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County eyes Santee Cooper money for ‘spec building’

Santee Cooper lending program has provided more than $40 million for 20 commercial and industrial projects statewide.  Cherokee County would like some of that money.  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. More...

LifeStyles

‘In the Spirit of ChristmasWalking Tour’ Sunday, Dec. 14, will traverse the streets of Gaffney’s historic residential district

Get into the Christmas spirit with a delightful walking tour of  Gaffney’s Nationally Registered Historic Residential District on Sunday, Dec. 14.  More...

FIVE GENERATIONS –

Vivian Ramsey is shown with her great-great-granddaughter and fifth generation, Chloe George. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Couple married 50 years

Ron and Sybil Bell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 7 with a party at Kirby Church given by their children, Christy Vergara, Greg Bell, Kevin Bell and Randy Bell. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lessie Rutherford Johnson, a native of Washington Co., Va.

Lessie Rutherford Johnson, 93, of Gaffney, formerly of Marion, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Gaffney Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.  More...

Betty Lou Dawkins, retired from B.D. Lee Elementary School

Betty Lou Tate Dawkins, 87, of 456 East Junior High Road, widow of Sammie Dawkins, answered the Master’s call on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the home of her daughter and son-inlaw, Maria and Jonathan Gibbs, 206 Dogwood Drive.  More...

Doris Willene Lanier, GHS graduate and retired from Belk

Doris Willene Littlejohn Lanier, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at her residence.  More...

NOT GUILTY

Jury frees man charged with meth trafficking

A 43-year-old Gaffney man facing a possible third strike walked away from the Cherokee County Courthouse a free man Friday after a jury found him not guilty of trafficking methamphetamine.  More...

Man charged with stealing police cruiser

A handcuffed 42-year-old Blacksburg man initially taken into custody Dec. 4 on a misdemeanor charge was later hit with a grand larceny charge after he allegedly drove away in a Blacksburg Police Department vehicle.  More...

WATCH INDIANS-VIKINGS LIVE

Rivals will collide tonight (Monday) as the Gaffney High basketball teams host Spartanburg in a hoops doubleheader from The Burial Ground.  The contests will be streamed live via Ledger Live. More...

Local News

Damage to transformer causes power outage at Baker Boulevard businesses

Several West Floyd Baker Boulevard businesses found themselves without power Friday morning after a trucker apparently damaged a power transformer.  More...

Boys and Girls Club starts afterschool program at Luther Vaughan Elementary

The Boys & Girls Club celebrated another milestone Dec. 2 when it held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new afterschool program at Luther Vaughan Elementary.  More...

Museum volunteers kept busy frying sausage and flipping pancakes

The griddles were barely hot at 7:25 a.m. Saturday morning when the first customer arrived five minutes early for a takeout pancake order at the Cherokee County History & Arts Museum.  More...

Sports

Noel rings in a victory

Gaffney was locked in a tight one on the road.  The Union County gym was rocking, but the Indians turned up the pressure on the Yellow Jackets to squeak out a hard-fought 78-72 win on Friday.  “The constant pressure wore them down,&rd More...

Lady Indians top Union County

Niya Goudelock is living up to her preseason billing.  Goudelock, named as the region’s preseason player of the year, scored 13 of her 27 points in the fourth quarter to propel the Gaffney Lady Indians to a 67-62 win at Union County on Fri More...

HALL OF FAMERS

Blacksburg High inducted five new members into its Hall of Fame Dec. 4 during the school’s football awards banquet. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Brother, can you spare some clubs?

Over the years I have purchased ... More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Racist cops — or liberal slander?

We have found the new normal in America.  If you are truly outraged by some action of police, prosecutors, grand juries, or courts, you can shut down the heart of a great city.  More...

THEIR VIEW

S.C. has reason to emphasize winter weather

The recent record cold of November is a reminder to South Carolinians that though our winter is considered mild by comparison with many parts of the United States, it can have devastating consequences.  More...

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