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I LOVE A PARADE

The 240th anniversary of the birth of the United States was celebrated July 4 in Gaffney with the annual Sheraton Loop Golf Cart Parade. More...

LifeStyles

Miracle Hill - Cherokee County names new director

After ten years as co-directors of Miracle Hill Rescue Mission – Cherokee County, Murl and Barbara Lehman have chosen to retire as of the end of June 2016. More...

CAVA’s Peach Festival Exhibit opens July 13

A juried art exhibit featuring photographs and ceramics

In a unique paring of two different art forms, CAVA (Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists) spotlights photographs and ceramics in this year’s Peach Festival Exhibit.  More...

Modern-folk duo Friction Farm to perform at the Blacksburg Library

The modern folk duo Friction Farm will perform a free concert at the Blacksburg Public Library July 13 from 12:15-1 p.m. as part of the ‘Music Sandwiched In’ series. A free lunch will be served.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Pugh

Harrisburg, N.C. — Linda Iris Williams Pugh, 73, of 3754 Riverside Village Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Tucker Hospice House.  More...

Marie Workmon

Boiling Springs, S.C. — Elizabeth Marie (Rita) Gaffney Workmon, 54, of 119 Coldstream Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 4, 2016 at MUSC in Charleston.  More...

Sandra Phillips

Spartanburg, S.C. — Sandra Smith Phillips, 63, of 1304 White Plains Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 4, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Julia Phillips dies while serving life sentence for boyfriend's murder - Free Access

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Peachtree Centre hikes room rates

The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. According to a memo written to residents, The Peachtree Centre is increasing its monthly room rates for a semi-private room to $2,800, and to $3,300 for a private room. More...

Authorities investigate pair of weekend shootings

Two people were injured in unrelated shooting incidents in Gaffney.  The City of Gaffney Police Department charged one man with attempted murder in connection with an early July 3 shooting on Carver Street, while the Cherokee County Sheriff&rsqu More...

Local News

Peach Festival kickoff party at Daddy Joe’s

Daddy Joe’s Beach House & BBQ owner Shag Stepp believes warm weather’s best flavor is a blend of barbecue, live music and good friends.  More...

Gaffney city offices will be closed Wednesday in councilman’s honor

Gaffney City Hall will close at noon today in honor of late Gaffney City Councilman Tom Reid, whose funeral will begin at 2 p.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

All items for What’s Up and general news should be sent by email to abbie@gaffneyledger.com. Beach, Blues and BBQ More...

Sports

Mite leaguers prepare for state tourney

Gaffney all-stars to play District 7 champs Saturday to open tournament

After a lengthy layoff, the Gaffney American League All-Stars swing back into action this weekend at the state tournament in Florence.  The District 2 champs will take on District 7 winners in the first of two games on Saturday for the local tea More...

GETTING A LEG UP

Gaffney’s Dashun Tate works up a sweat on the squat rack. More...

County amateur attracts best field ever

Cherokee National pro Danny Agapion unabashedly calls the field in this year’s Cherokee County Amateur championship “the most competive ever.”  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Returning free wheelchair beach service a no-brainer

When the city of Myrtle Beach briefly dropped its free beach wheelchairs, the neighboring municipality of North Myrtle Beach started hearing concerns from folks who use North Myrtle Beach’s free beach wheelchair service.  More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Hillary Clinton: Too big to jail

FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation Tuesday that Hillary Clinton escape federal prosecution for exposing our national security infrastructure means the Obama administration’s politicization of the entire federal government and the s More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

‘Them were the good old days’

So, how’d you celebrate the Fourth of July or otherwise known as Independence Day?  More...

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