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CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to: Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger, P.O. More...

LifeStyles

PEACHCenter Ministries hires new director

Gaffney native Shakila Lattimore has been named the new executive director for PEACHCenter Ministries.  A 2012 graduate of Limestone College with a bachelors in social work, Lattimore felt a strong desire to help those in need. More...

Toys for Tots

Members of the Marine Corps League, Broad River Leathernecks detachment 1194 shopped for toys on Tuesday, Dec. 13, as part of their Toys for Tots Program.  More...

Gardner-Webb University psychology professor offers information on holiday stress and anxiety

Dr. Sharon Webb shares tips and techniques for successfully managing seasonal stress

Getting stuck in traffic, helping little kids get ready for school, or managing family conflicts are daily tasks that can sometimes cause even the toughest of people to feel stressed out—particularly during the holiday season when demands on ti More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cora Ford

Cora Helen Louise Lee Ford, age 82, of 308 Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, S.C., widow of Haney Ford, answered the Master’s call on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at her residence.  More...

W T Martin

Smyrna — W T Martin, 78, of 5018 Canaan Church Road, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Testa Family Hospice.  Born in Cherokee County, S.C., he was the husband of Maybell Wylie Martin and the son of the late Colonel Ace Martin and More...

Agnes Smalley

Gaffney, S.C. — Agnes Crowe Smalley, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at her residence.  More...

YUM, DESSERT

Relieving some stress from the start of semester exams, Abby Elliott laughs Tuesday after delivering a cream pie to the face of Gaffney High Principal Dr. Raashad Fitzpatrick. More...

Duke Energy denies right-of-way access for stadium seating

Duke Energy made two things clear when school officials met with the utility to discuss options for replacing the 50-year-old visitor bleachers at Blacksburg High.  More...

School’s roof to be replaced for $655,000

Limestone-Central

The Cherokee County School Board will spend $655,000 to replace the roof at Limestone-Central Elementary School next summer.  Trustees voted unanimously Monday to replace the shingles and install a metal roof system at the school.  Limeston More...

Local News

Limestone College to hold commencements Dec. 15-17 - Free Access

With the fall semester coming to a close, Limestone College will soon hold three commencement exercises at Fullerton Auditorium. More...

Holiday schedule for trash collection

The Cherokee County Solid Waste Collection, Recycling, Landfill and Landfill Convenience Center Departments will be working normal operations Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26. More...

CLAUS COOKIES

Reaganne Patterson holds a plate of cookies out for kids Saturday after their visit with Santa at Gaffney High. More...

Sports

40 bowls in 17 days - Free Access

Doing its best to challenge the premise that there can never be enough college football, the bowl system gives fans 40 FBS games from Dec. 17 through Jan.  More...

Saints slip in national poll to No. 21

Coming off the team's first conference loss in three years, the Limestone College women's basketball team dropped in two national polls as expected but did not fall all the way out as it checked in at No. More...

Blue Eagles take down Gaffney, 68-57

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff knew that Clover would come out and run set plays. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Draining the swamp in DC and SC

Since Donald Trump was elected, the phase ‘drain the swamp’ has become media/political shorthand for all the changes that he is going to bring to politics as usual in DC. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What events make up your Top 10 list?

It’s that time of year again.  No, I don’t mean Christmas, even though it IS that time of year again, too.  I refer to the end of the year when every newspaper known to man and woman compiles a “Top 10 Stories” of th More...

ReADeRS oN The RoAD

Grassy Pond baptist Church seniors took The ledger with them during a trip to “The Cove” at the billy Graham Conference Center.   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?