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Hospital gives no indication ambulance service will be trimmed

A local hospital official expressed regret that Cherokee County Council denied a request to financially help the hospital’s ambulance service. More...

LifeStyles

Celebrate Memorial Day in Chimney Rock

There’ll be fun for the entire family this weekend, ranging from rock climbing, old-time music and storytelling

CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. — While Chimney Rock’s panoramic 75-mile views are well-known to visitors, some of the region’s stories remain untold.  More...

Sorority has final meeting of 2012-2013

Xi Alpha Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its monthly meeting at the home of Ann Loftis with eight members present .  The meeting was called to order by the president, Ann Fuller. More...

WHAT’S UP

Fund raisers A big yard sale will be held May 25 from 7-11 a.m. at Rock Springs Baptist Church, 1184 Rock Springs Road, Blacksburg More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George Reynolds, retired carpenter, U.S. Army veteran

BLACKSBURG – George Columbus Reynolds, 81, formerly of 1028 Holly Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Mountainview Nursing Home in Spartanburg.  More...

Angel Grace Robertson

Angel Grace Robertson, infant, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  She was the daughter of Samuel Robertson and Amanda Webb Bowman, both of Gaffney.  In addition to her parents, surv More...

Dennis J. Petty, 55, Cherokee County native

Dennis Jerome Petty, 55, of 2242 Emerald Mine Road, Shelby, departed this life on Monday, May 20, 2013, at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center. He was born on Oct. 4, 1957, in Cherokee County to the late James and Mary Jordan Petty.  More...

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Encourage local government to embrace transparency

If you’ve ever wondered how your city or town council spends your hard-earned tax dollars, there’s a powerful tool that’s available at your fingertips.  Using this tool, you could quickly and easily see which vendors your city More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Now, where did I put those keys?

My life is good.  There’s no denying that.  I live in a wonderful, friendly and caring community. More...

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Breaking News - 5/24/2013 3:51 PM

Body found in lake

Deceased man identified More...

BPW boss questions value of sewer warranty being promoted by city

A city resident thinks it’s outrageous the City of Gaffney has endorsed a private company’s utility line warranty program.  The program was launched in a letter mailed to all city residents, signed by Mayor Henry Jolly and dated May More...

Meet the new Gaffney High principal

A community reception welcoming new Gaffney High School principal Dr. RaaShad Fitzpatrick to Cherokee County will be held Wednesday, May 29, at the school’s booster club room from 4-5:30 p.m.  More...

Local News

Nice weather, low gas prices mean extra traffic

The AAA Carolinas automobile club says South Carolina’s lowest-in-thenation gas prices, an improving economy and a beautiful weekend weather forecast should lead to extra traffic on the roadways this holiday weekend.  More...

New home for recreation district

Work is continuing on the Cherokee County Recreation District’s new office building. Sossamon Construction is the project’s general contractor. More...

Season complete, graduation over, now what?

With every end, there is a new beginning.  More...

Sports

Fresh faces, new coach for Post 109

Gaffney Post 109 American Legion team has something to prove after missing postseason play last year.  Post 109 will lean on a couple of returning players Colton Grant and Grant McKinney to lead a group of talented newcomers that includes Chesne More...

Copeland eager to get back on field

A year after completing a senior season at Gaffney that included a Shrine Bowl selection, a national ranking and a berth in the state championship game, Joey Copeland feels like he’s in a pretty good place in life and on the football field.&nbs More...

USC star to appear at softball camp

Former Gafney High and USC Gameock pitcher Julie Sarratt will be part of this year’s Indian Softball Camp.  The camp will be from June 3-6.  The camp is sponsored by the Fellowship of Chrisitan Athletes.  The camp is for girls ag More...

Letters

BPW explains

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Our Letters Policy

1. Each letter submitted must be an original — no photocopies. E-mails are also accepted if a name and phone number is included: editor@gaffney ledger.com  2. More...

National News

The evolution of you:

Take your look from ‘average’ to ‘amazing’ with seven simple mix-and-match tactics

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Do you know what it’s like to look in the mirror each morning and feel ambivalent about what you see? You don’t hate the way you look, but you don’t get excited about it either. If so, you’re not alone. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?