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Last year’s trouble spot all quiet this time around

While an occasional fireworks “pop” or “crack” was heard after 11 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Small Fry scholarship goes to Savannah McGaha

2012 recipient plans to study nursing at University of South Carolina

A 2012 Gaffney High School graduate officially accepted her Small Fry scholarship from members of the group’s Board of Directors on June 26 at The Aegean Restaurant.  More...

AAUW honors Gaffney City Council

Award recognizes council’s work in saving old post office building

At the June meeting of the Gaffney City Council, the Gaffney Branch American Association of University Women (AAUW) recognized Gaffney city administrators for saving the old post office for our city and for posterity.  More...

Attract birds and butterflies no matter the size of your yard

(The following article was written gardening expert, TV/radio host and author Melinda Myers.)  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eleanor Weatherford, 86, New Jersey native

Eleanor Redyke Weatherford, 86, loving mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother of 308 Union St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 1, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.  More...

James Berry, 70, Greenville native

James Louis Berry, 70, of 313 Perry St., his special friend, Mable L. Marks, passed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at 7:42 a.m. More...

Janice Mahaffee, 53, former Hamrick’s employee

Janice McCullough Mahaffee, 53, of 125 Jason Owensby Drive, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012, at her residence.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Stephen Wayne Mahaffee and daughter of Niles McCullough of Gaffney and the late Arretta Phi More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Embodying God’s Justice

II SAM. 23:1 Now these be the last words of Da'vid. More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

The Battle Hymn of the Republic  Author: Julie Ward Howe  (1819-1910)  Composer: William Steffe  (1830-1890)  More...

Breaking News - 7/7/2012 10:57 AM

Season over

Post 109 out

Post 109 saw its season end Friday night with a 4-1 loss to Spartanburg Post 28 at Duncan Park. Post 28 claimed the fourth and final playoff spot from Legion VI with the win. More...

Breaking News - 7/6/2012 6:49 AM

Backs against the wall

Post 109 lost to Union last night 10-6 and now will face Spartanburg Saturday in a win-and-in game. More...

SCC campus here will add new $4.2 million building

Spartanburg Community College (SCC) has started work on a new $4.2 million building on its Cherokee County branch campus.  More...

Department using grant for upgrades to equipment

Grassy Pond Volunteer Fire Department firefighters are taking their mission to save lives and property to a new level, thanks in part to some judicious use of Department of Homeland Security grant money.  The fire department was able to purchase More...

Local News

Exhibit exposes the South

Local residents can be artistically “exposed” to all the South has to offer.  More...

County council approves incentive package

Cherokee County Council signed off Monday on third reading of a tax incentive package for an industry that will generate $17 million in capital investment and 50 new jobs.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

Police say 22-year-old used elderly family member’s prescriptions

A Gaffney Police Department detective filed three arrest warrants against a 22-year-old Draytonville Road man for allegedly obtaining prescription drugs by fraud.  More...

Sports

The Bluegrass Deuce

Brad Keselowski takes third win of 2012 at Kentucky Speedway

If there were any doubts about Brad Keselowski’s title chances, he put them to bed last weekend at Kentucky Speedway.  More...

News & Notes

ffi On Saturday, Denny Hamlin, driver for the team’s No. 11 FedEx Toyota, tweeted that he had signed an extension with the company he’s been with since his promotion to Cup Series racing in 2005. “IT’S OFFICIAL. More...

Athlon Sports Horseower Rankings

1. Jimmie Johnson  Lost a shot at the win during the final restart in Kentucky when he picked up trash on his tires. Managed to rebound to sixth after a quick backslide, his 13th top 10 of the season.  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.   More...

Columns

THE RASMUSSEN REPORT

To fix health care system, put consumers in charge

Democrats were riding high in the polls in 2006 and 2008, and one of their big issues was health care. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Kids will remember...

One can only imagine exactly what was running through an 8-year-old child’s mind as the final seconds drifted off the clock at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on June 21.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Bill and Sylvia Caldwell took The Gaffney Ledger with them to the Grand Canyon. Their tour started in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they attended a live recording of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. More...

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