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Camellia Society debutantes presented at annual ball March 21

The Camellia Society of Gaffney presented the 2015 debutantes at the annual Camellia Ball on Saturday evening, March 21, from 7-11 p.m. at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news Special “March Gladness Revival” services are being held each Monday in March at 7 p.m. at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, 501 Buck Shoals Road. Tonight’s speaker will be Dr. Mike Whitson More...

Sports

Fox believes experience will help Saints in Elite 8

Limestone women’s basketball coach Corey Fox believes the Saints will play markedly better after gaining invaluable experience in last year’s Elite 8.  “It will be a definite advantage. More...

Brown born to be a point guard

You could say that Limestone’s Morgan Brown was born to be a point guard.  Her father played the position, and her older cousin played point guard for a team overseas.  Suffice it to say, Brown is in her comfort zone running the Saint More...

Wildcats remain unbeaten in region

The Blacksburg baseball team got a much-needed response from an early 2-0 deficit — a nine run explosion in the fourth.  Nick Dixon allowed four runs and six hits to pick up the win and Alex Raines had a big bases-clearing double to help t More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Seems like a strange biscuit restriction

Just a few weeks before my father died, we set up a video camera and filmed him talking about his life, about when he met momma, about what it was like growing up, about his kids and a whole bunch of other topics.  He mentioned his mother at one More...

THEIR VIEW

Support real ethics reform

In South Carolina politics, there’s always room for gun rights debates: Guns on school campuses or in churches; gun concealed-carry laws; gun-tax holidays; and doctors’ discussions of guns with patients.  But who would have guessed t More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama takes rage to world stage

Why is The New York Times lamenting the souring of the personal relationship between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instead of assuming Obama will subordinate his personal feelings to America’s national interest?& More...

Filed against Blacksburg mayor, town administrator

DEFAMATION LAWSUIT SETTLED

A defamation lawsuit filed in federal court by a Charlotte, N.C.-based developer against Blacksburg’s mayor and town administrator has been settled out of court, it was confirmed late Friday.  More...

Ledger website offers citizen’s guide to the FOIA

A new feature on The Gaffney Ledger website seeks to inform about how the state Freedom of Information Act can be used to find out more about decisions made by elected officials.  More...

Local News

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to your backyard!

Are you interested in raising chickens in your backyard?  Clemson Extension Service will conduct a one-day Backyard Poultry Workshop at Spartanburg Community College in Spartanburg Friday, April 10, beginning at 10 a.m.  The program is desi More...

VA Service Officer signup begins March 23

Any Honorable Discharged Veteran wishing to seek election and then appointment to the position of Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Service Officer may register as a candidate at the Cherokee County VA Office from March 23- 27, 2015, between 9 a.m. More...

Iron City Festival promises a day of family fun

The Iron City Festival is approaching and the Blacksburg Business Association’s 10th annual event promises more than enough entertainment for a day of family fun on Saturday, April 18. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jill Teague, owner/ operator of Tax World for many years

Wanda Jill Teague, 58, of Gaffney finished her race on March 19, 2015, and now is resting peacefully with the Lord.  Services to celebrate her life will held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Awaken Church with the Rev. More...

Keith B. Gibbs Jr., employed by Robert Allen Group and Nike Factory Store

Keith Bernard Gibbs Jr., 26, of 514 W. Frederick St., answered the Master’s call on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 2:45 p.m. at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  More...

Tracie Jackson

SMYRNA – Tracie Walker Jackson, 43, of 5190 Old Wallace Road, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 111 Teardrop Lane. 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?