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Authorities close Bethel fire probe

Investigations by the State Law Enforcement Division and the Gaffney Fire Department into a Thanksgiving evening fire that destroyed the old sanctuary at the historic Bethel Baptist Church have come to a close with fire officials releasing the proper More...

Several hundred bidders expected at county tax sale

The clock is ticking on would-be bidders for the county’s tax sale.  County officials would prefer that bidders register at the county administration building by 5 p.m. today (Friday). More...

LifeStyles

CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES

Short’s knack for decorating influenced by loved ones

Much like Gigi Hamrick and Lynda Ramage, most of the Christmas decorations in Steve Short’s College Drive home can be tied to family memories.  Hand-blown Egyptian ornaments, collected by his wife over the years, decorate the Christmas tre More...

Sixth annual Pancakes for Preservation Breakfast with Santa being held December 9

On Saturday, December 9, gather the family and head to the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum at 301 College Drive for the sixth annual Pancakes for Preservation fundraiser with the jolly ol’ elf, Santa himself. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Stephen “Steve” Colley

Gaffney, S.C. — Stephen “Steve” Alexander Colley, 59, of 108 Vernon Street, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

No way am I tossing the Traveling Wilburys

Doing some math in my head the other day, I practically shed a tear when I thought about all the money represented before me.  It wasn’t money in cold, hard cash form. More...

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE POLL QUESTION

Here are some responses to this week’s question: Is the all-way stop at Highway 150 (Pacolet Hwy.) and Oneal Street a good idea?   More...

The solution that George Washington came up with for sexual harassment

The avalanche of sexual harassment claims, with new ones pouring forth daily, leads me to the wisdom of George Washington’s observation in his farewell address in 1796:  More...

National News

Deadly, destructive 2017 Atlantic hurricane season wraps up

MIAMI (AP) — It's the last day of an intense and destructive hurricane season that included 17 named storms.  More...

Jim Nabors, TV’s homespun Gomer Pyle and singer, dies at 87

HONOLULU (AP) — Jim Nabors, the Alabamaborn comic actor who starred as TV's dim but good-hearted Southern rube Gomer Pyle and constantly surprised audiences with his twang-free operatic singing voice, died Thursday. He was 87.  More...

Ice baths and M&Ms: Secrets of the Rockettes revealed

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest draws in New York this time of year is the "Christmas Spectacular" featuring the iconic Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. Everyone knows about their high kicks but do you know how many calories each burns? More...

Breaking News - 12/1/2017 10:25 PM

Child dies after being mauled by dogs near his home - Free Access

Boy had reportedly played with them daily and fed them minutes before attack

    A Northwest Elementary student has died after being attacked by dogs Friday afternoon on Daniel Morgan School Road.  More...

Fire destroys Kraft Street residence

An electric space heater located too close to a sofa is being blamed for a Thursday morning fire on Kraft Street that gutted a couple’s residence.  While no injuries were reported, the American Red Cross was called in to help the couple wi More...

Driver survives close call with train at railroad crossing

A 60-year-old Gaffney man escaped injury Thursday morning when his vehicle was clipped by a passing Norfolk Southern train after he got caught between two railroad crossing signals. More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to: Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger, P.O. More...

Local News

SUPER SPELLERS!

SUPER SPELLERS! - Gaffney Middle spelling bee school winners (left to right) are seventh graders Caitlin Hines and runner-up Skylynn Strain. The winning word was “ricochet.” More...

Movie has Gaffney connections galore

Several Gaffney High alumni and students have roles in a new movie set to premiere Saturday at USC-Upstate.  Gaffney High teacher M.B. More...

Final reading on tax break postponed

Final reading of a tax incentive package for an unidentified company will not take place during Monday’s regularly-scheduled meeting.  However, Cherokee County Development Board Executive Director Jim Cook said he’s confident the pub More...

Sports

Nation Ford downs Indians - Free Access

A frustrated Gaffney High coach Mark Huff was a man of few words immediately following Nation Ford’s convincing 88-71 win at The Burial Ground Friday night.  “They whipped us,” said Huff in summing up one of the most disappointing home perf More...

Lady Saints top King - Free Access

 Looking to avenge a loss in the conference finals a year ago, the Limestone College women’s basketball team built up a big lead midway through the game before closing out King University, 77-63, on Saturday in the NCAA Division II National Show More...

Bryant leads Tigers past Miami and into playoffs - Free Access

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kelly Bryant long ago laughed off those worried he couldn't succeed Clemson's national championship icon Deshaun Watson this year. How's the ACC championship game MVP look now?  More...

State News

USC Upstate Professor set to talk Black Sabbath at book signing - Free Access

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Weekend death of South Carolina woman now ruled a homicide

WESTMINSTER, S.C. (AP) — The weekend death of a South Carolina woman has now been ruled a homicide.  Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said in a news release Thursday that an autopsy determined the woman died from a gunshot wound.  More...

Mary Black Physicians Group welcomes new providers

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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?