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TOYS FOR TOTS

Members of the Marine Corps League, Broad River Leathernecks detachment 1194 shopped for toys on Monday Dec. 11, as part of their Toys for Tots Program.  More...

Pancakes for Preservation rescheduled

Due to inclement weather last Saturday, the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum’s Pancakes for Preservation with Santa event, originally planned for Dec. 9, will now be held, Monday, Dec. More...

CHEROKEE COUNTY COGEN MAKES DONATION TO MEALS ON WHEELS

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels is grateful for the kindness and community support. Cherokee County Meals On Wheels would like to thank Cherokee County Cogeneration Partners for the generous donation of $1,000.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Helen Herald

Gaffney, S.C. — Helen McMakin Cowart Herald, 88, of 317 Alma Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Jenny P. Ward

Gaffney, S.C. — Jenny Phillips George Ward, 84, of 523 W. Montgomery Street, Apt. 28, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her residence.  More...

Samuel Vernard Tate

Funeral service for Samuel Vernard Tate, age 70, of 110 Broad Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, will be held on Monday, December 18, at 2 p.m. at Youngs Grove Baptist Church, Blacksburg, with Dr. Larry J. Brooks, Dr. Michael Hull, Dr. More...

State News

New Stanley tool plant to bring 500 jobs to South Carolina

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Stanley Black & Decker says it is building a new plant in South Carolina to make cordless power tools.  The company said the $31 million plant to be built near Fort Mill will create 500 jobs.  More...

National News

Holocaust survivors worldwide celebrate Hanukkah

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of Holocaust survivors participated in the third candle lighting of Hanukkah in Berlin, Jerusalem and New York on Thursday — part of a tribute to survivors worldwide that was organized by the Jewish Claims Conferenc More...

Republican tax bill drops controversial loan provisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable.  More...

Loads of TV shows were great in 2017; here are the 10 best

NEW YORK (AP) — So-called "Peak TV" remains the blessing and the curse for viewers in 2017, with the tally of scripted series now totaling some 500. Where to begin saluting all the great shows? More...

Development board boss expects 2017 capital investment to exceed $108 million

After a rocky start to the year, 2017 will end with a strong showing for capital investment, according to Cherokee County Development Board Executive Director Jim Cook.  More...

ONLINE POLL

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK

Is the all-way stop at Hwy. 150 (Pacolet Highway) and Oneal Street a good idea?   NO: 60% (741 votes)  YES: 26% (326 votes) NEVER gO THAT WAY:  14% (169 votes)   More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS DONATIONS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to: Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger, P.O. More...

Local News

Students honored

Cherokee County School District Superintendent Dr. Quincie Moore and School Trustees honored several students during Monday’s school board meeting. More...

PROUD PAPA

Clay Greer, left, is shown with his son, AJ, at Limestone College’s graduation ceremony Thursday. More...

Extra patrols, citizen tips keeping Grinches at bay

Ongoing Grinch Patrols by the Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office paid dividends Dec. More...

Sports

Childers leads Indians past pesky Northwestern - Free Access

The Class 5A basketball coaches were right when they named Gaffney’s Bradley Childers one of the top five seniors in the state.  Childers continued his hot start with a game-high 31 points as the visiting Indians held off Northwestern for a More...

Rice shines at Shrine Bowl practice; USC in his future?

Although he was instrumental in the defense’s late season dominance, Gaffney’s Cam Rice will play running back at at Saturday’s Shrine Bowl at the Carolinas.  Rice hasn’t taken any snaps at outside linebacker. More...

Indians make quick work of Rock Hill

This one was over early — very early.  The Gaffney Indians scored the game’s first seven points and built the lead to double digits en route to a convincing 70-35 win over the youthful Rock Hill Bearcats on Wedneday at The Burial Gro More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

When dread turns to Christmas cheer

Please don’t pick me, I remember myself thinking. I was just a teenager at the time, working a typical teenager job at a clothing store, when I noticed Bo, the manager, walking around, sizing all the employees up. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Republican civil war could hand Senate to Dems

With Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama, Democrats now have at least a plausible path to winning control of the U.S. Senate in the 2018 elections. It’s a difficult path to be sure, but it could happen.  More...

STAR PARKER

Let’s liberate blacks from left-wing politics

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows yet another perspective on the deep racial division in our country.  According to the poll, 86 percent of blacks compared to 50 percent of whites say that President Trump does not “respect people of c More...

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Poll

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?