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Mike Buffington is Co-Publisher, Mainstreet Newspapers, Inc. Jefferson, GA. His son, Clark Buffington, has been a seizure patient for 15 years. More...

LifeStyles

Wanted: young singers for talent concert fundraiser

Three years ago local vocal coach Jennifer Robbins was inspired to have her voice students do something to give back to the community. More...

SHADY GROVE RECOGNIZES STUDENTS -

Shady Grove Baptist Church Education Committee recognized and presented awards to students with outstanding achievement during the third nine weeks during Youth Day service on March 13. More...

WHAT’S UP

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Peggy Aldridge

Gaffney — Peggy A. Aldridge, 81, of Gaffney went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 24, 2016. More...

Lena Steward, retired from textiles

Gaffney, SC — Lena Belle (Cootie) Scates Steward, 90, formerly of Grove Avenue, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Magnolia Manor of Spartanburg.  More...

Mattie Wylie, retired from Champion Textiles

Gaffney, SC — Mattie Lee Wylie, 81, 721 W. Smith Street, Gaffney, and formerly of Blacksburg, died March 22, 2016, at Mary Black of Gaffney. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Lottie Mae Wylie Richards. More...

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see drugs as a big problem - Free Access

LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press       More...

Debate continues to rage about pot’s medicinal value

Opinions on the legalization of cannabis (marijuana) are as cut and dried as they come: You are either for it or you are against it.  When you add the phrase “for medical use,” opposition diminishes, but hardly disappears.  One More...

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

“AS FAR as medical marijuana, I’m sure there are people that marijuana might help relieve their pain, however, my 44 years of law enforcement experience tells me otherwise. More...

Local News

Students getting job skills

Spartanburg Community College has partnered with the local adult education program to help students learn new job skills while they finish their high school education.  More...

WOMAN INJURED

A woman was taken to Mary Black Health System — Gaffney following an accident last week at East Montgomery and South Petty streets in Gaffney that police said was caused by the driver of a pick More...

Man gets 15 years on meth charges

A 37-year-old Gaffney man entered into a plea agreement Tuesday that sent him to state prison for 15 years.  More...

Sports

Passing the Time: GHS invited to Powerade tourney

Indians to participate in 32-team tourney with teams from Va., Ga., and Tenn.

The spread offense and a good game of throw-and-catch will take the Gaffney Indians to Charlotte this summer.  The Indians are among 32 teams invited to play in the Powerade Regional Championship Tournament from Thursday, July 14 to Saturday, Ju More...

BHS softball drops pair of region tilts

Blacksburg High softball had a rough week, with a pair of region losses.  On Tuesday, the Lady Wildcats were blanked by Landrum, 24-0.  Blacksburg had one hit by Bailey Morgan.  Blacksburg got off to a better start Wednesday before fal More...

No. 1 Saints score season high 27 goals in win

Kevin Reisman recorded the quickest goal to start a game in NCAA Division II history.  His teammates took care of things after that as the No. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

A mind-altering legal tangle

I’m going to grow a marijuana plant.  That’s probably not legal in Georgia. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Birthdays are precious things

Birthdays are meant to be celebrated.  There are many adults who will disagree with this statement. 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?