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VFW Post 3447 earns prestigious distinction

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3447 has been named an All American Post by national headquarters for outstanding participation in programs and membership growth over the past year.  More...

LifeStyles

Library hosts USC Upstate Shoestring Players in free dessert theatre production of ‘Vanities’

Play focuses on lives of three small-town girls in the ’60s and ’70s

Each generation has its turning point, a moment in which time stands still and causes all to stand in awe.  Few decades if any had more moments fitting this description than the 1960s, during which aspirations of hitting the moon were within rea More...

Patton – LeCroy

Michael and Kelly Patton of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacie Renee, to Jerith Erin LeCroy of Mooresville, N.C.  Miss Patton is a student in the Dental Hygiene program at Greenville Technical College is is employed as a p More...

Evans – Martin

Stephanie Evans and James Martin together with their children – Brittney Gentry, Kayla Martin, Kirby Martin, Taylor Evans and Hunter Evans – will be uniting their lives as one family on Saturday, Nov. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joan Kirby

SPARTANBURG – Willie Joan Gardner Kirby, 79, of 274 Sweet Gum Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at her residence.  More...

Bruce Giles

ROEBUCK – Bruce Erwin Giles, 48, of 2801 Carolina Country Club Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at his residence.  More...

Myrtle Hensley

Myrtle Cooper Hensley, 87, of 1074 Grassy Pond Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

The Young at Heart Group of Macedonia Baptist Church took along The Ledger to the Jubilee Conference for Seniors held recently in Gatlinburg, Tenn. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

You get what you pay for   There are plenty of economics-related cliches we use almost every day.  “You get what you pay for,” is one of my favorites and it seems true enough most of the time.  The sole on one of my really More...

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2 schools will get assistant principals

The Cherokee County School Board agreed Monday to add assistant principals at two elementary schools.  Grassy Pond and Northwest elementaries will have assistant principals this school year and be the only elementary schools with assistant princ More...

Road crew worker killed

A member of a South Carolina Department of Transportation-contracted work crew cutting grass on Interstate 85 near the Cherokee County border was killed Wednesday morning after a driver lost control and veered off the roadway, striking the work crew& More...

Local News

Games will take place Saturday on Limestone Street near City Hall

Area firefighters will once again participate Saturday in their version of the Olympics.  The annual Firefighter Games will be held in Downtown Gaffney outside Gaffney City Hall on North Limestone Street. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. More...

Woman files suit against Walmart, city

An area woman has filed a 6-count lawsuit seeking more than $200,000 in damages from Walmart and the City of Gaffney in connection with a June 6 incident during which she allegedly was falsely accused of shoplifting and searched by police in front of More...

UNDER PRESSURE

— Milliken Research Co. scientist Daniel McBride showed Granard Middle students Thursday morning how liquid nitrogen can dramatically change the appearance of balloons and rubber balls. More...

Sports

Top-ranked Indians dominate Rock Hill en route to 72-13 victory

Gaffney racks up 634 yards, improves to 8-0

Everything worked. More...

Blacksburg cruises past Whitmire 52-14

Pair of linemen get in on the scoring act

Colton Greene and Justin Taylor celebrated every lineman's dream when the Blacksburg seniors scored Friday in a 52-14 victory over Whitmire. More...

Davis, Copeland selected to 75th Shrine Bowl team

STAFF REPORTS   No quarterback-wide receiver combination has been more explosive than Gaffney’s Joey Copeland and Quinshad Davis.  This year, the combination has hooked up 46 times for 11 touchdowns.  More...

Letters

The boys will be back in town for Homecoming Sunday

Dear Friends: Four “boys” who grew up in Blacksburg are coming to their “home church,” First Baptist Church of Blacksburg, 121 W. Cherokee St. (Main Street), to share for HOMECOMING SUNDAY, Oct. 30. More...

Put control of the schools back in the hands of states and local districts

Dear Editor:  The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.  This spoken by the founding fathers of our country — only More...

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