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Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly - Free Access

JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press    More...

Authorities continue fatal wreck investigation

An investigation into a fatal Sunday night accident that claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl from Wellford remained ongoing Tuesday.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler confirmed Tuesday that Daffney Abigail Fowler, of Dodd Street, died fr More...

LifeStyles

THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE

The People's Choice Award in CAVA's “Peaches, Beaches and Bar-B-Q” exhibit went to Gaffney member, Lynda Ramage. More...

CAVA’s August classes range from pottery making to painting

The Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists has lined up a variety of classes for August.  More...

Christian writers workshop Oct. 18-22

Registration is underway for the Oct. 18-22 Blue Ridge Autumn in the Mountains Christian Novelist Retreat at Ridgecrest/ LifeWay Conference Center in Ridgecrest, N.C. More...

Sports

Backup USC quarterback to miss season - Free Access

South Carolina backup offensive lineman Brock Stadnik won't play this season because of problems after shoulder surgery.  More...

2-time SEC player of the year has foot surgery - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's two-time Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell is recovering after foot surgery last week.  More...

Indians strap on pads for first practice

The Gaffney High football players were able to hit the field in full pads for the first time today (Wednesday).  “We are really looking forward to it,” Gaffney coach Dan Jones said. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The ‘old man’ is ready for some football

This is the time of year when a young man’s fancy turns to….FOOTBALL!  Or in my case, an old man’s fancy.  But before I get into that, let me clarify that I definitely DO NOT consider myself to be an “old man.&rdquo More...

THEIR VIEW

Body camera legislation is a smart push forward

Tim Scott’s push in the U.S. More...

OUR VIEW

Take that raise and go house shopping   Acting county administrator Holland Belue got a nice hefty kick in the bank account after only a few weeks on the job. County council has voted to increase his annual salary from $66,746 to $83,336.  More...

Breaking News - 8/5/2015 12:31 PM

Schools schedule open houses for students, parents - Free Access

The Cherokee County School District has announced its open house schedule for students to prepare for the upcoming school term. More...

Pay TV industry shows cracks in media earnings - Free Access

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Further cracks emerged this week in the pay TV bundle as media companies and distributors indicated that more people are cutting the cord and ditching pricey channel packages. More...

Tax-free weekend coming up - Free Access

By JOE L. HUGHES II Ledger Staff Writer joe@gaffneyledger.com More...

BOGUS HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS

Wads of funny money showing up

City of Gaffney police investigators are reaching out to the public after numerous fake $100 bills were passed at local businesses. According to incident reports: More...

Blacksburg residents can get free installed smoke detectors

If you live in Blacksburg and need a smoke detector, the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department will be able to hook you up with the life-saving device at no cost to you.  More...

Local News

WZZQ sets Indian broadcast team for 2015 season

The broadcast team for Gaffney High School’s 2015 football games on WZZQ radio has been set, according to Dennis Fowler, President/CEO of Fowler Broadcast Communications.  Paul Foster is poised to handle the play-by-play descriptions, whil More...

Presidential candidate to visit here

Once merely a symbol of one of the South’s chief industries, the Gaffney Peachoid will serve this weekend as a stumping location for candidates with eyes on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  More...

CONTRIBUTION

CONTRIBUTION — Whitny S. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Fashion designer Arnold Scaasi dead at 85

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Joan Shelton, Real Estate Broker with Shelton Properties

Joan Elizabeth Griffin Shelton, 73, of 113 Huntington Drive, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Michael Edward Burl, U.S. Army veteran

Michael Edward Burl, 71, of 150 Anthony St., Apt. B, husband of Rebecca Best Burl, answered the Master’s call on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at 10 a.m. at his residence.  Son of George Burl and Helen Toute, he was born on Oct. More...

State News

South Carolina gay marriage plaintiffs seek almost $250K

CHARLESTON (AP) — Two couples who challenged South Carolina's gay marriage ban want to be reimbursed by the state almost a quartermillion dollars in attorney fees and court costs.  More...

National News

Hollywood takes on troubled minds with summer slate of films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1941 film "The Wolf Man" presents Larry Talbot's transformation from man to wolf as a form of schizophrenia. So little was known about mental illnesses then, the explanation may have seemed plausible.  More...

A look at the recent crop of movies about mental illness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This may be the summer of the mental-illness movie.  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?