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Believe It Or Not, but Ripley’s purchases students’ artwork

Filled with nearly 6,000 bottle caps, a large portrait completed by Corinth Elementary students was recently purchased by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum.  More...

LifeStyles

Carolina Debutante Society presents 12 young women at annual ball

Festivities held Saturday evening at Marriott at Renaissance Park

The Carolina Debutante Society of Gaffney presented 12 young women at its18th annual presentation ball on Saturday evening, May 4, in the Heritage Grand Ballroom of the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg. More...

POETRY WINNER –

Bryson Davis, a third grade student at Blacksburg Elementary, was district winner for the 2nd and 3rd grade poetry in The Young Writer's Gala for the 2012-2013 school year. More...

WHAT’S UP

Auditions l The Gaffney Little Theatre will hold auditions for the final show of the 2012-2013 season, ‘Til Beth Do Us Part,” a marital confection, on Tuesday, May 7, and Wednesday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the GLT Playhouse. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arnold Floyd Byars, proud veteran of the United States Army

Arnold Floyd Byars, 73, of 4237 Union Hwy., Gaffney, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013, at his home.  Born in Blacksburg, Mr. Byars was the son of the late Cossie Cort and Thruly Jennie Janelle White Byars. Mr. More...

Annie Mae Epps

Annie Mae Epps, 87, of S.E. Washington, D.C., widow of John Clayton Epps, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Washington Hospital Center after a yearlong illness.  More...

Brenda Spake, retired from Security Finance, Meals on Wheels volunteer

CHESNEE – Brenda Dale Parris Spake, 68, of 203 Edsel Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

  Joel and Jackie Sellers are pictured here with The gaffney Ledger in front of the ancient Colosseum in Rome, italy. Other stops on their recent eastern mediterranean cruise included athens (greece), Crete, Sicily, and Ephesus (Turkey). More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Is the Hard Left at war with the American Idea?

I think the current controversy over immigration reform points to a larger issue in America today, which is that Americans are essentially split on the very idea of what America is and should be.  More...

THEIR VIEWS

Make charitable raffles legal   More...

CORRECTION

The address found in a story of the May 6 edition of The Gaffney Ledger about a Cherokee County couple whose remains were discovered last Friday was listed inaccurately. The road should have been referenced to as Dry Fork Road.  More...

Couple found dead in driveway

Coroner rules incident a murder-suicide

The remains of a rural Cherokee County couple were discovered Friday afternoon, victims of what authorities have ruled a murder-suicide that took place more than a week ago. More...

Number of summer reading sites more than doubles

Fifteen churches and community groups will offer a reading program this summer through the county’s KNOW(2) education initiative.  More...

Local News

It’s budget time!

City council to get first look at 2014 fiscal year spending plan

The entire Gaffney City Council will get its first look today at the projections for the 2014 fiscal year budget.  Chances are the council members won’t like what they will see or hear.  The city is facing a $700,000 shortfall, the ci More...

Senate Finance advances plan for funding roads

COLUMBIA (AP) — The Senate Finance Committee advanced a plan Thursday that funds road and bridge construction by redirecting taxes, borrowing money and raising fees.  A 13-5 vote sent the package to the Senate floor, where the real debate More...

National Nurses Week to be celebrated

Every year, National Nurses Week shines light on America’s 3.1 million registered nurses who work to save lives and improve the health of millions of individuals. More...

Sports

Gaffney’s Foster picking up offers

Scholarship offers have begun to roll in for Gaffney’s dynamic runner Hyleck Foster.  Foster, who gained more than 1,800 yards last season, received an offer from Old Dominion University and Mercer.  He’ll likely pick up an offe More...

“O” in gear as contact drills begin

After three days of relatively light work in shorts and helmets, the Gaffney High football team will be working in full pads today.  “Football is a contact game and you have to see who will strike somebody,” Gaffney head coach Dan Jo More...

Gaffney senior qualifies in three events at state qualifier

Gaffney senior Leah Fair had a big day at the state qualifier on Saturday.  Fair won her heat in the 100, 200 and 400 meter events to advance to Saturday’s state meet at Lower Richland. More...

Other News

HEAD OF THE CLASS

County students take PASS

All elementary and middle school students will take the state Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) on May 7-11. More...

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