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Broad River Electric Co-op donates more than $5,000 to local charities

One good deed deserves another… and another.  Broad River Electric Cooperative employees have been donating a portion of their monthly wages to the United Way of the Piedmont for decades and the cooperative annually matches those dollars. More...

CANS FOR CHRISTMAS –

Katie Sides, Meals On Wheels’ kitchen manager, and Joyce Coppick, Meals on Wheels’ chef, collect the canned good donated to MOW during the Chick-fil-A “Cans for Christmas” cam More...

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The top 10 topics on Facebook in 2014

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Obituaries - Free Access

POLLY BLANTON

Gaffney — Polly Hughes Parker Blanton, lovingly called Poppie by family and friends, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

BARBARA WYATT

Gaffney — Barbara Jean Phillips Wyatt, 79, of 279 Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Kress Shuford Johnson

Gaffney — Kress Shuford Johnson, 80, of Bridges Farm Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 13, 2014.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Susie Taylor Johnson and the son of the late Mitchell Johnson and Marie Price More...

RACE RELATIONS

Leaders meet to discuss the local state of things

With recent images of conflicts between law enforcement officials and protesters fresh on their minds, a group of local officials, clergymen and persons of influence gathered Thursday purposed with avoiding something similar occurring here.   More...

Julia’s case on

TV ... again

The case of Julia Phillips is once again getting the attention of a nationally televised truecrime show.  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...

Local News

Police chase across state line ends in Cherokee County

30-year-old Shelby man faces multiple charges

Leading law enforcement officials in a pair of North Carolina counties on a highspeed chase Wednesday afternoon, a man accused of separate carjacking cases saw his run from justice end in Cherokee County.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

Seal coating on parking lot driven on while wet

An estimated $1,760 in damage was reported after a driver pulled into a closed-off parking lot while it was being seal coated.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, the incident occurred in the parking lot of the Clock restaurant on Hyatt More...

HISTORIC MARKER

  HISTORIC MARKER — Limestone College Trustee Virginia Skinner is shown with her grandchildren — Ginny Haynes, Marguerite Oliver, Rachel Bourne and Caroline Hickman —and son Dr. More...

Sports

Lady Indians stay perfect

A halftime lead turned into a rout for the undefeated Gaffney girls basketball team on Friday.  Up by five at the break, the Lady Indians outscored Union County 41-29 over the final 16 minutes to take a comfortable 68-51 victory at The Burial Gr More...

Gaffney earns “Mystikal” victory

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff insisted his team has worked on its 3-point shooting in practice.  On Friday, it paid dividends.  The Indians nailed six threes, including three by Makel Noel and two by Mystikal Tate to beat visiting More...

Special day for GHS coaching legend and Indian duo

Gaffney coaching legend Bob Prevatte as well as players Eb Covington and T.J. Haney will have fond memories of the The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives North vs. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

The booger quandary

Since ’tis the flu and sniffling season, I figure this is a timely topic.  I’m talking about nasal drip etiquette.  I’m guessing this is one topic you can’t look up in your basic “which-silverware-to-use” More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

It’s in the signs: time to reform education funding

In the noisy political post-gaming usual for an election year, focusing as always on partisan differences, the pundits have missed one quiet fact that speaks instead to the things that unite us:  November was a very good month for South Carolina More...

THEIR VIEW

Lucas looks, sounds every bit like the leader South Carolina needs

We have had nothing but flattering things to say about S.C. Rep. More...

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