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Sheriff’s office adds 40-ton MRAP to its fleet

At almost 80,000 pounds, the newest vehicle in the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office fleet is more than just a tad larger than the others. More...

LifeStyles

Mother’s Day: Son reflects on the life of late family matriarch

Editor’s note: This tribute was written by Bennie Blalock about the life of his late mother. He always told her he would write a book on her life to inspire others.   More...

The Gaffney Ledger staff celebrates their mothers

“Happy Mother’s Day to a special lady who is both my mom and my friend. Thank you for all that you have done over the years and for all your support.”   - Donna Lemmonds, accounts receivable, to her mother Ruth Parker   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret Spencer

Gaffney, S.C. — Margaret Mullinax Spencer, 79, of 1710 McKown’s Mountain Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Thomas E. More...

Lenora McSwain

Lenora Shillinglaw McSwain, 97, passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center, Pineville.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My mind drifts back to my own cap and gown

Nostalgia is a wistful desire to return to a former place or time in life. My sentimental side surfaces during graduation season as high school and college students prepare to complete another step on their life’s journey. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Pessimistic about politics, optimistic about America

It’s not fashionable to say these days, but I am very optimistic about America’s future. More...

STAR PARKER

A Ryancare fix for Medicaid

With the passage of a new health care bill in the House, the corridors of Congress are teeming with lobbyists fighting reform in order to protect the money they get off the government gravy train of current law.  More...

Loopholes in South Carolina's public records law could be closed - Free Access

Legislation closing loopholes in South Carolina's open records law is poised to becoming law without a "crown jewel" provision that would have made it easy and inexpensive for people to force obstinate government agencies to turn over public document More...

Trustee without a district?

Cherokee County School trustee Ron Garner has received multiple questions about his future plans since his house went on the market.  Garner continues to maintain his College Drive residence as his primary address. More...

ONLINE POLL

RESULTS FROM LAST TWO POLLS

Should the SC Legislature pass the 12 cents-per-gallon tax approved by a legislative panel?  NO: 50% (7 votes)  YES: 29% (4 votes)  DON’T LIKE IT  BUT NECESSARY  More...

Local News

Gaffney Station Farmers Market opens Saturday

There’s nothing quite like fresh, locally grown produce — a ripe garden tomato, flavorful squash, a juicy watermelon. More...

Cherokee Tech student headed to nationals

Will compete in appliance repair competition

Connor Brandt will be blazing his own trail on the highway and in new academic competitions as a heating and air conditioning student this summer.  More...

City finance committee searching for ways to balance budget; will meet today to discuss options

The city’s Finance Committee meets today to continue the work to balance the 2017-2018 budget.  And it won’t be easy.  “There is certainly some challenges,” Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said. More...

Sports

Gaffney QB expected to pick up Big 10 offer

The Rutgers University roster includes only two scholarship quarterbacks - a fourth year junior and fifth year senior.  The Scarlet Knights are going after more, including Gaffney signal caller Tyshun Sarratt.  Gaffney High football coach D More...

Goal: Bring home Gold

The keys to becoming a successful discus thrower are footwork, flexibility, balance and strength. And Gaffney’s Yuronate “Tiger” Wood possesses all of them.  More...

Gaffney star wideout recovering after shoulder surgery

Highly-sought after Gaffney High wideout Dennis Smith should recover from surgery in time for fall practice.  The rising senior underwent shoulder surgery this week.  Gaffney coach Dan Jones said the procedure was to “clean up” More...

State News

Zoo is heartbroken over loss of infant gorilla

Columbia, S.C. – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is mourning the loss of the Zoo’s first infant gorilla.  More...

No charges in boat crash that killed 2 in South Carolina

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THAT’S MY BIG SISTER!

Champ Parks is shown with a sign he made to congratulate his older sister Chandra Parks Thursday for a high school senior walk at Grassy Pond Elementary. More...

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