January 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Freightliner plans $22.7M expansion

Cherokee County Council on Tuesday approved a tax break for an expansion project at Freightliner Custom Chassis. The inducement resolution and ordinance gives a 6 percent fee in lieu to Freightliner for the project. More...

Body found outside vehicle in city park

With no signs of foul play reported at the scene, investigators were looking into the possibility that an 82- year-old man found dead at a City of Gaffney park Tuesday morning had succumbed to a medical condition.  More...

We’ve added something new to our website

The Gaffney Ledger and its website partner, Our Hometown, has added a new feature to www.gaffneyledger.com.  More...

LifeStyles

Sean Gaskell to perform at library

Sean Gaskell will give a performance on the Kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. He will feature traditional songs that are the heart and soul of the Koras musical repertoire in addition to some of his own personal compositions.  More...

Nest Star Wars release delayed - Free Access

 NEW YORK (AP) — There is a disturbance in the force.  More...

Joint pain? Mary Black Health System-Gaffney can help

As you age, your joints (particularly the knee, hip and shoulder) can grow stiff, swollen, or painful. This pain is often caused by osteoarthritis, when the cartilage that normally cushions your bones begins to break down. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thompson “Tommy” Whelchel, previously worked at Duke Power

Gaffney — Thompson Irvin “Tommy” Whelchel, 64, of 100 Spruce Street, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Basil Whelchel Sr. More...

Gladys Reese, arrangements set

Funeral service for Mrs. Gladys Oteal Wilkins Reese, age 79, of 611 Eighth Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, widow of Mr. Joseph Reese, will be held on Friday, January 22, at 2:30 p.m. More...

Betty Jo Painter, Meals on Wheels volunteer

Gaffney, SC — Betty Jo Painter, 85, formerly of 244 Abernathy Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Magnolia’s of Gaffney.  More...

National News

Supreme Court sets election-year clash on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to an election year review of President Barack Obama's executive action to allow up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. More...

Cheap oil, good for consumers, is slamming stocks. Why? - Free Access

KEN SWEET, AP Business Writers DAVID KOENIG, AP Business Writers    More...

World War II veteran to reunite with wartime girlfriend - Free Access

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A World War II veteran will travel to Australia to reunite with his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years apart.  More...

Scenes from 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Gaffney - Free Access

Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a national holiday in January 1963 when it was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. The holiday is celebrated the third Monday in January. It is regarded as a time when the nation pauses to remember Dr. More...

Home sustains extensive damage after fire breaks out Monday

A Monday afternoon fire that continually hid from firefighters caused extensive damage throughout a Hidden Acres Drive home.  The fire broke out at the former residence of Gaffney businessman Jim Sanders, of Sanders Brothers, who died last Febru More...

Local News

The money’s in the bank

The parties closed on the Peachtree Centre sale nearly a month ago but it could be more than a year before the county pockets all the sale proceeds.  Cherokee County Council agreed last fall to sell the county-owned Peachtree Centre nursing home More...

POLICE REPORTS

Man’s claim of ‘free speech’ results in arrest

A New York man was arrested Jan. 13 for public disorderly conduct and breaking arrest after he allegedly debated free speech rights with a Gaffney Police Department officer.  More...

KNOW(2) accepting nominations

KNOW(2) is accepting nominations for its “A Night at the Oscar(s)” award banquet.  More...

Sports

Blacksburg basketball games moved - Free Access

Blacksburg has moved its varsity basketball game with Powdersville from Friday to Thursday. The girls game will start at 6 p.m. and the boys game around 8 p.m.  More...

Carolina prepares for NFC title with Cards - Free Access

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton. More...

Rodgers explodes for 31 to lift Wildcats past Chesnee

With the Blacksburg boys basketball team coming off a rare region loss on Friday, the Wildcats knew they would need a solid effort from their stars to beat rival Chesnee on Tuesday. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Now that IS a big number

What would you call a method in which items that interest you are ‘posted’ or ‘shared’ with thousands of your family, friends, casual acquaintances and even total strangers?  Facebook or some other social media network is More...

THEIR VIEW

Public education among the key priorities for General Assembly

South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas said at the 2016 Legislative Workshop for the Media recently that South Carolina students are not receiving a 21st century education.  That statement is very true and will demand legislative action to remed More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Seeing bigots under every rock

Remember when universities used to encourage freedom of academic inquiry and were seen as intellectual and social preparation for the transition into adulthood? More...

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