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SOUTHERN BELLES — (Top photo) Emma Price and Bethany Hodge sit on Gigi Hamrick's front porch during a tea party. More...

LifeStyles

Dr. Crews special guest Sunday at West End

Former East Gaffney pastor

Dr. William Crews will be special guest speaker Sunday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. at West End Baptist Church. Dr. Crews is a great expository preacher and teacher of the Scriptures. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She shouldn't expect much from abusive, manipulative father

Dear Annie: I am a 22-year-old college educated woman preparing to marry my high-school sweetheart. My parents divorced when I was 11 years old. My father had been emotionally and physically abusive toward my mother. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Upchurch - Hudson

John Ray and Deana Upchurch of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Cheryl Lynn, to John Matthew Hudson, son of Robert and Jan Hudson of Spartanburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sheila Moore Tucker

Blacksburg — Sheila Moore Tucker, 61, 239 Sims Road, Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord July 31, 2008, at home, surrounded by her loving family and close friends. More...

Tim Gibson

Employed by Hollywoods Productions

Timothy Lee Gibson, 49, of 1715 Cherokee Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 28, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Don J. Gibson and Willie Ruth Spencer Gibson. Mr. More...

Steve Harris

Employed by Timken

Steven Ralph Harris, 51, of 641 Gowdeysville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of Ralph Leon Harris and Beth Inman Harris. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Man stuck under trash bin DILLON — A man trying to steal $10 worth of copper got himself into a stinky situation when he spent 12 hours trapped under a trash bin at a Dillon County landfill, authorities said. More...

Defense attorney will ask judge to dismiss charges against Riddle

Defense attorneys for Ernest Riddle are claiming in a newly filed legal challenge that prosecutors shouldn't get a "fourth bite at the apple. More...

Shooter goes to prison after jury returns guilty verdict

A Cherokee County jury rejected a Gaffney man's alibi Thursday afternoon, finding him guilty of shooting another man in the stomach during a January 2007 drug dispute on West Robinson Street. More...

Local News

School district sends out supply list

"We hope this will help parents save time and money while shopping this year."

The Cherokee County School District has put together a basic school supply list to guide parents in making back-to-school purchases. More...

Ed Brown's Rodeo reaches major milestone

Cherokee County tradition celebrates 40th year

Ed Brown's Rodeo reaches a major milestone as it opens tonight in Blacksburg and celebrates its 40th anniversary. The rodeo competition has become as much a part of the county as the Peach Festival and football during the fall. More...

Fowler reaches agreement to acquire WEAC 1500 AM radio station

Gaffney High football games still to be broadcast on FM frequency

Former Gaffney Broadcasting Station Manager Dennis Fowler said he has reached an agreement to purchase the WEAC 1500 AM radio station. More...

Sports

'A RACER'S RACER'

Kyle Busch's success a direct result of intense focus and preparation

Atlanta Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark, a seasoned observer of NASCAR, said one of the big keys to Kyle Busch's phenomenal season can be found by checking the young driver's agenda. More...

Rick Minter's OBSERVATIONS

Key story lines as NASCAR heads to Pocono.

Jimmie Johnson returns to form After an uncharacteristically slow start to his season, two-time and defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson appears to be back in championship form as evidenced by his dominating performance in the Allstate 400 More...

Washington teen turning heads as the next female phenom

Who will be the next female driver to make a big splash in NASCAR? That's what many in motorsports are wondering in a year when several top names have made their marks. More...

Letters

A big event scheduled for here in September

Dear Friends in Cherokee County: I hope and pray all is going well for you personally, your family, and that you are enjoying life to the fullest! More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Some troubling numbers from Black America

As a child, I would sit around while my father cut the grass and my mother cooked delicious meals for me and my brother. We were raised to put God first, family second and all others in their place from thereafter. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Ruby Moss, who is 95, took The Gaffney Ledger on her family trip to Surfside Beach. Here she is enjoying a day at the beach with a few of the family members. More...

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