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ONLINE READER POLL

ONLINE POLL RESULTS   Do you plan to attend or participate in any South Carolina Peach Festival events?  NO: 66 percent (65 votes)  YES: 34 percent (34 votes)  TOTAL VOTES: 99   More...

LifeStyles

Miss Register, Mr. Bailey exchange vows June 30

Laura Register of Columbia and Tres’ Bailey of Cowpens exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Macedonia Baptist Church. Dr. Clyde Thomas and Pastor Todd Warnock conducted the 3 p.m. More...

Pair wed June 30 in Simpsonville

Lauren E. Sexton of Greenville and Derrick R. Phillips of Pickens exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at The Loom at Cottonmill Place in Simpsonville. Pastor Greg Phillips officiated the 5 p.m. More...

There’s still time to sign up for CAVA summer art camp

(From the CAVA)   Have you thought about signing your child up for CAVA Summer Art Camp?  The second session will begin on Monday, July 16, and continue through July 20 with seven different art classes from which to choose.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chad Allen Clayton

Chad Allen Clayton, 44, of Gastonia, N.C., passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney.  He was born Sept. More...

Nettie Blalock

Nettie Messer Rankin Blalock, 86, of 232 Stroupe Estate Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 29, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Gina Poole

BLACKSBURG – Gina Denise Ramsey Poole, 47, of 680 Mullinax Circle, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, Mrs. More...

Youth football league feud heading to court

Gaffney Little League Football has asked the courts to block a rival league from taking the field this fall.  Gaffney Little League Football is suing the Cherokee County Recreation District in civil court, claiming the recreation district violat More...

WEDNESDAY EDITION MIGHT BE DELIVERED TUESDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  The Wednesday edition of the newspaper will be printed on Tuesday evening.  At the carriers’ discretion, the Wednesday edition might More...

Police seek vandals who left racist graffiti on bridge

Someone who painted racist graffiti all over a Ross Hill Road bridge between Thursday night and Friday morning no doubt was looking for some kind of attention.  Well, they got it.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Everything but the kitchen sink taken in numerous thefts

An estimated $1,000 in theft losses were reported following a June 28 burglary on Grindall Ford Road.  More...

SCC radiation protection grads find immediate employment

Expansion to include other degrees being considered

There are no shortage of job offers when graduates hit the job market from a radiation protection tech program at Spartanburg Community College in Gaffney.  More...

READY TO RIDE

READY TO RIDE — Josie and Jessie Brown are the granddaughters of Ed Brown. They are dressed and ready for the 44th year of the Ed Brown rodeo, scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Sports

Post 109 tees off on Greer

Gaffney can clinch playoff spot with win over Spartanburg

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Juniors lock down second seed

The Post 109 juniors made things very interesting late in their regular season finale against league-leading Union on Friday.  Trailing 8-6 in the bottom of the seventh, Post 109 scored three times, including twice with two outs, to pull out a d More...

Local youth hoop league headed for exciting finish

Like its NBA counterparts, the Heat have a chance to win a championship this season.  The Heat enter the final week of the Cherokee County Summer Youth Basketball League regular season atop the Division I standings with a 6-3 mark, a game ahead More...

Columns

AGING MATTERS

Checklist for turning 65

In December of this year, I will join a group of more than 900,000 people in our state over the age of 65. Like many of you who have traveled this road before, I want to make sure I am fully prepared. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Happy birthday America

We spent a little time last week discussing exactly how we should adapt the newspaper’s schedule to allow our folks to spend the Fourth of July with their families. More...

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Q: I am overwhelmed with decisions I have to make regarding Medicare. What should I do?   More...

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Poll

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?