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HEAT WAVE

Turn up the air conditioner because this one is gonna last for awhile

Air conditioning units locally should continue to get quite the workout in coming days as the sweltering heat wave currently hovering above the Southeast is expected to continue.  Though the first day of summer is still weeks away, temperatures More...

LifeStyles

Smithsonian exhibit ends 50-day stay in City of Gaffney

Seems time flies when you're having fun.  In the City of Gaffney's case, it must just seem like yesterday when officials were celebrating the beginning of the Smithsonian Institute's trip through the Palmetto State, opening the "New Harmonies: C More...

NEW PASTOR –

Mikes Creek Baptist Church will have an installation service for Rev. and Mrs. Courtney Mills as Pastor and First Lady on Sunday, June 5, at 4 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. More...

HOMECOMING GUESTS –

The Messengers from Blacksburg First Baptist Church will be special guests at homecoming services Sunday, June 5, at Midway Baptist Church, 153 Midway Road. The group will present a concert at 10 a.m. and also sing during the 11 a.m. service.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Curtis Ben Smith

Services for Curtis Ben Smith, 60, of 115 Moss St., will be held Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Golden, Pastor Dennis Smith, the Rev. More...

Kathleen "Kathy" Boggs

Jan. 24, 1922 – May 28, 2011  GAFFNEY – Mrs. Boggs was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Pecos, Texas, the daughter of Kate Grissom Lewis and Bob Lewis. Her father was truly a cowboy and her mother ran a dairy.  More...

James K. Bailey Sr.

GASTONIA, N.C. More...

Skateboarder dies after being struck by pickup truck

A 22-year-old man struck by a pickup truck while skateboarding on Union Highway early Thursday died Friday morning at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center from his injuries, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler confirmed. More...

WOW, that’s a whole lotta cole slaw

A mega-cabbage could help third grader Cyerra Elmore win a $1,000 scholarship.  Elmore brought a 14-pound cabbage into Grassy Pond Elementary teacher Amanda Gordon on May 31. More...

Local News

HORSE RESCUED

— Blacksburg firefighters had to come to the rescue of a horse following an accident involving a horse trailer Thursday afternoon. More...

Recount shows Kelly winner

James Kelly is still the top voter getter after Thursday’s recount of the Board of Public Works District 1 election results.  Kelly topped secondplace finisher Edith Knuckles by a scant 89-87 in Tuesday’s voting.  State election More...

Five GHS students never missed a day

If you’re looking for symbols of dedication and hard work, it’s hard to beat William Smith and Shidai Petty.  They are among five Gaffney High seniors who graduated June 2 without missing a single day of school in 12 years — or More...

Sports

Post 109 juniors continue offensive slide

Pop fly. Pop fly. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Will Raines Age: 18 Position: Catcher, Shortstop and second base School: Limestone College Stats: .308 batting average with four doubles Dream Car: Shelby Mustang GT Person I'd Like to Meet: De More...

Post 109 rallies for win

You don’t have to tell Cherryville that history repeats itself.  For the second straight year, Post 109 mounted an unbelievable comeback to send their interstate rivals home with a shellshocked look.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

The single most important proposal

With the end of the legislative session approaching, time grows short for state Senate action on pending reform measures to streamline state government. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Kim and Sarah Michaels along with Kim Perry and Luzaida Seda, all of Gaffney, couldn't enjoy their Memorial Day vacation without The Gaffney Ledger. More...

JOE L. HUGHES II

The tangled web at Ohio State

Without a doubt, Jim Tressel knew what he was stepping into when the ink dried on his contract at the Ohio State University.  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?