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New drug behind bizarre behavior - Free Access

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. More...

COMMUNITY MATTERS

Low pay makes recruiting difficult

The difficulty starts with low pay, Underwood said. A Gaffney police officer starts out at just over $26,000 a year and plateaus after a few step increases. More...

LifeStyles

$100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new threshold - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse.  More...

Always a Bridesmaid

Gaffney Little Theatre to present comedy based on four friends whose relationship with each other is unwavering, though their quest for love is fleeting

Hop on a “marriage-go-round” for a laugh-out loud journey with four beleaguered bridesmaids as the Gaffney Little Theatre opens its final production of the 2014-15 season with the Jones, Hope and Wooten comedy, “Always a Bridesmaid. More...

What's Up?

Fundraisers The Central Baptist Church youth ministry will host a fundraiser on May 9 at 6 p.m., supplementing missionary work for the church. Among the following the missions the event will support is Crossroad Ministries More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mattie Foster

Mrs. Mattie Allen Foster, age 81, of 207 Drucilla Drive, Gaffney, widow of Mr. Willie Foster, Jr., answered the Master’s call on Monday night, April 27, 2015, at 11:38 p.m. at Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Max Gee

Max James Gee, 81, of 536 Hawkins-Reynolds Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum.  More...

Joseph Gunn

SHELBY, N.C.— Joseph Luther Gunn, 48, of Shelby, N.C., passed away, Tuesday, April 28th, 2015, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.  Born in Georgia, he was the husband of Laura Gunn and the son of the late Clifford Gunn and Diane Anderso More...

Breaking News - 4/30/2015 1:16 PM

SC Senate refuses to put roads on priority status - Free Access

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Breaking News - 4/29/2015 2:56 PM

Prosecutors: Don't toss DUI cases for imperfect video - Free Access

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'Hometown Teams Day' Saturday at museum - Free Access

Ledger Staff Writer  joe@gaffneyledger.com     More...

Local News

Broad River Electric Annual Meeting Saturday, May 2 - Free Access

Attending members receive gifts, chance to win truck and other prizes

Broad River Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting of Members,  will take place on Saturday, May 2 at the Broad River Electric Auditorium (811 Hamrick Street) in Gaffney. More...

‘Free’ laptops will come with a price

Nearly 3,000 high school students will receive new Dell laptop computers this fall in a multi-million dollar effort to make technology a daily part of learning in schools.  Parents will pay a $50 technology fee to help cover warranty and mainten More...

No tax increase planned

No tax increase is planned in a preliminary school budget being developed by the Cherokee County School District.  The school district had a $67.7 million budget this past school year. More...

Sports

Breaking News - 4/29/2015 2:08 PM

Grand Prize Winner going to Quail Hollow - Free Access

– Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) today announced the winners of Succeeding TogetherSM, an essay contest that celebrates  the huge impact The First Tee® has on students across the country and allows participants to express how The First Tee has had a po More...

New TV coverage; PGA back to Kiawah - Free Access

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The PGA Tour has created a new service that will allow viewers to watch great rounds that are not on TV.  More...

Mayweather-Pacquiao tops unbelievable Saturday sports lineup - Free Access

The most-anticipated fight in decades. The best-known horse race. A resumption of one of the premier baseball rivalries. The NFL draft. Playoff games, too.  More...

Letters

T-bridge construction work was started March 31, 1919

Dear editor:  In response to an article about construction of Gaffney’s T-Bridge mentioned in the April 27, 2015, newspaper, research of The Gaffney Ledger, dated April 1, 1919, reports the correct date of the beginning of construction on More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Not buying reasoning for garbage proposal

Do you know what the word ‘surmise’ means?  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Puffed-up leftist tyranny punishes dissenters

Forget for a moment the ever-failing economy, the implosion of our foreign policy coherence, and our virtually unilateral withdrawal in the war on terror under Barack Obama’s presidency. 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?