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Killer gets 25 years

SPARTANBURG — Emotions ran high in a Spartanburg County courtroom Monday morning as a 27- year-old Gaffney man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the March 2011 baseball bat beating death of his roommate. More...

LifeStyles

MUSIC SANDWICHED-IN CONCERT MAY 15

Folk artist Spook Handy will be the featured performer for the end of the Cherokee County Public Library’s Music Sandwiched-In series on Thursday, May 15, from 12:15-1 p.m. Spook has four full-length CDs to his credit with a fifth on the way. More...

Potters on Gaffney’s Old Field set for May 17

The annual Potters on Gaffney's Old Field returns on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 College Drive. Potters and artisans will be on hand to show and sell their works.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Denton – Scoggan

Denny and Karen Denton of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Alyscia Denton, to Johnathon Michael Scoggan of Charleston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Scoggan of Summerville and Mr. and Mrs. AA. Lacour III of Ravenel.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Opal Williams

Retired from Hamrick Mills after 45 years of service

Opal Gilfillan Williams, 88, of 133 15th St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her residence.  More...

Jonah Hammett

A student at Meadowlark Elementary in Lewisville, N.C.

LEWISVILLE, N.C. – On May 8, 2014, Jonah Charles Hammett, stepped up to the plate one last time. The last two years life had thrown him many curve balls and he battled off those pitches fearlessly and stayed strong at the plate. More...

Rev. Donald Rodgers

Retired from Amtrak as a conductor

The Rev. Donald Rodgers, 67, of 102 Gettys Drive, entered eternal rest on Monday, May 12, 2014, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Woman arrested after teen struck by car while trying to board bus

A 15-year-old Gaffney High School student suffered serious injuries Tuesday morning when she was struck by a vehicle while boarding a school bus on Wilkinsville Highway. More...

Dead inmate’s family sues sheriff, others

Cherokee County, along with the Detention Center and Sheriff’s Office, have been sued in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas in the wake of an inmate’s death May 11, 2012.  More...

Scholarship established in memory of Gaffney Ledger employee

Remembering his wife’s fondness for animals, Gaffney Ledger Editor Klonie Jordan has started a college scholarship to help county high school seniors interested in becoming a veterinarian. More...

Local News

REMEMBERING

REMEMBERING — Confederate Memorial Day services were held Saturday in Gaffney to honor the sacrifices made by Confederate soldiers and their families. More...

Regional expected to close on property for new medical office

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is expected to close next month on property that will become a new doctor’s office.  Gaffney City Council approved final reading this past Monday of a rezoning request that will hasten the constructio More...

Grant applications being accepted

The Cherokee County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations (501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions for its 2014 Grants Program.  More...

Sports

NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Semifinal Tampa at Limestone Sunday at 1 p.m.

Saint excels on and off lacrosse field

If it was only about his exploits on the lacrosse field, Limestone’s Todd Nakasuji would be an impressive fellow.  But there is so much more.  More...

Gaffney golfers advance to state tournament

Gaffney golf coach Brandon Coggins had a feeling his golfers would play well at the Class 4A upper state tournament boys golf championship on Monday at Willow Creek. More...

Gaffney Middle coach joins Blacksburg’s coaching staff

After a successful run coaching in Gaffney, Bobby Rodgers is now a Wildcat.  Rodgers has joined the Blacksburg High football staff, where he is the school’s new wide receivers coach.  He compiled a 28-7 record as the Gaffney Middle he More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The loudmouths were back

I wrote this column a couple of years ago and being this is graduation season, now is a good time to reprint it. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Leftist Thought Police emboldened and on a tear

Before I begin, I want to pose a question to the powers that control our society today: Am I allowed to comment on issues that pertain to homosexuality if I don’t echo the views of our masters?  Will people who read this column willingly t More...

THEIR VIEW

The ‘dirtiest’ state

South Carolina’s latest distinction as the nation’s “dirtiest” state won’t do us any favors when it comes to growing tourism, our greatest economic driver.  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?