August 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg street dance will serve as prelude to Ed Brown Rodeo

Blacksburg residents will pull their dancing shoes out of the closet one more time as the summer winds down, grooving with purpose in anticipation of one of the county’s more noteworthy regular events.   More...

ATTENTION CANDIDATES

The Gaffney Ledger will publish statements from school board candidates in the Wednesday, Aug. 4, issue.   Candidate statements must be no longer than 500 words.   Statements can be brought by The Gaffney Ledger office at 1604 W. More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church hosts ‘All the King’s Men’ conference

Author Sam Mehaffie speaker at Aug. 5 event

Men from throughout the Piedmont region will gather at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug. 5, to sing praises, listen to celebrity testimonies and learn what it’s like to be better role models.   More...

Peach Center celebrates 20th anniversary; announces 2010-2011 season schedule

GREENVILLE – This year the Peace Center is celebrating 20 years in grand style, with a spectacular line-up of performances and $5 tickets for worldclass entertainment.   More...

WHAT’S UP

Correction   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Mullinax

Betty Sue Campbell Mullinax, 81, of 1147 Champion Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   More...

Betty Robertson

Betty Lucille Love Robertson, 80, of 822 N. Logan St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

John B. Dawkins

John Blake Dawkins, 61, of 865 Concord Road, husband of Yvonne Sloan Dawkins, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010, at 3 a.m. at his residence.   More...

Columns

What ideas would you have for newcomers?

ast December my   L family and I (husband   and two young boys) began a new adventure when we relocated to Gaffney.   More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Get out of the road fool, I’m listening to my iPod

I have one of those adapter thingies that allow me to play my iPod through my car stereo. 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...

War appropriations bill has ‘unionize act’ attached

The last thing cash-strapped counties need is to be forced to bargain with a union over pay for its public safety workers.   More...

County lost nearly 1,800 jobs from 2000 to 2008

Anyone without one knows that jobs are hard to find here.   In fact, the county lost 1,775 jobs from 2000 to 2008, according to a South Carolina Association of Counties employment report. More...

No sales tax on some items this weekend

Another school year is right around the corner ... and so are the savings.   More...

Local News

Blood drive Tuesday

The recent blood drive on July 1 in honor of Marion Patton was a big success. Seventy-three units of lifesaving blood was collected with a waiting list of 69 more people that wanted to donate. More...

Kitchen fire causes extensive damage

A fire traced to an unattended stove gutted a home last Tuesday evening, but luckily caused no injuries.   No one was inside when the fire broke out at 202 Adam St. More...

SC finalist for federal school grants

South Carolina is one of 19 finalists in the second round of competition for $3.4 billion in federal Race to the Top grants to be awarded this fall.   More...

Sports

Brooks back on the GHS sideline

A familiar face will be returning to the Gaffney High varsity football coaching staff. More...

Football frenzy

Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones was an easy man to find on Thursday - he was the one working up a sweat on the team’s practice field. More...

State champs thumped in regional opener

Manager Bob Humphries didn’t recognize the team that took the field Thursday morning for the start of the Cal Ripken League Southeast Regionals for ages 12 and under.   It’s probably because the team did something unusual - lose. More...

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