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AFOWL OF THE LAW?

Rooster’s owner petitions ‘Chicken’, city officials to allow Henry to roost here

There’s a resident illegally dwelling within the city. He’s well-mannered, relatively clean and, aside from possibly doing a little crowing each morning, is living quite comfortably in a cooped up space in the city. More...

LifeStyles

Salvation Army seeking bell ringers

The Salvation Army of Cherokee County is looking for enthusiastic and reliable bell ringers to help them raise funds at their local kettle sites during the 2016 holiday season. More...

Al Phillips to speak during Shady Grove Youth Service

Rev. Al Phillips, Associate Minister at Shady Grove Baptist Church, will speak at Shady Grove’s Youth Day observance on Sunday, October 9 during the 11 a.m. worship service. More...

HARTMAN HONORED

- Cherokee Cadets Chapter #848 Children of the Confederacy Director Charlotte Hartman was honored on Sept. 14 with a certificate of appreciation. South Carolina Division third vice president Dr. Julia Barnes of Honea Path, S.C. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jennie Elliott

Gaffney, S.C. — Jennie Sue Seals Elliott, 82, of 937 Old Post Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at her son’s residence.  More...

Buford Phillips

Gaffney — Buford Weyland Phillips, 70, of 813 9th Street, passed away Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Rebecca “Becky” Burl

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Hurricane forces changes in sports scheduling

The Gaffney-Dorman varsity football game has been moved to Thursday at 7:30 p.m. because of threat of Hurricane Matthew. There have also been other weather related scheduling changes. More...

Oct. 8 is deadline to register for general election - Free Access

The local voter registration office is reminding county residents the last day to register for the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. More...

Chase ends when man crashes car

A 28-year-old Boiling Springs man was arrested Oct. 2 on a number of charges following a police chase that resulted in a crash on Wilcox Avenue.  More...

DRIVER AIRLIFTED AFTER CRASH

A woman was flown for emergency medical treatment following a Tuesday morning accident in the 600 block of Asbury Road in which her vehicle reportedly overturned after striking a tree.  More...

Local News

FACE TIME

Gaffney jeweler Charles Hartzog got to enjoy some sunshine on a wonderful Fall day on Friday while tending to the double-sided clock outside his downtown Gaffney business. More...

County purchases site for proposed nursing home

Cherokee County has found a new home for its proposed veterans nursing home.  Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue announced at Monday’s council meeting the county has finalized an agreement to purchase 80 acres on Hampshire Drive n More...

Mayor says cooperation needed to have public pool

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly believes it’s feasible to repair Irene Park swimming pool AND build the proposed performing arts center.  If….  The county and the Cherokee County Recreation District cooperate.  More...

Sports

Now, it gets real for Indians

Region mark determines playoff matchup, seeding

This Friday marks a big turn in the high school football season with the start of region play - and the Gaffney Indians look to continue their solid play.  The Indians are 5-1 after Friday’s workmanlike 30- 20 win at Rock Hill.  More...

Wildcats open region schedule with eye toward playoff seeding

A great start to Blacksburg’s season is just one step towards its goals.  Blacksburg went 5-1 in playing six non region opponents to start the 2016 campaign.  Now Blacksburg starts the all-important region schedule with a home game ag More...

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

Granard Middle volleyball beat Dawkins on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Dawkins has won the conference championship for 22 straight years. The Lady Warriors are 7-1, and play today (Wednesday) against Boiling Springs with second place on the line.   More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Debunking the ‘newspapers-are-dying’ idea

Imagine waking up in a world without newspapers. So what. You say, “I haven’t gotten a newspaper in years.” But I’m not talking about just the paper delivered by carriers or the postal service. More...

THEIR VIEW

Train Marines tough, but train them right

“We Make Marines.”  The sign at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island sharply tells the mission that has guided this great American institution in Beaufort County for the past century.  We as its home community share in that More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

How The Ledger came to be

Oct. 2-8 is National Newspaper Week, so I thought it fitting to publish a little of the history of The Gaffney Ledger, as posted on our website, www.gaffneyledger.com under the “About Us’ button. More...

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