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Trustees expected to discuss looking for new home for B.D. Lee students

SCHOOL BOARD PREVIEW

The Cherokee County School District is exploring whether B.D. Lee Elementary students could be temporarily moved for a year so the elementary school can be built on the current site.  More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS   Should we allow refugees from Syria and Iraq to enter the United States?   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...

LifeStyles

DSN Employee Honored

The Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board recently honored long-time employee, Mary H. Thomas, for her 34 years of service to the agency. Ms. Thomas was the director of the J. More...

Virginia Skinner Named Limestone’s “Philanthropist of the Year”

Virginia Bruorton Skinner was named Limestone College’s Philanthropist of the Year for 2015 during a luncheon at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg on Wednesday, Dec. 9.  More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com Blood Drive More...

Obituaries - Free Access

ELIZABETH EVANS

COCKEYSVILLE, MARYLAND — Virginia Elizabeth Ramey Evans, 85, of 300 International Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Bonnie Blink Nursing Home, after a courageous battle with COPD.  More...

Charles Hamrick, World War II veteran

Charles Cleveland Hamrick, Sr., 97, of 204 Panaview Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Olga Barner Hamrick and son of the late More...

Charles Cobb

Charles Edward "Eddie" Cobb, Jr., 52, passed away December 10, 2015 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time under the direction of Shuford Hatcher Funeral Home.   More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

It’s a real bargain for a measly $7,000

We must bear in mind, especially at this time of year, that it is better to give than to receive.  We all know this, right?  However, some folks down through the years have not bought into, nor have they abided by, this concept.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Take hard look at state gun laws

When South Carolina lawmakers return to the Statehouse in January, they will have at least 10 gun control bills to consider. All of them deserve a serious look.  It was by coincidence that the first pre-filing day for the S.C. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

A humble pre-Christmas effort to share my enthusiasm for the Bible

As the Christmas season approaches, I want to explain why I am so enthusiastic about the subject matter I’ve written about in my new book, “The Emmaus Code: Finding Jesus in the Old Testament.”  More...

FAA announces drone registration rules just days before Christmas - Free Access

Most owners and recipients of popular gadgets will have to sign up online

Spurred by numerous reports of drones More...

Trump backers baffled by criticism of his Muslim proposal - Free Access

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press  BILL BARROW, Associated Press     More...

Peachtree Centre will be under new owners by Jan. 1

Cherokee County officials are confident the Peacthree Centre will be under new ownership by the new year.  County officials set a soft date of Dec. More...

THE AGENDA

l Discuss possibility of moving B.D. Lee Lee students to other schools during construction. More...

Local News

Gaffney High wins ‘Mascot Challenge’

Gaffney High received $500 for winning a mascot challenge Friday in a school spirit contest held by a local television station. More...

STRIKE UP THE BAND

STRIKE UP THE BAND — Blacksburg High marching band performs popular holiday favorites Saturday while participating in the annual Christmas parade in downtown Blacksburg. More...

GAFFNEY'S OWN

GAFFNEY'S OWN — Gaffney resident Edward Gault posted these pictures and comment on his Facebook page recently: “Had a Great Time at Disney’s Magic Kingdom yesterday with Gaffney&rsqu More...

Sports

Hot shots!

Gaffney High boys basketball coach Mark Huff was looking for wire-to-wire intensity from his team.  He got it Friday night as the Indians went on solid runs, shot well and played in-your-jersey defense in a 107-52 victory at The Burial Ground an More...

Ellis leads Lady Indians to big win over Union County, 65-28

Union County seemed to be an opponent capable of pushing the Gaffney girls basketball team a little bit.  That wasn’t the case, though, as they were overmatched. More...

Saints snap losing streak; earn milestone in program history

A tight contest opened up late as the Limestone College men’s basketball team ended the final six minutes of play on a 21- 6 run against the Southern Wesleyan University Warriors to earn the program's 600th all-time win.  The Sains coasted 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?