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Former employee files lawsuit against UCMC

A former nurse at Upstate Carolina Medical Center has filed suit against the hospital in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas, alleging her August 2011 discharge was a violation of the Family Medical Leave Act.  More...

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Ledger staffer Tim Gulla made these photos last Saturday at an Easter egg hunt sponsored by Kirby Memorial Church at the Boys and Girls Club. More...

Limestone Theatre presents ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

Limestone College Theatre will present the classic comedy Lend Me a Tenor April 12-14 in the Limestone Center Theatre. The production is intended for mature audiences. Curtain time for each performance is 7:30 p.m.  More...

Fund raiser April 14 for Clay Childers

Friends of a 16-yearold Gaffney High School student seriously injured in a March 19 automobile accident will hold a fundraising hot dog lunch at the Elks Lodge in GaffneyonSaturday, April 14, fromnoon to 3 p.m.  The $5 plates include two hot dog More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James R. Deal Sr.

James Robert Deal Sr. of Bedford, N.J., died Saturday, April 7, 2012, in New Bedford.  He was born in Cherokee County, a son of the late Robert and Annie Borders Deal.  More...

Roger (Buckwheat) Wheat

Roger (Buckwheat) Burdell Wheat, 73, of 269 Beltline Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Upstate CarolinaMedical Center.  More...

James Ryan Tate

SPARTANBURG – James “Jimmy” Ryan Tate, 75, of Spartanburg, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

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An‘everyman’s’ golfer

Bubbamania is spreading across the United States faster than lottery tickets were selling a couple of weeks ago.  It has even infected my wife and daughter.  “He’s cute! More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Macedonia Baptist Church mission workers took The Gaffney Ledger with them on a mission trip to Yaracuy Venezuela. They worked with street evangelism and back yard Bible clubs. More...

School district looking for money to fund state-mandated pay raises

The state House has included a teacher pay raise in its proposed budget, but local educators shouldn’t begin their celebration just yet.  More...

Lawsuit points finger at city, police officers

A Spartanburg woman injured in an April 18, 2010, car accident caused by an allegedly intoxicated driver has filed suit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas against the City of Gaffney, claiming Gaffney police officers stopped the allegedly intox More...

Wrestlers taking to the ring in support of March of Dimes

Leg drops and swift chops to the chest are enough to make any wrestler cringe.  However, it is the least wrestling legend Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake and other grapplers will endure this weekend as they take part in Carolina Christi More...

Local News

Man writes book to get his son interested in the Bible

Finding it a bit difficult to get his young son enthused about the Bible, local resident Christopher Johnson chose to take quite the creative path.  He simply decided to add his young son to the story.  More...

UCMC ER under new management

Schumacher Group began managing the Emergency Department physician group at Upstate Carolina Medical Center on April 3.  Schumacher Group is one of the largest emergency management firms in the country Led by Dr. More...

MillVillage scope of work explained

Housing facade improvements won’t come until the third phase of the Big Mill area renaissance project .  City leaders learned March 27 they had been awarded a grant worth as much as $500,000 from the S.C. More...

Sports

Let there by lights at Ford Complex

County Recreation Department to seek funds for new lighting system

The lights have gone dark at the popular Cherokee Ford Complex.  But it’s not because of a power outage.  Cherokee County Recreation District Executive Director Mac Byars said the age of the lights and liability concerns forced the re More...

Northwestern battles back to top Indians

Gaffney High baseball coach Jeff Osment was uncharateristically silent after Monday’s disheartening 7-5 home loss to region leading Northwestern.  The Indians battled back from a 3-run deficit to go on top 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth.&n More...

Riverside blanks Indians, 2-0

Prep Soccer

The Gaffney High boys soccer team waited for more than a week to return to the field.  And the rust showed as the Indians were a step behind the action in a 2-0 loss at Riverside in a non-region match on Monday.  “We were just letharg More...

Letters

An update on the veterans park

Dear Editor:  The Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park Committee would like to give the veterans and citizens an update on the progress of the park. More...

Thanks for your help and support

Dear Editor:  We would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to all who helped with and supported the recent benefit for Ashton Bridges. It was a huge success and we feel blessed to be part of such a caring and giving community.  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?