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‘Halloween Yard of Horrors’ returns for second year

Take a drive into the countryside along Highway 18 and experience the tunnel of terrors.  Gaffney residents Rick and Kim Wray have taken their love of Halloween to another level in the second year building their own “Halloween Yard of Horr More...

Homecoming, alumni events set at Limestone College Oct. 6-7

A full weekend of events is planned October 6-7 as Limestone College celebrates with a full slate of Alumni and Homecoming festivities.  The centerpiece of the weekend will be the third annual “Big Blue Tailgate,” which will take pla More...

Mary Black Physicians Group launches online scheduling services for physician appointments

New and existing patients of Mary Black Physicians Group, now have convenient, any-time access to make an appointment online with select medical providers. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elizabeth “Lib” Darwin

Gaffney, S.C. — Lois Elizabeth “Lib” Lavender Darwin, 89, of 316 Darwin Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at her daughter’s home.  More...

Mary Branton

Gaffney, S.C. — Mary Self Branton, 75, formerly of Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 White Oak at Northgrove.  More...

Nyell Rogers

Infant Nyell Treyvon Rogers entered into the loving arms of Jesus on October 4, 2017 from the Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg, S.C. Funeral service is incomplete and will be announced by Genesis Funeral Cremation Service & Chapel Inc. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I can still remember the first time I saw a computer in a house. It was a gray-colored cube with a mailbox-type slot in which you could insert floppy disks. More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

That helpless, hopeless feeling

Horrific, sickening and tragic are just a few of the words I’ve heard used to describe the news from Las Vegas. But none of them really capture the reality that such acts are utterly beyond comprehension. More...

THEIR VIEW

Welcome Volvo expansion

Two years ago, Volvo announced that it would build a $500 million facility in Berkeley County and hire 2,000 people to produce its S60 sedan. That news was greeted with celebration.  Now double that. More...

Companies showcase high-tech machines for students

A simple wave of the hand sent a robot in motion Thursday to the delight of county 9th-graders visiting a BMW exhibit at the third annual Upstate College & Career showcase. More...

Only one bid submitted for proposed city park

After learning he was the lone bidder at Tuesday’s public opening of the Railroad Avenue Park Project bids, Sossamon Construction owner Larry Sossamon joked if he could adjust his cost estimate.  His humor notwithstanding, it wasn’t More...

Local News

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Gaffney City Council upholds decision on Peach Festival’s accommodations tax money

To no one’s surprise Gaffney City Council on Monday stuck to its Accommodations Tax (A-Tax) Advisory Committee’s decision to not give the South Carolina Peach Festival a share of the city’s A-Tax money.  More...

County council OKs tax breaks for expansions

Cherokee County Council approved tax breaks Monday for two companies which want to expand.  American Decorative Fabrics, which has a plant on Chandler Drive, will expand its operations to the former DSE plant on Hwy. More...

Sports

ALL THE TOOLS

Gaffney junior overcomes hip surgeries to become weapon at tight end

During middle school, Gaffney High junior Hunter Bullock started to notice pain in his hips.  He played through the pain and saw action at quarterback. More...

Indians must stop potent Cavalier rushing attack

GAFFNEY (3-3) VS. DORMAN (4-2) Today, 7:30 p.m. — Dorman High School, Moore S.C. One thing Dorman’s opponents find out quickly is you better be able to stop their running game. More...

LEDGER STAFF PREDICTS THIS WEEKEND’S GRIDIRON MATCHUPS

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Letters

Doles out much praise for local hospital, health care providers

Dear Editor:   I hear a lot of negative remarks concerning our local health care, including our doctors and hospital. I just want to remark on my recent surgery.  More...

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Poll

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?