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A new football season kicks off on Ledger Live with a pair of longtime Upstate rivals battling for regional supremacy.  Union County visits The Reservation to take on the Gaffney Indians in both teams’ 2015 opener. More...

LifeStyles

“THREADS”

Clothing to offer unique walk through state history

COLUMBIA — The S.C. State Museum is showcasing more than 200 years of South Carolina clothing in the upcoming exhibition “Threads: The Story in Our Clothes” opening on Saturday, Aug. 22.  More...

Ross-Jefferies

Thomas William and Betty Charlene Hayes Ross of Blacksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Antawana Renee’, to Imari Jaquard Jefferies of Gaffney.  Miss Ross is the granddaughter of William Thomas and Helen Ross of Blacksburg, a More...

ANNIVERSARY

McCraws celebrate 56th wedding anniversary

Robert and Judith McCraw are celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary.  High school sweethearts, the couple was married Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Daphne Fowler

CHESNEE — Daphne Abbigayle Fowler, 12 of Chesnee, lost her life tragically Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, due to injuries she sustained in an automobile accident.  Services to celebrate her life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Alonzo Jeter Jr.

Deacon Alonzo C. Jeter, Jr., 58, of 126 Moss Street, husband of Mrs. Barbara Leverette Jeter, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday night, Aug. 18, 2015, at 10:50 p.m. at his residence.  More...

Robert Gibbs

Funeral service for Mr. Robert Edward Gibbs, known as “Rot,” 74, of 415 East Dr. L. M. Rosemond Lane, Gaffney, will be held on Friday, Aug. 21, at 3 p.m. at Mitchell Chapel Fire Baptist Holiness Church with Dr. E. D. Lawson, Dr. J. W. More...

Breaking News - 8/22/2015 10:19 AM

Indians rally to top Union County - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD  Ledger Sports Editor  larry@gaffneyledger.com     If this was an indication of what’s in store for the Gaffney High football team, it’s going to be a wild ride.  More...

Seventh graders must have whooping cough vaccine - Free Access

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

GOVERNMENT AGENCY WEBSITE RATINGS

Peachtree Centre ‘much below average’

The county-owned nursing home has been deemed much below average by a government agency website.  The rating is based on a 5-star scale and determined by factors including rankings on health inspections, staffing and quality measures.  More...

And The Walls Came TumbIng Down

  Demolition work is under way at the former home of Santiago’s and Blue Bay Seafood restaurants on Floyd Baker Boulevard. There was no immediate word on future plans for the site. |align=left|width=250|height=102|link=node] More...

Local News

Restaurant’s event will keep firefighters hydrated

Customers of Firehouse Subs in Gaffney came through in a big way for area firefighters recently as part of a special event at the restaurant.  More...

‘Silent Sam’ issues warning

I have issued a warning! A swarm of yellow jackets will invade The Reservation on Friday during the Union vs. Gaffney game. More...

50,000 free meals served

Cherokee County School District Food Services served more than 50,000 free meals to children through a summer meal program at six schools and several community sites.  More...

Sports

No quarterback choice yet for Spurrier - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier said South Carolina's offense improved on Saturday, just not enough to show a clear frontrunner among the four players competing for starting quarterback.  More...

Speed to Burn

Tailback bulks up to carry more of the offensive load for the Indians

When Ikeem Posey started playing football as a young child, he was a running back.  “I wasn’t the biggest but I enjoyed running the ball,” Posey said.  Posey still isn’t one of the biggest players on his team at 5-fo More...

Indians look to avenge tough loss to Jackets

Union County will pose a variety of challenges though the air for the Gaffney Indians in the season opener today.  The Yellow Jackets return 15 players, including senior quarterback Ke’Airrius Smith, who passed for 1,868 yards and 22 touch More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Insurers want to know

I recently received a letter in the mail from my health insurance company, indicating they needed some extra information about me, apparently so they can help determine new insurance rates.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Time to shorten the presidential campaign season

In mid-August, Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post provided further evidence of how our political system is both badly broken and dominated by insiders. “Dear Democrats,” he wrote, “It’s too late to start over.”  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Obamavilles on the rise

America’s homeless are lawyering up to fight for a “right” to live on the street. Your neighborhood and personal safety be damned.  More...

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