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The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 5.  We wish for you and your family a safe and happy Fourth of July.   More...

LifeStyles

Don’t let foodborne illness be unwanted guest at your Fourth of July celebration

Be aware of food safety techniques at picnics and cookouts

Foodborne illness is an unwanted guest at any party or cookout and with the Fourth of July holiday here, everyone should be aware of the proper food safety techniques to ensure guests have a happy and healthy experience.  More...

Finley, Wallace earn doctorate degrees

Robert B. Finley and Dennis E. Wallace Jr. received doctorate degrees in May, 2011, from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Ga .  More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news ffi Midway Baptist Church will have a Fourth of July celebration on Sunday, July 3, beginning at 5 p.m. Children are invited to bring their bikes and ride in a parade. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tim Elliott

Timothy Wales Elliott, 60, of 4479 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Hickory, N.C., he was the husband of Debbie Owens Elliott and son of Mary Anna Lail Elliott More...

Joyce N. Self

SHELBY N.C. – Joyce Norville Self, 76, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at White Oak Manor in Shelby. She formerly lived at 209 Kenwood Drive in Shelby.  Mrs. Self was the daughter of the late Robert Flay and Mallie Ina Norville. More...

Buck Merrell

BLACKSBURG – Connell James (Buck) Merrell, 49, of 161 Ridgecrest Drive, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at his residence.  Born inHendersonville, N.C., Mr. More...

Meth maker who started boarding house fire sentenced to probation

A 35-year-old Gaffney man who allegedly started an accidental fire that burned Cherokee Boarding House to the ground pleaded guilty Tuesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to a first offense charge of manufacturing methamphetamine.  More...

School superintendent eligible for $69,000 buyout if trustees choose to replace him

Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor becomes eligible for a $69,000 buyout Friday when his new contract takes effect.  Taylor served as superintendent for Laurens School District No. 55 from 1994 until his retirement in 2009. More...

Suspect in murder case has bond set

A 21-year-old man charged in a double-homicide has been granted an opportunity to get out of jail.  On Wednesday, Circuit Court Judge Edward Miller set bond for Jomiltron Sentell Fair at $75,000 with the added condition that Fair be subject to e More...

Local News

Baby, it’s hot outside...

and inside if you can’t afford air conditioning

As the mercury continues to soar toward triple digits, local residents are forced to crank up the air conditioning units in their homes. However, such service comes at a cost, a cost that some can’t afford to pay.  More...

Employers get tax cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly every private employer in the U.S. will get a tax cut on Friday.  More...

Cousins take advantage of Adult Ed programs

Three cousins recently took their first steps towards preparing for future careers as a game warden, nurse and firefighter.  Chase, Cameron and Dakota Childers graduated high school May 26 in an adult education ceremony at Gaffney High. More...

Sports

A TRIUMPHANT RETURN

Carolina’s conquering heroes welcomed home with second championship in tow

COLUMBIA — The Gamecocks flag is flying on top of the South Carolina state capitol.  Columbia’s classic rock station is taking requests for the school’s fight song and state senators briefly put aside debate on redistricting to More...

BRIEFS

AAU team to sponsor camp   The Gaffney Sidney Rice Elite AAU team is sponsoring a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 16 at the Cherokee County Boys and Girls Club.  The team will sponsor a camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 11 on F More...

SCHEDULE

Today AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL  Spartanburg at Gaffney Post 109 — 7 p.m.   More...

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Darby Blanton Jr. recently visited the Isle of Palms to celebrate his 5th birthday. He is pictured here at the Ocean Point pool in Wild Dunes with The Gaffney Ledger. More...

TIM GULLA

Think of it as a soap opera

Did you ever hear the old joke about a man who walks into the doctor’s office?  He says, “Doc, it hurts when I do this ...”  It doesn’t really matter what the “this” in that joke refers to because the doc More...

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