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City will be buzzing this weekend

Though expected to be a busy woman Friday evening, Gaffney Visitors Center manager LeighAnn Snuggs by no means wishes for the “good ol’ days.”  Remembering a time where there were few opportunities for activities in downtown Ga More...

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Cherokee County Meals onWheels hosts 25th anniversary Piedmont Golf Classic

Tourney gets under way Friday, May 4, at Cherokee National Golf Club

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels will host its 25th anniversary Piedmont Golf Classic on Friday, May 4, at Cherokee National Golf Club.  The annual tourney is the local organization's main fund drive for the year. More...

ANNIVERSARIES

Spurlins married 50 years   Parmer and Pat Spurlin are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, April 20, 2012.  They are the parents of Bruce Spurlin, who is married to Lynn Spurlin, and Beverly Ward, who is married to Lee Ward. More...

CAVA to host grand opening party for Steampunk exhibit

Reception, live band highlight festivities

CAVA will host a grand opening for its Steampunk exhibit today from 5:30-7 p.m. at the art gallery in the Gaffney Visitor Center, 210 W. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rita B. Phillip

BLACKSBURG – Rita Blackwell Phillips, 49, of 142 Black Rock Road, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, Mrs. More...

Stephanie McDowell

Stephanie Nicole Mc- Dowell, 25, of 301 Rita St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.  More...

Gilbert Adams

Gilbert C. Adams, 58, of 201 York Drive, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, April 19, 2012.  A native of Burlington, N.J., born April 15, 1954, he was the son of the late George F. Adams and Arla Smith Adams. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Bringing Life to the Undeserving

JOHN 4:7 There cometh a woman of Sa-ma’ri-a to draw water: Je’sus saith unto her, Give me to drink.  8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)  9 Then saith the woman of Sama’ri-a unto him, How is it More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Majestic Sweetness Sits Enthroned

Stories Behind The Hymns  By: Warren Shiver  Majestic Sweetness Sits  Enthroned  Author: Samuel Stennett  (1727-1795)  More...

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Gallman tied for fourth - Free Access

Local golfer 3 shots off the lead

At this week’s Forest Oaks Classic, David May has posted rounds of 70-64 to grab a two-shot lead heading into Friday’s final round, needing no dramatic comeback in order to secure a second win in 2012. More...

Defendant gets 12 years for drug transaction; could have received life sentence

With the possibility of a life sentence hanging over his head for the sale of $10 worth of crack, a 29-year-old Gaffney man pled guilty Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court in exchange for a 12-year prison sentence.  More...

Stores robbed in consecutive days by gunman

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators are on the hunt after two separate armed robberies of local convenience stores in two days, possibly by the same man.  More...

Festival had $30K profit in 2011

The South Carolina Peach Festival made a profit of $30,081 from last year’s events largely due to strong attendance at a mud bog.  The festival reported $139,855 in total revenues through corporate sponsors, events, alcohol sales and vendo More...

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2012 March for Babies set for Saturday with a goal of $80,000

Formany local residents, it has been some time since they trekked a mile — much less three miles.  Nevertheless, dozens of county March of Dimes supporters will answer the challenge, journeying three miles Saturday through Gaffney’s More...

Crusade begins Sunday

Who said church is only for grown folks?  Younger members of Cherokee Creek Baptist Church will have the opportunity to be fed spiritually alongside their adult counterparts, the Gaffney congregation Sunday beginning its four-day “Winning More...

Pancake profits help buy books

1,178 preschool-age children receive books

Pancake breakfasts served Saturday at Fatz Cafe will help preschool children learn how to read.  More...

Sports

Texas-Sized Win

Greg Biffle wins in Texas, retains lead in championship standings

The NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings have always been more consistency-based than win-centric. This season alone, two-time race winner Tony Stewart found himself third in the standings behind winless drivers Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr.  More...

News & Notes

! Kasey Kahne won the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 at Rockingham Speedway on Sunday in NASCAR’s first trip back to the track it left in 2004.   More...

Athlon Sports Horsepower Rankings

1. Greg Biffle Cemented his status as the points leader with an impressive win in Texas. Biffle has yet to finish worse than 13th this season, and is looking forward to Kansas — one of his best tracks — this weekend.   More...

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THEIR VIEWS

Don’t let Rich prevail   As fiercely independent as South Carolinians claim to be, one would think they would chafe at the idea of a wealthy New Yorker paying state lawmakers nearly $200,000 over three years to support his school choice ag More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If it walks and quacks like a duck, it’s probably Thor

Not too many years ago, I visited a friend’s farm for a July 4th celebration with his family and noticed upon my arrival everyone crowded around a small chicken wire pen a short walk from his house.  More...

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