville

William (Bill) Lafayette Baker Jr., 87, formerly of 120 Chandler Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. More...

Richard Chaney, 74, retired from U.S. Navy after 20 years of service

Richard Chaney, 74, of Gaffney, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at his home.  Mr. Chaney was a native of Jeff Davis County, Ga., and resided in Gaffney for  20 years. More...

R.B. Moore Jr., U.S. Army World War II veteran

Roland Bedford Moore Jr., 87, of 304 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Ruth Gardner Moore and son of the late  Roland Bedford Moore  More...

Gaffney PD continues to probe pair of Friday serious incidents

City of Gaffney police officials responded to two serious incidents Friday that remained under investigation as the week came to a close.  More...

Veterans ceremony honors those who served during the Korean War era

If any cynic ever says U.S. 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

HOLIDAY HUSTLE

HOLIDAY HUSTLE — A total of 74 runners woke up early Saturday for the first Santa’s 5K Holiday Hustle run held by the Village School of Gaffney. More...

Ambulance thief receives suspended sentence

A 33-year-old Gaffney man accused of stealing an ambulance while paramedics were responding to a medical emergency was given a probationary sentence and released from almost 540 days of custody following a Friday morning plea hearing in Cherokee Coun More...

‘Project Gin’ seeks tax break

In the spirit of the season, Cherokee County Council will likely be in a giving mood today when it considers a tax break for a company.  According to the agenda, a company known only as ‘Project Gin’ is seeking approval for infrastru More...

Sports

At the Peak of his game

Peak brings crowd to its feet with aerial acrobatics vs. Jackets

The L.J. Peak Show continued Friday at The Burial Ground.  Peak scored 35 points on an assortment of dazzling moves and high-flying dunks as the Gaffney Indians drubbed the visiting Union County Yellow Jackets 80-40.  “L.J. More...

Foster helps North roll over South, 38-21

Heading into the game, Gaffney’s Hyleck Foster wasn’t exactly sure what to expect at Saturday’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach.  According to Gaffney High offensive coordinator Donnie L More...

Cobb provides spark off bench to help Wildcats roll past Highlands Tech

The Blacksburg Wildcats boys basketball team waited until the final quarter to hit their stride - and shots.  Down two after three quarters, the Wildcats outscored Highlands Tech 29-12 in the final eight minutes to pull out a 64-49 road win Frid More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obamacare is not fixable

If you have just returned from a space mission on a spaceship without Internet access and some Kool-Aid-drinking liberal has assured you the disastrous Obamacare problems are behind us, let me do my part to help deprogram you.  The website probl More...

IT’S JUST ME

The photo was so heavy it tipped the fridge over

I was looking at a photo of me the other day taken with one of those high-tech camera phones.  It was not a flattering likeness.  There I was sitting in a chair looking for all the world like Humpty-Dumpty. More...

THEIR VIEW

A monumental statement in Kiev

Pro-democracy forces in the Ukraine made their strongest statement yet last Sunday when they toppled the Soviet-era statue of Vladimir Lenin and then pounded it with sledgehammers. More...

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