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GOP to select 5th Congressional District candidate Tuesday

Republican Party voters will choose in Tuesday’s runoff their party’s candidate for the Fifth Congressional District seat vacated by GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney. More...

LifeStyles

Carolina Debutante Society marks 22nd annual presentation ball

The Carolina Debutante Society of Gaffney, S.C. presented ten young women and two young men at its twenty-second annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Marriott Renaissance Park in Spartanburg, S.C. More...

Sports

Gaffney golfers look to dethrone 3-time state champion Bulldogs

When it comes to high school golf in recent years, there’s Boiling Springs, and then there’s everyone else.  The Bulldogs have been the dominant force on the state scene, having won three straight team state titles.  But last ye More...

Limestone hammers Wingate

This game was over quickly.  Top-ranked Limestone surged to a 4-0 lead before No. More...

Indians pick up honors

The prep baseball careers of Gaffney’s Houston Wright and Bryson Ward aren’t quite over.  Wright and Ward were named to the South Carolina select all-star game. They were also named to the all-state team as well as all-region.  More...

Columns

LIBERTY BELLE

Public has a right to see Trump ad

Television stations around the country are running an ad claiming the Obamacare repeal bill passed in the House will deprive cancer patients and pregnant women of affordable coverage. The ad, paid for by the group Save My Care, is loaded with lies. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Socialists lie, people die

Last weekend’s Wall Street Journal featured yet another article about Venezuela. More...

IT’S JUST ME

This one’s for you mom

I hope all you moms had a blessed and joyous Mother’s Day. More...

City committee recommends tax hike

The city’s finance committee on Friday signed off on a new fiscal year budget that contains a 5- mil tax hike for city property owners and funds $180,000 in proposed wage increases for city employees.  Finance committee chairman Bernard Sm More...

First reading of proposed new county budget is today

Employees will get a big pay raise and property owners will see no tax increase in the new fiscal year county budget.  Cherokee County Council will consider first reading of its $23 million budget at today’s 5 p.m. More...

Local News

Tickets on sale for Law Enforcement Appreciation breakfast

Tickets for the 2nd Annual Cherokee County Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast scheduled for May 19 are now available at numerous locations, including the front desk at The Gaffney Ledger.  More...

WELCOME BACK!

Grassy Pond Elementary welcomed back former students Thursday who will graduate from area high schools this month. More...

BHS students big F.A.N.’s of health and wellness

Cherokee County schools received $22,000 in incentive money Thursday for their efforts to improve overall student health and physical fitness.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Frank Parker Jr.

West Columbia — James Frank Parker, Jr., of West Columbia, SC, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, at his home. Born October 13, 1949, in Gaffney, South Carolina, he was the son of the late James Frank, Sr. and Helen Hamrick Parker.  More...

Evelyn Garner

Gaffney — Evelyn Lee Garner, 87, formerly of 1504 Gowdeysville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Wayne Higgins

Blacksburg — Wayne Pridmore "Looney" Higgins, 79, of 108 N. Calles Street, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at Peachtree Centre.  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?