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Father-son team earns contest honors

With more than 50,000 votes, father and son Shaun and Ryder Thornton of Gaffney are the winners of the “Just Me & My Dad” lookalike contest. The contest ran from May 27 through Father’s Day, June 19.  More...

LifeStyles

Miss Whisenant, Mr. Doster exchange vows June 4

Morgan Brooke Whisenant and Kevin Michael Doster were united in marriage Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 6 o’clock in the evening at The Garden Cafe in York, South Carolina. Adam Ellison performed the double ring ceremony.  More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Murray - Lane Craig McCarty Murray and Brooke Marie Lane, both of Atlanta, Ga., will be married October 29 at Neverland Farms in the North Georgia mountains. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Boyce and Mary Allison of Gaffney are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  They were married June 26, 1966.  The couple has four children, Beverly Allison, Tony Allison, Becky Allison and Haley Allison.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wayne Dover

Gaffney, SC — Roger Wayne Dover, 68, of 323 Brickhouse Road, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Lloyd “Eddie” Fite

KINGS MOUNTAIN — Lloyd “Eddie” Fite, 87, went to be with the Lord, Monday June 20, 2016 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. More...

Ruby Bernice Parker

Gaffney — Mrs. Ruby B. Parker, age 81, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday June 19, 2016 at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Big Brother Obama suppresses information to promote propaganda

If some maniac blurted out his allegiance to Jesus Christ while mowing down 49 innocent people, do you think there’s any chance President Obama would not showcase those remarks?  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

That bird was flapping its wings and making a ruckus

Everybody loves a good snake story, right?  Even if you hate snakes and are deathly afraid of them, they’re like a train wreck: you don’t want to look, but you can’t help it.  Most all of us have had experiences with these More...

Popular principal leaving Cherokee County - Free Access

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com More...

Thief takes off with restaurant cash

‘Give me all of the money or I will shoot you’

A man robbed a Hyatt Street restaurant Tuesday morning after eating half of the food he ordered.  While the man got away with $163 in cash, Gaffney police are hoping the man left something behind — fingerprints and possibly DNA evidence. More...

City moves closer to alcohol sales on Sunday

Sunday alcohol sales have been approved in several South Carolina cities and counties. Gaffney might join that list.  Gaffney City Council on Monday told its administrator to draft a Sunday alcohol sales ordinance for a referendum in November. More...

Local News

CONSTRUCTION REPORT FOR MAY, 2016

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DOT begins preliminary work to ease congestion at Old Post Road intersections

Improvements to the intersections of Old Post Road at Hwy. More...

GHS teacher selected to score College Board Advanced Placement exams

More than 500,000 students nationwide took the AP English Language and Composition exam this year.

Gaffney High teacher Kristie Camp was selected to participate in the College Board’s annual Advanced Placement (AP) reading in English.  More...

Sports

Local all-stars putting on show

Gaffney N.L. and A.L. Mite League all-stars win first round game

The Gaffney American and National Leagues Mite League All Stars started this game exactly where they wanted to be, in the winner's bracket.  The Gaffney N.L. team beat Lewisville, 14-4, in the opening round game on Saturday. More...

AMERICAN LEGION WRAPUP

Inman hands Post 109 first loss

The Gaffney Post 109 baseball team had rolled over everyone it met so far this season - until Monday.  Mike Elijah homered, doubled and tripled to power Inman to a 13-2 win over Post 109 in a game shortened to seven innings by the mercy rule.&nb More...

POST 109 SENIOR PLAYER PROFILES

JACK MASTERS More...

Letters

Please be courteous with fireworks; mindful of veterans

Dear Editor:  As the Independence Day holiday approaches, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind its customers, friends and all those who use consumer fireworks to be be mindful of the fact that some veterans can be startled and upset by the noi More...

Class of ’74 has been so good to help classmates

Dear Editor:  I want to thank my graduating Class of ’74 for the hot dog fundraiser you sponsored on Saturday for my granddaughter Peyton Cooper.  Peyton has been diagnosed with bone cancer in her leg.  We want to thank everyone More...

National News

Commercial drones cleared for takeoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would b More...

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