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Gaffney native gets promotion at CBS

Jenna Gibson has helped secure interviews for CBS News with global newsmakers such as Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama and House Speaker Paul Ryan. More...

LifeStyles

More than just a meal

Fully supported by community donations, Meals on Wheels annual fundraiser helps deliver food and smiles to clients

Hungry residents can support a good cause Sunday when Cherokee County Meals on Wheels holds its annual fundraising dinner at Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ & Grill.  More...

Granard honors former standouts during Black History Month program

Granard Middle School celebrated Black History by honoring three legends from the former Granard High School. Those honored excelled in the areas of band, beauty and sports. More...

Spartanburg Soaring! set for April 21

Chapman Cultural Center has set the date for its fourth annual Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival for Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ernestine Maynor

Blacksburg, S.C. — Ernestine Estes Maynor, 87, 1118 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, S.C., passed away March 22, 2017, at Peachtree Centre, Gaffney, S.C. More...

Thomas Vassy

Lawrenceville, Ga. — COL(R) Thomas M. Vassy, age 85, of Lawrenceville, Ga. formerly of Gaffney, S.C. passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  More...

Allen Martin

Allen Martin, 71, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his wife and children.  He was born November 1, 1945 in Gaffney, S.C. Allen was the son of the late Bert and Lula Parris Martin.  More...

Man dead after early morning crash - Free Access

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler says a 29-year-old Gaffney man is dead following a single vehicle crash in the city of Gaffney this morning. More...

Tractor-trailer fire disrupts I-85 traffic

Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department firefighters were forced to temporarily close down the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 on Thursday afternoon to battle a tractor-trailer fire. More...

City council mulls tax hike

After hearing a gloomy report from the city’s finance director, Gaffney City Council Finance Committee Chairman Bernard Smith wouldn’t rule out a tax hike in the new fiscal year budget. More...

The problem: How to keep heavy trucks out of downtown

Many residents consider the historic section the most beautiful area of the city and city council wants to keep it that way.  At its Thursday planning workshop, council members heard from a South Carolina Department of Transportation official wh More...

Local News

Longtime 9-1-1 dispatcher taking her last call

At midnight Friday, one of Cherokee County’s most familiar voices will sign off on the radio.  Joyce Fowler isn’t what you’d call a traditional broadcaster and most people never got to listen to the frequencies she operated.&nb More...

Gaffney man sentenced in methamphetamine conspiracy case

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Public hearing on Blacksburg budget scheduled for Tuesday

Blacksburg residents can comment on the town’s spending priorities Tuesday during a public hearing before Blacksburg Town Council.  The town will hold a public hearing about the proposed $3.26 million budget at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Gamecocks upset Baylor - Free Access

NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently South Carolina is getting the hang of winning NCAA Tournament games. The Gamecocks, who hadn't won a tournament game since 1973, got their third this year. One more and it's on to the Final Four.  More...

Breaking News - 3/26/2017 4:32 PM

Gamecocks headed to Final Four

NEW YORK (AP) — Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks (26-10) used their trademark swarming defense and some soli More...

Breaking News - 3/26/2017 4:36 PM

Georgia offers Gaffney wideout

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

No Meals On Wheels mention in Trump’s budget

The devil is in the details.  It’s interesting how one comment, a poor choice of words or a couple of words used in the wrong manner can dramatically change the story being told.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

206 pivot counties voted twice for Obama then switched to Trump

There are 3,088 counties in America and only 206 of them voted for the winner in each of the last three presidential elections. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

US dollars for UN rapes

Globalists and Democrats shrieked last week when President Donald Trump proposed cutting American funding for the United Nations by 50 percent. 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?