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Police name murder suspect

Cherokee County authorities have named a Charlotte man as the suspect in a Tuesday morning shooting in Gaffney that claimed the life of a 33- year-old Boiling Springs man.  In a written announcement released just after 4 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Teen stricken with rare cancer weds high school sweetheart - Free Access

A Florida teen who doctors say is dying from a rare form of cancer has been granted one of his final wishes, to be married his high school sweetheart. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 1/30/2018 9:28 PM

Gaffney remains unbeaten in region - Free Access

  What an exlamation point. More...

Wildcats snap 2-game region losing streak

After two tough region losses, the Blacksburg boys basketball team got what it needed the most – a win.  Elijah Rodgers led three players in double figures with 17 points in a 66-54 road win over Greer Middle College on Friday.  More...

Fresh off big road win, Indians have busy week

Does the high school basketball regular season really wrap up next week?  Hard to believe but the Indians have only five more regular season games, including three this week.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Don’t go back to earmarks

Long before Donald Trump burst on the political scene, Congress had its own version of “The Art of the Deal” as members shoveled federal pork to states and congressional districts via the earmark. More...

GUEST COLUMNISTS

Taming the tuition tiger

You can’t put a price on education, the saying goes, but if you did, it would be very high. And the cost falls on everyone. More...

IT’S JUST ME

She was a beautiful person inside and out

Some people just radiate happiness.  They don’t even have to try. It just comes naturally. I guess that’s because they are, well, happy.  It’s difficult to hide happiness, no matter how hard you try.  More...

Hospital sues county over who should provide EMS services - Free Access

Asks court to nullify old contract

Mary Black Health System - Gaffney has fired the first shot in a likely legal war over who is responsible for EMS services in Cherokee County. More...

AND THE AWARD GOES TO ...

Winners of The Gaffney Ledger’s 3rd Annual Golden Peach Awards were honored Thursday at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum. Readers’ Choice for the Best of Cherokee County plaques were awarded in more than 100 categories. More...

Gaffney officials interview 4 police chief applicants

And Gaffney’s new police chief is…  We’ll have to wait until Monday, Feb. 5, when Gaffney City Council meets to name its new top cop.  More...

Solicitor’s office wants cash seized by police forfeited

Prosecutors from the 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office are seeking the forfeiture of thousands of dollars in cash seized by police during local narcotics investigations.  More...

Local News

Terry “The Rock” Medley meets up with an old opponent — over breakfast

Terry Medley, a boxing legend in Gaffney, met up with one of his former opponents, Gary Barlow, last week over breakfast, where they reminisced about their match in 1981. A reprint of the article about that fight is below. ANDERSON, S C. More...

Festival set for July 19-22

Some events will be held the following week

The South Carolina Peach Festival will be a weekend affair following last Monday’s approval of dates for this year’s festival.  The Peach Festival board plans to hold its main events July 19-21.  A parade is scheduled for July 2 More...

HELP FOR THE HARBOR

Andy Cooper, right, director of Harbor of Hope, Miracle Hill Ministries accepts a contribution of $5,700 from Mark Hood, Vice President of First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association, who made the presentation on behalf of First Piedmont. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gene Clary

Gaffney, S.C. — Willie Eugene (Gene) Clary, 83, of 1749 Love Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Matthew Littlejohn

Matthew Littlejohn, 33, Gaffney, S.C. passed away on January 23, 2018 in Gaffney, S.C. Funeral: Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Temple Church, Grover, N.C. The family will receive friends 30 mins prior to the service. More...

Tracy Lamar Littlejohn

Funeral service for Mr. Tracy LaMar Littlejohn, 42, of 108 Oakview Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 29, at Island Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Timothy Hunter, Dr. C. More...

State News

Laundromat serves as gathering place, resource for the needy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — At least once a week, Charleston residents short on cash can count on washing their clothes free of charge at Laundry Matters, a Reid Street laundromat tucked next to a corner store in the East Side neighborhood.  More...

National News

Furniture for all: IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad dies at 91

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, the company said Sunday. More...

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