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Gaffney wants to spend $13K more on parks

The City of Gaffney is known for its successful high school football team and Peach-shaped water tower. Soon, its park system might be added to the list. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Ledford, Mr. Wood wed April 26

Emily Nicole Ledford and Guy Clifford Wood Jr. exchanged marriage vows Saturday, April 26, 2008, at 5 p.m. at Cleveland Park in Spartanburg. The Revs. Landon Horton and Allen Blanton performed the ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Wife feeling depressed and unattractive

Dear Annie: I have been married to a great guy for over a year. We have a fantastic marriage, with one problem. Three months after we wed, our sex life slowed to a trickle. Before we married, we were having sex four or five times a week. More...

Library begins computer class sessions May 21

The Cherokee County Public Library is now accepting registrations for its May public computer classes. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joseph G. Fine Jr.

Joseph G. Fine Jr., 65, died Friday, May 9, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 16, 1942, in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late Joseph Grover Fine Sr. and Margaret Hughes Fine. More...

Anthony Fair Jr.

Anthony Fair Jr., 17, of 309 West Martin Street, passed Saturday, May 10. 2008, at 7:35 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Gaffney, Fair was the son of Elizebeth Fernanders of Gaffney and the late Anthony Fair Sr. More...

William Sutton

William Sutton of Winston- Salem, N.C., passed on Thursday, May 8, 2008. Funeral services for the Gaffney native will be held Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Love Fellowship Outreach Church, 1354 North Trade St., Winston-Salem, N.C. More...

DOUBLE WEEKEND TRAGEDY

Mary Bramlett Elementary teacher killed in single-vehicle car crash

A local teacher and longtime volunteer in Gaffney Youth Baseball was killed late Friday evening in a car accident just a halfmile from her home. More...

Relay event expected to exceed fundraising goal by at least $10,000

A little rain, and a crash or two of thunder in the distance, did little to dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of participants in this year's Relay for Life. More...

Goucher Elementary will gain only 15 students from attendance rezoning

A recent change in school attendance zones will have a minimal impact on three elementary schools. More...

Local News

City trying to avoid tax hike

The bad news is that potential expenditures outpace revenues by $750,000 in the City of Gaffney's proposed budget. More...

Sign ordinance will be strictly enforced

Note to political candidates seeking local, state or even national office - city officials plan to strictly enforce their sign ordinance during this election season. More...

Cherokee Avenue shut down; driver charged with DUI after collision

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a late Saturday night wreck at Cherokee Avenue and Sixth Street that shut Cherokee Avenue down for roughly an hour. The collision involved a 1995 Ford sedan and a 1999 Ford sport utility vehicle. More...

Sports

Are you ready for football?

Indians hit field for spring practice today

Who will fill the big shoes of Gaffney's four leading tacklers, including J.B. Shippy, Johnny Woods, Levor Ross and Tory Leach? That's a big question as the Indians begin spring practice today at 3:50 p.m. More...

Good places fourth in discus, shot; relay team gets third

Denzelle Good's back was giving him fits. That's a big reason why he finished fourth with a throw of 139'-8" in the discus at Saturday's state track meet at Spring Valley High School. More...

Chemistry lesson continues for Post 109

The chemistry lesson continues for American Legion Post 109 hopefuls this week. "I think chemistry will be big," coach Jeff Osment said. "We have to mold all of these personalities together." And Osment doesn't have much time to do it. More...

Columns

Look, up in the sky, it's a super delegate

Oh, now I get it. It's all about the SUPER delegates. Well, duh! Why didn't they say so in the first place? So that's how they're going to decide who gets the presidential nominations. Finally, I understand. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

David and Michelle Vess, Matt Farmer, a friend from Lamesa, Texas, and Dean and Wilma Painter read The Gaffney Ledger while snow skiing in Lake Tahoe. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

What ladder are you climbing?

Many things reveal and reflect the thoughts and values of our modern culture and life. Here are two of the most important ones. First is our choice of celebrities and heroes. More...

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