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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...

LifeStyles

Gaffney’s ‘Classic Christmas Weekend’ begins Friday

The tree will be lit, Christmas carols will be sung and Santa will be in attendance during the City of Gaffney’s annual “Classic Christmas Weekend” Dec. 2-4.  More...

Special olympians participate in bowling

Cherokee County Schools attended Area 12 Special Olympics Bowling contest at Star Lanes in Spartanburg on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The group would like to extend a special thank you to the JROTC of Gaffney High School for assisting athletes. More...

“August: Osage County” coming to Limestone Theatre

A production of “August: Osage County” will have a three-night run at Limestone College Theatre on Dec. 1-3. Show-time each day is at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grady Waites

Gaffney, S.C. — Grady Carson Waites, 54, of 121 Brookhaven Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Wanda Fletcher

Blacksburg, S.C. — Wanda Karen Fletcher, 84, of Blacksburg, SC, died November 27, 2016, in Shelby, N.C.. Born in Dunn, N.C., she was the wife of the late Otis Graham and Clarence Fletcher. More...

Marie Arnold

Gaffney, S.C. — Marie Childers Fowler Arnold, 70, of 2055 Union Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney. More...

Columns

LIBERTY BELLE

Battle lines forming in war over Trump court

Opening shots are being fired over Donald Trump’s anticipated Supreme Court nomination. A conservative advocacy group is running television ads urging Trump to appoint a justice in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

You can tell it’s Christmas by the design of their ties

I broke out my first Christmas tie of the year yesterday. I usually begin wearing the seasonal neckwear on the first Monday after Thanksgiving. More...

Political Cartoon

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Land purchase opens door for Blacksburg recreation options - Free Access

Blacksburg Town Council will spend $125,000 to purchase nearly 20 acres so the town can develop new recreation opportunities for residents. More...

Trustees wrestle with salary scale

Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore is seeking more flexibility in how the district pays new principals and district administrators. More...

Students report seeing gunman

City of Gaffney police searched the area around Ewing Middle School on Nov. More...

Local News

Pam McAbee: Achiever, survivor, believer

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Pam McAbee: Achiever, survivor, believer

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Adult Ed students complete OSHA safety training course

Hanging Christmas lights is a holiday tradition which brings with it certain safety hazards.  Nothing can ruin a holiday at work or home quicker than a fall from a ladder that hasn’t been secured properly.  Seven adult education stud More...

Sports

Tate powers Gaffney hoops team to season opening win over York

It wasn’t the start that Gaffney basketball coach Mark Huff had in mind for his team.  After a slow start, though, the Indians got into gear to post an impressive 75-63 season-opening win at York on Monday.   More...

Death, taxes and ...

...Gaffney Indians getting hot in playoffs

It’s a common sight come playoff time. A Gaffney football coach standing on the field surrounded by jubilant players and coaches. Since 1981, the Indians are 68-28 in playoff games, a 71 percent winning percentage. More...

Blacksburg middle school football player chosen to play in prestigious bowl game

Blacksburg’s Matthew Davis has been invited to participate in the 11th Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place Dec. 26-31 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. More...

National News

3 killed in Tennessee wildfires

Wildfires fueled by high winds killed three people near the Great Smoky Mountains and authorities went door to door Tuesday to check on the well-being of residents and visitors of the popular tourist area.  The fires burned to the doorstep of th More...

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