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Ed Brown’s Rodeo to be part of Discovery Channel feature

To most, it is nothing more than a dusty old sign, but to Ed and Diane Brown it is an item signifying decades of hard work.  So it comes as no surprise that the Blacksburg couple was tickled to death at the return of one of the older large billb More...

LifeStyles

Decadent cake tops Easter menu

Coconut cake has been a Southern favorite for generations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The coconut cake has been a Southern favorite for generations and is enjoying a recent renaissance as one of our favorite celebration cakes. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Lee – Cloninger

April Lee and Daniel Cloninger, both of Lawndale, N.C., will be married on June 21, 2013, at Lawndale Baptist Church.  Miss Lee is the daughter of Timmy and Sherry Lee and granddaughter of L.B. More...

Keith Plott in concert Sunday at Bethany Church

Bethany Baptist Church, 215 Wilkinsville Hwy., will present Keith Plott in concert on Sunday, March 31, at 10 a.m. He will also provide special music during the 11 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John T. Goforth, supervisor at Burton-Dixon Corp.

John Thomas Goforth, 92, of 1434 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, formerly of 401 W. Lime St., Blacksburg, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Guynita McDowell, retired nurse’s aid, loved to knit

CHESNEE – Guynita Wood McDowell, 84, formerly of 190 McDowell Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Agape Hospice in Conway.  More...

Carol Hensel, retired dental assistant, loved yoga

CHESNEE – Carol Barbara Kraus Hensel, 69, of 552 Dillon St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Hope Restored (Easter)

Luke 24:13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.  14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.  15 And it came to pass, that, while More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Low In The Grave He Lay

Low In The Grave He Lay Author: Robert Lowry (1826-1899) Composer: Robert Lowry (1826-1899)   More...

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PEACHES?

Freezes have caused only minor damage

Cold weather has taken only a small bite out of this year’s South Carolina peach crop while local residents long for warm spring weather to arrive.  A check of peach orchards in the Upstate has shown minor damage from freezing temperatures More...

County finalist for new industry

Blacksburg could be a landing spot for a hot major manufacturer. The sources with knowledge of a potential deal didn’t name the manufacturer but revealed it might locate along an industrial site on Highway 5 near Blacksburg. More...

WE WILL CLOSE EARLY FRIDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will close at noon today (Friday, March 29) in observance of Good Friday. We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m. More...

Local News

New name, new focus for local church

What’s in a name?  Anchored in the community through various outreach projects, Restoration Church of Gaffney has served as an oasis for weary souls eager to find rest in Jesus Christ. More...

County adult ed. students making most of Stackable Certificates program

More than 80 local residents have completed their high school education and college courses since a state pilot project began in 2010.  More...

Egg hunts shelling out Easter fun around Cherokee County

Looking for the Easter bunny might be an arduous task for local children, but fortunately the search for their share of eggs should be much easier this weekend.  At least three county entities are hosting Easter egg hunts Saturday, shelling out More...

Sports

Fireworks in Fontana

Last-lap wreck, post-race fight highlight a thriller at Auto Club Speedway

A frenetic final 20 laps in the Auto Club 400 concluded in a lastlap crash involving rivals Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano, a surprise winner in Kyle Busch, and a fight on pit road between Logano and Tony Stewart. More...

Hamlin injured in wreck, out at least five races

By MATT TALIAFERRO Athlon Sports Racing Editor Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin has been diagnosed with a compression fracture of his L1 vertebrae following a violent crash on the final lap of Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.&n More...

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READERs ON THE ROAD

Debbie Turney Gibson and Vickie stidham Williams took The Gaffney Ledger along on their visit to New York city and the empire state building. More...

The more connected we are, the more isolated we become

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Sometimes I feel like a dinosaur. Comfortable in my habitat, there are unknown threats out there that threaten to extinguish the habitat. More...

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