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Acoustic duo Jeni and Billy will present library’s October ‘Music Sandwiched-In’ concert

Show will feature selections from new CD, 'Jewell Ridge Coal'

The Cherokee County Public Library will showcase Jeni and Billy on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 12:15-1 p.m. for this month’s Music Sandwiched-In concert. More...

Chapman Center brings in Street Beat

Drum and dance company will hip hop, break dance and vibrate the walls of David Reid Theatre on Oct. 19

SPARTANBURG – Saint John Street will never be the same when Street Beat plays at Chapman Cultural Center on Monday, Oct. 19. More...

Old Beaver Dam School holds many special memories for couple celebrating 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wood of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27, 2009.   Mr. and Mrs. Wood were married in 1959 at Beaver Dam Baptist Church. They have a son and daughter-in-law, Ron A. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sadie P. Bechtler

Employed by Sullivan Carson for 44 years

HICKORY GROVE – Sadie Patterson Bechtler, 78, formerly of Hickory Grove, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney.   More...

Joan S. Gordon

Dental assistant at Lake Bowen Dental

BOILING SPRINGS – Joan Shook Gordon, 62, of 651 Secretariat Drive, passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, after a brief illness. Mrs. Gordon was the wife of Richard Gordon and daughter of the late Luther Franklin and Mildred Landers Shook. More...

Bennie Owens

Homemaker

Bennie Cecile Harmon Owens, 76, of 4483 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.   Born in Spartanburg, she was the wife of Ben T. Owens and daughter of the late Ben Harmon and Bessie Padgett Harmon. More...

Report: Cops justified in killing Burris

Gaston County (N.C.) District Attorney Locke Bell acknowledged that, in some ways, the decision he announced on Friday was a foregone conclusion as he knew many of the details beforehand.   More...

Economic woes bring out more scam artists

Some sayings can’t be repeated often enough.   If it sounds too good to be true, for instance, it probably is too good to be true. More...

What they have in common is a Central location

Central Elementary held a special place in the hearts of Anthony Hopper and other students who received their early education inside Gaffney’s oldest public school.   More...

Local News

Food Lion signs letter of intent to acquire Bi-Lo

The name outside the Bi-Lo on West Floyd Baker Boulevard could change if a deal working its way through a U.S. Bankruptcy Court ultimately is approved.   More...

POLICE REPORT

 About $600 in equipment was reported stolen from a storage building on Lyman Street. More...

Bids to renovate old post office due Oct. 22

The clock is ticking on the five contractors who are still in the running to renovate the former downtown post office building.   It was announced in August that SYS Contractors, Sossamon Construction, M.B. More...

Sports

Gaffney in a romp

Burris eclipses 100-yard mark with arm and

The York Cougars won the turnover battle. But that’s about all they won against the Gaffney Indians on Friday. Or all season, for that matter. More...

Burris, receivers on the same page

DeEdward Burris plans to get some rest this weekend.   The Gaffney junior quarterback had a season-best performance Friday, rushing for a team high 128 yards on just nine carries and two touchdowns. More...

Cavs’ dual threats wear out Blacksburg defense

Christ Church quarterbacks Hunter Townes and Graham Paylor were the ultimate dual threat Friday in a 41-21 win over Blacksburg.   Pinpoint passing from Townes helped the Cavaliers overcome four turnovers in the first half for a 24-13 lead. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

It is unclear this even needs to be sorted out by the court

Once again, the courts are being asked to settle what is essentially a dispute between Gov. Mark Sanford and the Legislature. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Tree Wars: The Big Red Oak’s Revenge

Just when we thought we had won the war against the big red oak trees on our property – surprise – the trees (OK, ONE tree) struck back.   More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured are SSG Hershel “Sam” Scruggs and his wife, DeeDee, in Balzano Italy. Sam and DeeDee spent two and a half weeks in Germany while Sam was on his R&R leave from Iraq. More...

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