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Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney agrees to new 8-year contract - Free Access

Clemson University and Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney have agreed to a new eight-year contract through 2024, the athletic department announced today. More...

Ledger Live kicks off its 7th season - Free Access

Are you ready for some football? “Ledger Live” will kick off its seventh season with tonight’s (Friday) webcast of Gaffney’s home game against Union County at The Reservation. More...

LifeStyles

KNOW(2) hosting “Talk to Me” classes for parents this fall

Parents can help young children develop their speaking skills and word knowledge in new “Talk to Me” classes offered by KNOW(2) this fall.  Classes start Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. at Mary Bramlett Elementary and Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. More...

Miracle Hill, Daddy Joe’s team up for benefit lunch

Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ and Grill will be open Sunday, Sept. 10, as a fundraiser for Miracle Hill Rescue Mission in Cherokee County.  Miracle Hill is a nonprofit ministry which helps provide for the hurting and homeless. More...

Little Theatre holding auditions for The Lion King Jr.

Season premiere event to be held Saturday at the Capri

The Gaffney Little Theatre will be holding auditions for its upcoming performance, Disney’s The Lion King Jr., Saturday, Aug. 26-Monday, Aug. 28, 5 p.m. each night at the Little Theatre. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

LaMya Bradley

Miss Kamryn Montara LaMya Bradley of 115 Victor Drive Shelby, N.C. was welcomed into Heaven on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney in Gaffney, S.C. She was born on September 29, 2008 in Cleveland County, N.C. More...

James Alfred Peeler

Gray Court — James A. More...

Leeford Blanton

Gaffney, S.C. More...

Traffic accident victim succumbs to injuries - Free Access

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Sunday that a Greenville man injured in a head-on crash on Interstate 85 in Gaffney last week has died. More...

Duke Energy scraps Cherokee County nuclear power plant project

Will ask for rate increase to recoup costs

Duke Energy made it official Friday that it was once again abandoning Cherokee County at the altar when it comes to construction of a nuclear plant here — the second time Duke’s nuclear proposal for a McKowns Mountain site left someone jilted. More...

Take a video tour of the CAMIT facility - Free Access

Spartanburg Community College Executive Director Daryl Smith recently gave The Gaffney Ledger a virtual tour of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies (CAMIT) on its Cherokee County branch campus. More...

Local News

FLIPPED

A vehicle overturned during an accident last week at Cherokee Avenue and 6th Street in Gaffney but no serious injuries were reported. Gaffney firefighters were alerted to the accident at 7:23 a.m. More...

Blacksburg revises debris pickup policy; restricts items that town will collect

Blacksburg has set stricter rules on the amount and types of road debris it will collect as a town service for residents.  More...

Companies one step closer to tax breaks

Cherokee County Council moved forward Monday with tax incentive packages for three expansion projects.  Council passed second reading on a special source revenue credit for “Project Deja vu” and a fee-in-lieu for “Project Limes More...

Sports

Gaffney blanks Union County - Free Access

This one was for Cam. Playing for the first time at The Reservation since longtime assistant coach Cameron Brooks died in June after a short illness, the Gaffney Indians blanked rival Union County, 30-0, Friday in front of an emotional crowd - i More...

FAIR GAME

Fair demonstrates his versatility by impacting game in all 3 phases

Josh Fair doesn't come off the field.  He's on the field for kickoff and punt returns. And the senior wideout also starts at safety. Yes, Fair is a jack of all trades, or positions, for the Gaffney Indians.  More...

Indians face rival Union County in home opener

Rivals meet today at The Reservation looking for their first win of the season. Gaffney rallied with two fourth-quarter touchdowns before coming up a 2-point conversion short in a 35-33 loss at T.L. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

So, what’s the big deal about the eclipse?

There was a brief moment when I considered taking a personal day off work Monday so I could see the “Great American Solar Eclipse” in its full glory. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

By obsessing about extremes, media loses touch with America

The America portrayed on the evening news is unrecognizable to most Americans. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

IRS: Inappropriate rehiring service?

Would you hire someone who had falsified documents or been convicted of theft?  Probably not.  But then again, you’re not the IRS.  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?