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Woman charged with felony DUI after Hwy 18 head-on collision

By TIM GULLA Ledger Staff Writer tim@gaffneyledger.com   Five people were taken to area hospitals following a head-on collision Monday afternoon that resulted in a felony DUI charge against one of the drivers.  More...

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31 talented GHS students present ‘West Side Story’

A talented cast of 31 Gaffney High School students will present the award-winning musical, West Side Story, March 22-24 in GHS Auditorium. Curtain time is 7 p.m.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Meeting ffi The Cherokee County Republican Party will meet in Stephenson Dining Banquet Room at Limestone College on Monday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Two churches will host annual Education Awards Celebration

Hopewell Presbyterian Church and Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church will present the second annual Education Awards Celebration on Saturday, March 24, at Piney Grove Missionary Church in Cowpens.  The event will highlight educators from Cher More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. Morris Joe Dimsdale

Dr. Morris Joe Dimsdale, 77, of Rutherfordton, N.C., died Friday, March 16, 2012, at Hospice House of Rutherford County.  More...

Wanda Hampton Collins

BLACKSBURG – Wanda Hampton Collins, 59, of 196 Cherokee Falls Road, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Elder Brenda Lee Montgomery Dawkins

Funeral services for Elder Brenda Lee Montgomery Dawkins, known as “Joegirl,” 67, of 100 Fairfield Drive, Apt. 13-B, Gaffney, wife of Joe L. Dawkins, will be held Friday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at Allen Temple C.M.E. More...

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I’ve never been very big on shopping, except for...

I am not much on shopping.  If retail establishments had to depend on the likes of me, there would be “going out of business” signs sprouting up all over town like the weeds in my yard.  There are times, however, when it becomes More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

These “beach bums” took The Gaffney Ledger along on a recent vacation to North Litchfield. More...

Moped operator dies in crash

A moped rider died after being rushed from the scene of a Tuesday afternoon wreck at North Logan and East Frederick streets that left his moped in pieces. More...

Furniture for county building will cost $514K

Cherokee County Council signed off Monday on spending more than $500,000 on furniture for the new administration building that is currently under construction.  Project architect Barry Agnew told council the actual list price was almost $900,000 More...

SCHP wants to put stop to deadly April trend

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers, already contending with a rash of serious accidents in Cherokee County, are bracing themselves for April, which is typically the worst month for highway fatalities locally.  More...

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JROTC urged to avoid ‘senioritis’

Students honored at formal dinner

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Wade Williford believes a positive attitude and focus on education is the key to success in today’s world.  More...

Comedy show raises $8,500 for FCA

Broad River Electric Charity’s benefit comedy show Hilarity for Charity featuring Christian comedian Dennis Swanberg, raised $8,500 for area chapters of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes after more than 600 people attended the Feb. More...

GOP opens candidate filing

The Cherokee County Republican Party has opened candidate filing which will continue through noon on March 30. More...

Sports

LadyWildcats’bats come to life late in win over SCA

This wasn’t the start the Blacksburg High softball team had in mind.  Leading by only a run after four innings, the Lady Wildcats’ bats finally came to life in an 11-4 victory at Spartanburg Christian Academy on Monday.  The Lad More...

Byers, Oglesby, Manning set personal bests at Trojans Relays

With track and field powers from both Carolinas putting on electrifying performances, the Gaffney Indians had to settle for personal bests rather than high finishes at the Trojan Relays at Northwestern High School on Saturday.  The Indians finis More...

ON THE MOVE

- Limestone's Zach Howard heads into third base during the first game of a doubleheader with Belmont Abbey on Saturday. 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?