Big Tech feels the heat as US moves to protect consumer data


WASHINGTON (AP) — Momentum is gaining in Washington for a privacy law that could sharply rein in the ability of the largest technology companies to collect and make money off people’s personal data. A national law, the first of its kind in the U.S., could allow people to see or prohibit the use of their data. Companies would need permission […]

Bad idea: Pouring gas on wet ballfield, setting it on fire


RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say it could cost over $50,000 to repair a Connecticut baseball diamond where somebody dumped gasoline and set it on fire to dry out the infield. Police are investigating the fire in Ridgefield in which 25 gallons of gasoline was poured on the field Saturday. First Selectman Rudy Marconi told Hearst Connecticut Media that 75 to 100 […]

Huffman, 12 other parents to plead guilty in college scheme


BOSTON (AP) — Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The “Desperate Housewives” star and the other parents were charged last month in the scheme, which […]

Gun bill threat means extra security for Charleston lawmaker


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina legislator has increased security at his home, law office and Statehouse office after someone threatened to shoot him on Facebook over a lack of a hearing on a gun law. Republican Rep. Peter McCoy of Charleston is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and hasn’t scheduled a hearing for a bill that […]

Former Vice President Biden to deliver Fritz Hollings eulogy


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to deliver a eulogy at the funeral of U.S. Sen. Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, one of his closest confidants in the chamber. Andy Brack tells The Associated Press that Biden will deliver remarks at the April 16 service for Hollings, who died Saturday at 97. Biden was Hollings’ longtime […]

2019 Campo Giorno Rescheduled


Due to rain, Campo Giorno has been rescheduled for Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in The Reservation stadium at Gaffney High. Campo Giorno is a year-long competition involving students from all county schools and organized by KNOW(2).


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Ledger staff earns 17 SCPA awards

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The Gaffney Ledger received 17 South Carolina Press Association awards Saturday, including first place in General Excellence for the overall quality of its newspaper. The Ledger received eight first-place awards at the South Carolina Press Association awards banquet held Saturday in Columbia. The association represents weekly and daily newspapers in South Carolina and annually honors the best work by print […]

Head-on crash claims 2 lives

Two people were killed Saturday evening in a head-on collision on Highway 5 near Blacksburg. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victims as Jeri Danielle Smith, 28, of 5032 Canaan Church Road, Smyrna; and Alisha Rae Curtis, 23, of 102 Stonecrest Lane, Gaffney. Smith was the driver and lone occupant of a 2005 Honda CRV which was headed south […]