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Superhero farewell planned for boy

A young boy with a huge heart who had already overcome a lot of adversity in his short life will be celebrated as a hero when he is laid to rest Thursday. 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...

LifeStyles

Pancakes and Santa, museum’s holiday treat

Habitat gingerbread houses will be on display

It’s time for the Sixth Annual Pancakes For Preservation Breakfast with Santa at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 College Drive. The breakfast will be held this Saturday, December 9, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.  More...

Library hires manager for Heritage Room

The Cherokee County Public Library is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Cox is now the Heritage Room Manager at the Gaffney Library. Cox is a native to Cherokee County and has taken many college courses in History. More...

Two senior art exhibits on display at Limestone College

Limestone College is hosting two senior art exhibits during the month of December.  Genna Greevelink’s “In the Tracks” exhibit will be on display at Granberry Gallery from December 1-14.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cameron Holt

Gaffney, S.C. – Cameron Hunter Holt, 30, of 1019-A Robbs School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 4, 2017 at his residence. More...

Judy Blackwell

Gaffney, S.C. — Judy Manning Blackwell, 60, of 139 Crestmont Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Mary Black Health System Gaffney.  More...

State News

South Carolina’s first black chief justice dead at 86

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest Finney, South Carolina's first African- American chief justice, died Sunday. He was 86. More...

“Mr. Scrooge!” remakes old-fashioned Christmas tale into modern musical

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The familiar story of Ebenezer Scrooge will be recast as a stage musical this December at Spartanburg Methodist College. More...

Man’s ear bitten off during fight

FORT MILL, S.C. More...

National News

Winds whip up California fires, prompting evacuations

VENTURA, Calif. More...

Supreme Court hints it could side with state on sports betting; ruling expected in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case being closely watched by states interested in allowing betting on sports, the Supreme Court indicated a willingness Monday to side with New Jersey's effort to permit sports gambling.  More...

Breaking News - 12/7/2017 8:47 AM

Woman dies from crash injuries - Free Access

    Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a Blacksburg woman injured in a single vehicle collision near Gaffney Tuesday afternoon has died. Fowler says Angela Renee Martin, 39, of 243 Garden Lakes Drive died at 6:35 p.m. More...

‘Blessings don’t ever collect dust’

Bruce DeWalt dishes out compliments, high-fives and encouraging words as 400 Ewing Middle School students file through the school lunch line every day. More...

No bodies in peach shed rubble

A ray of light emerged from a potentially gloomy situation Monday when Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano announced that everyone had been accounted for in the wake of Friday’s fire at the old Sunny Slope Peach Shed on Old Georgia Highway. More...

Local News

Multiple charges result in 10-year prison sentence for Cowpens man

A 31-year-old Cowpens man received a 10-year prison sentence and $50,000 fine after he entered into a plea agreement Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to drug and other charges filed by State Law Enforcement Division and Cherokee Count More...

POLICE REPORTS

City of Gaffney police are investigating a reported sexual assault that allegedly occurred Nov. 30. More...

County gives building to city, but it wasn’t easy

After some wrangling, negotiations and an occasional pointed public comment, the city finally got its answer Monday to its request regarding obtaining the former county administration building. More...

Sports

Nine Indians selected to all-region squad

It’s unusual to have a sophomore named to the all-region team. It’s even more rare to have two. More...

Missed Opportunities

York rallies in fourth to down Indians, 64-62

After glancing up from watching the game on his iPad, Gaffney coach Mark Huff easily identified the reason for his team’s 64-62 loss at York on Monday.  “Through three quarters, we’ve missed seven layups,” Huff said. More...

Saints falter late in loss to Wingate

Trailing by a point heading into the fourth quarter, the Limestone College women’s basketball team shot just 2-of-12 from the field in the final frame to drop a 63-47 non-conference decision to No. 14 Wingate University on Monday. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Lottery doesn’t pay for the poor

A study being done by the S.C. More...

STAR PARKER

A wedding cake and the blessings of liberty

This week, the Supreme Court hears Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Where would we be without curiosity?

Have you ever been in a setting with a crowd of people where it was obvious that they all (or most of them anyway) were about to die with curiosity? More...

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