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HALLOWEEN GOODIES

These two trickor treaters give a careful perusal of the contents of a kettle of goodies during their rounds on Halloween night. More...

LifeStyles

Watercolorist Larry Mauldin guest speaker at CAVA meeting Nov. 8

Watercolorist Larry Mauldin will be guest speaker at the Tuesday, Nov. 8, meeting of the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists. The 6:30 p.m. meeting is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.  More...

2012 Hilarity for Charity features‘The Swan’

Show benefits Fellowship of Christian Athletes; tickets now on sale

Dennis “The Swan” Swanberg will be the featured comedian at Broad River Electric Charities’ annual Hilarity for Charity benefit comedy show on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in the Broad River Electric Auditorium. More...

Community indicators project topic of program at woman’s club meeting

The Tuesday Woman’s Club met Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. in the women’s parlor at First Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Parker

Betty Mae Owensby Parker, 80, of 156 Brittany Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Chandra G. Wilkins

Services for Chandra Gardner Wilkins, 49, of 217 Lincoln Drive, wife of Jerry D. Wilkins, will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at Buford Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lillie Davis, the Rev. More...

Renear Joyce Bates Brown

Renear Joyce Bates Brown, 66, of Summerville, passed on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at SummervilleMedical Center.  More...

State News

638 attend SC Works jobs fair; 50 get offers

SPARTANBURG – SC Works Upstate hosted another successful job fair on Thursday, Oct. 27. Forty-two local employers representing Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union and Greenville counties and 638 job seekers attended. More...

Ex-SC superintendent sentenced

FLORENCE (AP) – A former Marion County school superintendent is expected to serve about six years in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from two school districts.  Circuit Court Judge Michael Nettles on Wednesday sentenc More...

Breaking News - 11/3/2011 3:47 PM

Feds arrest local man

Gaffney businessman arrested by feds More...

CHECK OUT THESE TRICK-OR-TREATERS

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Here are some of the many trick-or-treaters who were out and about in Gaffney on Halloween night. More...

PANIC-FILLED E-MAILS

Economic woes stir increase in digital thievery attempts

Financial trouble can take on many forms.  One area woman was mugged at gunpoint during a family trip to London and needed help fast from friends who received her panic-filled e-mail.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi A thief or thieves made off with an estimated $1,000 worth of lawn furniture from a South Limestone Street home.  More...

Local retailer attends furniture assoc. meeting

The Board of Directors of Southern Home Furnishings Association (SHFA) met on Monday, Oct. 24 in High Point, NC.  More...

WALKING THE LINE —

Gaffney High School physical education students could not walk straight on a balanced beam last Wednesday while wearing Fatal Vision goggles that simulate impairment from drugs and alcohol. More...

Sports

Transfers see heated rivalry from both sides

Many an athlete from Spartanburg and Gaffney has experienced the rivalry on one side or the other.  Diahja “Wookie” Littlejohn and Justin Bridges-Thompson will have seen it from both sides after Friday’s game.  More...

Gaffney jayvees improve to 9-0

The Gaffney High jayvee football team improved to 9-0 with a 40-0 win over Northwestern at District 3 Stadium on Thursday.  Gaffney scored twice in the first quarter on a 5-yard run by quarterback Luke Lancaster and a 20-yard TD pass to Bryce Sp More...

Like old times

Rivals battle for big prize

Gaffney vs. More...

Columns

Legislature should close PAC loophole as soon as possible

There are good reasons that, during political campaigns, people spend money to get their messages heard.  And there are good reasons for some of those messages to get tough and point fingers.  But there also are very good reasons that the p More...

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

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. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There’s also good news

OK. Halloween’s over. We can all get back to reality. Isn’t that just wonderful! As usual the early morning news Tuesday from the national media was simply inspiring.  More...

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