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Farmers Market Hoedown features range of activities

Bobbing for peaches and a watermelon seed spitting contest are just two of the attractions at this year’s Gaffney Station Farmers Market Hoedown.  The fourth annual hoedown will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. More...

Naps in the Costco parking lot and Chick-fil-A dates

Editor’s note: This is the third in a More...

CAVA hosting second week of Summer Art Camp July 17-21

With the first half of summer gone, kids may be getting restless and looking for something to do. CAVA is hosting its second session of its Summer Art Camp July 17-21. A variety of classes are being taught, offering something for every child. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth Sarratt

Gaffney, S.C. — Ruth Hilda Sarratt, 87, formerly of W. More...

Zy’Wuan Ratchford

Master Zy’Wuan Ja’Quez Ratchford, age 8, of 111 Buckson Street, Gaffney, S.C., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 3, 2017, at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S.C.  More...

Frances Bowen

SHELBY, N.C. — Frances Blanton Bowen, 84, died Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Cherokee County to the late Henry Grady and Mallie Robbs Blanton. More...

State News

Escaped inmate may have used wire cutters delivered by drone - Free Access

A South Carolina inmate broke out of a maximum-security prison using wire cutters that were apparently flown in by drone, officials said Friday. He had $47,000 in cash, an ID card and two guns when caught. More...

Some South Carolina Soccer Fields are Likely to be Quieter

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina soccer fields are likely to be quieter this September. More...

National News

Joey Chestnut wins 10th Nathan’s title, gobbles a record 72 hot dogs

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey “Jaws” Chestnut gulped, chomped and powered his way to a 10th title on Tuesday, continuing his record-setting reign as the chowing champion at the annual Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest. More...

Boy, 8, dies from injuries sustained in I-85 accident - Free Access

A June 30 car accident on Interstate 85 ultimately turned deadly this week when a young Gaffney boy severely injured in the mishap died Monday night at Greenville Memorial Hospital. More...

BPW the place to be if you want to make the big bucks

48 of 73 employees are paid a salary of $50,000 or more

Pardon the pun — but it pays to work for the Gaffney Board of Public Works. More...

Local News

Mojo and Shag going to the Dock Dogs World Championship

Mojo will join canine athletes from around the world in October in an attempt to defy gravity at the 2017 Dock Dogs world championship in Tennessee.  Owner Shag Stepp has accepted an invitation for his family dog Mojo to compete in the “B More...

Peach Party free concert at Daddy Joe’s

“We love Gaffney and look forward to playing during this year’s Peach Festival. There will be plenty of fun — that is one thing you get from us.”

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

POLICE REPORTS

A Gaffney man reported the theft of a wallet he accidentally dropped by an automated teller machine on West Buford Street. More...

Sports

Weather shakes up playoff schedule

The Post 109 seniors have cruised into the state playoffs.  But heavy rains Wednesday slowed their march, postponing their first round best-of-five series opener with Easley.  The postponement will force the team to play numerous games in a More...

Local Mite League all-stars go for gold at state tournament

The players on the Gaffney Mite League all-stars are pretty typical 7 - and-8-year-olds who are excited more about staying at a hotel than playing in a state tournament. However, they are anything but typical when it comes to their baseball ability. More...

Post 109 jrs. keep it close for a while before Aiken erupts for 13-3 victory

The Post 109 juniors gave state tournament favorite Aiken all they could handle for five innings.  However, the fortunes changed dramatically for both teams in the sixth.  Up by only 7-3, Aiken scored six runs in the sixth to beat the visi More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST - Free Access

Police officers, firefighters under fire every 4th of July

Write enough columns for a newspaper and some of your ideas are bound to resurface. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

In declaring independence, the politicians lagged behind

The Declaration of Independence deserves its place as one of the most important documents in the history of the world. More...

THEIR VIEW

Case strong for helping rural roads

Years ago, visitors to South Carolina were greeted with a sign reading, “See the Best State on the Best Roads.” These days, the second part of the statement no longer applies, according to the S.C. Alliance to Fix Our Roads.  More...

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