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Couple married May 4

Crystal Deaton and Jeff Cole of Gaffney were married in a double ring ceremony on May 4, 2010.   The bride is the daughter of Ronnie and Bridgette Deaton of Blacksburg and Linda Fowler of Gaffney. Her grandfather is Stoy Deaton of Blacksburg. More...

WOMAN OF ACCOMPLISHMENT

WOMAN OF ACCOMPLISHMENT – The Gaffney Business and Professional Women's Club will meet Monday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at House of Pizza. Guest speaker will be Joshua L. More...

Shady Grove will honor pastor at special service

Shady Grove Baptist Church will honor Pastor Lee Byers Jr. and First Lady Esther Byers at a special service Sunday, May 16, at 11 a.m. The church along with all ministries will present Rev. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clarence “Rocky” Byars

Clarence Lee “Rocky” Byars, 77, of 228 Smoke Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Loy C. Proctor, Sr.

Loy “Buster” Carson Proctor Sr., 62, of 406 Spruce St., passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at his residence.   Mr. Proctor was born in Gaffney and was the son of the late Evelyn Allison Proctor. More...

Elaine Overcash

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Elaine Ruppe Overcash, 64, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center.   More...

National News

‘AWT’ garners 13 nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — With 13 Daytime Emmy nominations, the soap opera "As the World Turns" has the potential for a trophy-filled goingaway party on an awards show being broadcast by the network that pulled the plug on it.   More...

Child hurt when car window smashed

A 3-year-old boy suffered cuts on his face and head from broken glass Wednesday afternoon when someone smashed a vehicle window at Anthony Street and Colonial Avenue. More...

Yes, that really was a giant hot dog you saw driving down the street

It doesn’t matter if you’re young or young at heart — a giant hot dog on wheels is bound to capture your attention. More...

Local News

Local man ‘bowled over’ by his love of history

For some, the words free and labor should never be presented in the same sentence, usually translating into a hard day of work winding up with little to show for it.   More...

MayMania kicks into high gear this weekend

Some opportunities are too big to pass up.   After all, it’s not every day that you bump into Darth Vader and other characters from the widely acclaimed movie series Star Wars.   More...

POLICE REPORTS

 The Gaffney Police Department served a Walnut Street man with an arrest warrant for first degree burglary following an alleged break-in attempt on Second Street. More...

Sports

Cherokee Speedway results

Extreme 4 1) 3s Jonathan Surrett Shelby 2) 6 Will Monteith 3) 27 Robbie Strain 4) 3 Chris Surrett 5) 1 Brook McGarter   Crate 1) 57M Zach Mitchell 2) 22 Joey Phillip 3) F1X Mitchell Duvall 4) 57y Adam Yarbrough 5) f1 Jonathan Duvall   More...

Summer hoop league signup

Registration for the Cherokee County Summer Youth Basketball League for ages 10 and under will continue until May 22. More...

Magic finish off sweep of Hawks

The Orlando Magic are playing like a team that will settle for nothing less than its first NBA championship. More...

Columns

What I learned from Scouting

Character is often defined by the choices we make.   Our character is tested in many different ways every day whether financially, personally, politically, or in the environments where we work. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

  Mike Safran, owner of Safran's Antique Shop in Columbia and his wife are shown reading The Gaffney Ledger in Holland where he made friends sometime ago while purchasing antiques, etc. More...

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