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Cowpens Battlefield to mark 234th anniversary of American victory

Special events set for weekend of Jan. 15-18

To celebrate the 234th anniversary of the decisive American victory over the British, Cowpens National Battlefield will celebrate and host special events Jan. 15-18, 2015.  More...

Miss Pittman, Mr. Black exchange vows on Nov. 7 at Flint Hill Baptist Church

Jessica Lee Pittman and Jeffery Lee Black, both of Shelby, N.C., were married on Friday, Nov 7, 2014, at Flint Hill Baptist Church in Shelby. Justin Martin conducted the 7 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

What’s Up?

Christmas services Southside Baptist Church, 204 W. O’Neal St., will have a family oriented Christmas Eve service today, Dec. 24, at 5 p. m. u Antioch Kingdom Building Ministries More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Becky McCraw, retired from S.C. Employment Security Commission

ANDERSON – Rebecca Irene McMillan McCraw, 84, formerly of Glenwood Avenue, but recently a resident of Morningside Assisted Living of Anderson, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at Presbyterian Homes Foothills Retirement Community.  More...

Charles (‘Larry’) Moss, retired from U.S. Army after 21 years of service

Charles “Larry” Moss, 70, of Killeen, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, after a short illness at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas. Larry was born in Gaffney on Sept. 17, 1944, to Dewey P. More...

John Robert Schrak

John Robert Schrak, 73, of Gaffney passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.  Graveside services were held Monday Dec. 22, at 11 a.m. at Frederick Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements by Shuford Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel.   More...

National News

The most woeful time of the year:

Why the holidays are so hard and how to get through them

OAKLAND, Calif. – With its sparkly decorations, family traditions and festive get-togethers, this is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. But for many of us, the holidays are the most woeful time instead. More...

45-50 VEHICLES BURGLARIZED

Suspect, 15, faces multiple charges after dogs track him down

Bloodhounds helped Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies take a 15-year-old into custody in connection with more than 50 vehicle burglaries that occurred early Sunday.  More...

Peachtree Centre could face huge fine

The county-operated Peachtree Centre could face potential fines of as much as $60,000 for failing to comply with state guidelines regarding Medicaid reimbursement payments. More...

Highway Patrol advice: Slow down and allow extra time

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers have a simple message for holiday travelers.  “With more people on the roadways, slow down and allow extra time,” offered Lance Cpl. More...

Local News

Merry Christmas to all!

188 kids had a merrier Christmas thanks to you!

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper.   More...

If you’re dreaming of a ‘White Christmas,’ dream on

Tightly-wrapped presents patiently sit under holiday trees in Cherokee County, awaiting the laughter and joyous squeals of children eager to collect the contents inside on Christmas Day.  While the holiday is sure to offer its bounty in gifts an More...

POLICE REPORTS

An estimated $5,000 in damage was reported following a Dec. 13 hit-andrun incident in a pharmacy’s parking lot. More...

Sports

Foster finds role with Herd

Hyleck Foster was a standout running back for Gaffney High School before he graduated last year.  And while he’ll be in the backfield a few times, his main duty this season for the Marshall University football team has been catching the ba More...

GHS soph receives offensive MVP

Gaffney quarterback Bryson Ward threw for more than 200 yards a game, making him the easy choice for the team’s offensive Most Valuable Player award.  In 10 games, the talented sophomore completed 150 of his 291 passes for 2,041 yards and More...

College Basketball

Saints drop final game on Fla. road trip

Limestone held a four-point lead with less than 10 minutes to play Sunday afternoon against Eckerd, but tired legs caught up to the Saints in their fourth game in as many days as they dropped 60-47 to the Tritons.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A lot has changed, but the smiles remain

When employees of The Gaffney Ledger came up with a plan in 1989 to help some disadvantaged children in Cherokee County at Christmas, little did I realize that after 25 years, the program, “Christmas is for Kids” would still be going stro More...

PAT BUCHANAN

What the war on cops has wrought

“NYPD, KKK, How many kids did you kill today?”  That was one of the chants of anti-police protesters in New York City. Another was, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!”  More...

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