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Golf carts driven on streets must be operated by licensed driver

Gaffney Police Chief John O'Donald is reminding area residents that golf carts must be operated by licensed drivers. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She wants no contact with family

Dear Annie: If I move across the country permanently, am I obligated to inform my family of my change of address? They have not contacted me in nearly a decade. I am a single female in my late 50s, never married, no children. More...

Broad River Antique Power Association will host annual Plow Day on June 2

Old farm equipment, children's activities, homemade ice cream highlight event

T he Broad River Antique Power Association's annual Plow Day is set for Saturday June 2, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The show is dedicated to Joe Sparks, a charter member who passed away this year. More...

Barbershop Harmony Society presents spring concert June 2 in Spartanburg

The Great Nashville Singout joins four area groups at Saturday evening show

SPARTANBURG - The Palmetto Statesmen Chorus along with Daytime, Brass Lantern and Collage quartets will present their spring concert, "My Grandfather's Attic," on Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Belvia Allen

Retired from Reeves Brothers

CHESNEE - Belvia Dickson Allen, 89, of 314 S. Georgia Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 28, 2007, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. More...

Tristan Parker

Tristan Caleb Parker, infant son of Brent and Crystal Parker of 152 Malone Road, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, May 26, 2007. More...

Paul W. Childers

Retired farmer and retired textile employee

Paul Wilson Childers, 85, a resident of White Oak Estates in Spartanburg, formerly of 505 Filter Plant Road in Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, in White Oak Estates. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Jack Murtha's friends

WASHINGTON - Democrats controlling the House of Representatives demonstrated this month the hollowness of their claim that they have ended the corruption of 12 Republican years. Rep. More...

State News

Statewide ban on smoking dies in House

(AP) - Chances of a statewide smoking ban passing this year died Tuesday, as a House committee abruptly ended its last scheduled meeting while debating the issue. The House Judiciary Committee meeting ended after Rep. More...

Accused state trooper requests jury hear his case

Trooper Lance Cpl. Chris H. Mace has requested a jury hear a charge of simple assault and battery against him. Mace, 31, of 1008 Champion Ferry Road, Gaffney, has been suspended without pay from the S.C. More...

Putnam newest Hall of Bravery inductee

Among the highlights of the Memorial Day ceremonies held in downtown Gaffney on Monday was Franklin Putnam's induction into the Cherokee County Hall of Bravery for his heroism in the Vietnam War. More...

Local News

Are you a man over 50? This forum is for you

For most men over the age of 50, happy thoughts about retirement, playing with their grandchildren or simply relaxing with their loved ones often dance around in their heads. More...

City will begin interviews

The City of Gaffney will soon begin interviewing for its next public works department director. More...

New trooper assigned to Cherokee County

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has graduated 54 troopers from its 84th Highway Patrol class. This brings the total number of troopers in South Carolina to 906. One of those graduates, 28- year-old Timothy M. More...

Sports

County amateur golf tourney on tap for June 23-24

The 21st annual Cherokee County Amateur Golf Championship will be held June 23-24, with the first round at Gaffney Country Club and the final 18 at Cherokee National. More...

Indians off to camp

Gaffney High coach Mark Huff and his Gaffney Indians basketball players will have a busy summer. "We've always tried to do as much as we could in the summer," Huff said. "I feel like that's the time that you can really improve as a player. More...

Post 109 thumps Hillcrest

This time, Post 109 batters delivered with runners in scoring position. Trevin Taber blasted a grand slam and McCrae Norton had three RBIs as Gaffney routed Hillcrest 14-2 Tuesday for its first win of the season. More...

Letters

LETTER

Coming back home for 'The Miracle Worker'

I pray this finds you well, happy, and enjoying life to the fullest. More...

Columns

Graduation ceremony deserves due respect

This column was first published in May 2003 and has been reprinted at the request of GHS principal Quincie Moore each year since then. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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THEIR VIEW

Gov. Sanford should sign the bill

State lawmakers approved a bill that would require private insurance to cover treatment for autistic children. Gov. Sanford should sign the bill. ... More...

Special Sections

Poll

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?