November 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Confusing’ referendum kind of passed, but kind of didn’t

Voters on Tuesday approved a measure to fund a new recreation facility but rejected a referendum to give the Cherokee County Recreation District more money to maintain and operate it.  Confused?  So were the voters.  More...

LifeStyles

Israeli native finds home in Gaffney through baking

From mixing chemicals in one of Israel’s largest paint companies to mixing the ingredients in a German chocolate cake, Mariam Lovelace’s life has taken changes she never expected. More...

Pawbrokers Party to raise funds for Humane Society of Cherokee County

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping – or find unique jewelry for yourself – while benefiting the Humane Society of Cherokee County during the Sixth Annual Pawbrokers Party on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 4-8 p.m. More...

AAUW to meet Monday

The Gaffney Chapter of the American Association of University Women will hold its November meeting Monday, Nov. 14 at noon in the meeting room at House of Pizza. The guest speaker for the day is Ms. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Julie Moore

Gaffney, S.C. — Julie Ann Scates Moore, 62, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Harold Davis

Blacksburg — Harold Glenn Davis, 78, of 297 Wilderness Trail, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at his residence.  Born in Earl, he was the son of the late Robert and Ella Mae Rayfield Davis. Mr. More...

Viola Burris

Funeral services for Viola Burris will be Friday, 1 p.m., in Bethel Baptist Church. Internment will be in Limestone Cemetery. She will be in state in the church at 12 noon. The Gilmore Mortuary, www.gilmoresmortuary.com   More...

National News

Wildfires, smoke shroud southern end of Appalachian Trail

ATLANTA (AP) — All but a few of the nation's largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the South, where a relentless drought has turned pine trees into torches and forced evacuations in dozens of communities in the Appalachian foothills More...

N.C. closes Chimney Rock, other state parks due to wildfires

Several state parks in western North Carolina have been closed to allow additional staff and resources to be deployed to fight wildfires in South Mountains State Park and in and around Chimney Rock State Park, the N.C. More...

DRUMS ALIVE

Limestone-Central Elementary 1st-graders stay active in a “Drums Alive” lesson Wednesday in their physical education class. More...

Local News

Polo/Ralph Lauren store hit by shoplifters — again

Gaffney police are investigating yet another high-dollar amount shoplifting incident reported at a designer clothing store.  The latest incident at the Polo / Ralph Lauren outlet store at the Gaffney Premium Outlets occurred between 1:48 p.m. More...

100 PERCENT TURNOUT

Parent coordinator Brandon Watkins gives B.D. Lee Elementary School students instructions last Friday during a mock presidential election. More...

Sunday alcohol sales in city could start within 30 days

Sunday alcohol sales will be permissible in the city, possibly as soon as 30 days.  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said he expects it to take that long to certify the referendum results and turn in all the paperwork to the state Department o More...

Sports

So, now what? - Free Access

The announcement was made in Husky Stadium and the sellout crowd at the Washington-USC game roared. Pittsburgh 43, Clemson 42.  More...

Saints lose their finale - Free Access

The Limestone football team had hopes of finishing with its first winning record. More...

Pitt's upset leaves questions for Clemson - Free Access

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — James Conner's smile said it all — Pittsburgh was happy to once again shuffle up the national championship picture. "Hey, sorry to do that. More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Trump victory a rejection of bureaucrats-know -best government

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has been described with words like stunning, historic and unprecedented. Some view it with exhilaration and others with terror. The Republican Party is now More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Every day should be Veterans Day

There are times when it’s all I can do to bite my tongue and not become angry at the impatience and selfish behavior I often encounter on roads and in large crowds.  Last Saturday was one of those moments as a group of football fans became More...

LETTERS

The sun is shining more brightly, the birds are singing more sweetly  Dear Friends:  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?