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MICROPOLITAN

County appears on notable list

When it comes to small town corporate real estate deals, nothing could be finer than locating in the Carolinas.  North Carolina and South Carolina led the way with four of the top five micropolitan areas in terms of number of corporate real esta More...

LifeStyles

AAUW March meeting will be at Gaffney Visitors Center

The Gaffney Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the recently remodeled Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery at 210 W. Frederick St.  More...

Danni’s gymnasts compete in Columbia

Danni's Tumbling and Gymnastics competed in the 2011 Gamecock Invite on Jan. 14-16 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Valentine – Sutherland

Davida and Michael Studyvance of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Valentine, of Fort Washington, Md., to Ryan Sutherland, also of Fort Washington.  Ms. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alfred Gilfillan

Alfred Junior Gilfillan, 82, of 411 9th St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville.  More...

Joe Seals

WHITE SETTLEMENT – Joe Douglas Seals, 66, went to the Lord on Sunday, March 6, 2011.  Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 9, at 11 a.m. in Greenwood Memorial Park.  Joe was born Aug. More...

Joe Dean Knuckles

Joe Dean Knuckles, 73, of 107 Iris Lane, died Friday, March 4, 2011, in Regional Hospice Home, Spartanburg.  Husband of Edith Smith Knuckles, he was born in Gaffney to Herbert and Regina Peeler Knuckles. More...

Columns

CODY SOSSAMON

I don’t want to have to pay for their benefits

Unions, public employees and their benefits continue to be topics for discussion on the airwaves and around the water cooler.  Our ‘unscientific’ Web site poll on www.gaffneyledger.com shows folks in these here parts don’t thin More...

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The next time you go out of town, take a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along and snap a photo of yourself and/or your group reading it so we can use it in our “Readers On The Road” feature. More...

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Other News

Will Charlie Sheen’s firing lead to even more fame and fortune?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Consider two parallel universes: Charlie Sheen is destined to hit rock bottom after being fired from the best job he’ll ever have; Charlie Sheen has been freed to blaze a new path to dazzling fame and riches.  More...

Gamecock kicker now in NFL draws big crowd to banquet

Obsessed with every accurate pass and elusive juke, viewers worldwide are glued to their television screens anxiously hoping their respective NFL teams come out on top and take another step closer to its ultimate goal of winning the Super Bowl.  More...

Appellate Court judges rule in favor of Ledger in lawsuit

A panel of state Appellate Court judges has shot down an appeal of a Circuit Court judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit by former Cherokee County School Board member Sandra Greene, and her son Joel, against The Gaffney Ledger.  More...

Student aces ACT reading test

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com

A love for reading paid off in a big way recently when Gaffney High junior Rupa Patel checked the results on her first attempt at the ACT college entrance exam.  Patel made a perfect score on the critical reading section and narrowly missed the More...

Local News

March to a healthier diet

The American Dietetic Association has named March as Nutrition Month. In the United States today, roughly two-thirds of adults are overweight and almost one-third are obese. More...

FAMILY AND FRIENDS —

Stephen B. Caldwell, shown with Casey Cook, completed Marine basic training at Parris Island on February 2. He achieved rank of PFC. More...

GHS planning 14th annual ‘Prom Bash’

Gaffney High School will once again work with community members to ensure this year’s prom is a night to remember for the right reasons.  More...

Sports

Westlane Bowl Results

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ALL-STATE –

Gaffney point guard Dershawn Dawkins was among 16 players selected to the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association Class 4A All-State Team. More...

No. 4-ranked Saints remain unbeaten

Five players scored a pair of goals as No. 4 Limestone (5-0, 2-0 CC) posted an 11-7 victory over Shippensburg (1-1, 0- 0 PSAC) in a Division II women’s lacrosse game on Monday.  More...

Letters

Wonders how much they had to pay for all that work

Dear Editor:  I read with interest the letter section in your March 4 edition. I think it is great that the Cherokee County Recreation Department did all that work for the Blacksburg High School baseball program that Mr. More...

Veterans Affairs Office grateful for the donations

Dear Editor:  We would like to extend our appreciation to the following local businesses for their kind and gracious donations for the Veterans Affairs Volunteer Drivers Appreciation Drop-In:   More...

Sponsors and businesses help make Life After High School’ workshop possible

Dear Editor:  On behalf of the Cherokee County Transition Advisory Council, I want to publicly thank the following sponsors and businesses for their generous donations to the 3rd “Life After High School” workshop held Jan. 27:   More...

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