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Two teens facing charges after woman suffers accidental gunshot

A 19-year-old Gaffney woman suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen during a Dec. 20 incident in which a teenager was handling a weapon.  More...

LifeStyles

Getting social

A look at a few of The Gaffney Ledger’s top social media posts of 2016

The Gaffney Ledger’s social media presence has grown tremendously over the past year, especially on Facebook. At the beginning of 2016, the Ledger’s Facebook page had a little over 5,000 likes. More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com.  Church Softball League Meeting   More...

Sheriff rings the bell

Sheriff Steve Mueller joined volunteers from his department to personally man a kettle for the Salvation Army at Walmart the last two Saturdays before Christmas. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dorothy Ann Peeler

Dorothy Ann Peeler, age 66, of 316 Providence Road, Gaffney, S.C., answered the Master’s Call on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at her home.  More...

Ella Vinesett

Gaffney, S.C. — Ella Horne Vinesett, 86, of 146 Tumbleweed Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at her residence.  More...

Elizabeth Littlejohn

Elizabeth Littlejohn, age 79, of 657 South Church Street, Spartanburg, S.C., answered the Master’s call on December 23, 2016, at 11:50 p.m. More...

National News

Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher linked by death - Free Access

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Reynolds embodied the sunshine of postwar America on the screen as she matched steps with Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain." More...

AP Poll: US election voted top news story of 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The turbulent U.S. More...

‘Star Wars’ actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at 60

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher, a daughter of Hollywood royalty who gained pop-culture fame as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” and turned her struggles with addiction and mental illness into wickedly funny books, a hit f More...

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Full Story

Who owns the downtown buildings?

Plans to revitalize downtown Gaffney and a controversial performing arts center project have made economic development a hot topic in recent months. More...

’Tis the season for recycling

Stacks of presents can quickly turn living rooms on Christmas morning into mountains of ripped wrapping paper, gift bags and holiday cards destined for the nearest garbage can.  More...

Local News

Man says fake cop tried to extort money over explicit photos sent and received

A 26-year-old Gaffney man went to real police after he allegedly was targeted for extortion by a fake police officer.  More...

TRUCK VS. CAR

A Gaffney man’s car was severely damage last Monday afternoon when he pulled out onto West Floyd Baker Boulevard from a bank parking lot and the vehicle went under the tires of a passing tractor-trailer. More...

Two more window-smashing incidents reported downtown

A rash of business burglaries in Gaffney continued over the Christmas weekend with two more businesses targeted on Christmas Eve. More...

Sports

Book reflects on first 25 years of Limestone lacrosse

Flashback to 1989. It was a year when you could buy a first class stamp for 25 cents and a gallon of regular unleaded gas cost just under a dollar. A movie ticket cost $3.99. George W. More...

Gaffney girls basketball team hopes to defend holiday title

After a holiday break, Gaffney High girls basketball team returns to the court today (Wednesday) for the Lowe’s Roundball Classic at Chesnee High. The Roundball Classic runs from Dec. 28- 30. More...

Boys in Tennessee tourney

Gaffney High center Sadarius Bowser grabs a rebound in a game earlier this month. Gaffney played Christian Heritage Tuesday evening in the Smokey Mountain Christmas Classic in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Results were not available as press time.   More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

S.C. school superintendent should be appointed

Molly Spearman, South Carolina’s elected superintendent of education, has no illusions about her job being on the state ballot and, in fact, she supports making the position appointive and part of the governor’s cabinet.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Doctors aren’t selling out for sandwiches

A recent study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine shows that drug companies are bribing doctors with food to prescribe their expensive, brand-name medicines. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I don’t have cold feet; just cold toes

You’ve all probably heard the expression “getting cold feet” as it pertains to someone losing their courage when it comes to doing something — giving a speech or performing in front of crowd —they’d rather not. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?