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Gaffney High band will march in Sugar Bowl parade

The Gaffney High Band of Gold marching band is planning a sweet show for their trip to perform at the Sugar Bowl parade over the New Year’s holiday.  More...

LifeStyles

George and Joyce Parris celebrate 50th anniversary - Free Access

  George and Joyce Parris are celebrating 50 years of marriage. They were united in marriage February 10, 1967 at Southside Baptist Church by the late Rev. Harry Crosby. George is the son of Jean Parris and the late George Parris Sr. More...

Lauren Bowman, Chase Norman to wed - Free Access

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bowman of Marion, N.C., formerly of Gaffney, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth of Boiling Springs, S.C., to Chase Thomas Norman of Gaffney, son of Chris and Cindy Norman of Blacksburg. More...

“Challenges Lead to Opportunities” for Cherokee County Young Farmers and Ranchers

A record number of attendees met recently for the annual South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Norris

Mr. James Robert Norris, age 68, of 2109 Simbury Court, Cincinnati, Ohio, husband of Mrs. Pamela Jones Norris, answered the Master’s call on Saturday, February 4, 2017, in Ivy Woods Care Center in Cincinnati.  More...

Odell Good

Odell Good, 78, of 612 Broad Street, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017, in his home.  Husband of Mrs. Crystal Corry Good of the home, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Bennie Odell Good and Mrs. More...

Ocie Hawkins Swanger

Gaffney, S.C. — Ocie Hawkins Swanger, 93, of 2237 Love Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late B. H. More...

State News

Strange, but true

Theories abound about alligator’s orange color

HANAHAN, S.C. (AP) — No one seems to know why there's an orange alligator in a pond near Charleston.  Residents joke the gator used too much self-tanning lotion. More...

Gas tax going up?

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill raising South Carolina's gas tax and some other fees to put an additional $600 million a year in the state's roads is on its way to the House floor.  More...

National News

Put it on paws? Trump visit is uncertain for dog show champ

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, the champion at the Westminster dog show was treated to quite a victory lap: Visit the morning TV shows. Up the Empire State Building. Lunch at Sardi’s. More...

Lawsuits swirl around former major employer

The closure of a once major Gaffney employer has sparked another lawsuit in the Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas, this time by a staffing agency that claims it hasn’t been paid in full for supplying workers for the facility.  More...

City, county trash-talking

The city disputes a claim by county officials that they have requested to once again collect the city’s residential garbage.  Meeting on Monday, the city’s Sanitation Committee reviewed a letter by county officials that suggests the More...

Local News

AND THE WINNER IS...

AND THE WINNER IS...— Leharland Sims, on behalf of the Kelaya organization presented an X-Box gaming system to Luke Hazle, 7th grader at Gaffney Middle School. Pictured with Mr. More...

READERS IN THE CLASSROOM

Teacher Stephanie Hambright’s 4th graders from Blacksburg Elementary School used The Gaffney Ledger to find evidence of Fact and Opinion, as well as find types of Text Features. More...

Local student accepted to N.C. State research program

Gaffney resident Dana Tate will spend her first summer in college working as a research assistant at N.C. State University. Tate, 19, is finishing her freshman year studying chemistry at Converse College. More...

Sports

Super Showdown!

The race for the final playoff spot in Section 3- 5A boys will come down to one night.  The No. More...

Playoff seeding up for grabs for local hoop teams

There is more on the line than simply bragging rights for local prep teams.  The Gaffney boys basketball team can claim the Region 3-5A championship with a win today at Dorman.  More...

Rodgers scores 14 in win over Christ Church

The Blacksburg boys basketball team moved a step closer to a region championship with a 61-50 win over Christ Church on Senior Night Tuesday.  The Wildcats improve to 8-1 in region play and 14-6 overall and could clinch the region crown with a w More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Bringing downtown back to life requires patience

I can’t help wondering whether downtown Gaffney has become a modern ghost town like many small cities and villages across America.  More...

Do we have a legitimate government?

Prior to last year’s election, supporters of Hillary Clinton worried that Donald Trump and his supporters might not accept Hillary Clinton’s victory as legitimate. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

End the fake filibuster

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats lost the battle to stop President Trump’s pick for secretary of education. But on bigger battles ahead, the Democrats have a powerful weapon — and they intend to use it.  More...

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