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County gravel truck overturns; shuts down Hwy. 29

A Cherokee County roads and bridges department employee was released from the hospital Thursday after receiving treatment for injuries he suffered in a Thursday morning accident that shut down Highway 29 in northeast Cherokee County.  More...

LifeStyles

Seeing ghosts

CHAPS’s popular Ghost Walk returns Nov. 1

Tickets went on sale this week for the 2014 Ghost Walk presented by the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society Inc. The Ghost Walk has become one of the most popular events in Cherokee County over the past decade.  More...

Diagnosed with breast cancer, man responded to the challenge with faith

Will speak Oct. 19 at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church

The diagnosis of breast cancer brings many emotions, but perhaps strongest among them is determination.  “I knew I was going to survive,” said Dennis Smalls, a 50- year-old male breast cancer survivor.  More...

PLAY CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND –

  Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” opened Thursday evening to an enthusiastic audience at the Gaffney Little Theatre. The show continues today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee Sunday at 3.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty V. Humphries, Rutherfordton native

Betty Jo Vickers Humphries, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct, 14, 2014, at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

Ray Hyder, retired from United Cities Gas

Ray Perry Hyder, 83, of 128 Sierra St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at his home. Born in Henrietta, N.C., he was the husband of Christine Blackwell Hyder and son of the late Forest Edward Hyder and More...

Sue Peeler, 63, retired from Timken

Martha Sue Erwin Peeler, 63, of 2336 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at her home.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Joe Dean Peeler and daughter of the late Sam Erwin Jr. and Rheba Stroupe Erwin. More...

March of Dimes walk Saturday gives babies a fighting chance - Free Access

By SCOTT POWELL  Ledger Staff Writer  spowell@gaffneyledger.com     More...

IN WAKE OF FIGHT AT GAFFNEY HIGH SCHOOL

4 recommended for expulsion

Four female Gaffney High School students are being recommended for expulsion in the wake of a Monday afternoon assault outside the school.  Two of the students are 14 years old while two are 17 years old.  More...

March for Babies set for Saturday

To honor the memory of infants lost to a litany of health issues and those fighting them, local March of Dimes supporters will convene at the Michael Gaffney Cabin on Saturday (Oct. More...

Local News

Blacksburg mulls museum name

While its January completion date is still a few months away, Blacksburg town officials are going ahead and ironing out a few minor details well before moving into a new municipal building paying homage to its vintage fire truck.  More...

Work expected to begin on new medical office soon

After months of inactivity on the property, crews should begin site work within a month at the proposed Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System medical office on Floyd Baker Boulevard.  A city official said he learned of the hospital’s plan More...

Church providing sign language for hearing impaired students

American Sign Language (ASL) is now being provided at Limestone Presbyterian Church during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.  More...

Sports

Leading by example

Hard work, dedication has earned Oglesby much respect from teammates, coaches

Heading into the team’s inaugural season, Limestone football coach Bobby James needed somebody to assert themselves as a leader.  Apparently, Gaffney’s Rod Oglesby got the message.  The redshirt freshman defensive tackle was vot More...

BLACKSBURG AT LANDRUM

Bad blood, high stakes up the ante in matchup between Wildcats, Cardinals

Excitement will be in the air tonight when Blacksburg hits the road against traditional rival Landrum.  More...

Daunting task lies ahead for Limestone

Saints ready to see how they measure up against tradition-rich Fort Valley State

Professional football teams often find hidden gems from small school rosters like the NFL caliber talent Limestone expects to see Saturday against Fort Valley State.  Longtime observers may recall cornerback Tyrone Poole was the first NFL draft More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Lottery lies fuel distrust of government

It’s a little thing, but it bugs me a lot.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Beware of the perfect storm

I’ve always felt as if I’ve known renowned Christian apologist Josh McDowell through his many excellent books, but I finally got to meet him in the flesh, and what a blessing it was.  More...

THEIR VIEWS

Obesity gets much emphasis, hunger reality for kids

South Carolina’s youth have the second-highest obesity rate in the nation, according to the latest report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  More than 21 percent of young people in the state be 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?