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Bear thief gets 8 months

A Blacksburg man who stole a bear cub from Hollywild Animal Park on Aug. 10 was sentenced to eight months in jail Monday. John Chadwick Montgomery, 31, had been incarcerated since the incident. More...

LifeStyles

Cherokee County Public Library honors hard work and dedication of its Friends

National Friends of the Library Week being celebrated Oct. 19-25

In celebration of National Friends of the Library Week, Oct. 19-25, the Cherokee County Public Library is taking the opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of its Friends. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Should she tell or keep her mouth shut?

Dear Annie: My friend "Beth" divorced her husband three years ago. The divorce was amicable. They had no children together, although Beth has a child from a previous marriage. More...

Parker named USAA student of excellence

Amanda A. Parker of Gaffney has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in art. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mansel T. Burgess

Veteran

GREER - Mansel Thomas Burgess, 82, of 271 Fairhaven Drive, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. More...

Coleen W. Lanier

Retired from Hamrick Mills.

Coleen Wilson Lanier, 88, of 384 Draytonville Road, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at her home Mrs. Lanier was the widow of June Lanier and was born in Rutherford, N.C., to Barney Rosco and Mossie Mae Ruff Wilson. More...

Claude Canipe Jr.

Retired owner/operator of Canipe's Welding

SHELBY, N.C. - Claude Canipe Jr., 73, of 704 Ware Road, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. Born on Dec. More...

Columns

Dry in the press box: Or was he?

Did you read the 'Letter to the Editor' from the Nation Ford fan in Monday's Ledger ?The writer, Patrick White, was very upset about his experience at the football game Friday night between Gaffney and Nation Ford held at The Reservation. More...

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CLOUT rallies against landfill group ...

Is it a much-needed economic boon? Or is it an eyesore and public health hazard? More...

... Which proclaims economic benefits

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com

Economically speaking, Waste Management's solid waste landfill and modern recycling center would generate its own kind of CLOUT. The proposed 3Cycle facility would create a total of 342 jobs with those employees generating more than $8. More...

Faulty circuit board prompts partial evacuation at elderly care facility

The smell of burning electronics led to a partial evacuation of the Brookview Healthcare Center nursing home on Thompson Street in Gaffney late Tuesday and a massive response from firefighters. More...

Local News

Deputy is top grad

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office newest deputy not only rose from the ranks of the sheriff's office reserves, he also rose to the top of his class. More...

Popular Baker Boulevard restaurant will relocate while new facility is being built

You don't often hear about a restaurant moving from a bustling city location to a less-traveled area, but that's what Pete's of Gaffney will do. For a while, at least. More...

Teens survive wreck

Two young men survived a scary wreck early Monday morning on Corinth Road during which one of them was ejected from their vehicle. More...

Sports

The ACC this week

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The SEC this week

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Sims set to flourish in new offense

Sims hopes to build on stellar freshman season

A season ago former Gaffney High standout Donald Sims was selected to the Southern Conference's all-freshman team, scored more points than other freshman in Appalachain State history since 1991 and set the school record for three-pointers with 67. More...

Letters

Sen. Peeler among those opposed to landfill project

Dear Editor: Earlier this fall, Waste Management Inc. announced plans to build a landfill in Cherokee County. Much publicity has surrounded this announcement and people are choosing sides. More...

Cherokee County shouldn't become a dumping ground

Dear Editor: On March 16, 2006, the Spartanburg County Council voted to stop all negotiations with Waste Management for a proposed new landfill and a guaranteed $251 million to the county. More...

What do you suppose will happen to aquatic life?

Dear Editor: In your Sept. 24,2008, newspaper, Waste Management, Inc. More...

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