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FCC head unveils proposal to narrow 'digital divide' - Free Access

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. The FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, has emphasized that Internet access i More...

Limestone lacrosse team presents national title trophy to Dr. Griffin

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Dr. Walt Griffin has certainly made more than his share of grand decisions during his extensive tenure as president of Limestone College. But even he will testify that one of the greatest ones made by the school was hiring lacrosse coach J.B. More...

LifeStyles

Carolina Debutante Society hosts 20th presentation ball

The Carolina Debutante Society of Gaffney presented 10 young women and two young men at its 20th annual presentation ball on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg.  More...

Fun Times

Brookview Healthcare staff and residents recently celebrated National Nursing Home Week with games, dancing and fun times in the sun.

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What's Up?

Church news Homecoming services will be held Sunday, May 31, at Sardis United Methodist Church. Worship begins at 11 a.m. followed by a fellowship meal at 12:30 p.m More...

Obituaries - Free Access

JAniCE HArriS

MOORESBORO, N.C. – Janice Byars Harris, 74, of Beachwood Road, Mooresboro, died Monday, May 26, 2015, at her residence.  More...

Dr. William Rodney (“Bill”) Parks, born and raised in Gaffney

NEWPORT NEWS – Dr. William Rodney ‘Bill’ Parks passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 21, 2015.  Dr. Parks was an esteemed orthodontist serving the greater Hampton Roads community for over 40 years. Dr. More...

Nancy Painter, 84, Licensed Practice Nurse

Nancy Cantrell Painter, 84, formerly of Chesnee, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015, at Magnolias of Gaffney.  She was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Spartanburg County, the daughter of J.B. and Ruth McClure Thompson. More...

Breaking News - 5/27/2015 6:21 PM

New CTC coming to Spartanburg Community College - Free Access

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

Breaking News - 5/27/2015 1:01 PM

Gaffney police warn of phone scam - Free Access

Calls are not coming from BPW, police say

Gaffney police are warning the public of an apparent scam attempt invoking the name of the Gaffney Board of Public Works.  More...

Breaking News - 5/27/2015 10:06 AM

Woman, granddaughter displaced by fire - Free Access

STAFF REPORT     An early Tuesday morning fire badly damaged a Villa Drive home, displacing a grandmother and granddaughter.   More...

$200,000

City settles lawsuit over 2009 police encounter

The estate of a man who died while being taken into custody by Gaffney police in 2009 has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Gaffney for a total of $200,000.  More...

Bells toll for 181 local heroes

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A total of 181 tolls of a bell pierced a deafening silence on Limestone Street in Gaffney on Monday morning, symbolic of the 181 lives of Cherokee County veterans lost while defending the liberties and freedoms we all hold so dear. More...

Local News

Surviving the Holocaust

Livia Koser can still remember crying for her parents as the 13-year-old was about to be killed in an Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.  Livia recalls how she was taken in a cattle wagon and separated from her parents in the conc More...

POLICE REPORT

Security camera records woman taking man’s wallet

A security camera at Walmart captured the theft of a local man’s wallet May 20.  More...

Trustees will consider projects....

and let you comment beforehand

A new activity bus and playground equipment are among the items included in a $1 million capital budget school trustees will consider at their June 8 meeting.  More...

Sports

SPRINGING INTO ACTION

With spring practice winding down,  More...

RAINES, CLARY NAMED ALL-STARS

Pair of local baseball stars get one more day in the sun

While they’ll never don the jerseys of their respective schools again, the high school career of Gaffney’s Chris Clary and Blacksburg’s Alex Raines still have at least one more chapter left to be written.  More...

Post 109 opens with a bang

A strong pitching performance by Jack Masters helped Post 109 beat Travelers Rest 7-1 on Memorial Day to start their season on a winning note.  Masters threw a 4-hitter in eight innings of work against Travelers Rest as Post 109 improved their o More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Just stay calm until the final diploma

I usually print versions of this each year before graduation in an effort to persuade graduation attendees to show respect during the ceremony. Sad to say, my words have had little effect in past years, but I will try again. More...

THEIR VIEW

Answers needed in Argentine case

An Argentine prosecutor working on an explosive investigation of government intrigue and conspiracy wound up dead in his Buenos Aires home hours before presenting his case to that nation’s Congress. More...

OUR VIEW

Another national title: We’re at a loss for words

Attention Limestone College mens lacrosse team: You’re killing us here.  Don’t you know it’s a rarity to ever get to write a congratulatory editorial to a national champion sports team?  It’s not supposed to happen v 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?