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Man faces attempted murder charge

A 27-year-old Gaffney man has been charged with attempted murder following what police said was a weekend shooting incident in the city.  Terry Lynn Martin, of 375 Norman Blvd., was arrested at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Scott, Mr. Medley married in Charleston

Mr. and Mrs. David Craig Medley were married Feb. 12, 2011, at five o’clock in the afternoon at First Baptist Church in Charleston. The marriage is announced by Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Charles Scott, the bride's parents.  More...

Limestone College Theatre will keep romance in the air with ‘Almost, Maine’

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but Limestone College Theatre is keeping romance in the air with its spring production of Almost, Maine.  More...

Local singer/songwriter will give concert at Gaffney library Feb. 24

Bernadette Swayngim will sing favorites from the past as well as original numbers

The Cherokee County Public Library will present another local artist for the second concert in the winter "Music Sandwiched In" series. The performance will feature singer/songwriter Bernadette Swayngim on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Terri Rowley

COWPENS – Terri Michelle Rowley, 44, of 124 Martin Lane, passed away on Saturday, Feb, 19, 2011, at her residence. Born in East Liverpool, Ohio, she was the daughter of Wanda Eleanor Dunn Rowley and the late John William Rowley. More...

Sue Batchelor

Mary Sue Ross Batchelor, 70, of 1908 Batchelor Road, Mooresboro, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at her residence. More...

Shawn C. Jefferies

Shawn Corry Jefferies, 39, of 215 Pryor St., passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at 10:50 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Hospice House. Son of Rosa Mae Jefferies of the home and the late Willie B. Tate, he was born Jan. 15, 1972, in Cherokee County. More...

Other News

A PROFILE OF SCHOOLS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

HISTORY  More...

Ola H. Copeland Community Learning Center

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Live, Love and Laugh

On the evening of last Saturday, February 12th, Gaffney High School’s AFJROTC hosted their annual Military Ball. I was invited courtesy of ROTC member, Austin Gregg. This year’s theme was, “Live, Laugh, Love”. More...

Girl, 4, drowns in pond

A 4-year-old girl drowned in a pond Sunday afternoon.  Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Kaitlyn Grace Millwood of 147 Harris Trail, which is off Highway 221 near the North Carolina state line.  Fowler said fami More...

Education key topic at indicators meeting

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The Gaffney Ledger will be providing in-depth coverage of developments involving the Cherokee Community Indicators Project as they occur. More...

Officials at Gaffney Country Club mull options

Shareholders of Gaffney Country Club assembled for a rare called meeting Thursday night to possibly decide the fate of a 60-yearold golf course with declining membership.  More...

Local News

Legislation in the works that would forgive school days lost because of snow

Cherokee County students could get a reprieve from making up four days lost because of last month’s winter storm.  State Sen. Harvey Peeler (RGaffney) is among several sponsors of a bill introduced Jan. 13 in the Senate. More...

GHS grad completes basic

Navy Seaman Benjamin D. Cooper, son of Brenda S. Cooper of Gaffney, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.  More...

SIGN HERE —

James Gregory autographs the hand of a young fan following his show Friday night at the Broad River Electric Cooperative auditorium. More...

Sports

Overtime heartbreak

Lady Indians lose 11 point lead, fall 51-47 in overtime

A 29 point effort by sophomore sensation Shaquisha Dawkins wasn't enough to keep Gaffney from a 51-47 overtime playoff loss Friday against Greenwood.  Gaffney outscored Greenwood 19-9 in the second quarter to take an 11 point halftime lead. More...

Two Gaffney, Blacksburg wrestlers secure spots in state championships this week

Wise beyond his years, Thomas Mabry came back from a 9-0 deficit in the third period Saturday to qualify for the Class 4A state wrestling championship next weekend.  More...

Local flag football begins March 13

The Gaffney Flag Football League will begin play on March 13. The entry fee is $200. Cash and plaques will be awarded to the league champs. More...

Columns

THE MOSS REPORT

The Repeal Amendment and charter schools

This week we joined a national movement to rein in out-ofcontrol federal power. The House of Representatives approved a resolution calling for a U.S. Constitutional Convention to amend the Constitution with the Repeal Amendment. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Oh good, you found it

My wife usually disappears right after the game starts. If I tune in to a sporting event in the den, she eventually migrates to the bedroom to watch some old black and white movie or black and white sitcom. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

‘Souper’ results

Sunday, Feb. 6, was a special time for our nation: the Super Bowl, one of America’s great traditions. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?