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GETTING SOCIAL

A look at a few of The Gaffney Ledger’s top Facebook posts

Social media is a great tool to help The Gaffney Ledger inform the people of Cherokee County and beyond of the latest breaking news. It’s also a place we are able to utilize video and share up-to-date information. More...

Sports

Celebration, heartache leave mark on county sports in 2017

The Limestone College athletics logo flew over the State House Capitol Dome on May 29 in honor of the Saints’ 2017 NCAA Division II national championship in men’s lacrosse.  Limestone captured its third men’s lacrosse national More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sandra M. Hall

Mrs. Sandra M. Hall, age 71, of 133 Jasmine Drive, Gaffney, South Carolina, transitioned peacefully into eternity on Friday, December 22, 2017, in Little Rock, Arkansas.  More...

William “Monk” Blanton Jr.

Gaffney, S.C. — William “Monk” Dean Blanton Jr., 57, of 150 Twin Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Beulah Clanton

Blacksburg, S.C. — Beulah Faye Clanton, 81, 235 E. Jones Street, went home to be with the Lord December 23, 2017, at Mary Black Health System, Gaffney. More...

State News

Trapped in glass: Glassblower blends art and memories

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A silvery swirl cascades into a seemingly bottomless vortex — all contained within a marble that can fit in the palm of a hand.  More...

Other News

Thousands spend Christmas in shelters after Philippine storm

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of villagers in the southern Philippines spent their Christmas morning in emergency shelters Monday as the region dealt with the aftermath of one of the deadliest storms to hit the country this year. More...

SC senator wants bigger fine for slow left lane drivers - Free Access

One South Carolina lawmaker wants to increase the fine for drivers who go slowly in the left lane. More...

Local News

B JOYFUL

Looking to spread some Christmas joy, Blacksburg High student council members used luminaries to spell out the phrase “B Joyful” Thursday evening in the football stadium. More...

Sheriff’s office, police department investigating Christmas morning shootings

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies and Gaffney Police Department officers are investigating shootings that injured three people Christmas morning.  It wasn't immediately known if the incidents, one of which allegedly occurred in the coun More...

COOKIES FOR HABITAT

Chick-fil-A of Gaffney was excited to donate to local Habitat for Humanity efforts with proceeds from the #Cookies4Community campaign. More...

Columns

CONGRESSMAN RALPH NORMAN

It’s time to put open internet protections into law

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to classify internet access service as an information service, once again moving regulation of internet Service Providers under Title I of the Communications Act. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Energy lessons from the recent hurricanes

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there’s one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. More...

IT’S JUST ME

There’s a man in here

I’ve been a fan of The Statlers for as long as I can remember. I’m talking huge fan, so much so that I know every word to every song they have ever written or performed. More...

National News

AP Poll: Sexual misconduct allegations voted top news story

NEW YORK (AP) — The wave of sexual misconduct allegations that toppled Hollywood power brokers, politicians, media icons and many others was the top news story of 2017, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. More...

The Associated Press names SZA's 'Ctrl' album of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. More...

Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin’s hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty’s death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And “Cash Me Outside.”  More...

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