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Ledger earns 9 SCPA awards

The Gaffney Ledger received nine awards Saturday for its news coverage and photography in the annual South Carolina Press Association contest.  More...

Awards dinner held to honor Oscar winners

There was no suspense when KNOW(2) celebrated its Oscar winners Thursday evening. More...

LifeStyles

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com. Relay for Life More...

Limestone College gets spotlight in “House of Cards” episode

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. More...

AKA Sorority celebrates Founders’ Day

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was founded on the campus of Howard University in 1908. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances Higgins

former director of Peach Center Ministries

Gaffney, SC — Mary Frances Scruggs Higgins, 77, of 304 Sycamore Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at her residence. More...

Luna White,

retired LPN

Gaffney — 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...

Lib Westbrooks,

retired from Oxford Industries

Gaffney— Elizabeth Ramsey Westbrooks, 77, formerly of 178 Coyl Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

Explosions rock Brussels airport, subway; 26 reported dead - Free Access

LORNE COOK, Associated Press JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press    More...

SC has spent about $40M since 2010 to settle road claims - Free Access

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Dollar Tree begins hiring process

Dollar Tree has begun hiring people as it staffs up a newly built distribution center. According to the workforce training program readySC, Dollar Tree is looking to fill jobs in general warehousing, such as picking/ packaging and forklift drivers. More...

Man accused of peeping into 11-year-old girl’s room

A Gaffney man listed on the South Carolina sex offender registry was arrested March 16 after he allegedly was caught looking into an 11- year-old girl’s bedroom window. More...

Local News

Legislators approve bill to strengthen arson law

Firefighters are hailing a decision by state legislators to re-sharpen the teeth of the state’s law on arson. More...

Woman charged with cruelty to children after positive drug test

A City of Gaffney police detective filed a cruelty to children charge against a Holly Street woman.  More...

Church issues invitation to Tenebrae service

Limestone Presbyterian Church

To impress on the minds and hearts of believers the awful consequences of sin and the magnitude of the Savior’s sacrifice, the ancient church held a special service, called Tenebrae, in the last days of Holy Week, usually on Thursday. More...

Sports

Gaffney track members place in top 3 at Viking meet - Free Access

The Gaffney High Boys and Girls traveled to Spartanburg on March 15 to compete against Spartanburg Viking and Union County. The score for the boys was Spartanburg 123, Gaffney 27, Union County 27.  More...

Gaffney golfers make statement

The Gaffney boys golf team traveled to Georgia over the weekend and topped all but one team from Georgia and South Carolina to finish second at the prestigious GA/SC Cup.  The 36-hole tournament was played in Alpharetta, Ga., and hosted the top More...

Lady Indians top Broome

Olivia Henson put her bat and arm to good use on Thursday.  Henson scattered three hits, struck out nine and helped her own cause with a solo homer to power the Gaffney softball team to a 4-1 win over Broome on Thursday. More...

Letters

DAVID LIMBAUGH

An open letter to Sen. Marco Rubio

When I read that Marco Rubio had said that Ted Cruz is the only conservative left in the Republican presidential primary race, it reinforced my decision to write Rubio an open letter urging his endorsement of Sen. Cruz.  More...

THEIR VIEW

State should consider tobacco tax hike

A recent survey by the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative shows broad support for another increase in the state’s cigarette tax, with 73 percent of those surveyed favoring an increase.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Why do we use our phones so much? Because we can

I was getting ready to turn onto Floyd Baker Boulevard from the post office parking lot when I noticed a woman in a small brown car go by. She was talking on her cell phone. 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?