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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

Meet to Eat: Building bridges through food

Aiming to promote diversity and strengthen community relations while serving up tasty food, a Meet to Eat Food Truck Coalition and Christmas Jubilee has been planned for Dec 17 in Gaffney.  More...

A match made in Heaven

The Salvation Army of Cherokee County has once again joined other non-profit organizations by decorating a live Christmas year in Gaffney’s City Hall for the annual Festival of Trees. More...

Limestone students present at annual SCAHPERD Conference

Limestone Alum Named “Teacher of the Year”

Eight Limestone College students took part in the 89th annual South Carolina Alliance For Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (SCAHPERD) Conference and Exposition held Nov. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edgar Green

Edgar “Fatt Catt” Green, 49, of Gaffney, S.C. passed away on Nov. 28, 2016 at the Wendover Hospice House in Shelby, N.C. Mr. Green was born in Gaffney, S.C. on May 10, 1967 to the late William and Estelle Green. More...

Barbara Wilson

Barbara Camp Lancaster Wilson, 75, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  More...

Mark Keith

Smyrna, S.C. — Mark Ronald Keith, 59, of Smyrna, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, peacefully at his home.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Broad River Baptist Church in Smyrna with Rev. More...

IN CERTAIN DIFFICULT-TO-FILL VACANCIES

District offers new teachers $10,000 bonus

A teacher shortage has Cherokee County School District offering $10,000 signing bonuses in an effort to recruit new teachers in difficult-to-fill subject areas. More...

Woman dies when SUV flips

A Gaffney woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in Spartanburg, the Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office reported.  Kathy Lee Price, 45, of Cherokee Ridge Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which o More...

Tornado sirens blare as storm system bears down on county

Wednesday’s severe thunderstorms and reported “rotating winds” caused a handful of minor injuries, thousands of power outages, fallen trees and property damage in parts of the Upstate.  Cherokee County, however, escaped with on More...

Local News

County council to consider tax break for “Project Lightning”

Cherokee County Council is expected on Monday to approve second reading of a tax break package for an existing industry.  At its most recent meeting, council passed first reading of the package for a company known as “Project Lightning&rdq More...

Blacksburg buys 20 acres for recreation complex

Blacksburg Town Council will spend $125,000 to purchase nearly 20 acres to allow the town to develop new recreation opportunities for residents.  The 19.67-acre tract is located at Lime and Pine streets near the Family Dollar store off Highway More...

POLICE REPORTS

Woman ‘shaken’ after foiling attempted robbery

Gaffney police were alerted after an armed Littlejohn Street woman reportedly scared off three robbers Nov. 26.  According to an incident report, police were called to the 500 block at approximately 8:30 p.m. More...

Sports

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Clemson's Watson still on mission - Free Access

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)  Deshaun Watson's mission is not over. The Heisman Trophy hopeful and third-ranked Clemson Tigers are ready to return to the College Football Playoff and try to resolve some unfinished business from last season.  More...

Bulldogs end Gaffney's playoff run - Free Access

The Gaffney Indians pulled off two road wins in the playoffs.  The Boiling Springs Bulldogs made sure it didn't happen again Friday with a 31-13 win in the Class 5A upper bracket semifinals at Boiling Springs.   More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Strange how things work out sometimes

Sometimes, just sometimes, things work out for the best for totally unknown reasons. Case in point, last week my already small family was expecting to have a smaller-than-usual Thanksgiving dinner. More...

OUR VIEW

How about those Wildcats!

What a season!  The players, coaches, fans and faculty at Blacksburg High School must be bursting at the seams with pride in the gridiron glories posted this year by the Wildcats football team.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

It’s Obama, not the American people, who won’t listen

You have to give President Barack Obama credit for one thing: consistency.  Nothing is ever his fault.  Nothing will ever be his fault. Faulting Fox News and the American people, on the other hand, now that’s a different story.  More...

National News

Residents line up to see wildfire-ravaged city; 13 dead - Free Access

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Giving the gift of financial well-being at the holidays

Instead of the latest toy or gadget, some people are trying to give their loved ones more financial security this holiday season.  While it's long been possible to hand out cash, buy stock or contribute to college savings plans, financial instit More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?