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HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY!!!

Two lovely ladies who are residents at Peachtree Centre celebrated their 100th birthdays recently. Eula Gilliland's birthday was January 12 and Elizabeth London's birthday was January 21. Both received a special letter from U.S. Senator Jim W. More...

Most underlying causes of sleep loss are treatable

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Sleeplessness is not a normal part of aging. A recent issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter looks at the myriad of causes that can contribute to sleep difficulties in older adults. More...

Voice of the Martyrs at Nazareth Jan. 29

BLACKSBURG – The Voice of the Martyrs will be at Nazareth Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. Mission representative Darcie Gill will present the program.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gary Kabakoff

Gary Sheldon Kabakoff, 64, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Rayford Peeler

Rayford Earl Peeler, of 123 Connecticut Ave., died Saturday morning, Jan. 21, 2012, in Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg.  More...

Madison Estes

HICKORY GROVE – Madison Franklin Estes, 89, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.  The funeral will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Salem Presbyterian Church in Gaffney. The Rev. Toby Pope and the Rev. Scott Hill will be officiating. More...

National News

Romney’s charitable giving above average, tax records show

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s newly released tax returns represent an extraordinary accounting of the household finances and far-reaching corporate investments of one of the richest U.S. More...

Burn units being overrun with shake-and-bake meth makers

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Man seriously injured after card game turns violent

A 50-year-old city man remained in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center on Tuesday recovering from severe injuries he sustained during a Jan. More...

Residents meet first of four superintendent hopefuls

“Just call me Chris.”  This is how Stafford County Schools assistant superintendent Dr. Chris Quinn introduced himself to local news media Tuesday morning. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Burglar flees when confronted by homeowner

A Thompson Street resident returned home Jan. 21 and discovered a burglar inside.  More...

iPads, apple pie and fudge motivating students

The cravings of a child’s sweet tooth met its match Friday morning when Mary Bramlett Elementary students used iPads to crack the code on dessert recipes.  More...

City close to hiring new fire chief

With the first round of interviews nearly complete, Gaffney City Administrator James Taylor said Friday he expects the city will have a new fire chief in February.  “Maybe by the February (council) meeting,” he said. More...

Sports

Saints to play in home of Bobcats

The Limestone College men’s and women’s basketball teams will face off against Coker College in a Conference Carolinas doubleheader at Time Warner Cable Arena, home of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday.  The games will pr More...

Saint earns conference player of week honor

Limestone College junior guard Maria Young has been named the Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after going 11- for-20 from three-point range this past week.  More...

YMCA BASKETBALL LEAGUE RESULTS (Jan. 21)

Biddy-Ball League Game 1 – The Timken Blue Devils (MVP Tucker Hoffman) Played The Chick-fil-A Heat (MVP Nic Painter) Game 2 – The Hunt Brothers Pizza Lakers (MVP John David McCurry) Played The BODYWORX Celtics (MVP Leah Page)   More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Billy D. Vess visited his granddaughter, Teresa Vess Hibler and her husband, Andrew, in Anchorage, Alaska in July. 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...

NOBLE COLUMN

The best legislature lobbying can buy

We hear a lot about lobbyists and special interest money in South Carolina politics but no one ever seems to talk about the hard numbers. 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?