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WE APOLOGIZE FOR BEING LATE

Delivery of today’s edition of The Gaffney Ledger was late in many instances due to some mechanical difficulties.  More...

LifeStyles

Dressed-up pooches strut their stuff at festival’s dog show

From an English Mastiff to a tea cup chihuahua, the approximately 40 canines entered in the 2014 South Carolina Peach Festival Dog Show came in all shapes and sizes. More...

WHAT’S UP

Fund raiser Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Youth Department will have a fund raiser at Pizza Inn on Asheville Highway in Spartanburg on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 5-8 p.m. All funds will go towards an outing for the youths. More...

Allison completes Navy basic training in Illinois

Caleb Edward Allison has recently graduated basic training for the U.S. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robert ‘Bob’ Taylor Jr., a native of Ohio

Robert "Bob" Hilliard Taylor Jr., 42, of 510 Ellersly Court, Boiling Springs, S.C., passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Jenny Jolly, employed by Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center

Jennifer “Jenny” Renae McCraw Jolly, 40, of 848 Pleasant School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 4, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Letters

Urges voters to carefully weigh school board candidate qualifications

An Open Letter to Cherokee County Citizens:   For many years I have avoided any discussion of school board matters. However, I feel compelled to speak out about the importance of the upcoming election scheduled for Aug. 12.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Tough choices needed for state’s road woes

Other than schools, what is the topic most talked about?  No, not weather. The other one.  Roads. We all talk about roads. More...

THEIR VIEW

S.C. is Boeing strong

Boeing is, to South Carolina, the gift that keeps giving.  The final-assembly plant for Dreamliners, which it opened in North Charleston in 2011, was the beginning.  In 2012 it added a factory to produce interiors here, and it has begun sit More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Police say driver of car that crashed into apartments fled from checkpoint

An incident report released Monday shows police were giving chase but apparently backed off moments before the driver of a vehicle lost control and slammed into an East Junior High Road apartment building Sunday morning.  More...

TRUSTEE ELECTIONS

Some Grassy Pond voters might get a surprise

More than 600 Grassy Pond residents will discover they are in school trustee Barry Bailey’s district when they go to vote in Tuesday’s school board election.  Bailey is running unopposed for the District 3 seat. More...

Local News

HAPPY 100TH

Thelma Westmoreland celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday August 3, 2014. She is a resident at Peachtree Nursing Home. Her daughters Reba Allison, Martha Ball, Nancy Crocker and Amelia Turner gave her a party. More...

Blacksburg graduate named principal at Limestone-Central

Strong local ties to the Cherokee County community led Dr. Bryan Hullender to jump at the opportunity Tuesday evening to become the new Limestone-Central Elementary principal.  More...

City leases building

Gaffney City Council on Monday moved forward with its plans to build a fire department substation that would serve the southern part of the city.  Council approved a 25- year agreement at a cost of $5 a year with Peeler LTD Partnership to lease More...

Sports

A bounce in their step

Indians strap on full pads today for first time in preseason

The sound of pads colliding echoed this morning on the practice field as the Gaffney Indians strapped on full gear for the first time this season.  “I think the kids were excited about (putting on full pads),” Gaffney coach Dan Jones More...

You already knew this: But Maxpreps confirms Indians’ elite status

Never question Gaffney’s status as one of the Palmetto State’s elite.  The Indians were recognized recently as one of South Carolina’s top programs over the past decade, ranked second in the state based on MaxPreps computer ran More...

Junior A.L. coach tabbed to take over varsity A.L. squad

The American Legion brass didn’t look far to pick the next manager of its varsity baseball team.  Junior varsity coach Terry Wright will take over the reins of the varsity for Derek Byars.  Will Raines will be Wright’s top assis 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?