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Home destroyed in Sunday fire; barn, outbuilding go up in flames

Firefighters in separate corners of Cherokee County contended with two fires that erupted within short succession Sunday afternoon. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Crawford, Msgt. McCoy wed May 3

Christy Ann Crawford and Msgt. Carl Harry McCoy Jr., both of Moncks Corner, were married Saturday, May 3, 2008, in Mount Pleasant. Chaplain Douglas Bryan conducted the 6 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

He must replace troublesome pictures with something else

Dear Annie: I am 20 years old and engaged to the girl of my dreams. "Liza" is beautiful, smart and very loving. We have no problems in our relationship. Before she dated me, Liza dated one of my best friends. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Mobley - McCraw

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh F. Mobley of Lancaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth, to Brent Perry McCraw of Irmo. Miss Mobley is the granddaughter of Mrs. Donald L. Crolley of Lancaster, Elizabeth Mobley of Lancaster, the late Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Raymond B. Lark

Manager of Community Cash Supermarket for 47 years

Raymond B. Lark, 91, formerly of College Drive, died June 13, 2008, at Brookview Healthcare Center. Mr. Lark had been a resident of Gaffney since 1939. He graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1934 and Wofford College in 1938. More...

John Calvin Wall

Retired real estate broker; retired from McDonnell Douglas and Gaffney Housing Authority

John Calvin Wall, 75, of 711 Lyman St., went home to be with the Lord on June 13, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare. More...

Rhea Clary

Formerly employed by B&G Chrysler Plymouth and as a library assistant at Draytonville Elementary School

Margaret Rhea Burgess Clary, 70, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith," of 107 Carter Heights Drive, went home to Glory on June 14, 2008 at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Ben L. More...

State News

Store clerk robbed, then fired

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - A clerk at a Mount Pleasant convenience store has been fired one day after he was robbed at gunpoint at a Kangaroo Express gas station. More...

Restaurant owner will oppose incumbent for District 4 seat

Cherokee County School Board election

News traveled fast when Blacksburg resident Roy Hale signed up Friday morning for the District 4 school board race. More...

Peach Festival begins Friday!

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will hold a kickoff party Friday for the South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

Local News

Tainted tomatoes taken off shelves locally

228 reportedly become sick from salmonella outbreak

Reports of tomatoes contaminated with salmonella bacteria in more than a dozen states has prompted some local restaurants and supermarkets here to pull the fruit off shelves At least 228 cases reported in 23 states has caused popular chains like M More...

City ready to put final touches on budget

Gaffney residents can voice opinion at 7 p.m. meeting

City residents can have their say today at 7 p.m. on their council's 2008 budget. That $10,270,407 budget holds the line on taxes and gives city employees a 2 percent cost-of-living raise. More...

Thieves make off with $4,500 worth of metal from a Chesnee car lot

A metal thief or thieves damaged 10 cars on a Chesnee car lot recently while stealing catalytic converters. More...

Sports

Indians finish 3-3 at passing tourney

Imagine the scene: "The Gaffney indians driving for the potential game-winning score against archrival Spartanburg. More...

Post 109 gets busy this week

Post 109 coach Jeff Osment realizes this week could separate the league's contenders from the pretenders. Gaffney (4-1) will play four league games this week, beginning with today's home matchup with Inman. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Bryan Parsons Age: 18 Position: Catcher Jersey No.: 11 School: Broome High School H.S. Batting Average: . More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

BIDEN FOR VP? WASHINGTON, D.C. - Before multimillionaire Democratic power broker James A. Johnson quit as Sen. More...

Columns

With this 'butler bell' I thee wed

Who's going to take care of you when you get sick? You ever think about that? Who can you really trust to be at your side when you're down and out, physically speaking, and can't fend for yourself? Why, your spouse, of course. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The Drama Club at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill went to England to explore cultural aspects of English theatre. Amy Turner, drama teacher and chaperon, took a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along with her to read. More...

THEIR VIEWS ...

Just wait 'til they try to enforce it South Carolina now has its own brand of immigration reform, and if you think getting a bill signed into law was complicated and difficult, watch what happens when state and local officials start trying to e More...

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