February 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local man earns his spot in the NFL

Count Gaffney native Josh Woods among the millions green with envy on Sunday night, jealous of those able to stand on the sideline to get an exclusive view of Super Bowl XLIX. More...

LifeStyles

Six ‘furry’ good reasons why animals can help fight depression

In addition to bringing us untold amounts of joy, humor, love and happiness, pets can provide something even more important: a reason to live and to keep on living

OAKLAND, Calif.—If you’ve ever had a pet, you’ve experienced the many benefits animals bring to our lives. They are friends and companions, sometimes even a part of who we are. More...

Schools and businesses help PeachCenter Ministries at Christmas

Alma Elementary School students collected personal items and canned foods. In the photo with the donations are Z’Niyah Garrison, Bailee Hughes, Lindsay Trefry and Anna Brasington. More...

Sports

It’s never over until it’s over

Dreele Jones calmly drilled two free throws with five seconds left Friday as Gaffney rallied for a thrilling 47-46 victory over Clover.  More...

Wildcats rout Liberty, 97-73

When the Blacksburg Wildcats are hounding every dribble and scoring off transition, they are hard to beat.  Liberty found that out on Friday.  Sheed Rogers had 21 points and Jordan Rodgers added 20 as the Wildcats rolled to an easy 97-73 ho More...

Saints post 400th win

The Limestone College (20-1, 15-0) women’s basketball team recorded the 400th win in program history and tied the team record with its 19th consecutive victory following a 77-51 decision over Lees-McRae College (5- 16, 4-11) on Saturday.  More...

MURDER CHARGES DISMISSED

Just a day after a 25- year-old Gaffney man was sentenced Jan. 20 to 40 years in prison for his role in a double-murder, the Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office dismissed all charges against an alleged co-defendant.   More...

VALENTINE’S GIVEAWAY

You could win $1,000 worth of merchandise

Looking for a way to really surprise that special someone in your life this Valentine’s Day?  One lucky person will do just that when they win The Gaffney Ledger Valentine’s Giveaway!  The Ledger has joined with 24 local merchan More...

Local News

Flu appears to be waning as peak season approaches

As peak season for the flu arrives, could the widespread outbreak be waning in the Palmetto State?  More...

Drought status for SC lifted

Thankfully, South Carolina didn’t thirst long for rain.  Declaring the entire state to be in an incipient drought by the S.C. More...

POLICE REPORTS

A generator and gas cans were reported stolennan. 27 following the burglary of a storage building on Old McKowns Farm Road. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe Louis Beason

May 10, 1926 - Jan. 30,2015

Joe Louis Beason of Pauline, S.C. being the proud Marine that he was, fought the good fight and won the battle on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. More...

Josh Pennington

Joshua Kane Pennington, 24, of 1836 Beech Street, passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Eric Pennington, Sr. More...

Betty H. Kirby, retired Cherokee County teacher

Mrs. Betty Hatcher Kirby, 85, of Covenant Village, died Thursday, January 29, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Gastonia on October 8, 1929, one of two daughters of the late Bailey Frank and Chloe Stacy Hatcher.  More...

Columns

Wear your good undies in case you’re in a wreck

For the next few minutes we are going to discuss something that’s very important, something your momma tried to stress to you from the time you were old enough to walk, something you need to keep in the forefront of your mind as you go forth in More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Ethics and roads

The South Carolina House of Representatives advanced legislation taking a major step forward in overhauling the ethics laws that govern elected and appointed officials at all levels of government. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Opportunity for all, favoritism to none

Many of us launch a new year with resolutions. We may not write out a formal list, but something about the arrival of Jan. 1 makes us want to do better. We start a diet or an exercise program. We read or pray more. We get organized.  More...

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Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?