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ACCIDENT TAKES OUT TRAFFIC LIGHT

City of Gaffney police had to direct traffic at a busy intersection for several hours Tuesday afternoon following an accident that took out the controls for a traffic light on West Floyd Baker Boulev More...

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Darius Jackson, 4, got the opportunity to check out one of the antique tractors on display. More...

WHAT’S UP

Christmas services ffi A Christmas musical, “All is Calm, All is Bright,” will be presented by the Celebration Choir of Central Baptist Church and friends from Bethany, Rehoboth and Arkwright churches on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. More...

Hames – Babcock

Byron and Glenda Hames of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara, to Joel Babcock, son of Bill and Darlene Babcock of Gaffney.  Miss Hames is the granddaughter of Ray and Opal Smith of Olympia, Wash., and the late Allen and Nona More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Oree Fowler

ROCK HILL – Mr. Oree Fowler, 84, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. More...

Lewis W. King

Lewis “Bill” King, 54, of Spindale, N.C., passed away at Rutherford Regional Medical Center on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.  Bill was born in Arkansas and worked as a weaver at Mastercraft for many years. More...

Sandra Smith Agnew

Sandra Corine Smith Agnew, 66, of 400 Sarratt Ave., widow of Arthur Agnew Jr., passed Monday morning, Dec. 5, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical System.  Daughter of Mino Wallace Smith and the late Richard Smith, she was born Dec. More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

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...

Superintendent wants to give teachers a raise

After receiving word on a $12 million surplus this week, Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor said he will ask school trustees to consider approving a second pay increase for teachers and school administrators.  More...

Limestone kicks football idea around

Limestone College could have a football program in the next couple of years.  President Walt Griffin confirmed Monday that Limestone is involved in an extensive study to determine whether football is a good fit for the 870- student liberal arts More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi An estimated $4,000 in theft losses were reported after someone took an air conditioning unit from a Cliffside Highway property.  More...

Gaffney man receives state’s highest award for community service

Gaffney resident Oscar Fuller was recently awarded the Order of the Silver Crescent, which is given to residents of South Carolina for exemplary performance, contribution and achievement within the community. More...

Sneak preview

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free sneak preview of a “Life in the Carolinas” episode featuring Cherokee County. More...

Sports

What a magical ride

There was little the Gaffney football team didn’t accomplish this season.  South Carolina’s top ranked team for much of the season, in addition to receiving attention nationally for its prowess on the gridiron are things to most defi More...

Three Wildcats receive All-Region honors for prowess on the gridiron

Three Blacksburg football players earned All- Region honors for their performance during the 2011 season.  Running back Raymond Ellis, wide receiver Marcus Elmore and defensive end Colten Greene were selected to the All-Region team in Class A Re More...

Hoops coverage begins tonight on .Ledger Live'

Gaffney’s transition from the gridiron to the basketball court becomes complete tonight when the Indians’ boys and girls hoops teams take on Boiling Springs on Ledger Live.  The Lady Indians are first to take the floor, their game ag More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It sure seems like a small price to pay

The spark has been provided.  Cherokee County Council has been asked to fan it into a flame.  When they find a way to do that, the rest of us will need to continuously add fuel.  More...

Boeing’s happy landing

The National Labor Relations Board appears primed to drop its dubious legal action against Boeing. More...

Taxpayers wonder why spending is mandated

There are times when political entities — city/county councils, school boards and such — acquire out-of-the-mainstream public money. It is money circulated beyond that collected through the usual taxation procedures.  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?