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Schools compete, volunteers and MOW recipients win

This summer, Meals on Wheels invited all the schools in Cherokee County to volunteer and earn points in a fun competition.  The school that earned the most points in their participation will receive a free catered lunch this fall for their team. More...

Peace activist to speak at Limestone College September 6

Peace activist and motivational speaker Ken Nwadike, Jr., of the Free Hugs Project, who was at the site of the recent deadly violence in Charlottesville, VA, will be speaking at Limestone College's Fullerton Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Release of children’s book about legendary folk hero, Trotting Sally, to be held in Spartanburg

“The Great Train Race: The Day Trottin’ Sally Beat the Carolina Special”, written by storyteller Johnny Thomas Fowler and beautifully illustrated by Raymond L. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Benjamin Gaffney

The Reverend Benjamin Gaffney, 78, of 269 Beltline Road, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, in The Peachtree Centre.  He was a member of Island Creek Baptist Church and former pastor of Mark Hill Baptist Church in Jonesville, Mt. More...

Joseph “Joey” Patrick Caggiano

GAFFNEY, S.C. — Joseph “Joey” Patrick Caggiano, 53, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Spartanburg Medical Center. The J. F. Floyd Mortuary   More...

Kimberly Austin

Funeral service for Ms. Kimberly Ann Austin, age 54, of 524 West Rutledge Avenue, Apt. A-1, Gaffney, South Carolina, will be held on Saturday, September 2, at 3 p.m. at Indian Hill Baptist Church with Reverend Mary Jefferies officiating. More...

State News

Sheriff: Shoplifters taking TVs kill 81-year-old guard - Free Access

An 81-year-old Sears worker whose job was to stop shoplifters was killed by two men who shoved him down while stealing television sets from a South Carolina store, a sheriff said Wednesday. More...

Automotive plant in South Carolina moving to Mexico - Free Access

An automotive parts manufacturer in South Carolina is closing and moving operations to Mexico. More...

Government workers want South Carolina to keep pension plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Employee advocacy groups are asking legislators not to “abandon” South Carolina’s pension system for public workers.  More...

Assailant sentenced to 20 years

A Rutherfordton, N.C., man accused of participating in a near-fatal beating asked a judge in Cherokee County General Sessions Court for a second chance. More...

ATTENTION CANDIDATES

Candidates in the District 1 Cherokee County Council special election who wish to submit a statement of candidacy and photograph for publication may do so no later than Thursday, Aug. More...

Local News

Sen. Graham discusses issues with local elected officials

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham spoke in glowing terms about local leaders’ ability to get federal grants. More...

Candidate forum set for Thursday

The Cherokee County Coalition is sponsoring a public forum for Cherokee County Council District 1 candidates.  The forum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in the Pastor J.W. Sanders Sr. More...

Trash bids

Following some disagreement, Cherokee County Council on Monday rejected its Public Works Committee’s recommendation on the purchase of trash carts and voted to throw out all bids.  The committee passed a motion to buy nearly 500 carts from More...

Sports

New realignment plan eases scheduling burden

Gaffney football coach and athletic director Dan Jones sees positives from the latest South Carolina High School League realignment plan. More...

Gaffney defense leans on youth until vets return

Up to a point, the defensive improvements shown by his unit encouraged Gaffney co-defensive coordinator Randy Birch.  His usual enthusiasm, though, remains tempered by the reality that Union County didn’t possess the offensive firepower of More...

Gaffney volleyball team makes adjustment to life without Warren

The Gaffney High volleyball team is beginning life without 2-time all-state performer and George Washington University signee Marianna Warren.  The Lady Indians are off to a sputtering start after losses to Fort Mill, Riverside and Westside and More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Stop stalling on gun crime laws that could save lives

The recent gunshot death of a 2-year-old Lancaster child should cause us all to consider our stance on guns, gun laws and gun violence.  More...

LETTERS

We have some of the best doctors and nurses in our wonderful town

Dear Gaffney Ledger Readers:  I am a resident of Cherokee County, born and raised in the Great Macedonia community.  I had the pleasure to be in Mary Black Health System — Gaffney hospital for four days and the stay was a wonderful ex More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Don’t spit on the country that made you filthy rich

I love to watch football.  Pro, college and high school, but especially college.  My interest in the pro game has increased since the Carolina Panthers entered the league. More...

National News

House GOP eyeing $1B disaster funds cut to finance wall - Free Access

President Donald Trump is promising billions to help Texas rebuild from Harvey-caused epic flooding, but his Republican allies in the House are looking at cutting almost $1 billion from disaster accounts to help finance the president's border wall. More...

Wax museum revels in ridicule as critics lampoon its statues - Free Access

A good roasting hasn't caused a meltdown at Boston's new wax museum. More...

The Latest: Tropical Storm Harvey causing gasoline prices to jump - Free Access

Colonial Pipeline says it plans to shut down a key line that supplies gasoline to the South due to storm-related refinery shutdowns and Harvey's effect on its facilities west of Lake Charles, Louisiana. More...

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