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SUNNY FUTURE?

Solar farm could bring 200 jobs

Prospects for the local economy could brighten considerably if a solar power facility locates here.  According to multiple sources, Chris Jones of Greenville-based Global Energy Franchise has expressed an interest in locating a solar generating More...

Former Ruby Tuesday building demolished Thursday

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com   Crews didn’t wait long to bring down the former Ruby Tuesday building.  Two days after receiving a demolition permit from the city, crews on Thursday began to raze the st More...

LifeStyles

First memorial art show features work of art teachers

Union County Arts Council begins new program for area artists

The Union County Arts Council is beginning a new program to enable area artists to show their work in a gallery setting. More...

Mary Bramlett Elementary’s Beta Bears will sponsor Holiday Fair Sept. 30, Oct. 1

The Beta Bears of Mary Bramlett Elementary School will have a Holiday Fair on Friday, Sept. 30, from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  More...

Couple wed Sept. 10 in seaside ceremony

Linda Diane Moore and Aron Lee Pennington, both of Blacksburg, were married Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, by the sea in North Myrtle Beach. More...

Letters

There’s lots of great entertainment here and the price is right, too

Dear Editor:  I was at a meeting and overheard someone saying that they go to Spartanburg several evenings during the week because there is nothing to do in Gaffney.  I asked her what it was she went there for and she said music.  More...

Madeline Badovinac

Madeline Badovinac, 72, of Waldorf, Md., passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at her residence with Hospice.  More...

Gloria P. Jackson

Gloria Parker Jackson, 47, of 520 Oglesby Valley Road, Gaffney, died Sept. 9, 2011.   Surviving are her husband, Mitchell L. More...

Unemployment rate rises

State and County up

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 10.9 percent in July to 11.1 percent in August. The state’s labor force increased for the fourth consecutive month with the total labor force level estimated at 2,163,803. More...

Chase ends with teens in custody

Five teenagers who reportedly fled from a Duncan facility that primarily treats abused or neglected children found themselves in trouble with the law following a police chase in Gaffney.  More...

Former employee hits school district with suit

Former Cherokee County alternative school director Dr. Ron Cope has filed a federal age and gender discrimination lawsuit against the Cherokee County School District. More...

Local News

Trustee expresses concern over flooding at Blacksburg school

Hard rains are causing flooding inside the $6.2 million Blacksburg High ninth grade addition three years after the facility opened.  More...

Former jailer gets 10 years

A 41-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment Monday in Cherokee County Court of General Sessions after he pled guilty to engaging in criminal sexual conduct with a teenage girl.  More...

Iraqi-born journalist to speak at Limestone

Iraqi-born freelance journalist Haider Hamza will visit Limestone College on Monday, Sept. 19, to speak about the ways social media are being used by youths to spark revolutions and regime-change across the Middle East and North Africa. More...

Sports

Indians roll

Beat Byrnes

Snap 5-game losing streak at Nixon Field More...

PREP FOOTBALL UPDATE

Gaffney thumps Byrnes; Blacksburg falls at Liberty

Gaffney prevailed by a 35-13 count Friday in its much-anticipated matchup against Byrnes.  The Indians, 5-0, keep their perfect season alive with the victory on the Rebels' turf.  Byrnes is now 2-2.  Meanwhile, Liberty High School rema More...

Frock excels in role of possession receiver

There was a time when Ryan Frock’s athletic dreams revolved around baseball.  His stepfather, Johnny Humphries, would pick up him and drive him to the nearest ball field, where they would spend hours on fielding and hitting drills.  F More...

Columns

One rung at a time gentlemen, one rung at a time

For many of us, tonight is one we have waited for since preseason camp opened, or in some cases last December when the clock hit all zeroes at Williams-Brice Stadium following the Class 4A “Big 16” championship game.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Good news for babies, their mothers and the economy

An agreement by South Carolina hospitals to stop delivering babies early through Cesarian sections that aren’t medically necessary is likely to be good news for babies, their mothers — and the state’s economy.  More...

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