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New system guarantees 9-1-1 will remain available should disaster occur

Cherokee County E/9-1-1 service just got even more reliable. More...

LifeStyles

LIVE, LAUGH, L’ETOILE

Young women raise $3,675 for charities and organizations during 2009-2010 year

I n 1954, the L’Etoile Club was established as a community service organization and the 24 young women who are members are required to complete two individual monthly hours from September through February. More...

July 12 final day to enter New Talent Night

The deadline to enter the South Carolina Peach Festival New Talent Night is Monday July 12, at 5 p.m.   The Blacksburg Rotary Club is again sponsoring this year’s event on Thursday, July 15, in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

FIVE GENERATIONS – Betty McAbee of Gaffney is pictured with five generations of her family. She is the greatgreat grandmother of Noah Allen, whom she is holding. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Claude Blanton

BLACKSBURG – Claude Allen Blanton, 75, of 253 Garden Lakes Drive, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.   More...

Gerry Hayes

Geraldine (Gerry) Hayes, formerly of 1618 Bonner Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 3, 2010, at Peachtree Centre.   More...

Arthur Maynor

Henry Arthur Maynor, 95, of 125 Beltline Road, Apt. 50, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 4, 2010, at his residence. More...

Letters

Beware of the Good Ol’ Boys

Wherever there’s government, there are “Good Ol’ Boys.”   The Good Ol’ Boys are the ones who use government to line their pockets at the expense of taxpayers. More...

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LETTERS POLICY

1. Each letter submitted must be an original — no photocopies.   E-mails are also accepted if a name and phone number is included:   editor@gaffneyledger.com   2. More...

Suspect in wrecked cruiser incident charged

KEITH ANTHONY JOHNSON IS ACCUSED OF FELONY DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION TO POLICE, FAILURE TO STOP FOR A BLUE LIGHT, RESISTING ARREST, POSSESSION OF STOLEN GOODS, POSSESSION OF A PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION, GRAND LARCENY

A 34-year-old Spartanburg man charged with stealing a City of Gaffney police cruiser and leading police on a chase that ended in a wreck with an innocent bystander has been charged with felony driving under the influence.   More...

Smokers not happy about tax increase

Local smokers aren’t happy about the higher cost to light up.   The price of a pack of cigarettes increased 50 cents a pack Friday as a result of a huge jump in the state’s cigarette tax.   More...

Local News

PATRIOTIC PARADE

PATRIOTIC PARADE – Kids celebrated the Fourth of July on Sheraton Loop on Saturday by participating in the neighborhood's golf cart parade. More...

CHAPS selling engraved bricks to help raise funds for museum projects

Already a venue preserving history for future generations, the opportunity remains for the names of local residents and their loved ones to join the many exhibits and relics at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum.   More...

Area national parks need extra funding, staff

While its investigations were mostly complimentary of the work done at South Carolina’s Revolutionary War parks, the Tennessee-based National Parks Conservation Association says Cowpens National Battlefield and Kings Mountain National Military More...

Sports

THE SECOND SEASON

Post 109 looks to build on playoff successes

Manager Zach Clary is all too familiar with the high playoff expectations for his Post 109 team.   After all, he helped to create them as a player. Clary was part of the 2005 team that began a string of state playoff appearances for Post 109. More...

Post 109 junior team has tough road ahead

The Post 109 junior team isn’t exactly heading into postseason play with a lot of momentum.   In the regular-season finale on Thursday, Post 109 was swept by Lancaster in a doubleheader. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Bubba Wright Age: 18 Position: First Base School: Gaffney High School and University of South Carolina High School Stats: .275 batting average and five home runs. More...

Columns

Want some hot sauce on your beefosaurus?

Ever since the day when our ancestors, the mighty cavemen, killed the first beefosaurus and dragged it back to the cave and threw it on the fire, man has been looking for ways to spice up their meals because, let’s face it, beefosaurus meat ca More...

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Servant to the lender

Thank God for the opportunity to celebrate another FOURTH OF JULY! May God’s mercy be so abundant to the USA that we have other opportunities. 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?