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Firemen rescue man from smoking house

City of Gaffney firefighters raced into a smoke-filled Lincoln Drive home Friday afternoon and carried a reportedly incapacitated resident outside. More...

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH

The young and young at heart danced, bounced, and played miniature golf in downtown Blacksburg on Saturday as three organizations came together for a Back to School Bash. More...

State, local jobless rates plummet

Unemployment rates plummeted across South Carolina in August, the third straight month of job growth.  According to the latest estimates released Friday, South Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent in August, down from 6.4 perc More...

LifeStyles

WHAT’S UP

Church events Revival services will be held at Dunton United Methodist Church on Sept. 21-23 at 7 p.m. each night. Speaker for the occasion will be Dr. Albert Gray, associate pastor of Shady Grove Baptist Church More...

Sports

Heat Check: Who should be No. 1? It's about what you know - Free Access

RALPH D. More...

Can I Keep My Jersey? - Free Access

Former NBA player Paul Shirley speaks Tuesday at Limestone College

Limestone College will welcome former NBA player Paul Shirley for a speaking engagement at Fullerton Auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.  More...

Breaking News - 9/22/2015 4:42 PM

Spurrier to make a change at QB - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Another week, another new starting quarterback at South Carolina.  More...

Letters

This fundraiser has done more than provide food, shelter and clothing

Dear Editor:  I want to take this opportunity to thank Shag Stepp and his staff at Daddy Joe’s for the great support we received from them at our Miracle Hill/Daddy Joe’s Fundraiser.  More...

You can tell a lot more about a kid’s character from defeat than you can winning

Dear Editor:  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

If Elvis called tech support

When you call a tech support or customer service telephone number, how come they sometimes say “this call may be monitored for quality control purposes?”  What does that mean exactly? More...

RASMUSSEN

Fear and arrogance among the political class

A fear is sweeping over official Washington. More...

Breaking News - 9/22/2015 10:54 AM

Council passes second reading on sale of nursing home - Free Access

By the same 4-3 vote, Cherokee County Council passed second reading of the sale of the Peachtree Centre to MFI Healthcare LLC on Monday. More...

Limestone football involved in "Coach to Cure" awareness effort - Free Access

Limestone College head football coach Bobby James announced that the team will participate in the nationwide Coach to Cure MD awareness program this Saturday, September 26 against nationally 22nd-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne University. More...

County SAT and advanced placement scores increase - Free Access

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

Second reading on sale of Peachtree tonight

By LARRY HILLIARD  Ledger Staff Writer  larry@gaffneyledger.com     More...

Car crashes through utility pole; parts of city left without power

A young woman was flown by helicopter for medical treatment following a Friday evening wreck on Leadmine Road that disrupted electrical service to portions of Gaffney.  More...

Judge sets bond for one but delays decision on another

Two Georgia men recently charged with trafficking marijuana through Cherokee County both appeared in General Session Court on Friday asking that bond be set so they can get out of jail.  More...

Local News

Cherokee County Recreation District seeking input from community - Free Access

Cherokee County Recreation District director Marcus Bradley goes over a recent Clemson University study of improvements that could be made locally to the organization. More...

CONGRATULATIONS

CONGRATULATIONS — Coach Prevatte, right, congratulates this year’s Prevatte Scholarship recipient, Jacob LeMaster. More...

Finance director hired

The Cherokee County School District hired a new finance director with local ties.  School trustees voted unanimously to hire Gaffney resident Steve Bratton. He is currently vice president for First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

AARON SHULER

Aaron Shuler, 8, of Las Vegas, Nev., son of Karen and Arthur Shuler Jr., answered the Master’s call on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Las Vegas.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mrs. Catherine Wood Shuler and the Rev. More...

JULIAN EDWARDS

Julian Carlos Edwards, known as “Ju-Ju,” 44, of Birmingham, Ala., departed his earthly home on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital.  More...

ELSIE CASH

Elsie Adair Cash, 89, of 903 Cherokee National Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at her home.  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?