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Council turns thumbs down to smoking ban

Gaffney City Council on Monday stomped out a smoking ban in restaurants, public buildings and parks.  Last month, the Gaffney City Council Smoke- Free Ordinance Committee instructed city staff to draft a sample ordinance after an arm of KNOW(2) More...

LifeStyles

A tradition unlike any other - Free Access

Lifestyles Editor Abbie Sossamon attended the Masters tournament for the first time Monday. She tells of her experience at Augusta National below. More...

Sports

Rodgers commits to IU

Blacksburg defensive back Elijah Rodgers verbally committed to Indiana Saturday on an unofficial visit over spring break.  Rodgers chose Indiana over scholarship offers from Purdue, BYU, Cincinnati,   Coastal Carolina, Bryant University, Co More...

SQUEEZE PLAY

A Limestone running back is sandwiched between two defensive players during the spring game last month. The Saints open the season on September 2 at 7 p.m. at NCAA Division I FCS member East Tennessee State University.   More...

Gaffney LB signs with Coastal Carolina

Gaffney’s Jaiden Clayton is a Chanticleer.  The linebacker said Monday he has accepted a scholarship offer from Coastal Carolina.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

South Carolina faces real problems with Real ID

State lawmakers are racing to bring South Carolina into compliance with the federal Real ID law so state residents won’t suddenly be barred from entering federal buildings or traveling on airplanes.  While we remain confident the S.C. More...

STEPHEN MOORE

Trump budget drains the swamp

Everyone in Washington hates Donald Trump’s new budget. So it must have something going for it. This is a budget plan that will surgically remove trillions of dollars of wasteful spending from the obese $3.9 trillion federal budget. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Hall of Success’ nominations needed

I think we all agree there is a perception among many that a quality education is unattainable in Cherokee County. There are also many who beg to differ. More...

Strong storms hit Southeast - Free Access

ATLANTA (AP) — A large tornado touched down in rural southwest Georgia on Wednesday, toppling trees and power lines as dangerous storms battered the Deep South with heavy rain and ha More...

County spared brunt of storm; another wave to move through here Wednesday

While Cherokee County was spared the full wrath of a powerful storm system that passed over the region Monday, emergency officials and fire departments were bracing for the potential for more bad weather Wednesday. More...

Local News

Increasing calls forces volunteer fire departments to hire help

Faced with ever-increasing call volumes and the reality that volunteers might not always be close by during usual weekday working hours, Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department recently took the huge step of hiring part-time drivers.  More...

Cherokee County health ranking shows significant improvement

Cherokee County has steadily made improvements on county health rankings released annually by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com.  Tuesday Woman’s Club   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nita McGill

Mrs. Nita Dawkins McGill, 65, of 328 Cresthaven Drive, transitioned to eternity on Saturday, April 1, in her home.  Wife of James Otis McGill, Sr., she was born in Cherokee County and was a daughter of the late Cluff Dawkins, Jr. More...

Carl Dowdle

Mr. Carl Nathan Dowdle, age 62, of 128 Mount Pleasant Road, Spartanburg, S.C., answered the Master’s call on Monday afternoon, April 3, 2017, at 1:55 P.M. at Regional Hospice Home, Spartanburg.  More...

Sherman Adams

Funeral service for Mr. Sherman Louis Adams, age 71, of 420 Marion Avenue, Gaffney, S.C., husband of Mrs. Jennis Adams, will be held on Saturday, April 8, at 3 p.m. at Philadelphia Baptist Church with Dr. Danny L. More...

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