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Frozen pipes could again be a real problem

Earlier this month, a ‘Polar Vortex’ was blamed for a number of broken pipes that had cleanup crews and firefighters working overtime.  The latest freeze arrived today and is expected to grip the county the entire week.  That co More...

LifeStyles

CROSSES OF HONOR REPLACED

  CROSSES OF HONOR REPLACED – A cross rededication ceremony with a 28-man Honor Guard, composed of numerous SCV camps from across the Carolinas, took place Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Flat Rock Cemetery in Union. More...

A super bowl of chili kicks off big game!

Local museum cooking up some championship chili

This year’s Super Bowl XLVIII  Championship game advertisers will be dropping $4 million dollars for each 30-second commercial that they air during the championship game between Denver and Seattle, of which ALL commercials are already sold More...

9th annual Grady’s Groundhog Day shadow sighting is set for Feb. 2 in Chimney Rock

Shadow sighting and wildlife program is free near park entrance

CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. – Grady the Groundhog, animal ambassador for Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, will be making his annual winter prediction at noon on Sunday, Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sam Goode, retired from Sunny Slope Farms

COWPENS – Samuel Edison Goode Sr., 74, of 104 Dogwood Lane, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at his residence.  More...

Randy Best, retired from Detroit Stoker; loved fishing and sports

EASLEY – Randy Eugene Best, 64, of 127 Kaleope Road, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Madge Robinson Starr of Gaffney and the late Frank Best. Mr. More...

Marshall Mullinax, retired from Cherokee Finishing Company

Marshall Dean Mullinax, “Monk,” 86, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday Jan. 19, 2014.  More...

BITTERLY COLD WELL INTO SATURDAY

More frigid air rolling in

Hope those heavy winter coats aren’t lodged too far back in your closet.  Following days of warm, comfortable temperatures in and near the 60s, Mother Nature has opted to hurl another curve ball in the direction of the Upstate, again sendi More...

A chance to win a vacation can be found inside today’s edition

There is an easy solution to pay for your next weekend getaway, golf outing or trip to the nearest ski slope.  Let someone else foot the bill by winning a vacation package valued up to $800 towards the destination of your choice. More...

State not producing enough teachers to keep pace with school district needs

South Carolina is not producing enough new teachers in colleges to keep pace with demand from school districts, according to an annual survey on teacher openings released by the state’s teacher recruitment office. More...

Local News

Gaffney Post Office drive-through closed

Customers needs have changed, spokesperson says

When the Gaffney Ledger heard complaints about the recent closure of the drive-through window at the Gaffney Post Office, we set out to find a reason for the closure.  A call placed to the local post office was referred to Harry Spratlin, distri More...

Bridge nears 50 percent completion

The Double Bridge Road bridge is nearly halfway complete.  Workers have finished work on the abutment on the Hwy. More...

Graduates basic

Air Force Airman Michael J. More...

Sports

Indians clutch from charity stripe to stave off upstart Vikings

L.J. Peak scored 54 points and his Gaffney Indians needed every one of them in a 93-91 win over Spartanburg on Tuesday. More...

Blacksburg uses smothering defense to get back on winning track

Lady Wildcats rout Powdersville

After taking it on the chin in a loss to Chesnee, a sluggish first half was definitely not what the doctor prescribed to help cure Blacksburg head coach Alex Bailey's ills. More...

Big decision for Gaffney running back

For most high school football stars picking a college, it’s all about relationships.  Now, Gaffney running back Hyleck Foster must decide if the relationships made months ago with Marshall are stronger than the ones he has formed with East More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

How much peace of mind can you afford these days?

Have you ever thought about how many different types of insurance you have?  Whatever the number is, I am willing to bet it does not begin to scratch the surface on the number you COULD have.  What with all the talk about Obamacare, most of More...

OUR VIEW

This has been tried before: Will it work this time?

Becoming a member of Main Street South Carolina could be a very good thing for Gaffney, especially the downtown area.  Could be.  Over the past several decades, study after study and plan after plan have been conducted and put on paper with More...

THEIR VIEW

The massive hack of 2012 was a colossal foul-up

The modern world and its computerized record keeping are quite convenient — and quite problematic, too.  We’d venture to say that most folks probably are not aware of how exposed they are to the tentacles of deceit and theft online.& 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?