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Firefighters warn: Be careful with fireworks
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Everyone knows fireworks can be dangerous if handled improperly, but many tend to think of firecrackers and bottle rockets as the worst culprits. Even the most innocuous fireworks can cause physical harm and damage. More...

SEARCH FOR KILLER GOES ON

Police theorize the slaying was random act of robbery, violence

Police investigators are continuing their hunt for the murderer who gunned down a prominent local peach grower inside a Cowpens home Saturday. More...

Cook says economic recovery coming, but will be slow

Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook on Monday began his remarks to a group of local business leaders on an optimistic note, predicting the local economy will begin to rebound late this fall. More...

PLEASE NOTE

THE GAFFNEY LEDGER will close at noon Friday, July 3, to allow our employees an extended holiday weekend. We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Monday, July 6. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend. More...

Fire re-ignites after 2 weeks

The smoke could be seen high above Gaffney on Monday as the former Sco- Mar Textiles Outlet once again erupted in flames. More...

LifeStyles

Miss McMurry, Mr. Phillips wed June 18

Briana Jade McMurry and Jon Matthew Phillips were united in marriage on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at Temple Baptist Church. The Rev. Billy Boone, father of the groom, officiated the 7 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Suffering with MS, she needs support and understanding

Dear Annie: I am 49, the eldest of four siblings and have been suffering with multiple sclerosis for years. My family has little understanding of what living with MS is all about, even though they have seen me at my worst. More...

S.C. Genealogical Society plans workshop July 10-11

COLUMBIA - The 38th annual South Carolina Genealogical Society Workshop will be held Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, at the South Carolina State Archives. The workshop will begin July 10 at 8:45 a.m. with registration. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kline Cash

COWPENS - Kline Wilson Cash, 63, of 2019 Battleground Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at his residence. More...

John E. Richards Sr.

John E. Richards Sr., 83, of Mossy Head, Fla., passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, June 26, 2009, surrounded by his family. He was the son of Lloyd and Mae Keller Richards. John was born in Gaffney on Dec. 16, 1925. More...

Louise D. Long

Louise Davis Long, 86, of Brewster, N.Y., passed away June 20, 2009. Born April 22, 1923, to the late Byers Davis and Essie Reid Davis in Gaffney, she married Grady Long Sr. on June 25, 1943. Services were held June 29 at noon at St. More...

State News

Gov. Sanford 'crossed lines' with handful of other women

COLUMBIA, (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Tuesday that he "crossed lines" with a handful of women other than his mistress - but never had sex with them. More...

UPDATE: FBI joins investigation into slayings

Authorities believe same person killed all three victims
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A team of more than 30 investigators from multiple agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has been assembled in the wake of three murders in less than a week in the northwest corner of Cherokee County. During a press conference Thu More...

Mother, daughter found shot to death

Police tape stretched for hundreds of feet around a Buck Shoals Road property Wednesday afternoon as investigators searched for clues in the deaths of two women who apparently died by gunshots. Outside the home, Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton More...

Sanford gets no sympathy from local lawmakers

It wasn't all talk about business during Monday's annual Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Session Review Breakfast. Local State House members Steve Moss, Dennis Moss and Lanny Littlejohn called on embattled Gov. More...

City solves gas shortage, arrests one of its own

A City of Gaffney park ranger resigned Tuesday in the wake of his arrest for siphoning gas from a city truck. Gaffney Police Det. Lt. More...

PLEASE NOTE

SCHP troopers will be out in force this weekend

MOTORISTS CAN EXPECT to see South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers conducting special enforcement on interstates, secondary roadways and highways during the Fourth of July weekend. More...

Local News

40 students named junior scholars

A junior scholar initiative continues to pay dividends, though not in the way originally envisioned by the Cherokee County School District. More...

Photo

A MODEL CHURCH — Jack Vess recently donated a model of Mulberry Chapel to the Cherokee County History & Arts Museum. The museum is selling the print of Mulberry Chapel to raise money for its restoration. More...

Man charged with inappropriate conduct

A 40-year-old Gaffney man remained lodged Tuesday at the Cherokee County Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bond on charges that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor over the course of several years. More...

Sports

Michaels powers Post 109 to win

Post 109 clinches tie for league crown with victory over Union

Post 109 manager Jeff Osment summed up John Michaels' home run show the best. "He saw some good pitches and he hit them." Did he ever. More...

Gaffney gains DH split with Lancaster

Post 109 Junior league coach Travis Clary was eager to see his team's reaction to a disappointing loss in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday against Lancaster. He didn't have to wait long to find his answer. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Bubba Wright Age: 18 Position: Right fielder School: Gaffney High High School Stats: .285 batting average. Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, Call of Duty and sports. More...

Columns

This just in ... surprise musician takes the stage

LEDGER COLUMNIST

NEWS FLASH: Jimbo Martin is planning to run for the Cherokee County Council seat now held by Bailey Humphries. The district covers the northwestern section of the county including the Macedonia, Cherokee Creek and Grassy Pond communities. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Christine Brown and Ginny Burrows are pictured here with The Gaffney Ledger during their vacation to the beach resort of Wildwood, New Jersey. More...

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Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?