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Lee bringing heavy rain, potential storms

For most, Labor Day is the last hurrah of the summer, a final opportunity to bask in the sun before the cool winds of autumn blow in.  More...

LifeStyles

Making memories in the kitchen

You won’t regret the time you spend in the kitchen with your kids

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Think back to the first thing you remember baking. If you were a child, you were probably baking with a family member, many times a parent or grandparent. More...

BIRTHS

Krista Rayne Butler Jennifer and Jonathan Butler of Blacksburg announce the birth of their daughter, Krista Rayne, on July 27, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 6 ozs. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news ffi An Awana kick off will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, from6:30-8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 2929 Cherokee Ave., for children from newborn to 5th grade. Youth classes will also be available. Children and their parents are welcome. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobbie Parker

Bobbie Jean Ramsey Parker, of 3150 Union Hwy., entered into eternal rest on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, after a long illness.  More...

Summie Brisco

Summie Milton Brisco, 84, of 1113 Buffalo St., Shelby, N.C., died Saturday, Sept. More...

Patricia (Tish) Ann Curtis Huffman

Patricia (Tish) Ann Curtis Huffman of Sproozer Mill Road, Cowpens, in Cherokee County, passed away on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Peachtree Centre LTC Facility in Gaffney.  Mrs. Huffman was born Jan. More...

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Draytonville Elementary

SCHOOL HISTORY:  More...

Extra! Extra! Read all about it ... THERE’S GOOD NEWS

It’s called The Life Book, and it’s saving lives all over the country.  The good news? It’s coming to the youth of Cherokee County.  More...

City council to discuss speed bumps, dog law and fireworks

They are no more than six inches high, made of asphalt and becoming more and more popular.  They are speed bumps and during Gaffney City Council’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday, it will consider installing more of them.  More...

Rings Of HOnOR

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...

Suspect enters guilty pleas in double-homicide case

A 22-year-old Gaffney man accepted responsibility Friday morning in Cherokee County Court for his role in the murders of two men last January.  But Giles Lee Palmer wanted to make something clear in court.  “I’m not the monster More...

Local News

Masters aces No. 2 at Cherokee National

Jim Masters recorded his second career hole-in-one on Wednesday, Aug. More...

POLICE REPORT

Thefts and break-ins keep police busy

l An estimated $600 in car stereo equipment was reported stolen following an Aug. 19 vehicle breakin on North Limestone Street.  More...

Two arrested in home invasion

Two Cherokee County men were arrested and a third was taken for treatment for a shotgun wound to his leg following an alleged home invasion sparked by a disagreement over a woman Wednesday night on Corn Mill Road in the Mayo community of Spartanburg More...

Sports

Gaffney strikes down Eagles

Lightning forced the game between highly-ranked Gaffney and Greenwood to be delayed for about 50 minutes.  However, the Indians unleashed their own flashes of lightning in the form of wideouts Quinshad Davis, Shaq Davidson and Ryan Frock in roll More...

Indian Land runs over Wildcats

A lot was said between Blacksburg defenders and Indian Land all-purpose man Rondreas Truesdale this weekend, woofing between the parties starting even before the teams’ contest kicked off.  In the end, however, the All-State performer got More...

Commentary

High-octane offense puts the hammer down again

Talk about a high octane offense.  Once again, the Gaffney Indians got into the left lane and put the hammer down in the team’s 47-21 win over Greenwood Friday night.  More...

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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...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Mr. Packrat defends his office mini-landfill

I went in there with a wad of dust rags, a can of furniture polish, a bottle of all-purpose cleaner and the intestinal fortitude of an Empire State Building window cleaner (the exterior windows; anybody can clean the ones inside).  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?