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Fire Department responds to 2 separate chimney fires

City of Gaffney firefighters responded to two separate chimney fires Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning but were able to keep the flames from spreading.  The first incident occurred at approximately 2:15 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Christmas on Campus

Limestone welcomes arrival of holiday season with 29th annual celebration

Limestone College will help welcome in the holiday season Saturday, Dec. 7, when it hosts the 29th annual Christmas On Campus. Activities begin with the lighting of the luminaries at 5 p.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

Notice Due to an upcoming mandatory training session in Columbia, the Cherokee County Probate Court will have limited operations on December 11-12 More...

Second annual ‘Pancakes for Preservation’ set Dec. 7

The second annual Pancakes For Preservation fundraiser for the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7:30- 10:30 a.m. in the museum’s events hall, 301 College Drive. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David M. Edrington Jr., United States Navy veteran

David Marion Edrington Jr., 60, of 913 N. Granard St., husband of Emily Williams Edrington, answered the Master’s call on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  More...

Ruby Holland, 98, well-known local artist

Ruby Becknell Holland, 98, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

Wayne Parker,Vietnam War veteran; member Cherokee County Hall of Bravery

GAFFNEY – Charles Wayne Parker, 64, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Rufus and Addie Harris Parker. More...

Former school trustee airlifted

A key official at Hamrick Mills and an influential booster of Gaffney, local athletics and higher education was recovering Sunday at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in the wake of a Friday afternoon mishap during which he reportedly fell from the More...

Merchants reporting brisk sales

If this holiday weekend is any indication, local retailers will record merrier sales this shopping season. More...

Watch the Indians live on our website

Gaffney’s transition from the gridiron to the hardwood becomes complete Tuesday night, as the Indians’ boys and girls hoops teams open their respective seasons at The Burial Ground against Rock Hill.  The contests will be streamed li More...

Local News

‘Smokin’ Rita and Friends’ make donation

A group of friends from Blacksburg once again came through in a big way for Christmas is For Kids.  Clay Greer and April Cash, on behalf of “Smokin Rita and Friends,” visited The Gaffney Ledger last week and brought with them $1,181 More...

City council to hear report on finances, request for funds from Gaffney High School band

Gaffney City Council will get a look at the city’s finances today.  Council will meet at 5 p.m. and hear a presentation by accountant Ben Kochenower regarding the city’s financial audit for the fiscal year ending June 30.  More...

Remainder of 2012 expected to be drier than normal in South Carolina

Precipitation may be hard to come by in South Carolina and other portions of the Southeast this winter, according to a seasonal forecast prepared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  More...

Sports

No. 5 Indians tip Tuesday

Now, it’s all about one thing for the Gaffney boys basketball team. Winning. The No. 5-ranked Indians will get a chance to get their first win when they open their season at 7:30 Tuesday against No. 10-ranked Rock Hill at The Burial Ground. More...

Gamecocks make it five straight wins over Clemson

Connor Shaw threw for one touchdown and rushed for another as No. 10 South Carolina won its record fifth straight over No. More...

Blacksburg opens with new coach and old opponent

New Blacksburg boys varsity basketball coach Alex Bailey knows getting his first win won’t be easy.  The Wildcats open the season Tuesday at home against Class A’s No. 2-ranked Christ Church Cavaliers. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Iran, a dangerous Obamacare diversion

Does anyone with credibility like this deal Obama’s team made with Iran? I’m not seeing much encouragement as I scan the news covering the subject. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Wait a minute; that’s not the cat food bag

Sometimes your mind plays tricks on you.  Especially – and studies will back me up on this – if you’re a really smart person with a vivid imagination.  This type of person will, for example, become more frightened while wa More...

THEIR VIEW

Syria’s spreading carnage

There is a grisly background to the Nov. 12 car bombings of Iran’s embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. That blasts killed 23 people, including an Iranian diplomat, and were aptly denounced as “despicable” by Secretary of State John Kerry. 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?