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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 High students are ‘angels’ to 89 local children

Eighty-nine Cherokee County children will receive Christmas presents this year thanks to the generosity of Gaffney High School students.  Bicycles, scooters, baby dolls, toy trucks, clothes, and even a basketball goal filled the gym floor during More...

ANNIVERSARIES

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Banks of 133 New St., Gaffney, celebrated seven years of marriage December 8. The couple was married in Gaffney in 2009.   More...

Three ways to get resourceful with gift wrapping

After spending hours searching for the perfect gift, it's only fitting that the wrapping is just as special as the gift itself. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nita Harris

Gaffney, S.C. — Shirley Juanita (Nita) Becknell Harris, 95, formerly of 616 Gowdeysville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum.  More...

J.D. Hall

Gaffney, S.C. — J.D. Hall, of 1801 Ford Road, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Patricia Holland Hall and the son of the late Arthur Hall and Gracie Elmore Hall. More...

Other News

John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building before a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space. More...

National News

Ex-treasure hunter ordered to answer missing coins questions - Free Access

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS,  Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered a former deep-sea treasure hunter to answer questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins. More...

Pension costs to rise again for public workers, employers - Free Access

By SEANNA ADCOX ,  Associated Press More...

Did city council kill PAC proposal because they were talked into supporting another project?

In the end, the city’s proposed performing arts center wasn’t doomed because of its pricey cost but because a group convinced enough council members to use the city’s hospitality tax for another project, according to a Gaffney counc More...

Woman hit by train

A 48-year-old Gaffney woman was flown by emergency helicopter for treatment after she was apparently struck by an Amtrak train early Friday morning at the 3rd Street railroad crossing.  Her condition was not available at the hospital, although a More...

Local News

Businesses burglarized

City of Gaffney police were continuing to probe Thursday a series of weekend business burglaries that appear to be related. There were at least five business burglaries in the downtown area between Dec. 2 and Dec. More...

COGEN GIVES

James Nails, lead operations and maintenance technician with Cherokee County Cogeneration Partners, presented a $2,500 donation to Judy Nix, right, and Susan Harris at the Cherokee County Children’s Home.   More...

Four arrested after crash during high-speed chase in I-85

Four North Carolina men were taken into custody following a high-speed chase on Interstate 85 that resulted in a crash Tuesday afternoon.  All were charged with receiving stolen goods for their alleged possession of clothing stolen from outlet s More...

Sports

Breaking News - 12/12/2016 4:16 PM

AP All-America list released - Free Access

The 2016 Associated Press All-America college football teams:  More...

Breaking News - 12/12/2016 4:30 PM

AP All-America breakdown - Free Access

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Gaffney LB seals North win with pick

Gaffney linebacker Jaiden Clayton was known for his big plays on defense.  That continued Saturday at the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl when he picked off a pass with 1:03 remaining to preserve the North’s 21-14 victory over the Sout More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s national security report card - unsatisfactory

In his speech at MacDill Air Force Base, President Obama bragged that he has made America safer while preserving America’s values.  The incessant self-absorption is annoying enough, but the self-delusion puts it over the top. More...

IT’S JUST ME

College FB playoffs and some other stuff ...

I started to write this column about the college football “playoff” system, but I changed my mind. Let me just say that I much prefer the national championship be settled on the field. Reckon I’m a football purist in that respect. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Roger and Ruth Glasgow of Gaffney are pictured here with The Ledger while enjoying their first cruise to Jamaica aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.   More...

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