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Businessman accused of impersonating an officer ...

... But he insists he did nothing wrong

A prominent Gaffney businessman was arrested for allegedly impersonating a public officer following a June 24 traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Georgia.  More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney’s got talent

Cloggers from Southern Dance Academy appear on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”

After four “yeses” and a hug from Howie Mandel, a group of cloggers from the Southern Dance Academy (SDA) are on their way to round two of “America’s Got Talent” (AGT).  More...

SUMMER FUN

SUMMER FUN - Liam Dill (above left) and Landon Wyatt participate in a water balloon toss and Taylor Miller (right) catches a water balloon during the ‘KidOlympics’ at Limestone Presbyteri More...

Sheraton Loop prepares for 16th annual golf cart parade

Residents of a Gaffney neighborhood are busy shining up and decorating their golf carts as they prepare for the 16th annual Sheraton Loop Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade.  More then 25 carts will make up the lineup for the parade that will begi More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas Reid

Deacon Thomas Randolph Reid, age 71, of 212 Camellia Circle, Gaffney, South Carolina, widower of Mrs. Naomi Littlejohn Reid, answered the Master’s call on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at his residence.  More...

David Mullinax

Gaffney, SC — David Martin Mullinax, 55, of 157 Deerwood Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Magnolia Lockaby

Magnolia Elizabeth Smith Lockaby, 96, of Belton, widow of Reverend Dr. George W. More...

State News

Tour of Faiths explores religion in Greenville

Atlantic Institute event to tour places of worship for Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism

GREENVILLE, South Carolina- The Greenville chapter of The Atlantic Institute will be holding their annual Tour of Faiths event in the Greenville area during July 2016.  More...

National News

Here come the virtual reality Olympics ... for Samsung users

NEW YORK (AP) — Athletes in Rio will compete to be the fastest sprinter and highest jumper at the Olympics this August. But there’s another test underway as well: How well can virtual reality capture sporting events?  More...

Suicide by job: Farmers, lumberjacks, fisherman top list

Rates highest in manual laborers who face unsteady employment

NEW YORK (AP) — Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen kill themselves most often among workers in the U.S., according to a large new study that shows enormous differences of suicide rates across jobs.  More...

City mourns sudden loss of councilman

Gaffney City Councilman Tom Reid, whose smiles and serving spirit put him in office for nearly 20 years, died unexpectedly Wednesday at his home.  The Vietnam War veteran and Norfolk and Southern Railroad retired official was 71 .  More...

3 pills send junk yard owner to prison

The owner of a Gaffney scrap yard was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday after a jury in Cherokee County General Sessions Court found him guilty of distributing prescription drugs to a confidential informant for police.  More...

CLOSED MONDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.  We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 5.  Have a safe and happy holiday weekend and God bless the U.S.A.   More...

Local News

Celebrity pie baker to judge peach dessert contest

National pie champion Francine Bryson will serve as a peach dessert contest judge July 8 during the South Carolina Peach Festival kickoff party.  More...

Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct

A 33-year-old Blacksburg man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to having criminal sexual conduct with a young girl in Gaffney in 2015.  More...

Petition started to stop alcohol sales

A local pastor who spent years in law enforcement before being called to shepherd is gathering a flock of local residents not only opposed to allowing Sunday alcohol sales in Gaffney but also alcohol sales the other six days of the week.  More...

Sports

Davidson considering UT-C and EKU

It’s been more than six months since the news broke that former Gaffney High star Shaq Davidson has decided to leave the University of South Carolina football program.  His next destination?  More...

AMERICAN LEGION WRAPUP

Post 109 holds its grip on first as playoffs near

Post 109 can clinch the top spot in the league standings by winning three of its remaining four games.  Post 109 is 13-2-1 after Wednesday’s game with Greer ended in a 2-2 tie when the rains came in the fifth inning to suspend play.  More...

Indians finish 6-2, advance to semis at Chapman passing league tourney

The Gaffney High Indians received a passing mark at Thursday’s 22-team Chapman passing league tournament.   The Indians finished pool play at 4-1, beating Chapman, 25-20; T.L. More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

  Bobby and Dane Duncan and Glenn (who took this photo) and Dana Cobb enjoyed the vacation they won from The Gaffney Ledger and took The Ledger with them to new Orleans. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Brexit shows us the future — and it’s great

Journalists and historians tend to overestimate the impact of political events while underestimating the power of cultural trends.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

The plot against Trump

The knives are out to sabotage Donald Trump’s nomination, defying the wishes of the record number of Republican primary voters who chose him.  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?