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LET’S SEE, 23 RIGHT, 34 LEFT ...

A Gaffney High student places textbooks in his locker after completing registration for the new school year. More...

LifeStyles

Imagination Displayon

Artwork created by local children during two sessions of summer art camp offered by the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists is now on display in the CAVA Art Gallery. More...

WHAT’S UP

Computer classes l The Cherokee County Public Library will be having two computer classes – one on Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 2-4 p.m. and another on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. More...

End-of-summer staycation makes an ideal stress buster

The daily grind is stressful. To counter stress and help lower high blood pressure, consider an end-ofsummer staycation.  Get away to the zoo and spend the day mimicking the monkeys. Or head to the beach and build sand castles. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Happy as a clam one minute and then ...

Are you happy?  The chairman of the Federal Reserve wants to know.  More...

rEADErS ON tHE rOAD

traci Michelle wright and her uncle tracy Parris took the Ledger along with them on a trip to Charleston. traci is shown here with Eli Hyman, owner of Hyman Seafood on Meeting Street. More...

Amended lawsuit filed against local recreation district

Still waiting on a decision from the Court of Common Pleas that could decide the fate of one of two youth football leagues in Cherokee County, attorneys for Gaffney Little League Football apparently weren’t content to just have a seat.  More...

Motorists reminded Operation Rolling Thunder under way, has many elements

Motorists heading south on Interstate 85 can expect a highly amplified police presence throughout the remainder of the week.  And they may very well see some of Cherokee County’s finest operating outside of their typical jurisdiction.  More...

DAWKINS, JOLLY

TO MEET IN DEBATE

Gaffney mayor candidates Henry Jolly and Bernestine Dawkins will debate tonight (Wednesday) on our website.  You can watch and listen by going to www.gaffneyledger.com and clicking on “Ledger Live” and then the “Live News&rdquo More...

Firehouse Subs cleared to establish eatery here

A new sandwich shop should be opening soon in Gaffney.  Gaffney Zoning Administrator Tony Lavender said the city has approved the plans for a Firehouse Subs restaurant to be established at the former Blockbuster Video store at 1544 W. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Man says he was beaten with baseball bat in dispute over $5

A Gaffney man claims he was hit multiple times with a baseball bat following an Aug. 2 dispute over $5.  Ricky Bernard Smith, 58, of Poplar Springs Road, Gaffney, told police he was under a tree on West Fairview Street at 6:30 p.m. More...

Accountant says Gaffney BPW in good financial shape, well managed

A recent audit of Gaffney Board of Public Works (BPW) finances shows the books are well-managed and the utility is in good financial shape.  That was the official word to BPW commissioners from accountant Karen Lemmons of McAbee, Talbert, Hallid More...

Two council seats up for grabs in Blacksburg

More than a month of campaigning and going door-to-door in Blacksburg’s 3rd District will come to a head in less than a week as political newcomer Chris Robbins hopes to unseat incumbent Darren Janesky.  A love for the town in which he liv More...

Sports

Indians named to MaxPreps watch list

A pair of Gaffney athletes are receiving rave reviews courtesy of MaxPreps.  Junior speedster Shaq Davidson and mammoth sophomore offensive lineman T.J. Haney were recently placed on watch lists in their respective classes.  More...

Indians back in action O- line looks sharp in early going

Gaffney coach Dan Jones has one simple goal for today’s scrimmage at Shelby High - to improve.  “We just want to continue to progress,” Jones said. More...

GHS volleyball team to raise funds by selling trading cards at football games

Trading cards for Gaffney High football players will be sold at every home game this season in a fundraiser for the girls volleyball team.   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?