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HUSKEY TAKES FB CONTEST RACE

When all the ballots had been counted, when the election night dust had cleared, when all the pundits and experts had put in their final 2-cents worth, one thing remained abundantly clear — Tim Huskey of Gaffney is the winner — winner of More...

Teen, UCMC settle lawsuit

A teen’s lawsuit against Upstate Carolina Medical Center and two doctors for an alleged misdiagnosis was settled Monday afternoon in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas for $97,500.   More...

LifeStyles

The Tall Girl coming home to Spartanburg

Marshall Chapman to play Chapman Cultural Center

SPARTANBURG – The Tall Girl is coming home.   More...

Accomplished Limestone student will give senior recital

Nicholas Shumate, a Limestone College Music Education major, will present his senior voice recital Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Limestone’s Carroll Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.   More...

Limestone College hosts Locks of Love benefit

At Limestone College's benefit for Locks of Love last Thursday, Dakota Lynn Will, daughter of Kimberly Will and Shane Eubanks of Gaffney, donated her hair. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richard L. Surratt

Richard Lee Surratt, 55, of 307 Oliver St., Craigwood Apartments, Apt. 311, husband of Janice Moore Surratt, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at 2:20 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Heart Center, Spartanburg. More...

Sue Legere

Sue Driskill Legere, 65, 100 Fairfield Drive, Apt. 2-A, passed away Oct. 31, 2010, at home.   A Gaffney native, she was the widow of Joseph Legere and daughter of the late Charles M. and Marjorie Johnson Driskill. More...

Dr. Donald Hunt Sr.

GREENVILLE – Dr. Donald Wayne Hunt Sr., 70, of Greenville, devoted husband and father, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, after a period of declining health. He was married to Sue, the love of his life, for 47 years.   More...

Voters oust Spratt

ROCK HILL (AP) — The House budget committee chairman and South Carolina’s longest serving congressman was ousted Tuesday from the seat he held for nearly three decades following a campaign that painted him as an out-of-touch lackey of Wa More...

Boysen gets tax break for expansion

Cherokee County Council on Monday made it official by approving a new tax package for German auto exhaust maker Boysen to expand its plant here. More...

Haley becomes state’s first woman governor

COLUMBIA — South Carolina elected the state’s first woman governor Tuesday, opting for a three-term Republican state representative who earned the backing of Sarah Palin and campaigned stridently as a political outsider seeking to derail More...

Local News

Jury rules in favor of county in suit filed by former inmate

A jury of six men and six women needed about two hours to decide Tuesday that Cherokee County’s Solid Waste Department wasn’t responsible for a man’s broken leg.   More...

Dedication ceremony to follow Veterans Day parade on Nov. 13

A dedication ceremony will be held Nov. 13 for the new $500,000 Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park in Gaffney.   Local military groups will hold their traditional Veterans Day parade at 10 a.m. in downtown Gaffney. More...

Gaffney police officer injured while trying to make an arrest

A Gaffney police officer was taken to Upstate Carolina Medical Center on Oct. 21 after he allegedly was struck in the face several times while trying to take a man into custody.   Office Blair Dennis was treated and released. More...

Sports

Recreation district fees going up

It will cost more to play county sponsored youth sports next year. More...

Gaffney defeat far from Horror Show

Although the defeat to Northwestern happened two days before Halloween, it was far from a Horror Show for the Gaffney Indians. .   In fact, Gaffney coach Dan Jones quickly ran off several positives from the 42-28 loss.   More...

Wildcats earn date with top seeded Abbeville

The good news is that the Blacksburg Wildcats have qualified for the Class A Division I state playoffs.   The bad news is they must face perennial power Abbeville in a first round matchup on Friday.   More...

Letters

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...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Penny Hamilton and her husband, Trinity, took The Ledger with them on vacation in July. Among the many places they visited was the Budweiser plant in St. Louis, Mo. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I’m glad all that mudslinging is over

Now that the election is over, maybe, just maybe we can live with those who were elected and they will provide wise, moral leadership for our county, state and nation.   At this writing, I have no idea who won any of the races. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Political civility is gone

As a former president, Jimmy Carter can reflect on the politics of another time. It’s not that Democrats and Republicans somehow always agreed when he was a political player, but Carter says what he sees today is different. More...

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