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AP Exclusive: Top secret Clinton emails include drone talk - Free Access

BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press   KEN DILANIAN, Associated Press     More...

Things to know about Social Security at 80: Overhaul time? - Free Access

STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press      WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.  More...

Man who fled checkpoint gets three years in prison

A 44-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday in Cherokee County Court after he pleaded guilty to leading a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper on a high-speed chase while fleeing from a safety checkpoint.  More...

LifeStyles

ENGAGEMENT

Duncan-Wisher

Jimmie and Bobby Duncan of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Diane, to Justin Douglas Wisher of Gaffney.  Miss Duncan is the granddaughter of Jeanette Sparks of Gaffney and the late June E. More...

WHAT’S UP

Health screening In an effort to celebrate and shed light on minority women’s health, a health screening will take place Saturday, Aug. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Mt. Ararat First Pentecostal Church, located at 125 Holly Hill Dr. in Gaffney. More...

Sports

Rivera's focus on wide receivers, right defensive end - Free Access

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Day makes his day at PGA - Free Access

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way Sunday at the PGA Championship.  More...

Ready to Rumble

Indians tangle with champ South Pointe

The Gaffney Indians will get a chance to mix it up against a quality opponent at today’s Bank of York Jamboree at York High School.  The Indians will play South Pointe, which won their third state championship in the past nine years in 201 More...

Breaking News - 8/15/2015 8:25 AM

South Pointe makes things "Ruff" on Indians - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD  Ledger Sports Editor  larry@gaffneyledger.com     South Pointe quarterback Greg Ruff was, well a little rough, on the Gaffney Indians at the Bank of York Jamboree Friday.   More...

FDA approves OxyContin for children 11 and older - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.  More...

No problems with Ohio roller coaster that fatally struck man - Free Access

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A safety inspection found no major problems with a roller coaster that struck and killed a man who entered a restricted area to look for a lost cellphone at Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park, a spokesman said Friday.   More...

School board passes $6.1 million bond resolution - Free Access

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com More...

County school personnel focusing on learning AEDs instead of ABCs

There are 6,000 students and community members packed inside the Gaffney and Blacksburg High stadiums on a Friday night for a playoff game with a trip to the state championship game on the line.  As the games go to the wire, a fan suddenly colla More...

Local News

High school dropout shares his story with county teachers

Manny Scott still remembers using cardboard to cover holes in his shoes and rooting through trash dumpsters outside restaurants searching for food so he could survive another night.  More...

New technology center site

School district, college agree on 99-year lease

The Cherokee County School District and Spartanburg Community College have finalized details on a proposed 99-year lease agreement that clears the way for the new Cherokee Technology Center to be built on college land.  More...

Here’s your chance to be amazing

You can be amazing by participating in Central Baptist’s fundraising for local and international missions.  The mission fundraiser is based off the reality TV show The Amazing Race and will be held on Saturday, Sept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brenda Stroupe

Brenda Faye Pennington Stroupe, 66, of 405 Grubb Street, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Walter Stroupe and daughter of the late Grover H. More...

Mary Thomas

SPARTANBURG — Mary Elizabeth Balentine Butler Thomas, 95, of 400 Locust Grove Road, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  More...

Don Ledbetter

Donald Dean Ledbetter, 66, of 122 Camelot Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 at Mary Black Health System Gaffney.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The last frontier

Determination: The feeling you get right before you try to do something incredibly stupid.  This phrase is on the back of a T-shirt I bought in a souvenir shop in Juneau, Alaska, while visiting the state’s capitol last Saturday towards the More...

What’s scarier: Trump-Sanders or Bush-Clinton?

It’s been amusing in recent weeks to watch Washington pundits grappling with Trumpmania and the surge of Bernie Sanders. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

CDC stumbles as Legionnaires’ deaths climb

As the death toll rises to 12 in the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York City, health officials all over the nation should learn quickly from the mistakes being made there. 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?