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ghs summer workout begins

The Gaffney High football players worked up a good sweat on Tuesday in the weight room and practice field. New strength and conditioning coach Aaron Walker put the players through a rigorous weight lifting session. More...

Old Glory waves proudly at city’s Flag Day

The Stars and Stripes were prominently displayed outside city hall Friday evening as Gaffney celebrated the adoption of the United States flag. More...

Peachtree Centre fined after DHEC inspection

State regulators have fined Peachtree Centre about $135,000 for failing to meet state standards during an inspection this spring. The fine arose from a state inspection at the county-operated nursing home conducted April 27-30. More...

POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING

Gaffney police are seeking leads in connection with a shooting Sunday afternoon that sent a male subject to the hospital.  Law enforcement officials scrambled to the Limestone Courts housing division around 2:30 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

11TH ANNUAL SHERIFF'S RIDE FOR RELAY

With sunny blue skies above, an open road ahead, and thunderous exhaust notes coming from pretty much every direction, more than 180 motorcyclists and riders set out June 6 for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Ride for the Relay.  More...

CCLA to hold tutor workshop this week

The Cherokee County Literacy Association will hold a six-hour tutor workshop on Tuesday, June 16, from 6-9 p.m and Thursday, June 18, from 6-9 p.m. More...

What's Up?

Music camp Buford Street United Methodist Church will hold its annual Music Camp for students in grades 3-8 on July 27-31. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard Woodall, retired from Flagstar

Richard (Richie) Novak Woodall, 58, of 160 Virginia Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 12, 2015. More...

Billy Joe Hughey, retired as a polymer chips manufacturer

Billy Joe Hughey, 65, of 610 E. Jefferies St., Gaffney, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Connie Hughey and son of the late Hubert Hughey and Maude Lindsey Hughey. More...

Terrance John McGee

Terrance John McGee, 58, of Gaffney, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015.  Services are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of Shuford- Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel.   More...

State News

Helicopter tours nixed

(AP) — North Myrtle Beach officials have rejected a proposal to allow a helicopter tour company to operate in the city.  Local media outlets report that the city's board of zoning appeals on Thursday rejected a request to allow the helicop More...

Breaking News - 6/16/2015 3:27 PM

Peeler opens session with a bomb - Free Access

SC Senate majority leader asks Leatherman to step down SEANNA ADCOX, Associated Press More...

Governor's school ignites passion for art - Free Access

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com More...

Flag Day Audio Slide Show - Free Access

Members of the 282nd U.S. More...

City to vote on budget tonight - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD  Ledger Staff Writer  larry@gaffneyledger.com     More...

Bodies found in burned truck

POLICE TAKE 2 INTO CUSTODY

If it weren’t for a very specific tip and a quick response by law enforcement, the gruesome discovery of a burned pickup truck containing two bodies in Hickory Grove might never have been linked to a double-murder in Blacksburg. More...

Several offers expected when bids opened today

The county is expected to have several offers to buy the Peacthree Centre nursing home when Cherokee County Council publicly opens bids at today’s meeting.  “There has been a lot of interest,” Cherokee County Assistant Adminis More...

Local News

Blacksburg Museum and Civic Center now open

Over the course of the past few months as he returned home following a long day of work across the Broad River, Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue would drive drive past the town’s museum and civic center.  More...

Safety Team recognized

Members of the Cherokee County Fire Safety Team came home from an annual firefighting conference at Myrtle Beach this week with special recognition for their efforts.  For the second time since the team was founded, it received the Richard S. More...

WINNERS

WINNERS — Mrs. Deana Blanton’s 6th grade class was named the overall winner in the Gaffney Middle School Olympics. The event is comprised of both athletic and academic challenges. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 6/16/2015 4:43 PM

Legendary Summerville coach McKissick retires - Free Access

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The nation's winningest high school football coach has decided to retire.Summerville High School coach John McKissick announced Tuesday he is stepping down immediately. More...

AP source: Cardinals allegedly hacked Astros player database - Free Access

By R.B. FALLSTROM and JIM SALTER   Associated Press   More...

Kerr knows what the Warriors face in Game 6 of NBA Finals - Free Access

By BRIAN MAHONEY   AP Basketball Writer   More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Let’s put the ‘Ex’ in ‘Ex-Im’

Congress does two things well: nothing and overreact. Well, I have some good news: Doing nothing when it comes to the Ex-Im Bank is exactly what we need right now.  More...

OUR VIEW

New, fresh ideas vital to any venture

We hope you read the article we published Wednesday, June 3, about the ages, gender and race of those we elect to public office. More...

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