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No bond for suspect in murder case

A 22-year-old Gaffney man accused of committing a murder during an April robbery in the city was denied bond and a release from jail following a recent appearance in court. More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Mail contributions to: CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS THE GAFFNEY LEDGER PO BOX 670 GAFFNEY, SC 29342 or bring them by The Gaffney Ledger, 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. More...

LifeStyles

Business is family affair for Gordons

After 20 years, funeral home makes its way back to founding family

The word of the death of a loved one is the most difficult news a person will receive, taking them on an emotional roller coaster through bouts of grief, pain and anger. More...

Two portray 23 characters in GLT's 'Tuna Christmas'

If you're already fed up with tinsel, the mall and ancient holiday television reruns, then the Gaffney Little Theater has just what you need - a comedic diversion. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It may be time for him to move on

Dear Annie: I am a 27-year-old man and was recently engaged to "Shawna," a beautiful 27-year-old woman. We've been together for five years and have worked hard to make sure we are financially stable. The problem is our sex life. It is nonexistent. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ralph A. Drye Jr.

BLACKSBURG - Ralph Alexander Drye, Jr., 76, of 331 Hambright Road, formerly of Charlotte, went to meet his Lord on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. Mr. Drye was born on May 30, 1931, to the late Ralph A. Drye Sr. and Ruth Bangle Drye. More...

Charles E. White

BLACKSBURG - Charles Edward White, 72, of 662 Dravo Road, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Son of the late Ephram and Sarah White, Mr. More...

Joyce Martin (Byars)

Joyce Ann Martin (Byars), 59, of 523 W. Montgomery St., Westwind Village II, Apt. 3, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, Joyce was a daughter of the late Nelson and Juanita Cooper Parris. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Maybe reading about a wreck will save a life

An 18-year-old Clemson University student died this weekend from alcohol poisoning, according to a coroner's report. His blood-alcohol level was .38 percent, almost five times above the legal limit for driving, which is .08 percent. More...

LETTERS

His friend is gone for no good reason Dear Editor: She first appeared in our neighborhood, a skinny long-legged black puppy, looking for a handout. More...

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Woman who struck Good Samaritan pleads guilty

A 46-year-old Woodruff woman admitted Tuesday she was driving a tractor-trailer under the influence of cocaine last July 9 when she caused a wreck on Interstate 85 in Cherokee County that nearly killed a Good Samaritan. More...

Holiday thieves out in force

Whether it's a case of Christmas bringing out the worst in people, or simply that your personal possessions are becoming less personal to others, incident reports at the Gaffney Police Department and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office are indicat More...

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HOLIDAY SONGS - Honors choir members from Draytonville and Corinth elementaries performed a Christmas concert Tuesday afternoon for residents at Magnolia's Assisted Living Facility in Gaffney. More...

WEB SITE FREE UNTIL JAN. 1

From today until Jan. 1, The Gaffney Ledger web site will be available to everyone at no charge. There is usually an annual fee for access to the site but that fee is being waived to allow readers a chance to "test drive" the site. More...

Local News

Fireworks spark fire that damages water pipes in Blacksburg

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said about $300 in new water pipes owned by Blacksburg Public Works were damaged Saturday night when someone sparked a fire on Holly Ridge Road with fireworks. More...

District's revenues exceed expenses - barely

The completion of Gaffney High construction repairs contributed to a $1.4 million increase in assets for the local school district this past year. More...

Immigration reform tops legislative agenda

Giving a glimpse at 2008, several legislators serving Cherokee County and the Upstate said Monday the coming year in Columbia is likely to be dominated by a few issues. More...

Sports

Clemson's Harper enjoying first season under center

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - If any Clemson player has earned the right to gloat, it's quarterback Cullen Harper. Instead, the junior flashes a wry smile, glad he got to show everyone else what he knew all along. Harper was the surprise of No. More...

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GETTIN' AFTER IT- Blacksburg linebacker Maurice Brown (left) rushes in attempt to get on a tackle Saturday during the North-South all star game in Brooks Stadium at Coastal Carolina University. More...

Indians rout Rock Hill

Gaffney's speed, defensive intensity too much for Bearcats to overcome in 25-point victory

If Tuesday night's performance by the Gaffney basketball squad is an indicator of things to come for the team, then the future is looking mighty bright for the Indians. More...

Inside Report

The Republican Party's pork option

WASHINGTON - "Given the lack of time available," Sen. More...

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