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GHS taking precautions after MRSA case surfaces

Gaffney High School administrators have been on the lookout in recent weeks for a contagious skin disease found to have infected a student. More...

LifeStyles

Greenville State Farmers Market to host AutumnFest Sept. 24-26

GREENVILLE – The South Carolina Department of Agriculture will hold its AutumnFest on Friday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Greenville State Farmers Market, 1354 Rutherford Road.   More...

Cardiac rehab has lots of benefits, yet many women don’t participate

Those who do participate cut their chances of dying of heart disease by nearly 30 percent

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Couple married 70 years

Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Swanger of Gaffney celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31, 2010. Their four children hosted a family dinner on Aug. 28 to honor the couple at Love Springs Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Don Phillips

Donald Levys Phillips, 70, of 2714 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at his residence. More...

Garland Chappell Sr.

Garland Edward Chappell Sr., 88, of 905 Spring St., husband of Cynthia Talley Chappell, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Curtis E. Spencer Jr.

Curtis Eugene Spencer Jr., 36, of 11404 Riverview Road, Fort Washington, Md., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, a 11:50 a.m. at Prince Georges Hospital.   He was the son of Curtis and Vivian Spencer of Fort Washington. More...

State News

Residents urged to vote Nov. 2

The South Carolina State Election Commission has kicked off a month-long effort to encourage South Carolinians to prepare for the Nov. More...

National News

Traffic deaths lowest since 1950

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people dying on the nation's roads has fallen to its lowest level in six decades, helped by a combination of seat belts, safer cars and tougher enforcement of drunken driving laws.   More...

SLED investigating status of $1,600 in evidence money at sheriff’s office

Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton confirmed Thursday that he requested a SLED investigation into some possibly missing money that was being held in evidence.   More...

Peninger helped launch first salvo as U.S. struck back in Afghanistan

“It was as if I was watching a Bruce Willis movie. There was no way it could be real.”   More...

Local News

Free web conference helps families make informed home care decisions

The non-profit National Private Duty Association (NPDA) has announced that it will host a consumer education web conference, Home Safe Home: Making Informed Senior Care Decisions, on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. CDT. More...

“A DAY WE’LL NEVER FORGET”

Ceremony Saturday to remember events of Sept. 11

It’s a day each of our lives changed, a day none of us will forget.   Nine years to the date of the horrific events of Sept. More...

SILENT AUCTION —

SILENT AUCTION — Peachtree Centre residents Margaret Moss (left) and Pearl Hancock sit beside a homemade pie safe and several high-tech devices like an iPod alarm clock. More...

Sports

LEDGER FOOTBALL EXPERTS

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Sports Briefs

Gaffney rolls Granard   Jalen Sims rushed for a touchdown and added a pair of 2-point conversions to lead Gaffney Middle to a 28-6 victory over rival Granard in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday. More...

Lady Indians top Chapman; lose close match to Greenville

The Gaffney High volleyball team split a pair of matches on Tuesday, losing to Greenville in two close games and beating Chapman, 2-1. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A whole lot of innocence was lost that day

Whenever I set off for another adventure in my youth, a practice that generally started with checking the air pressure of my balding bicycle tires, I always made sure to reach for my back pocket to make sure I had something I would never leave home More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

Ann Wheat, Leigh Wheat, Naomi Henson and David Wheat are shown here with The Gaffney Ledger while enjoying the Titanic exhibit in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., during the Labor Day weekend. 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?