Suspended Clemson DT Lawrence among 3 Tigers off to NFL


CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Suspended Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is headed to the NFL. Lawrence is the 350-pound, 6-foot-4 lineman who missed the Tigers’ College Football Playoff games after he and two teammates tested positive for the banned substance ostarine. Lawrence attended both games and celebrated with teammates Monday night after a 44-16 victory over Alabama in the national […]

Clemson new king of college football after rout of Bama

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Dabo Swinney kissed the championship trophy and proclaimed this Clemson team the greatest of all time. He’s got a case. With stunning ease — and a freshman quarterback — Clemson toppled college football’s greatest dynasty again to become the first perfect playoff champion. Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and the secondranked Tigers […]

Limestone men even conference mark at 3-3 with win

The Limestone College men’s basketball team evened its conference record with a 90-82 win over Southern Wesleyan University on Tuesday. Jaquan Simms had a game-high 29 points, while Malik Gaffney added 15 points for the Saints, who are now 3-3 in conference play. Limestone shot 55 percent from the field and 76.6 percent from the free-throw line. In the final […]

Gaffney drops to 0-4 in region with home loss to rival Rebels

Gaffney boys basketball coach Phillip McHam thought his team was ready for an important week in its season. Following the Indians 70-56 home loss to Byrnes on Tuesday, he realized he was wrong. “We just got outhustled and outplayed,” McHam said. “They just wanted it more than us.” Gaffney drops to 0-4 in region play with a game today at […]

Gaffney junior linebacker named all-state by HSSR

Gaffney junior linebacker Je’mari Littlejohn is in select company. Littlejohn has been named to the statewide all-defensive team by the High School Sports Report. The Charleston-based publication announced its all-star teams and players of the year selections this week. Littlejohn finished the season with 72 tackles, 12 sacks, 20 tackles for losses, two forced fumbles and an interception. In addition […]

New owners officially take reins of hospital

Under a vibrant blue sky Monday afternoon, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System officials raised a new flag in recognition of acquiring the former Mary Black hospital, and, perhaps also raising the hopes of county residents for improved health care. Standing outside the main entrance, Spartanburg Regional Chief Operating Officer Mark Aycock told the hospital employees — much to their delight — […]

Police think suspect in murder case cut off monitoring device

The Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office on Tuesday afternoon was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Florence man who allegedly cut off his GPS monitoring bracelet while on bond and awaiting trial for murder. Steven Douglas Neel, 24, who has a Gilbert Drive address, is one of several people charged in connection with a March 30, 2016, shooting on […]

$1.5 million being spent on renovations at Granard

A $1.5 million renovation project at Granard Middle School this summer will place the aging school in the same condition as the district’s other middle schools. The project calls for extensive gymnasium upgrades including refinishing the floor, replacing the stands, repainting walls, replacing windows and basketball goals, replacing the floors and installing new lockers. Other plans include plumbing upgrades in […]


Wilbert Jamison, left, president of the Cherokee County Branch of the NAACP, presents Gaffney Ledger publisher Cody Sossamon with a certificate of appreciation “In recognition of all you do to increase public awareness of current issues therefore enabling change and making equal justice and equal opportunity real for all people who live in this community.”

Downtown church ban may be lifted

Zoning restrictions have stopped churches from using downtown buildings for services. But that could change today when the Gaffney Planning and Zoning Commission considers a zoning request that would allow nonprofits and churches to locate in a former downtown retail space. The churches now located in the downtown area were “grandfathered in” under the zoning ordinance, Gaffney Administrator James Taylor […]