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4-H offers after-school activities for children

Ages 7-14 will have fun while learning in Baking Buddies and Stitching Club

Football, cheerleading and marching bands aren't for everyone. Parents who are looking for an after-school activity that's right for their children should look into 4-H. Cherokee County 4-H will be starting a new club this year. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Eades - Deal

SMYRNA - Donna McDaniel announces the engagement of her daughter, Julia Brooke Eades, to Jason Mathew Deal, son of Timmie and Donna Deal of Clover. Ms. Eades is also the daughter of the late Dean McDaniel. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Unhappy woman says her life has been a waste

Dear Annie: I have been married to "Max" for 22 years. There were some happy times in the beginning after our children (now 20 and 24) were born, but not many since. Max is very controlling and treats his family as objects. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clifford E. Grubb

Worked as a mechanic

BLACKSBURG - Clifford Eugene Grubb, 68, of 155 Ballfield Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg. Mr. Grubb was the husband of Mary Moore Grubb of the home. More...

Roger Dale Calvert

Vietnam veteran

Roger Dale Calvert, 58, of 3203 Pacolet Hwy., died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, in Regional Hospice Home, Spartanburg. More...

John T. Lewis

Employed by Vulcan Material

John Thurman Lewis, 67, of 305 8th Street, Lot C, passed away Friday, Aug.1, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Spartanburg, Mr. More...

En route to Atlanta from Pennsylvania via Cherokee County

With infectious smiles and boundless energy, Genai and Atira Odhner passed through Gaffney on Tuesday relatively unfazed by the heat wave gripping the Upstate. The sisters from Bryn-Athyn, Pa. More...

Highway Patrol cites driver of city truck involved in fatal wreck

A more than month-long investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol into a freakish June 10 accident that claimed the life of a county worker resulted Monday in police citing a former City of Gaffney road worker. More...

Local News

Winds from weekend storm cause damage throughout county

More than a few people were left scratching their heads Monday as cleanup continued in the wake of a severe thunderstorm Saturday that left behind a trail of extremely isolated damage. More...

Three vying for seat being vacated by Greene

Three political newcomers are running Aug. 12 for the right to replace Sandra Greene as the District 6 representative on the school board. School board terms are four years. Cherokee County School Board members receive a yearly salary of $5,000. More...

Adidas coming to outlet mall

Prime Outlets - Gaffney announced Tuesday that adidas, known for its line of performance-oriented footwear and apparel, will open a 7,748 square foot location at Prime Outlets - Gaffney. More...

Sports

ROAD TO REDEMPTION

Gaffney begins quest to reclaim state crown

A lot of stock has been placed on the U.S. Men's Olympic basketball team and its quest for redemption over the next few weeks in Beijing. However, much closer to home the Gaffney football squad is hoping to achieve a similar feat. More...

'Eager' Beecher ready for chance to lead Gamecocks

COLUMBIA— Tommy Beecher barely gets through a meal at a restaurant before he's interrupted by a South Carolina fan eager to talk Gamecock football. More...

Moss, coaches in unfamiliar territory

Aug. 22 game vs. Walhalla leaves Wildcat coaches with less time to prepare

The Blacksburg football team is in unfamiliar territory this week while preparing for the Aug. 22 season opener against Walhalla. More...

Columns

There he is; now he's gone

Many times over the past several years I have wondered how I would handle the death of one or both of my parents. Now I know. My mother died Tuesday, July 29. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Mandy Mullinax recently traveled to Pennsylvania. She is shown here reading The Gaffney Ledger on the Roberto Clemente Bridge outside of PNC Park, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. More...

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