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Arrives for duty

Army Capt. Anna B. Mullins has arrived for duty at the Dog Center Europe, Pulaski Barracks, Kaiserslautern, Germany.   Mullins, a deputy commander, has served in the military for more than one year.   More...

GAFFNEY LEDGER ONLINE PHOTO STORE NOW OPEN

You can now purchase photographs that you see in the newspaper that were taken by members of our staff. Photos that appear in The Gaffney Ledger are available for purchase at our online photo store at www.gaffneyledger.printroom.com.   More...

LifeStyles

Many facing a personal finance disaster

Baby boomers near 65 with retirements in jeopardy

CHICAGO (AP) — Through a combination of procrastination and bad timing, many baby boomers are facing a personal finance disaster just as they're hoping to retire. More...

BIRTHS

Bentlee Michael Black   Lindsay Borders of Blacksburg and Buddy Black announce the birth of their son, Bentlee Michael Black, on Sept. 27, 2010, in Upstate Carolina Medical center weighing 7 lbs. 3 ozs. More...

COOKIE BAKERS

COOKIE BAKERS – A group of girls recently baked cookies and took them to the Grassy Pond volunteer firemen. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

GRADY C. LITTLEJOHN

Grady Charles Littlejohn, 59, of 400 Bonner Lake Road, Apt. A-4, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at 7:45 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. More...

HAROLD DEAN DOVER

Harold Dean Dover, 51, of 1103 Lane Drive, husband of Coral Studyvance Dover, Dover, passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at 7:19 p.m. at Hospice Home of Spartanburg. More...

GRADY E. FOWLER

SPARTANBURG – Grady Edward Fowler, 61, of 235 of 235 Thompson Chapel Road, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at his home. home.   He was the husband of Elizabeth Lawing Fowler and son of the late Dorsey and Myrtle Childress Fowler. Mr. More...

State News

Elections top South Carolina’s stories in 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When voters went to the polls two years ago, Nikki Haley was a South Carolina state representative mostly known for backing Gov. More...

Inmate who threatened Gowdy is sentenced

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 23-year-old South Carolina inmate has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for threatening to kill two prosecutors.   U.S. More...

Vagrants believed responsible for house fire

A Sunday night fire on Railroad Avenue apparently finished what an Aug. 18 fire started and an already burned home that was in the process of being rebuilt is now completely destroyed.   More...

B.D. Lee earns ‘Promise’ status

B.D. Lee Elementary School wrapped up a yearlong focus on character education in December with state recognition as a “School of Promise” winner.   B.D. Lee Elementary was recognized at the Dec. More...

Now you can call him Sheriff Mueller

Though he won’t technically take command until Jan. More...

Local News

Victim’s father searching for answers

Heading into the Christmas holiday, it had been just over seven years since Tom Lucas last saw his son. More...

2010 COUNCIL

Members of Cherokee County Council for 2010 are, left to right: Rufus Foster, Tim Spencer, Mike Fowlkes, Hoke Parris, Tracy McDaniel, Charles Mathis and Quay Little. (Jim Compton photo) More...

Strange, but true

Among other things, the body of man buried at sea resurfaces off beach

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This year, Floridians learned that burials at sea don’t work if the body doesn’t sink, giant snail mucus can make you sick and that an underwire bra can stop a lawyer from visiting her client in prison. More...

Sports

NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS

AFC CLINCHED: New England - AFC East and homefield advantage; Kansas City - AFC West; Baltimore - playoff spot; New York Jets - playoff spot; Pittsburgh - playoff spot.   More...

NFL WEEK 16 STANDOUT PERFORMERS

• New England quarterback Tom Brady passed for three touchdowns and did not throw an interception in 27 attempts in the Patriots' 34-3 win at Buffalo.   More...

HUGHES’ VIEWS

‘Weather’ to play or not to play...

Guess I will have to wait to find out how I did in my fantasy football league championship game. More...

Columns

CODY SOSSAMON

History often repeats itself in top 10 lists

For the past couple of weeks, our news staff has been taking a look at all of the news stories about Cherokee County in 2010. We’ve come up with a list of the top stories and are now ranking them from 1 to 10. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

State education board decision looks like a smart move

South Carolina teachers are particularly vulnerable during the ongoing recession. But that could change once the economy picks up and teachers of the baby-boom generation start to retire.   More...

National News

Obama bypassing Congress to get his way

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration took separate actions this week to protect clean air and federal wilderness areas, reaffirming that the White House can pursue its goals without depending on help from an increasingly combative Congre More...

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