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NEVER FORGET

Gaffney High School Air Force JROTC cadets stood in silent formation before classes started Friday morning during a memorial tribute to mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More...

LifeStyles

Couple turns love for Halloween into ‘Yard of Horrors’

A Gaffney couple has taken their love of Halloween to another level during five years of wedded bliss. More...

Top family-friendly ice cream desserts

(Family Features) Finding time to celebrate family moments is always sweeter with a delicious ice cream dessert.  S’MORES ICE CREAM BIRTHDAY PIE   More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com. Square Dance Lessons More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kathy Short

Mrs. Kathy Denise Haynes Short, age 55, of 1011 Frederick St., Shelby, N.C., widow of Mr. Michael Short, answered the Master’s call on Friday morning, September 9, 2016, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg.   More...

Larry Dixon

BLACKSBURG — Larry Gene Dixon, 72, of 121 Bear Den Road, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016, at Physical Rehab and Wellness Center in Spartanburg.  More...

Marlo Camp

Ms. Marlo Rachelle Camp, age 38, of 107 Nehemiah Lane, Gaffney, answered the Master’s call at her residence on September 8, 2016.   More...

Woman dies when run over by own car

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a Blacksburg woman was killed Friday afternoon when she was run over by her own vehicle. More...

Finance committee chair wants answers about fundraising

In her first appearance this past February before the city’s Finance Committee Meeting, Kasey Carnley made a bold claim — the city’s goal of raising $2 million for the construction of its new performing arts center (PAC) was doable. More...

Local News

FRIENDS

The cast of “The Savannah Sipping Society” bid adieu in the final act of the CHAPS dinner theatre presentation Saturday. The show played to sold-out audiences at the museum Thursday, Friday and Saturday. More...

Groundbreaking ceremony for new school is today

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held today (Monday) for the new B.D. Lee Elementary School.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the new construction site for B.D. Lee. More...

Chamber members taking ‘Think Big’ attitudes to beach for retreat

Business and community leaders from across Cherokee County will be heading to North Myrtle Beach this week to “Think Big” not only about their own businesses and organizations but Cherokee County as a whole.  The annual Cherokee Coun More...

Sports

Indians sack West Charlotte

Gaffney posts 8 sacks; running game in high gear with Rice

By game time Friday, Gaffney football players heard plenty of reminders to stay focused as if they were playing on a loop in iTunes. More...

Rice bounces back from injury in big way

On the first play from scrimmage after a punt return, Gaffney running back Cam Rice turned the corner and ran full speed for a touchdown. Needless to say, an ankle injury during the preseason is nothing to be concerned over. “I was ready. More...

Second-quarter burst lifts Wildcats to 39-13 victory

Running back Isiah Burris exploded for a 95-yard touchdown run to key a 22-point second quarter Friday in Blacksburg’s 39-13 victory over Southside. More...

Columns

LIBERTY BELLE

Stop penalizing Obamacare victims

On Inauguration Day, the next president of the United States should suspend the penalty for being uninsured under the Affordable Care Act. President Obama promised his law would provide an array of affordable health plans. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Never-Trumpers vs. reluctant Trumpers

Are you as sick as I am of seeing the tedious finger-pointing between never- Trumpers and certain Republicans who have decided — many reluctantly — to vote for Donald Trump? More...

IT’S JUST ME

The care and feeding of living things

With Angel, my black and tan hound, passing away recently, now it’s just Jordie and me. 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?