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SHAGGING

SHAGGING - Retired Blacksburg High math teacher Rusty Cabiness and his wife, Elaine, are teaching a group of students how to dance the shag. More...

ANNIVERSARY

50 years, 18,250 days, 438,000 hours, 3 houses, 1 town, 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren. Time changes, yet I love you now as I loved you then 50 years ago. Dennis and Kay Pettit, December 11, 2015. More...

Toy giveaway and free meal this Sunday

Over 500 toys will be given away on Sunday, Dec. 13 at Encounter Church, formerly Restoration Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Burin Peeler, retired from Dicey Fabrics

Burin Andrew Peeler, 91, of Borders Road, Shelby, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at his residence.  Born November 13, 1924 in Cherokee County, SC to the late Grady Peeler and Mary Mc- Daniel Peeler. More...

Juanita Spencer, retired from Musgrove Mills

Gaffney, SC — Ruth Juanita Phillips Spencer, 72, of 596 Lyman Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  More...

Clareatha Sarratt, former employee of Limestone Mills

Mrs. Clareatha Sarratt Green, 66, of 100 White Oak Drive, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, December 8, in Mary Black- Gaffney Medical Center.   Widow of Thomas Green, she was born in Cleveland County, NC and was a daughter of the late J.D. More...

National News

North Face co-founder Tompkins dies in Chile accident

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Douglas Tompkins, the co-founder of The North Face and Esprit clothing companies who bought up large swaths of land in South America's Patagonia region to keep them pristine, has died from severe hypothermia in a kayaking More...

'Star Wars' stuff is out of this world

LOS ANGELES — Right now, in a store not too far away, there is a galaxy of new merchandise connected to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."  More...

Spec building project on hold

Demand for concrete panels puts work six weeks behind

When can a construction boom be a bad thing?  When you are waiting for construction materials that are in heavy demand. 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

Man charged with possession of synthetic marijuana

A Gaffney man was taken to jail Dec. 10 after a police officer found the man allegedly in possession of synthetic marijuana.  James Jeffery Camp, 35, of 806 Beech St., Gaffney, was arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule 1 drug Dec. More...

New addition to Children’s Home nearly complete

The Cherokee Children’s Home will celebrate the new year by opening a multipurpose room with large education and play areas where children can spend time outside of school.  More...

County finally fills long-vacant tax assessor position

The county didn’t look far to hire its new tax assessor — just about 20 miles down Interstate 85.  Former Spartanburg County Tax Assessor Office employee Richard Cash has been hired as the county’s new tax assessor, Cherokee C More...

Sports

Indians hope to cool off hot foe

The Gaffney Indians boys basketball team showed improvement on offense in a win over Boiling Springs Tuesday.  They will have to have the shooter’s touch again tonight against unbeaten Union County as they try to avenge an 85-70 loss to t More...

Wildcats to change defense to control hot-shooting Cavaliers

There are shooters, then there is Christ Church’s Micah Blanks.  Blanks has a well-earned reputation as a sharp shooter and splashed in several long-range buckets in an 83-69 win at Blacksburg 10 days ago.  Blanks and the Cavaliers we More...

Davis picks up All-ACC honors

After setting school marks for career receptions and touchdowns, it’s only fitting that Gaffney’s Quinshad Davis earn postseason honors.  This week, he was named honorable mention on the 2015 All-ACC Football Team, as selected by the More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There’s undisputable proof that Santa Claus exists

There has never been any question in my mind about whether Santa Claus exists.  Even at the age of 43, I am still a true believer in the jolly old fellow who lives at the North Pole.  I have seen way too much evidence over the years to conf More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Politicians hate Ted Cruz, will that help or hurt?

As Senator Ted Cruz has become a serious contender for the Republican presidential nominating contest, he’s facing greater scrutiny and opposition.  That’s to be expected.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Affirmative Action: Race to the Bottom

The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled this week to hear a constitutional challenge to racial preferences in college admissions. These preferences obviously hurt whites and Asians turned down to make room for less qualified minorities. More...

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