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Fireworks violators will be cited

The City of Gaffney Police Department will beef up its patrols on the Fourth of July to combat illegal fireworks use. Gaffney Police Chief John O'Donald said he will use reserve officers to increase the number of officers on patrol. More...

LifeStyles

Wheeler returns to library July 9 for encore show

Cherokee County native Tom Wheeler will perform a Music Sandwiched-In concert at Cherokee County Public Library on Wednesday, July 9. The show will last from 12:15-1 p.m. and a free lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library. More...

History, fireworks, fun abound at Cowpens National Battlefield

Cowpens National Battlefield will celebrate the nation's independence with fireworks and activities on Saturday, July 5. The free festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with a guided battlefield walk and end with a professional firework show around 9 p.m. More...

Fireworks are fun for people, scary for pets

The noisy explosions and flashes of light produced by fireworks can create anxiety for household pets. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. Marvin Durham

Pastor of Tabernacle of Love in Chesnee for over 33 years

The Rev. Marvin Eugene Durham, 69, of 429 Sarratt Ave., went home to be with the Lord on June 29, 2008 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Blacksburg, Rev. More...

Johnnie Lin Goodson

Worked as winder in textiles

BLACKSBURG - Johnnie Lin Goodson, 45, of 210 Mountain View Drive, Apt. 132, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2008, at her home. Born in Shelby, Mrs. Goodson and her husband, Danny, had been married for 30 years. More...

Lewis V. Jefferies

Lewis Vernon Jefferies, 80, of 167 Telegraph Road, Bridgeton, N.J., widower of Minnie Lee Dawkins Jefferies, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Cooper Medical Center in Camden, N.J. More...

State News

ACLU to open office in Charleston

CHARLESTON - The American Civil Liberties Union is making a renewed effort to increase its visibility in South Carolina. More...

Bikers crowd Horry Council

CONWAY - About 700 people attended the Horry County Council meeting, concerned about a topic the panel didn't even discuss. More...

Winthrop tuition going up 8 percent

ROCK HILL - Trustees at Winthrop University in Rock Hill have decided to raise tuition 8.3 percent for the coming school year. Trustees voted to increase the cost for undergraduate students form South Carolina by $425 per semester, to $5,530. More...

Fired district employee gets 100K in settlement

A former Cherokee County School District employee's lawsuit against the district officially ended Monday when he signed the settlement paperwork on a six-figure resolution. More...

Gas pains will keep many home for the holiday

The high price of gas is expected to keep some South Carolina motorists off state roads during the July 4 holiday weekend, according to AAA Carolinas. More...

LEDGER CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 4

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Friday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The schedule change will not affect the delivery of your newspaper. However, the advertising deadline for the Monday, July 7, edition will be 4 p.m. More...

Local News

And the name is...

It took only 12 minutes Monday evening for the Cherokee County School Board to pick up a new name for a $7 million building under construction. More...

Scrap yard burglar gets 10 years

A 51-year-old Gaffney man pleaded guilty June 24 to the March burglary of a Blacksburg scrap yard. Hoyle Mincey, of Marietta Road, entered the plea before Circuit Court Judge Mark Hayes in Cherokee County General Sessions Court. More...

Cocaine, car, cash seized

The Gaffney Police Department seized more than $28,000 in cash, a car and 130 grams of suspected cocaine after executing a search warrant at a Mill Street home Monday afternoon. More...

Sports

Blacksburg all-stars - simply the best

The Blacksburg All-Stars were as hot as the summer weather at the Cal Ripken League district tournament for ages 11 and 12. More...

Post 109 explodes in ninth

Post 109 detonated its own fireworks in the ninth inning on Tuesday. Clinging to a 2-run lead in the top of the ninth inning, Gaffney sent 16 batters to the plate and scored 11 runs in a 17-5 win over Union. More...

UP FOR GRABS

Ledger photo by SCOTT POWELL UP FOR GRABS - Jeff Brown battles for a loose ball during Gaffney's 63-56 win over Hillcrest Friday afternoon in a Fellowship of Christian Athletes basketball camp at First Baptist Church. More...

Letters

You can expect to see lots of troopers this weekend

Dear Editor: The South Carolina Highway Patrol wants South Carolina residents and visitors to keep a few safety tips in mind when traveling this July 4 weekend. Troopers will be out in larger numbers trying to keep you safe. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Jeanette Guest at age 92 is pictured inside Turner Field in Atlanta with The Gaffney Ledger after watching the Atlanta Braves play one game of a 3-game series. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Hurry up and wait, and wait, and wait

No one likes waiting. At least I've never heard anyone say anything good about waiting. Waiting in line at the grocery checkout. Waiting in line at the post office. Waiting in line at the bank. More...

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Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?