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Police officer helps put a little more bang into holiday revelers' celebrations

The nation's economic situation has taken its toll on consumers from the gas pump to the grocery store and some folks are finding ways to offset the fiscal crunch. More...

LifeStyles

I Am the Nation

I Iwas born on July 4, 1776, and the Declaration of Independence is my birth certificate. The bloodlines of the world run in my veins, because I offered freedom to the oppressed. I am many things and many people. I am the nation. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

All who have served in military salute the flag

Dear Annie: This is in response to "Patriotic Idiot," who asked about putting one's hand over the heart during the singing of the national anthem. More...

WHAT'S UP

Holiday events Hopewell Baptist Church in Blacksburg will have its annual 4th of July celebration today from 7-9 p.m. Everyone is invited to come enjoy food, games, music and fireworks. Everything is free. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara Ann Johnson

Barbara Ann Johnson, 34, of Spartanburg passed away suddenly on Monday, June 30, 2008. Ms. Johnson was the daughter of James Johnson of Spartanburg and Deborah Johnson Boyd and stepdaughter of Cedric Boyd, both of Gaffney. More...

Russell D. Vassey Sr.

Russell D. Vassey Sr., 79, of 1065 N. Green River Road, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Palliative Care. Mr. Vassey is survived by two sons, Rusty Vassey of Union and Randy Vassey of Mooresboro, N.C. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Things sure have changed since my vacation started

Sometimes you wish that your vacation will never end... but just that fast it is over. I never believed that as I jumped on Interstate 95 bound for Miami nearly two weeks ago that a week's time could go away so fast. More...

THEIR VIEW

Such a disparity should cause concern

Remember the old T-shirt slogan: A woman's place is in the House and the Senate? Not necessarily in South Carolina. It's possible that the state Senate will be a womanfree zone come November. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Bennie Blalock and daughter Rebekah are pictured here with The Gaffney Ledger at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., on Father's Day. More...

BOND DENIED!

Home invasion suspects to remain jailed for at least the next 90 days

A Circuit Court judge has denied bond to six young men accused in a home invasion and robbery that occurred on Providence Road in April - at least for the next 90 days. More...

Local man on the run after escape from prison

A 27-year-old Blacksburg man has made the South Carolina Department of Corrections' most wanted list after escaping from a minimum security facility in Columbia on June 30. Barry Scott Martin Jr. More...

Local News

Bright graduates from basic training

Army Pfc. Joshua A. Bright has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Farmers offering good selection of produce at market

The demand continues to 'outgrow' the supply at the City of Gaffney's new Gaffney Station Farmers Market. More...

WARNING

Always the jokester, former Ledger publisher Louis Sossamon placed a sign in his tomato patch to keep his friends and neighbors from helping themselves to his prized produce. More...

Sports

Reid to play in Europe

Former Gaffney High basketball standout AZ Reid likely won't get to wear an NBA uniform next season. So, he'll settle for a uniform from a European team. More...

Jr. Post 109 tops York; finishes as No. 1 seed

There's been no secret to the success of the American Legion Post 109 junior team this season: solid pitching and taking advantage of its opponents' mistakes have carried the team to the top of the League V standings. More...

Norton, Gerwick lead Gaffney past Union

Post 109 batters made it rough on Union - again. Twenty-four hours after scoring 17 runs in a win, Gaffney exceeded that total in a 19-3 victory over Union on Tuesday. For the second straight game, Post 109 also exploded for a big inning. More...

State News

DNR to give safety checks

Natural Resources Department officers will offer safety inspections at several South Carolina public boat landings during the July 4th weekend. More...

No cases of West Nile virus confirmed in birds during June, DHEC says

COLUMBIA - The state has confirmed no additional West Nile virus during June, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. More...

Mt. Whitaker Church to host LifeLine screenings July 16

SPARTANBURG - Residents living in and around the Blacksburg community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or heart attack. Life Line Screening will be at Mount Whitaker Baptist Church, 434 N. More...

Other News

Backyard fireworks displays discouraged

South Carolina's drought has state and local fire officials urging people to forgo backyard fireworks displays and attend public ones instead this holiday weekend. More...

Officials urge safety on 4th

Two of the nation's top transportation officials are making a stop in South Carolina. U.S. More...

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