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Blaze damages Springwood Drive home

The American Red Cross was called in Thursday morning to assist a Gaffney family with immediate needs after fire damaged a Springwood Drive home.  City of Gaffney firefighters were called to the 300 block at 12:08 a.m. More...

RICKIE!

A sea of fans gathered around professional golfer Rickie Fowler after he finished Wednesday’s practice round at the PGA Championship held this year at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C. More...

PROGRESS

The Cherokee County Development Board used a drone Thursday morning to take this aerial photo for the Institute of Innovation high school under construction on the Spartanburg Community College branch campus. More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney graduate awarded Mary Gaffney Knuckles Education Scholarship

Jada Monique Sarratt has been named recipient of the 2017 Mary Gaffney Knuckles Education Scholarship. More...

CHAPS thanks community for event support

Saturday, August 5 was a wonderful day for The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS), The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum and the community. More...

SUMMER ART CAMP

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) recently held a summer art camp for children ages 8-14. A variety of classes were offered including weaving, paper mache and canvas painting. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jasmin McGill

Ms. Jasmin Angelica McGill, age 18, of 106 Brookwood Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017, at 12:54 A.M. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg, South Carolina.  More...

Dean “Bo” Scruggs

Mooresboro, N.C. — Dean Bobo “Bo” Scruggs, 94, of Rutherford County, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Belaire Health Care Center in Gastonia, N.C.  More...

Dana Hoey

Dana Danielle Hoey, 37, of 274 Cherokee Ridge Drive, passed away on Monday, August 7, in Spartanburg.  She was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of August 23, 1979 to Lorraine Hoey and Charlie Davidson, Jr.  More...

Other News

Sunday School Lesson

Called to Break Down Barriers

Acts 8:26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.  27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great a More...

Stories Behind the Hymns

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Prayer vigil for slain teen brings with it pleas for information about shooter

Tears welled in her eyes as Essence Wilkins recalled the last words she heard from a young woman she found shot outside her Lincoln Drive home Monday night. More...

JUST VISITING

Children attending the YMCA summer camp got a special surprise Wednesday when the Regional One flight crew from Spartanburg landed in the YMCA ball field for a visit. More...

Cherokee County council was feeling especially generous Monday

Although Christmas is still more than four months away, Cherokee County Council was in a giving mood Monday.  Council unanimously passed two incentive packages for economic development projects and extended for 10 more years the original 20-year More...

Blacksburg joins Gaffney in passing first reading on ‘no smoking’ ordinance

Blacksburg took its first step Tuesday toward banning tobacco use in public places.  More...

Gaffney High program gives students a ‘bridge’ to success

Several Gaffney High freshmen hit the books at their new school this week through a summer bridge program that gives them tools for academic success.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

A lawn mower was reported stolen July 31 from a Magnolia Street property. According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone entered a property in the 300 block between 2 a.m. July 30 and 7:30 a.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com.  Girl Scout Fundraiser   More...

Limestone student takes part in national voice competition

Limestone College student Luke Holt took part in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Voice Competition on Friday, July 21, in Boulder, CO.  More...

Sports

Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games in domestic case - Free Access

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for six games Friday after a yearlong NFL investigation of his domestic violence case in Ohio. More...

Indians to play West Meck in the Battle of the Border Jamboree

The Gaffney Indians will compete in the Battle of the Border jamboree on Saturday.  Not that battle of the border hosted by Gardner-Webb University nearly a decade ago.  This interstate squabble will feature games between three North Caroli More...

Indians get the (South) Pointe

Stallions score three times in first six plays vs. Indians

South Pointe looked the part of a 3-time defending state champion - especially at the beginning of its scrimmage Wednesday against Gaffney. A big crowd gathered at The Reservation to watch the scrimmage that also included Clover and Mauldin. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Regionalization of Democratic Party benefits GOP in midterm elections

The Democratic Party has, for the moment, become a regional party.  Only 449 counties across the nation are reliably Democratic. Five times that many — 2,226 — are reliably Republican. More...

STAR PARKER

Getting clear about diversity, affirmative action

Affirmative action is once again in the news. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Single-payer will cut boomers’ lives short

If you’re a baby boomer, you’re expecting Medicare to pay for that knee replacement or cataract operation you’ll need in 10 or 20 years. Don’t count on it. Health care reform is taking a dangerous turn.  More...

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