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Dangerously cold temps arrive tonight

Local residents are advised to pack on additional layers of clothing during the next couple of days as an arctic front moves into the area, sending temperatures plummeting.  More...

LifeStyles

CANS FOR CHRISTMAS

Chick-fil-A’s “Cans for Christmas” food drive to benefit Cherokee County Meals on Wheels was a big success with more than 1,000 pounds of food donated. More...

2014 MLK essay, art winners announced

Students will be recognized and honored Jan. 20 at Limestone College

Essay and art winners in the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. contest have been announced.  In the elementary division, Hope Moreno from Northwest Elementary School was named first place winner. More...

Magnolia Debutante Club will present 11 young women at ball April 19

The Magnolia Debutante Club of Spartanburg will present 11 young women at its annual ball April 19 at Spartanburg Marriott Renaissance Park.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alice McCluney, worked at Cleveland Memorial Hospital for 33 years

Alice (“Mama Al”) Lockhart McCluney, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Ruby and Bernard Smith, 105 Woodlawn Drive, Gaffney.  More...

James J.Thomas III, sales executive with Jos.A Banks

James J. Thomas, III, 55, of 132 Lincoln Drive, was called to eternal rest on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Estelle Loftis Guest, retired from Milliken Research Center

Estelle Loftis Guest, 90, of Gaffney, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Jan. 3, 2014, at Magnolias Assisted Living in Gaffney.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

I’ll be fine if I can just make it until spring

A couple of weeks ago some people said something to me that rubbed me the wrong way and I bit their heads off.  Gnaw, gnaw, gnaw, chew, chew, spitooey!  Right off.  Just like a grizzly bear biting a salmon in half.  And it wasn&rs More...

OUR VIEW

This doesn’t pass the smell test ... in fact, it stinks!

There’s no question about it — Limestone College is a valuable asset to Cherokee County. We encourage businesses, industries and individuals to support the college in its fundraising efforts. More...

Final AP Top 10

USC, Clemson both make it

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Move over SEC, Florida State is back on top.Florida State finished No. More...

‘BLOWING SNOW AND SINGLE-DIGIT TEMPERATURES’

Gaffney hikers airlifted to safety

A snow storm caught three Gaffney hikers unprepared on the Appalachian Trail on Thursday evening and needing to be rescued.  More...

BPW gives Limestone College $150,000

The Gaffney Board of Public Works has donated $150,000 to Limestone College as part of the school’s “Today’s Needs, Tomorrow’s Dreams” capital campaign.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Bingo game turns expensive for North Carolina woman

A bingo player reported the theft of personal items and the fraudulent use of her debit card.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, a North Carolina resident’s black-colored makeup bag containing $210 in cash, a driver’s licen More...

Numerous trees felled by high winds and rain

Drenching rains followed by some strong wind gusts Thursday night into Friday morning felled numerous trees and power lines across Cherokee County, although power outages were sporadic and no major damage was reported locally.  As of Friday morn More...

Town of Blacksburg receives gift of $50,000 from anonymous donor

Money likely to be used on museum

As a man of faith, the concept that to everything there is a season never happens to stray too far from Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue’s mind.  Seemingly moving forward on plans for a museum dedicated to the town’s vintage 1941 Chevrol More...

Sports

Tough day in Texas for Shaq

Obviously, Gaffney standout Shaq Davidson — as any competitor — wants to help contribute to his team’s success, particularly when in front of a national audience.  More...

Indians look for bounce back win at rival Byrnes

After being humbled by Irmo in a championship game of the Dorman Classic a week ago, the Gaffney Indians are hard at work in preparation for a pair of tough region games this week.  The Indians travel to Byrnes on Tuesday and will host Wade Hamp More...

No. 2 Auburn vs. No. 1 Florida State 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Domination, destiny collide in final BCS title tilt

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Team Destiny vs. Team Domination.  Before the Bowl Championship Series is replaced next year by a playoff, No. 1 Florida State and No. More...

Letters

We have great health care facilities right here at home

Dear Editor:   I want to make our community aware how lucky we are to have some great health care facilities right here at home.  More...

Clarifies a couple of things about robotics fundraising

Dear Editor:   I appreciate that the Gaffney Ledger published the article about the GHS Indians Robotics Team. They are a great bunch of students with a lot of potential. They really do need the support from the community.  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?