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Gunmen fire into houses

Gunshots rang out multiple times early Thursday when bullets were fired into two city homes.   No arrests had been reported by the Gaffney Police Department as of Thursday afternoon, though both cases remained under investigation. More...

LifeStyles

‘We Are One’ featured in outdoor concert Aug. 12 at Cherokee County Public Library

Showtime is 6:30 p.m. in library's parking lot

The Cherokee County Public Library will host a special "Music Sandwiched In" concert on Thursday, Aug. More...

ARC offers August classes

The Cherokee County Service Center of the American Red Cross is offering the following community classes this month. The schedule includes:   More...

BINGO GAMES

BINGO GAMES – On almost every Monday and Friday at Peachtree Centre you will find about 25 residents ready to play one of their favorite pastimes – Bingo. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Randy Watkins Sr.

Randy Watkins Sr.   More...

Roy F. Roddy Jr.

Roy F. Roddy Jr. of 1101 Lane Creek Circle, Bishop, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at home after a long and courageous battle against cancer.   Born Sept. 21, 1950, in Greenville, he was the youngest child of the late Roy F. More...

Frank Brindle

SHELBY–Bobby Franklin “Frank” Brindle, 71, of 2411 Shoal Creek Church Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.   A native of Rutherford County, N.C., he was born on Dec. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Baseball title reminds us nothing’s out of reach

On June 29, 2010, something extraordinary occurred: The USC Gamecock baseball team defeated UCLA to win the College World Series.   More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A very acronymious kind of column

Educators have never met an acronym they didn’t like.   Want proof?   Here are a couple of gems I heard with a group of education reporters gathered Tuesday for our annual back-to-school workshop in Columbia. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Marc and Kristie Camp are shown here with their two sons, Jordan, 11, and Joel, 7, standing in front of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. More...

NEW DORM BUILDING GOING UP QUICKLY

Construction workers were busy Thursday placing the roof on the $2.6 million residential hall under construction at Limestone College. More...

PASS test scores decline significantly

The Cherokee County School District saw scores for elementary and middle schools declined significantly at most grade levels in the second year of the state accountability test.   More...

Thieves use ‘steal and drop’ method to take paper boxes

Newspaper box thieves have come up with a new tactic in which they pick up a box at a location and replace it with another box stolen from somewhere else.   More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

 The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred Monday afternoon on Leadmine Street. More...

School board candidates respond to questions

With the school board elections Tuesday, The Gaffney Ledger asked all school board candidates facing opposition to answer six questions. More...

Blacksburg Town Council District 1

Candidate statement from Suzanne Patterson

Citizens of Blacksburg, I am Suzanne Patterson. For those of you who do not know me, and do not about any of my background, I was born and raised in North Carolina.   More...

Sports

Sorrells called to coach

Make no mistake first-year Gaffney High quarterbacks coach Caleb Sorrells is no Mike Leach, Jim Leavitt or Mark Mangino - disgraced coaches who were fired for mistreating their players. More...

ONE ON ONE

Photo by LARRY HILLIARD ONE ON ONE - Offensive and defensive linemen were the center of attention during the second day of contact drills for the Gaffney High football team on Thursday. More...

BRIEFS

GHS football tickets on sale this week   Gaffney High reserve season football tickets are on sale through Thursday, Aug. 5, for current ticket holders. The tickets will be sold at the school from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Irate at what she says is misuse of power by former school district boss

Dear Cody:   As a teacher and a taxpayer of this county I am irate at the misuse of power by the former Cherokee County school superintendent and assistant superintendent. I feel certain, having dealt with Dr. 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...

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