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Teen shot by police attended Gaffney High

An 18-year-old Greer man killed during a shootout with police in Atlanta on Monday night was born in Cherokee County and attended Gaffney High School Darius Tyrone Smith of 227 Clay Thorn Court was shot and killed by police after a traffic stop and s More...

LifeStyles

Red Kettle volunteers needed

The holiday season is upon us and that means The Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles are popping up all around Gaffney. More...

Second annual “SaintsGiving” event exceeds goal

Limestone College’s second annual “SaintsGiving” event on Tuesday, Dec. More...

WHAT’S UP

CAVA Meeting l The Tuesday, Dec. 8, general meeting of CAVA will be held in the basement studio of The Gaffney Visitors Center and Gallery at 6:30. Please bring a food pick-up for the Christmas party and find out what is happening for 2016. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rosa Corry

Funeral service for Mrs. Rosa Lee Littlejohn Corry, age 101, affectionately called “Mama Rose,” of 143 Iris Lane, Gaffney, widow of Mr. More...

Jerry Davis

Funeral service for Deacon Jerry Dean Davis, age 64, of 6125 Lee Foster Jr. Road, Hickory Grove, South Carolina, will be held on Sunday, December 6 at 3 p.m. More...

Darius Smith, attended Gaffney High

Darius Tyrone Smith, 18, of Greer, SC, entered eternal rest on November 30 in Atlanta, Georgia.  He was born in Cherokee County and was a son of Linda Marlowe Craig of Gaffney and Morris Ray Smith (Jennifer) of Greer.  Darius was a former s More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I want to return to the world of penicillin

In the past seven days I think I might have cracked a smile just once.  That was on Tuesday morning when I watched a physician’s assistant describe me in her notes as “well-nourished.”  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Where are the sanctuaries for newborns?

The newborn boy abandoned in a nativity display at a New York City church last week lucked out. His mother bought towels at a 99 Cents Only Store to keep him warm, and then left him in the manger to be found. More...

Political Cartoon

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Weekend chock full of events

The holiday season officially kicks off in Gaffney this weekend as the city invites all to attend the ‘Classic Christmas Weekend’ beginning tonight (Friday) with the Mayor’s Official Tree Lighting and Christmas on Limestone from 6-9 More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to: Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger P.O. More...

Not everyone excited about I-85 widening

Calling it the death of her peach retail business, Deana Blanton asked state transportation officials Tuesday to consider how proposed I-85 interchange improvements could impact Cherokee County’s rich farming heritage.  More...

Local News

Dog dies, house destroyed in Thanksgiving day fire

A Thanksgiving day fire destroyed a home and claimed the life of a dog.  The Grassy Pond Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the 300 block of Norman Boulevard at approximately 1:15 p.m. More...

FINAL WINNER

FINAL WINNER — Glen E. Coyle, right, is the $100 winner of this week’s Ledger Football Contest. Presenting the final contest check of the year is Ledger staffer Moose Littlejohn. More...

Closing on Peachtree Centre sale delayed

Cherokee County still owns its nursing home.  County officials set a soft date of Dec. More...

Sports

Clemson clinches ACC title - Free Access

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Deshaun Watson did everything in his power to ensure Clemson's perfect season continued. But the unbeaten Tigers might have gotten a little help from the officials, too.  More...

Clemson, Bama, Sooners and MSU make final 4 - Free Access

The teams are set. How the College Football Playoff selection committee ranks them is all that remains to be seen. Here's who is in: No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 5 Michigan State.  More...

Three-mendous

It would be easy to blame Gaffney’s loss at Union County on crazy 3-point shooting.  The Yellow Jackets hit 10 three-pointers, including five by Kutland Rice, in a surprising easy 85-70 win Wedensday night.  But when all was said and More...

Letters

Let me tell you about Donald Trump

Dear Editor:  A lot of folks think that Donald Trump is a celebrity and businessman who is running for president but who doesn’t know much about politics and government and has no experience in it.  Let me tell you what I know about D More...

What to do with the excess money

Dear Editor:  Below is a letter I sent to the Cherokee County representatives and another I sent to Senator Peeler:   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?