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New Buford Street UMC pastor proud to stand up for the Lord

When you enter the office of Rev. Joseph James, the absence of a traditional desk is quite conspicuous. That's because he says he does his best thinking standing up. The sit-down desk and chair has been replaced with - what else? More...

LifeStyles

Cupcakes make a comeback

Swirls of frosting atop soft cakes bring back fond childhood memories

Cupcakes are making a comeback! Pastry chefs and home cooks alike are renewing fond childhood memories of big swirls of frosting atop soft, moist cake - with cupcake creations ranging from simple to elegant. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Not much she can do about hubby's juvenile behavior

Dear Annie: My husband of over 25 years has a large number of friends and acquaintances listed in his e-mail address book with whom he exchanges jokes, news, pictures and, at times, porn. This sometimes includes very explicit videos. More...

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NEW SORORITY MEMBERS - Xi Alpha Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi welcomed two new members, Carolyn Jones and Louise Spenser of Shelby, into the chapter. A ritual was held June 6 at the home of Ruth Ann Ohlsen. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Doris Smith

Homemaker

GREENVILLE - Doris "Dot" Marilyn Ellenburg Smith, 80, widow of Hubert Gaines "Smitty" Smith, died Monday, July 7, 2008. Born in Seneca, she was a daughter of the late Claude Frank and Beulah Ables Ellenburg. Mrs. More...

Jackie Mathis

Employed by Wabtec Mfg.

COWPENS - Jackie Wayne Mathis, 50, of Wallace Road, went home to be with the Lord on July 6, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of Harold Mathis of Gaffney and the late Ella Nora Goforth Parker. More...

Evelyn G. McAbee

WELLFORD - Evelyn Geraldine McAbee, 70, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late Manning and Annie Harris McAbee. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

USC search nearing end COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina panel searching for a replacement for President Andrew Sorensen is close to wrapping up its work. More...

New YMCA

Groundbreaking will occur after 400K more raised

A giant water slide and teen center are expected to draw students into a new multimillion dollar Cherokee County Family YMCA. Another $400,000 will allow the YMCA to break ground at its new location on Whelchel Road off Highway 11. More...

County council once again postpones property reassessments

The appraised value of your home won't be changing until at least 2009. For the second straight year, Cherokee County Council has agreed to postpone the completion of countywide property reassessments. More...

Post A troopers cite 732 during holiday period

Ongoing efforts by the South Carolina Highway Patrol to stress the need for roadway safety resulted in hundreds of motorists seeing blue lights during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. More...

ATTENTION CANDIDATES

We realize you are excited about your candidacy and want to make residents aware that you are in the race. More...

Local News

Do you know this man?

The Gaffney Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in helping to identify and locate a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred last Wednesday inside a West Floyd Baker Boulevard discount store. More...

Up to 200 properties in Cherokee County might not qualify for farm use exemption

Would the extinguishing of the farm use exemption from properties that no longer qualify for the substantial tax break result in a dramatic rise in property tax revenue for the county? That question has apparently been answered. More...

Police investigate report of exploding commode

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating a July 5 incident during which a motel room commode was apparently blown up with fireworks. More...

Sports

The 'Wright' stuff

Post 109 crushes York 12-2 to open state playoff run

The Post 109 American Legion junior team enjoyed the comforts of home Monday and it showed. Corey Crissone was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and Alex Trammell knocked in three runs to help Gaffney beat visiting York 12-2 in the opening More...

Former Gaffney star emerges as ace of staff

This is what it often looks like when former Gaffney High and Clemson University standout Justin Sarratt is pitching: plenty of strikes, few baserunners and a win for his team. More...

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MAJOR LEAGUE CHAMPS - The Elk's captured the Cal Ripken Major League championship. Pictured (left to right, front row) Tristan Whelchel, Josh Sereno, Shaq Smith, Dylan Ramsey and Zach Peterson. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

How many step stools does it take to change a light bulb?

Everyone gets frustrated from time to time, don't they? I do and that's a fact. Most of my frustrations stem from simple little tasks around the house that any idiot could seemingly do. Like, say, replacing a light bulb. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pastor Dr. Roger Mason, youth minister and deacons of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church are pictured with The Gaffney Ledger at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. 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?