July 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Sweet and simple upsidedown cakes are American classic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – There is always a moment of anticipation before turning something you've baked out of the pan – whether it's a cake, classic Potatoes Anna or a skillet of crusty brown cornbread. More...

WHAT’S UP

CHAPS hosting kids’ summer camp ffi CHAPS will sponsor a summer camp for ages six to 10 on July 19-21 from 9:30 am.-1 p.m. each day. More...

Heart failure is a common and serious chronic disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Heart failure happens when the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. The American Heart Association says heart failure is a growing epidemic. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Julian Wilson Jr.

Julian Arthur Wilson Jr., 69, of 113 McCoy Circle Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Shirley Lester

Shirley White Lester, 75, of 1428 Ford Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 8, 2011, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Charles Alvin Lester for 59 years and was the daughter of the late Manuel Coley White and More...

Jimmy Hull

BLACKSBURG – Jimmy O’Neal Hull, 68, of 203 Wilbur St., died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at his home.  Husband of Patricia Conner Hull, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of the late John Hull and Geneva Ross Hull.  He was a 1962 More...

Councilman eyes tougher f ireworks regulations

With the latest fireworks-related incident still fresh in the minds of city leaders, Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith said he’s determined to push for stiffer regulations, if not an all-out ban, of fireworks inside the city limits.  L More...

Farmers market has interesting mix of produce and producers

Despite recent hot and dry weather, area farmers and gardeners who set up shop early Saturday morning at the Gaffney Station Farmers Market were able to report bountiful crops and a broad selection.  Early tomatoes and corn sold out quickly, as More...

Local News

Neighbor credited with helping to save home after fire breaks out

An alert neighbor is being credited with helping minimize fire damage in the wake of a Friday morning blaze on West Rutledge Street.  City of Gaffney firefighters were alerted to a blaze at 533 W. Rutledge St. shortly before 9 a.m. More...

‘Friday Night Fights’ return to downtown Gaffney

High-level bicycle racing will return to downtown Gaffney on July 22 and July 29.  Held for the first time in 2010, the Friday Night Fights were able to attract more than 60 professional and amateur bicycle racers to the downtown despite minimal More...

State changes driveway paving philosophy

As both a pennypinching measure and a way to make its road repairs go farther, the state Department of Transportation will no longer pave driveways as part of its road resurfacing projects.  More...

Sports

Cherokee County Youth Basketball League

Sides nets 12 as Bulldogs win regular season title

Ashley Sides scored 12 points to help the Bulldogs clinch the Division III regular season title with a 35-20 victory over Rocky’s All- Stars on Friday.  Nylon Peeler had nine points in a losing effort.  More...

Pitching out, long ball in

Expect fireworks, albeit a week late, when Post 109 and Irmo-Chapin Post 193 battle this week in the second round of the American Legion state playoffs.  Post 109 scored 30 runs in its three-game sweep of Walhalla, while Post 193 hitters might More...

Seeing ‘All’-Stars

Gaffney teams gun for all-star state tournament title

It’s a tall order winning a state championship, but the Gaffney “A” Major League all-stars just might be up to it.  “We feel good about it,” manager Tim Huskey said. More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Jayden and Lauryn Driskill, along with Kaylee George, took The Gaffney Ledger with them on their family vacation to Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach. More...

THEIR VIEW

The idea is cockeyed to begin with

The Legislature failed to advance comprehensive tax reform this year, but it did approve one sensible tax measure: eliminating the tax-free holiday for guns.  The idea is cockeyed to begin with, and simply irresponsible in a year when the budget More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Country music just ain’t country anymore

When I was a kid, many was the night we would all go to bed and mom and dad would put a couple of albums (remember albums; we’re talking 33 1/3 RPMs here?) on and we would get serenaded to sleep.  More...

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