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Olive Garden submits building plans to city

$1 MILLION INVESTMENT

A popular restaurant chain renowned for its Italian specialties is coming to Gaffney.   The Olive Garden plans to spend $1 million to renovate the 9,000-square-foot former Eckerd Drug store space at the Peachtree Marketplace. More...

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Children’s home honors volunteers

Sherrin Ellis receives Volunteer of the Year award

The 2009-2010 volunteer appreciation banquet for the Cherokee Children's Home was held Thursday, April 22, at Central Baptist Church. The 3330 (John 3:30) College Group hosted the banquet. The Rev. S. More...

Mandret Wilkins honored with Lifetime Board Member Award

Mandret Wilkins was honored with the Cherokee Children's Home Lifetime Board Member Award at the home’s volunteer apreciation banquet on April 22. Judy Nix, Director of Development, presented the award.   More...

Spring Celebration continues Saturday

BLACKSBURG – Iron City Ministries will continue its second annual Spring Celebration on Saturday, May 8. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William C. Burgess Sr.

UNION – William Carroll "Heavy" Burgess Sr., 75, husband of Elaine Williford Burgess, of 124 Williford Road, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at his home.   More...

Eric French

Eric Gene French, 40, of 402 Little Egypt Road, formerly of Athens, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at his residence. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If I could go back in time ...

During a very thought-provoking discussion last week with a co-worker, our conversation turned to a question that no doubt resulted in a lot of pensive-looking beard stroking. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

PLEASE NOTE: We love hearing from you and getting photos from your travels. We want your photos to look good when we show them off on this page, so please keep in mind these tips when taking pictures.   1. More...

Crash claims life of York motorist

A 21-year-old York man was killed Thursday evening on Highway 5 near Blacksburg when his pickup truck slammed into the back of a stopped tractor-trailer. More...

Ice cream truck driver arrested on pot charge

A tip to the Gaffney Police Department led to the seizure of suspected marijuana from an ice cream truck and a Boiling Springs man’s arrest Wednesday. More...

A WORK OF ART

Bryan Benson painted city landmarks on the new The Gaffney Ledger paper box at Daddy Joe's Barbecue. More...

HELP WANTED:

Assistant city court judge

In addition to ironing out the final details of the proposed budget, Gaffney City Administrator James Taylor has another task to complete: Find a new assistant municipal court judge.   More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

 The Gaffney Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted carjacking on Wilkinsville Highway.   More...

Dancers to be ‘showcased’

Only a few days removed from her dance academy’s biggest performance of the year, Misti Harrison can be found back at the studio sorting through music and producing new choreography in an effort to make the program’s next show better tha More...

Peachtree Centre plans events to celebrate National Nursing Home Week, May 10-14

Peachtree Centre will celebrate National Nursing Home Week, May 10- 14. A variety of activities is being held with each day having a specific special event. More...

Sports

Indians set to shine at qualifier

The stakes couldn’t be higher for the Gaffney High track team on Saturday.   A record 22 Indians have advanced to the state qualifier at Dreher High School. More...

Sarratt named region III-4A player of the year

This should be as much of a surprise as the sun coming up tomorrow morning - Gaffney’s Julie Sarratt was named as the Region III-4A Player of the Year for the second straight year. More...

Indians place five on all-region team

First the good news: The Gaffney High baseball team placed five players on the all-region team.   Now, the even better news: All five players will return next season. More...

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