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New ‘Y’ project under way

With a bulldozer churning dirt for a water line in the background, about 50 local residents braved chilly temperatures Tuesday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Cherokee County YMCA.   More...

LifeStyles

Aloha from Hawaii

Hawaii ... land of swaying palms, coconuts, sunny beaches, laid-back lifestyle ... and to an East Coast traveler – jet lag

Coconuts, swaying palm trees and sunny beaches are usually the first thoughts that come to mind whenever Hawaii is mentioned. Hawaii is the newest of the 50 U.S. states and the only state made up entirely of islands. More...

Sports

Gaffney looking for opponent

Realingment surprise forces Indians to look for nonregion foe

With the surprise addition of Boiling Springs to the Region III as part of the latest realignment, Gaffney coach Phil Strickland is looking for another nonregion opponent.   More...

Coach: No changes to GHS staff

When asked if his coaching staff would return intact next season, Gaffney coach Phil Strickland didn’t mince words.   “I don’t anticipate any changes,” Strickland said. More...

Veterans ready to carry load for Lady Indians

With six seniors and four juniors, experience won’t be a concern for the Gaffney girls’ varsity basketball team.   Neither will depth.   “Everybody will contribute,” Gaffney coach Stacey Parris said. More...

Letters

On respecting other people’s property and the BPW’s new billing process

Dear Editor:   The public library is a wonderful place for free entertainment, so why do we, the public, abuse their resources?   More...

Olive Garden coming here

A popular restaurant chain renowned for its Italian specialties is coming to Gaffney.   The Olive Garden has applied for a liquor license to locate in the former Eckerd Drug store space at the Peachtree Marketplace.   More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. More...

Murder warrant issued

As expected, Gaffney Police Department investigators served a 50-year-old city man with a new arrest warrant Monday in the wake of a 41- year-old man’s death.   More...

Local News

Cherokee County residents not immune to AIDS

All it takes is one mistake for a life to be altered forever.   Unfortunately for untold numbers of people across the globe, that mistake resulted in them acquiring the AIDS virus.   More...

Burglar targets occupied home

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reported that a burglar broke a window to gain access to an occupied home on Bolin Road in Blacksburg.   According to a police report, the incident occurred at about 8:20 p.m. Nov. 24 in the 100 block. More...

INSTALLED

Alma Elementary student Sharonica Carson lights a candle during an installation ceremony for the school's Junior Beta Club. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

CALVIN TODD MORGAN

Calvin Todd Morgan, 41, of 125 Indiana Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.   More...

MARTHA SMART

Martha Louise Lawson Smart, 85, of 2047 W. Stagecoach Trail, Shelby, N.C., died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center in Shelby.   Born Aug. 15, 1924, in Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late A.J. More...

LANDON GUGLIELMANA

The Madera community is mourning the loss of Landon Guglielmana, who died suddenly in an early morning auto accident on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, in South Carolina at the young age of 18. More...

Columns

He thinks that dog has a mental problem

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I was resting comfortably in my recliner one recent afternoon when my cell phone rang.   My youngest daughter was in hysterics. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

SSG Chuck Pruitt reads The Gaffney Ledger during his deployment to Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. More...

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