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MEALS ONWHEELS SERVES UP SOME FUN

Ledger Photos / JOE HUGHES II If you didn't make it to the Cherokee County Meals on Wheels' benefit luau last Saturday, these photos will give you a glimpse of the funfilled evening you missed. More...

Shady Grove Baptist Church sets homecoming, revival

Rev. Antoine Murray returns home to speak at homecoming service

Shady Grove Baptist Church will have its annual homecoming service Sunday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. with revival services Monday, Aug. 22, through Wednesday Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

T-shirt sale ffi The Gaffney Senior Center is selling Gaffney Indian T-shirts in two choices, gold or black. The center is waiting on an order to come in and sizes are limited. E-mail or call 489-3868 to add your name to the list. Cost is $15 each. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sadie Mae Dawkins Hemphill

Sadie Mae Dawkins Hemphill, 92, of 912 Park St., High Point, N.C., formerly of 323 West 3rd St., Gaffney, widow of Chesterfield Hemphill, passed on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at 1:15 p.m. at her residence.  More...

Frances G. Greene

Frances Griffin Greene, 89, of North Bend, Ore., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, after a long illness.  Mrs. Greene was a native of Gaffney and daughter of the late Sam and Rosa Griffin. More...

Frankie Dover

BLACKSBURG – Jerry Franklin Dover, 53, of 528 N. Charleston St., passed away on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in York, he was the husband of the late Cindy Turner Dover and son of the late James W. More...

State News

S.C. sees sharp growth in non-traditional families

COLUMBIA — The traditional family of a husband, wife and their kids isn't as common as it used to be in South Carolina.  More...

Breaking News - 8/19/2011 9:04 AM

Former GHS star implicated

 According to the Washinton Post, former Gaffney High standout and current Redskins inside linebacker Rocky McIntosh declined to discuss a Yahoo! More...

Teacher returns; lawsuit settlement in progress

Tracy Schultz has returned to a teaching position at the Cherokee Technology Center as school district attorneys move forward with a lawsuit settlement.  More...

Mor e bogus checks appear

Several more fraudulent checks have turned up in the past few days at area businesses as the Gaffney Police Department and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate an alleged check counterfeiting operation discovered last we More...

Local News

WAR PAINTERS

Gaffney High football field art ‘always the talk around town’

Another football season begins tonight at The Reservation as thousands of fans pour into the state-of-the-art facility hoping to see the hometown Indians begin the 2011 campaign in impressive fashion.  However, the next question often enveloping More...

Restaurant will make donation in memory of doctor, who was a‘raving fan’of peach milkshakes

Peach milkshakes were a favorite comfort food for beloved Gaffney physician Dr. Donald McIntosh in the final weeks before he passed away July 11.  More...

BACK TO SCHOOL

— Granard Middle School seventh grade English teacher Steve Showen discusses reading assignments Monday with his students on the first day of the new school year. More...

Sports

Copeland believes it’s ‘My time to shine’

The words are delivered in a measured, confident tone. They flow easy from his lips as if they’ve been bottled up for a long time, waiting to be set free. He’s heard the whispers he’s not a championship-caliber quarterback.  More...

Indians ready to live up to the hype machine

Boiling Springs football coach Bruce Clark isn’t given to hyperbole.  Except in the case of the Gaffney Indians.  According to Clark, scouring area high school football teams with an electron microscopic would not reveal a team with m More...

GAME AT A GLANCE

GAFFNEY (0-0) vs. BOILING SPRINGS (0-0)  Kickoff: 8 p.m. at The Reservation  More...

Columns

A unique perspective of the 9-11 attacks

Ask a successful person whether they simply floated to the top of their profession or whether the achievement was the result of much sacrifice and suffering.  If they are answering your question honestly, the person will say the pain involved on More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Dean & Lou Ann Patterson took The Ledger with them to Key West last week. 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?