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HEY PARENTS!

The Gaffney Ledger is asking for pictures taken of kindergarten and 1st-grade students on the first day of school. More...

LifeStyles

Economic growth driven by arts and cultural engagement

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Gaffney Ledger has been running a series of stories on performing arts centers in relation to the proposed center in downtown Gaffney. More...

Daughters of the American Revolution participates in the liberation of Fort Thicketty

The Daniel Morgan Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution participated in the liberation of Fort Thicketty program held Saturday July 30, 2016.  More...

AmeriCorps VISTA intern to work with KNOW(2)

GAFFNEY, S.C. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John T. Poole

Spartanburg, S.C. — John Truman Poole, Sr. relinquished his suffering to begin an everlasting life with God, on August 10, 2016.  More...

Marilyn McMahan Oglesby

Columbia, S.C. – A Memorial Services for Marilyn M. Oglesby, 68, formerly of Spartanburg County will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2016 at New Prospect African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church 2235 Cannons Campground Road Spartanburg, SC. More...

Teresa Carroll

Smyrna — Teresa “Darlene” McDaniel Carroll, 52, of 647 Rock Cut Road, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016, at her home.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of James Gary Carroll and the daughter of the late Junior and Colleen Mul More...

State News

Road debris creating havoc and deaths on the highways

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - More than 200,000 crashes involved debris on U.S. More...

County awards $2.7 million paving contract

The dog days of summer are almost over and the clog days are about to begin — at least where county roads are concerned. More...

COMMUNITY MATTERS

Arts center wouldn’t be a money maker

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth in a series of analysis features regarding the proposed downtown performing arts center.) More...

Lake Whelchel facility could open by 2018 if voters OK referendum

“Play Ball” might be heard as early as the spring of 2018 at the Lake Whelchel recreational complex.  That’s if voters approve the advisory referendum in November that would give Cherokee   County Council the thumbs-up to More...

Local News

THREE TRANSPORTED

THREE TRANSPORTED — Three people were taken to area hospitals to be checked out following a Monday afternoon accident at Love Springs Road and Sunny Slope Drive. More...

Blacksburg waiting on Duke for decision on bleachers

The Cherokee County School District is waiting on a response from Duke Energy before it moves forward with plans to replace bleachers at the Blacksburg High stadium.  More...

Special event for children and parents at Chick-fil-A tonight

Parents are encouraged to talk with young children in a Cherokee County education project designed to help them develop their vocabulary and language skills.  More...

Sports

Iron City in the spotlight

Local football fans will have a rare opportunity to see Gaffney and Blacksburg on the same field today during the ninth annual Iron City Classic.  More...

Indians play poorly at Charlotte scrimmage

Even though the scrimmage was held on Wednesday, the Gaffney football team tried to shake off a serious case of the Mondays during an underwhelming performance at Charlotte Country Day High School. More...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

- Limestone College held its first place Thursday under new head coach Mike Furrey. As in past seasons, the majority of this year’s 121 player football roster is from the Carolinas. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Corruption probe doesn’t indict entire DOT

On the one hand, the recent indictments of three former state Department of Transportation employees and a contractor on corruption charges may seem to validate the concerns some have about an agency that has a troubled reputation.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Kay Allison Mayer and her children James Thomas and Allison Rose Mayer recently took a family vacation to Myrtle Beach and took along a copy of The Gaffney Ledger. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A couple of diehards, and I don’t mean the battery

Some reporters love national politics, or at least covering national politics. Count me out, though. 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?