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Trustees hire firm to conduct facility study

Bids from two construction management firms were just $200 apart Monday when the school board awarded a contract for a facility study.  M.B. More...

LifeStyles

Brunch gone bananas

Bananas that are too ripe to eat are just right for baking

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Big, beautiful bunches of perfectly ripe bananas are almost irresistible. More...

WHAT’S UP

Flashlight Easter  More...

‘Nails of the Cross’ topic of Maundy Thursday service at Buford St. Church

"The Nails of the Cross" will be the topic of the Maundy Thursday service at Buford Street United Methodist Church on March 28 at 7 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nellie Blanton, 94, co-owner/operator of Blanton’s Cleaners

Nellie Lucille Painter Blanton, 94, formerly of 132 Berry Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Peachtree Centre .  More...

Ed Love, 84, retired from Startex; U.S. Army veteran

Eulin Dean “Ed” Love, 84, of 140 Powell Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 25, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Peggy Blackwood, homemaker, avid reader and gardener

Peggy Jean Simmons Davis Blackwood, 80, formerly of 110 Crestview Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Spartanburg   Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Spartanburg, she was the wife of A. More...

Columns

READERs ON THE ROAD

Carol hartis and Rainee Clary took The gaffney Ledger along on a trip to Rome, italy. They are shown above in st. peter’s square in The vatican City. More...

THEIR VIEW

Giving students a choice

An “open enrollment” school bill that would allow students to attend any public school in the state they want to is a good option. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Moving forward with legislation

Last week the House of Representatives focused solely on approving the state budget. For the next two weeks we are in Easter furlough. More...

Search warrant nets 4.4 lbs. of marijuana

For the second week in a row, City of Gaffney Narcotics Division agents made a significant seizure of marijuana within the city.  According to an incident report, agents executed a search warrant at 213 College Drive at approximately 3:45 p.m. More...

SNOW FLURRIES ON MARCH 26

Didn’t spring used to be a lot wamer than this?

Even as calendars prepare to flip forward into April, winter’s grip continues on Cherokee County in the form of unseasonably cold weather.  More...

Local News

McEntire proposes school consolidation as cost-saving measure

“We need to look at reducing the number of schools in our district.”

Cherokee County school trustee Alan McEntire is not ready to abandon the idea of consolidating some schools.  More...

Donations, grant money help local fire department purchase rescue gear

The CKC Volunteer Fire Department has been able to purchase approximately $4,000 in new rescue gear thanks to donations from the community and grant proceeds.  More...

Local students put problem solving skills to work at competition

Five Limestone-Central Elementary School 5thgraders gave new meaning to the word “architecture” in a creative problemsolving competition March 16 in Charleston.  Limestone-Central Elementary finished third in its division in the stat More...

Sports

Saint standout named all-district

The rewards continue to roll in for Limestone senior forward Charles Blue following a tremendous 2012-13 season as he has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All- Southeast District Second-Team.  The teams were nominated More...

Huff enjoys all-star game experience

The opportunity to coach in the prestigious Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic in Myrtle Beach this past weekend was just what Gaffney High boys basketball coach Mark Huff needed.  “After losing in the first round (of the state playoffs More...

Struggling Indians look to reverse fortunes at region leader

With eight more region games left, there’s still time for the Gaffney High baseball team to right the ship.  But that course adjustment must begin soon, coach Jeff Osment said.  More...

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