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Recreation report shows residents think facilities, programs ‘unsatisfactory’

Residents of Cherokee County think the area is “unsatisfactory” when it comes to recreation facilities and programs, according to a consulting firm hired to conduct a needs assessment and strategic recommendation process.  More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Do you think the Richland County school resource officer who forcefully removed a female student from a classroom used too much force?  No: 53% (79 votes)  Yes: 39% (58 votes)  Don’t Know: 8% (12 votes)   More...

LifeStyles

“Driving Miss Daisy” pulls up to the museum this weekend

The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum at 301 College Drive will be presenting the Tony Award winning play “Driving Miss Daisy” on Nov. 12, 13 and 14. More...

First married couple completes Limestone’s MBA program

William and Sherri Gordon knew their undergraduate degrees had taken them just about as far as they could go in their professional careers, so they were looking for a Master of Business Administration program that they could complete together, while More...

Daniel Wood joined Jazz Ambassadors in 2014

The Jazz Ambassadors will perform a free concert on Nov. 15 at Limestone College’s Fullerton Auditorium at 3 p.m. The concert is being sponsored by The Gaffney Ledger and Limestone College. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jerry Martin, car detailer

Blacksburg — Jerry Edward Martin, 44, of 808 West Lime Street, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2015, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Jerry Martin and Sandra Hardin Martin. Mr. More...

Paul Blackwell, self-employed farmer

Pacolet, SC — Paul Junior Blackwell, 70, of 1419 Asbury Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 9, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Charlie Raymond Blackwell and Minn More...

Warren Manning, pastor

Reverend Warren Mc- Cloud Manning, age 80, of 802 Concord Road, Gaffney, South Carolina, husband of Mrs. Valaree Gordon Manning, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday morning, November 10, 2015, at his residence.  More...

Cherokee County School Board Nov. 9 personnel changes - Free Access

The Cherokee County School Board voted 8-0-1 Monday to approve the following personnel items on the Nov. 9 meeting agenda. School trustee Elaine Fowler abstained from the vote. More...

Spartanburg Methodist College officer shoots, kills Limestone College student

The search for answers continued Tuesday afternoon into an officer-involved shooting on the Spartanburg Methodist College campus that claimed the life of a Limestone College student.  More...

LC grad killed in line of duty

Limestone College already was grieving the loss of one of its former students, who died in the line of duty as a police officer in Columbia, when one of its current students was killed in an officerinvolved shooting Monday night. More...

Rail lines temporarily closed after big rig stuck on tracks

City of Gaffney police had to temporarily shut down the rail lines in downtown Gaffney on Tuesday morning after a trucker got his tractor-trailer stuck on the railroad tracks on West Rutledge Avenue.  More...

Local News

Schools get healthy food grants

Four Cherokee County elementary schools will receive $3,200 every three months to introduce students to fresh fruits and vegetables this school year.  More...

Red kettles coming out Friday

The holiday season is upon us and that means The Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles will soon be making an appearance around town. The 2015 kettle kick off is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at Ace Hardware on Buford St.  More...

KNOW(2) requests financial aid from county

KNOW(2) approached the county seeking funds to aid in their programs and initiatives to address local education issues.  KNOW(2) official Oscar Fuller told Cherokee County Council this past Monday that “to keep the ball rolling” the More...

Sports

Irish break into top 4 in College Football Playoff rankings

ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer    More...

Limestone tips off hoop season - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com  More...

Ward’s status still uncertain for Indians

Gaffney to travel to Sumter or Byrnes for playoff game

Bryson Ward’s hip pointer suffered late in the first quarter against Northwestern on Friday will keep him out of practice this week, Gaffney coach Dan Jones said.  Ward limped noticeably after the game. More...

Letters

How God led her to Hospice

Dear Editor:  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Top photo: Location: Toronto, Canada Picture was taken at the CN Tower in downtown Toronto. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Football is the horse that pulls the college wagon

Sooo, the University of Missouri football team (or at least the vocal majority) decided to boycott all footballrelated activities until the school’s president resigned. 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?