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Man faces attempted murder count

A 58-year-old Gaffney man has been charged by Gaffney police investigators with attempted murder in connection with a Dec. More...

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Fayssoux McLean will perform concert Dec. 11 at Gaffney library

The Cherokee County Public Library will host a Music Sandwichedin concert by Fayssoux McLean on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 12:15-1 p.m.  More...

CHICK-FIL-A FUND RAISER FOR MEALS ON WHEELS A BIG SUCCESS –

Frances Hammett, a member of the Cherokee County Meals on Wheels Board of Directors, and Yarah White, daughter of MOW’s volunteer coordinator/assistant director Jessica White, count the more th More...

Gingerbread House Build Contest winners announced

Cherokee County Habitat for Humanity sponsored its first Gingerbread House Build Contest fund raiser at the Gaffney Visitors Center during “Christmas on Limestone” last Friday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lucille Degree, 68, Cherokee County native

Lucille Childers Degree, 68, of 210 Mountain View Drive, Apt. 141, Blacksburg, died Monday night, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home.  She was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of James “Honey Boo” and Wilma Black Childers. More...

Tommy Casey, 69, NASCAR, Gaffney fan

COWPENS – Thomas Furman Casey Jr., 69, of 124 Proctor Road, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Clinton Dewberry, 60, Cherokee County native

Clinton Dewberry, 60, of 815 W. Buford St., passed on Wednesday, Dec. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

One in Christ

Ephesians 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;  12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens fr More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Angels We Have Heard On High

Angels We Have Heard On High Author: Unknown Composer: Unknown   This is a traditional Christmas carol of French origin. 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...

JROTC at GHS gets exemplary grade

The Gaffney High Air Force Junior ROTC received an outstanding evaluation on a national inspection report released by Col. Wade Williford.  More...

Politicians get tax-funded holiday cash

Elected officials will receive a little stocking stuffer courtesy of local taxpayers.  The stocking stuffers, in the form of Christmas bonuses, will range from $350 to $500.  Gaffney city councilmen and Mayor Henry Jolly will receive $500 C More...

Local News

Bond denied for man accused of murder

Allegedly shot nephew in back

A Circuit Court judge has denied bond a second time for a 38-year-old Gaffney man charged with murdering his nephew.  Larry Dean Phillips Jr., of 800 Beech Street, was charged with murder last May after he allegedly shot Jonathan Rawshad Phillip More...

STATE CHAMPS

— Gaffney High Booster Club members Mike Swofford and Gene Phillips are shown with state championship football merchandise now on sale. More...

County buying 188 acres adjacent to C&D landfill

The county is expanding the footprint near its landfill.  At Monday’s meeting, Cherokee County Council passed first reading of an ordinance authorizing the purchase of 188 acres adjacent to the county’s construction and debris (C& More...

Sports

KESELOWSKI!

Brad Keselowski brings Penske first NASCAR

Brad Keselowski entered Sunday’s Ford Eco- Boost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 20-point lead in NASCAR’s Chase standings.  Problem was, his competition came in the form of a five-time champion.  More...

Sprint Cup Standings

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND 1. Brad Keselowski (5) 2400 — 2. Clint Bowyer (3) 2361 -39 3. Jimmie Johns More...

^ CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP ^

13. Kyle Busch (1) 1133 — 14. Ryan Newman (1) 1051 -82 15. Carl Edwards 1030 -103 16. Paul Menard 1006 -127 17. Joey Logano (1) 965 More...

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Thanks to all who helped with the CHAPS dinner theatre and fine arts exhibit  Dear Cody:  More...

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I’ve got mail, and mail, and mail, and mail

Remember when e-mail was not only novel but fun?  More...

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