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3-VEHICLE COLLISION

Two people were taken to the hospital Friday morning after two vehicles were involved in a collision with a FedEx truck. The accident occurred about 10:45 a.m. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Camp, Mr. Fowler exchange vows

Sheena Marie Camp and Thomas John Fowler, both of Gaffney, were united in marriage on Aug. 9, 2014, at The Lodge at Lake Bowen Commons in Inman. Eddie Smith, pastor of Blue Branch Baptist Church, Gaffney, officiated the 2 p.m. More...

Bill Haley’s Comets are set to rock the Newberry Opera House Jan. 16

NEWBERRY – The Newberry Opera House will host the original rock and roll band Bill Haley and His Comets on Friday, Jan. 16.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe Waters, retired from Fiber Industries

Joe Watson Waters, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Shirley Harmon, retired from Hamrick Mills

Margaret Shirley Harmon, 77, of 927 Buck Shoals Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Peachtree Centre.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Nesbitt Maurice Harmon and Lillian Horton Harmon. More...

Tom Byars, retired from Randolph Trucking and Brown Packing Co.

Tom Junior Byars, 68, of 301 Humphries St., answered the Master’s call on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at 11:28 p.m. at Gaffney Medical Center.  Son of the late Tom Byars and the late Rosa Rice Byars, he was born Oct. 15, 1946, in Pacolet. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

I’ve got tools and a laser level; how hard can it be?

When I was a kid, we would occasionally get a kite or a balsa airplane with a rubber band-powered propeller or some other type of modest toy that came with “some assembly required.” The simple “assembly” usually involved somet More...

THEIR VIEW

Fire deaths signal need for caution

The year is ending on a very bad note for fire fatalities, signaling the need for extra caution in the cold early months of 2015.  In Spartanburg before Christmas, three children and two adults died in an apartment fire on Saturday, Dec. 20. More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Technology, not politics, leading the way

For decades, American presidents urged the American people to reduce our reliance on foreign oil imports by conserving energy. Nothing worked.  More...

Highway deaths nearly doubled from 2013 to ’14

While it was far from the worst on record, 2014 shaped up to be a more deadly year on South Carolina roadways than during 2013.  The number of lives lost in Cherokee County in 2014 nearly doubled from the previous year, records show, while the s More...

Hospital won’t introduce first baby of the new year

A sign of modern times, the old practice of highlighting New Year’s babies could be coming to an end.  Prior to the New Year holiday, The Gaffney Ledger was informed that Gaffney Medical Center will no longer be publicizing the first baby More...

Local News

SUNDAY COLLISION

SUNDAY COLLISION — One person was taken to Gaffney Medical Center following a Sunday afternoon collision on West Floyd Baker Boulevard, although no serious injuries were reported. More...

Council meeting today

There will likely be no change at the top of Cherokee County Council.  Both chairman Tim Spencer and vice-chairman Rufus Foster are expected to be re-elected to their posts by acclimation at today’s 5 p.m. council meeting.  More...

Weather change will bring rude-awakening

Here comes winter.  Following a December in which local residents were spoiled with high temperatures averaging nearly 57 degrees, a rude awakening appears to be on its way this week.  More...

Sports

Consistently inconsistent

Indians go 1-2 at tournament; resume region play Tuesday at first-place Blue Eagles

There are scripts for teams to follow toward a region championship.  But taking care of the basketball in one game and turning the ball over too much the next isn’t one of them.  More...

Saints win 10th straight, top SWU

Senior point guard breaks school assist record

Five players scored in double figures as Limestone (11-1, 6-0) rolled past Southern Wesleyan (4-5, 2-4) Saturday evening 74- 41 to grab the team's 10th consecutive victory.  More...

A new year’s gift

Limestone comes through with win

Entering Saturday night's Conference Carolinas matchup with Southern Wesleyan, Limestone men's basketball had experienced several recent unfortunate outcomes. More...

State News

Laughing in church:

Comedic duo finds laughs in South Carolina church pews

ORANGEBURG (AP) — When Ms. Sue and Ms. More...

Spartanburg coroner puts crosses on road to mark crash deaths

SPARTANBURG (AP) — Cars whizzed by on East Blackstock Road south of Spartanburg recently at the start of rush hour.  In the median stood Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger and investigator Jonathan Lawson, holding a can of white sp More...

National News

17 million Americans affected by alcohol use disorders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tequila sure looks real, so do the beer taps. More...

New study says eating beef is harmful to the environment

WASHINGTON (AP) —The government issues dietary guidelines every five years to encourage Americans to eat healthier. More...

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