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Tr ooper s write 257 tickets during holiday

Hundreds of people must have missed the memo that South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) troopers would be out in full force for the New Year’s Holiday.  More...

LifeStyles

Theta Beta Gamma Sorority adopts a child for Christmas

Piedmont Community Actions Cherokee County Head Start Center received a check from Theta Beta Gamma Sorority to purchase clothing and toys so that one of their students would have a better Christmas.  More...

.FOCUS ON PALMETTO STATE' WILL FEATURE LOCAL MEALS ON WHEELS –

The Cherokee County Meals on Wheels will be featured each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on “Focus on The Palmetto State” on WMYAMy 40 beginning this month. More...

Brandy McBee to speak at January AAUW meeting

Gaffney Branch American Association of University Women will meet Monday, Jan. 9, at 12 p.m. at House of Pizza on East Floyd Baker Boulevard.  Speaker for the luncheon meeting is Brandy McBee, Cherokee County’s Clerk of Court.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jimmie Littlejohn

Jimmie Littlejohn, 75, of East Orange, N.J., passed away recently in East Orange.  Husband of Darlene Dawkins Littlejohn and son of the late Ferman and Nannie Littlejohn, he was born in Gaffney.  He was a 1954 graduate of  Granard High More...

Roscoe “Toby” Henderson

Roscoe “Toby” Henderson, 88, of 1321 Cherokee Ave., formerly of 118 Henderson Road, passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at his residence.  More...

Elizabeth T. Parker

BLACKSBURG – Elizabeth Thompson Parker, better known as Iss, 87, of 164 Bolin Road, widow of Milton Parker, passed on Monday, January 2, 2012, at her residence.  Daughter of the late Henry Thompson and the late Hattie Borders Thompson, she More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Immigration law blocked

The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately will decide whether new state immigration laws are constitutional. Until then, a federal judge was right to block some of the more egregious parts of South Carolina’s law.  More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

... And that’s how they got their names

We had a crowd over Monday to watch the Capital One Bowl game in which my Gamecocks took care of the Cornhuskers from Nebraska.  The who from where?  Cornhuskers. From Nebraska. More...

LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE PHOTOGRAPHS

Almost all of the photographs taken by The Gaffney Ledger staff are available for purchase in our online photo store.  Please take note that the thousands of photos that were taken during 2011 will be removed from the site Friday, Jan. More...

History buffs will re-enact Morgan’s march to Cowpens

Rarely does the opportunity to take a walk through history truly present itself.  Dozens of history enthusiasts will retrace the steps Revolutionary War Gen. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi A gunshot fired on New Year’s Eve caused an estimated $200 in damage after it went through the roof and bedroom ceiling of a Gordon Road home.  The bullet, which was fired at about 10:45 p.m. Dec. More...

High-speed chase after bank robbery enters, exits county

A high-speed chase involving a possible Cowpens bank robbery suspect briefly went through Northwestern Cherokee County on Tuesday afternoon before the chase came to an end in Rutherford County. More...

Limestone College & Community Music School begins second year

The gift of music is a significant and strong way to impact someone’s life. More...

Sports

Another day, another honor

Gaffney's Davis named wide receiver of the year by all-star game

Gaffney’s Quinshad Davis went out Thursday and showed why he was the right choice for Offense-Defense All-American Bowl’s wide receiver of the year.  Davis had five catches for his East squad, which lost to the West, 21-14, in the fi More...

No fun in the sun for Indians; finish 1-2 at Beach Ball Classic

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Indian grapplers host Shelby, Blacksburg in tri-match today

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com   Thomas Mabry will put his unbeaten record on the line when the Gaffney High wrestling team hosts local rivals Blacksburg and Shelby in a tri-match today.  More...

Letters

Thanks to all who donated to ‘Christmas Is For Kids’

Dear Cody:  On behalf of the families and children we serve, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to you and to all who generously donated to “Christmas Is For Kids.” You certainly helped to make Christmas much brighter for our More...

Most people misunderstand congressional payroll tax debate

Dear Editor:  Most people do not understand what the Republicans were trying to do by their recent congressional action. The media also seems to have tried to hide the real issue.  More...

State News

DMV closed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Department of Motor Vehicle offices across South Carolina will be closed for an hour Wednesday morning for training.  More...

Husband, wife killed walking onYork County road

CLOVER (AP) – A husband and wife have been killed after they were struck by a car while walking down a York County highway.  Authorities said 35-year-old Marsha Rose and her husband, 36-yearold   Jerry Rose, were hit as they walked on More...

Man falls to his death while rock climbing in Lake Lure

LAKE LURE, N.C. More...

National News

Ruling OKs online gambling

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fight to fully legalize online gambling in the U.S. is now less about whether Americans will be able to play and more about who will bring the action to them — and when.  More...

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