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Online ACT tests turn into a mess

96 percent of school districts report technical difficulties with ‘inadequate’ system

After most districts experienced online testing problems, State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman questioned the validity of 11th-grade student test scores released Thursday.  More...

LifeStyles

IT’S A ‘FAMILY TRADITION’ - Free Access

Gaffney native returning to her roots to produce latest film

Gaffney native Catherine Holly and boyfriend Fray Forde gained national attention earlier this year for their short film “Good Hair.” More...

Museum offering special ticket pricing to dinner theatre for students and teachers

The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum values both education and the arts, and they know the hard work and effort teachers and students put into their work each day. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Heyward Porter

Blacksburg, S.C. — Heyward William Porter, 93, formerly of 501 Pine Street, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Emmie Evans Rector

Gaffney, S.C. – Emmie Evans Rector, 89, formerly of 106 Eastwood Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Cheryl Miller

Mrs. Cheryl Bonner Miller, 63, of 2252 Mancke Drive, Rock Hill, S.C., was born in Cherokee County to Mary Magdalene Royal Bonner and Emory Joshua Bonner, Sr.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Will Trump be fourth consecutive president to lose Congress?

Tuesday’s election results suggest that Democrats have a reasonable chance of winning control of the House in 2018. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Dems’ tax demagoguery

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Democratic Party are trying to torpedo the biggest tax cut since 1986. More...

STAR PARKER

How Rep. Steve Cohen keeps his district poor

Last week, I testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, on HR 490, also known as the Heartbeat Bill.  The bill, introduced by Iowa Republican congressman Steve King, prohibits abortion of an unborn c More...

Police investigate shooting death in Gaffney - Free Access

Officers responding to a call of shots fired located a single victim in a vehicle about 9 p.m. More...

Non-residents no longer welcome at Lake Whelchel

Lake open to only county anglers beginning Jan. 1

Non-Cherokee County fishermen aren’t welcome.  In an effort to maintain a desirable fish population, the Gaffney Board of Public Works will ban non-Cherokee County residents from fishing at the utility’s Lake Whelchel.  The ban More...

County council District 1 post has new face

It’s official — Lyman Dawkins III is the new Cherokee County District I councilman.  Running unopposed, Dawkins received 97 percent of the vote during Tuesday’s general election.  More...

Local News

THE LEDGER IS PROPAGANDA?

THE LEDGER IS PROPAGANDA? — Hershel and DeeDee Scruggs recently vacationed in Havana, Cuba and shared a few photos. “They took our Gaffney Ledger. More...

Schools will open their doors to visitors next week

The Cherokee County School District will observe American Education Week on November 13-17.  The annual tagline, Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility, reflects the National Education Association’s calling upon America More...

COMING SOON

Children share their Christmas wish lists with Santa at a “Breakfast with Santa” event. More...

Sports

COMING TO AMERICA

Shealy blessed to live in America, play football after stay in orphanage

Growing up, Richard Gadagidigo didn't know a thing about football, nor anything about the United States. More...

Rivals meet again in big time playoff matchup today

GAFFNEY (7-4) VS. NORTHWESTERN (7-4)  Today 7:30 p.m.. — District 3 Stadium, Rock Hill   Two hot teams meet today at Rock Hill’s District 3 Stadium in the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs.  More...

LEDGER STAFF PREDICTS THIS WEEKEND’S GRIDIRON MATCHUPS

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National News

Church shooting victims face many obstacles in court

CHICAGO — Texas church shooting victims and their families could have a hard time successfully suing the government over the Air Force’s failure to submit the gunman’s criminal history to the FBI — a step that would have block More...

Unjust desserts: Suspect hands out doughnuts during robbery

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect robbing a Houston doughnut shop handed out doughnuts to customers whose cellphones he stole.  The Star-Telegram reports that the robbery happened at 3 p.m. on Oct. 16 at a Shipley's Do-Nuts. 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?