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Battery pouch blamed for fire

Gaffney firefighters believe a Tuesday afternoon fire was sparked by loose batteries.   A neighbor spotted smoke coming from a home at 114 Claremont St. More...

LifeStyles

MORE THAN MEETS THE MUFFIN: Martha White® challenges home bakers to share their best recipes

Original recipes using muffin mix could win cash and prizes

Armed with spatulas, measuring cups and plenty of mixing bowls, home bakers across the country are encouraged to compete in the third annual Martha White® Muffin Mix Challenge™, now accepting entries until Dec. 29, 2010. More...

Sports

THE HEAT IS ON -

Blacksburg defensive end Ryan Greene applies pressure to the McCormick quarterback during Friday's Iron City Jamboree. More...

Brett Favre is back in Minnesota

Brett Favre is back in Minnesota, stirring hope among Vikings fans that he may be ready to play this season. More...

The Boom is Back

New coach brings back fireworks display as part of pregame ceremony

There will be fireworks on and off the field at the new Reservation this season.   First-year Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones said the fireworks display will once again be a part of the Indians’ colorful pregame ceremony. More...

Letters

Spratt’s claim of ‘saving’ Shaw AFB typical

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Crayons 2 Computers celebrates milestone

Dear Cody:   We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to you and your staff at The Gaffney Ledger.   More...

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...

Sen. Peeler honored for sponsoring foster children ‘bill of rights’

“No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.”   Like this quote, State Sen. More...

Missing woman found lying in creek bed

A missing 68-year-old woman from Spindale, N.C., was found Monday morning when a Cherokee County tracking team discovered her lying in a creek bed in the western corner of the county.   More...

$50K bond for suspect in shooting

A 31-year-old Gaffney man was taken into custody Monday afternoon on a charge of attempted murder in the wake of an early morning shooting outside a West Floyd Baker Boulevard restaurant.   More...

Local News

County school board elects officers; Donnie Lee Smith new chairman

The Cherokee County School Board chose a new chairman Monday in a reorganization following last week’s trustee elections.   Donnie Lee Smith was unanimously elected chairman. Smith previously served as chairman from 2007-2008. More...

Bicycle racing coming to town

Two Up Sports is again teaming with the City of Gaffney and surrounding businesses to bring bicycle racing to Downtown Gaffney. The race will take place on Friday, Aug. 27 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.   More...

Boys and Girls Club to host USA Boxing Showcase

If you give a child a chance, he or she will prove the faith you put in him or her was worth it. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Franklin Smith

COWPENS – Franklin Lauden Smith died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Eden Terrace in Spartanburg after a brief illness. Mr. Smith was a native of Cowpens and lived on South Green River Road. He was born Aug. More...

Nan Buckner

BLACKSBURG – Nanola "Nan" Wilkerson Buckner, 81, of 201 E. Ramseur Drive, passed away Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Helen Jennings

SPARTANBURG – Helen Cobb Jennings, 93, formerly of Spartanburg, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.   More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

The Lester family (Michael, Michelle, Evelyn and Brady) is shown here with The Gaffney Ledger during a Caribbean cruise July 24-30 aboard Carnival Fantasy. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Moving-in day ain’t as easy as it used to be

Just like thousands of parents across the United States, my wife and I spent this past Sunday moving our daughter into her dormitory for her first year of college. 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?