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Upstate SC Alliance names Cook developer of the year

County officials have boasted the cooperation between local officials and boards involved in recruiting new businesses has never been better.  Here’s the proof that partnership is working.  Cherokee County Development Board Director J More...

LifeStyles

“Noises Off” returning to Limestone theatre September 1-2

Following a four-show summer production in May, “Noises Off” returns to the Limestone College Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Sept. 2. More...

Baby & Me Tobacco-Free program launched in the Upstate

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that in partnership with the March of Dimes, a program to help pregnant tobacco users quit for keeps has been launched in the Upstate.  More...

Backpack drive

Mary Black Health System-Gaffney teamed up with local EMS to collect backpacks and school supplies for Luther Vaughan Elementary. They collected over 200 backpacks each filled with an assortment of school supplies.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alton McCraw

Gaffney, S.C. — Alton Gerald McCraw, 70, of 694 Pleasant School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence. More...

Frederick Hill Jr.

Gaffney, S.C. — Frederick Mac Hill, Jr., 55, of 401 New Street, Apt. 1-B, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Frederick Mac Hill, Sr. and Carolyn Hill. More...

Other News

Comic performer Gene Wilder kept his serious side off camera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Revered as a comedic and storytelling genius by Hollywood's top entertainers, Gene Wilder was a humble man who downplayed his comic gifts, was a serious director and remained deferential to his longtime collaborator, Mel Broo More...

Lawmakers announce transportation committee for county road projects - Free Access

By SCOTT POWELL  Ledger Staff Writer  spowell@gaffneyledger.com     More...

Dubai opens massive Marvel-branded indoor theme park - Free Access

AYA BATRAWY Associated Press    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As summer temperatures soared outside, the world's largest indoor theme park, featuring popular Marvel and Cartoon Network-branded rides, opened its doors to More...

City has nine $50,000 employees

The city now has nine employees making more than $50,000 a year, according to city records. More...

Local News

Like short meetings? You would have loved this one

Blacksburg is nearly finished with a $90,000 upgrade to Clouggeon Black Memorial Park and will soon seek a grant for town welcome signs along I-85. More...

Want to double your money?

Limestone-Central Elementary kindergarten teacher Cathy Hammett sees her students playtime as a perfect way to learn about science and math. More...

Photo

DONATION — John Milko, left, plant manager of the Timken Gaffney Plant, presents a $50,000 check for Mike Goforth, CEO of the Cherokee County Family YMCA in support of the YMCA Capital Campaign to build an athletic field. More...

Sports

SEC loads up on big games in opening weekend - Free Access

The Associated Press     Here are a few things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during college football's opening weekend.  More...

Saints Sports Network announces fall webcasts, new streaming service - Free Access

Limestone home football games among 35 games broadcast

Launching a brand-new streaming service partnership with SIDEARM Sports, Director of Social and Digital Media Mike Sanders has announced a full 35-game slate for the Limestone College 2016 fall broadcast schedule.  More...

Gordon seeking more success at Darlington - Free Access

PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer      More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Karma for the Clintons at last?

Hold on; we may finally be getting some fireworks in this lackluster presidential campaign — as the Clinton Foundation scandal seems to be gathering steam. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We’re doomed; doomed I tell you

So, one of the big news stories that caught my eye last week was the announcement that a planet similar to Earth has been discovered really close to us. Well, close in space terms. It’s all relative I suppose. 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?