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BUSTING IN

With the help of a recently acquired training tool, all City of Gaffney Fire Department crews were put through their paces this week at the city’s fire training facility on Beltline Road. More...

LifeStyles

CAVA HOSTS GALLERY TALK FOR EXHIBIT HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

CAVA held a gallery talk and reception Sunday, Jan. 21 for the latest exhibit, “8 Southern African-American Artists: Past, Present and Future.”  More...

Four months until ‘we do’

Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of columns by Lifestyles Editor Abbie Sossamon on her wedding planning experience.   Exactly four months from today Drake and I will be husband and wife!  More...

SMC sponsoring “Ain’t I a Woman” performance for Black History Month

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Spartanburg Methodist College will sponsor a performance of “Ain’t I a Woman” Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in Gibbs Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tina Makupson

Tina Elease Makupson age 39 of 403 Beech Street Gaffney, S.C., transition this life on Monday January 22,2018. She was the daughter of Tommy Polk and the late Holleitha Makupson. She was an employee of Dollar General Distribution.  More...

Margie Minor

Gaffney, S.C. — Margie Swofford Minor, 94, of Gaffney, SC, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Keith Hammett

Gaffney, S.C. — Keith Edward Hammett, 88, of 1741 Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his residence.  More...

National News

Fossil shows modern humans left Africa earlier than thought

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.  More...

2018 GOLDEN PEACH WINNERS - Free Access

Complete list of winners from the 2018 Golden Peach Awards. More...

KNOW(2) announces surprise ‘Oscars’ emcee

Gaffney’s own Julia Fowler is hosting the Oscar(s), y’all!  KNOW(2) board members Ben Kochenower and Ann Angermeier announced Fowler as this year’s mistress of ceremonies for the “Night at the Oscar(s)” awards dinne More...

ONLINE POLL

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK

Sen. Harvey Peeler (RGaffney) 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? More...

Local News

Industrial Development

County council to consider final reading on yet another tax break

Another local industry wants to expand.  On the heels of approving tax breaks for expansion projects for Tribal Manufacturing and American Decorative Fabrics in 2017, Cherokee County Council is poised next month to pass final reading of a tax i More...

NEW RESTAURANT - Free Access

Dining options in downtown Gaffney are growing! More...

Company nearing decision on purchase of county’s spec building

Local development officials are keeping their fingers crossed awaiting the decision of a company which is considering locating in the county’s spec building.  Cherokee County Council has passed first and second reading of a tax incentive p More...

Sports

Gamecock “Dream Team”

Former Ledger publisher Lou Sossamon picked to The State’s USC Dream Team

On Saturday night during halftime of South Carolina’s men’s basketball game, Gamecocks football coach Will Muschamp introduced Marcus Lattimore as the “greatest Gamecock of all-time.” More...

Indians celebrate big win over rival Dorman - for 24 hours, then back to work

You may be surprised just how long Gaffney coach Mark Huff, his staff and players celebrated the big 50-49 win Tuesday over defending state champion Dorman - less than 24 hours.  Huff said the team was back to work Wednesday in preparation for t More...

Blacksburg falls to Cavs

After a stellar defensive effort against its archrival, Blacksburg was unable to find another defensive answer the next night for Rayshon Harrison in a 69-56 loss to Christ Church.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Getting hit hard and still moving forward

Why do bad things happen to good people? It’s a question I ask myself a lot because I see a lot of bad things happen. Well, maybe not always as a direct witness. No, I see the results of bad things and how people have to deal with them. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The art of the shutdown

President Trump didn’t respond to the so-called shutdown of the federal government in the way that the political class thought he should. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Trump rescues pro-life docs and nurses

Last Thursday, the Trump administration came to the rescue of pro-life nurses and doctors who accuse hospital employers of pressuring them to perform abortions against their religion. More...

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