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Jobless rate hits 16-year low

South Carolina’s unemployment rate plummeted to just 4.4 percent in November as nearly 8,000 more people found work in the Palmetto State.   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...

LifeStyles

Eagles outscore police in charity game

The Eagles of Ewing Middle School soared high Friday morning during a friendly, but very competitive game of basketball with area police officers.  More...

“A (Gaffney Middle) Christmas Carol”

After reading Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Gaffney Middle School 7th-grade students selected different community organizations such as the Cherokee Children’s Home, the Salvation Army and the local animal shelter to h More...

ANNIVERSARY

MR. AND MRS. RONALD BROOKS

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Madge Carpenter

Gaffney, S.C. — Madge Beam Carpenter, 101, of 144 Strawberry Road, died December 15 at her home. She was born September 27, 1915 in Gaston County, North Carolina. More...

Lana Crocker Childers

Gaffney, S.C. — Lana Denise Martin Crocker Childers, 45, of 530 Leadmine Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Mary Black Health System of Gaffney.  More...

Gwendolyn Harris

Gwendolyn Harris, age 67, of 442 Indian Hill St., Gaffney, S.C., answered the Master’s call on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at her residence.  More...

State News

Gov-elect: End near for North Carolina's 'bathroom bill' - Free Access

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Limestone’s Dr. Shelly Meyers attends event At White House - Free Access

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SC Electoral College members make it official, vote for Trump - Free Access

South Carolina's nine presidential electors have cast their ballots for Republican Donald Trump. More...

Mulvaney named Trump's budget director - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has tapped South Carolina GOP Rep. More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

More than 130 children were treated to a shopping spree at Walmart on Saturday during The Gaffney Ledger’s 27th Annual Christmas Is For Kids. More...

Local News

Warranty? What warranty?

While the Limestone-Central Elementary roof will be replaced, Cherokee County School Board still wants the warranty to help cover the $655,000 cost. Limestone-Central, Grassy Pond and Northwest Elementary opened in the fall of 1998. More...

9,218 receive checks from Broad River Electric

Capital credits are a part of being cooperative member

Broad River Electric Cooperative mailed 9,218 checks to current and former members this week totaling $788,632. More...

Junior Ambassadors make sure family has a ‘White Christmas’

Trey and Johnny Leandro could have asked for anything when Santa’s elves requested a Christmas list.  Instead of games, the Mary Bramlett Elementary students asked Santa to bring a new set of pots and pans for their mother.  More...

Sports

Gaffney lands 7 on all-region team

The Gaffney Indians landed seven players on the all-region team, including two sophomores and a pair of juniors. Sophs Quez Smith and Ty’ron Hopper joined juniors Dennis Smith and Cam Rice on the team. Seniors D.J. More...

FT shooting helps Gaffney top Trojans

Coaches talk all the time about instilling a killer instinct in their team. In basketball, that killer instinct often comes down to simply making free throws. More...

Rodgers returns in second half to propel Blacksburg to 47-44 victory

Jordan Rodgers returned just in time for the Blacksburg boys basketball team on Friday. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

We almost didn’t have the Bill of Rights

Ask someone to quote from the U.S. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Trump’s Urgent Job: Clean up the VA

Last week, Veterans Affairs got caught covering up the quality ratings of its 146 medical centers. VA Secretary Robert McDonald insists. More...

IT’S JUST ME

55? Holy buckets, that can’t be right

I have been bouncing around from store to store like one of those silver balls in a pinball machine. 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?