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Travelers will pay more for gas than a year ago

What do high gas prices have to do with a good time?  Not much in the belief of AAA Carolinas, which estimates that nearly half a million residents of the Palmetto State will take to the road this Fourth of July holiday weekend.  More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens Battlefield hosts Celebration of Freedom

Cowpens National Battlefield will host its annual Celebration of Freedom on Saturday, July 5. Although there will be no fireworks show, the park will feature numerous patriotic activities throughout the day.  More...

Series of works titled ‘Never Forget’

Special exhibit at Gaffney City Hall features paintings by Lauren Hill

The Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery is not the only place to view art in Gaffney.  Starting Thursday, July 3, Gaffney City Hall will provide the venue for paintings by Charlotte artist Lauren Hill. More...

PFC Mintz completes Air Assault Training at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Landon Hal Mintz, a 2002 graduate of Gaffney High School, joined the U.S. Army in April, 2013. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Millard F. Westmorland, retired as a slasher from Limestone Mills

Millard Fillmore Westmorland, 82, of Gaffney, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2014.  Celebration of Life services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, in the chapel at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel. More...

Lois Wilson, former owner of Wilson’s Florist

BLACKSBURG – Lois McDaniel Wilson, 89, formerly of Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Agape Senior Living in York.  More...

Ruth D. Whelchel, former resident of Blacksburg

Ruth Dixon Whelchel, 92, formerly of Blacksburg, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at Mountain View Nursing Home in Spartanburg.  She was born March 28, 1922, in Atlanta, Ga., to the late Henry C. More...

Voters will be asked to continue sales tax

Cherokee County voters will be asked in November to decide whether they wish to continue a penny tax to replace and repair aging school buildings.  Voters will not be asked to approve any new taxes on the referendum. More...

Reward offered in June 22 slaying

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators seeking to solve a June 22 murder hit the streets Monday morning to up the ante for information.  More...

CLOSED FRIDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Friday, July 4, to allow our employees to spend the holiday with their families.  We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Monday, July 7.  We wish for you and yours a safe and happy Independence Da More...

Local News

Back-to-school health fair set for Aug. 2

Students can return to class with free backpacks stocked with school supplies just for taking part in health screenings offered at a free school health fair.  More...

Timken Steel begins new life

Timken Steel Corp., which was spun off from The Timken Company, began life as a new publicly traded company Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange.  More...

Former Cherokee County superintendent finalist for Lexington 2 job

Former Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. More...

Sports

PRESSURE POINTS

Prolific veteran quarterbacks dot Gaffney slate

For the first time in a while, the Gaffney defense has much to prove.  Allowing opposing offenses to attack at will last season, the group has spent the entire offseason seeking improvement, hoping to right a wealth of wrongs from the 2013 footb More...

Season on the brink for Post 109

Post 109 remains mathematically alive for a playoff spot as the regular season heads into home stretch this week.  Post 109 (4-11) will play five games over three days in the final week of the regular season. More...

Auton “gets defensive” in first year at Converse

Scottie Kay Auton finished her freshman volleyball season at Converse College.  More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

How can anyone trust Obama?

Do you remember what President Obama initially said about the Internal Revenue Service scandal? Do you recall his professed outrage?  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Measuring the ‘Great Society’

One of the lessons I learned in my first management course is you can’t improve something unless you can measure it. So let’s apply that to government.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Offshore drilling bill isn’t energy solution

A U.S. 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?