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College packs meals for global anti-hunger drive

Limestone College students and faculty members packaged 62,000 meals Monday so hungry children in Africa can get nutritious meals.  More...

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BACK ON THE WARPATH

Sending fans at The Reservation into a frenzy, the Gaffney High football team runs through smoke onto the gridiron last Friday night just before its 2011 season opener against Boiling Springs. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS –

Brookelyn Barnes, held by her mother, Kim Barnes, represents the fifth generations of her family. More...

MARRIAGES

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Maggie Hammett

DUNCAN – Margaret Elizabeth Jordan Hammett, 57, of 325 Honor Road, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. She was the daughter of Doris Higginbethan Jordan and the late Frank Jordan and the wife of Michael Lamar Hammett of the home.  More...

Rev. Dr. L.T. Tate

Rev. Dr. L.T. Tate, 70, of 212 Ellis Ferry Ave., died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Husband of Annette Mitchem Tate, he was born in Gaffney, a son of the late Lawrence and Pearlie Oglesby Tate. More...

Mae Willie Dowdle

Funeral services for Mae WillieDowdle, 80, of Brookview Healthcare Center, formerly of 205 Bolin Road, Blacksburg, and 322 W. Meadow St., Gaffney, widow of Allen William Dowdle, will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m. More...

RINGS OF HONOR

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Hurricane Irene’s impact here likely will be negligible

As those residing along the Atlantic coast board their homes and seek higher ground, those in the Upstate remain vigilant, just in case Hurricane Irene decides to veer off her forecasted track.  More...

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POLICE REPORTS

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating an Aug. 16 burglary on Serene Drive.  More...

Officers going back to driving school

Law enforcement officers from across the county are going back to school this week in a parking lot outside Gaffney High School.  “We’re not necessarily testing them,” said Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner, “but putting t More...

‘Eyewitness to 9/11’ exhibit kicks off Thursday night

All it takes is a single moment to alter a lifetime.  Joining St. Paul’s Episcopal Chapel in New York City in April 2001 to help develop an alternative urban worship program, Dr. More...

Sports

Gaffney High head trainer suspended with pay

Gaffney High head trainer Andy Holmes has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation, according to sources familiar with the situation.  Holmes was suspended for allegedly using improper language around a student trainer, th More...

High Praise

Gutshall calls Gaffney team best he's seen in 19 years

This we know: Dave Gutshall has coached the Dorman Cavaliers for nearly 20 years. More...

Dorman tickets on sale Friday

Tickets for the Dorman game will go on sale at the high school on Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in front of the auditorium. All tickets will be $6.00 for students and adults.   More...

Letters

Chivalry is alive and well in the form of Turkey’s Towing

Dear Editor:  I am writing you today hoping that you will pass this information on to your readers and let them know that they should all count themselves lucky that chivalry is not dead in Gaffney, S.C.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Is u in or is u out?’

You all know I love to play golf, right?  There are about 12 of us who play on a regular basis about once or twice a week.  Understandably, all of us can’t play every time we get together so we have begun using e-mail to let everyone More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

Members of The Dinner Club took The Gaffney Ledger along for “A Night in Italy.” As you might have guessed, they did not actually go to Italy for dinner, but did enjoy pasta at the Elk's More...

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Poll

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?