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TWO MEN HURT

Two men were taken for medical treatment following a Monday morning accident on Providence Road in Gaffney. More...

County employees will get immediate pay raise

Cherokee County employees will be seeing an immediate hefty 4 percent pay raise. More...

GHS Wish Week to help dreams come true

Gaffney High School students will start a wish week Friday to help make dreams come true for kids who suffer from life-threatening illnesses.  The school’s Beta Clubs and Teacher Cadets have organized a week filled with fundraising activit More...

LifeStyles

2016 Irish Fest Schedule of Events

The annual Irish Fest sponsored by the Gaffney Downtown Business Association is this Saturday, March 12. Festivities kick off at 8 a.m. with the fourth annual 5K run/walk “Run for the Clovers” and continue until 2 p.m. More...

STUDENTS MEET CLINTON

STUDENTS MEET CLINTON - Jacques White and Private Terrell Allen, both of Cherokee County and students at USC Upstate, had the opportunity to meet President Bill Clinton when he visited Upstate on Feb More...

Volunteers give church a makeover

Thanks to several skilled volunteers, the sanctuary of Salvation Army of Cherokee County has had a bit of a facelift in the past month.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gladys Finley

Chesnee, SC — Gladys Hamrick Finley, 93, formerly of 556 Keg Town Mill Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Magnolia Manor in Inman. More...

Gerald Reynolds

Gaffney, SC — Gerald Charles Reynolds, 73, formerly of 614 Fairview Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Peachtree Centre. More...

Betty Sizemore Spencer

Gaffney, SC - - Betty Jean Sizemore Spencer, 80, of 262 Hampshire Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Breaking News - 3/9/2016 2:43 PM

Republicans reject powerful colleague in SC roads debate - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republicans in the Senate on Wednesday rebuffed a proposal by the chamber's leader for a bond issue of up to $2 billion to upgrade and repair South Carolina interstates.  More...

Breaking News - 3/9/2016 11:55 AM

Sex offender in Cherokee County leader of Charlotte's bathroom battle - Free Access

The Charolotte Observer reported today that “The former president of Charlotte’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce has resigned after he came under fire from a conservative group, which noted that he is on a sex offender list and questioned his role in suppor More...

Breaking News - 3/9/2016 6:29 AM

Blacksburg OKs $3 million budget

By SCOTT POWELL  Ledger Staff Writer  spowell@gaffneyledger.com  More...

City moves ahead with arts center

Seemingly unfazed by mounting opposition from people who packed council chambers, Gaffney City Council on Monday moved forward with plans to build a $5 million performing arts center with the help of a fundraising consultant.  More...

Judge sets bond for second defendant in murder case

A Circuit Court judge granted bond Monday for a Gaffney woman accused of participating in the attempted robbery and murder of a Gaffney man last year.  More...

Local News

MARCH FOR MEALS

MARCH FOR MEALS — Shag Stepp, left, owner of Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ, is shown here with Tom Crabtree of WSPA and his son-in-law, and Terry Dennis, Cherokee County Meals on Wheels exe More...

10 years for drugs

A 40-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to several drug offenses.  Brian Lee Davidson, formerly of Nature’s Trail, initially was charged with trafficking methamphetamine but was allowed to More...

Sheriff’s office gets additional responsibilities

Fines and fees for animal control violations has shifted to the sheriff’s office.  Cherokee County Council on Monday approved the administration’s plan to move animal control responsibilities to the county sheriff’s office.&nb More...

Sports

A March Madness Fixture

Different roster, same destination for coach Corey Fox and the Limestone women’s basketball team

It’s all happening again.  The flashy guards. The 20-win seasons - make that the 30-win season. More...

Walking (on) to Winthrop

Walk-ons - willingly - take on the responsibilities of the full-time college basketball player - the workouts, the training tables, the long trips - with none of the benefits.  No scholarship. No televised fame. More...

Indians net tourney win

The Gaffney High boys tennis team began the season on a winning note.  The Indians won the Zaxby’s Invitational on Saturday and downed Boiling Springs to open the season on Monday.  “I’m real proud of the guys,” Gaff More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Just how far would you go to change things?

Last week I discussed problems facing the United States as a whole.  Today, I want to bring that thought closer to home.  What’s the issue that most concerns YOU today?  It could be international, national, regional, statewide or More...

THEIR VIEW

A good law to aim for

We were enjoying lunch at a North Augusta, S.C., restaurant recently when a potentially violent incident nearly broke out.  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?