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SCC requests county money for new project

Calling it a “fair request,” a Spartanburg Community College official on Monday asked the county for money for its newest building.  More...

WE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day.  We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 27.  The change will not disrupt newspaper deliveries.  More...

LifeStyles

WHEELS A’ TURNIN’

Pottery show offers local artists unique opportunity to showcase their diverse skillsets

Friends come and friends go, but family is forever.  More...

Harold’s, Downtown Gaffney brace for appearance by country music star

An eatery with local and national appeal, Harold's Restaurant owner Tony Lipscomb is rather accustomed to phones at the downtown Gaffney business ringing off the hook.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Memorial Day ceremony set for May 24 in Cowpens A Memorial Day ceremony will be held Saturday, May 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Cowpens Veterans Park. A wreath in memory of all fallen heroes and PFC “Bobo” Mc- Craw More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnny Reid

Johnny Emerson Reid, 62, of 422 Sarratt Street, entered eternal rest on Saturday, May 17, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Gaffney and was the son of the late John Frank Martin and Louise Reid Martin.  Johnny was a 19 More...

Charles Harrison

Charles Keith (Petticoat) Harrison, 60, of 1233 Wilcox Avenue, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Donna Earls Harrison and son of the late Rev. More...

Elizabeth Estes

BLACKSBURG — Elizabeth Florence Bell Estes, 79, of 373 Wilbur Street, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014 at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  Born in Blacksburg, she was the wife of the late Thomas Wilkes Estes and the daughter of the l More...

National News

Lots of travel expected

NEW YORK (AP) — A strong case of cabin fever and a little more money to spend should inspire a greater number of Americans to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.  More...

SCDOT sues trucking company over accident that damaged I-85 bridge

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $3 million in damages against a Georgia based trucking company for a May 22, 2011, accident that severely damaged a bridge over Interstate 85. More...

N.C. man charged in fatal accident

A 27-year-old North Carolina man, who allegedly was a passenger in a vehicle during a fatal hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian, was arrested Monday and charged with the same offense as the driver — hit-and-run involving a death.  More...

House catches fire for second time in 3 weeks; can’t be saved

What an April 30 fire started, a Monday night fire finished.  Less than three weeks after a fire of undetermined nature severely damaged a Walnut Street home, City of Gaffney firefighters were called back to the same scene Monday night to find t More...

Local News

Hit-and-run becoming ‘painful epidemic’

Seeing hit-and-run crimes escalating across North Carolina, safety advocates at the AAA Carolinas automobile club recently argued that hit-and-run is becoming a “painful traffic safety epidemic.”  The problem isn’t just limited More...

JUST A TASTE, PLEASE

JUST A TASTE, PLEASE — A Brett’s Baker employee offers pastry samples Saturday to local residents during a “Taste of Downtown” event hosted by the Gaffney Downtown Business As More...

County OKs first reading of budget

Without even a second of discussion, Cherokee County Council unanimously approved first reading Monday of its $20.2 million budget.  More...

Sports

NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championship Limestone vs. LIU Post Sunday at 4 p.m.

Division I transfer makes big impact

The lacrosse pipeline from Canada to Limestone College has been flowing for years but at times it veers through North Carolina.  That’s the route Mike Messenger took.  Messenger, who played last season at Division I High Point Univer More...

GHS golf team struggles at state tournament

It was a tough two days for the Gaffney High golf team.  The Indians finished 10th out of 16 teams at the Class 4A state tournament at Furman University.  The Indians shot a 322 on Tuesday, the same score they shot during Monday’s fir More...

Coach raises concerns over defense’s poor tackling in spring practice

It took only one word for Gaffney coach and acting defensive coordinator Dan Jones to sum up his concerns midway though spring practice.  “Tackling,” Jones said. “Tackling has been a problem. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘That’s not me; it must be Ella’

Do you snore?  I’ve been told I do, but how would I know for sure?  My wife says so, but is she just saying that as a defense mechanism because I have accused her of the doing the same thing?  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

A legendary failure of liberalism

When Brown v. Board of Education, the 9-0 Warren Court ruling came down 60 years ago, desegregating America’s public schools, this writer was a sophomore at Gonzaga in Washington, D.C.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Move cautiously to ease loan rules

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be very cautious about loosening mortgage lending standards given the mayhem that was wrought by overzealous lenders during the housing bust that led to the 2008 economic collapse and the Great Recession.  More...

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