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‘Stupid idea’ results in 15 years in prison

A 24-year-old Gaffney man admitted responsibility for an attempted bank holdup and the armed robbery of a local truck stop, labeling both of them the result of a stupid idea.   More...

LifeStyles

Miss Owens, Mr. Cutchin wed June 19

Jessica Nicole Owens and Richard Lee Cutchin II were united in marriage on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at First Baptist Church of Gaffney. Pastor Charles Hyatt officiated the double ring ceremony at 4 p.m.   More...

Couple married June 26

Dena Martin of Chesnee and Bo Mayfield of Boiling Springs were married on June 26, 2010, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Phillip King officiated the 12 p.m. ceremony.   After spending their honeymoon in Pigeon Forge, Mr. and Mrs. More...

FUN AT COWPENS

FUN AT COWPENS – Children at Crayons 2 Computers recently enjoyed an educational field trip to Cowpens National Battlefield. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joseph J. Laxton

Joseph Joel Laxton, 38, of 3201 Duval Road, Apt. 816, Austin, Texas, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010, at his residence.   Mr. Laxton was born Oct. 25, 1971, in Charleston, W.Va., the son of Ulysses McKinley Laxton Jr. More...

William J. Keener

SMYRNA – William Joe Keener, 83, of 5176 Canaan Church Road, passed away Monday, July 19, 2010, at White Oak Manor in York.   More...

Veronica Weathers

Veronica Denise Weathers, 39, of 940 N. Limestone St., died Thursday, July 15, 2010, in Restorative Care, Spartanburg.   She was born in Cherokee County, the daughter of Samuel Clifton Weathers Jr. More...

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A sit-down session with interim superintendent

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I met Kim Bagwell for the first time.   I have been seeing her name in stories about the Cherokee County School District for years. More...

Other News

MONTEPULCIANO

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ledger Publisher Cody Sossamon recently returned from a 10 day trip through Italy — from Venice to Rome — along with 13 family members and friends. This is the third in a series.   More...

I-85 landmark eatery celebrates 50th anniversary

Norma Watterson never thought she was making a lifetime decision when a conversation in 1960 resulted in her becoming a restaurant owner.   More...

AMONG COMPARABLE SIZE COUNTIES, PAY SCALE HERE ABYSMAL

The county apparently pinches pennies when it comes to paying its employees. More...

A return to bad news for local unemployment rate

After several months of moving in a good direction, Cherokee County’s unemployment rate rose in June to an estimated 14.2 percent. More...

Local News

Shoplifter gets 10 years after pleading guilty

A North Carolina woman, tears welling in her eyes at times, recounted in Cherokee County Court on Monday everything she had lost and everything she has fought to regain.   More...

SHAG TIME —

There was a little time for shagging at Saturday's Peach Beach before the storms hit forcing the concert's cancellation. More...

College adds degree program

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer gaffneyledger.com

Strong growth in the job market for health care has led Limestone College to add a new degree program this summer.   The college has added a new 4-year degree program in health care administration. More...

Sports

Team on a mission

Nobody will argue that Florida is a popular vacation spot.   But the Gaffney Major League All-Star state champions will have to mix some hitting, pitching and fielding with the sun and fun.   More...

Overcoming Adversity

Jackson battles back from shoulder surgery to become ace of Post 109 staff

Like his team, Gaffney Post 109 pitcher Bobby Jackson has battled back from adversity this season.   Jackson, a standout on the 2009 Gaffney High state champions, persevered through shoulder surgery to become the ace of the Post 109 staff. More...

Long in running for Payton Award

Former Gaffney High star Malcolm Long is one of 20 candidates on the official watch list for the 2010 Walter Payton Award, The Sports Network announced on Monday. More...

Letters

Festival officials not in financial situation to handle refund requests

Dear Editor:   The SC Peach Festival regrets the unfortunate weather that was experienced at Saturday night’s Peach Beach.   More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Daniel, Katie, Ashley, Faith and Luke Sides are pictured here with The Ledger at The Christmas Inn in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. More...

LETTERS POLICY

1. Each letter submitted must be an original — no photocopies.   E-mails are also accepted if a name and phone number is included:   editor@gaffneyledger.com   2. More...

State News

Rhythm and beach band set to play at ‘Shindig’ Friday in downtown Gaffney

The 2010 run of the successful “Shindig at the Gaffney Cabin” Free Concert Series will continue on Friday, July 23. More...

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