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local residents getting bang for property tax dollars

By LARRY HILLIARD  Ledger Staff Writer  larry@gaffneyledger.com     Cherokee County officials are fond of saying they are extremely thrifty when it comes to spending their taxpayers’ money.   Th More...

School board approves new hires - Free Access

The Cherokee County School Board held a brief called meeting Tuesday to approve new hires for next school year. More...

Feds indict Gaffney businessman

Federal authorities announced Tuesday afternoon that a Gaffney businessman has been indicted in federal court for food stamp fraud and defrauding the U.S. Government. More...

Jail nurse on trial, accused of sexual act with inmate

A Cherokee County Detention Center shift supervisor testified Tuesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court that something didn’t seem right when she escorted an inmate to see a nurse in the jail’s medical ward on Oct. 28, 2013. More...

LifeStyles

Egg prices blowing up because of avian flu - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eggs are getting much more expensive — by the dozen and otherwise. The outbreak of avian flu caused the cost of eggs to nearly double last month for producers. More...

For the love of peaches - Free Access

One weekend down, another to go at the South Carolina Peach Festival, where the fruit and fun are plentiful

The South Carolina Peach Festival got underway last week with peach eating and dessert contests, bringing out the kid in everyone. However, the fun didn’t stop there. More...

Easy changes to help accomplish long-term diet goals

Meeting health goals can be tough, but a few helpful tips can jumpstart the process

The biggest hurdles to sticking to a new diet are convenience and flavor. Who wants to eat food that doesn't taste good or is hard to make? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Steve Lattimore

Stephen Thomas Lattimore, 58, of 104 Granite Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Lucretia Glass

Lucretia McGibony Glass, 91, of Greensboro, Ga., passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  More...

Carolyn Mullinax

BLACKSBURG — Carolyn H. Mullinax, 83, wife of Bobby C. Mullinax of the home and the late Len Hardin, passed away July 13, 2015, at her home.  Born in Cherokee Falls, SC, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Lois Patterson Hardin. More...

Breaking News - 7/16/2015 7:11 AM

Woman struck and killed by Amtrak train - Free Access

     Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a pedestrian was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in downtown Gaffney early today. More...

Breaking News - 7/15/2015 5:12 PM

Blacksburg teen killed in wreck - Free Access

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a 17 year old Blacksburg youth was killed in a two vehicle head-on collision Wednesday afternoon.  Fowler identified the victim as James Calvin Ross of 372 Old Factory Road.   More...

Post 109 stays alive in series with Fort Mill

The Post 109 seniors aren’t ready to pack up their gear just yet.   Alex Raines went seven strong innings, Jacob Marcengill smacked a big 3-run homer and Post 109 remained alive in their best of five playoff series with For More...

Gaffney competes in Crest passing league - Free Access

Gaffney High football defensive coordinator Bryce Smiley talks about how teamplayed in Crest passing league in this video by sports editor Larry Hilliard. More...

Man pleads guilty in knife attack - Free Access

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

PURR-FECT PENMANSHIP

Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr held an autograph session Tuesday afternoon for kids attending the Cherokee County YMCA summer camp. More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Is it time to move the Confederate flag off the Statehouse grounds and into a museum? NO: 48% (196 votes) YES: 46% (189 votes) DON’T CARE: 6% (26 votes) ToTaL VoTEs: 411 More...

Local News

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

TEACHER OF THE YEAR —Lynne Martin (center) of Gaffney was voted Teacher of the Year at John de la Howe’s L.S. Brice School in McCormick. She teaches social studies. Dr. Danny R. More...

Peach Festival Super Jam features all-star lineup

Limestone College graduate Craig Sorrells will headline an all-star jam concert Friday night when the trumpet player hits the stage at this year’s South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

SUPPORT FOR THE Y'

SUPPORT FOR THE ‘Y’ — Tim Smith, assistant vice president for the Gaffney office of Founders Federal Credit Union, presents a $1,000 check to Cherokee County Family YMCA CEO Mike Go More...

Sports

The Open notes - Free Access

The Latest: Sir Nick gets a harsh lesson at St. Andrews  PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer    More...

Post 109 juniors rally for win over Aiken

It wasn’t a walkoff win but it was just as exciting.  The Post 109 juniors overcame a 3-run deficit, scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth and beat Aiken, 4-3, in a game stopped in the top of the seventh by heavy rains and intense lig More...

Huff, Indians wrap up successful summer program

Gaffney basketball coach Mark Huff can sum up his team's summer performance in one word - successful.  "We've had a good summer," Huff said. "We've worked hard. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Mostly, I just had to carry myself and a book

Miss my column last week? There’s a good reason. I didn’t write one. I was on vacation, which is defined thusly: vacation (va'kaSH.n, v.-|): noun: — an extended period of recreation, esp. one spent away from home or in traveling. More...

THEIR VIEW

Settlement by BP must come as a stark reminder

BP’s recent record $18.7 billion settlement related to the Gulf Oil Spill should come as another reminder to not get too gung-ho about drilling off South Carolina’s coast.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Hillary’s tired, demagogic economic proposals

Hillary Clinton is a walking, talking cliche who spouts decades-old sound bites that were bad enough when her husband first delivered them but are painfully anachronistic today. Same old material, same old demagoguery.  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?