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Judge sets strict conditions for suspect accused of striking student with vehicle

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Arguing that a Pacolet man was a danger to the community, Circuit Solicitor Barry Barnette on Friday asked a Cherokee County Magistrate to deny bond on charges that the man struck and greatly injured a young girl with his vehicle while passing a stop More...

LifeStyles

Why health insurance is important

Mary Black Health System-Gaffney will again help with enrollment

As part of the Affordable Care Act, most U.S. citizens were required to have health insurance beginning in 2014. In 2016, there is a higher penalty than last year if you’re not excluded for a particular reason.  More...

Toys for Tots

Members of the Marine Corps League detachment 1194 shopped for toys Wednesday, December 2, as part of their Toys for Tots Program. More...

Off the Wall to perform at library

On Wednesday, December 9, Off The Wall will be performing at the Cherokee County Public Library for the winter edition of “Music Sandwiched-In” from 12:15-1 p.m. and a free lunch will be served by The Friends of the Library.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles Blanton, Korean War veteran

Gaffney, SC — Charles Harrill (Bud) Blanton, 84, of 1600 W. Rutledge Avenue, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at his residence.  More...

Nathan Crosby, member of Dunton United Methodist

Nathan Leon Crosby, age 56, of 311 West 3rd Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Friday morning, December 4, 2015, at his residence.  More...

Mary Welch, former substitute teacher

Chester, SC — Mary Frances Carter Welch, age 81, of 1114 Radcliff Road went to her Heavenly home on December 3, 2015. She was the widow of Mr. Vincent Lee Welch, Sr. and the daughter of the late Henry F. and Grace Brown Carter.  More...

National News

Christmas ad about lonely grandpa has Germans tearing up

BERLIN (AP) — A German supermarket chain's TV ad has prompted floods of tears with its grim holiday story about an old man whose children never visit, not even at Christmas.  His guilt-ridden children only return home after being told of g More...

Robert Loggia, movie and TV tough guy, dies at 85

Oscar-nominated actor Robert Loggia, who was known for gravelly voiced gangsters from “Scarface” to “The Sopranos” but who was most endearing as Tom Hanks' kid-at-heart toy company boss in “Big,” has died. More...

Former furniture store will soon be demolished to make way for performing arts center

City officials will soon seek bids to demolish the former Browns Furniture store to make way for a new downtown 300-seat performing arts center. More...

Motorcyclist dies in crash

Two-vehicle accident also involved pickup truck

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a Spartanburg motorcyclist was killed in a 2-vehicle collision Sunday afternoon. Fowler identified the victim as David Wayne Allen, 41, of 331 Judith Lane. More...

Students shaken up when bus leaves road

For the second day in a row Friday, the Cherokee County School District was having to contend with a school bus accident. Thankfully, however, no serious injuries were reported. 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...

Local News

Police Reports

Potholes causing tire damage

Gaffney police have received several pothole damage complaints in recent days.  On Nov. More...

Muschamp coming to USC

Former Florida coach Will Muschamp will get a second chance in the Southeastern Conference after agreeing to become South Carolina's next football coach.  A person with direct knowledge of the decision said Muschamp will take over the program an More...

WISH LISTS

Bella and Solei Smalley presented their “wish lists” to Santa at the CHAPS Pancakes for Preservation breakfast Saturday morning at the History and Arts Museum. More...

Sports

PLAYOFF BOUND: Clemson beats UNC 45-37 for ACC title

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...

Taz-riffic: Taz picks up lineman honor

One of the most dominant high football players in the Upstate didn’t touch the ball alot.  Jontez ‘Taz' Littlejohn intercepted a pass but he made his name by becoming a playmaker from his defensive line spot.  More...

After 0-2 start, Huff’s plea: Just win, baby!

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff has preached day to day improvement for his inexperienced team.  But he likely was counting on a better start to the season after two games.  The Indians dropped to 0-2 after losses at Boiling Springs More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Yes, I’m a germophobe

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you know that bottle of antibacterial soap that has become a commonplace item in the modern sanitation-aware home? More...

THEIR VIEW

Animal shelters, regulation, licensing up for hearing

Licensing and regulation of animal shelters, including controversial restrictions on mobile veterinary services, are features of a S.C. Senate bill scheduled for a committee hearing Tuesday in Columbia.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Targeting innocent citizens

Not many people make a habit of carrying large amounts of cash around. After all, thieves could steal it. How ironic, then, that a growing threat to your money are the people you’d call if your money was stolen: the police.  More...

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