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Tax and rate payers leave generous stocking stuffers

Elected officials will receive a little stocking stuffer courtesy of local tax and rate payers.  The stocking stuffers, in the form of Christmas bonuses, will range from $350 to $1,000.  Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioners will rece 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...

LifeStyles

Library hosting movies for children and teens during Christmas break

The Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney will be hosting movies for children and teens during Christmas break.  On Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. the Autobots are back in action, taking on the evil Decepticons. More...

GBPW PACKS DONATION BAGS FOR DETENTION CENTER –

The Gaffney Business Professional Women recently packed and delivered donation bags to the Cherokee County Detention Center. More...

High blood pressure shouldn’t be ignored

ROCHESTER, Minn. – While high blood pressure is fairly common with age and generally doesn't cause noticeable symptoms, it shouldn't be ignored. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eliza Driskill

SPARTANBURG – Eliza Jane Wylie Driskill, 84, of 990 Mike Circle, formerly of Cherokee Falls, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Ralph Williams

BLACKSBURG– Ralph Williams, 76, of 370 McSwain Road, passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at his residence.  Born in Dandridge, Tenn., Mr. More...

Mary Alexander

Mary Elizabeth Sheldon Alexander, 95, formerly of 122 Saxon Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Skylyn Place in Spartanburg.  More...

Other News

Alma Teacher Interns

Britni Edwards with Whitney Brazitis' 5-year-old kindergarten class More...

Scenes from Alma Elementary:

1. Students pick out books in summer reading program. 2. 2011 Beta Club members are Cameron Simmons, Courtney Burchett, Jadah Smith, Torien Olgesby, Brianne Cowart, Kendrick Davis, Miranda Carrasco- Byars, and Tianna Brown. 3. More...

GAFFNEY CHRISTMAS PARADE SLIDESHOW

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Everybody loves a parade, especially during the Christmas season. And that includes the large crowd that turned out for Saturday's holiday parade in downtown Gaffney. More...

Shooting victim DOA; cops charge suspect with murder

Police have charged a 20- year-old Shelby, N.C., resident with murder in the Sunday shooting death of a Gaffney man.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Trey T. More...

YOU’RE A MEAN ONE, MR. GRINCH

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The Grinch led vehicles filled with presents in his bid to steal the show Saturday morning during the annual Christmas parade in downtown Gaffney. (Parade videos are on Ledger Live. Click the NEWS side of the icon.) (Ledger photo / SCOTT POWELL) More...

$50,000

Bond set for man accused of murder

A 46-year-old Gaffney man charged with murder for allegedly stomping another man to death will have to post $50,000 if he wants to be released from custody, Circuit Court Judge Derham Cole ruled in an order handed down last week.  More...

Local News

Reynolds pledges Phi Theta Kappa

Jessica Ann Reynolds, daughter of Steve and Mary Ann Reynolds, has been inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, the Beta Thea Omnicorn chapter and theNationalHonor Society.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Thieves steal presents from under Christmas tree

Numerous Christmas presents were reported stolen from underneath the Christmas tree of a Lincoln Drive home during a Dec. 6 burglary. More...

‘Christmas with a Cop’ program provides gifts for underprivileged kids

Police officers were on a different assignment Friday evening when their hands plunged into a large bin filled with stuffed animals.  More...

Sports

Commentary HEWAS ROBBED

Davis passed over for state’s Mr. Football

The prestigious Mr. More...

Indians play their style to beat Rebels, 77-55

These are not ordinary times for the Gaffney High boys’ basketball team, and they don’t call for ordinary adjustments.  More...

Lady Wildcats edge Chesnee

The Blacksburg Lady Wildcats played their best down the stretch.  The Lady Wildcats overcame a 5-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the homestanding Chesnee Lady Eagles, 54-52, on Friday.  Blacksburg remains unbeaten at 5-0.  “ More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘You want to see him walk?’

“That dog will work the remote control for you and go fix you a sandwich at halftime of the football game.”  My veterinarian, Dr. More...

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

The next time you go out of town, take a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along and snap a photo of yourself and/or your group reading it so we can use it in our “Readers On The Road” feature.  Please make sure the photo is good quality. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Newt and the Donald a-courting go

Liberals and conservatives both seem obsessed with the behavior of “the 1 percent,” but there the similarity ends. Liberals seek to change the ways of the richest 1 percent, while many conservatives focus on the bottom 1 percent. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) 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?