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Tractor-trailer disappears

Blacksburg police once again called in federal authorities last week after another tractor-trailer hauling goods was stolen from a Blacksburg truck stop.  More...

TIME FOR A VACATION

Here are the winners in the vacation giveaway contest sponsored by The Gaffney Ledger and our 24 business partners. The winners’ names appear alongside the corresponding business partner. More...

LifeStyles

TEENS GET LESSON IN SELF DEFENSE –

The Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg contestants recently participated in self-defense training given by The Eng School of Self Defense in Gaffney. More...

Miss Spartanburg 2014 will speak Feb. 23 at Bethel Baptist Church

One of the highlights of Bethel Baptist Church’s Black History Month celebration will be hosting the appearance of Miss Spartanburg 2014, Marian Lustra-Bell Miller, who will share her testimony.  More...

‘Boys Next Door’ continues this weekend at GLT

The Gaffney Little Theatre’s presentation of Tom Griffin’s “The Boys Next Door” will continue tonight and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dennis D. Palmer, employed by Evergreen Landscaping for 25 years

CHESNEE – Dennis D. Palmer, 64, of 187 Carson Circle, husband of Emma Jean Smith Palmer of Spartanburg, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at 3:59 p.m. at Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg.  More...

Regina Berry, 58, a native of Gaffney

Regina Sue Berry, 58, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 4, 2014, after a lengthy illness.  Services to celebrate her life were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Wilma P.White, retired housekeeping supervisor

Wilma Batchler Porter White, 94, of 223 Tiffany Park, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Magnolias of Gaffney.  Born in Blacksburg, she was the widow of Lee Porter and Wade White and daughter of the late Jim Batchler and Una Byars Batchler. More...

National News

Caffeine, mainly soda, common in kids, young adults

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. More...

Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour features 11 private sites in Atlanta

ATLANTA – For celebrating Mother’s Day, there’s no better place to explore than the breathtaking sites featured on the 30th annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour on Saturday, May 10, and Sunday, May 11.  More...

Work on new city park will begin soon

Work on the proposed new city park should begin within 30 days. More...

Born Learning Trail now open

Young children hopped and skipped between the numbers on a walking trail that turns play into learning.  Gaffney High teacher cadets introduced preschool-age children to their new Born Learning Trail on Thursday at Twin Lakes Road behind the Che More...

Local News

Gaffney singer/student to be featured on ETV segment of ‘OriginalSC’

Obviously, this Friday won’t be your typical day of instruction for students, faculty and staff at Gaffney Middle School.  Intrigued by local talent Abbey Elmore, production and film crews from S.C. More...

Numerous activities planned to raise money for the David Fink Scholarship

While helping people meet their fitness goal was a passion for the late Your Best Body Gym co-owner and trainer David Fink, he also knew there was life outside the gym, and an education necessary to reach the heights people aspired to achieve.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Man upset over gas charge takes 6-pack from store

City of Gaffney police were called to a Providence Road convenience store after a man shoplifted a 6-pack of beer.  More...

Sports

Survive and advance

Despite sluggish play and a valiant Rock Hill team, Indians find way to move on

Gaffney head coach Mark Huff knew his team’s first round matchup with Rock Hill would be no cake walk, and the Bearcats proved him mighty prophetic. More...

Dameron, Degree will Blacksburg to first round win

Blacksburg High seniors Jasmine Dameron and Shalese Degree have been almost unbeatable on their home court during their high school basketball careers.  Dameron scored 22 points and Degree had 15 points Thursday as Blacksburg beat Mid-Carolina 5 More...

Delashmet brothers share similar passion for wrestling

It’s common for brothers to share the same interests like fishing and hunting; and it’s no different for the Delashmet brothers who share a passion for wrestling. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

School board spends a lot of time talking in secret

The average Cherokee County School Board meeting consists of three separate phases.  The first phase is an informal session during which the superintendent honors students, teachers and residents on their achievements and contributions to the di More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The economics profession doesn’t understand how the economy works

In the 1980s, a couple of ambitious young economists thought ski lift operators weren’t very smart. The economists assumed that if the business owners charged more on busy days, they could make more money. More...

THEIR VIEW

No need for guns in bars and restaurants

Imagine walking into a bar and seeing a man choking a woman. As a concealed-weapons permit holder, you pull out your gun and yell for the man to stop.  He does not. 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?