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Major traffic safety patrol will soon begin here

Looking to put an end to deadly crashes in an exceedingly deadly year on South Carolina roadways, South Carolina Highway Patrol officials announced Thursday afternoon Cherokee County is being targeted for a major safety campaign. More...

CLOSED MONDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8.   More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney native named to First Piedmont Board of Directors

Dr. Charles P. Stroup has been named to the board of directors at First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association.  More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

Representing five generations is Mary Love (sitting, center), Bonnie Love (left), Cindy Lewis (right), Robert John Lewis (standing middle), and his son, Robert John Lewis Jr. More...

Teacup Auction to be held Oct. 3

Proceeds to be used for residents at Ivey Grove Assisted Living and other mission projects

The seventh annual Teacup Auction will be held Oct. 3 at Rehoboth Baptist Church in Gaffney. All proceeds from the event will be used to assist residents of Ivy Grove Assisted Living and other missions projects.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

DENNIS CORRY

BLACKSBURG — Mr. Dennis Eugene Corry, 83, of 113 Hughey Lake Road, husband of Mickey Thompson Corry, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, at 4:10 a.m. at his residence.  More...

JOHN FOSTER, JR.

John Haywood Foster, Jr., 53, of 402 2nd St., widower of Mrs. Patricia Foster, answered the Master’s call Aug. 2015, at his residence.  Son of Mr. John Foster, Sr. and Mrs. Irene Foster, he was born on July 20, 1962, in Gaffney. More...

CONNIE VAUGHT

SMYRNA — Connie Lynn Vaught, 68, of 157 Orebank Road, passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at her residence.  More...

State News

Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers during a Bible study will face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Thursday.  More...

Daddy Joe’s hosting Miracle Hill fundraiser

Rarely does one receive the opportunity to benefit themselves in addition to enriching the lives of others in a few brief moments.  More...

Breaking News - 9/3/2015 9:16 PM

Gamecocks hold off North Carolina - Free Access

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Shon Carson ran for 75 yards and a touchdown, linebacker Skai Moore intercepted two passes in the end zone and South Carolina defeated border state rival North Carolina 17-13 on Thursday night.  More...

Crews could begin pouring footings next week for Dollar Tree distribution center - Free Access

Project on schedule and proceeding smoothly

Construction on a $104.4 million distribution center is on schedule. The Dollar Tree project is expected to receive its first shipment in late April and be operational several weeks later. More...

Grads here surpass state ACT average

After no change for the past two senior classes, Cherokee County high school graduates scored above the state average on the ACT this year.  ACT scores were reported for seniors who graduated in the Class of 2015.  More...

Cherokee National will host First Tee event Sept. 18

A giant inflatable T-rex dinosaur and questions based on life’s values are just a few challenges local elementary students will encounter Sept. 18 in a team challenge at Cherokee National Golf Club.  More...

Local News

Church dedicates building

On Sunday, August 23, Macedonia Baptist Church, Gaffney, SC, celebrated the completion of their new children and youth building. More...

Nurse practitioner joins physicans group

Mary Black Health System Gaffney is pleased to welcome Carrie Hall, FNP, to Mary Black Health System. Carrie has joined Dr. Steven Lewis and Dr. More...

Dead dogs found in kennel

A police investigation into a suspicious odor led to the discovery of two dogs dead in a kennel, according to a City of Gaffney police department report.  More...

Sports

Moore's 2 INTs lift Gamecocks past Tar Heels 17-13 - Free Access

STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer    More...

After Harbaugh's debut, Michigan fans will need patience - Free Access

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jim Harbaugh was first to greet Jake Rudock on the Michigan sideline after he threw the pick-6 that pretty much ended any hope the Wolverines had of winning the much-hyped debut of their much-hyped coach.  More...

College Football Results and Schedule - Free Access

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Columns

LIBERTY BELLE

The real Clarence Thomas

Black lives matter, unless you’re Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The left is renewing its venomous, racist attacks on Thomas in the aftermath of his dissent in the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling for gay marriage.  More...

ED FEULNER

The ACLU, ESAs and the future of School Choice

Another school year is underway, and more parents than ever are using school choice to ensure the best education for their children. Or should I say trying to use them? Some groups, after all, are trying to thwart them.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Better driving, tougher laws make SC roads safer

We’re all more than familiar with the fact that the Legislature spent yet another year failing to make our highways safer. What we tend to forget is that all of us can make up for lawmakers’ inaction.  More...

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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?