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Council poised to OK tax break for Freightliner

At its meeting today, Cherokee County Council is expected to approve second reading of a tax break for a $22 million expansion project at Freightliner Custom Chassis.  The ordinance provides a 6 percent fee-in-lieu for Freightliner to expand ope More...

Assistant solicitor battling cancer gets a surprise

Hoping to show how much they care, dozens of people showed up at the Cherokee County Courthouse on Thursday to celebrate an assistant solicitor’s birthday and surprise him with the results of one of the best kept secrets in Cherokee County. More...

LifeStyles

Hilarity for Charity returns to Broad River Feb. 19

Annual comedy benefit will benefit veterans organizations

Iconic stand-up comedian James Gregory will return to Broad River Electric Auditorium on Friday, February 19, 2016 for the 7th Annual Hilarity for Charity benefit comedy show. More...

Sports

Take Indians win to the Bank

Rodgers banks in 3-pointer near buzzer to lift Indians past Clover and into third

Gaffney head coach Mark Huff wanted to make one thing clear about Kobe Rodgers’ winning shot. More...

New USC boss has meet and greet at GHS

It takes years of excellent recruiting to compete for a Southeastern Conference championship.  That’s why new University of South Carolina coach Will Muschamp is making recruiting a priority by getting to know the top prep players and prog More...

Saints excel in TV land

The Limestone women’s basketball team liked the spotlight Saturday as senior guard Maurissa Lester poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the fifth-ranked Saints to a 90-64 win over Mt. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

That is when you call in the professional

I’m not a good housekeeper.  There, I’ve said it.  I do the best I can but I have to be in the mood.  Oh, I have all the devices, all the mops, and brooms, and vacuums, and carpet cleaners, and rags, and brushes, and bucke More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

What if Trump does not win?

Donald Trump’s enthusiastic supporters expect him to win the Iowa caucuses tonight. So do a growing number of establishment Republicans and independent analysts.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

These Gaffney skiers took The Ledger with them during their trip to Vail, Col. Pictured are (back row): Doug Goodenough, Adam Stocks, Mitchell Humphries, John Cook, Mark Hood and Johnny Cook. More...

National News

For the world’s most scrutinized body, Barbie has a new look

NEW YORK (AP) — Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don't like her.  More...

School lunches could change

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate bill released last week would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibility in what they serve.  The legislation would ease requirements on who More...

Cherokee County schedules two school makeup days - Free Access

Cherokee County School District has scheduled two make up days after students missed time because of a winter storm in late January.  More...

Gaffney couple narrowly misses winning Powerball jackpot

Still takes home $100,000

A Gaffney couple almost won Wednesday night’s Powerball® jackpot, according to South Carolina Education Lottery officials.   They matched four of the five numbers drawn (3, 12, 40, 52, 67 and Powerball® 21).  “We’ve never won a More...

GOLDEN

The Gaffney Ledger presented awards Thurday night to winners of the Golden Peach Awards in 136 categories for the ‘Best of Cherokee County’ at a reception at the Cherokee County History a More...

Local News

THE GOLDEN PEACH

THE GOLDEN PEACH — The Gaffney Ledger presented awards Thurday night to winners of the Golden Peach Awards in 136 categories for the ‘Best of Cherokee County’ during a reception at More...

Boulevard powerless

An extensive power outage struck much of the east side of Gaffney on Saturday morning, affecting restaurants serving the breakfast crowd and businesses on Floyd Baker Boulevard.  More...

County completes deal for appraisals

The county has filled its vacant tax assessor position, but it still will be spending tax dollars — for the foreseeable future — to complete its commercial appraisals.  Cherokee County Council agreed to pay certified commercial appra More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Robert Hairston, memorial service to be held by family on Tuesday

James Robert Hairston, age 84, of Norfolk, Virginia, formerly of 114 Brown Street, Gaffney, South Carolina, widower of Mrs. More...

Karen Michelle Foster, services for former Nestle employee to be held Feb. 4

The life of Ms. Karen Michelle Foster, known as “Doey,” age, 47, of 409 East Junior High Road, Gaffney, South Carolina, came to a close on Friday, January 29, 2016, at Mary Black Healthcare System of Gaffney.  More...

Juanita Stroupe, Northside Baptist member was retired from textiles

Gaffney — Julia Juanita Mullinax Stroupe, 86, formerly of Brookview Healthcare, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

State News

Be wary of fake IRS calls at tax time, consumer watchdog agency advises

COLUMBIA — Imposter scams topped the list for the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) in 2015, accounting for more than two out of every five complaints.  More...

State prison officials still searching for escaped inmate

ROCK HILL, S.C. More...

GWU physician assistant student appreciates opportunity to serve patients

Christen MacKorell (’17) has Received Honors for Service, Leadership

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Christen MacKorell, class president of her Physician Assistant (PA) Studies cohort, is the first Gardner-Webb University PA student accepted into the North Carolina Medical Society's Leadership College through the Kanof In 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?