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Economist: ‘Middle of the pack is not exactly a bad place to be’

While recovery from the Great Recession has been a bit uneven, a newly released report on South Carolina’s economy shows there’s actually a lot to like about the Palmetto State’s financial outlook as well as its growing links to glo More...

Come join our bracket contest

With the frenzy that is the NCAA Tournament just over the horizon, The Gaffney Ledger has partnered with Athlon Sports to present the 2013 Bracket Breakdown contest, allowing readers to fill out their own brackets with a chance to win prizes.  T More...

LifeStyles

Artist reflects on reaching ‘end of the rope’

Charcoal works on display at USC Upstate examine rope literally and metaphorically

SPARTANBURG – “I’ve reached the end of my rope” is an often-used idiom for a place where hope has run out. The rope is symbolic of a situation of tension and frailty, of strength unraveling. More...

RETIREES GIVE TO OTHERS –

CCEA-Retired members recently donated items to Meals on Wheels. Members holding some of the items are Margaret McCluney, Vivian Martin, Annie Marie Harris, Martha Courtney and Sandra Ellis. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Guy and Linda Kirby married 50 years

Guy and Linda Kirby of Orangeburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 16, 2013. Mr. and Mrs. Kirby were married in 1963 at Gaffney First Baptist Church by Dr. Denver J. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cody Cummings, 17, attended Cowpens schools

Cody Cummings, 17, of Willow Springs, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on March 5, 2013, at his home.  Born Sept. 8, 1995, in Jacksonville, N.C., he was the son of James Cummings and Elizabeth Berry. More...

Raymond Ross self-employed brick mason

Raymond Ross, 78, of 912 Beau Road, Shelby, N.C., husband of Nancy Logan Ross, passed on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby.  Son of the late Buck Ross and the late Ella Hopper Ross, he was born Oct. More...

Mary Richards, 95, born in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mary Rose Auletta Richards, 95, of 145 Draytonville Heights, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at McCall Hospice Home in Simpsonville.  Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the widow of Robert Ignatius Richards and daughter More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Daniel’s Vision Explained

Daniel 8:19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.  20 The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.  21 And t More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Clear As Crystal

Clear As Crystal Author: George Frederick Root (1820-1895) Composer: George Frederick Root (1820-1895)   More...

Local motocross racer wins national competition

Trey Green won his first national championship race when he won the Thor AMA Spring Classic held March 3- 9 in Pell City, Ala.  Green, 15, was the overall winner in the 450 C stock division for motocross riders at the Spring Classic held at the More...

YMCA to expand fitness area by 1,800 square feet

The Cherokee County Family YMCA is moving forward with another expansion of the $4.2 million facility it opened two years ago.  More...

‘Augmented reality’ among topics discussed at teacher cadet event

High school students tweeted on their cell phones and were encouraged to integrate technology into their view about education Monday at a Limestone College conference about the future of the teaching profession.  More...

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FRIENDS

— Granard Middle School students were recognized Monday by the school district for their involvement in Project Unify with the South Carolina Special Olympics. More...

Blacksburg’s proposed budget includes slight tax increase

Any time money is involved, it is of great importance to make sure the numbers line up.  As the nation’s economic outlook continues to shift, this was the task for Blacksburg Town Administrator Trudy Martin, who did her best to predict how More...

City department heads preparing budget requests

Like most years, city officials will likely trim thousands from their department heads’ line item and capital expenditure requests to balance their proposed budget.  Like most years, that job won’t be easy.  Expenditures are exp More...

Sports

Welcome, Matt!

Matt Kenseth earns first win with Joe Gibbs Racing in third start

The biggest name in NASCAR’s 2012 version of Silly Season made his presence known early in the 2013 season. Matt Kenseth, in only his third start with Joe Gibbs Racing, gave the No. More...

Hamlin fine sends wrong message to fans, drivers

By MATT TALIAFERRO Athlon Sports Racing Editor NASCAR sent a message to its drivers last Thursday when it was announced that Denny Hamlin had been fined $25,000 for comments made concerning the new Gen-6 cars following the March 3 race in Phoenix.&nb More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Beware the New Elites

James Carville famously kept the 1992 Clinton campaign on message with the simple refrain, “It’s the economy, stupid!” That’s just as true for politicians today as it was two decades ago.  More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Budget week in S.C. House

This week’s update covers a variety of topics. The massive budget book was delivered to us in preparation for a full week of long days and hours of budget review next week. More...

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