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Target's turnaround gets shoppers back into stores - Free Access

ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer    More...

Those we lost in 2015

From doctors, to businessmen, to outstanding athletes, Cherokee County lost many influential members of the community in 2015. We extend our prayers and sympathies to all who lost loved ones and friends last year. More...


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Limestone repeats, Gettys fishes for title and Peak at top of his game among top sports stories of an eventful 2015

Limestone College continued to dominate the local sports landscape in 2015. More...


Saban worries about playoff-or-bust

DALLAS (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says the downside of the College Football Playoff is that it is taking attention away from bowl games that used to be a big deal.  More...


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Motorhead frontman, rock icon ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister dead at 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lanky and long-haired, with mutton chops and moles, Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister looked and lived like a hard-rock hero. More...

Oscar winning cameraman Haskell Wexler dies at 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Haskell Wexler, one of Hollywood’s most famous and honored cinematographers and one whose innovative approach helped him win Oscars for “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and the Woody Guthrie biopic “B More...

We need your help in determining the Golden Peach winners

Music has the Grammys. Movies have the Oscars and the Golden Globes. Now Cherokee County has the Golden Peaches!  And you, the readers of The Gaffney Ledger, will decide the winners in dozens of categories. More...

Local News


Wednesday’s heavy rains flooded areas all over Cherokee County like Lincoln Street (top photo) in Gaffney and Lime Street in Blacksburg. More...


l An estimated $750 in damage was reported following a Dec. More...

Anyone got an ark?

A sport utility vehicle (above) is partially submerged Wednesday after heavy rain forced the state Department of Transportation to close Beech Street in front of Corner Cafe in Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dot Scates, never met a stranger

Gaffney, SC - Dorothy Hampton Scates, 82, of 210 Van Buren Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...



War on Asian success

For American public education, 2015 was a dismal year, at least by the numbers. But don’t blame the kids. Parents are missing in action.  Except most Asian-American parents. More...


The men who made Clemson football special in 2015

A list of the people responsible for Clemson University’s championship football season would certainly fill dozens of pages.  More...

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