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Authorities continue to search for leads in skeletal remains case

Almost a year and a half after skeletal remains were discovered in a thick wooded area off Lemuels Road, investigators are still hunting for clues about the person’s identity.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a forensic anthropo More...

LifeStyles

Thank you mom

I often catch myself acting or sounding like my mom, and think “I’m turning into my mother.”  But that’s not a bad thing.  I have said numerous times I want to grow up and be my mom.  I hope one day I’m lu More...

Dr. Thompson receives “Excellence In Teaching” Award

Limestone College’s Dr. David B. Thompson was one of 20 faculty members across the state recently recognized by the S.C. More...

Spartanburg author to speak at Gaffney AAUW meeting

Gaffney Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet Monday, May 9, at 12 noon at the House of Pizza on West Frederick Street. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barry Wilson

Blacksburg, SC — William Barry Wilson, 66, formerly of 410 W. Pine Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Magnolia Manor of Inman.  More...

William Greene

Gaffney, SC — William Earl Greene, 76, of 116 Maplewood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at his residence.  More...

Ellington Foster

Funeral service for Mr. Ellington Lopez Foster, age 73, of 507 East Frederick Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, husband of Mrs. Thelma Wood Foster, will be held on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. J. W. More...

State News

High swing that killed teen exempt from SC inspections

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A ropes course where a Florida teen died last summer was exempt from state inspections governing amusement rides, South Carolina regulators have concluded, a reversal of what they said immediately after her death.  More...

North Carolina leaders show no sign of surrender on LGBT law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Republican leaders are showing no signs of backing down from their new bathroom rules despite the U.S. More...

Other News

Diamond the size of a tennis ball could fetch $70 million

LONDON (AP) — It's a rock for the ages.  A 3-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball — the largest discovered in over a century — could sell for more than $70 million, auctioneer Sotheby's said Wednesday.  The a More...

National News

Questions arise about California doctor’s response to Prince

Was a California doctor acting legally when he sent his son to Prince’s home with a drug often used to treat people addicted to opiates such as prescription painkillers?  More...

110-year-old WWII veteran from Louisiana dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 110-year-old Louisiana man who enlisted in the army during World War II to serve his country has died.  Local television station KPLC-TV in Lake Charles reported that Frank Levingston died Tuesday.  Multiple media More...

Chadwick Boseman continues superhero streak as Black Panther

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chadwick Boseman joins the Marvel universe as Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War,” but this isn’t his first time playing a superhero.  More...

BLOCKING AND TACKLING

Offensive and defensive lines review the fundamentals of blocking and tackling during a spring practice session on Wednesday. More...

County OKs wage scale

A county administrator could earn as much as $129,766 — $100,000 more than the lowest county wage earner, according to a new wage plan passed by Cherokee County Council.  The new plan is intended to modernize pay scales for all levels of c More...

Man armed with handgun robs insurance office in broad daylight

City of Gaffney police were investigating at press time Thursday the reported armed robbery of a local insurance office.  City of Gaffney Police were called to a Tiffany Park office building at approximately 3:30 p.m. More...

Local News

County’s spec building nearly complete, on the market and attracting interest

Crews are putting the finishes touches on the county’s spec building.  Cherokee County Acting Administrator Holland Belue told Cherokee County Council this week the 60,000-square-foot building will be substantially complete within two week More...

POLICE REPORTS

Blood evidence collected at crime scene

A City of Gaffney Police Department crime scene investigator was called in to collect apparent blood evidence following an attempted burglary on North Spark Street.  According to an incident report, someone attempted to gain entry to a home in t More...

Afraid of heights?

Gaffney High School math students boldly went Thursday where only a few classmates have gone before, some taken more than 100 feet into the air during the culmination of a weeks-long math project.  More...

Sports

Springing into football

Gaffney coach excited about potential of the young talent

Gaffney coach Dan Jones got his first on-the-field look at the football team this week as spring camp practices began in surprisingly cool temperatures.  Jones said he liked what he saw — and he wasn't surprised.  “I’m exc More...

Indians advance to state qualifier

Thanks to a high finish at the region meet, several members of the Gaffney High track team have advanced to this Saturday’s state qualifier at Spring Valley High School.  The boys 4x800 meter relay team of Braxten Logan, Davis Swofford, Ja More...

Lugoff-Elgin outlasts Lady Indians to advance to upperstate tourney

The Gaffney High softball team’s postseason dreams ended Wednesday with a hard fought 3-0 loss at Lugoff Elgin.  Lugoff-Elgin now moves on to the upperstate tournament, while the Lady Indians end their season with a 16-11 mark. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Take her flowers while she’s alive

One day doesn’t seem enough, does it.  Moms put up with a lot by being a mom. They also give up a lot, too.  They give up any sense of peace and quiet. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Several chaperones accompanied Gaffney’s Band Of Gold to Walt Disney World. They are shown here with a copy of The Gaffney Ledger. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Trump has conquered GOP: Now what?

In 2008 and 2012, John McCain and Mitt Romney were not the top choice for most Republicans. Many GOP voters agonized about whether they should hold their noses and vote for a candidate they disliked. More...

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