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Trustees will mull options at Monday’s meeting

ATHLETIC FACILITIES STUDY

With $10.9 million in available building funds, school trustees have plenty of options to consider Monday when they continue discussions regarding a new athletic facility study done by architects. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone College’s third annual “SaintsGiving” event planned for Nov. 29

As part of the national “Giving Tuesday” initiative, Limestone College will host its third annual “SaintsGiving” event on November 29 as a way to celebrate generosity and to encourage giving.  The focus of this year&rsquo More...

Garden Club meets with beekeeper

Steve Bright (left), a certified beekeeper, is the Program Director for the Spartanburg Beekeepers Association. He gave a program to the Gaffney Garden Club on honey bee facts that was informative. More...

Red kettles now appearing around Cherokee County

The holiday season is upon us, and that means The Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles are making an appearance around town.  Cherokee County’s 2016 Kettle Kick-Off took place at Belk’s, in honor of their Charity Day. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carolyn Spencer

Gaffney, S.C. — Carolyn Diane Greene Spencer, 82, of 609 Montgomery Street, entered her home in Glory on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Mary Black Health Systems- Gaffney.  More...

Jerry Porter

Jerry Dean “Pop” Porter, 74, of Cowpens, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.  More...

Elaine Atkinson

Gaffney, S.C. — Elaine Ruppe Atkinson, 89, of 700 Buckshoals Road went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Head-on crash claims York man’s life

A York man was killed Saturday morning in a head-on collision near Blacksburg after the driver of a truck apparently fell asleep at the wheel, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. More...

Voter turnout here lower than expected

Cherokee County avoided major issues at the polls Tuesday, with the biggest headline grabbed by the number who didn’t vote.  Voter turnout in Cherokee County was 67.5 percent for Tuesday’s hotly-contested race between Donald Trump an More...

ONLINE Poll

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS  Who will you vote for in the Nov. 8 presidential election?   More...

Local News

FUTURE JOURNALISTS?

Village School of Gaffney fifth graders got a close look at the Gaffney Ledger printing press Thursday when Ledger staffer Moose Littlejohn took students on a guided tour. More...

What do Jesus, Kanye and Donkey Kong have in common?

Some county voters sought divine intervention Tuesday and felt Jesus would be better suited to represent the area than unopposed candidates on the election ballot.  Jesus was one of 184 write-in votes against state Sen. More...

VETERANS DAY PARADE

TOP PHOTO: Gaffney High Band of Gold members perform patriotic music Saturday during a parade held in observance of Veterans Day. More...

Sports

Tigers still have hope - Free Access

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Deshaun Watson knows No. 5 Clemson won't lose its championship mindset, even after its first regular-season loss in two years.  More...

Gaffney opens playoffs at Northwestern - Free Access

The state playoffs kickoff on Friday with Gaffney, the No. 4 seed in Region III, traveling to No. 1 seed in Region IV and defending state champion Northwestern.  The winner will take on the Hillcrest/Hanna winner in round 2.   More...

TOP 25 TURMOIL - Free Access

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov.  More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

If we say we want inclusiveness, let’s mean it and practice it

I am uplifted by Tuesday’s presidential election results because I believe we have a good chance to start turning things around in the country for the better, from economic issues to social issues and matters of national security and the rule o More...

IT’S JUST ME

It’s not easy being a college football fan

I wasn’t going to write a column today. I was going to take the week off and try to get over the grief and heartbreak I feel brought on by Tuesday’s presidential election. See, I’m a tenderhearted young thing and I can’t ... 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?