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Want a hippo for Christmas? The story of a girl who got one - Free Access

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All a cute, curly haired 10-year-old girl named Gayla Peevey wanted for Christmas in 1953 was a hippopotamus. More...

Gaffney child get his ‘ears’ on the trip of a lifetime

Every child dreams about the day they will put on a pair of mouse ears and experience the magic of Walt Disney World. More...

Limestone College hosting 3 commencements this week

Limestone College will conduct the second of its three fall semester commencement exercises today at Fullerton Auditorium.  Limestone will confer a total of 323 degrees during the graduation ceremonies that started on Thursday and continue today More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Talmadge Poole

Gaffney, S.C. — Talmadge Scott Poole, 90, of 159 High Point Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  More...

Madge Carpenter

Gaffney, S.C. — Madge Beam Carpenter, 101, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home.   More...

Doris Brown

Inman, S.C. — Doris Ann Brown, 79, of 151 Eleanor Drive, Inman, S.C., passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Doris was born in Spartanburg County, S.C. More...

State News

Jurors convict Dylann Roof on all counts in church slayings

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

Man gets 10 years in federal prison

A Blacksburg man who led police on a high speed chase through Cherokee County after an undercover drug deal in Cowpens turned sour was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Anderson on Wednesday to 10 years on a federal firearms charge. More...

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...

Local News

How many words does your child hear?

The Cherokee County School District received a $10,000 grant to supplement a previous grant for a home visitation program aimed at improving the early language skills of 4- year-old kindergarten children.  Cherokee County is one of eight distri More...

Students collect coats for those without

Nearly 1,200 coats were collected when Gaffney High students completed a coat drive Friday in an effort to keep children warm this winter.  More...

Some ice in the forecast

Slick roads are a possibility tonight and early Saturday morning as a wintry mix makes its way here. The National Weather Service forecast includes a chance for light freezing rain and drizzle with some accumulations possible.  More...

Sports

Gaffney wideout picks up another offer

During this holiday season, Gaffney star wideout Dennis Smith is receiving plenty of scholarship offers.  Coastal Carolina, which went 10-2 this season, is the latest to offer.  About a week ago, Atlantic Coast Conference Duke extended a sc More...

Indians hope to rebound after first loss

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff was visibly frustrated after Monday’s 11-point loss to Clover.  The longtime head man prides himself on defense and what upset him the most was Clover’s ability to get easy shot after easy shot More...

Rodgers back in form to lead Wildcats past Brasher Middle College, 59-47

Here’s bad news for Blacksburg opponents: preseason all-state pick Jordan Rodgers is rounding into midseason form after joining the team late following the football season.  Rodgers had 20 points and three rebounds and Dre Green added 15 p More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

The real meaning of Christmas

Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of the year.  I was reminded about the fun and stress of holiday season preparations last week when I observed my traditional viewing of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.&rdquo More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Voters understood election better than the elites

It’s comforting for any losing campaign to console itself in the belief that voters didn’t really understand the choice before them. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

The Russians are (not) coming

(EDITOR’s NOTE: David Limbaugh is off this week. The following column is by Erick Erickson.)   Shortly before the presidential election, Donald Trump publicly announced that the election was rigged. 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?