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Suspicious’ fire destroys two mobile homes

Two vacant mobile homes burned to the ground Wednesday evening in a trailer park on James Street during a four-alarm fire that’s now under investigation. More...

LifeStyles

Library offers sneak preview of GLT’s ‘Jungle Book’ Sept. 23

Cast will perform musical selections from season-opening play

The Cherokee County Public Library's Music Sandwiched-In Series will host a preview of the Gaffney Little Theatre’s production of Disney's "Jungle Book" on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

Mrs. Loftis celebrates 94th birthday

Minnie Bright Loftis celebrated her 94th birthday on Sept. 7, 2010, with family and friends at Marthana Manor in Spartanburg.   Mrs. Loftis is the widow of Landrum Loftis and daughter of the late Macy and Hosea Bright. More...

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN WILL MEET MONDAY –

Gaffney Business and Professional Women's Club will meet Monday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Aegean Pizza on Floyd Baker Boulevard. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harold William Studyvance

Services for Harold William Studyvance, 64, of 505 McCluney Drive, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Carolyn Hamrick

Carolyn Faye Fowler Hamrick, 51, of 185 Millies Road, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. More...

Charles Thompson

Charles Bevin Thompson, 59, of 600 E. 137th St., Bronx, N.Y., died Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, in Presbyterian Hospital, New York. Widower of Anna Yarwood, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of the late Horace and Ira Sherrill Thompson. More...

TV show has familiar face this season

It is always reassuring to see a familiar face.   For local avid watchers of the CBS reality show “Survivor,” they were given quite a treat during Wednesday’s season premiere, finding one of their own is part of the cast. More...

Robbers clean out jewelr y store cases

Three men, at least one of them armed with a handgun, committed a brazen jewelry store heist Tuesday night at Zales jewelry store at the Gaffney Premium Outlets mall, emptying several display cases of diamonds. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

 A cellular telephone company reported the theft of $2,000 in copper grounding wire from a work site on Willis Street. More...

CORRECTION

Tickets for the Callahan Awareness Family Fun Night are $5 for adults and $15 for groups of up to five people. Children 5 years old and younger are admitted at no charge.   More...

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE

Cody and Brandon Rackley were surprised by some of the GHS football players at their 10th birthday party on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. More...

Sports

SEC teams relying heavily on new backs

Youngsters are taking over Southeastern Conference backfields. More...

It’s Tigers vs. Tigers

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Nick Fairley finally had enough of getting pushed around after he was knocked straight backward by two Mississippi offensive linemen last season.   More...

New-look Rebels still a formidable foe for Indians

After losing a dozen players to colleges, including top recruit Marcus Lattimore, the perennially powerful Byrnes Rebels have a new look this year.   One thing hasn’t changed, though, the winning.   More...

Letters

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...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Raising gas tax a sensible idea

If the state wants to maintain its roads, raising the gasoline tax may be one of the few palatable ways to pay for it. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

The Hardy sisters are shown here with The Ledger while visiting their sister Salma Blue in Stamford, Conn., on Aug. 21. While on their trip they also visited New York. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Thank God for parents

“I will praise You in this storm. And I will lift my hands. For You are who You are. No matter where I am. Every tear I’ve cried. You hold in Your hand. You never left my side. And though my heart is torn. More...

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