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Wife taken into custody after spouse found shot

An investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office into a shooting incident in which a wife shot her husband inside a Tansi Trail home has resulted in the wife’s arrest May 8 on an attempted murder charge. More...

Teens face additional charge in fatal shooting

City of Gaffney police Friday announced additional charges against two teens accused of murder after a man was gunned down Wednesday on Cemetery Alley. More...

LifeStyles

Smart mirrors in fitting rooms boost sales - Free Access

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror that suggests jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video so you can compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on.  More...

Spook Handy returns to Gaffney to present another Music Sandwiched-In show May 14

Concert will be last in library’s spring series

Spook Handy will make a return engagement to the Cherokee County Public Library on Thursday, May 14, after a triumphant fall and winter tour with Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie.  His performance will be from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

Library plans limited programs this month to prepare for Summer Reading Program

The Cherokee County Public Library has announced its lineup of May programs for children and teens. For more information, contact Alyssa D'Angelo, the library’s youth services manager, at 864-487-2711, ext. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

J.R. Peeler Sr., retired from Eaton Corp.

BLACKSBURG – J.R. Peeler Sr., 74, 703 S. Charleston St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 8, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Dora Humphries, devoted wife and Christian mother

GASTONIA, N.C. – Dora Jane Owens Humphries, 82, passed away Friday May 8, 2015. She was born in Cleveland County, daughter of the late Clyde William and Mary Wallace Owens. More...

Floyd Crocker, retired from Cherokee Finishing

Floyd Dean Crocker, 72, of 434 Goucher School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Dorothy (Dot) Parker Crocker and son of the late Hamlet Crocker and Sarah Mathi More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Either let Rose in or bulldoze the dang thing

You can’t have a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame that doesn’t include Pete Rose.  You just can’t.  Because without No. 14, that’s not what it is — a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, I mean.  More...

THEIR VIEW

If roads remain bad, SC will lose to others

Gov. Nikki Haley has a track record of success in attracting industry to South Carolina. She boasts of landing more than $15 billion in investment from business and industry and more than 64,000 jobs since taking office in 2011.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Can women take the heat?

If you’re ever trapped in a burning building, just pray the firefighter climbing up to rescue you isn’t Rebecca Wax, or someone like her who’s been given an EZ pass through firefighter training for the sake of gender equality.  More...

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Volvo chooses SC - Free Access

Volvo chooses South Carolina for new $500 million auto plant   More...

MOTORCYCLE CHASE ENDS IN DEATH

A Boiling Springs woman is dead following a motorcycle crash Friday evening on Old Georgia Highway near the Spartanburg County line. More...

Ex-cop in more trouble with the law

A former Wellford police officer who recently was charged with misconduct in office following a SLED investigation now faces charges from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office following an alleged domestic incident last week. More...

Subscribe and get 52 weeks access to Washington Post

The Gaffney Ledger has partnered with The Washington Post in a promotion that gives print subscribers to The Gaffney Ledger free digital access to the Post for 52 weeks.  Ledger subscribers who have previously provided the newspaper with their e More...

Local News

86-year-old man thwarts would-be armed robber

An 86-year-old Gaffney man fought back against an alleged armed robbery May 1 outside an East Frederick Street supermarket and a 34-year-old Cowpens man is now in custody.  According to a Gaffney Police Department report, the incident occurred o More...

Gaffney woman dies in NC wreck

A 34-year-old Gaffney woman was killed May 6 in a 4-vehicle chain reaction crash near Gardner- Webb University in Shelby, N.C.  Kristina Marie Gunnin was pronounced dead at the scene of the 3:30 a.m. More...

HEAD OF THE CLASS

Ewing band awarded arts grant

The John E. Ewing Middle School Band has been awarded a $750 grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2014 – 2015 fiscal year. More...

Sports

Saints marching on

Limestone advances to host semifinal matchup

The Limestone men’s lacrosse team wasted little time in showing it was serious about defending its national championshp.  More...

Wildcats stumble in upperstate opener

Prep Baseball

The uniforms were familar; the team’s play wasn’t.  Blacksburg pitchers issued nine free passes, fielders made miscues at critical times and the Wildcats lost 11-6 at Mid-Carolina in the 2A upperstate championship tournament opener o More...

Gaffney golfers look to advance at today’s upperstate tourney

The Gaffney High golf team will be seeking its third straight trip to the state tournament with a top eight finish at today’s upperstate tournament.  The strong field includes defending state champion Boiling Springs, Byrnes, Dorman and ho More...

Letters

Thanks to Rep. Steve Moss

Dear Cody:  I attended and testified at an Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday in Columbia. Rep. More...

Violence never solved anything, right?

Dear Editor:  How many times did that woman have to whup her son upside the head (during the Baltimore riots) to make him understand that VIOLENCE NEVER SOLVED ANYTHING!!!???  Danny Pack Gaffney, SC   More...

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