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Fire victim critical but stable

An 84-year-old Gaffney woman, rescued from her burning home by firefighters Wednesday, was listed in critical but stable condition Thursday afternoon at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., a hospital spokeswoman confirmed.  More...

LifeStyles

County libraries set to kickoff summer reading programs for children and teens

Children and teens are invited to participate in the free 2011 “One World Many Stories” and “You Are Here!”summer reading programs at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney, the Blacksburg Library and various bookmobile More...

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Local church to honor legendary gospel singing quartet

Bethany Baptist Church will hold its fifth Sunday singing on May 29 during the 11 a.m. worship service. The singing will be a tribute to the Statesmen Quartet. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

ALICE FOWLER

BLACKSBURG — Alice Davis Fowler, 88, of 1725 Blacksburg Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late S. L. More...

LOYD GEORGE WRIGHT

CHESNEE — Loyd George Wright, 77, of 117 N. Texas Avenue, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011.  A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Gertrude Hill Wright of the home and the son of the late Claude and Millie Peeler Wright. More...

John Hampton

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — Mr. John Vincent Hampton, Sr., 62, of Stoney Point Road, Kings Mountain, N.C., passed away Tuesday evening, May 24, 2011, at the Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.  Mr. More...

Breaking News - 5/27/2011 2:24 PM

One violation in 3 years

Inspector issued only one violation in 3 years More...

Smithsonian exhibit will be packed up, shipped out Sunday

If the past 50 days have been a dream, Gaffney City Clerk LeighAnn Snuggs does not want to wake up.  “It seems like yesterday the festival was just beginning, then all of a sudden I wake up today and it is almost over,” she said.&nbs More...

Seniors get letters they wrote to themselves 8 years earlier

“Grayson Goforth and I are the smartest kids in our class. This year I’ve become smarter and taller. When I graduate I want to go to college for 4 years, then go to a designing school to learn how to be an inteir decorator.”  More...

CLOSED MONDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.  We would ask that you pause for a moment this weekend to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom.  We will resume regular busi More...

Local News

Recreation District Board nixes proposed pay raises

“It really upset me when I heard they wanted a raise.”

In the wake of approving a controversial $10 hike in registration fees, the Cherokee County Recreation District Board on Tuesday voted down proposed pay raises for six of the seven recreation department staff members.  More...

NAP TIME —

Consumers and staff at the Cherokee County DSN Board gathered recently to kick off summer with an agency-wide cookout sponsored by O'Sullivan Equipment and Supply. More...

New home starts up in April

New home construction rebounded slightly in Cherokee County last month.  There were seven new home starts in April, up one from the same month in 2010, according to statistics released this week by the local Homebuilders Association.  More...

Sports

Service to honor community servant

The beautiful life of John Earl Smith came to an end Sunday, May 22. He was a friend to all as he served our community with great compassion for area youth.  More...

Women's lacrosse

LC lacrosse coach, players honored

Limestone coach Scott Tucker and five members of the NCAA Division II National Runner-up Limestone College women’s lacrosse program have been honored by Synapse Sports, formerly Women’s Lacrosse.com, in their annual postseason awards.&nbs More...

GHS softball camp June 14-16

The Gaffney High Softball Camp will be held at Wyane Fuller Field from Monday, June 14, to Thursday, June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. More...

Columns

OUR VIEW

Money for nothing

Cherokee County Council last week gave the go-ahead to apply for a $375,000 Appalachian Regional Council grant to help pay for repairs to Commerce Drive.  If you’re not familiar with that particular road, it’s because you’ve pr More...

THEIR VIEW

Give employers a break

The incompetence of the now-defunct Employment Security Commission had much to do with the insolvency of the South Carolina unemployment trust fund in late 2008, but the problems didn’t end there.  More...

SCOTT POWELL

After that diploma, things will never be the same

The buzz word burning a hole in my e-mail account these days provides me with a stark reminder about one of the best times in a person’s life.  More than 520 Blacksburg and Gaffney high students will officially celebrate the end of 12 year 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?