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Roberta Robbs: ‘I didn’t expect to live long enough to see 100’

A letter of congratulations from the White House and a limo ride around town are just a few surprises Roberta Robbs received for her birthday this year.  After all, it’s not every day someone reaches the century mark.  More...

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All aboard for a good time!

The Town of Blacksburg hosted its annual Iron City Festival this past Saturday and Ledger staffer Joe Hughes II was on hand to snap these photos of the fun. More...

‘On Golden Pond’ closes SLT’s season

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg Little Theatre wraps up its 2011- 2012 season with a heartwarming favorite of stage and screen, On Golden Pond. More...

FIVE GENERATIONS –

Representing five generations are Lorene Houey, Patricia Nevone Manning, Pulitzer Lucrezia Manning, Quiannta LeVette Williams and Zoey Camiya Williams. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harold James Bailey

Harold James Bailey, 54, of Gaffney, died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his home.  Born Feb. 5, 1958, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Billy Robert Bailey Sr. and Ruth Ann King Bailey.  More...

Gloria Hollis

COWPENS – Gloria Jean Hollis, 55, of 130 Huff Road, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at her home.  More...

Doc Allison Sr.

Doctor Talmadge Allison Sr., 92, of 142 Pumping Station Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2012, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Evelyn Fowler Allison of the home and son of the late Flakie and Geo More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Digital versions of books just aren’t the same

“Many hands make light work.”  That old saying came to me last Saturday when a group ofmen gathered on the 13th tee at Cherokee National to work on a beautification project — a stone retaining wall.  More...

THE MOSS REPORT

House expected to debate restructuring bill next week

The House of Representatives is back to work after its 2- week furlough. This newsletter highlights the past week in Columbia.  More...

Five facing meth charges after explosion

Cherokee County investigators summoned to the scene of a Friday afternoon explosion at a McGraw Road, Cowpens, home charged five people with manufacturing methamphetamine.  More...

Man accused of shooting at tow truck

A 57-year-old Gaffney man was arrested April 22 after he allegedly shot at two people while they towed away a repossessed truck on Burnt Gin Road.  More...

Rec district official quits unexpectedly

The “Help Wanted” sign at the Cherokee County Recreation District won’t be coming down anytime soon.  Just 24 hours before Recreation District officials planned to advertise for a new athletic director position, Cherokee County More...

Local News

GOT WHAT IT TAKES? —

Interesting art such as the breathing device above have taken over the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery, highlighted as part of a month-long exhibit showcasing the unique genre of steampunk. More...

19-year-old charged

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators have charged a 19-year-old Gaffney man with the armed robbery of one convenience store and the attempted armed robbery of a second.  The charges against Rashawn O’Brian Wheeler, whose ad More...

School secretary bitten by copperhead

Victim transported to hospital after incident

A Gaffney Middle School secretary was bitten by a copperhead snake that was underneath a truck at her home.  More...

Sports

Star wideout working back from injury

Davidson will miss spring practice but will be ready for preseason drills

With the football tucked under one arm, Gaffney’s Shaq Davidson prepared to juke a Lancaster defender.  But as he planted his right foot to make the move, his knee buckled. He immediately knew he’d injured his knee.  More...

Wildcats draw Abbeville after topping Cavs

The last two games the plot line has become familiar for the Blacksburg High baseball team - fall behind and rally for a much-needed win.  The two acts unfolded accordingly Monday as Christ Church jumped out to a 2-0 lead before the Wildcats bat More...

Indians set to battle T.L. Hanna

The Gaffney High baseball team will be getting back a big bat just in time for the playoffs.  Gaffney coach Jeff Osment announced Monday that outfielder Joey Copeland has been cleared to return to the lineup. More...

Letters

Youth bowlers will receive scholarships thanks to those who supported tournament

Dear Editor:  The Gaffney USBC Association and the family of Ruby Gantenbein would like to thank everyone who made the second annual Ruby Gantenbein Scholarship Tournament a big success.  More...

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