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Ledger readers HIT THE ROAD

Many local residents have spent their summer vacations traveling north, south, east and west... and took along something to read on their journey - The Gaffney Ledger. More...

73-year-old says she's 'too young' for senior community

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: My sister, "Rita," lives with my widowed mother. Mom is 73 and in a wheelchair. She has a hard time getting out the front door on her own, so she never goes out without Rita. More...

BIRTHS

José Enrique Rodriguez Garcia Odilia Garcia Perdono of Gaffney announces the birth of her son, José Enrique Rodriguez Garcia on Aug. 24, 2008 in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John Raymond Clary

SALUDA, N.C. - John Raymond Clary, 88, formerly of Gaffney, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Autumn Care. Born in Cherokee County, Mr. Clary was a son of the late John Ellison and Lilly Keenan Clary. More...

Alice Bonner Greene

Retired school teacher

CHESNEE - Alice Elizabeth Bonner Greene, 85, of 724 Cliffside Hwy., died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Eden Terrace. Born Dec. 12, 1922, in Spartanburg County, she was the daughter of the late James Randolph Bonner and Dovie Hines Bonner. More...

Steddy Parris

Retired plumbing contractor

MONROE, N.C. - Steddy Parris, 69, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. He was born on Dec. 21, 1938, in Gaffney, S.C., son of the late Durbin and Mary Hughes Parris. Mr. Parris served as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. More...

Blacksburg families bring new meaning to the term 'labor day'

Outside Chuck and Nancy Greer's home in Blacksburg are pink and blue ribbons signifying a stork had made two special deliveries. There was nothing ordinary about those deliveries, though, and even the stork was likely amazed with the timing. More...

'Sacred' soil gets airlifted to new stadium

It's a trip Gaffney High Indian mascot Jeffrey Cole and Gaffney High football fans will never forget. The journey, which was televised on the new football stadium's video scoreboard as part of a pre-game ceremony, began Friday at W.K. More...

Local News

SLED investigating death threat against solicitor

Seventh Circuit Solicitor Trey Gowdy was honored in San Francisco Friday with an award from his peers across the country for his work in prosecuting death penalty cases. More...

Students getting more workouts this year

Techno music pulses in the background Friday morning as Draytonville Elementary School students begin punching across their bodies and squeezing an invisible ball. More...

Armed robbers strike local restaurant for third time in two months

A South Granard Street restaurant has been held up at gunpoint for the third time in the last two months, according to a report from Gaffney Police Department. More...

Sports

Off and grounded

Gaffney offense sputters in 6-0 overtime loss to Dorman

Gaffney produced a number of firsts in Friday's regular-season christening of the New Reservation. Jeremiah Cochran ran for three yards on the first play from scrimmage. Wide receiver Joe Craig caught the first pass. More...

Defense shines despite 9 new starters

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com

In its first regular season game, the Gaffney defense looked in midseason form. With nine new starters, the defense held the high-powered Dorman offense scoreless in regulation before giving up a touchdown in overtime. More...

BRIEFS

GHS jayvees lose to Dorman In junior varsity football action on Thursday, DeEdward Burris scored Gaffney's lone touchdown in a 19-6 loss at Dorman. More...

Columns

And if Obama loses?

PAT BUCHANAN

DENVER — After the phony roll call vote was taken here to formally nominate Barack Obama — a roll call that did not remotely reflect the true delegate strength of Hillary — the media exploded in an orgy of celebration about the hi More...

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What's seven feet tall, has red eyes and wings?

I've never much cared for Richard Gere. I'm talking about Richard Gere, the actor. I want to make that distinction just in case there might be a Richard Gere, mechanic, or Richard Gere, accountant, out there who might think I'm talking about them. More...

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