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It's a year later and promised review of farm use parcels still not completed

Cherokee County Assessor Robert Everett told county officials last May he planned to review more than 1,000 parcels that may no longer qualify for a substantial tax break. Nearly 12 months later, that review has yet to begin, Everett said Friday. More...

LifeStyles

WHAT'S UP

Church news Junior Missionary advisors of the Thickety Mountain Baptist Association will have an important meeting Tuesday, April 22, at 5 p.m. at the Associational Building, 1505 Old Post Road. Candace Alexander, Dr. More...

12 young women make debuts at annual Camellia Ball April 19

The Camellia Society of Gaffney presented its 2008 debutantes at the annual Camellia Ball on Saturday evening, April 19, from eight o'clock until midnight at the Marriott in Spartanburg. Miss Sara Jean Berry is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX She should put the shoe on other foot

Dear Annie: My sister won dancing lessons for two. Her husband couldn't go because of his work schedule, so she asked me. I agreed and asked my husband if he'd like to take the classes along with us, but he wasn't interested. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Claude Nesbitt "Red" Spencer

Retired from Oxford Ind.

Claude Nesbitt "Red" Spencer, 84, of the Draytonville community, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Carolyn Ann Jolly Hardin

Former Miss Gaffney, first runner-up to Miss S.C.

Carolyn Ann Jolly Hardin, 75, formerly of Gaffney, passed away Friday, April 18, 2008, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. Born in Gaffney, Ms. Hardin was a daughter of the late William Osier Jolly Sr. and the late Lillie Moore Jolly. More...

Nathaniel Resper Jr.

10th grade student at Gaffney High School

Nathaniel Resper Jr., 16, of 115 N. Logan St., passed away Saturday, April 19, 2008, at 10:50 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born June 28, 1991, i n Prince Georges County, Md., he was the son of Nathaniel Resper Sr. More...

Columns

The only thing scarier than an armed raccoon

I love movies. I'm probably a much more serious cinema fan than your average movie-goer. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Redel Frazier and Lauren Patterson are shown with The Gaffney Ledger in Hollywood, Cal., visiting the world-famous Grauman's Chinese Theater. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

Unconditional love of the 4-legged variety

"A dog is a man's best friend." Who said it first or when, I do not know. Evidence confirms it may be true. I always had a dog. Family pictures show me and my dog when I had barely learned to walk. One dog I particularly remember. More...

BREAKING NEWS - Man pleads guilty to year-old murder

A 22-year-old Gaffney man pleaded guilty in Cherokee County General Sessions Court on Monday to murdering another man during an attempted robbery last April. Talvin Johnson, previously of West 3rd Street, was sentenced to 35 years of imprisonment fo More...

Two die in SUV crash on I-85

Two young Gaffney men getting a ride home after an evening in Spartanburg early Saturday morning were killed when the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel and crashed on Interstate 85. More...

City spends $2,617 to eat during stay in Greenville

City officials and several of their guest speakers didn't dine at a fancy five-star restaurant during their workshop last month at the Greenville Hyatt - they just ran up a bill like they did. More...

Photo

MEMORIAL REFLECTION Two-year-old Erin Davis of Gaffney notices her reflection during a visit with family members to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. More...

Local News

Walk raises estimated $75,000

Some ran full-tilt while others took a leisurely stroll Saturday. More...

PACT could be replaced

Educators could get their wish for a new school accountability test. The Senate Education Committee approved a bill April 9 that would replace the unpopular Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (PACT). More...

Iron City Fest attracts thousands

A little drizzle couldn't dampen spirits at the Third Annual Iron City Festival on Saturday. More...

Sports

Region crown on the line

Every team likely will be chasing Dorman - again - at the Region II-4A golf tournament. The defending region and state champion Cavaliers are 17-0 heading into the 36-hole event on Tuesday. More...

Crusaders surprise Limestone

The Belmont Abbey Crusaders shocked the No. 3- ranked Limestone College Saints in the Conference Carolinas Championship Sunday when Michael Brown scored with 11 seconds left to lift his team to the 11-10 victory. More...

Indians earn coveted playoff spot

The Gaffney High baseball team got what it needed the most on Friday - a Boiling Springs win over Byrnes. The Bulldogs' victory secured a playoff spot for the surging Indians, who won four of their last five region games. More...

Letters

Says BPW could learn something from other power providers

Dear Editor: My problem is with the Gaffney Board of Public Works. I have been a customer since 2000. I am a single mother of three and I work a full-time job. More...

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