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GHS students headed to Washington

Four will participate in wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington while on field trip

Four Gaffney High students will get the rare opportunity April 2 to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington.  More...

Five compete Saturday for Gaffney’s Distinguished Young Woman crown

Formerly Gaffney Junior Miss, program begins at 7 p.m. at Granard Middle School

Five young Gaffney women will compete for the title of Gaffney’s Distinguished Young Woman, formerly Gaffney Junior Miss, Saturday, March 26, at 7 p.m. More...

Living history encampment at Kings Mountain Military Park celebrates Women’s History Month

Living history interpreters will present a spring encampment at Kings Mountain National Military Park's visitor center Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Debbi Powell

Deborah (Debbi) Martin Powell, 58, of 104 Ridgeway Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at her residence.  More...

Joanne Dunn “Mother” Adams

Services for Joanne Dunn Adams, affectionately called “Mother,” age 69, of Granard Courts, Apt. J-42, Gaffney, widow of John Adams, will be held Saturday, March 26, at 4 p.m. at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. C. A. More...

Lena Stroup

Lena Love Stroup, 92, formerly of Lipscomb Street, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Columns

SCOTT POWELL

It was all downhill after the tents were set up

The worst camping trip I ever went on was my first camping experience after I joined the Boy Scouts in August of 1984.  We hiked into this beautiful open wooded area right next to a stream called Standing River. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Roll call voting passes after much debate

It wasn’t always easy, but worthwhile things never are. This past week, the Senate approved a landmark roll call voting bill that we hope will fundamentally change the way the General Assembly does business. A top priority for Gov. More...

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

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.  Please make sure the photo is good quality. More...

A HEART-WRENCHING GOODBYE

Hundreds attend funeral of 6-year-old boy killed when miniature train at park crashed

The aches and pains of Rev. Dwight Easler’s body compared little to the pain the Corinth Baptist Church pastor felt in his heart Thursday afternoon.  More...

$2.25 MILLION

County staring at budget shortfall

Last year, the Cherokee County administration used a portion of its local option sales tax and withdrew more than $1 million from its fund balance, which included the sale of county equipment and property and rent payments from the Cherokee County Co More...

Local News

First lawsuit filed in Cleveland Park train wreck

Even before an official cause has been determined, the first lawsuit has already been filed in connection with the March 19 crash of a miniature train in Spartanburg.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

Gaffney police confiscate $7,660 after high-speed chase; man arrested

The Gaffney Police Department reported the seizure of more than $7,500 in cash from a car following a high-speed chase from a March 19 safety checkpoint that resulted in the arrest of a 45-year-old man.  More...

KIWANIS SPEAKER –

Sandra Miller, right, with the Cherokee Children's Home was speaker at a recent Gaffney Kiwanis Club meeting. She gave the group an update on the programs and services they have at the home. More...

Sports

Indians to debut new gold helmets

The Gaffney High football team is going for the gold next season - when it comes to headgear.  Gaffney coach Dan Jones said Wednesday that the Indians will be sporting new gold helmets in 2011, instead of the traditional black-colored headgear. More...

Former GHS coach to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Known as the consummate coach, mentor and friend, former Gaffney High track and cross country coach Whitefoord Smith will be inducted into the South Carolina Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Half of Fame on Saturday.  More...

Culp closes out opposition

Sophomore Cameron Culp has become a mainstay of the Limestone College pitching staff.  No surprise there - Culp posted a team-best 9-1 record on the Gaffney High 2009 state championship team.  More...

State News

State law limits government liability to $600,000

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

On Drugs? No benefits for you

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina lawmakers said Thursday that unemployed residents should lose jobless benefits if they don't show up for a drug test offered by a prospective employer.  More...

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