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Couple married 50 years

Johnny and Barbara Griffin Bridges of Owensboro, Ky., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 23, 2011.  Mr. and Mrs. Bridges were married at Southside Baptist Church in Gaffney in 1961 by the late Rev. G.W. Allen.  More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County;  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Amy Thomas

BOILING SPRINGS – Amy Valentine (Sullivan) Thomas, 41, of 140 Gossamer Drive, Sterling Estates, died unexpectedly Monday, July 18, 2011, at her home.  More...

Robert L. McCraw

Robert Lyman McCraw passed away Friday, July 16, 2011. Lyman was born July 11, 1929, in Gaffney to James Paul and Connie B. McCraw.  Lyman is survived by his wife, Patsy Carol Damron, whom he married in Dallas, Texas, on June 3, 1967. More...

Jimmy Frazier

NINETY-SIX – Jimmy Garrett Frazier, 59, of 209 Knox Anna Drive, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at Hospice Care of the Piedmont in Greenwood.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Betty Lou Upchurch Frazier and son of the la More...

Columns

Readers on the Road

the smith/Littlejohn family spent their July 4th vacation in waldorf, Md./washington, D.c., (Holocaust Memorial Museum) and took along the Gaffney Ledger. More...

A view of the world from my front porch

When was the last time you sat on your front porch with family or friends and just talked? For that matter, do you even have a front porch?  More...

Burn victim critical; police theorize he cut into live wire while trying to get copper

A 27-year-old Union man is in critical condition at a burn center in Augusta, Ga., as a result of a Monday afternoon incident in Blacksburg during which authorities said he apparently was electrocuted and severely burned inside an electrical room at More...

FADE TO BLACK?

Owner says theater complex will close if no tax relief found

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com   The curtain may be coming down for good this time on the cash-strapped Gaffney Entertainment Center.  More...

No criminal charges will be filed against operator of mini-train that crashed

The father of a child killed when a miniature train crashed March 19 said his family understands and respects the decision to not bring any criminal charges against the train conductor.  More...

Local News

Limestone adding digital literacy courses to its professional communication degree program

Blogging and social media are examples of communication forms Limestone College students will study in a new major this fall.  More...

County does not expect big increase

Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary said city leaders shouldn’t have sticker shock when they receive the new jail fee numbers.  Although Clary said he has yet to set the new per diem rate for city prisoners housed at the county More...

Record broken for ‘New Talent’

A record 34 performers showcased their talents Thursday on stage during the S.C. Peach Festival New Talent Night at Limestone College’s Fullerton Auditorium.  More...

Sports

Best time of year for fans is nearing

For local sports fans, the best part of the year is almost here - football season.  The Gaffney Indians will begin preseason practice on Friday, July 29. That practice is set for 7 a.m.  More...

Leader on and off the field

Trailing 9-1 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in last year’s state playoff elimination game against Murrell’s Inlet, Post 109’s Will Raines lashed a single to keep the inning going.  That gritty at-bat - with the outcom More...

ALL-STARS -

The Gaffney All-stars 10 and under team competed in the Cal Ripken State tournament in Charleston on July 14. More...

Letters

Congratulations Mrs. Burrows.

Dear Editor:  I would like to extend congratulations to Mrs. Virginia Burrows for recently being named principal of Legacy Elementary School in Greenville.  More...

Comparing the qualifications

Dear Editor:  Is there really a problem with climate change?  More...

Other News

Should parents lose custody of super obese kids?

More and more children’s advocates are saying ‘yes’

CHICAGO (AP) — Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids’ weight? 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?