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‘Too Good For Drugs’ program adds nearly 300 new graduates

Cheers and laughter filled the Gaffney High School auditorium Friday as nearly 300 Cherokee County elementary school students championed the value of staying too good for drugs.  Certificates of merit were awarded to 5th-grade students from Blac More...

LifeStyles

Southern Corn Meal Cookies is a perfect ‘go to’ recipe

Versatile dough can go from casual to festive with no altering

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Everyone needs the perfect “go to” recipe – the one you can rely on to turn out perfectly every time and that everyone loves. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news The All Male Chorus of Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate its 43rd anniversary Sunday, March 2, at 4 p.m. with a singing program. Various choirs from the surrounding area will participate More...

BIRTH

Leeann Blackwell  Kristina and Danny Blackwell of Blacksburg announce the birth of their daughter, Leeann Blackwell, on Feb. 3, 2014, in Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. 14 ozs.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Emma McCraw, 90, ran Gaffney Farmers Market with her husband

Emma Lee Mintz Mc- Craw, 90, of Gaffney went to be with the Lord peacefully at her home on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.  The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Shuford- Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel. More...

Dennis D. Palmer

Funeral services for Dennis Palmer, 64, of 187 Carson Circle, Chesnee, husband of Emma Jean Smith Palmer of Spartanburg, will be held Monday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. More...

James Gordon, retired electrician; US Army vet

James Thomas Gordon, 78, of 1500 S. Petty St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Sharon Lance Gordon and son of the late Floyd  More...

Bericap slates ribbon-cutting for $29 million expansion

Bericap North America will hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies for its manufacturing plant expansion Tuesday, March 4.  The ceremony will celebrate the opening of the custom-designed 90,000- square-foot expansion that has doubled the size of the plan More...

Fire chief achieves impressive credential

In a world of billions and a profession of millions, Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano is now one of less than a thousand.  The local fire chief was recently awarded the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer” or CFO, by the More...

Local News

School property tax relief has hurt poorer districts

School property tax relief has come at the expense of the state’s poorer school districts, according to a new study by Clemson University researchers.  State law has exempted homeowners from paying school operating taxes since Act 388 was More...

Medicaid policy limits Peachtree admissions

Councilman Rufus Foster told Cherokee County Council that a county resident wanted his mother transferred from the Peachtree Centre’s rehab floor into a room in the facility’s nursing home so he could monitor her care.  More...

State gives city green light to proceed with Mill Village project

After months of delays, the city has received the OK from state officials to launch the Mill Village Renaissance project.  The city had hoped to begin construction in mid-summer of 2013 but environmental concerns pushed back that start date.&nb More...

Sports

Indians edge Hanna; meet Irmo Tuesday

T.L. Hanna unleashed a firstquarter, long-range scoring spree that put the Gaffney Indians back on their heels.  The Indians made sure it didn’t happen again.  More...

Three Indians advance to state finals

In a sign of the program’s continued growth, the Gaffney High wrestling team claimed three upper state championships this past weekend.  Zach Clary won the championship at 113 pounds, while Austin Chandler finished first at 120 pounds and More...

No. 1 Newberry survives scare from LadyWildcats, 56-51

Both Shalesa Degree and Jasmine Dameron celebrated milestones during Saturday’s second round Class 2A girls state playoff game.  But Newberry celebrated a victory.  Degree and Dameron each scored their 1,000th career point but the Lad More...

Letters

Nebraska student needs your help

Dear Gaffney Ledger Readers:   My name is Ali and I am a 5th-grader at Faith Christian School in Kearney, Nebraska.  My class is studying the 50 states and I have chosen South Carolina as my state. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

‘Wonder if they know their golf cart is on fire?’

There was a time when Old Man Winter could do little to deter me from heading to the golf course.  It didn’t matter how cold it was, I was out there.  Here’s a typical telephone conversation between me and my golfing partner on More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Fighting for what’s right on defense

It’s easy for conservatives, who are forced to spend much of their time these days opposing bad ideas, to neglect the great responsibility of advancing good ideas.  That was the impetus behind the Feb. 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?