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Farmers market returns Saturday

Why not buy items that are home-grown?  An everyday task for farmers to wake early in an effort to tend to a vast array of crops, these producers will finally get the opportunity to show off the fruits of their labor this weekend, which marks th More...

LifeStyles

3 locals among 47 S.C. students on trip to nation’s capital

Forty-seven rising high school seniors from South Carolina will visit Washington, D.C. June 11-16 as part of the 47th annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program. More...

TUESDAY WOMAN'S CLUB TOURS WINNIE DAVIS HALL –

The Tuesday Woman's Club met May 10 at 4 p.m. in the newly renovated Winnie Davis Hall of History at Limestone College. Hostesses were Mrs. Joe Moore, Mrs. James Moss and Dr. Gena Poovey. More...

2 local gymnasts compete in S.C. State Championships

Danni’s Tumbling and Gymnastics participated in the Level 5-10 South Carolina State Championships on March 25-27. The competition was held at the All Weather Training Center aboard the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tommy Bishop

SPARTANBURG – TommyHayesBishop, 69, of 130 Caroline St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 6, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Newberry, he was the husband of Julia (Judy) Smith Bishop and son of the late Cl More...

Jeff Owens

Jeffrey Hugh Owens, 52, of 111 Sherman Drive, went home to be with the Lord onMonday, June 6, 2011, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Lunette Scruggs Smith of the home and the late Ralph McMillan. Mr. More...

Jerry Jackie Lamb

Jerry Jackie Lamb, 61, of 214 Knot St., passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Gaffney, Mr. Lamb was the son of the late Grady Clyde and Beatrice Foster Lamb. More...

Gas leak temporarily disrupts restaurant

A gas line rupture forced the temporary shutdown of a Hyatt Street restaurant and evacuation of its workers Monday afternoon.  More...

Teachers likely to get a pay raise; the big question is how much?

County teachers will likely see higher salaries upon returning to work in August.  More...

Local News

FAILURE WAS NOT AN OPTION... Persistence pays off for Gaffney woman

Failure was not an option when Charity Covington set out on her journey to complete high school last August in the adult education program.  More...

Keeping area seniors safe

City of Gaffney firefighters are teaming up with Cherokee County Meals on Wheels to help protect area seniors from the dangers of fire.  The partnership actually began several months ago when Meals on Wheels approached the fire department to ask More...

Phone call leads to man being rescued on Broad River

An injured man stuck on the Broad River near McKowns Mountain was able to use a cell phone to get help Tuesday morning.  More...

Sports

Gaffney’s Craig suspended from Clemson football team

Red-shirt freshman wide receiver Joe Craig has been suspended from the football team and will not be allowed to participate in voluntary summer workouts, Head Coach Dabo Swinney announced Tuesday.  Craig was previously suspended from competition More...

Lady Indians return to court

Gaffney to travel to PC and Upstate during busy June

Gaffney High varsity girls basketball coach Susan Wade couldn’t wait to get back into the gym for the team’s summer program.  Apparently, most of her players felt the same.  Wade said that many of her players were already at the More...

Local complex to host Cal Ripken League state tournament on July 14

Out-of-county fans should be filling up local hotels and piling in resturaunts when the Cherokee County Sports Youth Complex hosts this year’s 11 and under and 12 and under Cal Ripken League state tournaments.  The tournaments will run si More...

Columns

Readers on the Road

these ladies took along a copy of the Gaffney Ledger on a recent 11-day trip to waikiki beach, hawaii. they are (front row, left to right) sybil owenby, Martha spencer, robin hulsey and Judy yeager. More...

This is about a party; but not a political party

THEIR VIEWS

It’s not immigration legislation or a voter-identification bill. It’s not the state budget or tort reform. Those are very serious debates during which Republicans and Democrats have had serious disagreement.  More...

Cuts in federal spending should include the payroll

May’s jobs numbers are worse than expected. So are the month’s retail-sales figures. The dollar took another dive against the Euro, a day after the stock market suffered its steepest oneday drop since last summer. More...

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