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No re-election bid for longtime councilwoman

Blacksburg Town Council member Janie Wilson is stepping down after 16 years while fellow council member Darren Janesky had no opposition as of press time Thursday.  Wilson has served on Blacksburg town council since 2000. More...

LifeStyles

Annual Flag Day Ceremony to be held tonight

The City of Gaffney’s annual Flag Day Retirement Ceremony will be held June 10 at 6 p.m. More...

Local couple writes book on creating God-centered marriage

Arguing every day and facing a breaking point, Stephanie and Luther Boyette knew they had to do something if they wanted their marriage to survive. More...

WARRIOR PRIDE

WARRIOR PRIDE - Granard Middle School is awarding Warrior Pride Scholarships to 14 GHS graduating students totaling $7,000. Each student will receive $500. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nancy Reece

December 1, 1934 - June 4, 2016  Norfolk, VA - Nancy Brown Reece, 81, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord on June 4, 2016, with her husband at her side. Nancy was born in Glendale, SC to the late Horace and Addie Mae Hixson Brown. More...

Quintin Maurice Littlejohn

Mr. Quintin Maurice Littlejohn, known as Butchie to his family, church members and friends, age 56, of 104 Zelure Road, Gaffney, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at his residence.  More...

Dr. R. R. Steuer, Jr., MD

Black Mountain, NC — Dr. R. R. Steuer, Jr., MD, 89, of 200 Tabernacle Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  More...

National News

Court rules against guns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dealing a blow to gun supporters, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Americans do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed weapons in public.  More...

Gunman shoots victim in back

City of Gaffney police on Thursday were continuing to hunt for clues in the Wednesday morning shooting of a 47-yearold Gaffney man who reportedly remains in the hospital.  Steedely Daniel Jefferies, of 700 Dogwood Drive, sustained a single gunsh More...

Multiple charges filed against alleged fugitive

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized almost an ounce of methamphetamine, guns and a large amount of cash when they arrested a Kings Mountain, N.C., woman on a fugitive from justice warrant Wednesday afternoon.   More...

Local News

Tank Branch residents concerned about councilman’s property

Drug deals, abandoned and substandard buildings and rats scurrying through the neighborhood.  Those are some of the problems Tank Branch residents who attended a community meeting Tuesday told City of Gaffney council members, staff and police ab More...

2014 write-in candidate in dispute with ethics commission

While he says he wasn’t running for office and never campaigned for the job, a 2014 write-in campaign in a Gaffney man’s name could prove very costly.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

l An estimated $1,000 in hit-and-run damage was reported after a Limestone College-owned vehicle was struck on College Drive.  More...

Sports

Rhatigan named Lacrosse Magazine Player of Year - Free Access

Coming off a 100-point season, senior attack Kyle Rhatigan (Holbrook, N.Y.) was named the 2016 Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division II Player of the Year while also earning a spot on the Lacrosse Magazine All-American Team.   More...

Wright commits to College of Charleston

Gaffney High rising senior Houston Wright has many fond memories of his high school baseball days.  Wright hopes to make more memories at the next level after verbally committing to the College of Charleston on Tuesday.  The College of Char More...

AMERICAN LEGION WRAPUP

Hot hitting Post 109 seniors are a perfect “10” and 0

In the early part of the season most coaches expect the top of the batting order to be hitting well with the bottom of the order still developing.  But for the Post 109 senior legion team, hitters 1 through 9 are all off to good starts with a te More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Re-awakening my interest in baseball

Baseball is often called America’s great pasttime. Like many kids, I spent hours with a baseball and a glove when I was growing up. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Clinton starts general election with lead and momentum

As the General Election season begins, Democrat Hillary Clinton has both a lead over Republican Donald  Trump and momentum.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

  James Crawford of Gaffney (right) took a copy of The Gaffney Ledger with him when he traveled to Wyoming last week. During the trip, Crawford and his good friend Billy sommerville ran The Grand Teton Half marathon. 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?