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RAGGED OLD FLAG

I walked through a county courthouse square, On a More...

WHAT’S UP

Fund raisers Antioch Baptist Church will have a churchwide yard sale for youth conference on Saturday, July 5, from 7 a.m. at 2618 E. Cherokee St., Blacksburg; toward Grover across from the BP Station. More...

Contestants sought for festival pageant

The South Carolina Peach Festival is seeking contestants for its beauty pageant.  The pageant is set for Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. at Granard Middle School. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Vince Moore, 37, owner/operator of Moore’s Cabinets

Vincent Simms Moore Jr., 37, of 110 Valarie Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.  More...

Lucy Phillips, last worked at Norma’s Truck Stop

Lucy Mae Garrison Phillips, 61, of 305 8th St., Lot D, wife of Larry Phillips, answered the Master’s call on Thursday morning, July 3, 2014, at her residence.  Daughter of the late June Vanlue and the late Selena Garrison, she was born on More...

Rev. Charles Blanton, retired from textiles and a gospel minister

The Rev. Charles Edward Blanton, 84, formerly of Kings Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.   More...

Letters

Why continue to spend money on a product nobody wants?

Dear Editor:   I read with interest the front-page story about the cost to Cherokee County taxpayers of holding primary elections, and the poor rate of voter interest.  More...

July 4th will bring police out in force

City of Gaffney police don’t know what to expect Friday evening but like Boy Scouts they’re already prepared.  More...

School bosses will get pay raises

The Cherokee County School Board approved $46,000 in pay raises for school administrators by a 5-3 vote during their meeting Monday.  Board members Billy Blackwell, J.J. Sarratt and Alan McEntire voted against the measure. More...

Firefighters forced to deal with pesky blazes at Cherokee County landfill

If there was an upside to a Wednesday afternoon fire at the Cherokee County landfill, it was that the smell of smoke overpowered the smell of rotting garbage.  Grassy Pond Volunteer Fire Department was called to the landfill off Lemuel Road at 4 More...

Local News

Peach Festival again will begin on a sweet note

A peach-eating contest could be the pits when community leaders are asked to put their taste for the summertime fruit to the test at the South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

Fireworks can be fun ... and dangerous

A few guidelines before setting the night sky ablaze

If you’re going to light off fireworks for the 4th of July, firefighters are advising that some extra precautions may be warranted this year.  “We’re not getting any rain,” said Gaffney Fire Chief Jamie Caggiano, who is c More...

Celebrate freedom, Cherokee County style

Celebrating freedom will never come as easily as it will this weekend in Cherokee County, as an abundance of activities are on tap commemorating our nation’s independence.  Chief among those is the annual Celebration of Freedom activities More...

Sports

Fight to the finish

Post 109 forced to fend off League Six competition, wildlife in hopes of qualifying for playoffs

After avoiding skunks in their last home game, Gaffney Post 109 were able to enjoy the sweeter smell of victory Wednesday in a doubleheader sweep over Travelers Rest.  Post 109 kept their faint playoff hopes alive with 12-0 and 7-2 victories aga More...

Run defense a point of emphasis

Indians aim to put clamps on talented running backs

By JOE L. HUGHES II  Ledger Sports Writer  joe@gaffneyledger.com   No defensive unit likes giving up yards in bunches, regardless whether it be through the air or on the ground.  More...

WORLD CUP 2014

Excitement at a fever pitch for Colombia as quarterfinal with Brazil nears

BOGOTA, Colombia — The euphoria in soccer-mad Colombia is deafening, and wonderfully contagious, ahead of Friday's do-or-die World Cup match against host Brazil. More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

As Obamacare goes, so goes Obama

It’s no accident that Obamacare has become emblematic of the Obama administration overall, because it exemplifies so thoroughly what Obama represents ideologically and functionally .  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

The lasting relevance of the Declaration

Happy Fourth of July!  More...

THEIR VIEWS

Keep medal winner in South Carolina

When former Marine Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter, 24, graduates from the University of South Carolina, we hope he’ll stay in the Palmetto State. He undoubtedly will have a lot to offer wherever he chooses to reside.  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?