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Beheading, explosion at factory in France; suspects captured - Free Access

By LORI HINNANT and LAURENT CIPRIANI Associated Press   More...

Rec department at crossroads; needs millions to meet needs

About $15 to $20 million.  That’s the estimated tab to meet the recreational needs of a growing community, according to Cherokee County Recreation District Chairman Mike Bolin.  “We are at a crossroads now,” Bolin said. More...

THAT’S HOT

A Tuesday afternoon fire on Goldmine Road leveled a garage and burned so hot that the siding melted on two nearby homes.  The fire broke out in the 300 block at approximately 3 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

‘Our Place’ makes $9,000 donation to Meals On Wheels

Cherokee County Meals On Wheels is in its 31st year of service to Cherokee County.  More...

Walking, simple exercises improve balance

Balance exercises can benefit anyone, especially older adults. A recent issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers why older adults sometimes struggle with balance and offers strategies to move with more confidence.  More...

KEEP 'EM HEALTHY

KEEPING ’EM HEALTHY – Sydney Johnston (top photo, left) spins a wellness wheel to learn more about different health issues from ReGenesis Health Care pediatrician Dr. Monique Fox. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. London Knuckles

Rev. London Columbus (L.C.) Knuckles, 94 of 193 Shady Grove Road was called from labor to reward on Wednesday June 24, 2015 at his home.  Son of the late John Spurgeon Knuckles and Julia Wilkins McJimpsey Knuckles, he was born on Oct. More...

Sam Henry Horton

COWPENS — Sam Henry Horton, 77, of 227 Horseshoe Bend Drive, passed away June 24, 2015.  Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late William Cody Horton and Fannie McCraw Horton. More...

Becky Brasington

COWPENS — Margaret Rebecca Brasington, 35, of 152 Sunny Slope Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late John Graham Brasington, Jr. and Linda Flowe Brasington. More...

Breaking News - 6/26/2015 9:31 AM

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide - Free Access

By MARK SHERMAN ASSOCIATED PRESS   More...

Indians look sharp in passing league

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

Post 109 climbs into first place

Post 109 is the class of the league - for now.  Riding a hot streak, Post 109 took over the top spot on Saturday with a workmanlike 6-1 win over suddenly struggling Union.  More...

ALLEN TATE

GAFFNEY NATIVE LEFT HIS MARK ON CHARLOTTE

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Allen Tate was born in Gaffney. The son of H. Allen Tate and Olive Clary Tate, he attended Central School in Gaffney before graduating from Carlisle Military Academy in 1948. More...

Local News

Program to help 9th graders

Gaffney High will hold a summer bridge program Aug. 3-7 to help new ninth graders have success in high school.  Cherokee County teachers will meet with rising ninth grade men and women at Gaffney High from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. More...

High winds from last weekend’s storm kept emergency crews busy

Powerful wind gusts bent over steel road signs along I-85 Saturday afternoon and knocked over large trees in a brief storm that kept emergency crews busy.  The storm passed through Cherokee County around 4 p.m. More...

Readers On The Road

  Dean and Lou ann Patterson are shown here with the Ledger while out west at the Devils tower (left) near Moorcroft, Wyoming, and Mount rushmore, south Dakota. More...

Sports

Post 109 hitters bust out in romp over Spartanburg

Wednesday wasn’t the longest day of the year - it just seemed like it to the fans at Duncan Park, what with the length of the Post 109-Spartanburg game.  The tone was set early when rains delayed the start of the contest for about an hour. More...

Fees to rise $20 to play youth football

Parents of children who play in the recreation leagues can expect to pay a little more.  Cherokee County Recreation District Director Marcus Bradley on Tuesday presented his fee increase proposal to the Cherokee County Recreation District Commis More...

Rec. district officials seek hefty pay hikes

In the midst of increasing the burden on parents whose children play recreational sports, Cherokee County Recreation District officials are seeking a hefty pay raise for themselves.  Cherokee County Recreation District Chairman Mike Bolin confir More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Travels of my youth

We are driving down the road on one of many cross country road trips which marked my youth.  The destination was a family reunion in Ponca City, Okla., some time in the early 1980s.  I was probably 8 or 9 at the time, watching the roadside More...

THEIR VIEW

Getting real on Iran Deal

It is reassuring that the Senate recently presented President Barack Obama with a veto-proof demand for Congress to be given time to review any deal he may strike with Iran lifting economic sanctions in exchange for limits on its nuclear program.&nbs 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?