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Lunging dog shot by sheriff’s deputy

A sheriff’s deputy serving civil paperwork in a Blacksburg neighborhood was forced to discharge his service weapon against a dog Thursday afternoon.  According to Chief Deputy Jeff Stephens, the deputy was serving civil paperwork in the 20 More...

LifeStyles

Dawkins appointed apostle

Endless possibilities swim in the mind of Patricia Dawkins as she wonders where her life would be if Christ wasn’t on her side.  Called to become a laborer for the kingdom in 1979, the local member of the clergy has experienced a wealth of More...

WHAT’S UP

CHAPS kids’ summer camp ffi CHAPS will sponsor a summer camp for ages six to 10 on July 19-21 from 9:30 am.-1 p.m. each day. More...

Gaffney Little Theatre, Limestone College to present Robert Harling play ‘Steel Magnolias’

Limestone College Theatre and Gaffney Little Theatre are joining talents to present the witty, sometimes emotional, often touching, and ultimately thoughtful comedy Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Franklin Cobb

Franklin Delano Cobb, 73, 108 Beltline Road, Gaffney, passed away July 12, 2011, at Mountain Home Health and Rehab, in Hendersonville, N.C. More...

George Hines

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Holly Sims

Mrs. Holly Burris Sims, 27, of Gaffney, and formerly of York, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.  Born Nov. More...

Other News

Local students earn academic recognition

The University of South Carolina Upstate announces its spring 2011 Chancellor’s List.  To be eligible for the Chancellor’s List, students must earn a 4.0 and be enrolled in at least 12 course hours. More...

Peach Festival gets off to sweet start

Dakota Will waited anxiously Thursday morning while judges sampled 30 entries in a peach dessert contest to kick off the South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

Gaffney JROTC students shine at Citadel school

Rest was in short supply when Gaffney High students Jesse Melton, Bosha Scott and Hailley Butler reported for their leadership school positions on The Citadel military college grounds.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

 City of Gaffney police served two arrest warrants July 12 on a 27-year-old Oneal Street man, accusing him of third or subsequent offense charges of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and possession with intent to deliver marijuana. More...

School district administrator reassignments announced

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com   Cherokee County Superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor reassigned several district administrators Wednesday to comply with a school board change in the organizational chart.  More...

Former officer indicted by feds

(AP) — Authorities say a 34-year-old former Gaffney police officer and state trooper has been indicted on child pornography charges.  U.S. More...

Sports

Post 109 wins, heads home for final game Friday in playoff series against Irmo-Chapin

With their backs against the wall, Post 109 played like a team with nothing to lose Thursday night and set up a showdown for a spot in the state tournament today.  Michael Wright and Will Raines drew bases loaded walks with two outs in the sixth More...

Mite League makes fifth Southeast regional trip

With a deck stacked with dangerous bats, the Gaffney "A" Mite League all stars are all-in for a deep run at the Southeast Regional.  "We hit the ball pretty well," manager Billy Richards said. "We have a good chance of making some noise."  More...

AIRING IT OUT—

Gaffney quarterback Joey Copeland fires a pass during Wednesday's passing league. Laurens, Union County, Blacksburg, Chesnee and Burns played games at the practice field and The Reservation. More...

State News

South Carolina shows off new uniforms

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ace Sanders understands it will take more than crisp, new uniforms if South Carolina hopes to take another step toward a Southeastern Conference championship.  More...

National News

Poll: Upbeat baby boomers say they’re not old yet

WASHINGTON — Baby boomers say wrinkles aren’t so bad and they’re not that worried about dying. Just don’t call them “old.”  More...

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