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COUNCILMAN LAID TO REST

The hearse carrying longtime Gaffney City Councilman Tom Reid, who died June 29, drove by Gaffney City Hall on its way from Bethel Baptist Church to Oakland Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. More...

LifeStyles

ENGAGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Leslie Painter of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Kaye, to Nolan Michael Sarratt of Blacksburg.  More...

Class of 1941 celebrates 75th reunion

The Blacksburg High School Class of 1941 celebrated their 75th reunion on June 23 at Denny’s Restaurant in Blacksburg. Seven class members were in attendance. More...

Dr. Sommer Jones will speak at Shady Grove Church’s Baccalaureate Service

Dr. Sommer Jones will be the speaker during Shady Grove Baptist Church’s Baccalaureate Service for 2016 graduates and recognition of 4th nine weeks outstanding students on Sunday, July 10, during the 11 a.m. worship service.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Pugh

Harrisburg, N.C. — Linda Iris Williams Pugh, 73, of 3754 Riverside Village Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Tucker Hospice House.  More...

Livingston Ramsey

Blacksburg, S.C. — Livingston Lee Ramsey, Jr., 56, 200 Doolittle Street, Cherokee Falls Community, Blacksburg, S.C., died July 3, 2016, surrounded by family. More...

Carl Owens, Sr.

Gaffney, S.C.— Carl Edwards Owens, Sr., 47, of Gaffney passed away on July 4, 2016. Born April 22, 1969, in Gaffney, South Carolina, he was the husband of Debra Blanton Owens and the son of Casandra Richards Owens and of the late Donald Owens. More...

Police: 5 officers dead, 7 hurt in Dallas protest shooting

TERRY WALLACE, Associated Press More...

Julia Phillips dies in prison

Julia Phillips’ death Wednesday night will not stop the ongoing hunt for alleged accomplices in the 2010 murder that sent Phillips to prison, police in York said Thursday.  Phillips, of Gaffney, was convicted in 2013 of being an accessory More...

Reid’s successor could determine performing arts center’s fate

The winner of the city’s special election will not only fill the unexpired term of Tom Reid but will likely determine the fate of the city’s controversial performing arts center.  Previous motions to move the project forward were app More...

NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER

In looking through some old newspapers while doing some research on my great-grandfather and Ledger founder Edward Hope DeCamp, many of the stories about him mentioned the Ledger’s motto: “A newspaper in all that the word implies, devoted More...

Local News

JULY 4 ACCIDENT

Three people were taken for treatment of minor injuries following a July 4 wreck on Interstate 85 in Gaffney during which a sport utility vehicle towing a trailer overturned. Lance Cpl. More...

2 announce to succeed councilman Tom Reid

The part owner of a local radio station, Charles Montgomery, (1180 WFGN) will be on the ballot in a special election in September.  But he won’t be alone.  Harold McCluney, Sr. More...

40 roads to be resurfaced using $3 million in C-funds

Shady Grove Road, Fairview Drive, Third Street and South Chester Street are among the more than 40 roads slated for resurfacing by Cherokee County Council.  More...

Sports

Slip, Sliding Away

Gaffney High football players cooled off after an early morning workout on Thursday by enjoying a water slide set up by the coaches. More...

Indians to battle perennial power South Pointe at Iron City Jamboree

The Gaffney Indians won’t be traveling far for a jamboree this summer.  Gaffney coach Dan Jones said plans have been finalized for the Indians to play perennial power South Pointe at Blacksburg’s Iron City Jamboree on Friday, Aug. More...

Rock Hill forces deciding game with 7-4 victory

The Post 109 junior team had a chance to clinch its opening round playoff series at home on Wednesday.  Now, they will have to do it on the road.  Rock Hill erased an early 1-run deficit to down Post 109 7-4 Wednesday at Jerry Jug Wallace More...

Columns

OUR VIEW

Reid was the epitome of what an elected official should be

The City of Gaffney lost a great friend with the passing of councilman Tom Reid last Wednesday.  For more than 20 years he served on the municipality’s governing body and for every day of those 20 years his heart was in favor of whatever w More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

What the death of Alton Sterling can teach us about making America great

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate America’s highest ideals, including our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Democrat platform follies

On Friday, the Democratic Party unveiled its 2016 national platform, promising to put “a middle-class life within the reach of more Americans.” Unfortunately, the party’s proposals will do the opposite. More...

National News

Comedian posts fake animal facts around Los Angeles Zoo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo may have been greeted by some misinformation recently, courtesy of a comedian who posted fake facts about animals around the zoo.  More...

Identical twin sisters give birth on same day, at same time

Identical twin sisters have given birth on the same day, at the same time, in their respective time zones.  Today.com reports Sarah Mariuz and Leah Rodgers delivered their babies at 1:18 a.m. Thursday. 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?