December 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Council: We will hold hospital’s feet to the fire regarding EMS

In a letter to Mary Black Health System Gaffney, Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue will insist the hospital is required to provide EMS services to county residents. More...

Judge sets bond conditions for woman accused in grisly murder

A woman accused of participating in a grisly murder will have to post a substantial amount of cash and be subject to very stringent conditions if she wants to get out of jail. More...

LifeStyles

It’s all in the greeting

A jolly spirit and interaction with all who pass by is the secret to Homer McGill’s bell ringing success.  Dressing up as Santa Claus, McGill has been ringing the bell for the Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign for the last four ye More...

Christmas church services and events

Combined Christmas Service   The combined Christmas services of Ebenezer, Galilee, Mt. Tabor, New Mt. Zion and Youngs Grove will be held Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. More...

BEHIND THE SCENES - Free Access

Gaffney native Catherine Holly has been spending the week back in her hometown shooting her latest film, “Family Tradition.” The film explores the grieving period of a delightfully dysfunctional Southern family through tears, laughter and More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe Phillips

Mr. Joe C. Phillips age 78 of 1709 Love Springs Rd. Gaffney S.C., husband of DR. Mary M. Phillips peacefully transitions on Sunday Morning, December 17 at 6:26 a.m. at Mary Black Health Care Hospital, Gaffney, S.C. More...

Hershel (Hoss) Harvey

Gaffney, S.C. — Gene Hershel (Hoss) Harvey, 74, of 308 Carroll Estate Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 18, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Janice Richardson

Gaffney, S.C. — Janice Coopwood Richardson, 72, of 142 Foxfire Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Other News

'The Last Jedi' opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will happily settle for second.  Rian Johnson's second installment in the third "Star Wars" trilogy rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the North American box office, according to studio estima More...

The Gaffney Ledger Friday, Dec. 23, 1977

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Trump may sign GOP tax bill into law on Friday - Free Access

The White House says there's a "very good chance" that President Donald Trump will sign the Republican tax overhaul package into law on Friday. More...

Mary Black to discontinue service - Free Access

Mary Black Health System Gaffney is making changes to its obstetrics program. Effective March 31, 2018, we are merging obstetric services with Mary Black Health System-Spartanburg. More...

IS THAT BEARD REAL?

Seven-month-old Beckett Bridges tugs on Santa’s beard at the Pancakes for Preservation supper at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum on Monday night. Beckett is the son of Zach and Tessie Bridges of Gaffney. More...

Local News

EMPLOYEES DONATE

Employees of Brown Packing Company donated $2,395.84 to Christmas Is For Kids. Pictured left to right are Reed Brown, Mark Studyvance, Cody Sossamon (Ledger publisher), Jose Mosqueda and Johnny Price. More...

GIVING TO THE KIDS

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office donated $585 to Christmas Is For Kids. The money was raised through a “No Shave November” fundraiser during which officers were allowed to grow out their facial hair in exchange for a donation. More...

Town begins budget process

Shortly before Christmas, the Appalachian Regional Commission gave a favorable report towards a Blacksburg grant proposal to help fund a new recreation complex.  More...

Sports

Holiday hoops

Indians open Greer tourney Thursday against Tech Charter

All high school basketball coaches want for Christmas is … you guessed it, wins in holiday tournaments. More...

Local prep stars to sign in early period

Three local football stars will be making it official today. Gaffney’s Dennis Smith and Blacksburg’s Elijah Rodgers and Kwame Sutton will all take advantage of the NCAA’s new early signing period for football, which begins today. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Justice for Walter Scott

Justice was not swift, but it has been served. On Dec. 8, U.S. More...

STAR PARKER

A tax bill about growth, not envy

As I listen to and read what those on the left have to say about the soon-to-be-law tax bill, I wonder where these folks think wealth comes from. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

At least for one day in their lives ...

I’m pretty sure most of you who donate to ‘Christmas is for Kids’ realize you are helping bring some happiness to some families in need.  More...

National News

The Year of #MeToo: A scoop, a tweet, and then a reckoning

NEW YORK (AP) — It began with a news story, and then a tweet, and suddenly it seemed like everything had changed overnight. 2017 will forever be known as the Year of the Reckoning. More...

In sex assault laws, definition of consent varies

For two months now, as accusations of sexual misconduct have piled up against Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced mogul has responded over and over again: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied." More...

US health officials to target high-risk alternative remedies

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients that have occasionally been linked to serious injury and death.  More...

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