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Pedestrian struck by two vehicles

A 33-year-old Blacksburg man was rushed for treatment Monday evening after he was struck by two vehicles while walking along Old Chester Road in Blacksburg.  The accident occurred at 8:10 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney High homecoming 2016

Gaffney High School will host the 2016 Homecoming Assembly on Friday, Sept. 23. Alumni from the classes of 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006 will be honored with songs, dances and performances from their graduating years. More...

GHS Class of 1966 will celebrate 50th reunion

Things have changed quite a bit since the GHS class of ’66 walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas. The Indians are playing in a new stadium. The high school is in a new location and the turf is no longer real grass!  More...

White Plains Baptist Church homecoming service Sunday

White Plains Baptist Church, 206 Soap Stone Road, Gaffney will have homecoming on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Services will begin at 10:15 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Janice Peeler

Gaffney —Janice Ann Mullinax Peeler, 56, of 305 Coyl Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 19, 2016, at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney. More...

Edwin Ware

Gaffney — Edwin Lee Ware, 60 of 113 Westland Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 19, 2016, at Mary Black Health System —Gaffney.  More...

Belton Ruppe

Gaffney — Thomas Belton Ruppe, 76, of 396 El Bethel Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 19, 2016, at MUSC in Charleston.  More...

National News

Real ‘Fault in Our Stars” couple: Katie Prager dies - Free Access

(CNN) — Katie Prager, the wife in the real “Fault in Our Stars” couple, died Thursday after complications from cystic fibrosis and a lung transplant. She was 26 years old.  More...

NRC to hold mandatory hearing Oct. 5 for proposed William States Lee nuclear facility

The very long road in the licensing process for a new nuclear reactor will be coming to an end in the near future for Duke Energy’s proposed William States Lee nuclear station at McKowns Mountain. More...

EVERYONE LOVES A RAINBOW

Folks driving through downtown Gaffney just after “quitting time” Monday were treated to this brilliant rainbow stretching across the city.   More...

Local News

Dedicated defender of the unborn will share his testimony at dinner

An emotional phone call while in Army boot camp set Jason Jones on a lifelong path dedicated to defending the lives of unborn children.  Jones was 16 when his 15-year-old girlfriend became pregnant. More...

Transportation committee holds initial meeting

A new Cherokee County Transportation Committee received priority lists from the county and state as it begins the task of overseeing future road improvements.  More...

CORE VALUES

Cherokee County 4th-graders were honored for their essays Friday based on the nine core values and healthy habits covered in character education lessons taught in The First Tee. More...

Sports

Georgia Tech eager to show it's back in showdown vs. Clemson - Free Access

ATLANTA (AP) — For Georgia Tech, it's a chance to put to rest all reminders of that dismal 2015 season. Clemson is coming to town. The Yellow Jackets may be unbeaten, but the level of competition — Boston College, Mercer and Vanderbilt — is More...

Clowney's back and he's healthy - Free Access

HOUSTON (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney is ready to shine in prime time. The No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft failed to make an impact in his first two injury-plagued seasons . More...

Tourney attracts top junior golfers

Ledger Sports Writer  spowell@gaffneyledger.com     More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Disgraceful DSS deficits persist

After the General Assembly took some strong measures last year to fortify the DSS, the state was hopeful that its shameful record of failing its most vulnerable children would end.  So Thursday’s report that 12 children who had interacted More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Political correctness doesn’t only threaten speech

Many, including me, have lamented that political correctness, especially on university campuses, is undermining free speech. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Referendum outcomes will leave lasting marks

I’m expecting voters to turn out in record numbers for the Nov. More...

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