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GAFFNEY HIGH ROYALTY

Sade Van De Cruize was crowned Gaffney High’s 2015 Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies Friday at The Reservation. More...

I-85 crash claims life of Blacksburg truck driver

A Blacksburg man was killed early Sunday when his tractortrailer swerved off I-85 into a wooded area in Anderson County.  Anderson County Chief Deputy Coroner Charlie Boseman identified the accident victim as Gary A. More...

Firefighters learn how to rescue the rescuers

A firefighter loses all visibility in a burning building and is separated from his teammates.  Another firefighter falls into the basement of a burning building.  The question for both of them is the same. How do they get out?  More...

LifeStyles

Mike Huckabee makes campaign stop at wild game supper

Nearly 1,000 people packed the Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church Family Life Center Thursday evening to hear Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee talk about faith and hunting in a Christian o More...

Sports

Utah, Florida St losses shake up Top 25; Ohio St still No. 1

JOHN MARSHALL, AP College Football    More...

Interim interviewing daily for USC job - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Interim coach Shawn Elliott has yet to meet formally with athletic director Ray Tanner to discuss replacing Steve Spurrier as South Carolina's permanent coach.  More...

Clemson not looking past NC State - Free Access

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson said the No. 3 Tigers won't change their approach after their statement-making win at Miami, or their rise in the rankings.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Perhaps real flowers would be a better choice

I know absolutely nothing about interior decorating.  You’re talking to a guy who thinks a really cool look is one of those big wooden cable spools for a coffee table, a couple of beanbag chairs on the floor and a Cincinnati Reds poster ha More...

THEIR VIEW

Shooting in car was child endangerment

How could a 2-year-old shoot his grandmother in the back with a .357 handgun? Sadly, with so many guns and irresponsible gun owners in this nation, it doesn’t require much imagination.  More...

OUR VIEW

A one-of-a-kind man, a one-of-a-kind life

Milan Gettys was a tough competitor.  Just ask anyone who ever teed it up with — or against him — on the golf course.  Better yet, ask anyone who watched him battle numerous health issues, starting with a heart problem that led More...

No shutdown, no default - Free Access

Congress leaders, Obama back deal

ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent     More...

Skeletons on lawn chairs - Free Access

PARKER, Ariz. (AP) — A diver who felt he didn't get his fair share of the credit for discovering two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs at the bottom of the Colorado River has removed them from their watery grave.  More...

Kapstone donation will help Gaffney Police Department replace sidearms

City of Gaffney police officers are getting a major upgrade to their service weapons thanks to a charitable donation Police Chief Rick Turner said could not have come at a better time. More...

Missing kids found at eatery

For a second time in the past year, an organized search for a missing child — in this case two missing children — ended with a confirmed sighting at a fast food restaurant.  It was a happy ending to a frantic night for many people in More...

Local News

Blacksburg band marches into state finals - Free Access

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

March for Babies raises $58,000

Exceeds last year’s total

The 2015 March for Babies in Cherokee County raised $58,000, a whopping $7,000 more than last year.  More...

County awards A-tax grants

Eleven applicants will be receiving a much-needed financial infusion thanks to the state Accommodations Tax.  Cherokee County Council on Monday approved its Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee’s recommendation on how to divvy up $56,000 More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Milan “Big Dude” Gettys

William Milan “Big Dude” Gettys, 62, of 190 Whispering Pines Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the Medical University of South Carolina.  More...

Dianne Walker

Dianne Sue Dover Walker, 62, of 189 Westmoreland   Drive, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2015, at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late William Dover and Martha Boheler Dover. Mrs. More...

Shirley Fuller

Shirley Elizabeth Irelan Fuller, 70, of 786 Garvin Lake Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at her residence.  More...

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