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Lifelong dream goes up in smoke

A Cherokee Avenue businessman was left picking up the pieces of a lifelong dream after an early Wednesday fire erupted.  Mark Ellis started operating the garage at Hopper’s Automotive a little more than a year ago but Wednesday morning the More...

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Puppets on a string

‘Avenue Q’ presented for first time in the Upstate by Limestone Theatre

The   Triple Crown Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q will be presented for the first time in Upstate South Carolina on the Limestone Center Theatre stage April 18-20 and April 25- 27. Curtain time each evening is at 8. More...

Distinguished Young Women of Gaffney program will be held Saturday evening in GHS Auditorium

Festivities get under way at 7 p.m.

Five junior girls from Gaffney High School will participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Gaffney program on Saturday, April 13, in GHS Auditorium. The program wiill begin at 7 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door for $10.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news l Philadelphia Baptist Church, 195 Pacolet Hwy., will have Spring revival services April 15- 18 at 7 p.m. Speakers will be: Monday, Rev. James Patton, White Plains Baptist; Tuesday, Dr. A.L. Brackett, Mount Zion Baptist; Wednesday, Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Abbie Bozeman Croxdale, retired from Mayfair Mills

SPARTANBURG – Abbie B. Croxdale, 91, wife of the late Howard W. Croxdale, died on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.  More...

Sara S. Webb, 60, services set for April 13

Graveside services for Sara Smith Webb, 60, of 403 Oakland Ave., wife of Clifton Wayne Webb Sr. of Gaffney, will be held Saturday, April 13, at 12:30 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, conducted by the Revs. Harold T. Sullivan, James D. More...

Phillip J. Johnson, father of Gaffney pastor

Phillip James Johnson, husband of Permelia Whittenburg Johnson, passed on Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Arlington, Va.  More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

New Power to Proclaim the Truth

Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  3 And there More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

He Leadeth Me

He Leadeth Me Author: Joseph Henry Gilmore (1834-1918) Composer: William Batchelder Bradbury (1816-1868)   More...

Event tonight shifts education urgency into higher gear

U.S. Senator Tim Scott will be the keynote speaker today when 1,000 residents attend an invitation only kickoff event for KNOW(2) at the Broad River Electric Cooperative Auditorium.  Scott was appointed to the U.S. Senate in January by Gov. More...

Accidents occur just moments apart

Corinth firefighters and multiple paramedics from Upstate Carolina Medical Center responded to two separate accidents that occurred just moments apart at the same intersection Wednesday afternoon.  More...

April 15 looms ... IRS official says ‘don’t panic’

Through the years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has likely heard their fill of excuses, many of which were warranted while others not so much.  But pending a granted extension to file, the government will not lend an ear for such matters A More...

Local News

Teaching Fellows scholarships awarded to 5 Gaffney High seniors

Five Gaffney High seniors have received $24,000 in scholarships to participate in Teaching Fellows programs offered through state universities.  Gaffney High students Ashley Minor, Greyson McCraw, Hannah Marcoux, Aaliyah Rainey and Leala Grindst More...

Sen. Peeler seeks solutions for transportation funding

Plan would restructure government, dedicate money to road improvement

Senator Harvey Peeler (R — Gaffney) has unveiled a comprehensive new proposal aimed at fixing roads and making smarter infrastructure decisions as a state.  More...

Grab a book and help celebrate National Library Week April 14-20

The Cherokee County Public Library (CCPL) joins public, school and academic libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, library staff and services to their communities.  Libraries today More...

Sports

Ex-Tigers eager to play in alumni game

The thrill of running down the hill at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium will soon return for several local residents.  This Saturday, many former Tiger football players, including Sonny Sealy, Jimmy Ness and Vance Hammond will participate in the More...

Mauldin shuts down Indians

The dark clouds continued to hang over the Gaffney High baseball team on Tuesday.  The Indians mustered just three hits and starter Zach Wood didn’t survive the first inning in an 11-0 loss at Mauldin.  “We just can’t put More...

Wildcats even region mark; Raines has another solid outing

The Blacksburrg Wildcats baseball team is leaving its mark on a new region.  Starter Alex Raines tossed a neat five hitter, while Kyle Lovelace drove in four runs as the Wildcats evened their region mark at 5-5 with a 12-2 home win over Pendleto More...

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  wolverine tried to rip the Gaffney Ledger from the hands of titus and cameron cobb as they were visiting universal studios in orlando during spring break. More...

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Dividends of clear air

Whenever the federal government enacts new standards to reduce pollution, we can count on affected industries to complain loudly about the cost to them and ultimately to their customers of implementing the changes. More...

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