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Cowpens National Battlefield celebrates 235th battle anniversary January 12-17

To celebrate the 235th anniversary of the decisive American victory over the British, Cowpens National Battlefield will celebrate special events from January 12-17, 2016.  More...

Salvation Army and Iron City Ministries donations

Top - Captain Rockwell and Lt. More...

Ledger tour

Ewing Middle School students toured the Ledger production facilities during a field trip on December 17. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. Jay Hammett, began surgical practice in 1950

Gaffney, SC — Dr. Jay Hammett, 92, formerly of 817 W. Montgomery Street, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Magnolias of Gaffney.  More...

Elvin “Al” Click, candy striper in his spare time

Elvin A. “Al” Click, 99, of Gaffney passed away Monday December 21, 2015 at Brookview Healthcare Center.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  More...

Randie Henson, member of New Beginnings Fellowship

Cowpens, SC — Randie Lynn Ramsey Henson, 48, of 185 Rosa Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

National News

Ferragamo revisits Marilyn Monroe's pump and Judy Garland's rainbow shoe in capsule collection

MILAN (AP) — When Marilyn Monroe ordered pumps from Salvatore Ferragamo in the 1950s, she had a special request, the shoemaker’s grandson revealed. One heel was slightly higher than the other, enhancing her famed wiggle.  More...

AP EXPLAINS: What is Boxing Day and how did it get its name? - Free Access

GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press More...

Christmas Is For Kids 2015 Slideshow - Free Access

Over 200 kids were treated to a shopping spree at WalMart on December 19. We would like to thank all who donated to help make this the most successful year yet! More...

Local News

Building remains for sale even as dispute over client heats up

At the same time the owner of a local distribution and warehousing center is battling in court to keep its biggest client, the more than 500,000 squarefoot building at 34 Commerce Drive remains for sale.  More...

RING MY BELL

RING MY BELL — Becky Wolfe, left, and Lib Ivey are shown at Walgreen’s ringing the bells. The Gaffney residents were inspired by bell ringers on streets of New York recently. More...

Sports

Clemson, Oklahoma arrive in South Florida for Orange Bowl - Free Access

STEVE GORTEN, Associated Press    More...

Timely baskets help Gaffney capture Substation II holiday tournament

Six Gaffney players scored in double figures Tuesday in an 83-77 victory over York Prep to win the Substation II holiday basketball tournament.  More...

Win sends Wildcats into break on high note

Blacksburg forward Malique Parker scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds Tuesday in a 73-60 victory over Greenville Tech Charter High School in the Substation II holiday tournament.  Blacksburg jumped out to a 26- 14 first quarter lead and More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Okay 2016, I’m coming at ya with resolutions

Grandma got run over by a reindeer.  For some morbid reason, this humorous Christmas song has always struck a chord with me. More...

OUR VIEW

We mourn the loss of Dr. Hammett

Cherokee County lost a close friend and neighbor Tuesday with the passing of Dr. Jay Hammett.  Dr. Hammett was known to many people throughout the county. His smiling face and endearing charm lit up any room he entered.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

’Tis the season to remember our blessings

Without a doubt, this has been a trying year for South Carolina. 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?