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Veteran officer turning in badge

A veteran Cherokee County police investigator is trading in his county badge for a new job, saying a tough decision to leave was made easier by the lack of benefits he would someday face in retirement. Detective Capt. More...

LifeStyles

Need a GI test? Open up and swallow a pill

Small camera enclosed in pill offers painless way for doctors to diagnose gastrointestinal disorders

A pill-sized camera swallowed by patients is providing two Gaffney surgeons with a new way of finding problems within the small intestine. General surgeons Drs. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Teen fears parents won't like her new boyfriend because she met him online

Dear Annie: I'm an 18-year-old girl who is smart, funny, cute and kind. The problem? I've never had a boyfriend or a date until now. I'm the oldest child in my family, so I'm kind of new to the whole thing. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Strain - Bridges

Fulton and Becky Strain of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Michelle, to Shannon Wayne Bridges, son of Rick and Cynthia Bridges of Mooresboro, N.C. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Helen Morgan

Helen Horn Morgan, 85, a resident of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 867 Pleasant School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Francis Myers

Francis (Fran) Samuel Myers, 83, of 2245 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at his residence. More...

Monroe Benjamine Smith Sr.

Monroe Benjamine Smith Sr., 85, of 223 Tiffany Park, passed Friday morning, March 7 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, Smith was the widower of the late Mary Jane Glenn Smith and son of the late James and Ada Smith. More...

Columns

My team beat your team, nyah-nyah

LEDGER COLUMNIST

KA-WHOP! That's the sound of me slugging Annoying Sports Guy. OK, I would never really slug anyone, even Annoying Sports Guy, even though Annoying Sports Guy gets on my last nerve. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

(Left to right) Katie Baines, Linda Schaub and Kathy Baines took The Ledger with them on a recent trip to San Francisco. They are shown here enjoying their hometown newspaper in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. More...

Why the system needs to be changed

THEIR VIEWS

It should be clear that we shouldn't have a trooper patrolling our highways who is so incapable of controlling his emotions that he launches into a screaming tirade, complete with death treats and a racial slur, even when he and a fellow officer ha More...

Schools locked down while police search for gunman

A brazen daylight shooting incident outside a Wilkinsville Highway shopping plaza on Friday afternoon sent Gaffney police and Cherokee County Sheriff's Office in search of a gunman and put two Cherokee County schools in a precautionary lock down. More...

Trustee hopefuls can file May 30

Cherokee County School Board candidates can start filing May 30 to run for office. The 2-week filing period for the school board will end June 13. The general election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 12. More...

Ledger earns seven South Carolina Press Association awards

The Gaffney Ledger received seven awards Friday for reporting and page design in the 2007 South Carolina Press Association contest. More...

Local News

Another restaurant coming to Floyd Baker Boulevard

Gaffney's version of restaurant row soon will be adding another popular fast food option. Chick fil-A, which popularized the chicken sandwich, is in the process of purchasing property on Floyd Baker Boulevard and Maple Street, More...

Photo

ARSON - Gaffney Fire Department and Gaffney City Police are investigating an apparent arson outside the Broad River Baptist Association on Railroad Avenue. More...

Billboard company seeking variance

The county's land use regulations are preventing a local outdoor advertising company from purchasing property for four of its billboards. More...

Sports

Woods piles up points, wins MVP honors

Gaffney's Johnny Woods finished his basketball career in a big way on Friday. Woods scored 24 points to lead the East to a 106-95 win over the West and earn the MVP award at the Spartanburg Tip-Off Boys All-Star Game Friday at USC Upstate. More...

Gaffney shows promise

The Gaffney boys track team proved they belong with the region's elite on Thursday. The Indians pushed the defending state champion Cavaliers to the limit before falling 73-75 at Dorman. More...

Lady Saints upset West Chester, 9-8

The No. 3 Limestone College women's lacrosse team upset No. 2 West Chester 9-8 on Sunday afternoon at Saints Field. Limestone climbs to 5-1 overall while West Chester begins its season with a 0-1 record. More...

Inside Report

MARK PENN'S BOAST

Mark Penn, Sen. Hillary Clinton's embattled chief strategist, angered his critics by taking credit for her comeback in Tuesday's primaries. More...

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