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Baker Road bridge now open to traffic

Construction crews completed work on a new bridge over Limestone Creek that was the site of an accident last spring involving a county employee.  The new bridge opened to traffic Friday.  The project, with an approximate cost of $800,000, More...

LifeStyles

BHS band marches in Gatlinburg’s 39th Fantasy of Lights Parade

The Blacksburg High School Marching Band journeyed to Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Friday, Dec. 5, to participate in the 39th Fantasy of Lights Parade. More...

What's Up?

Madrigal dinner The Fine Arts Department of Gaffney High School will host a Madrigal dinner, themed “Wassail!,” on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS Commons Area More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William Roger Smith, retired from Springs Mill

William Roger Smith, 53, of 217 Goldmine Springs Road, answered the Master’s call on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at 9:21 p.m. at Rainey Hospice House in Anderson.  Son of the late Nathaniel Smith Sr. More...

Wilfred Rogers

Wilfred Walker Rogers, 63, of Gaffney went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of Shuford Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel.   More...

Margeorie Watkins, Cherokee County native

Margeorie Rawlison Watkins, 65, of 203 Chestnut St., Shelby, N.C., answered the Master’s call on Tuesday morning, Dec. 9, 2014, at Wendover Hospice in Shelby.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘I thought my name was Shut Up,’ & other memories

My Dad wrote the following essay for a newsletter at the retirement community in West Columbia (Still Hopes) where he now lives. He’s got hundreds of stories, but I never heard the one about pinching the girl at Central school. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Conservatives need to re-establish control of party and nation

I am concerned that certain Republicans just can’t take yes for an answer. More...

THEIR VIEW

Oil-price leverage pays off

The price of oil has fallen around 40 percent since summer, with widespread consequences. It is very good news for American consumers, for example, who are saving more than $4 billion a week compared to last June. More...

STATE ROADS

$70 billion in projects needed through 2040

Efforts to fund completion of an I-85 widening project in Cherokee County are among more than $70 billion in transportation needs faced by the state over the next 25 years.  More...

Flu bug tame so far ... but peak month yet to come

Indeed, flu season is here, but fortunately the illness hasn’t wreaked much havoc in Cherokee County.  Less than 50 laboratory confirmed cases of influenza have been diagnosed here, according to the state Department of Health and Environme More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to:  Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger P.O. More...

Local News

Elf improvement project

Santa’s helpers have put the finishing touches on The Salvation Army’s much anticipated Angel Tree at Walmart in Gaffney.  More...

Changes coming for school funding in wake of court ruling

School trustees are cautiously optimistic a recent Supreme Court ruling will spark further discussion by lawmakers about a future overhaul of the state’s education system.  More...

Crystal Gayle will present two performances Dec. 14 at Newberry Opera House

NEWBERRY – Brenda Gail Webb was, as the famous song says, born a coal miner's daughter. More...

Sports

Indians rebound to top Bulldogs after Viking loss

Gaffney boys basketball team had only hours to prepare for its matchup at Boiling Springs Tuesday - and it showed.  The Indians didn’t score until midway through the first quarter but shrugged off that sluggish start to down the Bulldogs, More...

Gaffney grappler goes for milestone victory

2-time defending state champion tries to become first wrestler to go 100-0

Two wins today will put Gaffney High wrestler Zack Clary in the record book.  Clary enters today’s matches at Byrnes with a 98-0 mark. More...

Lady Indians rout Boiling Springs

The Gaffney High girls basketball team remained perfect on the season wtih a big 76-33 win at Boiling Springs on Tuesday.  The lopsided victory comes on the heels of an impressive 71-66 win over Spartanburg on Monday.  Gaffney is now 4-0 on More...

National News

Gift wrap pulled

(AP) — Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.  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?