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LAST WEEK’S RESULTS  Do you think the county should turn garbage collection back to the city?  Yes 63% (48 votes) No 37% (28 votes) Total votes: 76  THE NEW QUESTION   More...

LifeStyles

CAVA hosting Charlotte-based Elder Gallery

Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) is exhibiting paintings and drawings created by artists who are represented by the Charlotte-based Elder Gallery.  More...

Two locals on the hunt for pipe organs

The identifying sound of the pipe organ is admittedly not what it once was in various places like churches, colleges and entertainment centers.  More...

Groundhogpalooza with the Home League

The Salvation Army’s women’s fellowship group recently threw their third annual “Groundhogpalooza” extravaganza. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lora Hubbard

Gaffney — Lora Porter Hubbard, 52, of 2729 Union Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Colleen Billings

Blacksburg — Colleen Wray Billings, 89, 287 Wren Wray Road, Blacksburg, went home to be with her Lord, on February 11, 2017, at Brookview House, Gaffney,  More...

Albert Stewart, Sr.

Blacksburg — Albert Gene Stewart, Sr., 63, of 200 W. Carolina St., Apt. 4D, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Mo-ped riders in SC may finally face sensible rules of the road

South Carolina’s eight trauma centers treated 510 mo-ped injuries in a year and a half — 26 of the injured died — at an estimated cost of $27 million. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The anchor of over-regulation

“If I could paraphrase a well-known statement by Will Rogers that he never met a man he didn’t like,” President Reagan once quipped, “I’m afraid we have some people around here who never met a tax they didn’t like. More...

IT’S JUST ME

So I guess we’re really doing this

By the time you read this, my great mountain getaway weekend adventure will almost be over. I try to take a couple (or more) mountain getaways each year to clear my head and catch my breath and ponder things. More...

Bank robbery suspect transferred to Gaffney to face a charge here

Escorted by a contingent detectives and police officers who were leaving little to chance, a multi-state bank robbery suspect currently held in the York County Detention Center was transported to Gaffney on Friday morning to officially face a charge More...

APPROPRIATE? YOU DECIDE

Gaffney City Council passed first reading of an ordinance approving long-term leases for four parking spaces in the lot across from the Visitors Center to park U-hauls. More...

Local News

GHS students continue telling veterans’ stories

Gaffney High students continued their efforts to remember local veterans Thursday through interviews about their military service in the Persian Gulf War. More...

Photo

Timken employees held a food drive for Iron City Ministries at the end of 2016.   More...

AND THE WINNER IS...

Nancy Thompson was the winner of The Gaffney Ledger’s Valentine Giveaway. The prize package included gift certificates and prizes from participating merchants worth more than $650. More...

Sports

State Playoffs: Now it’s 1 and done for locals

Gaffney High boys basketball coach Mark Huff won’t have to worry about his team dwelling on its loss to Dorman on Friday.  That’s because the Indians, who saw their chance of an unbeaten region season vanish following a 73- 57 loss, More...

An Inside Job!

3-point shooting Dorman dominates inside to top Gaffney

Likely, the first point on the dry erase board in the Gaffney locker room implored the Indian players to guard the perimeter against the 3-point shooting Dorman Cavaliers. More...

Wildcats fall to No. 3 seed after loss to Landrum

The Blacksburg boys basketball team dug an early hole and could never recover in a 79-69 loss in the second-place region tiebreaker at Chesnee High School on Friday.  The Cardinals forced the one-game playoff by beating the Wildcats on Thursday. More...

Other News

Oklahoma town cancels dance because of old city ordinance

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) — A small Oklahoma town is echoing the story line of ‘80s movie “Footloose” by canceling a Valentine’s Day dance because of an arcane city ordinance enforcing a strict moral code.  More...

German town stops playing kids’ song after vegan complains

BERLIN (AP) — A town in Germany has stopped playing a popular children’s song about a fox who steals a goose after a complaint from a vegan. More...

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