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Sen. Peeler will face opposition in election

Candidate filing has started for Cherokee County Councll and the General Assembly.  The biggest surprise might be that Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler will face a challenge from Boiling Springs resident Charles Kennett Price, who filed in More...

LifeStyles

SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making them perform tricks

Finally bowing to years of public pressure, SeaWorld announced Thursday that it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, and soon stop making them perform theatrical tricks.  SeaWorld’s 29 orcas will remain on display at the company&r More...

Groundhogpalooza at The Salvation Army

The local Salvation Army’s women’s fellowship group, known as ‘The Home League’ recently held their second annual Groundhogpalooza celebration. To test their knowledge, Lt. More...

CELEBRITY READERS

CELEBRITY READERS - Northwest Elementary School recently celebrated Read Across America Week, an annual reading motivational program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Luna White

Gaffney, SC — Luna Mae Bell White, 96, formerly of Elm Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Brookview Healthcare. More...

Harvey Peterson, retired from textiles

Gaffney — Harvey Lee “Junior” Peterson, 63, of 4564 Wilkinsville Highway, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at his residence.  More...

Faye Parris, retired third grade teacher

Gaffney, SC — Faye Wellmon Parris, 86, of 1413 Wilkinsville Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Other News

Federal government not finding requested documents - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to providing government records the public is asking to see, the Obama administration is having a hard time finding them.  More...

Indiana Jones fans rejoice

NEW YORK (AP) — "Indiana Jones" is swinging back into theaters with Harrison Ford reprising the iconic role and Steven Spielberg directing.  More...

Fire breaks out at Duke hydro station

Multiple fire departments were scrambled Wednesday evening when a fire broke out at Duke Energy’s 99 Islands Hydroelectric Station in Blacksburg. More...

City moving forward with budget process

City officials will move forward with the 2017 budget process when department heads submit their final budget requests next month.  The requests are due April 7, according to a budget calendar released by Gaffney Administrator James Taylor.&nbs More...

AND THE OSCAR GOES TO ...

KNOW(2) handed out its own Oscar(s) awards Thursday to recognize outstanding community service and volunteer work by local residents. Pictured are (left to right) Rising Star Award - Allie Little; Best Supporting Actor - Rev. More...

Local News

Limestone featured in 'House of Cards' episode - Free Access

The fourth season of the highly-popular Netflix television series “House of Cards” has started streaming, and Limestone College was prominently featured recently in Episode 3.The show features fictitious character Francis “Frank” Underwood, a Gaffney More...

IN A GAFFNEY MINUTE

  IN A GAFFNEY HIGH MINUTE — Gaffney High Beta Club members and Teacher Cadets raced into the stands for a “Miracle Minute” Friday during a school assembly in an attempt to collect as much money in a minute as possible for Make More...

No changes at the top expected

Most Cherokee County principals and school district administrators are expected to return to their same positions next school year. More...

Sports

Recreation league holds player clinic Saturday - Free Access

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

F5 strikes Gaffney football team

Winter workouts stress physical conditioning and mental toughness

The Gaffney High football players' season has been over for months.  But that doesn't mean the Indians have been vegetating on their couches.  For the past several weeks, the players have been sweating and grunting, lifting and running, as More...

Lady Indians hammer York, 9-1

The Gaffney High softball team had an easy time with York on Tuesday.  Olivia Henson scattered three hits and struck out 10 to help the Lady Indians improve to 2-0 in the region with a 9-1 win over the Lady Cougars.  Gaffney put the game aw More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Rubbernecking wreck-causers

When the Oracle of Omaha speaks, a lot of people tend to listen. The “Oracle” is Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world known for making very smart investments. More...

SCOTT RASMUSSEN

Voters have defeated the establishment, now to decide nominee

After years of pushing unwelcome candidates on an unhappy conservative base, the GOP Establishment has been soundly defeated in 2016. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Heads must roll at the CDC

Consumer Reports is sounding the alarm about a vicious infection raging through hospitals, even prestigious academic medical centers such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and Ohio’s Cleveland 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?