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Blacksburg High student among South Carolina Teaching Fellows

Blacksburg High senior Hannah Byars will receive $24,000 in scholarship money while pursuing a lifelong dream to become a teacher. Byars has been named a South Carolina Teaching Fellow. More...

LifeStyles

The luck of the Irish

Cabbage is traditional vegetable for St. Pat's Day celebrations

S t. Patrick's Day is March 17, and many people like to joy the traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage when they celebrate the luck of the Irish. Cabbage is a "lucky" vegetable in the food world. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Guest - Teaster

Lamar and Teresa Guest of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Michelle, to Jimmy Eugene Teaster Jr. of Gaffney, son of Jimmy and Sue Teaster of Pacolet. More...

Organizations hope to erect marker for historic Mulberry Chapel Methodist Church

The Cherokee County African-American Heritage Committee and the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society Inc. are continuing to identify historically significant sites in Cherokee County. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

MARCUS ELLIOT GRANT

The call went out on Wednesday evening, March 12, 2008, at 10:17 p.m., for a new member of the Heavenly Basketball Team. Marcus Elliot Grant answered that call. He went home to Jesus to play the game he loved on a new team. More...

JONATHAN L. HUSKEY

Jonathan LaRay Huskey, 40, of 1471 Enterprise Drive, Hinesville, Ga., passed on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 7:30 a.m. at his residence. More...

Ernest Yvan Walker

U.S. Navy veteran

BLACKSBURG - Ernest Yvan Walker, 87, of 1010 Old Chester Road, died Friday, March 14, 2008, at his home. A native of Rock Hill, Mr. Walker was the husband of Lillian McDaniel Walker and son of the late James Herman and Mollie Robinson Walker. More...

Report: Boy, 10, brings kitchen knife to school

Police and the Cherokee County School District are investigating a Thursday incident in which a 10- year-old child at Limestone Central Elementary brought a kitchen knife to school. More...

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Ledger photo / SCOTT POWELL IRISH EYES ARE SMILING - Gaffney residents celebrated the city's Irish heritage Saturday morning by participating in an "Irishfest" parade in downtown Gaffney. City officials plan to hold the event annually. More...

Local News

SCDOT seeking public input on transportation plan

Local residents soon will get a chance to poke a potholesize hole in the state's South Carolina Department of Transportation comprehensive plan. Beginning next week, the DOT will seek comment on the plan in a series of public meetings. More...

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DANCERS - The Rince na h'Eireann Irish Dance School performed Saturday morning at the City of Gaffney's first Irishfest celebration. More...

Traffic disrupted by diesel spill in downtown Gaffney

A tractor-trailer's punctured gas tank caused about four hours of headaches Thursday afternoon when the truck left a small trail of diesel fuel in its wake as its traveled through downtown Gaffney. More...

Sports

Dorman thumps Indians, 7-2

The Gaffney Indians have a big hole in their bats these days. The Indians had just five hits in dropping to 0-3 in the region with a 7-2 loss to visiting Dorman on Friday. More...

Gaffney a big hit at tourney

Strong thunderstorms couldn't dampen Gaffney High softball coach Kelly Ellis' enthusiasm over her team's performance at the Lexington Invitational. More...

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Ledger photo by LARRY HILLIARD GOAL ORIENTED- Limestone's Marissa Pesce takes aim at the Lock Haven goal during secondhalf action on Saturday. Kelly Lickert had five goals to help the No. 2-ranked Lady Saints beat No. 7 Lock Haven, 16-13. More...

Columns

How does aspirin know which part of you hurts?

So I spent the weekend installing a new hard drive in a laptop - the very laptop I am using at this moment to type this column. And while it wasn't a difficult job, it was very timeconsuming, very aggravating, and very tedious. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Why Christians get so excited about Easter

Alma and I went into our front yard several times between 9 p.m. and midnight. Yes, this was a bit unusual, but it was Feb. 20, 2008, and something special was happening. We were watching the progressive stages of the total eclipse of the moon. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Capt. Chuck Nelson is pictured here reading the Gaffney Ledger between flights in Philadelphia. More...

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