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March of Dimes campaign kicks off here Aug. 13

Have the urge to attempt to make the impossible, possible?  Such a quest awaits local March of Dimes supporters, next week beginning the journey to help ensure all babies are given the best chance for a healthy start.  March of Dimes’ More...

LifeStyles

Take a Walk through History - Free Access

Polk County, NC: The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, in cooperation with Polk County, North Carolina, is pleased to announce a guided walk along a certified section of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Saturday, Augu More...

MADE IN CHEROKEE

CAVA highlights Cherokee County industries with related artworks

What do Ace Bakery,  BICCorporation,  The Robert Allen Group, Sleep-Easy Mattress Inc, Suminoe Textile America, and The Timken Company have in common?  Besides being Cherokee County industries, they are all participating in the new Che More...

Silica Springs Bible Institute will open on Tuesday, Aug. 11

Students can work toward an associate degree in English Bible

The Silica Springs Bible Institute officially opens its doors on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m.  The two-year program will cover topics such as hermeneutics, Hebrew History, classical sermons and church history. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

British actor George Cole dies after brief illness

George Cole, a British actor whose career spanned more than 70 years, has died after a brief illness, according to multiple news sources. He was 90.  More...

Bill Blalock, U.S. Force veteran and retired from textiles

Horace Lee Benjamin (Bill) Blalock, 88, of 2143 Beech St., passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Union, he was the husband of Carrie Wyatt Blalock and son of the late Manuel Blalock and Minnie Scruggs Blalock. More...

Jerry Wright, retired from Mayfield Construction

Jerry Lee Wright, 71, of 152 Rains Road, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2015 at Mary Black Health System – Gaffney.  More...

Other News

Remembering, and saving, A-bomb’s legacy at Hiroshima dome

On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped atomic bombs – one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki – the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used in war. Japan surrendered on Aug. More...

National News

Study indicates older women with mild memory problem worsen faster than men

WASHINGTON (AP) — Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, researchers reported last Tuesday, part of an effort to unravel why women are especially hard-hit by Alzheimer's.  Nearly two-thirds of American More...

Cherokee County loses its history detective - Free Access

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

2015 WinShape Camp - Free Access

A slide show of the sights at Limestone College campus this week
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Trump-inspired debate drama highlights unsettled GOP field - Free Access

CLEVELAND (AP) — It took just one question for chaos to erupt in Cleveland.  More...

SCARY MOMENTS - Free Access

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Four fire departments were called to the scene after smoke was spotted coming from the roof of the Hamrick’s distribution center off Peachoid Road. More...

Local News

DESTRUCTION’ EQUIPMENT

‘ — A truck driver hauling a piece of road construction equipment through downtown Gaffney apparently had a little trouble negotiating a turn at East Frederick Street and North Limestone More...

BPW’s financial condition is ‘very strong’ accountant says

Expenses exceed revenue by a small margin

The Gaffney Board of Public Works Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday and were welcomed with a clean audit.  Accountant Karen Lemmons of McAbee, Talbert, Halliday and Co., informed the commissioners that their “ More...

Sheriff, coroner sponsoring school supply drive Aug. 8

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller and Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler are teaming up again for the fourth annual Back To School Supply Drive to make sure Cherokee County students will be able to start the school year out right with needed s More...

Sports

Steeler heads up Hall of Fame class - Free Access

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The humbled men in gold jackets entering football immortality were unmistakable.  More...

Indians eager for tough test at scrimmage

After a week of banging helmets with each other, the Gaffney High football team — and its coaches — will finally get the reward of battling someone else today when the Indians host Greer at Gaffney Middle’s Brumbach Stadium.  More...

Assistant named new Gaffney wrestling coach

A longtime assistant will take over the Gaffney High wrestling program.  Gaffney High Athletic Director Mark Huff announced that Benji Peterson, an assistant for eight years, will replace GHS wrestling coach Thomas Voelker who resigned this spri More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Iran deal is Obama’s foreign policy Obamacare

President Obama’s sordid Iran nuke deal is looking more and more like the foreign policy version of Obamacare. More...

THEIR VIEW

South Carolina’s energy-shift edge

The danger of sea level rise associated with global warming should be of concern to every resident in coastal South Carolina — particularly in view of the scientific evidence.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Obama’s climate hubris

This week, President Obama is hailing his Clean Power Plan as “the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate change.” Obama is posing as the environment’s savior, just as he did in 2008, w 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?