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Knowing heart attack symptoms and triggers can save a life

Heart Health

GAFFNEY, S.C. - Heart disease is the number-one killer in the United States, of both men and women. More than one million Americans suffer from heart attacks every year, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). More...

Go tart for your heart

(Family Features) Eating with heart health on your mind has never tasted so good. While many aspects of life can impact heart health, opting for nutritious foods plays an especially important role. More...

The benefits of cardiovascular rehabilitation

Most people know that exercise and a healthy diet are important for keeping their hearts healthy.  But, what if someone already has heart health issues or has undergone heart surgery? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shaun Bowers

Gaffney, S.C. — Shaun Douglas Bowers, 24, of 141 Causey Court, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Middletown, NY, he was the son of Douglas Eugene Bowers and Cindy Bowers. More...

Louise Phillips

Louise G. Phillips, 87, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 12, 2017.  More...

Carrie Davis

Mrs. More...

National News

Mulvaney faces last hurdle Thursday in budget director confirmation - Free Access

President Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office on Wednesday cleared a Senate hurdle, but at least two senior Republicans have voiced doubts about supporting him.  More...

Trump's budget pick clears initial Senate hurdle - Free Access

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Joey, the indoor pet squirrel, guards pet home against burglary - Free Access

A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said. More...

Gaffney Ledger Survey - Free Access

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Victim says he knows who shot him

ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIAL

A Gaffney man who spent over a month in the hospital recuperating from gunshot wounds suffered when a hail of gunfire erupted outside a Gaffney nightclub testified in Cherokee County General Sessions Court that he had no doubts about the identities o More...

CCDB report: 2016 was a busy year

Jim Cook is not in the practice of catching his breath.  Cook, executive director of the Cherokee County Development Board, described 2016 as a “busy year” for economic development and he doesn’t expect things to slow down this More...

Local News

City’s 2016 crime rates are a mixed bag

After several years of trending downward, and even reaching record lows in some cases, the City of Gaffney ended 2016 with a mixed bag when it came to crime rates.  While some types of crime went down, others went up.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

An estimated $100 in damage was reported following a hit-and-run incident on East 3rd Street. According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone struck a fence in the 100 block between 10 p.m. Feb. 3 and 8:50 a.m. Feb. 4 and left the scene. More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com.  Meals on Wheels, Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser   More...

Sports

Lady Indians come up short

The Gaffney girls basketball team opened up with a 3-pointer that swished through the net. More...

High School Basketball Playoffs

  Boys Class 5A Nation Ford (No. 3 seed in Region IV) at Gaffney (No. 2 seed in Region III) 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 15   Girls Class 5A Nation Ford (No. 3 seed in Region IV) at Gaffney (No. 2 seed in Region III) 7 p.m. More...

Survive and Advance

Indians must contain Nation Ford pt. guard who has long range

Now, the “fun” begins for the Gaffney boys basketball team.  With the regular season complete, the Indians look forward to another long playoff march.  Today, the No. 2 seed Indians host Nation Ford, who are the No. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

School violence still in headlines

School is where our children spend the majority of their days, and it is horrifying to learn our loved ones are put in harm’s way because of violence in school halls.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Purging the marriage penalty

A Valentine’s Day present from the federal government? It could happen. No, I’m not talking about flowers or candy. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Great stuff’ indeed

This column is for all of you with parents still living. And for those of you who are parents. Or for any of you who have special people in your life. 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?