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S.C. Firefighters Association to hold Essentials of Fire Chaplaincy class in Gaffney

Class not just for fire chaplains, but for law enforcement, emergency dispatch and emergency medicine chaplains

Looking to offer hope and comfort in difficult situations, the South Carolina State Firefighters Association will hold a two day class in Gaffney next month to help grow the ranks of chaplains willing to serve not just firefighters and fire victims b More...

Hungrytown to play free concert in Blacksburg

Hungrytown, a folk duo, will play a free concert from 12:15-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Blacksburg branch of the Cherokee County Public Library. Hungrytown duo Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have been performing for more than a decade. More...

BIRTH

Parents and brother welcome baby boy

Brandy Pennington and Tyrone Dawkins of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Adaviyan Najee Keevon Dawkins, on August 2, weighing 7 lbs., 5 ozs.  Adaviyan has an older brother, Michael Pennington.  Paternal grandparents are Sarah Dawki More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Florence Pridmore

Gaffney, S.C. — Florence Hall Pridmore, 90, of 605 Beech Street, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Mary Black Health System Gaffney.  More...

Bobby Clayton

Blacksburg — Bobby Ray Clayton, 80, of 222 Wendy Drive, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Greer, he was the husband of sixty-one years to Gladys Harris Clayton and the son of the late J More...

Beverly Gottlieb

Beverly Ann Gottlieb, age 69, passed away peacefully in her sleep on the night of August 4. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Dealing with the death tax

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes,” Benjamin Franklin once wrote. One can only imagine what he might’ve said about the modern-day meeting of the two: the estate, or “death” tax. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Hillary would give us a disastrous third Obama term

When it comes to unity, the Democrats talk a good game — but in the end they promote disunity because their electability depends on dividing society into groups and inciting anger, resentment and distrust.  I don’t need to cite examp More...

IT’S JUST ME

Can I borrow a tissue?

I’m a sucker for a heart-warming movie. More...

So, what’s the word on the street?

PROPOSED PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth and final in a series of stories analyzing the proposed $5 million downtown performing arts center.) More...

County council expected to give tax break to ‘Project Clean’

Cherokee County Council is poised to give second reading today of a tax break package to a company known only as “Project Clean.”  The company will receive special source tax credits that lowers its tax assessment from 10.5 percent t More...

Local News

GHS teacher learns much while teaching in China

Ruchi Dadheech stepped out of her comfort zone when the Gaffney High teacher spent July teaching English and creative thinking in China. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded Aug. 9 to an attempted burglary on Rock Springs Road in Blacksburg. More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com. Blacksburg Class of 1956 Reunion l Blacksburg High Class of 1956 is planning their 60th reunion for Saturday, Sept. More...

Sports

OUR BALL!

Blacksburg football players celebrate Friday after linebacker Zak Tessner recovered a fumble against Broome in an Iron City Classic scrimmage at T.A. Campbell Stadium in Blacksburg. More...

Davis makes solid debut in NFL

Former GHS and UNC star grabs two catches in Detroit win over Steelers

Former Gaffney High and North Carolina star Quinshad Davis likely helped himself to make an NFL roster in the Detroit Lions’ 30-17 win Friday over the Pittsburgh Steelers in a preseason game.  The rookie free agent had two catches for 14 y More...

Indians’ offense makes its point against S. Pointe

If Friday night’s jamboree is any indication, the Gaffney Indians’ offense could be a hit this fall. The Indians racked up 325 total yards on only 36 plays in a 20-17 loss to Class 3A defending state champion South Pointe. More...

National News

7,000 rescued as storms, flooding wreak havoc on Louisiana

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — In high-water vehicles, boats and helicopters, emergency crews worked Sunday to rescue scores of south Louisiana residents from deadly flooding as the governor warned that it was “not over.”  More...

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