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WE’RE CLOSED THURSDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Thursday so our employees can spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families.  We will be open Friday, Nov. 29, from 8 a.m. until noon. We will resume regular business hours Monday, Dec. More...

Storm system leaves county drenched

A storm system that delivered a mix of snow and ice and travel delays to the Southwest has brought a drenching cold rain to Cherokee County.  As much as three inches of rain was expected to fall before the system clears out today. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Richey, Mr. Woodlief wed May 4 in Spartanburg

Southside Baptist Church of Spartanburg provided the setting on Saturday, May 4, 2013, for the wedding of Mary Alex Richey of Wellford and Thomas Brooks Woodlief of Gaffney. Dr. Terry Glenn Duvall officiated the 4 p.m. More...

City of Kings Mountain, N.C., celebrates the season with ‘Home for Christmas’

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Logan – Jamison

Brandi Sheree Logan and Taft Edward (“TJ”) Jamison Jr., both of Gaffney, will be married on Feb. 15, 2014, at The Lodge in Inman.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elmer Wisher, retired from textiles

BLACKSBURG – Elmer Elizabeth Wright Wisher, born Dec. 25, 1923, would have been 90 on Christmas Day. She was a loving wife and mother who went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Nikki Evans, 33, Spartanburg native

COWPENS – Georgia Nicole Evans, 33, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a long battle with diabetes.  More...

Linda Greene, retired from Freightliner; loved arts and crafts

Linda Jean Solesbee Greene, 63, of 153 Ruth Drive, passed away on Monday, Nov. More...

State News

Thanksgiving holiday travel up slightly in SC

Thanksgiving last busy weekend of year at beach

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

National News

Talkin’ turkey

Butterball hotline now employing men

NEW YORK — Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving, says Butterball CEO Rod Brenneman.  Whether it’s turkey sausage for breakfast, turkey medallions on salad for lunch or roast turkey and gravy for dinner, Brenneman says he eats the More...

Retailers offering bigger deals earlier

NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Americans may not spend their green unless they see more red.  More...

Troopers will be out in force this weekend; urge motorists to look out for the other guy

Excitement and enthusiasm are at a fever pitch at this time of year as families do all they can to arrive at the home of loved ones before the Thanksgiving dinner bell rings. More...

Shoppers poised to pounce

Ready or not, ‘tis the season for holiday shopping and local retailers are gearing up to win your business.  But it’s not Black Friday anymore, it’s Black November. More...

Christmas Is For Kids drive now under way

Friends and civic groups have responded in a big way as a holiday fundraiser kicks off Thursday to make sure children have a reason to smile Christmas morning.  More...

Elks Lodge on secretary of state’s ‘scrooge’ list

When the South Carolina Secretary of State office released its annual “Scrooges and Angels” list last week, Linda Simmons said she was heartbroken.  There, among the “scrooges” was an organization she not only loves but l More...

Local News

Loser got the pie, but hungry win

High school students’ choice to win a canned good food drive Monday turned out to be a messy outcome for Cherokee Technology Center Director Amanda Painter.  Painter received a pie in the face from assistant director Lane Carter after she More...

GHS students collecting coats

After helping in elementary schools this fall, Gaffney High students are taking action in an effort to keep children toasty warm.  More...

Cowpens National Battlefield announces closures

To re-open the government, Congress provided funds at Fiscal Year 2013 levels through January 15 – final funding for Fiscal Year 2014 will not be resolved before then. More...

Sports

Local lifter claims world title

Like many people, Gaffney’s Ty Hill likes to hit the gym. But unlike most people, his idea of a workout is lifting upwards of 600 pounds.  More...

THE GAME

No. 10 USC focused on No. 6 Tigers first

South Carolina vs. Clemson 7 p.m. Saturday Williams Brice Stadium ESPN2   One of the main goals South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier wants to achieve is out of the hands of the No. More...

Youth will be served for Lady Indians

Having just one senior starter usually spells trouble in the leadership department.  But Gaffney girls varsity basketball coach Susan Wade isn’t worried.  “We are young but we are talented,” Wade said. More...

Letters

Flapjack Fundraiser nets more than $1,100

Dear Editor:  The Apple Gold Group, a franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, is proud to have partnered with Kirby Memorial Baptist Church to raise more than $1,100 at a recent Flapjack Fundraiser. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s time to kick off another Christmas Is For Kids drive

If Thursday is Thanksgiving, it must be time to kick off “Christmas Is For Kids.”  Thanksgiving has been the official start of our fundraising efforts, but several local groups have begun ‘jumping the gun’ and we are glad More...

OUR VIEW

City, festival should join forces to expand park site

We can understand the majority of Gaffney City Council being opposed to spending $103,000 to increase the size of the city’s proposed park adjacent to the county administration building on Railroad Avenue.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Pilot program will benefit future generations

A pilot program geared toward giving young offenders a second chance should provide a promising outline for the future.  The initiative, being tested in Aiken County and three other counties in the state, aims to decrease juvenile crime by preve 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?