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Firefighters busy - Free Access

A series of very small grass fires along the railroad tracks in Gaffney on Thursday and Friday kept dispatchers and Gaffney firefighters on their toes.    More...

ON SECOND THOUGHT, LET’S JUST USE THE GARDEN HOSE

Firemen face all sorts of hazards on the job but “hydrant bees” might be a new one. More...

Watch when and where you drive golf carts

While South Carolina is often known to tourists for its wide range of golfing opportunities, the state’s ubiquitous golf carts are far from limited to the cozy confines of country clubs and municipal courses. More...

LifeStyles

Report indicates many state children living in poverty; are getting left behind in nation’s economic recovery

Contributing factor is more kids live in single-parent home

A new report indicates many South Carolina children are growing up in poverty and getting left behind in the nation’s economic recovery. More...

CAMIT facility will provide education, job training for area businesses and industries

Completion date set for Sept. 15

A new education and training facility is currently expected to open in mid-September at Spartanburg Community College. More...

What’s Up?

Church news Vacation Bible School is being held this week through July 30 at Faith Baptist Church, 246 Ford Road. Classes are provided for ages 3 years to adults More...

Obituaries - Free Access

VERNICE H. GOODE

BLACKSBURG – Vernice Hamrick Goode, 86, of 1010 Blacksburg Hwy., Blacksburg, widow of Clarence Henry Goode, answered the Master’s call on Friday morning, July 24, 2015, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Angel and Nancy Goode Bor More...

DEBORAH WRAY BRISTOL

Deborah Wray Bristol, 62, of 132 Victor Drive, Shelby, N.C., wife of Sonny Bristol, answered the Master’s call Sunday morning, July 26, 2015, at her residence.  More...

Thomas A. Hambright Jr., retired diesel mechanic

BLACKSBURG – Thomas Alfred Hambright Jr., 82, formerly of 1617 Antioch Road, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

My dog ate my homework

The sports boys call it “agate”.  That’s what they call the type on the sports page in the newspaper where all the statistics and standings are located. More...

THEIR VIEW

Don’t shortchange small states, voters in presidential primaries

Early presidential primaries in small states level the playing ground between heavily and lightly funded campaigns. Thus, they serve as revealing proving grounds where voters can fully and fairly assess the candidates. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Don’t be fooled by the media; this isn’t about Trump

Is anyone concerned that the media have succeeded in using a flap between Donald Trump and John McCain to divert our attention from serious issues facing the nation? More...

Breaking News - 7/27/2015 8:33 PM

Post 109 out of state tournament - Free Access

BY DENNIS BRUNSON  dennis@theitem.com  More...

Three strikes and you're out - Free Access

Spartanburg man gets life sentence

A Spartanburg man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for selling crack cocaine. More...

Final Ride - Free Access

Carowinds closes Thunder Road wooden coaster

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Thunder Road is going silent. More...

Experts: Time is an enemy in solving Bobbi Kristina's death - Free Access

In the months since Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face-down in a bathtub at her townhome in suburban Atlanta until her death in hospice care Sunday, time has been working against forensic pathologists and police investigators now tasked with solving More...

CRUCIAL VOTE ON PROPOSED PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

SMITH NO LONGER A SUPPORTER?

At one time, Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith was an avid supporter of the city’s proposed $5 million performing arts center.  Now, he’s not so sure.  More...

Gaffney FD gets $224K federal grant

City of Gaffney firefighters will be able to breathe a lot easier thanks to a federal grant that was announced Friday.  More...

Local donut maker in Final Four of South Carolina Brawl

Who makes the best donuts in South Carolina? Sunny’s Donuts in Gaffney is currently in the Final Four in a South Carolina Donut Brawl. More...

Local News

SITE WORK

Construction workers were busy installing culverts and site work Monday on a $8.7 million Limestone College residential hall for 200 students at the corner of Griffith and O’Neal Streets. More...

Seven city employees paid $50K

City of Gaffney Administrator James Taylor doesn’t have much company when it comes to highly paid city employees.  Only six other city employees join Taylor in earning $50,000 or more a year, according to information e-mailed by the city a More...

Blacksburg’s new administrator ‘open to possibility’ of relocating

Greenville resident Charlene Carter was the unanimous choice Friday morning to become the new Blacksburg town administrator.  More...

Sports

"Blame it on Rio..." - Free Access

A year away, Olympic organizers counting on sun and samba

By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer   More...

Stayin’ Alive

American Legion State Tournament

After two not-so solid outings, Camron Farley regained his form as Post 109’s ace just in time to lead his team to a 6-1 win over Murrells Inlet in an elimination game Sunday in the American Legion state tournament at Riley Park in Sumter.  More...

GHS coach: Passing league served its purpose for team

To say the Gaffney High football team has looked great this summer might be a bit of an exaggeration.  But head coach Dan Jones, nonetheless, said the team accomplished its goals.  Speaking following the team’s final passing league o More...

Letters

Thanks for a job well done

Dear Editor:  The Gaffney Ledger printed the picture in Wednesday’s Ledger showing the large tree that fell near Rest Street in Oakland Cemetery on Tuesday during the bad storm.  I wanted to commend the City of Gaffney Road Department More...

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