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Authorities charge PTO official with breach of trust

A Draytonville Elementary School PTO officer has been charged by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office with breach of trust with fraudulent intent.  More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney teen wants to put smile on faces of children with cancer

Halley Gainey of Gaffney has been involved with CORE (Cancer OutReach Efforts) for two years and recently delivered pillow pets she collected to a hospital in Greenville.  More...

Couple married Nov. 3

Alison Dawn Morris of Gaffney and Troy “Trey” Lee Williams of Blacksburg were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Buford Street United Methodist Church. The Revs. More...

MEALS ON WHEELS GETS CHRISTMAS HELP FROM YMCA –

Cherokee County YMCA staff and members recently played Santa’s elves by donating assorted Christmas items and canned goods that are greatly needed to fill Christmas bags for the more than 400 M More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pauline Painter, retired from National Textiles

Pauline Peterson Painter, 82, of 919 9th St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. More...

R.C. Humphries, 94, retired from textiles and farming; loved gardening

R.C. Humphries, 94, formerly of 1302 Champion Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Alonzo C. Jeter Jr. a native of Union

Alonzo Columbus Jeter Sr., 78, of Brookview Healthcare Center, 510 Thompson St., formerly of 125 Beltline Road, Apt. 60, widower of Alieene Harris Jeter, passed on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at 5:35 p.m. at his residence.  More...

Chambers guilty of voluntary manslaughter; gets 15 years

A jury of six women and six men decided Friday evening in Cherokee County General Sessions Court that a city man’s Nov. 28, 2009, shooting death was neither an intentional murder with malice nor a justified act of self-defense.   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...

Sources: Remaining portions of lawsuit vs. recreation district will be dropped

The organization that sparked the legal drama this summer that ensnared the new youth football league is apparently dropping the remaining portions of its lawsuit.  Circuit Court Judge Derham Cole denied Gaffney Little League’s request for More...

Local News

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Christmas trees selling like hotcakes

Accustomed to a healthy forest of Fraser Firs in anticipation of the annual Gaffney Christmas parade, local vendor Eddie Davidson is this year facing a rare proposition.  More...

Spencer to seek third term as council chair

If Tim Spencer has his way, he will remain chairman of Cherokee County Council.  Spencer, who won re-election to his council district seat this year without opposition, publicly announced at Monday’s council meeting that he plans to seek r More...

Ewing teacher attends game and receives $5,000 check

Ewing Middle School Band Director Jennifer Cantrell experienced a magical Christmas holiday moment at Sunday’s Carolina Panthers football game.  More...

Sports

Indians rounding into form

Gaffney will have full squad after Williams, Weeks return to court

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff is accustomed to waiting until some of his players finish up their football season.  But that doesn’t make the wait - or the adjustment period - any easier.  More...

Local stars shine at all-star game

With coaches, teammates and family members cheering their every move, Gaffney’s Quan Weeks and Kerry Williams had productive outings at Saturday’s  Carolina Automobile Dealers Association  North- South All- Star Football Game. More...

Veteran sparks Gaffney wrestlers to win over Vikings

Although the freshmen continue to produce, it was a veteran who provided the spark for the Gaffney HIgh wrestling team in a tri-match on Thursday.  More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Justin Ness took The Ledger with him to the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 18. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Common sense needed to avoid fiscal cliff

In following the ongoing circus-show debate in Washington about the so-called “fiscal cliff” our nation faces, a quote from the notable 20th-century journalist H.L. More...

LETTER

The taxpayers were never consulted about bonuses  Dear Editor:  The story began with this sentence, “Elected officials will receive a little stocking stuffer, courtesy of local taxpayers.”  I beg your pardon!  More...

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