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Saturday forum

Stop the Violence

Community, school district and law enforcement officials will gather for a Stop the Violence forum Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Thicketty Mountain Baptist Association, 1505 Old Post Road.    More...

Two arrested after police officer attempts routine traffic stop

Two men were arrested following a Wednesday afternoon incident in which a vehicle crashed into a mobile home during a traffic stop.  The incident occurred at approximately 2:25 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Author salutes Limestone in many of his horror novels

1999 graduate Mark Allan Gunnells often reaches into memories of college years as he weaves stories around campus

Peaceful and idyllic, no one knew that an ancient evil was lurking at Lake Limestone, which continues to be known around campus and the community as simply “The Quarry.”  More...

Shady Grove sets annual homecoming, revival services

Shady Grove Baptist Church will observe its annual homecoming Sunday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. and revival services Aug. 18-20 at 7 p.m. More...

BIRTH

Carlee Elizabeth Anderson

Stephen and Sarah Anderson of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Carlee Elizabeth, on Aug. 8, 2014, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James H. Hamrick Sr., served in Pacific Theater during World War II

James Hatcher Hamrick Sr., 93, of Kathleen, Ga., entered into rest on Aug. 13, 2014. James was born on June 15, 1921, in Blacksburg. He was a graduate of Blacksburg High School. More...

Phillip D. Davis

Funeral services for Minister Phillip Dewona Davis, 32, of 251 Parris Road, Cowpens, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. C. Dennis Rector, the Rev. Tony Macomson, the Rev. More...

Rev. John D. McClurkin, 86, retired minister

The Rev. John Daniel (“J.D.”) McClurkin, retired minister, 86, of Chester, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.  More...

Breaking News - 8/18/2014 6:13 AM

Hey Parents! - Free Access

We want your pictures

Hey Parents! The Gaffney Ledger is asking for pictures of moms and dads with their 1st-grade or kindergarten students on the first day of school. More...

'Stop the Violence' seminar scheduled for Saturday - Free Access

Event is open to all who are interested

Community, school district and law enforcement officials will gather for a Stop the Violence forum Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Thicketty Mountain Baptist Association, 1505 Old Post Road. More...

Reading with Cocky - Free Access

USC mascot here

University of South Carolina students joined their friend Cocky on Tuesday in visiting Limestone Presbyterian Church for "Cocky’s Reading Express." Students read to the children and worked with school mascot Cocky to make reading a fun activity. More...

Georgetown skipper chimes in on behalf of his recruit

Former GHS star has slate wiped clean

A former Gaffney High School star basketball player, one of three students charged with disturbing school following a May scuffle in the school cafeteria, had his record wiped clean Thursday when police recommended dismissing the charge and a Municip More...

Local News

PAINTING THE KITCHEN RED

PAINTING THE KITCHEN RED — The Salvation Army’s Men’s Fellowship Club turned out last Wednesday to paint the front of the Gaffney Soup Kitchen. More...

Town’s expenses exceed revenue

Though keeping a close eye on its coffers over the past year, an audit of the Town of Blacksburg found the municipality lost in upward of $61,000 during the recently completed fiscal year, according to Union-based accountant Terry Fant.  More...

NEW PRINCIPAL

NEW PRINCIPAL — Limestone-Central Elementary School Principal Dr. Bryan Hullender holds his 15-week-old son, Caleb, on Tuesday afternoon while he meets teachers at a reception in his honor. More...

Sports

Tribe preps for “dress rehearsal”

Having a young team, Gaffney head coach Dan Jones knows mistakes and missteps are going to be inevitable.  However, the main thing the coach is hoping to avoid with the group is them continuing to make the same mistakes over and over again.  More...

Rule change forces Class 2A teams to earn way into playoffs

For teams in Class 2A, there will be no more free rides to the postseason.  This season, the classification's playoff field will include only the top four teams in each of its eight regions. More...

Blacksburg daily making progress

Blacksburg took another a step forward in scrimmages this week as players continue to work on closing the gap coming off a rare winless campaign.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Some world-class, cool uncle-type of advice

It’s funny how our perception of time changes as we grow older.  Remember when you’d get out of school for the summer and summer seemed to last forever? More...

OUR VIEW

‘New’ board should move ahead in spirit of cooperation

So we leave in our rear-view mirror another Cherokee County school board election.  Allow us to pause here to offer our congratulations on a number of fronts, perhaps most appropriately to the winners, those whose hard work and determination pro More...

THEIR VIEW

Chances slim of catching Ebola virus

Is America poised for an Ebola outbreak that will kill hundreds of people?  Health experts say no.  The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa had topped 900 as of mid-week, and health care workers who were treating infected pati 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?