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‘The Donald’ will be here Thursday

Donald Trump is coming to Gaffney. The presidential hopeful is scheduled to hold a rally at Broad River Electric Co-Op Auditorium on Thursday. Details of the event are still unfolding but it’s expected to begin at 6 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

“Dog Sees God” coming to Limestone Theatre Feb. 18-20

Limestone College Theatre will present “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” during a three-night run Feb. More...

Gaffney girl crowned Miss Columbia

Sydney Ford of Gaffney is the new Miss Columbia 2016. The 21-year-old was crowned January 10 at Lexington Middle School. She will compete in a week-long competition for the crown of Miss South Carolina in Columbia with the winner crowned on June 25. More...

Rock Hill Native Keasha Currence wins title of Miss Limestone College

Senior Keasha Currence, a 22-year-old native of Rock Hill, was crowned Miss Limestone College 2016 during a pageant held on Saturday, Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Penni Griffin - Free Access

First Lady of Limestone College

Gaffney, SC -- Penni Oncken Griffin, social worker, educator, and First Lady of Limestone College, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Jeremy Gee - Free Access

Blacksburg — Jeremy Ryan Gee, 23, of 104 North Chester Street, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at his residence. More...

Scott (Cowboy) Childers, loved the Washington Redskins

Gaffney, SC — Marcus Scott (Cowboy) Childers, 58, of 160 Shady Lane, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg.  More...

Who gets your vote?

Local residents express their views as primary draws near

Presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson made his second campaign stop in Gaffney on Tuesday in the march toward Saturday’s primary election.  More...

GOP race drawing most absentee interest

If absentee ballots are any indication, there seems to be more interest in the Republican Party Presidential Primary than its Democratic counterpart.  As of Tuesday afternoon, 180 registered voters have cast absentee ballots in the GOP primary c More...

Local News

Colonial Pipeline donates truck to Blackburg VFD

What’s better than a good deal on a truck?  The answer for members at the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department was “a free truck.”  More...

PANCAKES, ANYONE

PANCAKES, ANYONE — Cameron Koonts flips pancakes Saturday morning at a pancake breakfast held by Gaffney High students at First Baptist Church in Gaffney. More...

‘Flash freeze’ results in 24 documented traffic accidents

Like a light bulb switching off, roadways in some portions of Cherokee County went from normal to solid black ice Monday evening leading to a very busy night for emergency responders.  More...

Sports

‘Cats on upset alert after last year’s early exit

The Blacksburg Wildcats want to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself today. A year ago, Saluda shocked the top seeded Wildcats, 81-68, in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs. More...

Lady Jackets sting Gaffney

Higher-seeded Lady Indians suffer another first-round exit

After being held to just seven points in the first quarter, T.L. Hanna bounced back with a stellar final three quarters to earn a 64-61 upset of No. 2 seed Gaffney in the opening round of the Class AAAA girls playoffs Tuesday. More...

Davis gets snub from NFL combine

Only one player from the Coastal Division Champion North Carolina Tar Heels will be among the 300 players taking part in the NFL scouting combine. And his name isn’t Quinshad Davis. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Mudslinging is not a recent phenomenon

Political campaigns in general and presidential campaigns in particular can get quite hostile, to say the least.  I find this ironic for a group — politicians — that tries so very hard to show how noble they are when in session.  More...

THEIR VIEW

More evidence DOT reform is needed

If there is any need for more evidence South Carolina’s Department of Transportation needs to be reformed and more funding is needed to upgrade the state’s infrastructure, consider a report in the Greenville News on Feb. 7.  More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Evangelicals are not the boogeyman

I realize that as an evangelical Christian I have a dog in this fight, but I want to say a few words about evangelicals and the unfortunate effort afoot to make them the political boogeyman.  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?