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Caggiano city’s new fire chief

Twenty years of climbing the fire ladder, rather than the corporate ladder, has led Jamie Caggiano to be the City of Gaffney’s next fire chief.  A firefighter for 20 years, Caggiano — the grandson of Sunny Slope founder Louis Caggian More...

LifeStyles

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Chili Spice Squash Soup

I have read reports of cave drawings in France that portray our ancient ancestors enjoying a steaming hot bowl of winter squash soup.  I don’t know if this story is true, but it is an undisputed fact that winter squash soup recipes have be More...

WHAT’S UP

Open house  ffi The Village School of Gaffney will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house and enrollment Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Gaffney. More...

Clark – Shull

R. Steve Clark and Brenda H. Clark of Blacksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Lacey Wray Clark, of Shelby, to Christopher William Shull, also of Shelby.  Miss Clark is a graduate of Limestone College with a B.A. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ralph N. “Buzz” Tedards

CLINTON – Ralph N. “Buzz” Tedards, 84, of 902 Calvert Ave., died Monday, Feb. 13, 2010.  He was born in Pickens on Feb. 4, 1928, and was the son of the late J. H. Tedards. Mr. More...

Vickie Elliott

Vickie Denise Childers Elliott, 49, of 165 Elliott Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. More...

Letters

Perhaps the finest rock and roll drummer he has ever seen

Dear Editor:  Though the news is more than a month old, I just recently learned of the passing of Gaffney resident Doug Whelchel.  More...

National News

Customers surprised by 'unlimited data' limit

NEWYORK (AP)— Mike Trang likes to use his iPhone 4 as a GPS device, helping him get around in his job. Now and then, his younger cousins get ahold of it, and play some YouTube videos and games.  More...

Muffin miscue causes Alma students to evacuate

A burned breakfast biscuit in a microwave and a discharged fire extinguisher led to the brief evacuation of a local elementary school Tuesday.  Gaffney firefighters were dispatched to Alma Elementary School at 8:05 a.m. More...

NO QUESTIONS ASKED

Full-time prescription disposal box now available at sheriff’s office

Anyone who has unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications can now make sure they don’t fall into the wrong hands or pollute the environment by dropping them off at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for proper disposal.  More...

Local News

.SPOTLIGHT' PARTICIPANTS –

The Gaffney Business Professional Women recently participated in the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours' “Spotlight on Non-Profits." Pictured are Terry Dennis, BPWSC vice More...

Black community leaders continue protest

While the superintendent search is over, black community leaders have not given up their quest to find out why acting superintendent Dr. Carlotta Redish was not named a finalist.  More...

Hospital program recognized

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) education recognition certificate for a quality diabetes selfmanagement education program was recently awarded to Upstate Carolina Medical Center’s program on Jan. 24. More...

Sports

Hames scores 11 of 21 points in fourth quarter to lead Wildcats to playoff win overWare Shoals

Considering Blacksburg is a program hungry for playoff success, the Wildcats’ game at Ware Shoals Tuesday was an opportunity too good to pass up. More...

Indians crush Mauldin in first-round playoff tilt

Will host Easley on Saturday

There was no first-round upset this time. L.J. Peak scored 18 points to lead four Indians in double figures as Gaffney cruised to an easy 83-40 win over visiting Mauldin in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs on Wednesday. More...

Super sophs named all-state

Gaffney’s L.J. Peak is in select company.  The star sophomore joins past Gaffney greats Sidney Rice, A.Z. More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

The Harrington family (Vickie, Andruw, Luke, Savannah, Mary-Pat and Clint) took The Ledger with them on a recent family trip to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coke in Atlanta. More...

Political Cartoon

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

You are paying for other people’s cell phones

Curiosity finally got the best of me. 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?