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CITY BUDGET

Employees will get pay raise; no repair plan for Irene Pool

The paychecks for city employees will be a little fatter in the new fiscal year. More...

LifeStyles

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame inducts Marching Saints staff member

Limestone College’s marching band now has a hall of fame member on its staff.  Bobby Jones with the Marching Saints was recently inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame.  The Limestone band contracts with Jones as a drill writ More...

ALTRUSA MONTHLY MEETING

ALTRUSA MONTHLY MEETING - Amy Crotzer, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Cherokee County, was the guest presenter during Altrusa International of Gaffney’s monthly meeting on May 10 More...

Shady Grove Baptist Church to celebrate 135th anniversary

The Shady Grove Baptist Church Family of 712 Green River Road will celebrate their 135th Church Anniversary on Sunday, May 22 during the 11 a. m. worship service.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eula Johnson

Eula Mae Johnson, 84, of Charlotte, NC answered the Master’s call Friday, May 13, 2016 in Carolinas Medical Center.  More...

Steve Dowdle

Gaffney, SC — Stephen (Steve) Terrell Dowdle, 63, of 255 Drucilla Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis, NC.  More...

Mary Powell

Mrs. Mary Ann Hemphill Powell, 96, of Flint, Michigan, entered eternal rest on May 9 in Flint.  Widow of Richard Powell, she was born in Gaffney and was a daughter of the late Ebb and Hattie Vanlue Hemphill.  More...

National News

Veteran ‘60 Minutes’ newsman Morley Safer dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Morley Safer, the veteran “60 Minutes” correspondent who was equally at home reporting on social injustices, the Orient Express and abstract art, and who exposed a military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early ro More...

Cowpens man killed in Old Georgia Highway wreck - Free Access

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a 30-year-old Cowpens man was killed in a single vehicle collision early Saturday morning. Fowler identified the victim as Christopher Bryant McClenaghan of 276 Spoozer Mill Road. More...

Contains nearly $17,0000

Briefcase full of cash found in dumpster

A thief or thieves who broke into two vehicles in Anderson County, and then dumped evidence in Gaffney apparently missed the biggest part of the booty.  On Wednesday, an employee at a Gaffney Premium Outlets store discovered a woman’s purs More...

Man sentenced after admitting having sex with girl, 14

A 23-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced as a youthful offender Wednesday after admitting he engaged in sex with a 14-year-old girl in November 2014.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Several guns were reported stolen following a May 18 burglary at a Lower Deal Street, Blacksburg, home. More...

Gaffney Chick-fil-A will host father-son overnight campout June 10 in parking lot

Chick-fil-A in Gaffney will transform its parking lot into an overnight camping trip June 10 so fathers and sons can spend some quality time together.  The eatery will hold its fifth “Father-Son” campout from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. More...

Police seize poker machines

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office seized six poker machines from a Cowpens business during a Monday evening investigation.  More...

Sports

Saints host Tampa in national semis - Free Access

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Boys of Summer are Back

Post 109 opens season with strong staff and hopes of returning to state tourney

While the American Legion Post 109 senior team returns several experienced players, there will be a new leading man.  Make that, new leadoff man.  Catalyst Chris Clary has used up his eligiblity but Region III Co-Player of the Year Bryson W More...

Wildcats to showcase more diverse offense at tonight’s spring game

Blacksburg football players will square off in a competitive spring game this evening in T.A. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Save a buggy each time you go shopping

Without sounding like I’m making an endorsement of a specific business, I can’t but help marvel at one business practice that should be universally mandated.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Livia and Graham Hazlette of Gaffney and their grandson Justin Collins of Chicago are shown with a copy of The Gaffney Ledger on their recent vacation to St. Augustine, Fla. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Freedom vs. the bureaucracy

Nothing unites Americans more than the belief that each of us has the right to live our lives as we see fit so long as we don’t interfere with the rights of others to do the same. 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?