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FRESH PRODUCE

While dry weather has forced some farmers such as Patty Jackson, of Sunset Farms near Cowpens National Battlefield, to rely on irrigation a lot more frequently right now, she was still able to bring a very colorful harvest to the City of Gaffney Farm More...

LifeStyles

Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana - Free Access

LONDON (AP) — It was a typical phone call between two boys and their mother, who was on vacation in France. It was brief — the boys wanted to get back to playing with their cousins, not spend time on the phone chatting. More...

Sports

Gaffney, Blacksburg quarterbacks visit Indiana together - Free Access

Elijah Rodgers committed to Indiana University in April. When he returned to the school Monday, he was joined by his close friend Gaffney quarterback Tyshun Sarratt. More...

Post 109 eliminated from state tournament - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com  More...

Wildcat linemen bullish at FCA passing camp

Three Blacksburg linemen were kings of the bull pull July 21 as the Wildcats wrapped up a 7-on-7 passing team camp hosted by Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Spartanburg.  More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Our national culture: What’s up, what’s down

One of the upsides to the Internet? All that information.  One of the downsides? All that information. Tons of it, spread all over the place. And who knows what’s reliable and what isn’t?  More...

BETSY MCCAUGHEY

A winning strategy to repeal Obamacare

When President Ronald Reagan was asked why he settled for a 5 percent tax cut in 1981, half what he had proposed, he answered that “half a loaf is better than none.” That’s good advice right now.  More...

IT’S JUST ME

Lie still and put your face in the horseshoe

I’ve never been one for pain tolerance.  Pain is not a good thing; therefore, I refuse to tolerate it.  If you are a regular reader of this column (please read my column or else I might get a complex) then you’ll recall that las More...

Breaking News - 7/24/2017 2:47 PM

Company Creating More Than 150 Jobs At New Logistics Operation in Spartanburg County - Free Access

The new facility in Greer will focus on providing logistics services for automotive industry. Hiring is expected to start in October. More...

Pair of fires considered arsons

The City of Gaffney fire marshal and police are investigating two Saturday morning fires that occurred just two blocks apart, both of which have been deemed to be intentionally set.  Luckily, neither of the structures were occupied and no injuri More...

Housing starts up dramatically from a year ago

The local housing market has been as hot as the weather during the first six months of 2017.  From January through June, new housing starts in the county rose 27 percent from the same period a year ago.  More...

District 3 voters will elect new BPW commissioner Tuesday

The two candidates seeking to fill the unexpired term on the Gaffney Board of Public Works in Tuesday’s special election agree on one thing - more has to be done to help the elderly and low-wage earners pay their power bills.  Rosa Webber More...

Local News

Professor will be in the dark on Aug. 21

A NASA connection will place Limestone College education professor Dr. Shelly Meyers at one of the best places to watch a total solar eclipse.  More...

ROOF WORK

Construction workers cut sheets of roofing material to place on the new B.D. Lee Elementary School. The new school is scheduled to open in August of 2018. It is being built behind the existing school.   More...

County’s jobless rate up to 4.8 percent from 4.2 percent in May

South Carolina’s otherwise red-hot job market didn’t appear to keep pace with the weather in June, as the state reported a drop in the number of people working.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Sellars

Gaffney, S.C. — Virginia Elmore Sellars, 95, formerly of Crestmont Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Betty Painter

Chesnee, S.C. — Betty Jean Smith Painter, 87, of 7893 Parris Bridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Elaine Watts

Gaffney, S.C. — Elaine Williams Watts, 69, of 123 Laurel Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

State News

Child abuse, animal abuse - Free Access

Child Abuse   More...

North Carolina teens stole 43 guns from South Carolina store - Free Access

Two North Carolina teens have admitted they drove a van through the doors of a South Carolina gun store and stole 43 weapons. More...

Clemson student’s social media post about his dad goes viral

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — It was a simple, yet moving post. More...

National News

McCain's return cheers fellow Republican senators - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Applause and whoops greeted Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, as he returned to the Capitol on Tuesday to vote for moving ahead on legislation to dismantle Obamacare. 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?