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Saturday’s ‘Pancakes for Preservation’ at museum features GHS basketball team

Tom Crabtree, WSPA Channel 7 News Anchor, will be guest server

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...

Most sinus infections clear up on their own without use of antibiotics

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Sinus congestion and the common cold go hand in hand. Usually, congestion goes away within a week or so as the body fights off the illness. More...

All month in

December 2013

Festival of Trees: Monday, Dec. 2 – Friday, Dec. 27 Location: Gaffney City Hall first and second floor lobbies, 201 N. Limestone St. Time: Monday- Friday, 8: 30 a. m.- 5 p. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth Peterson,90, an excellent cook and a prayer warrior

Ruth Brown Peterson, 90, formerly of 9th Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Brookview Healthcare.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Rev. More...

Douglas Scott, worked for TNS Mills for more than 30 years

Douglas Richard Scott of Inman passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at his home.  He was the son of the late Thomas W. Scott and Rosie Loretta Greene. Mr. Scott worked for TNS Mills for more than 30 years.  More...

Lorene Dover, 78, retired from TNS Mills

BLACKSBURG – Lorene M. Dover, 78, formerly of Caldwell Road, Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. More...

State News

Greenville considers banning cell phones

GREENVILLE (AP) — Greenville is considering a ban on any use of a cellphone in a driver's hand.  More...

Dogs attack 7-year-old girl

A Blacksburg roofing contractor who ran to the aid of a young Gaffney girl who was being mauled by two pit bulls says he has no doubts about the dogs’ intentions.  More...

City council tables GHS band’s request for funding for DC trip

Gaffney City Council on Monday agreed to take more time to look at a funding request for the Gaffney High band.  Saying the band’s trip would give the city sought-after national publicity, finance Committee Chairman Bernard Smith made a mo More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS 2013

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 Kidsc/o The Gaffney LedgerP.O. Box 670Gaffney, S.C. More...

Local News

Korean War veterans to be honored

Stuck between the patriotism of World War II and American disdain for its participation in Vietnam, the Korean War is often a forgotten conflict, as are the brave servicemen who risked life and limb to protect the nation’s ideals.  More...

County employees will get bonus, council members will not

County workers will get a bonus; and for the first time that long serving county officials can remember, Cherokee County Council will not.  At Monday’s council meeting, Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue recommended that More...

Audit shows city revenues exceed expenses

The annual audit showed the city’s finances are in good order.  “Your finacial managers have done a good job, so we could do ours,” said Ben Kochenower of the CPA firm hired to do the independent financial audit.  More...

Sports

Only 5 Indians picked to region team

In a vote of the region coaches, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that region champion Byrnes placed the most players on the Region II-4A team. More...

Bailey wins first game

Both Alex Bailey and Daquan McNeil made favorable first impressions on Tuesday.  McNeil, a Gaffney High transfer, scored 30 points and Alex Bailey got a win in his head coaching debut as the Blacksburg Wildcats beat Class A’s No. More...

Peak erupts for 35 as Indians win opener

Despite playing for Chicago’s Whitney Young High School last year, Gaffney native L.J. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

The Four States of SC

This week I had occasion to be in all four parts of South Carolina, talking with a wide variety of business people about innovation, our state and its future. What they said was both extremely encouraging and extremely discouraging.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Has the Asian Tiger Gone Tiger?

When Montecore, one of two white tigers in the Las Vegas act of Siegfried and Roy, turned and almost killed Roy on stage, the reaction was that the tame and complacent beast had gone berserk.  Comedian Chris Rock was nearer the mark:  &ldqu More...

THEIR VIEW

The Fable of the Bees

Our divided government has once again given itself a few weeks to find agreement for keeping the government open beyond January 15, 2014 and for avoiding debt limit constraints that begin to bite again early in February.  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?