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CANDIDATES TAKE NOTE

The Gaffney Ledger will publish candidate statements prior to the Aug 14 election. The deadline to submit statements is noon, Tuesday, Aug. 7.  Statements are limited to 400 words. More...

SO WHAT DOES THAT INCLUDE?

Here are some examples of items exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax: n Clothing and clothing accessories such as hats, scarves, hosiery and handbags as well as footwear n School supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, binders, computers More...

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Ruppe – Ray

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Limestone Theatre will present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Three performances of Shakespeare’s classic comedy are set for Aug. 2-4

Limestone   College Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Thursday, Aug. 2, through Saturday, Aug. 4, in the Limestone Center Theatre. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.  More...

Balance fitness, fatness for much healthier ticker

Some good news for active adults fighting the battle of the bulge

COLUMBIA – Exercising and getting fit may protect your heart, even if you have a few extra pounds, according to a study published ina recent issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Keith Lavender, former employee of Hoechst and Red Roof Inn

Oliver Keith Lavender, 64, of 443 Hamrick St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Clara Whitaker, retired from Color Craft

DENVER, N.C. – Clara Beatrice Wilkins Whitaker, 85, of 8181 Mallard Road, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, N.C.  More...

Walter D. Hambright, 52, carpenter

BLACKSBURG – Walter Dean Hambright, 52, of 114 Martin Drive, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, Mr. More...

Judge hears football dispute case

A simmering feud between Gaffney Little League Football and the Cherokee County Recreation District reached the boiling point Monday in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas as Gaffney Little League Football argued that the court should immediately s More...

2 candidates for mayor will debate on Ledger Live

Before Gaffney residents head to the polls Aug. 14, they will receive a final opportunity to hear from two of the three candidates vying for the office of mayor.  More...

Default judgment reversed

A Circuit Court judge has reversed a default judgement that was entered against the owners of Ed Brown’s Rodeo, allowing them a chance to defend themselves from a 2011 lawsuit filed by a rodeo patron.  More...

School supply shoppers get tax break this weekend

Summer’s end may be nearing for local students, but not before they have the opportunity for savings on school supplies and other items.  Bargain hunters will not have to look far next weekend when the Palmetto State conducts its annual ta More...

Local News

Parking permit, class schedule pickup begins Aug. 6 at GHS

Gaffney High student schedules and parking permits may be picked up according to the schedule listed below.  Senior registration, Aug. 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30- 3:30 p.m.  Junior registration, Aug. 7, 8:30-11:30 a.m. More...

Irene Pool closed for summer

Cracks in a wall have led recreation officials to close Irene Pool for the summer.  The county’s only public pool was drained Friday after recreation officials noticed cracks in the pump room wall above the swimming area. More...

$25,000 challenge grant issued

An anonymous benefactor has issued a $25,000 challenge grant to help with preservation efforts at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum.  More...

Sports

GHS offense seeks own identity

Entering the 2011 football season no one quite knew how good the Gaffney Indians offense was going to be.  The team had lost Shrine Bowl quarterback DeEdward Burris, a player who accounted for a good chunk of the offensive production.  More...

Slimmed down Miller ready for banner year

Gaffney defensive end Jaylen Miller admits he didn’t like what he saw when he stared at himself in the mirror a couple of months ago.  So, Miller vowed to be in better shape. He amped up the amount and intensity of his workouts.  More...

Kickball isn’t just for young kids anymore; games begin Sept. 5

Why should kids have all the fun?  Adults throughout Cherokee County will have the opportunity to get in on the action this fall when the county recreation department debuts its co-ed kickball league solely for those aged 18 and older.  Beg More...

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Increasing Utility Tax Credit funds means good business for Cherokee County

Local economic development groups in Cherokee County now have more money in the pot to help foster concrete business growth, thanks to the recent change in the South Carolina Utility Tax Credit laws. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I don’t get it now and I didn’t get it then

The XXX Olympics opening ceremony was watched on NBC by almost 41 million people, the most ever to watch an opening ceremony.  It was the first time I have ever watched the opening ceremony of any Olympics.  And the last.  More...

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