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Christmas parades Saturday

Blacksburg and Gaffney will get into the festive spirit of the holidays Saturday with their annual Christmas parades.  More...

LifeStyles

Miss Tate, Minister Massey wed Oct. 1 in Spartanburg

Kabie Lutina Tate of Blacksburg and Minister Thomas E. Massey Jr. of Spartanburg were married on Oct. 1, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church in Spartanburg. Dr. More...

PEACHCENTER MINISTRIES GETS SOME HELP FROM LIMESTONE

Limestone College students recently held a food drive for Peach- Center Ministries and collected more than 500 canned food items.   More...

Buford Street Chancel Choir presents holiday music celebration

The Buford Street United Methodist Church Chancel Choir with orchestra will present the Christmas cantata, Sing We All Noel, on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ellie Mae Love

Ellie Mae Wyatt Love, 78, of 140 Powell Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Peachtree Centre .  More...

Steve Wilson

Calvin Stephen Wilson, 58, of 303 Cherokee Ridge Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Inman, he was the son of Helen Rice of Spartanburg and the late Calvin Wilson. Mr. More...

Margie B. Greene

Margie Bonner Greene, 85, a resident of White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain, N.C., formerly of Ruppe Road, Mooresboro, N.C., died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at White Oak Manor.  A native of Cherokee County, S.C., she was born on Sept. More...

Breaking News - 12/11/2011 10:19 PM

Shooting victim DOA; police charge suspect with murder

Police have charged a 20-year-old Shelby, N.C., resident with murder in the Sunday shooting death of a Gaffney man. More...

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Bring contributions to The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, or mail them to:   Christmas Is For Kids c/o The Gaffney Ledger  P.O. More...

Wippermann focused on childhood obesity problem

Sarah Beth Wippermann, a family nurse practitioner at Barnhill Family Medicine in Gaffney, can discuss with you at length the subject of childhood obesity and the reasons for it.  More...

Local News

School locked down while police officers conduct manhunt

Northwest Elementary School was temporarily placed on lockdown Thursday while Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators conducted a manhunt for a suspect who fled on foot after leading a detective on a vehicle chase in the Macedonia commun More...

Local teachers earn national certification

Two Blacksburg teachers recently joined the ranks of educators in Cherokee County who have achieved national board certification this year.  More...

No Cherokee County mail facilities or employee layoffs are on the horizon

Changes on the way for postal service

People nationwide were forced to change their way of life in the wake of the country’s economic downturn.  Now, it seems as if the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is ready to follow suit.  More...

Sports

The next Mr. Football?

Mr. Football announced tonight, North-South on Saturday

Although the state championship game was six days ago, the Gaffney Indians remain in the spotlight.  Wideout Quinshad Davis is among the five finalists for the state’s Mr. More...

Full-strength Indians rout Boiling Springs

Guess who’s back?  With the completion of the football season, Quinshad Davis, Cobby McDowell, Kerry Williams, O’bryant Davidson, Ron Best and Quan Weeks returned to the basketball court and made contributions in the Indians’ 8 More...

Gaffney star makes pro team roster

Former Gaffney and Appalachian State star Donald Sims has made the season-opening roster of the Reno Big Horns of the NBA Development League.  Through five games, Sims is averaging 5.6 points, three assists and one steal a game.  More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Did FDR provoke Pearl Harbor?

On Dec. 8, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt took the rostrum before a joint session of Congress to ask for a declaration of war on Japan.  A day earlier, at dawn, carrier-based Japanese aircraft had launched a sneak attack devastating the U.S. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The bacteria are starting to fight back

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you know that bottle of antibacterial soap that has become a commonplace item in most lavatories (that’s a fancy word for “toilets”) nowadays?  Well, according to my sources, many types More...

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