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Burn victim still critical

More than a week after he was severely burned during an alleged copper theft attempt in Blacksburg, a 27- year-old Union man remains in critical condition at an Augusta, Ga., hospital.  More...

LifeStyles

Noted evangelist, writer and apologist Alex McFarland will speak July 31-Aug. 4 at Grassy Pond Baptist Church

Noted speaker and apologist Alex McFarland will be special guest at a revival/apologetics conference at Grassy Pond Baptist, 254 Grassy Pond Road, starting Sunday, July 31, with two services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. More...

Gregory – Norwood

Crystal Loren Gregory and Jeffery Daniel Norwood announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lisa F. Fowler and the late Danny Ray Gregory. A 2006 graduate of Boiling Springs High School, she works at SEW-Eurodrive Inc. More...

Griffins married 50 years

Buck and Diane Griffin were honored by their granddaughter, Salitta Murphy, at Pacolet Road Baptist Church with an anniversary dinner accompanied by their children April, Donna, Crystal and Marty; grandchildren, Jayla, Salitta and Diana; and great-gr More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Life is leaving home, then trying to get back

There is no place like home.  I was reminded about Dorothy’s line from “The Wizard of Oz” when I moved back into my living quarters on July 9 following a family vacation to Myrtle Beach. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Ansley Hannon spent the week of July 4 in Tennessee at Sevierville and Pigeon Forge with her parents, Roger and Delores Hannon, and took along The Ledger to read. More...

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Get half-price bargains beginning today

Beginning today, Cherokee County shoppers can purchase half-price gift certificates at halfpricegaffney.com, operated by The Gaffney Ledger and its professional partner, Bargains in the Cloud.  More...

Sheriff’s office takes to the air to ground marijuana growers

Aided by a view from above in South Carolina Air National Guard helicopters, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators were able to find and eradicate two large crops of marijuana growing in the Blacksburg area last week.  More...

Accident sends four people to hospital

Four people, including an 8-year-old boy, were taken for treatment following a 2-car collision on Leadmine Road late Thursday morning.  More...

Local News

Timken Foundation grant will be used to purchase robotics kits

A new LEGO robotics program will allow Cherokee County students to have fun while learning science and engineering skills that manufacturing companies often look for when interviewing potential employees.  More...

Authorities investigate sweepstakes fraud case

Gaffney police are investigating a case of fraud in which an elderly city woman ended up wiring more than $3,000 to cover “taxes” on sweepstakes prizes she allegedly won but never received.  More...

Schools announce orientation schedules

Gaffney High School will hold its registration at the following times:  12th grade: August 1, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m.  11th grade: August 2, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m.  10th grade: August 3, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia “Mama Jenny” Sullivan

Virginia Tate Sullivan, 88, formerly of 371 Goucher- Green Bethel Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 24, 2011, in Flagler County, Fla.  Mrs. Sullivan, a lifelong resident of Cherokee County, was born Nov. More...

Thea Kenneth Ellison

Funeral services for Thea Kenneth Ellison will be at 3 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Bobo Funeral Chapel, 1860 Cannons Campground Road, Spartanburg, conducted by the Rev. Johnny Bridges. More...

Brenda Gaye Whiten Stillwell

WESTMINSTER – Brenda Stilwell, 67, of 215 Green Meadow’s Drive, Westminster, wife of William Mayburn Stilwell, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Oconee Medical Center.  A native of Gaffney, Mrs. More...

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