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‘Peach shed’ up in flames

Generations of teens worked summers there

Hot spots continued flaring throughout the weekend as investigators hunted for the cause of a massive fire that destroyed what was once a landmark local business remembered fondly by several generations of Cherokee County residents.  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...

Water, water everywhere

On your mark, get set, flow!  County elementary and middle school robotics teams are drinking in the “Hydro Dynamics” game theme to learn all about water for this year’s robotics challenge. More...

Sports

Bowl Lineup - Free Access

Clip and save this year's bowl lineup! More...

South Carolina meets Michigan on New Year's Day - Free Access

Michigan (8-4, 5-4 Big Ten Conference) vs. South Carolina (8-4, 5-3 Southeastern Conference), Jan. 1, 12 p.m. EST LOCATION: Tampa, Florida TOP PLAYERS Michigan: LB Devin Bush is the team's leading tackler with 94. More...

Clemson, Bama renew rivalry in Sugar Bowl - Free Access

The Clemson-Alabama playoff rivalry is back on college football's main stage. The Tigers and Crimson Tide will meet in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 in the College Football Playoff's national semifinals. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Keeping track of government travel costs

Travel spending is one of those areas of government that can be difficult to size up. Obviously, public officials often need to travel to discharge their duties, such as attending important meetings or recruiting economic development prospects. More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Trump’s justice department takes on Harvard’s Asian quotas

The U.S. More...

IT’S JUST ME

She was one of my biggest fans

We had our family reunion in September. We always have it in September and it always concludes at the same place and in the same fashion each year, at an old-timey country family restaurant where we gather for breakfast on Sunday morning. More...

Clemson introduces the first STEAM education endorsement in the U.S. - Free Access

The South Carolina Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education have officially approved the Clemson University College of Education’s STEAM education endorsement, making it the first such endorsement in the U.S. More...

Astronauts make, fling, float, eat pizzas on space station - Free Access

The first-ever pizza party in space is getting sky-high reviews. More...

Boy, 8, dies after being attacked by three dogs

The question of ‘why’ continued to weigh heavily on friends, neighbors and even investigators throughout the weekend as people tried to come to grips with the tragic Friday afternoon death of an 8-year-old boy who was mauled by a neighbor More...

Bryant leads Clemson to ACC title, berth in College Football Playoff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kelly Bryant long ago laughed off those worried he couldn't succeed Clemson's national championship icon Deshaun Watson this year. How's the ACC championship game MVP look now? More...

SPORTS BRIEF

Avenging a loss in the conference finals a year ago, the Limestone College women’s basketball team built up a big lead midway through the game before closing out King University, 77-63, on Saturday in the NCAA Division II National Showcase Game More...

Local News

Holiday shipping deadlines coming soon

Shipping Christmas presents and greeting cards?  It’s time to get a move on.  More...

Gaffney High students taking a trip back in time

Gaffney High students will make a fantastical return to Renaissance England Dec. 14 for a time when noblemen and their ladies celebrated the holiday season with elaborate multi-course feasts.  More...

School district wants a bigger piece of the pie

School officials will appear at today’s Cherokee County Council meeting to presumably lobby for a greater share of the fee-in-lieu tax stream. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Korbin Williams

GAFFNEY — Korbin Michael Williams, 8, of 253 Daniel Morgan School Road, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, December 1, 2017, at his residence. More...

Niles (Buddy) McCullough Jr.

COWPENS — Niles (Buddy) Nesbitt McCullough Jr., 81, of 460 Webber Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Robert W. Holsclaw

GAFFNEY — Robert Wilson Holsclaw, 78, of 126 Meadow Lane, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

State News

AAA Carolinas gives tips to properly transport your Christmas tree

Drivers face damages and fines from improperly secured trees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

National News

Lindsey Graham says U.S. military families should leave South Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he believes it's time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea as North Korea pushes the U.S. 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?