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Could aquatic center make big splash downtown?

At the city’s planning workshop on Thursday, officials from the Cherokee County Recreation District proposed a familyfriendly escape from the heat.  More...

LifeStyles

NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF NUNSENSE

Limestone College Theatre presents six performances of hilarious musical comedy

Nunsense, an hilarious musical comedy revolving around the lives of five devout but eccentric nuns, opens Thursday, April 3, and continues April 4-5 and April 10-12 at the Limestone Center Theatre, 130 Leadmine Road. More...

WHAT’S UP

Benefit for Tim Ruppe features Elvis impersonator More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Houston Francis (‘Dick’) Crater Jr., employed by BPW for 25 years

Houston Francis “Dick” Crater Jr., 74, of Gaffney passed away at his home on Saturday, March 29, 2014.  Mr. Crater was born Dec. 9, 1939, in Winston-Salem, N.C., to the late Houston and Mary Phelps Crater. More...

Martha Sparks, 85, retired legal secretary

Martha Scruggs Sparks, 85, formerly of 1106 Spring St., passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

Lamon Davis, retired officer of the Cherokee County Detention Center

Lamon Edward Davis, 70, of Town and County Apartments, Apt. 211, 106 Ellis Ferry Ave., answered the Master’s call in March 2014 at his residence. Son of Carrie Nell Banks Davis and the late William More...

Letters

Urges motorists to slow down

To my friends and neighbors on Virginia Ave. and Hampton Place:   I cannot understand why anyone would find it necessary to speed from Twin Bridge Road to their home. More...

Sheriff and District 5 county council

Only two races to be contested

Most local candidates will face an easy re-election this year.  The 2-week filing period closed Sunday at noon with only two incumbents facing opposition in the Republican Party Primary in June.  Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office inv More...

Jobless numbers greatly improved

Following an end of the holiday shopping season downturn in January, hiring appears to have picked up dramatically in South Carolina in February.  Unemployment rates fell in all South Carolina counties in February, some by dramatically wide marg More...

Local News

Limestone College plays host to WITS conference

In a few minutes, Gaffney High students watched the amazing powers of superglue quickly develop fingerprints Friday in a forensic crime lab exercise.  More...

Town council cuts $40,000 from fire department allocation

Already working with a “bare bones” budget, Blacksburg Fire Chief Cline Gore admits the job of the municipality’s fire department likely will soon become much tougher.  More...

WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS

The next time you go out of town, take a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along and snap a photo of yourself and/or your group reading it so we can use it in our “Readers On The Road” feature. More...

Sports

Play Ball: Youth baseball opens season

Teams will use the names and logos of MLB

Gaffney Youth Baseball players might not have the skills of a Major League Baseball players but they will look like their MLB heroes.  This season, Gaffney Youth Baseball teams will call themselves “Braves,” “Diamondbacks,&rdqu More...

Indians prepare for spring drills

With a successful spring offseason conditioning and strength regimen winding down, the Gaffney High football coaching staff soon will be turning their attention to spring practice.  Teams can begin those drills on May 1. More...

Women’s Lacrosse

Saints rout Rollins, 18-5

A far cry from the one goal decision in last year’s national semifinal, No. 3 Limestone (10-0, 3-0 CC) obliterated a young No. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

That’s a nice TrailBlazer you’ve got there

We were watching the NASCAR race Sunday (and by “we” I mean myself, the misses and her parents).  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Yet another pre-school program?

When some people hear that the president has proposed a new federally funded pre-school program, they might think, “Great idea. It’s about time!” More...

THEIR VIEW

College will benefit from McConnell’s passion for position

The faculty wanted a candidate with experience as a college president. More...

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