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Sports

The Year of the Cat

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Although the years pass quickly, football is always at the forefront of the sports-crazed county we live in. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Donald Trump and the ethanol mandate

President-elect Donald Trump cruised to victory promising to get rid of the mandate to buy health insurance. While he’s at it, how about getting rid of the mandate to buy ethanol? More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Apologies to Israel, but help is on the way

I am not surprised at President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry’s parting insults to Israel, but they are nonetheless unconscionable. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Unconstitutional, misguided legislative attempts

Are the roads all fixed? Are the schools all top-notch? Are all the Palmetto State’s needs fully funded? If not, then we suggest South Carolina legislators avoid the temptation to micro-manage the rest of society. More...

Severe weather continues across the South - Free Access

At least five people have been killed as severe storms moved across the Southeast, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.  More...

THE TOP 10 STORIES OF 2016

Controversy, growth, politics and tragedy all played a role in the year we just finished. From the city’s performing arts center to a road that leads to a state representative’s home, there was plenty of discussion to be had. More...

Local News

A BAKER’S DOZEN

www.gaffneyledger.com: The Most Viewed Stories of the Year

The following articles were the 13 most-viewed on our website during 2016. Some are the same as what the news staff chose as our top stories and some are the same as the most viewed on our Facebook page. More...

First meeting

Electing new officers will be at the top of Cherokee County Council’s to-do list for its first meeting of the new year.  Both chairman Tim Spencer and vice-chairman Rufus Foster are expected to be re-elected to their posts by acclimation a More...

IT’S OVER

City of Gaffney workers spent Wednesday afternoon taking down decorative snowflakes and holiday greenery placed on street lights along  North Limestone Street for Christmas.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peggy Sarratt Horne

Spartanburg, SC —Peggy Sarratt Horne, 82, of Spartanburg, SC, died Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born December 23, 1934 in Gaffney, SC, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Blanche Harmon Sarratt. More...

Robert Ray Keller

Gaffney, SC — Robert Ray Keller, 77, of 158 Morgan Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 30, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Roy Eugene Newman

Pacolet, SC— Roy Eugene Newman, 70, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

National News

Inaugural planners: Several states represented in parade - Free Access

More than three dozen organizations have accepted invitations to take part in the inaugural parade after President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in Jan. 20, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced. More...

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