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Police say shoplifter urinated on books

Gaffney police are on the lookout for a woman who not only shoplifted from a local store but damaged merchandise by urinating in a display bin.  According to an incident report, police were dispatched to the Dollar Store in the 1300 block of Old More...

LifeStyles

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMAN OF GAFFNEY

Bailey Frye (left) was crowned Gaffney's Distinguished Young Woman in competition held Saturday, March 26. First runner-up was Madison Norton. More...

Wright – McCraw

David and Reneé Wright of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany L., to G. Grayson McCraw, son of Frankie and Lori McCraw of Gaffney.  More...

Dellinger – Hiers

Terry and Gail Dellinger of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna, to Matthew Hiers, son of Chappell and Ann Dora Hiers of Gaffney.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sarah Bradley

SPARTANBURG – Sarah Moore Bradley, 80, formerly of 370 Boundary Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at White Oak Estates.  More...

Billy Strain

William (Billy) Fulton Strain Sr., 73, of 1214 Ellis Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  More...

Russell (Petey) Hughey

Russell (Petey) Lee Hughey, 54, of 162 Ninety Nine Ferry Road, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at his residence.  Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of Nancy Guyton Spence and Floyd Spence of Lake Wylie and the late James P. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

When tragedy strikes, the ‘why’ question emerges

Tragic events are no respecter of persons or locales. They are experiences that depart from the expected and seem to have a disastrous outcome.  Some involve many people. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Three cheers for Lawn Mower Puller Man

Ah, the joys of spring.  We all love the sunshine and wearing short sleeves and feeling the warm breeze blow through the car when we drive with the windows down.  But there’s also a few down sides, like all those annoying insects, and 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...

Firefighters contain blaze resident finds upon returning home

A Champion Ferry Road resident discovered a fire upon returning home Friday afternoon, but fortunately found it before it spread too far.  Firefighters from three departments were dispatched to the 200 block of Champion Ferry Road at about 3:30 More...

Look, up in the sky ... ... It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a ... PRINCIPAL

Goucher Elementary Principal Janice Keller has always dreamed about touring the county’s peach crops in a hot air balloon.  More...

‘Dream It’ hopes to change perception of industry

Many high school students still think manufacturing involves working a blue collar job on an assembly line in a noisy environment.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

A burglary was reported in the 300 block of 10th Street.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone entered a home between 4:15 p.m. March 25 and 2:30 p.m. More...

City will take over park maintenance; decrease Recreation District funding

The already financially strapped Cherokee County Recreation District will have to make do with a little less money from the city.  More...

Four Habitat for Humanity homes dedicated last week

Though they had moved in months ago, a local family was just as happy last Sunday as they were the day they moved into their new house.  “I thank God for the opportunity to be a homeowner,” Rick Davis said after he and his family cut More...

Sports

In the record books

Gaffney’s Culp ties LC save record

Sophomore closer and former Gaffney High standout Cameron Culp tied the school record for most saves in a season with eight and freshman leftfielder Chad Balderman finished with a home run and six RBIs on the day to help Limestone College (23-13, 10- More...

GHS puts on Classic show

Gaffney High baseball coach Jeff Osment accomplished his main goal of giving every player some valuable playing time at the Southeas tern Baseball Classic in Hartsville this weekend.  Just as importantly, the Indians were able to win some games, More...

Top-ranked Saints rout Queens

Top-ranked Limestone scored the game’s first three goals and combined a balanced scoring attack with sound defense in route to a 24-3 win over No.7 Queens University of Charlotte on Saturday in a clash of Conference Carolinas and South Region u More...

Other News

Head of the class

  This Spring, the Spartanburg Day School lower school will hold its X (10th) Spring Art show. Students gathered to create a large Roman Numeral to help advertise the event.  More...

Nonfiction writers

The students in Sarah Ligon's first grade class, at Blacksburg Primary School, have been working on nonfiction writing. They had to choose a topic that they knew a lot about so they could create four chapters in their books. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?