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Fundraiser will help strand (for 3 days) kids on an island

Jacarious Coleman had never before seen the small fish wiggling around on the beach when he helped his classmates take a net into the ocean.  The fruits of this search for different types of fish and marine life on the Barrier Island last Octobe More...

LifeStyles

Annual muffin mix challenge encourages creativity in the kitchen

Final date to enter is Nov. 30

The Martha White® Muffin Mix Challenge™ will transform homes across the country into “test kitchens,” as Martha White challenges home bakers to create original recipes for the return of its fourth annual recipe contest. More...

WHAT’S UP

Singing Tree rehearsals  ffi Rehearsals for the 21st annual Singing Christmas Tree will begin Thursday night, Sept. 29, at Blacksburg First Baptist Church. Anyone interested in singing in this presentation is invited to come. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Patterson – Hedstrom

Mr. andMrs. David Richardson of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Maribeth Patterson, to Chance Justin Hedstrom, son of Ms. Stephanie Hedstrom of Gaffney.  Miss Patterson is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Billy Fernanders Sr.

Billy Fernanders Sr., affectionately called “Chief,” of 4476 Union Highway, Gaffney, husband of Mrs. Annie Pearl Littlejohn Fernanders, passed on Sunday morning, Sept. 25, 2011, at his residence.  More...

Libby Constant

Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Henderson Constant, 69, of 120 Link Road, fought a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer and crossed the River into the presence of the Lord on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Doris Morris

COWPENS – Doris Jean Childers Morris, 82, of 3912 Old Georgia Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. More...

County numbers up; city data remains stagnant

Building Report

Surprise, surprise. There was actually good news regarding home starts last month. According to the monthly local home builders report, there were nine new home starts in the county in August, that’s up from four in August of 2010. More...

Legendary Coach

Legendary Blacksburg High football coach Bob Blanton helped honor former president Ronald Reagan with a special coin toss Friday before the Blacksburg- Southside Christian football game. More...

Local News

Former Gamecock delivers message that matches goals of Boys and Girls Club

Toby Cates absorbed his share of hard hits during a playing career that took him from the South Carolina Gamecocks to the NFL and Canadian Football League.  More...

Waiting list for public housing is a long one

Even if the Gaffney Housing Authority (GHA) did double in size, it still wouldn’t have enough rooms for everyone who is looking to get in.  Last week, The Gaffney Ledger received a call from an area woman wondering why she hasn‘t had More...

School district seeking input

The Cherokee County School District is seeking input from the community in its search for a new superintendent.  More...

Sports

UNSTOPPABLE!

It’s not as if Greenville didn’t expect it. It’s not as if the Red Raiders didn’t prepare for it. They just couldn’t do anything about it. “It” being the Gaffney offense, that is. More...

Spotlight won’t change Copeland

No doubt, Gaffney quarterback Joey Copeland received the 5-star treatment during his visit this weekend to South Carolina State. But don’t expect the spotlight to change the grounded Copeland. More...

Defense gets back to fundamentals

A quick start is paramount for offenses going against the Gaffney defense. So is protecting the ball. Neither happened for Greenville in a 73-0 loss to Gaffney on Friday. More...

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Do not miss this book

A colossal bookstore, often located in a shopping mall, can be a haven of rest and relaxation. The comfortable chairs, ideal temperatures and relative quiet all conspire for an ideal place to browse the bookshelves, magazine racks or newspapers. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Ain’t science grand?

Think of all the wonders that modern science has given us. It would be virtually impossible to go through any day and not somehow, some way, make use of something somewhere at some time that involves a scientific discovery and/or development.  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?