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Spencer – Southers

David and Donna Spencer of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer, to James Southers, son of Michael and Kimberly Southers of Gaffney.  Miss Spencer is the granddaughter of Otis and Betty Spencer of Gaffney, Louzalia Radica More...

Ruppe – Lemmons

Lacey Ruppe and Justin Lemmons will be married on Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. at Christian Heights Baptist Church.  Miss Ruppe is the daughter of Troy Alan Ruppe and Susan Ruppe. More...

Hemphills celebrate 50th anniversary Dec. 21, 2010

Victor and Gwendolyn Hemphill of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruby Gantenbein

Ruby Lee Edmonds Gantenbein, 78, of 569 Burnt Gin Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Dominique Morgan

Dominique Cintrell Morgan, 19, of 103 Palmetto St., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.  Son of Scott Morgan and Bettina Brannon, he was born in Cherokee County. More...

Walter Leverette

Walter Franklin Leverette, 48, of Gaffney, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Son of the late Charlie F. Leverette and the late Ezera Davis Thompson, he was born in Cherokee County. More...

State News

Lawmakers focus on jobless benefits

COLUMBIA — South Carolina legislators Thursday rushed to fix a flawed state unemployment law that is causing people to wait longer for benefits.  More...

National News

Article

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Vice President Joe Biden visits with U.S. Army Spc. More...

House’s repeal of health care bill largely symbolic

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans redeemed a campaign promise to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, but now must march against the headwinds of a Democratic-controlled Senate and the specter of a White House veto.&nbs More...

2010 home sales lowest since 1997

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people who bought previously owned homes last year fell to the lowest level in 13 years. More...

AUDITING FIRM SUGGESTS CHANGES

County paid $150,000 for health insurance of employees who no longer worked there

No surprise here.  Once again, the accounting firm of McAbee, Talbert & Halliday, Inc., criticized the county for a lack of separation of duties regarding the county’s finances during its 2010 audit presentation to Cherokee County Coun More...

Charter school finds a home

A former church off I-85 is slated to become the future home for a charter school being organized in Gaffney.  More...

Local News

Number of violent crimes down, drug crimes up in city

While there’s no reason to celebrate, recently released crime statistics from the Gaffney Police Department showed a decline in the number of violent crimes in 2010 compared to previous years.  More...

Teachers to attend reading workshop

“I read it, but I don’t get it.”  This book from Cris Tovani has been the subject of recent studies at Ewing and Gaffney middle schools in the ongoing effort to help students become effective readers and writers.  More...

BIKER DOWN —

No injuries were reported but a motorcycle had to be trucked away following a Monday afternoon wreck on West Floyd Baker Boulevard. More...

Sports

USC coach in town to recruit Davis

Former Gaffney High standout and Minnesota Vikings' star Sidney Rice poses for picture with Claire Jones, daughter of GHS football coach Dan Jones. More...

Spurrier, Rice cause stir at GHS

It was far from your typical, nondescript over-the-hump day at Gaffney High School on Wednesday.  The excitement began when Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones received a phone call from University of South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn More...

Getting a needed ‘W’

On a roster chock full of talent, reserve guard Willie Smith might be the Indians’ best kept secret. But he may not be a secret much longer. Smith had 18 points to spark the 15- 1 Gaffney Indians to a 74-66 victory at Rock Hill on Wednesday. More...

Letters

Thanks to all who helped with Christmas Is For Kids

Dear Cody:  On behalf of the families and children that we serve, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to you and to all who donated to “Christmas is for Kids.” You certainly helped to make Christmas much brighter for those i More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

It’s the fourth ‘R’ that’s holding us back

The proverbial three Rs of education are being plagued in South Carolina by a fourth R — red ink. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Steve and Steven Bolin from Gaffney took The Ledger with them to the BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Ariz., on Jan. 10. More...

SCOTT POWELL

I’ve got the water boiling - now what?

There are self-help books available for any condition and problem which happens to cross the mind.  Numerous computer books provide a person with basic information on how to use the Internet and computer programs. More...

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