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Woman sues go-kart race track owners

A Cleveland County, N.C., woman has filed a lawsuit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas against the owners of a Blacksburg gokart racing track, alleging she was severely and permanently injured when an unmanned, runaway go-kart struck her and kn More...

LifeStyles

Doing God’s work

Instead of the typical journey to the beach or some other travel destination, hundreds of local youths will use one of their final weeks of summer vacation to make an impact on the lives of a selected group of Cherokee County residents.  More...

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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...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sharon Morris

BLACKSBURG — Sharon Dianne Morris, 62, of 1535 West Cherokee St., passed away Thursday, July 14, 2011, at the Peachtree Centre.  Born in North Carolina, Mrs. More...

Donald Sheppard

BLACKSBURG — Donald Howard Sheppard, 79, of 1497 Antioch Rd., passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in  Grover N.C.,  Mr. More...

Bobby Ledford

Robert Lee (Bobby) Ledford, 75, of 145 Pumping Station Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 15, 2011 at his residence.  Born in  Gaffney, he was the husband of Thelma White Ledford and the son of the late Charles Ledford and More...

Other News

53-year-old grandmother dies in Pelzer house fire

PELZER (AP)— Authorities say a 53-yearold grandmother has died in an Anderson County house fire that may have been started by an air conditioner.  Deputy Coroner Don McCown says that Dordessa Talbert died of smoke inhalation in the fire at More...

National News

Florida man killed in wreck on Interstate 95

MANNING (AP) — Authorities say a Clearwater, Fla., man is dead after his wife lost control of their minivan on Interstate 95 in South Carolina.  The South Carolina Highway Patrol says Mary and Bobby Lee West were driving through Clarendon More...

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Man accused of killing brother

A Gaffney man was charged with murder Saturday evening in the stabbing death of his brother.  Gary Ernest Bell, 51, of 600 N. More...

FIREWORKS ORDINANCE

City administrator wants info-gathering phase complete by Sept. 1

In hopes of averting another July 4th incident, city leaders are working quickly to enact stiffer fireworks regulations.  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said Friday he wants to complete the information gathering phase on the subject by Sept. More...

Parade attendees injured

A go-kart accident caused minor injuries to five people in the South Carolina Peach Festival parade held Saturday morning.  A steering column broke on a go-kart driven by a Hejaz Shrine Club team member at 11 a.m. More...

Local News

Speeders can get tickets to disappear by going to class

Motorists with otherwise good driving records are now being given an opportunity to get new speeding tickets knocked off their records, though it will take more personal effort than simply opening a wallet and paying the tab.  More...

Greenville duo charged

Aman and a woman from Greenville were arrested early Thursday after they allegedly fled from the Gaffney Premium Outlets with money stolen fromvending machines.  According to a written incident report at the Gaffney Police Department, an officer More...

Blacksburg transfers funds to cover 2011 deficit

Expenditures outpaced revenues in Blacksburg during the 2011 fiscal year, but thanks to transferred funds via its now defunct gas department the municipality escaped financial turmoil.  According to Union-based accountant Terry Fant, the Iron Ci More...

Sports

Gaffney fills some vacant coaching positions

A former Gaffney High standout will be taking over the school’s golf program.  Gaffney High athletic director Mark Huff announced Friday that Brandon Coggins has been named the school’s new varsity golf coach. More...

Whew! Post 109 advances

Baseball has been called a game of inches. In Friday’s epic battle between Post 109 and Irmo-Chapin, it came down to a foot.  More precisely, Colby Painter’s foot.  More...

Budding Gaffney-Irmo rivalry spills over to diamond

When great rivalries are brought up, there are a few classics that come to mind quickly.  Red Sox vs. Yankees. Ohio State vs. Michigan. Duke vs. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Now grab your knees and turn this way

“Ow, my aching back!”  Lately this has been my motto.  I greet each new morning with this motto. I sometimes grunt the motto in bear-like tones. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Time to reform pension system

While it doesn’t often make headlines, funding the State Retirement System is among the most important challenges facing state government.  More...

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