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Former Dukes of Hazzard actor defends flag - Free Access

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Prayer vigil held for Charleston victims - Free Access

The murders of nine black church members in Charleston a week ago today has reverberated through towns and mill villages in the Upstate, as people of all races and denominations come together to pray for the victims. More...

LifeStyles

MISS LIMESTONE COLLEGE NEEDS YOUR VOTE FOR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Limestone College will be represented at the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Pageant being held in Columbia this week.  More...

Cherokee Soil andWater Conservation District honors 29 local award winners at May 21 picnic

The Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation District recognized 29 local students on Thursday, May 21, at a picnic on Lake Whelchel The students were winners in the district's poster, essay and photography contest. More...

What's Up?

Dutch oven cooking program Kings Mountain State Park will host a Dutch oven cooking class on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the park’s Living History Farm. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

H. Allen Tate Jr., chairman and CEO of Allen Tate Companies

H. Allen Tate Jr., a leading voice in Charlotte real estate and economic development for more than 60 years, died June 22, 2015, at his home. Tate was 84. More...

Jack Leroy Rash Sr.

Jack Leroy Rash Sr., 70, of 2629 Union Highway, husband of Leona C. (“Bonnie”) Rash, answered the Master’s call Monday, June 22, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at his home.  More...

Hattie Mae Tate

Memorial services for Hattie Mae Tate, 95, of Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., were held Tuesday, June 23, at 1 p.m. at Ellis Chapel Baptist Church in Patterson Springs, N.C., with the Rev. Ray Lockhart and Dr. Larry J. More...

State News

Scam warning

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning consumers about a common scam targeting hotel guests. More...

Local volleyball stars win national title

The Upward Stars 17-and-under club volleyball team won a national title Saturday at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.  More...

Rec brass seek hefty pay raise

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

Rec fees go up

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

Local legislators comment on flag issue - Free Access

By JOE L. HUGHES II and TIM GULLA Ledger Staff Writer More...

Second arrest made in shooting

An ongoing Gaffney Police Department investigation into a June 14 shooting incident at Limestone Courts has led to a second arrest June 22.  More...

Vigil attendees support removing Confederate flag from Statehouse

People attending a prayer vigil Monday evening at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church in honor of the “Emanuel 9” expressed support for Gov. More...

Local News

Traffic fatality count at 9 for the year

A York man found at the scene of a Saturday morning accident on S.C. 105 in southern Cherokee County died from blunt force chest trauma, an autopsy confirmed Monday, making him the ninth traffic fatality in an increasingly deadly year.  More...

New home construction up sharply last month

Construction on new homes rebounded sharply last month after plunging in April.  In the latest report of the Homebuilders Association, the group said there were eight new home starts in the county during May, up from three in May 2014.  More...

Lack of park bathroom concerns town resident

Summer’s here … which means for Blacksburg, more visitors to Clougeon Black Park — formerly known as the Church Street basketball court.  With that in mind, those helping to maintain the Iron City place of recreation are putti More...

Sports

Post 109 jrs. sweep pair from Greer

The Post 109 junior team is picking the right time to get hot.  Cody Bailey and Devin Hambright hurled shutouts to lift Post 109 to a doubleheader sweep of Greer on Monday.  Bailey went the distance in the team’s 4-0 win in the opener More...

Davis back on his feet after leg surgery

Quinshad Davis is getting back on his feet.  About a month and a half after the former Gaffney High star suffered a broken bone in his right leg in North Carolina’s Quick Lane Bowl loss to Rutgers on Dec. More...

Post 109 strikes late to top Inman

Despite two straight heart-breaking losses, it was business as usual for Post 109 on Monday.  Rather than dwelling on the losses, the players focused on their game with Inman.  That mindset paid off as Post 109 rallied late to beat Inman, 3 More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘You wouldn’t see this on the interstate’

You ever do anything that you thought was a good idea, but turned out not to be? I have. Bunches of times. Probably more than the average bear (that’s for all you Yogi Bear fans). More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama is bipartisan like I’m a Democrat

Of all the annoying things President Obama does, one of the worst is his hectoring Republicans and conservatives for their partisanship when he is the quintessential divisive partisan. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Bill and Sylvia Caldwell took The Gaffney Ledger with them on a trip to Mackinac Island, Mich. On the way they toured the cities of Racine and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  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?