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DHEC plans spring rabies vaccination clinics

COLUMBIA – This spring, veterinarians across South Carolina will join forces with the state Department of Health and Environmental Control to help residents protect their pets, and themselves, against rabies.  More...

Special series deals with subject of death

Death is a subject many would like to avoid even in thought or conversation. More...

Graves’ disease more common in

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Graves’ disease, a disorder where the thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormone than the body needs, is five to 10 times more common in women than men. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Ruppe

ROCK HILL – James A. Ruppe, 83, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House.  Services will be private.  More...

Jean Conway

Elizabeth Jean Maxey Conway, 80, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011, in Bangor, Maine.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Meetings  GHS Class of 1961 Reunion Committee will meet Tuesday, March 29, at 5 p.m. at Aegean Pizza Restaurant. All class members are welcome.   Fundraisers  More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Dee and Jessie Randolph take time to read The Gaffney Ledger while on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago, which was formerly called the Sears Tower. More...

WHEN IN ROME...

So what would you like to learn how to do?

For two days last week I monitored a fifth grade class taking the PASS (Palmetto Assessment State Standards) Writing Test.  More...

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13 cited in alcohol sales sting

Once again the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office enlisted the help of underage operatives to see if area convenience stores and restaurants were paying attention to ID cards when they sold alcoholic beverages.  After checking 28 businesses, More...

Anti-violence vigil attracts large crowd

It was awfully hard to conduct a candlelight prayer vigil amid Thursday evening’s wind gusts.  More...

Fire destroys cabinet shop, equipment

A Thursday night fire destroyed a Gaffney business.  City of Gaffney firefighters were called out at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday to Moore’s Cabinets on Valarie Drive and found flames already venting from the roof upon their arrival.  More...

Local News

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Gaffney City Councilman and Cherokee County Coalition member Bernard Smith offered the following charge to the community at Thursday evening ' s prayer vigil:   “Once in this community, we as a people were proud of who we were. More...

Knuckles Park dedication ceremony set for Tuesday

Nearly three weeks after his death, friends and local dignitaries will gather Tuesday to dedicate the Joe Dean Knuckles Park.  The longtime Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioner died March 4 after a brief stay in the hospital. More...

Three candidates appear ready to seek BPW seat

Edith Knuckles, the widow of longtime Board of Public Works Commissioner Joe Dean Knuckles, will have company on the special election ballot.  Len Rose and James Kelly have picked up petition packets at City Hall and apparently will run in the s More...

Sports

Win No. 500

Limestone coach reaches milestone

After dropping a 5-2 decision in game one of a doubleheader, junior catcher Joe Maloney (Aston, Pa.) went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs to lead Limestone College (20-12, 8-5) to a 12-3 win over Coker College (12-21, 4-10) in the sec More...

Indians down Northwestern

The Gaffney High baseball team had a couple of things going for them against rival Northwestern on Friday — the pitching arm of Michael Wright and the bat of Grayson Goforth.  Wright scattered six hits and struck out eight, while Goforth h More...

Lady Wildcats move to 5-1 with region win

Malory Sanders tossed a two-hitter and Brooke Hope scored both Lady Wildcat runs to lead the Blacksburg High softball team to a 2-1 victory at St. Joseph’s on Friday. The Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third. More...

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