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City appears poised to receive funds to proceed with ‘mill village’ facelift

The city should receive official word later next month that it has received a $500,000 federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). More...

Former player among pair charged in burglary of coach's house

Two men, one of them a former Gaffney High basketball player, have been charged with the Jan. 6 burglary of head basketball coach Mark Huff's residence. More...

Authorities investigate Friday afternoon blaze

Even before they had put away their hoses, City of Gaffney firefighters were calling for police to come to the scene of a Friday afternoon fire on Joyce Street.  A neighbor spotted smoke coming from a vacant home in the 300 block at about 5 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

A HUG FOR ARCHIE

Peachtree Centre has several pet therapy dogs that love to visit the facility and one particular favorite of the residents is Archie. More...

Angie Craft takes gourding to another level

Artists uses everything from twine to antlers to make unique pieces

UNION – You’ve seen them used for dipping water, you’ve seen them used as bird houses; but you’ve never seen gourds like these.  More...

Tips to bone up on bone health

Bone fracutre in later life can mean end to independence

ROCHESTER, Minn. – With all the health concerns associated with aging, a broken bone may not seem so worrisome. But a bone fracture later in life can mean the end of mobility and independence, according to Mayo Clinic Health Letter.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Stoy Deaton

BLACKSBURG – Stoy Deaton, 95, of 231 Tucker Road, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Gainesville, Ga., Mr. More...

Elizabeth Allison

Elizabeth Till Martin Henderson Allison, 86, formerly of the Goucher Community, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.  More...

Winfred Vassey

CROSS HILL – Winfred Lee Vassey, 86, of 761 Lakeshore Drive, formerly of Gaffney, passed away on Sunday, Jan. More...

Columns

REP. DENNIS MOSS

Strengthening our state’s economy

The House took action last week on two major pieces of legislation to protect our economy and promote future economic growth.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Stop or I’ll drop this gun on your toe!

I could tell y’all a funny story about a fellow I know and something that happened with a handgun.  I could tell that story and not identify this fellow I know and it would probably still be just as funny as if I did identify him.  More...

Readers on the road

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.  E-mail your digital photos to cody@gaffneyled More...

NAACP addresses "concerns" about school superintendent search

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The Cherokee County branch of the NAACP held a press conference Monday afternoon on the front steps of Bethel Baptist Church in Gaffney to voice what members of the organization described as their "concerns" regarding the Cherokee County School Board More...

Threats emerge in superintendent search

The search for a new school superintendent is getting nasty.  Cherokee County School District trustees have asked their attorney, Andrea White, to investigate possible blackmail threats made against trustee Mike Ellis.  More...

CELEBRATING 100

Corinth Elementary School kindergarten student Caleb retcho and fourth grade student Dylan Millwood work together Friday afternoon on a construction project as part of activities celebrating the 100t More...

‘Transformed Timken Company’ has record year

Canton, Ohio-based The Timken Company is projecting an even better 2012 after releasing fourth quarter results last week that showed the company had a record year in 2011.  More...

Arrest could come today

Police are expected to make an arrest today (Monday) in their investigation of alleged missing funds at the Senior Centers of Cherokee County.  We will monitor the situation closely and have full details on our web site as they unfold.  You More...

Local News

TEAMWORK

Corinth Elementary fourth grader Dylan Millwood works with kindergarten students Cayden Cobb and Gavin Bloomer on Friday afternoon to build a structure using 100 marshmallows and 100 toothpicks. More...

Limestone launches MBA program

Limestone College will launch its new Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) during the Fall 2012 semester. More...

POLICE REPORT

15-year-old boy airlifted after accidental shooting

A 15-year-old boy was flown for medical treatment following an accidental shooting Jan. 27 at a Fitch Road home.  More...

Sports

Dreams will be realized on national signing day

It’s expected to be a busy morning at Gaffney High on Wednesday.  As many as six players could sign scholarships on the national signing day for high school football players.  More...

Indians survive Bearcat attack

With Rock Hill surging and the crowd in a near frenzy, the Gaffney boys basketball team flexed its muscles Friday night.  Quinshad Davis had a key block and scored the Indians’ only two baskets of the fourth quarter in a hard-fought, emoti More...

Spring prep sports officially begin practice

If it’s late January, that means spring athletic programs at high schools have begun practice for a fastapproaching season.  Successful Gaffney High baseball coach Jeff Osment will greet at a late-afternoon workout five returning starters More...

Other News

Luther L. Vaughan Elementary School

SCHOOL ORIGIN: Luther L. Vaughan Elementary School, the former West End Elementary, moved to its current location with a newly constructed building in the fall of 1975. Mr. B.E. More...

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