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‘Journey... Where Have You Been?’

CAVA presents first exhibit of 2014

The first exhibit of 2014 sponsored by the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists is themed “Journey… Where Have You Been?”  More...

Best-selling author and Christian humorist highlights women’s conference on Jan. 25

Best- selling author and  Christian humorist  Sheri Rose Shepherd will offer words of comfort Saturday, Jan. More...

Couple wed at Mitchell House in Lexington

Adiissa Gail Moss and Jeffrey Daniel Caron, both of Lexington, were united in marriage in an outdoor wedding at the Mitchell House and Gardens in Lexington at 11 a.m. July 27, 2013. The Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Faye Whelchel, 90, retired hairdresser

Faye McCullough Whelchel, 90, of 356 Whelchel Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at her residence.  More...

Thomas E. Mullinax, avid fisherman and hunter

Thomas Earl Mullinax, 67, of 122 Thompson Lane, Gaffney, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at the Hospice House of Laurens County.  More...

Joe Phillips, active member of Grassy Pond Baptist Church

Joe Dean Phillips, 89, of 1131 Wilcox Ave., died on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS

Water lines freeze, then rupture, creating havoc

City of Gaffney firefighters aren’t plumbers but they spent a large portion of Tuesday dealing with the aftermath of plumbing problems caused by wicked cold temperatures — including the possible need to evacuate a local nursing home. More...

Blacksburg High grad, now UNC-Charlotte AD, scheduled to appear on CBS This Morning

UNC-Charlotte Director of Athletics Judy Rose will make an in-studio appearance Friday, Jan. 10, on CBS This Morning. More...

Local News

DONATION

Susan Harris and Judy Nix with the Cherokee Children’s Home, accept a contribution of $6,000 from Tony Hodge, Vice President of First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association, who made t More...

POLICE REPORT

Vehicle break-ins reported at YMCA

City of Gaffney police are investigating two vehicle burglaries that occurred Jan. More...

Two Gaffney men seek seats on college boards

Gaffney residents Dr. Samuel Swad and Dr. Mark Bunch are among 83 candidates seeking seats on college trustee boards.  Swad, a local physician, is seeking an at-large seat at Coastal Carolina University. More...

Sports

Offseason program stresses accountability

In sports and business, everyone is accountable to someone.  Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones believes it means more if players’ hold one of their own to a high standard.  More...

Wildcats survive overtime scare

The Blacksburg boys basketball team is making a habit of playing close games at home.  Wildcat big man Daquan McNeil is making a habit of hitting clutch shots.  The Wildcats and McNeil did it again Tuesday night.  McNeil had a game-hig More...

Nocturnal nuisance forces officials to postpone Gaffney game

Sports, at times, can drive coaches and players batty - literally.  That was the case Tuesday when rouge bats at the Byrnes High gym forced the postponement of Tuesday’s Gaffney- Rebels varsity hoops matchups.  The games will be playe More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Just as long as I’m not the one outside in the doghouse

My wife is a REAL animal lover, and being the dutiful husband that I am, her affection and compassion for all things living is turning me into an old softie when it comes to critters.  Why just Monday, I got a message from one of The Gaffney Led More...

THEIR VIEW

Americans are using less electricity

As of Jan. 1, production of 40- and 60-watt light bulbs was banned as part of efficiency standards signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2007. More...

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