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‘Family Tradition’ seeking film extras and donations - Free Access

Filming set to begin Dec. 14

Actress, writer and producer Catherine Holly is returning home to Gaffney for her latest film endeavor that deals with family dysfunction and the Southern way of life. More...

CHOIR TO PRESENT “THE CHRISTMAS STORY”

On Sunday, Dec. 10 the Limestone Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir will present “The Christmas Story” by Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi as part of the church’s Advent and Christmas services. The service will begin at 11 a.m.  More...

TRAILER OF TREASURE

Trailer of Treasure – Salvation Army social worker Beverly Earley is shown above accepting a load of toys on behalf of The Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel Tree program. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Angela Martin

Blacksburg, S.C. — Angela Renee Martin, 39, of 243 Garden Lakes Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Sybil McCraw

Gaffney — Sybil Weaver McCraw, 72, of 214 Trenton Drive, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at her residence.  Born in Lancaster, she was the widow of Gerald Edwin McCraw and the daughter of the late Sidney F. More...

Paul Franklin Watkins

Paul Franklin Watkins, known by family as “Frankie”, age 54, of 112 Clearfield Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Monday night, December 4, 2017, at 10:20 p.m. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My favorite season, without question

Life unfolds in seasons. January ushers in the promise of a new year. It’s an opportunity for a clean slate and to make new resolutions on how this year can be better than the last. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

It was a woman who first addressed the nation about Pearl Harbor

There are events in history that no one alive will ever forget. But time moves on and those who will never forget eventually leave this earth. The rest of us know it only from the history books.  More...

OUR VIEW

We pray that where there is sadness, we may sow joy

Heavy hearts are many in Cherokee County this Christmas season.  It seems that sad events occur all too often each year at this time, but 2017 has been especially brutal.  Many, many families have been touched by death and tragedy.  Th More...

Limestone College introduces 22nd president at Wednesday afternoon fete

Limestone College will ring in the new year with its first new president in a quarter century. After an extensive 7-month national search, Dr. Darrell Parker was introduced as the college’s 22nd president Wednesday afternoon. More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS DONATIONS

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

Do you know...?

A wall filled with plaques is one of the first things visitors notice inside the Cherokee Technology Center main lobby.  The plaques contain the names of outstanding seniors recognized in 35 programs offered at Cherokee Technology Center since 1 More...

Will the parade be held?

The Gaffney Visitors Center announced Wednesday that due to recent weather forecasts a decision will be made by noon today (Friday, Dec. More...

Let’s go to the videotape

City of Gaffney police were called to investigate after a minivan driver allegedly ran into a woman’s vehicle on purpose outside Gaffney High School.  More...

Sports

Gaffney standout lineman finishes prep career at North-South game

Gaffney’s Dashun Tate willingly made the switch to guard from tackle this season to bolster the team’s offensive line.  Tate was rewarded for his unselfishness and excellent play with a selection to the Touchstone Energy North-South More...

Blacksburg rebounds to beat Lewisville, 65-63

A strong defensive effort helped Blacksburg earn a 65-63 victory Tuesday over Class A basketball power Lewisville.  J.J. Martin led Blacksburg with 13 points and nine rebounds. More...

Limestone men’s basketball rebounds with win over Coker

Limestone College men's basketball team defeated non-conference opponent Coker College, 81-72, Tuesday evening at the Timken Center.  Limestone guard Kenny Hairston tied his career-high with 26 points. T.J. Sheppard added 18 points. More...

Letters

A poem for Korbin

This poem was written by the mother of Northwest Elementary first grade teacher Angel Steagall for Korbin Williams’ mother. Korbin, 8, loved super heroes and was a student in Steagall’s class. More...

State News

Ex-cop gets 20 years for Walter Scott slaying

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

DHEC reminds parents not to ‘toy’ around with children’s safety

COLUMBIA, S.C. – While hot toys change from year-to-year, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reminds parents that paying attention to toy safety is always in season. 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?