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GAFFNEY LEDGER CLOSED MONDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day.   We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Tuesday, June 1. More...

LifeStyles

LETTERS POLICY

1. Each letter submitted must be an original — no photocopies.   E-mails are also accepted if a name and phone number is included:   editor@gaffneyledger.com   2. More...

READY FOR THE CALL

Well-trained troops are prepared to deploy anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice

Gaffney soldier learns importance of teamwork   in Joint Forcible Entry   More...

Senior Centers a host site for Angelfood Ministries

The Senior Centers of Cherokee County is a host site for Angelfood Ministries.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. Fae Walker

Rev. Fae Walker   CHESNEE – The Rev. William Fae Walker, 77, of 449 Studebaker Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 27, 2010, at his residence.   More...

Flora J. Reece

Flora J. Reece   Flora J. Reece, 94, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 25, 2010.   Mrs. Reece was born in Cherokee County and was the daughter of the late Charles C. Justice and the late Felcie White. More...

Marline Linder

Marline Linder   Marline Oglesby Linder, 59, of Patterson, N.J., passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010, in Patterson.   More...

State News

Officials urging caution on SC waters over holiday

CHARLESTON (AP) – South Carolina law enforcement officials are urging boaters to be careful on the state’s waterways during the Memorial Day weekend.   The U.S. More...

More people will be on the road this holiday in NC, SC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The AAA Carolinas motor club says more people will be on the road in North Carolina and South Carolina this Memorial Day weekend compared with last year. More...

SC House rejects move to increase court fees

COLUMBIA (AP) — The South Carolina House has again rejected efforts to patch the state's budget with higher court fees and set the stage for deep cuts in health care program spending in a budget conference committee.   More...

CLASS OF 2010

Blacksburg and Gaffney high school graduates collected their diplomas Thursday night in their schools' respective football stadiums as families and friends looked on. More...

Hall of bravery inductions will highlight downtown Memorial Day ceremony

Five local veterans will join hallowed company Monday, being inducted into the Cherokee County Hall of Bravery during a Memorial Day ceremony planned for downtown Gaffney.   More...

Local News

Duke’s nuclear license application to be discussed

Nuclear Regulator Commission staff will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 17, in Gaffney to discuss the agency’s review of the license application for the proposed William States Lee III nuclear power facility in McKowns Mountain, as wel More...

City boss tweaking proposed budget

With first reading just days away, Gaffney Administrator James Taylor hasn’t stop toiling with the proposed 2010- 2011 budget. More...

POLICE REPORTS

 A burglar or burglars took a television and bedspread from an Old Buffalo Church Road home during a May 23 break-in. More...

Sports

BRIEFS

Limestone coach to host hoop camp   Limestone College men's basketball coach Brandon Scott will hold his Basketball Academy on June 7-11 for boys and girls ages 7 to 13.   The day-long sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. More...

Post 109 drops pair to rival Shelby

American Legion team takes break until host Post 28 on Tuesday

Through the first three games, Post 109 has gotten an immediate lesson in how baseball can be humbling.   After scoring just one run in its season opener on Monday, Post 109 bats came alive in its 2-game midweek series against Shelby. More...

Champs gear up for summer program

For the Gaffney High boys basketball team, winning the state championship is not a goal, it’s expected. More...

Letters

Cowpens Veterans Park will host Memorial Day ceremony Saturday

Dear Editor:   A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Cowpens Veterans Park on Saturday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m.   More...

Columns

It’s the hunt, not the kill, that’s most important

There’s an old saying that the two best days of boat ownership are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.   I’m not 100 percent convinced this is always true. More...

National News

Seniors will get checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government checks to seniors with high prescription drug bills are going out early, Obama administration officials said Thursday, plugging the advantages of the new health care overhaul law. More...

Mortgage rates are back near record low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turmoil in the stock market and the European debt crisis are making life easier for American homebuyers and families looking to refinance: Mortgage rates are inching closer to a record low.   More...

Workers describe failures on oil rig

NEW ORLEANS — As the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig burned around him, Chris Pleasant hesitated, waiting for approval from his superiors before activating the emergency disconnect system that was supposed to slam the oil well shut at the botto 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?