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Miss Breeden and Mr. Shore exchange vows in December at State Line Baptist Church

Savannah Taylor Breeden of Inman and Cody Aaron Shore of Gaffney were married on Dec. 4, 2010, at State Line Baptist Church. The Rev. Daniel Shore and the Rev. Chris Showen conducted the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Dennis – Kirby

Michael and Teresa Dennis of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle, to Adam Kirby of Blacksburg, son of Phil Kirby of Gaffney and Clara Kirby of Blacksburg.  More...

Dowda – Bryant

Katie Dowda and Joshua Bryant, both of Kings Mountain, N.C., will be married on May 28, at Woodmill Winery in Vale, N.C.  Miss Dowda is the daughter of Tim and Teresa Patterson and Bobby Dowda, all of Kings Mountain. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Terry Smiley

Francis Terrill “Terry” Smiley, 54, of 3384 Old Georgia Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Homer Byrd

Homer Elmer Byrd, 82, of 2020 Love Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. More...

Inez Holmes

Inez Hammett Holmes, 88, of 802 Beech St., peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, surrounded by her family at her son’s residence.  More...

State News

Flu cases increase significantly across state

COLUMBIA – Influenza virus activity has risen to widespread status, prompting a call for increased vaccination, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has reported.  More...

WILL HE OR WON’T HE?

We anxiously await the decision of our friend the noble groundhog

Every groundhog will have its day Wednesday when many children and adults will put their faith in a furry rodent’s ability to predict the weather.  For 125 years, Punxsutawney Phil and his groundhog forefathers have emerged from their wint More...

‘Mystery’ employee leaving

While the details are a mystery, the Cherokee County School Board voted unanimously Monday to part ways with an unnamed school district employee.  More...

Local News

Average isn’t good enough, state superintendent says

Calling national science test results a wake-up call for schools, new State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais said South Carolina students must do better in order to stay competitive in careers involving science and technology.  More...

Blacksburg Middle School announces honor roll for second nine weeks

Blacksburg Middle School has announced its honor roll for the second nine weeks. (*Denotes All A’s)  More...

A feast fit for a king

Mrs. Wilson’s fourth grade class at The Village School of Gaffney performed Friday, Jan. 28, a Medieval Feast in the Family Life Center of the First Baptist Church of Gaffney.  More...

Sports

Cherokee County YMCA 2011 Basketball League Results

Results for Saturday, Jan.29  Biddy-Ball League  Game 1: The Chick-fil-A Tigers (MVP Tucker Hoffinan) played the Cherokee Acoustics Inc. More...

GREAT GRAPPLERS -

Eight members of the Gaffney High wrestling team finished among the top four in their weight class at Friday's Region III-4A tournament to advance to the Upperstate Qualifier later this month. More...

Saints enter season with high hopes

The Saints enter the 2011 baseball campaign with high hopes as the team returns a solid core of veteran players while also bringing in a bevy of transfer talent.  More...

Columns

GAFFNEY LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Southside Baptist Church youths and chaperones were in Gatlinburg, Tenn., from Dec. 31-Jan. 2 for Winter X-treme and took along a copy of The Ledger. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Immediate steps to create jobs   More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Voter ID, Roll Call bills in the spotlight

The major event of the week was the 4-hour, sometimes-contentious debate on the Voter ID legislation that I wrote about last week.  The goal of this legislation is to protect the integrity of the election system of our state, where the integrity More...

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