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Overseas soldiers get Girl Scouts cookies

GREENVILLE - Girl Scouts of South Carolina- Mountains to Midlands is partnering with Blue Star Mothers to send Girl Scout cookies overseas to soldiers. More...

McKissick Museum showcases BBQ joints

More than 40 original photos take viewers on visual journey through very heart of barbecue country

COLUMBIA - Whether it is drizzled with mustard, drenched in sauce or soaked in vinegar, barbecue is a Southern tradition. More...

Jesus scholar to give three talks at USC March 27-28

COLUMBIA - Well known writer, speaker and Bible scholar Ben Witherington III will give a series of talks on Jesus for the University of South Carolina's annual Nadine Beacham and Charlton F. Hall Sr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas E. Dawkins

Former employee of Brookview HealthCare

Thomas Edward Dawkins, 56, of 1021 N. Granard St., died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at his home. Born in Gaffney, he was a son of Quincy Wilkins Dawkins of Gaffney and the late Jack Butler Dawkins. More...

Johnny Logan

Retired from Hamrick Mills

Deacon Johnny Logan, 92, of 210 Webster St., passed away Monday, March 24, 2008, at 7 a.m. at his home. A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Lona Mae Thomas Logan and son of the late Will and Carline Jenkins Logan. More...

Cubie Lee Mitcham

Retired from Phoenix Mill in Kings Mountain

Cubie Lee Mitcham, 88, a resident of Peachtree Centre, went home to be with the Lord on March 25, 2008 at Peachtree Centre. Born in Crowders Mountain, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Junius Lee Mitcham and Lillie Guyton Mitcham. More...

CD featuring local phenom flying off the shelves

Last August, Gaffney residents celebrated as native son Michael McCluney was chosen by Bad Boy Entertainment president and CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs as one of five men to be part of the label's next all-male R&B group. More...

City of Gaffney officials off to Greenville for three-day workshop

Instead of squabbling, Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly hopes Gaffney City Council members can come together in a spirit of cooperation at a 3-day workshop in Greenville. "I'm looking forward to this with great anticipation," Jolly said. More...

Local News

Filing period for county, state offices ends Sunday

Cherokee County Republican Party Chairman Brenda Earls will know by the end of the week if longtime Democrat lawmakers Olin Phillips and John Spratt will face a GOP challenger. "We might have a candidate," Earls said. More...

House damaged by smoke, heat

A Hetty Hill Road home sustained major smoke and heat damage early Monday evening when a kitchen fire erupted. Fast response by Gaffney firefighters, however, kept fire damage to a minimum and will allow the home to be repaired. More...

Craig plans to seek seat on school board; Greene says she probably won't run again

Joe Craig has already started preparing for another run for a Cherokee County School Board seat. Craig plans to seek the District 6 school board seat currently held by incumbent Sandra Greene. More...

Sports

Gaffney assistant to become a Tiger

Gaffney assistant coach Marcus Bradley knows he's been in good company during his brief coaching career. Bradley will become a football graduate assistant at Clemson University either in the fall or next spring. More...

Gaffney golfers lead pack

The Gaffney Indians proved too much for the 19-team field at the Hartman Memorial on Monday. The Indians shot a 312 for a 5-shot, firstround lead over Pinewood Prep. Blythewood was third with a 319. More...

Gaffney track teams make strides in region

Move over Dorman and Spartanburg. There's a new region contender - the Gaffney Indians. The Gaffney boys track team finished its region schedule with a 4-2 record after beating Mauldin and Hillcrest last Thursday. More...

Inside Report

The deepening Democrat dilemma

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Barack Obama's speech last week, hastily prepared to extinguish the firestorm over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, won critical praise for style and substance but failed politically. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The savings turned out to be 50 percent EXTRA

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times and I guess that makes me a COMPLETE idiot. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Hank, Michelle, Mason and Jack Jolly are shown here with The Gaffney Ledger while also during a Maui, Hawaii sunset. More...

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