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County loses one of its best

Vincent G. More...

USPS advises mailing early

Holiday shipping time has arrived for people interested in making sure packages arrive for Christmas to family and friends living long distances away.  More...

LifeStyles

Deck the City Halls

From a Minion-themed tree to one loaded with photographs, Gaffney City Hall is once again adorned from top to bottom for the Festival of Trees. More...

Museum's perfect holiday gift; pancakes, Santa and song!

Pancakes For Preservation this Saturday

Plan now to join your friends at the fourth annual Pancakes for Preservation breakfast at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 College Drive, this Saturday morning, December 5, anytime between 8 and 10:30 a.m.  More...

Broad River Electric donates to flood victims

The Broad River Electric Charities Board chose South Carolina flood victims as the beneficiaries of $20,000 in Operation Round Up funds. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret Fort, services planned for Sunday

Spartanburg, SC- Margaret Poole Fort, of 226 Beechwood Drive, Spartanburg, South Carolina, died Sunday, November 29, 2015, at home.  Born February 9, 1935, in Boston, Massachusetts, Margaret was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Wallace H. More...

Tyler Holcomb, loved video games

Gaffney, SC — Steven Tyler Holcomb, 17, of 115 Monticello Street, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at MUSC in Charleston.  Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of Steven Eugene Holcomb, Jr. More...

Joe Louis Davis, services planned for Thursday

Funeral service for Joe Louis Davis, Sr., age 69, of 105 Emily Lane, Cowpens, South Carolina, husband of Mrs. Janie Mae Tate Davis, will be held on Thursday, December 3 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. C. More...

Breaking News - 12/3/2015 9:01 AM

'They came prepared,' Couple kills 14 in mass shooting

AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press    More...

Multiple people shot at California social services center - Free Access

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — One or more gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a Southern California social services center, shooting multiple people, authorities said.  More...

County residents take issue with I-85 plan

By SCOTT POWELLLedger Staff Writerspowell@gaffneyledger.com More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to:  Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger  P.O. More...

TAKING AIM

With just a few remaining police officers to go, the City of Gaffney Police Department conducted its final day of annual firearms qualifications testing during often-heavy downpours Monday morning. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Domestic incident leads to gunfire and subsequent arrests

Two people were taken into custody following a Gaffney Police Department investigation into a Nov. 27 domestic incident outside a Providence Road store that involved gunfire.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

l More than $1,300 in theft losses were reported as shoplifters targeted the Polo outlet store at the Gaffney Premium Outlets on Nov. 30.  More...

FOUNDATION CHAIRS

FOUNDATION CHAIRS — Past board chairs of the Cherokee County Community Foundation were recognized at the recent grantee reception. (L-R) Brad Wilkins, Dr. More...

Sports

Indians drop season opener in OT to ‘Dogs

With Gaffney and Boiling Springs trading the lead for most of the second half in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday, the Bulldogs decided to try and deliver a knockout punch. It finally landed in overtime. More...

Blacksburg falls to No. 2 ranked Cavaliers

He knows firsthand just how good the Cavaliers are.  Micah Banks had a game-high 32 points, including 12 freebies from the foul line, to help Christ Church to an 83-69 win at Blacksburg in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday.  The C More...

Walker gives Lady Indians a lift in win

Gaffney girls basketball coach Susan Wade has been waiting for Mikenzi Walker to play up to her potential. That wait just might be over. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

From coaches to politics, everyone has an opinion

It’s human nature, I suppose.  To one degree or another, most, if not all, of us like to express and share our opinions and/or predictions on events that have unfolded or are about to.  More...

PETER BROOKES

ISIS gains strength on a global scale

No matter how President Obama disses or dismisses the media, Congress, his critics or skeptics — on both sides of the aisle — about his strategy against the Islamic State, the ISIS crisis isn’t getting any better.  More...

OUR VIEW

The school board might do what?

OK, far be it for us to second-guess our county board of school trustees, but we are going to be mighty interested to see how this plays out.  The district is in the midst of a multi-million school construction and renovation project, part of wh 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?