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Miss Baines, Mr. Greene exchange vows on May 6

Neely Katherine Baines of Gaffney and Adam Taylor Greene of Boiling Springs were married Friday, May 6, 2011, at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn in Lake Lure, N.C. The Rev. Ronald Singleton officiated the 6 p.m. More...

CHAPS hosting fun summer camp for kids July 19-21

Kids ages six to 10 can have some fun July 19-21 when CHAPS sponsors a summer camp from 9:30 am.-1 p.m. each day. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Thomas – Stratford   Gary Thomas of Palm Coast, Fla., and Susan Thomas of King George, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Leigh Thomas, of King George to William John Stratford of Gaffney, son of Donna M. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret Martin

Margaret (Maggie) Byars Martin, 78, of 105 Maple Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Doctors Hospital of Augusta.  More...

Freddy Batchler

BLACKSBURG – Fredrick Stanley Batchler, 62, of 1242 Deal Road, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Kings Mountain Hospital in Kings Mountain, N.C.  More...

Linda McBee

Linda Kay Vaughn McBee, 64, of 210 Coyl Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 1, 2011, at her residence.  More...

State News

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Let’s do lunch

Sometimes she doesn’t get my sense of humor. My wife, I mean. Well, that’s not entirely true. She GETS my sense of humor, but sometimes she doesn’t APPRECIATE my sense of humor. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Where to go if you’re looking for answers

When you want answers to the most important yet mysterious questions of our day, where do you go for help?  Many dash to their computer for the Internet and/or social networks. But not everyone!  More...

County unveils list of roads that will get fresh pavement

Old McKowns Farm Road, Ruth Drive and Spring Lake Road are among the 35 roads slated for resurfacing by Cherokee County Council.  The list, of course, is subject to change.  At last week’s meeting, Cherokee County Council awarded the More...

The battle for independence began up north but the war was won down south

By JOE L. HUGHES II Ledger Staff Writer joe@gaffneyledger.com   Few occasions offer the opportunity to shoot at fellow humans without fear of legal repercussions.  More...

Local News

Fireworks customers want the biggest bang for their buck

Going above and beyond for the community is worth its while; it honestly is why James Bolton comes back to his post along Highway 11 twice a year to sell fireworks.  More...

POLICE REPORT

Fingerprints lead to armed robbery charge

The Gaffney Police Department served an arrest warrant June 30, charging a 19-year-old Drucilla Drive man with a May 10 armed robbery outside a West Floyd Baker Boulevard bank.  More...

Buy a burger, improve the city’s quality of life

The next time you munch on those chicken fingers or bite into that burger at your favorite restaurant, you’ll be enhancing the city’s quality of life, not your waistline.  At least that’s how Gaffney Councilman Bernard Smith l More...

Sports

The Second Season

It was fitting, after all, that league champion Post 109 would be in a festive mood after whipping nemesis Spartanburg 9-4, in a game shortened to seven innings in the season finale on Friday.  More...

Post 109 Jrs. take on top seed

Early on, the Post 109 juniors weren’t hitting or making the plays on defense. But that was OK with manager Aaron Epps, who instructed his players to stick together and continue to work hard.  More...

Cherokee County Youth Basketball League

Gordon has 10 as FPF hand Bulldogs first loss of season

The Bulldogs waved goodbye to an undefeated season as First Piedmont Federal upset them, 28-25, in Division III action on Friday.  Ashley Sides had nine in a losing effort.  More...

Columns

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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...

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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?