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Mini-train tragedy prompts legislation

As families continue digging in their pockets to dole out to medical facilities aiding those injured in the recent Cleveland Park tragedy in Spartanburg, state lawmakers have gone to work drafting a bill aimed at better reimbursing those injured, and More...

LifeStyles

‘Drowsy Chaperone’ continues this weekend

Final two shows of musical comedy will be April 9-10

The music and theatre departments of Limestone College have joined forces and talents with the Cherokee County Arts Council to present the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” in Fullerton Auditorium.  More...

Melody McClellan will give Music Sandwiched-In concert April 12 at Gaffney library

Melody McClellan, a native of Spartanburg, will present the first of two Music Sandwiched-In programs the week of April 11 in conjunction with National Library Week.  More...

Shred Day on April 13

The AARP and Shred 360 are sponsoring a shred day on Wednesday, April 13, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Gaffney Senior Center, 499 W. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lewis (Luke) Huskey Sr.

Lewis (Luke) Jones Huskey Sr., 90, of 620 Cherokee National Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 7, 2011, surrounded by his family at his home.  More...

Homer Henry McGill

Homer Henry McGill, 75, of 510 Estelle Road, husband of Bernice Wilkie McGill, passed on Tuesday night, April 5, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Frances Scruggs

Frances Mullinax Scruggs, 70, of 304 Adams St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Heyward Scruggs and daughter of the late Lokie Mullinax and More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Honoring our fallen heroes

On Wednesday, April 6, the South Carolina General Assembly paused at a special luncheon to honor the brave patriots from our state who lost their lives during 2010 in our nation’s defense. More...

TIM GULLA

Unplug the machine and never touch it again

Patience is a virtue, or so I’m told.  I have no clue what patience feels like, though, since I can’t really recall the last time I’ve ever experienced that feeling.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Carol Hartis and Rainee Clary enjoyed The Gaffney Ledger at the Rialto Bridge in beautiful Venice, Italy. The trip was in celebration of Carol's birthday. More...

Projected revenue shortfall ‘a concern’ for city administrator

Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said revenues are lagging behind expectations.  The city had projected to bring in about $9.2 million in revenues this fiscal year. More...

Truck rolls through yards, crashes

A 73-year-old man was flown to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a Wednesday afternoon crash on Mimosa Drive that Gaffney police believe was caused by a medical problem.  More...

Local News

New tower will improve Alltel service in Blacksburg/York area

Alltel Wireless, the longest serving wireless brand in America, has announced the activation of a new digital cell site in Cherokee County which will improve voice and high speed data services. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Pistol-pointing masked man tells resident to ‘give it up’

The Gaffney Police Department reported an armed robbery on Kelly Street.  According to an incident report, a 53-year-old Kendrick Street man was at a Kelly Street home at about 9:30 p.m. More...

Duke Energy donation will fund scholarships

A donation from Duke Energy will help four county students complete their training as radiation protection technicians.  More...

Sports

Blacksburg travels to Christ Church, Greenville Charter

Wildcats battle to stay in playoff hunt

The Blacksburg High baseball team beat Christ Church 5-4 in the team’s earlier meeting this season.  The Wildcats are hoping for a similar result today as they begin a critical stretch that will likely determine their playoff future.  More...

Mata outslugs Cavaliers

Only a performance as outstanding as Josh Mata’s could overshadow Michael Wright’s 5 RBI effort against rival Dorman on Wednesday.  Gaffney’s burly catcher carved up Cavalier pitching with three home runs, a double and an incre More...

Saints improve to 11-0 with rout of Lenoir-Rhyne

Five Limestone players scored goals over the first 9:58 of action in propelling the top-ranked Saints to a 17-2 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne in a NCAA Division II South Region clash at “The Rock” on Tuesday.  The win pushed the Saints t More...

National News

Social Security cutting costs by eliminating statement mailings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those yearly statements that Social Security mails out — here’s what you’d get if you retired at 62, at 66, at 70 — will soon stop arriving in workers’ mailboxes. More...

Man’s plan to walk 500 miles to Washington is ‘God’s work’

Dressed in a neatly pressed dark business suit Friday afternoon, Clinton resident Leonard Pitts addressed Cherokee County Council and received a resolution.  His attire will be a bit more casual soon when he embarks on a 500-mile walk to Washing 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?