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Housing start numbers slide; ‘abysmal’ in city

A large highway and general contractor company is also in the mining business.  Sloan Construction, which has a regional office in Blacksburg, is seeking the proper land development permits to begin a quarry operation on a parcel near Interstate More...

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Coffee house favorites

Make your own delicate, tasty pastries at home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As if the welcoming aroma of the freshly brewed coffee weren't enough to entice your senses, local coffee houses around the country have added another weapon to their culinary arsenal, the pastry display case.  More...

Here’s some ways to keep bedbugs at bay

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Bedbugs have feasted on sleeping humans for thousands of years. Although bedbugs were eradicated from most developed countries after World War II, they are again becoming a problem. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Ellison – Newman

Jack and Sandra Ellison of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Christine, to Kyle Sanders Newman of Boiling Springs, S.C.  Miss Ellison is the granddaughter of Hazel Davis of Chesnee. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Powers

Betty Reinig Powers, 87, of 1406 North Green River Road, Gaffney, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at her residence.  A native of Toledo, Iowa, she was born on May 6, 1924, a daughter of the late John H. and Marie Nettie Mason Reinig. More...

Teresa Arrowood

COWPENS – Teresa Ann Eversole Arrowood, 42, of 268 Leskanic Lane, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Carol Tindall

Carol Elaine Petty Tindall, 64, of 200 Beaver Dam Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Other News

Northwest Elementary

SCHOOL ORIGIN — Northwest Elementary opened in 1998 when the school district consolidated the former Daniel Morgan and Macedonia Elementary Schools and created a new school on Green River Road. More...

The Amazing Race: Are you ready?

The Amazing Race has come to Gaffney High School!  Maybe not the kind you see on television, but the race to stay on top of academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities has officially begun for the students of GHS.  As Principal Mar More...

Fundraiser launched to buy rings for champs

A fundraising drive to purchase championship rings for the American Legion Post 109 baseball team is under way.  Post 109 made history this season by winning the South Carolina and Southeast Regional championships and playing in the Legion World More...

Presidential hopeful Perry stops in Gaffney

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Local News

Lattimore’s parents keynote speakers

As a freshman, South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore gave the nation a taste of what those in the Palmetto State already knew —the kid is pretty darn good.  What few know, however, is that the rising sophomore puts an emphasis on go More...

Dispute between youth football president and and rec dept. continues

Cherokee County Council Chairman Tim Spencer will appoint a committee to try to resolve the growing divide between the Cherokee County Recreation District and the president of a local youth league.  In another appearance last Monday, Gaffney You More...

School district adopts guideline for free or reduced price meals

Cherokee County Public School District today announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. More...

Sports

Freshman throws for 390 yards in losing effort

Gaffney High ninthgrader Greg Ellis completed 22 of 29 passes for a phenomenal 390 yards and four touchdowns against Boiling Springs on Thursday.  Unfortunately, his Petyon Manning-like numbers came in a 48-42 loss at Boiling Springs.  Elli More...

GHS defense lives up to its hype

To paraphrase former NFL coach Dennis Green, the Gaffney High defense showed Friday it is what we thought it was - a dominating unit.  The Indian defense limited Boiling Springs to no points, eight first downs, 36 yards passing and 83 yards on t More...

Davis, Davidson form potent wideout tandem

A new face and a familiar one played major roles in Gaffney’s 47-0 win over Boiling Springs on Friday.  Senior wideout Quinshad Davis lived up to his billing as one of the top wideouts in the state with seven catches for 120 yards and a to More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Wesley Parker of Blacksburg recently went on a cruise to the Bahamas and took The Gaffney Ledger with him to read. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

In my last column, I asked you to consider my opinion — the most crucial concern America faces is our relationship with Israel. America’s response to this concern, more than any other, will determine the future of our country. More...

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