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SCDOT still in flood response stage

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is continuing to monitor and make emergency repairs to roads and bridges in the state as a result of the historic, record-breaking levels of rain and flooding that began on Saturday and are expe More...

Boston Brass to perform free concert Friday at Limestone College - Free Access

The world-renowned Boston Brass quintet will be presenting a free concert for the general public on Friday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Limestone College’s Fullerton Auditorium.  More...

Councilman with swing vote on arts center mulls decision

Longtime Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith admits he is still riding the fence when it comes to his support for the $5 million performing arts center.  On Saturday, he said he will get off the fence and pronounce at today’s 5 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Artists let imagination run wild in venture to support local soup kitchen

A deluge of rain may have done its part to dampen the spirit of Cherokee County residents this weekend, but it did little to keep a select few from gathering in the basement of the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery to turn a “mess” More...

WHAT’S UP

Church events Do you feel lost? Are you hurting? Come to Trinity Baptist Church from Oct. 4-7 for revival services, beginning at 7 p.m. each night More...

Sports

USC AD not certain Gamecocks will host game - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner is not "100 percent sure" that Saturday's football game against No.  More...

USC AD not certain Gamecocks will host game - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner is not "100 percent sure" that Saturday's football game against No.  More...

USC AD not certain Gamecocks will host game - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner is not "100 percent sure" that Saturday's football game against No.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Poof! There was underwear everywhere

So I was scanning the radio dial in my vehicle the other day when I came across the old song “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport.”  Now, this song is supposed to be a kids song. More...

THEIR VIEW

State must reduce domestic violence

South Carolina once again has ranked worst in the nation for deadly violence against women. This is the fourth time that the state has ranked first and the 18th consecutive year it has ranked in the top 10.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Planned Parenthood can’t handle the truth

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s questioning of Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards exposes the depravity and dishonesty of her organization.  Richards and her colleagues act like cornered criminal defendants More...

Breaking News - 10/5/2015 6:37 PM

It's official: Peacthree sold to New York-based private company - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD  Ledger Staff Writer  larry@gaffneyledger.com     It’s finally official: the county-owned nursing home has been sold to New York-based MFI Healthcare LLC for $9 million.  More...

Breaking News - 10/5/2015 2:38 PM

State officials still surveying damage - Free Access

11 people dead, 26,000 without power, 40,000 without water due to historic flooding

SEANNA ADCOX, Associated PressJEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press More...

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal - Free Access

PAUL WISEMAN, AP Business Writers  CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Business Writers     More...

Limestone College to celebrate homecoming with "Big Blue Tailgate" - Free Access

Limestone College is planning one of the biggest Homecoming events in its history with the inaugural “Big Blue Tailgate” scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 10, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. More...

County spared brunt of storm

Cloudy skies above Cherokee County and mostly dry roads seemed at odds with the messages and images coming out of Columbia and Charleston on Sunday.  More...

Local News

YMCA SUPPORT

Keefer H. Humphries, a member of the YMCA presents Mike Goforth, CEO of the Cherokee County Family YMCA, with a $500 check in support of the YMCA Annual Support Campaign. More...

Grant will expand health services

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has been awarded a $247,940 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission for a project to expand primary care health services in Cherokee County and surrounding areas.  More...

Fishin’ for kids

Tournament will raise money for charity

Catching fish will go towards a good cause Oct. 17 when fishing enthusiasts set their hooks in the water to benefit the “Christmas Is For Kids” fundraiser held annually by The Gaffney Ledger.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lillie Mae Sanders, worked with federal government

Loving and beloved mother, sister, Lillie Mae (Wigfall) Sanders, age 76, of Washington, D.C., widow of Mr. Grady M. Sanders, Sr., answered the Master’s call on September 26, 2015.  More...

Blonnie Hines, seamstress and homemaker

Gaffney — Blonnie Hughes Hayes Hines, 82, of 171 Bailey Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 2, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

John Mickles, Sr., services on Monday

Funeral service for John William Mickles, Sr., known as “Big John”, age 77, of 100 Ellis Ferry Avenue, Apt. 211, Gaffney, South Carolina, widower of Mrs. Shirley Leach Mickles and Mrs. 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?