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FIREWORKS ORDINANCE

Break it and chances are good you’ll get to meet a police officer

City police will be keeping their eyes and ears open for violators of the city’s fireworks ordinance this Fourth of July.  Two years ago, Gaffney City Council amended the law to prohibit the discharge of fireworks from 11 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Owen, Mr. Gibson exchange vows May 4

Ashleigh Anne Owen and Brian Robert Gibson were united in marriage on May 4, 2013, at five o’clock in the evening at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville, N. C., by the Rev. Jan Brittain. More...

‘Celebration of Freedom’ July 6 at Cowpens National Battlefield

Cowpens National Battlefield will sponsor a day of family programs on Saturday, July 6. This year the park will not be able have the evening fireworks show, but will have a full schedule of family activities.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Lattimore – Smith

Chelsea Janay Lattimore and Charles La’Sherrick Smith, both of Gaffney, announce their engagement.  The wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Gaffney.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kenny “Yank” Orand, enjoyed fishing and motorcycles

JESUP, Ga. – Kenny “Yank” Orand, 47, died peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.  More...

Myra Blanton, 53, homemaker and native of Gaffney

Myra Denise Vassey Blanton, 53, of 105 Walnut St., passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Novant Health – Gaffney Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of John Blanton and daughter of the late Albert Dean Vassey and Mary More...

Michael Keenan, 57, bass player for Tyme Peace Band

SPARTANBURG – Michael Ray Keenan, 57, of 215 McConnell Road, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at his residence.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Restore public’s lost trust in IRS

The Senate Finance Committee has launched a bipartisan “blank slate” review of the tax code by eliminating all credits and deductions as a first step.  So perhaps Congress should enact a law sunsetting the Internal Revenue Code by a More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I was a little nervous during the en‘tire’ trip

I’ve got a little ‘house-cleaning’ to do before I launch into my column, which will explain my absence last week.  Cherokee County councilmen, shame on you! More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Hospice could be the answer to lowering Medicare debt

The last seven months have been a roller coaster of economic and political uncertainty. Medicare costs have incrementally risen over the past decade and, among other causes, have added to the national debt.  More...

SCHP has one number in mind for holiday — ZERO!

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers have their sights set on an elusive target this weekend.  “It’s our target to have zero fatalities statewide,” said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of Troop 4, which covers Cherokee County. More...

Champs will return to defend title

Smokin’ Stacks has been on a hot streak on the barbecue trail and will return next week to defend its title in the South Carolina Peach Festival barbecue competition.  More...

CLOSED THURSDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Thursday in observance of the July 4th holiday.  We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Friday, July 5.  We wish a safe and happy Independence Day for you and your family.  God bless the U.S. More...

Local News

County’s only 4th of July parade returns at Sheraton Loop

Decked out in patriotic colors, local residents will decorate nearly 50 golf carts for the county’s only Fourth of July parade.  More...

Burglars who strike Grassy Pond vehicles make off with four guns

Four guns, wallets, a pair of pricey earphones and various amounts of cash were reported stolen during a rash of vehicle burglaries in the Grassy Pond area. More...

100K SWIB grant helps provide free GED testing

A $100,000 state grant will help adult education programs provide free GED testing this fall for students seeking their high school equivalency diploma.  The grant was awarded by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce Investme More...

Sports

Gaffney QB to be out 8 weeks

Davidson tears thumb ligament while playing basketball last week

Gaffney High quarterback Shaq Davidsonl is expected to undergo surgery on the thumb of his throwing hand after tearing a ligament in it playing basketball last week at Presbyterian College.  Gaffney football coach Dan Jones said an MRI showed a More...

Spartanburg takes twinbill from Post 109

Spartanburg shut down Post 109 for a doubleheader sweep on Monday.  Tanner Rodgers and Bradley Scruggs scattered nine hits in leading Spartanburg to a 5-2 win in the opener. More...

POST 109 JUNIOR PLAYER PROFILES

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Letters

They seem to be passing out raises and bonuses like it’s trick-or-treat time

Dear Cody (Ledger Publisher Sossamon):   Let me see if I got this right.  The city is operating in the red, the county is operating in the red, and the school system is operating in the red.  Correct?  More...

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