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Medical airlift cheaper with membership

Accidents and illnesses can occur unexpectedly and sometimes speed is critical.  While few may think about the costs, however, speed doesn’t come cheap. The services of a medical helicopter can cost between $10,000 and $15,000.  More...

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Triathlete’s Quinoa and Salmon Salad

When my husband turned 42 he realized he was suffering from a condition that affects most Americans, including myself: Creeping Fat. While it sounds like a 1950’s horror film, trust me, it’s not .  More...

Moore – Brown

Nima Iris Campbell Moore and Jerry Lee Brown Sr. announce their engagement. The wedding will be private.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Julia Mae Moore of Gaffney and the late Forest Calvin Moore Jr. More...

Young bald eagle now calls Riverbanks home

COLUMBIA – A female bald eagle is the newest resident at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.  The young bird and national symbol of the United States came to Riverbanks on Dec. 5, 2011, from Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research in Delaware.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Hodge

Mary McPherson Hodge, 84, of 103 Cedar St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. More...

Buford Ronald McKeown

PACOLET – Buford Ronald McKeown, 68, of 140 Quarter Round Road, Pacolet, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Mr. More...

Michael Smith

BLACKSBURG – Michael Stephen Smith, 62, of 310 Tot Dellinger Road, Cherryville, N.C., died Friday, Feb. More...

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RADIO, COACH JONES & BOO BOO

— James “Radio” Kennedy and retired T.L. More...

Regional science fair attracts young scientists

Young scientists gathered at the University of South Carolina Upstate campus to showcase their projects at the 57th annual Piedmont Region III Science Fair on Thursday, Feb. 23.  More...

YOUNG SCIENTISTS AT WORK

The Ewing Middle LEGO robotics team recently toured the Timken roller bearing plant in Gaffney. Ewing is among eight schools and organizations where students are learning how to program and design robots. More...

BPW rate hike likely

Gaffney Board of Public Works customers can expect to pay higher bills this year.  BPW General Manager Donnie Hardin said he will proposea6percentratehike at Tuesday’s long-range planning and budget workshop. More...

Soaring gas prices a concern for government officials

Local government officials are taking notice as gas prices continue to climb.  “We are looking at it,” Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said. “Up through January, we were okay with what we budgeted. More...

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Rep. Mulvaney says state legislators are hope for the future

Typically prepared for the job at hand, U.S. Rep. More...

MILLION DOLLAR CLUB

The Cherokee County Board of Realtors Annual Circle of Excellence Awards banquet was held February 17 at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg and sponsored by IKON Financial Group. More...

Auditor recommends county council hire financial director

The audit presented Tuesday by an accounting firm painted big problems with the county’s financial reporting, caused by ever-increasing federal guidelines.  According to the audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, the county staff More...

Sports

One for theThumb

After downing Cavs, Indians seek fifth state championship

For Gaffney, a slow start to the season is something new .... More...

CELEBRATION -

Gaffney's Kerry Williams and Quan Weeks (34) celebrate after a win over Dorman Friday at the upper state championship game. More...

Saints host Lees-McRae today in quarters

Senior forward Kaileigh West posted a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds and the Limestone College (22-6, 16-2) women’s basketball team overcame a late deficit to move past Belmont Abbey College (12-15, 8- 10) with a 60-56 win Friday More...

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THE MOSS REPORT

Teachers, public employees could see a pay increase

THE HOUSE OF Representatives is focused on budgeting for next year which starts July 1. It’s the responsibility of the House of Representatives to develop the annual budget plan.  More...

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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...

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