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ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Hampton celebrating 59th anniversary

Melvin Grady and Jeanette Maxey Hampton of Gaffney are celebrating their 59th wedding anniversary today, July 11, 2012.  More...

Miss Hames, Mr. Babcock wed May 26

Kara Rachelle Hames and Joel Gregg Babcock were united in marriage on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Central Baptist Church. The Rev. David Toney officiated the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Young speaker at Shady Grove’s ‘Missionary Day’

The Shady Grove Baptist Church Senior Missionary ministry will have its annual Missionary Day program Sunday July 15, at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Adrienne Young of Charlotte.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sarah P. Fowler, 89, beloved mother and grandmother

Mrs. Fowler, 89, beloved mother and grandmother, of Lancaster and formerly of Charlotte, N.C., passed away Saturday July 7, 2012, at Springs Hospital in Lancaster.  She was born July 14, 1922, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Plummer. More...

Catherine Littlejohn, 64, home health care giver in New Jersey

Catherine Ann Littlejohn, 64, of 100 White Oak Drive, Apt. 38, passed on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Spartanburg Reg ional Medical Center.  More...

Vivian Jones, 92; services July 12

Funeral services for Vivian Dawkins Dawkins Jones, 92, of 510 Thompson St., Gaffney, widow of Gary Jones, will be held on Thursday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. C.A. Wallace and the Rev. Robert L. Dover officiating. More...

Pest control workers rescue woman

Josh Rogers and Daniel Bailey had no plans to work in the Macedonia community Monday but a job came up at the last minute.  In retrospect, Rogers said, it may have been a case of “divine intervention.”  More...

Stabbing suspect remains at large

A 31-year-old Gaffney woman was rushed for medical treatment Monday afternoon after she allegedly was stabbed by a former boyfriend during an argument inside her apartment at Granard Courts.  City of Gaffney police were called to the West Rutled More...

Local News

Reform paying off

COLUMBIA (AP) — Gov. More...

C’MON BABY, CRANK

Retired Col. Mike Blackwell cranks the engine on the 1915 Ford he brought Saturday to a “Cops & Rodders” car and cycle cruise-in show in downtown Blacksburg. More...

Home starts up in May

Like the weather, home starts sizzled here in May.  There were six new home starts in the county in May, double the number when compared to May 2011, according to the construction report compiled by the county’s home builders association.& More...

Sports

Post 109 comeback fizzles

Following the Post 109 juniors’ 11- 9 extra-inning loss to Greenville in the opening round of the state playoffs on Monday, the subject was - not surprisingly - walks.  More...

After fast start, local all-stars fade at state tournament

Gaffney Major League All-Star manager Terry Belue had no complaints about his team’s pitching and defense. It’s offensive production was another story, though.  More...

IN THE SWING OF THINGS -

Gaffney running back Hyleck Foster runs upfield after catching a swing pass during a summer workout session. Foster and his teammates participated in a passing league at Crest Tuesday night. More...

Letters

Thanks for driving safely; please remain vigilant as we’re still in ‘deadly 100 days’

Dear Editor:  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Cherokee County for enjoying our nation’s Independence Day celebrations without experiencing a highway fatality within our county.  More...

Willing to speak to groups interested in learning about ‘end-of-life’ care

Dear Editor:  While visiting with a family for a consult for hospice services, I was floored to learn that we were about to serve the seventh member of their family. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Read any good books lately?

I love to read. These days it’s mostly newspapers —no big surprise there — and magazines.  When I go to the beach however, I usually read three or four or five paperbacks of the action/adventure genre.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Members of Limestone Presbyterian Church took along copies of The Gaffney Ledger on a recent retreat to Montreat, N.C. 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?