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City gives green light to park project

The proposed Railroad Avenue Park could be finished in time for next year’s South Carolina Peach Festival.  After trimming more than $300,000 from the original bid, Gaffney City Council in a special called meeting Monday approved a notice More...

LifeStyles

CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES

Ramage home is transformed for the holidays

For the past three weeks, Lynda Ramage has been working tirelessly to transform her home into a Christmas wonderland. More...

Salvation Army relying on generous locals to make up kettle shortfalls

Seeing bell ringers and red kettles all over town at Christmas time is nothing new. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dennis Harris

Dennis Raney Harris, 81, of Tarboro, N.C., and formerly of Blacksburg, S.C., went home to be with Lord November 26, 2017. He is the husband of LaRue Preslar Harris of the home and was formerly married to the late Jackie Harris.  More...

Paul Pierce

Gaffney — Paul Eugene Pierce, 69, of 224 Monroe Street, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Jack and Alice Pierce. Mr. More...

Lena Barrett

Lena Ann “Annie” Barrett, 74, passed away November 24, 2017 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.  She was born January 24, 1943 in Gaffney, South Carolina to Herman L. and Artie (Hambright) Barrett.  More...

Other News

Harry and Meghan royal wedding will be in May at Windsor Castle

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a May wedding at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel, royal officials announced Tuesday. More...

National News

U.S. stocks up broadly in early trading; oil prices rising - Free Access

U.S. stocks were moving broadly higher in early trading Thursday as technology companies rebounded after a steep sell-off a day earlier. More...

Dancing ballerinas help kick off Christmas at White House

Ballerinas leaping to the strains of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" helped launch Christmas at the White House, featuring a traditional decor that Melania Trump chose for her family's first holiday season in the White House. More...

NASCAR legend Bud Moore dead at 92

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore, a World War II veteran awarded five Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars, has died. He was 92.  NASCAR announced the death of Moore, born Walter Moore Jr., on Tuesday. More...

Crash forgiveness - Free Access

Anonymous driver sends police $1,000 30 years after crash More...

Explosive devices net Gaffney man 5-year federal prison sentence - Free Access

A Gaffney man accused of detonating explosive devices that damaged two local car washes was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Anderson to five years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. More...

Arrest made in rash of city burglaries

A 15-year-old Gaffney boy being sought by city police in connection with a rash of business burglaries allegedly admitted Tuesday after he was apprehended that he was indeed responsible for as many as 13 burglaries or attempted burglaries in recent m More...

Local News

Elective course helps students who are AVID about attending college

Blacksburg High ninth grade students extended their Thanksgiving break to learn more about college opportunities available in the Charleston area.  Blacksburg students enrolled in an elective course called Advancement Via Individual Determinatio More...

Gaffney Christmas parade application deadline Nov. 30

On Friday night, December 8, Gaffney will kick off the holiday season with its first annual night-time Christmas parade. The parade will start at 6 p.m. and make its way through historic downtown Gaffney.  More...

Councilman joins mayor in questioning proposal

A Gaffney City Council member has joined Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly in publicly voicing his displeasure over the county’s counter-offer for its former administration building.  More...

Sports

Gaffney romps past Rock Hill - Free Access

  The Gaffney boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with an easy 79-49 win Tuesday at Rock Hill.  Bradley Childers was 14 for 14 from the free throw line, while Nick Agapion continued his hot shooting for the Indians.  La More...

A solid opening night

Agapion scores 22 to lead Indians past York, 80-71

The Gaffney High boys basketball team played like the No. More...

Surprise, 2018 Gaffney schedule is a toughie

Surprise, surprise - The 2018 Gaffney High football schedule will be a tough one.  The schedule is nearly complete with only a non-region team needed to fill the week one date.  And, it appears, that perennial power Greenwood will fill that More...

Columns

GAFFNEY LEDGER COLUMNIST

You can help brighten their lives

If last Thursday was Thanksgiving, it must be time to kick off “Christmas Is For Kids.”  More...

OUR VIEW

Our hearts go out to Bethel Baptist

It’s a heart-sickening feeling we sometimes get whenever we are out running errands or are otherwise away from our homes. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST ED FEULNER

Government poverty programs: Crowding out compassion

Anyone who has ever seen footage of a “Black Friday” stampede knows the holiday season can bring out the worst in people. More...

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