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Flu taking its toll on BHS football team

The flu bug has bitten Blacksburg football players hard this week while preparing for Friday night's game against Southside Christian. Blacksburg had 17 football players miss practice on Monday with the flu. There were nine players absent Tuesday. More...

LifeStyles

Hit the ROAD!

Going somewhere?? Take along a copy of The Ledger, make a picture of you or your group reading the paper, then drop the photo off at The Ledger office on Floyd Baker Boulevard or e-mail to editor@gaffneyledger.com or cody@gaffneyledger.com. More...

Gospel singer and Holocaust survivor at Bethany Baptist

Bethany Baptist Church, 215 Wilkinsville Hwy., will host Keith Plott, a Southern Gospel bass soloist, on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. Plott has sung bass for Danny Funderburk and Mercy's Way as well as Brian Free and Assurance. More...

BIRTHS

Ava Grace Whelchel Jason, Jennifer and Jason Lucas Whelchel announce the birth of their daughter and sister, Ava Grace, on July 23, 2009, in Mary Black Memorial Hosptial weighing 7 lbs. 3 ozs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elizabeth Davidson

EDGEFIELD - Elizabeth Ann Davidson, 75, of 226 W.A. Reel Drive, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab. More...

Jerry Pennington

Jerry Wayne Pennington, 60, of 275 Great Meadows Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 at Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late John Pennington and Rosa Parker Pennington. More...

Jolene Griffin

Elizabeth Jolene Griffin, 61, of 111 Chaucer Drive, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at Regional Hospice House in Spartanburg. Jolene was a daughter of the late Grady M. and Kathleen Humphries Griffin. More...

Columns

'You want to know why I was able to do that?'

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If you don't learn something new each day, you're not living at all. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Chris Jefferies is pictured here with The Gaffney Ledger in front of the childhood home of pop star Michael Jackson in Gary, Indiana. More...

NABBED!

Suspected would-be bank robber held without bond

ALL THREE ARE CHARGED WITH BEING ACCESSORIES AFTER THE FACT A 23-year-old Gaffney man accused of trying to rob a city bank, and then robbing a popular truck stop just minutes later, allegedly began his Wednesday morning crime spree by taking a wom More...

BY THE NUMBERS

Some interesting numbers contained in today's news stories: $0 The amount of money an armed man made off with after storming into First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan on Wednesday. More...

Local News

Record Limestone College enrollment now official

Limestone College plans to build a new residential hall after setting enrollment records this fall semester. The college has 809 students attending classes this fall, according to official enrollment figures released Wednesday. More...

TAKING THE TOUR

Junior Beta Club members from Mary Bramlett Elementary toured the Harbor of Hope homeless shelter Thursday morning. The honor students are looking at ways to become involved in community service with charities. More...

Church's new sanctuary will be dedicated Sunday

30,000 sq. ft. building accommodates up to 900

It's never easy having to say good-bye. Especially when it's a church, holding a special place in people's hearts due to being the location of baptisms, weddings and the funerals of loved ones. More...

Sports

Coach speak

"Southside Christian is a really good football team." - Mickey Moss Blacksburg head coach More...

Shorthanded Wildcats face confident Sabres

Southside Christian and Blacksburg could be excused if the players have double vision later this season. In a scheduling quirk, Southside Christian and Blacksburg will play each other twice this season. More...

Gaffney's little big man a handful for opponents

Pllayer Prof i lle

K enard Lipscomb is one of Gaffney's most visible offensive threats because he seems invisible when he runs the ball. Lipscomb is 5-8, 150 lbs. More...

Letters

Kathy Prevatte Kirby's light shined brightly on those around her

Dear Editor: The pre-schoolers of Cherokee County lost a true champion on Monday night. Kathy Prevatte Kirby, pre-school coordinator for special education in our school district, was a caring and dedicated colleague and friend. More...

Fire department's ladies auxiliary celebrates successful 'Rock-A-Thon'

Dear Editor: The D.M.W. More...

National News

Gov't addresses 'robocall' annoyance with new telemarketing ban

Americans tired of having their dinners interrupted by phone calls touting car warranties or vacation packages will soon get some relief. More...

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