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Driver gets 12 years for felony DUI

A 41-year-old Gaffney man who crashed into a local apartment complex after trying to get away from a police checkpoint was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to felony driving under the influence resulting in great bodily More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to: Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger, P.O. More...

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WITH HONORS
A longtime public servant was laid to rest Friday with military honors and an escort by local police agencies. Wayne Elder, 70, who died Nov. 15, was a U.S.
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Authorities swarm church for simulated shooting
With no warning to the community, local police agencies, fire departments, 9-1-1 and emergency management officials continued their preparations for the unthinkable Thursday when they descended on the campus of a local church for a very realistic act

Local News

Man arrested for trafficking

A North Carolina man was arrested on a drug trafficking charge following a traffic stop last Wednesday morning on Interstate 85, Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller confirmed.  Mueller said Deputy Brandon Dorsett was working on the Interstate More...

NOW HE’S A WINNER

Gerald Workman was the winner of a classic 1980 Mercedes Benz in a drawing held to raise money for the Cherokee History and Arts Museum. The auto was donated by Verne and Mary Pat Tyndall. More...

County doing ‘due diligence’ before purchase

Cherokee County has found a new home for its proposed veterans nursing home but it will likely be several more weeks before the land transaction is finalized.  Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue said the county is still doing its &ldqu More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Katherine Goforth Clary

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Katherine Goforth Clary, 87, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Sunday, December 4, 2016, at her home. Born September 9, 1929, in Spindale, N.C, she was the daughter of the late Zenar Glenn and Lula B. More...

Lillian Bailey

McConnells, S.C. — Mrs. Lillian Love Nance Bailey, 85, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill.  More...

Jimmy “Pop” Allen

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Other News

A Classic Christmas Weekend

Children of all ages enjoyed the City of Gaffney’s ‘A Classic Christmas Weekend’ with activities including Christmas on Limestone on Friday, and the Santa’s Holiday Hustle 5K and Fun-Run and the fifth annual Pancakes for Prese More...

Breaking News - 12/7/2016 4:23 PM

2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14 - Free Access

 SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings.   More...

City council votes to apply brakes to performing arts center project

Not even the hauntingly beautiful voice of Bre Surratt could melt the hearts of four Gaffney City Council members Monday. More...

Sen. Scott tours downtown bGEN location

U.S. Senator Tim Scott visited bGEN, KNOW(2)’s business incubator, in downtown Gaffney on Monday. More...

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LifeStyles

An apple a day...

If the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true, then all 332 students at B.D. Lee Elementary School should remain healthy for a while.  More...

Little theatre to present “A Christmas Carol”

The Gaffney Little Theatre will present Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Romulus Linney.  The show will be performed Dec. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Gaffney Little Theatre, 131 E. Robinson St. More...

CAVA opening holiday gift shop

Are you ready for Christmas? The CAVA Art Gallery is!  CAVA has made their office into a Holiday Gift Shop and is inviting the public to the grand opening on Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  More...

Sports

500 and counting!

Countless region titles. Six state championships. And now 500 wins. More...

Indians have bright future at skill positions

While some programs need to worry about plugging holes due to graduation, the Gaffney Indians return the bulk of their playmakers next season. More...

SPORTS BRIEFS

In Monday night action, the Gaffney Middle Lady Chiefs defeated Fairforest Middle 32-26. Mikirea Shippy led in scoring with 21 points and Xevilon Sim scored 9 points. LaShanti Futrell played excellent defense throughout the game. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Media hype aside, energy industry is very safe

The movie Deepwater Horizon chronicles the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This is a story worth telling, but the Deepwater disaster should not indict the entire energy industry. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

PAC: What have we got to lose?

There are a lot of opinions floating around on Gaffney City Council’s decision Monday to stop pursuing construction of a performing arts center (PAC). For the most part, it seems you are either for it or against it. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Susan Whitlock of Gaffney is pictured with her son Jonathan Hansen and grandson A.J. of Florida. They visited Lego Land in Florida for A.J.’s fourth birthday. More...

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