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THE WINNER

Jennifer Gardner is shown here collecting a check for $500 from Gaffney Ledger Advertising Director Robert Martin. More...

LifeStyles

Library hosts Music Sandwiched-In concerts

.B Natural Quartet' at Gaffney library Sept. 13; Dana and Susan Robinson in Blacksburg Sept. 14

The Cherokee County Public Library kicks off its 2011- 2012 Music Sandwiched-In series with the musical group, “B Natural Quartet,” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 12:15-1 p.m.  More...

GLT presents 3 performances of ‘Seussical Jr.’ next weekend

Get ready for a world of imagination and make plans now to attend the Gaffney Little Theatre's production of Seussical Jr. next weekend, Sept. 16-18.  More...

LITTLEJOHN REUNION SEPT. 11 –

The 58th annual Littlejohn family reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at historic Mulberry Chapel Church on scenic Asbury Road. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tina W. Smith

Tina Wilson Smith, 44, of 513 Stephenson St., passed on Wednesday morning, Sept. 7, 2011, at her residence.  Daughter of Inette Davis Wilson and the late Sam Ellis, she was a native of Cherokee County. More...

John F. Morris

BLACKSBURG – John Franklin Morris, 50, of 103 Alexander Road, passed away Sept. 7, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Union, Mr. Morris was the husband of Wanda L. More...

Carlean Cook

BLACKSBURG – Carlean "Charley" H. Cook, 64, of 244 River Hill Road, passed away Sept. 8, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, Mrs. More...

One man high on bath salt, for instance, knocked all the drywall out of his house because he was hearing voices ...

‘Bath salt’ cheap, available and dangerous

Local authorities are applauding a decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to ban a dangerous drug that law enforcement has been unable to combat.  More...

Lawsuit details released

Cherokee Technology Center teacher Tracy Schultz has reached a $45,000 settlement agreement to dismiss a multimillion dollar lawsuit he filed against two school district employees last year.  More...

Local News

Gaffney man gets 15 years for his role in robberies

A 21-year-old Gaffney man received a 15-year prison sentence Thursday in Spartanburg County Court after he pled guilty to being an accessory before the fact to the armed robberies of two Gaffney restaurants.  More...

NEW PET

Corinth Elementary fifth grade teacher Kim Propst holds the school's new pet sugar glider Wednesday afternoon. More...

“Get Into America” one of many events this weekend marking 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Compared to other exhibits that have been on display at the Gaffney Visitors Center since it opened last year, the one currently at the site is by no means overwhelming in size.  What it lacks in size, however, it makes up for in symbolism, choc More...

Sports

Indians explode in second quarter in 62-10 win over Union County

On a night when the Indian Nation remembered its glorious past, the 2011 Gaffney Indians continue to write their own chapter in local football lore with an incredible 6-touchdown, second-quarter performance in beating Union County, 62-10, Friday at T More...

Ellis, Blacksburg defense overpower Latta

Ray Ellis rushed for 227 yards and the Blacksburg defensive line recovered five fumbles to set up scores Friday in a 47-6 victory over Latta. More...

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Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Flying like an eagle on the old space trolley

There were two things I vowed I would never have in my music collection once I left the University of South Carolina.  Before you even ask, my archrival’s fight song is not one of those two things. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

We’re safer now and should make sure we stay that way

So are we safer now, a decade after the terrorist strike that killed more than 3,000 Americans on 9/11?  Yes, thanks to everyone who works — day in and day out — to keep us safe and secure. 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?