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Metlife blimp flyover

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The metlife blimp flew over Cherokee County Wednesday afternoon. More...

CTC boss has new role with district

Cherokee Technology Center director Amanda Painter is moving to the district office where she will be involved in plans for the new $20 million high school career center.  More...

BPW building burglarized ... again

Already hit three times earlier this year, the Gaffney Board of Public Works is dealing yet again with another burglary at its wastewater treatment plant on Marietta Road.  The latest break-in, which occurred between 3:30 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

FUNTIMES

Freightliner Custom Chassis celebrated its 20th anniversary in Gaffney last week, culminating with an employee appreciation family fun day Saturday that turned the local facility’s parking lot More...

Knowles graduates from Saint Leo University with Master of Theology degree

Frederick Oliver Knowles III of Gaffney graduated with a Master of Theology degree from Saint Leo University during commencement ceremonies May 29, 2015.  Knowles attended Saint Leo University as part of his formation which will culminate in his More...

Day of Prayer set for June 13

Gov. Nikki Haley has set Saturday, June 13, as a Day of Prayer, fasting, repentance, and seeking God’s blessings for our nation.  On Saturday, June 13, at 9 a.m., Buford Street United Methodist Church, 120 E. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Norma Martin, 65, native of Virginia

BLACKSBURG – Norma Jean Bledsoe Martin, 65, of Blacksburg, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at her residence.   She was born in Lee County, Va., to the late Milum Bledsoe and Roxie Collins Bledsoe. More...

Susan Walls, worked as a nurse for nearly 50 years

Susan Moore Walls, 66, of 776 Victory Trail Road, went to be with her parents Elbert and Pettie Moore in heaven on Monday, June 8, 2015, at Mary Black Health System – Gaffney. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.  More...

DeCamp House being brought back to life in the name of Christ

For more than a week, a father huddled with his wife and son in their car with all their possessions next to them.  They were turned away from several homeless shelters because of the age of their son.  More...

Blacksburg administrator calling it a career - Free Access

Longtime Blacksburg town administrator Trudy Martin has chosen to resign from her position, effective July 17. More...

Two dogs seized - Free Access

By TIM GULLA Ledger Staff Writer tim@gaffneyledger.com More...

NO TAX INCREASE

Trustees OK bare-bones budget

There was no apparent public interest in a $68.7 million budget approved Monday by the Cherokee County School Board. Trustees held a brief 15-minute public hearing in a largely empty room in compliance with state law. More...

Egg prices a concern for eateries

With egg prices on the rise, Mr. More...

Local News

Councilman favors citywide minimum wage

Could Gaffney become the latest city to boost the incomes of low-wage workers?  Gaffney City Councilman and Finance Committee Chairman Bernard Smith said he would be in favor of a citywide minimum wage of at least $10.  More...

It’s summertime and the livin’ is...cool and wet?

With Mother Nature’s mood changing by the moment, meteorologists with the National Weather Service — though apt to make long-term predictions — tend to take some of them with a grain of salt.  More...

SUPPORT

Dr. Michael Dale of Internal Medicine is shown presenting a $1,000 check in support of the YMCA Annual Support Campaign to Mike Goforth, left, CEO of the Cherokee County Family YMCA. More...

Sports

JUST SLIDING THROUGH

Post 109 junior player Donte Wade slides under the tag to open the scoring for Post 109 in the opener of a doubleheader against Rock Hill at Jerry Wallace Field on Monday. More...

GHS star ready for a‘Wake’ning

Shortly after walking across the stage, Gaffney’s T.J. More...

Rec. district to hike fees this fall

It will soon cost more to play youth sports here.  Cherokee County Recreation District Director Marcus Bradley said the commissioners will likey hike registration fees at next month’s meeting.  A fee hike was discussed at the June mee More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The minimum depends on when and where you live

Will Gaffney follow Los Angeles and enact a minimum wage higher than the federal level of $7.25 per hour.  If Gaffney City Councilman and Finance Committee Chairman Bernard Smith has his way it will. More...

THEIR VIEW

House should OK official state line

This isn’t the 18th century. South Carolina and North Carolina ought to have a defined border they agree on. The original 333-mile border separating the two states was surveyed only once. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Are media just Hillary’s fair-weather friends?

Don’t you find it a bit odd that two glaringly contradictory narratives surround Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency — inevitability and “she’s in trouble”?  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?