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Homecoming game against Lancaster airing on our website

Lancaster arrives at The Reservation tonight hoping to spoil Gaffney’s homecoming festivities in the Ledger Live Game of the Week.  The game is the sixth in a series of football contests at Blacksburg and Gaffney high schools webcast live More...

LifeStyles

Breast cancer awareness program Oct. 23 at Shady Grove

The Shady Grove Deaconess Ministry will sponsor its annual breast cancer awareness program Sunday, Oct. More...

Library recognizes hard work of its ‘Friends’

In celebration of National Friends of the Library Week, Oct. 16-22, the Cherokee County Public Library is recognizing the hard work and dedication of its Friends.  More...

Local schools take top spots in Area 12 Special Olympics volleyball competition

Team from Gaffney and Granard middle schools wins first place in Division C

Area 12 held its Special Olympics volleyball competition on Monday, Oct. 17, at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Debbie Kiehl

COWPENS – Deborah Lynn Frady Kiehl, 57, of 116 Mandy Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Janice Kropp

Janice C. (Galle) Kropp, 79, of Biloxi, Miss., passed away Oct. More...

Marvin “Knockout” Smith

CHESNEE – Marvin Henry Smith, 76, of 195 Folk Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

J. Michael Melton drove 3,200 miles last weekend roundtrip (Denver to Gaffney and back) to get a special catfish stew and cornbread recipe from his great uncle Sonny Moss. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Why I’m not buying a smart phone

An enterprising reporter somehow convinced a public works employee in New York to let him operate a snow plow for a video news piece on winter weather. The young journalist turned on the video application on his smart phone to start the live story. More...

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Full Story

Man accused of threatening judge

Bond for Joel David Gibbons set at $250,000
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A Gaffney man has been charged by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division with threatening the life of a Family Court judge and making a bomb threat in online postings on the social media web site Facebook. More...

New bridge should be open by noon today

The bridge replacement project on Hwy. 150 over Interstate 85 is complete.  According to local S.C. More...

Local News

POLICE BRIEFS

* Nearly $1,000 in cash was reported stolen following a recent burglary on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone entered a home in the 200 block between 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. More...

Man gets 5-year sentence for vehicle burglaries

A man extradited from Georgia in August to face vehicle break-in charges in Cherokee County pleaded guilty this week in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

Authorities seize marijuana, $1,200 cash

Gaffney Police Department narcotics investigators seized approximately 1 1/2 pounds of suspected marijuana and more than $1,200 in cash while executing a search warrant Thursday morning on Lee Street.  More...

Sports

Blacksburg loses heartbreaker to Landrum

Blacksburg’s playoff hopes took a major hit Friday when Landrum quarterback Brannon Cannon threw a 28-yard touchdown that proved to be the winning margin in a 20-14 victory over the Wildcats. More...

Indians pummel Lancaster to remain perfect

Copeland throws for 6 TDS; Davis hauls in 4 scoring strikes

South Carolina High School League officials aren't handing out state championship trophies in October. But the nationally ranked Gaffney Indians are by any objective measure the most impressive team in prep football. More...

Tigers out to change history

Eighth-ranked Clemson is out to change its history, to prove this isn’t one of those Tiger teams that couldn’t stand prosperity — following landmark victories with disappointing losses.  More...

Letters

Post 109 says thanks

Dear Editor:  The purpose of this letter is to thank the many people who donated money toward the ring fund for the Post 109 state championship team.  More...

Alzheimer’s Association grateful for your support

Dear Editor:  Every 69 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s disease in this country. More...

Other News

No cupcakes here! Gold-medal school fights obesity

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Five-year-olds dance hiphop to the alphabet. Third-graders learn math by twisting into geometric shapes, fifth-graders by calculating calories. 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?