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SLED clears Ambu-Star

A local ambulance service has been cleared of any wrongdoing following an extensive investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the state Attorney General's Office. More...

LifeStyles

The Golden King

Exhibition of treasures from tombs of King Tut and the great pharaohs opens this fall in Atlanta

A new exhibition featuring more than 130 treasures from the tomb of the celebrated pharaoh King Tut and additional ancient sites will begin a United States tour this fall. More...

BIRTHS

Gabrial Lyte Fortner Vera Wilson and Nicholas Fortner of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, Gabrial Lyte Fortner, on June 12, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 6 ozs. More...

Red Cross invites volunteers to come to 'pot luck' lunch

The American Red Cross is inviting its volunteers to a "pot luck" lunch on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Those participating will meet at the Red Cross office at 405 N. Logan St. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Doris J. Smith

ENTERPRISE, Ala. - Doris James Smith, 85, formerly of Sixth Street, Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 14, 2008, in Enterprise. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Claude T. Smith and daughter of the late Malcolm B. More...

Lydia B. Gregory

Lydia Borders Johnson Gregory, 79, of 153 Concord Road, died Wednesday, June 16, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Widow of Aaron Johnson Sr. More...

Barbara R. Shuler

BRYSON CITY, N.C. - Barbara Roberts Shuler, 75, of the Deep Creek community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at her residence. More...

Columns

Here are the rules for chicken wings

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My eyes watered and sweat beaded on my brow while the burning sensation of cayenne pepper seared my stomach. This wasn't a tale taken from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." This was simply a case of eating something that was...HOT! HOT! HOT! More...

THEIR VIEW

A reassuring choice

The unanimous decision by University of South Carolina trustees to make vice president for research Harris Pastides the system's new president is reassuring. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Nick, Virginia, Krystal, and Kensley Scates read The Gaffney Ledger with Belle while visiting her at the Beast's Castle at Disney World in Florida. More...

Man charged with felony DUI; building inspector hurt

City of Gaffney Building Inspector Donald Elder remains in serious condition after a Wednesday traffic accident. More...

Woman finds mail-order high school diploma won't get her into college

'I just got gypped'

Paige Parris always thought her mail-order high school diploma could be used to get into college. Now she's out $70 and preparing to take the national GED exam July 26. More...

Greenville police arrest Gaffney man in Internet sting operation

South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster announced Thursday that James Allen Proveaux Sr., 56, of Gaffney, was arrested Wednesday in an undercover Internet sting conducted by the City of Greenville Police Department. More...

Local News

Woman run off road by tractor-trailer

A Greenwood woman survived a scary accident Wednesday on Interstate 85. More...

Animals tracked by computer

Instead of sorting through mounds of cards, animal shelter employees are now able to glance at a computer screen to trace the history of animals brought to the shelter. More...

Collector offers reward for information on theft of guns

A Gaffney man is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of people responsible for stealing multiple guns from his home. William Clarence Combs, 64, is a federally licensed gun collector. More...

Sports

On the road again

Kyle Petty's Charity Ride again thunders across country

Kyle Petty ended his summer stint in the TNT TV booth Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway, but before he gets back in his No. More...

Where is the love?

He's hot on the track, but fans haven 't warmed up to Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch is winning about everything this season except the love of the fans. On Saturday night, he scored his seventh Sprint Cup victory of the season at Chicagoland Speedway. More...

NUMERICALLY SPEAKING

10 Different race winners this year in the Sprint Cup Series. 11 Different pole winners in Cup this year. 46 Drivers who have led at least one lap this season. 76 Drivers who have attempted to qualify for a Cup race this year. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Coast Guard rescues two CHARLESTON - The Coast Guard rescued two men from a capsized boat about eight miles east of the Little River Inlet off the South Carolina coast. More...

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