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Pastor, 8 others fatally shot at church in Charleston - Free Access

Pastor, 8 others fatally shot at church in Charleston, SC  ALEX SANZ, Associated Press DAVID GOLDMAN, Associated Press More...

Aiken newspaper files FOI request in deputy shooting case - Free Access

AIKEN, S.C. More...

Peeler asks Senate leader to step down - Free Access

SC Senate majority leader asks Leatherman to step down  SEANNA ADCOX, Associated Press    More...

BBPD seeking help on case - Free Access

Blacksburg Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the driver and passenger of a white-colored Chevrolet pickup truck caught on security camera footage outside a West Cherokee Street business on June 7. More...

DeCamp House returning to life in the name of Jesus

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.  “At age 14, (my son) was too ol More...

LifeStyles

Must-have health screenings for men

Celebrate the man in your life by supporting his health

A man’s reluctance to visit the doctor is a longstanding and popular stereotype. More...

Phillips speaker at Shady Grove’s Father’s Day service on June 21

Al Phillips, Associate Minister at Shady Grove Baptist Church, will speak during annual Father’s Day services on Sunday June 21, at 11 a.m. More...

Sports

GHS baseball star steals show at all-star event

Playing against the top baseball players in the state, Gaffney’s Chris Clary walked away with the MVP trophy at this past weekend’s South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association all-star event at Myrtle Beach. “It’s a pretty big honor,” Clary said. More...

Breaking News - 6/17/2015 2:36 PM

Peak to represent the Red, White and Blue - Free Access

Gaffney native selected to be part of Team USA

STAFF REPORT More...

Browns' Manziel: 'Johnny Football took over me' - Free Access

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer   More...

New GHS strength coach to give program a lift

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com  More...

Teen murder suspects appear for bond hearing

This story contains a video

Two suspects accused of a May 6 murder on a downtown Gaffney street, one of them just 16 years old, made their first appearance in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Wednesday afternoon in the hopes of being granted a bond. More...

Boys and Girls Club Ballet - Free Access

Spartanburg Ballet company dancer Kristina Roper was a guest ballet instructor this week at the Boys and Girls Club in Gaffney.See short video of club members in action. Full story coming in the print edition of The Gaffney Ledger. More...

After attacks, town considers shark fishing ban - Free Access

By EMERY P. DALESIO and EMILY MASTERS Associated Press   More...

GHS strength coach Aaron Walker

Former East Carolina strength coach Aaron Walker took over as the Gaffney High strength and conditioning coach on June 1. More...

Summer workouts

It's 7:22 a.m., and Gaffney High linemen are already bathed in sweat after completing several 300-yard runs in the steamy morning heat. More...

Summer basketball scores

Cherokee Rec summer basketball scores  More...

4 companies submit bids for Peachtree

Months back when Cherokee County Council hired a real estate investment service to determine the market value of the Peachtree Centre, chairman Tim Spencer expressed skepticism the nursing home could be worth as much as $7 million.  He was right More...

Authorities continue to probe details of last week’s double murder

Investigations remained ongoing Tuesday by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office into a double-murder discovered last week.  While there was no new information to release, Capt. More...

Local News

Cherokee Technology Center student participating in Skills USA competition

Austin Cromer will join the best high school students nationwide Monday in Kentucky for a national heating and air conditioning skills competition. More...

SCHOLARSHIP

SCHOLARSHIP — First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association recently awarded a $1,000 Scholarship to Markie Gooch, who will enter Limestone College this fall and plans to double major i More...

POLICE REPORT

Man left with false title to car he bought in internet deal

A Shelby, N.C., resident filed a complaint with Gaffney police after a deal for the purchase of a car found on the Internet went sour.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Renee Thrift, employed by Abbott Enterprises

COWPENS – Renee Fowler Thrift, 59, of 219 Phillips Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Chris Watkins Sr., employed by Freightliner

SPARTANBURG – Chris Watkins Sr., 43, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 12, 2015.  Mr. Watkins was the son of Linda Watkins and husband of Stacey Watkins. More...

Minerva Thomas, 103, loved her family and gardening

BLACKSBURG – Minerva Elizabeth Moore Thomas, 103, 140 Whites Farm Road, Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord June 14, 2015, at Mary Black Health System – Gaffney.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

That’s what grandparents do, isn’t it?

“I don’t remember our kids saying things like he does,” my wife commented last night. More...

THEIR VIEW

Veteran tuition bill common sense step

For too long, South Carolina law kept college out of reach for too many student veterans.  Before the passage of a bill sponsored by South Carolina Sen. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

For leftists, it’s open season on Christians

If you doubt that Christians are fair game for ridicule by the cultural left, take a look at the hit piece on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia by Jeffrey Tayler for Salon.  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?