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CITY CRIME STATISTICS

Number of serious cases fell last year

Major crimes fell nearly across the board in Gaffney, some plummeting to more than decades-long lows, according to the Gaffney Police Department’s crime statistics for 2013.  More...

ACCESS OUR SITE AT NO CHARGE

Due to inclement weather conditions, The Gaffney Ledger will offer free access to its website for the next couple of days.  There will be no charge to visit the site — www.gaffneyledger.com — from midnight Thursday until midnight Sat More...

LifeStyles

Don’t fall forCupid’s lies on Valentine’s Day

HOBOKEN, N.J. – We’ve all witnessed these “romantic” scenes:  More...

WHAT’S UP

The Gaffney Little Theatre will present “The Boys Next Door” by Tom Griffin on Thursday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m More...

Sports

Fierce storm has school officials scrambling

Area fans, players and coaches learned once again to be wary of Old Man Winter.  The snow storm that blanketed the county this week forced the postponement of the basketball games between Blacksburg and Powdersville on Thursday and today’s More...

Blacksburg star commits toWinthrop

Blacksburg standout Alex Raines will play his college baseball at Winthrop College.  Raines began to catch the attention of college recruiters last spring when he led the Wildcats in batting and with wins on the mound, followed by a strong summe More...

Winter storm postpones Limestone athletic events

The Limestone men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader against Barton College scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12, has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 17.  The women’s game will begin at 5:30 p.m. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Getting a grip on realities of the federal budget

The big story about the federal budget this week was the Republican Party’s struggle to deal with raising the debt ceiling. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

A time to reflect on our nation’s early days

On the third Monday of February, Americans celebrate President’s Day.  Established in the 1880s to honor George Washington, this federal holiday — officially named “Washington’s Birthday” — was initially celeb More...

THEIR VIEWS

Don’t steal S.C. students’ class time just because it snowed

Senate President Pro Tem John Courson says he “cannot imagine anyone in the South Carolina Senate being opposed to” legislation the House passed last week forgiving up to five snow days this year .  More...

Breaking News - 2/15/2014 11:23 AM

Small quake in SC felt hundreds of miles away

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Valentine's Plans

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Has this week's winter weather altered your plans? What were some of the things for which you were planning or expecting for/from your significant other?     More...

Black History Celebration Saturday

The James Bros to perform

By JOE L. HUGHES II  Ledger Staff Writer  joe@gaffneyledger.com     More...

There’s more time to try and win a vacation

The deadline to register to win a vacation in the contest being sponsored by The Gaffney Ledger and its 24 business partners has been extended until Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. Entry blanks are available at each of the participating businesses. More...

Local News

HIGH-MILEAGE SLED

— Dr. Gena Poovey and Noah Lindemann enjoy sledding down Rest Street (next to Oakland Cemetery) on their 50-year-old sled as they have during every major snow event. More...

No extra money from sales tax will be available to school district this year

Voters will decide on extension

No sales tax windfall is expected when the Cherokee County School District finishes collecting revenue for a school building program early next year.  More...

Blacksburg mayor to seek sixth term

Time stands still for no one, and Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue admits he’s getting no younger.  Nevertheless, he is planning on devoting another four years to the Iron City, believing there is still much left to be accomplished.  Hog More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elizabeth Berry, stay-at-home mom who loved her family

Elizabeth (Beth) Louise Berry, 43, of Willow Springs, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Wake Med Raleigh in Raleigh, N.C.  Beth was born Jan. 27, 1971, in Charlotte, N.C., to James and Jackie McFadden. More...

Lewis C. Cox, 91, stormed Utah Beach on D-Day with U.S. Army

Lewis Daniel Cox, 91, of Gaffney, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Frederick Memorial Gardens.  Mr. More...

Judy Kay Petty

Funeral services for Judy Kay Petty, 53, of 401 New St., will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. at Suck Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Macomson, the Rev. Justin Lincoln, the Rev. Omigene Proctor and Dr. Dennis Rector officiating. More...

State News

Bill may allow schools to forgive more school days

COLUMBIA (AP) — This week’s snow and ice storm that again brought South Carolina to a standstill is delaying action on a snow-days bill stemming from the last bout of wintry weather.  More...

National News

Hey Romeo, thank these guys for bringing the roses

MIAMI (AP) — If Cupid were to have a home, it would be Miami International Airport.  More...

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