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SC Senate to begin debate on $7 billion spending plan - Free Access

 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate is expected to spend the week debating its $7 billion spending plan for state taxes. The Senate came in Monday to get a head start. More...

Man faces drug, weapon charges after traffic stop

An April 29 traffic stop in the area of Vermont Drive and Indiana Circle led to the arrest of a 39- year-old Gaffney man on drug and weapon charges.  More...

Budget workshop slated today

Gaffney City Council is scheduled to meet today (Monday) to discuss its budget for the upcoming year.  The workshop will follow council’s regularly scheduled 5 p.m. meeting.  More...

Dollar Tree post reaches 8,924 people

The Gaffney Ledger placed this post on Facebook on April 30 at 8:57 a.m.: Show Dollar Tree we want them to locate their distribution center here. 400 employees, $125 million investment!! More...

LifeStyles

High-tech sensors help kids keep eye on aging parents - Free Access

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook.&n More...

AAUW honors four at annual banquet

The annual American Association of University Women banquet and awards ceremony took place at Carson Farm in April. More...

BIRTH

Gentry Scout Deyton

Tim and Brittney Deyton of Blacksburg announce the birth of their son, Gentry Scout, on March 26, 2015, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 15 ozs.  Maternal grandparents are Sidney and Phyllis Cobb of Blacksburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Henry C. Gordon Sr.

Henry Clay Gordon Sr., 77, of Joliet, Ill., formerly of Brownsville, Texas, and McKinney, Ky., passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Presence St. More...

Caci Joyce Mullinax

Caci Joyce Mullinax, 26, of Gaffney went home to be with the Lord on Friday. May 1, 2015.  Services to celebrate her life will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Shuford- Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel. More...

Doris Kramp

Doris Ruth Conley Kramp, 84, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, in Rogers.  Born May 17, 1930, in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Fred and Rena Patterson Conley and was a member of the Rogers Freewill Baptist Church. More...

Breaking News - 5/5/2015 8:17 AM

Child dies - Free Access

      Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a 3-year-old Gaffney child was killed this evening after being thrown from a front end loader.  Fowler said Kameron Lee Hall of 193 Hall Road died at 6:48 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 5/4/2015 7:23 AM

Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president - Free Access

Official announcement coming today

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.  More...

Update on child's death - Free Access

      Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a 3 year old Gaffney toddler who was fatally injured Monday evening after being thrown from a front end loader died from blunt force head trauma.  Fowler said an autopsy perfor More...

In an effort to determine if the city (Gaffney) is “doing the best job we can serving our citizens”

Firm asked to review police procedures

An Indianapolis-based training firm has been tapped by the city to lead the review of its police department’s policies and practices.  City Administrator James Taylor told the Police Committee on Wednesday he talked with consultants from P More...

Washed out Campo Giorno rescheduled for Tuesday, May 26

Spread the word.  Campo Giorno has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 26, from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the Gaffney High football stadium. More...

Local News

Teacher recruitment fair - Free Access

   More than 70 jobseekers have pre-registered to attend Saturday's first teacher recruitment fair held by the Cherokee County School District.  More...

PEACH FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS

— South Carolina Peach Festival volunteers sold “Nothing peachy about cancer” T-shirts and peach-flavored chicken wings during Relay for Life on Friday. More...

HEAD OF THE CLASS

Gaffney High students honor Vietnam War veterans

Tears in their eyes, local Vietnam War veterans received a long overdue homecoming April 28 when Gaffney High history students gathered to honor their military service.  More...

Sports

Tiger's Watson on track for full recovery - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson believes he won't miss a beat despite sitting out all spring after knee ligament surgery. More...

Saints celebrate Senior Night with easy win

The nationally second-ranked Limestone College (17-1) men’s lacrosse team celebrated senior night with a 20-5 win over Catawba College (5-10) on Friday.  The senior class, now a combined 69-6 overall during their four-year tenure, was led More...

‘Good’ enough for the NFL

Gaffney product Good taken in seventh by Colts, Craig signs with Bengals

Although there seemed to be confusion how to spell his name, Gaffney’s Denzelle Good couldn’t be happier — or any more thankful.  The Mars Hill offensive tackle was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the second-to-last pi More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Shrieking coming from the laundry room

Boy, could I use some peace and quiet.  I don’t know if it’s from the noise or from the stress, but I’ve been battling one king-size throbbing headache for the past couple of days.  I’m guessing it’s probably a More...

THEIR VIEW

Move CDV debate into law

A state with one of the worst records for criminal domestic violence in the country needs new laws that are tough enough to make a difference.  It’s time for the S.C. Legislature to get off the dime and make that happen.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Joan Walsh does not think for me

I read an opinion piece this week by liberal writer Joan Walsh decrying the presumed jubilation of “white America” and the media over a mother’s public spanking of her son for participating in the Baltimore riots.  More...

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