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Police await test results in murder investigation

Investigators looking into a March 29 homicide in Blacksburg are still waiting on forensic tests, Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said Thursday.  But the case, he assured, is still active and ongoing.  More...

AUTOGRAPH SEEKERS

Survivor contestant Chelsea Moissner (left) hands over an autographed photo while fellow Survivor contestant Jay Byars (right) signs autographs during an autograph session Saturday at Kimbrell’s Furniture Store. More...

LifeStyles

Carolina Debutante Society presents 11 young women at 17th annual ball

Festivities held May 5 at Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park

The Carolina Debutante Society of Gaffney presented 11 young women at its 17th annual Presentation Ball on Saturday evening, May 5, 2012, in the Heritage Grand Ballroom of the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg.  More...

Hilarity abounds in ‘The Hallelujah Girls’

Hilarity abounds when the feisty woman of Eden Falls, Ga., decide to shake up their lives. This is the story of The Hallelujah Girls to be presented May 10-12 by the Gaffney Little Theatre Guild.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David James Cauthen Sr.

David James Cauthen Sr., 94, of 400-A Clinton Ave., Lancaster, widower of Elfreader Faulkner Cauthen, departed this earthly life on Monday, April 30, 2012, at his residence.  Son of the late Fred and Floretta Hood Cauthen, he was born on Sept. More...

James “Buck” Solomon Hogue

James “Buck” Solomon Hogue, 61, of Wheaton, Md., passed on Sunday, April 29, 2012, in Wheaton after a brief illness.  More...

Kenneth Ray Cody

Kenneth Ray Cody, 71, of 154 Bratton Drive, Gaffney, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 4, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney.  Born Jan. More...

Other News

Graduation day begins new life

There is less than a month left before summer break officially starts and these last days are flying by, especially for the seniors. They were elated upon receiving their caps and gowns from Jostens last week. More...

Goucher Elementary kindergarten students see ‘Accidents Disappear’ in safety program

Students from Goucher Elementary in Cherokee County just got an interesting lesson in electrical safety.  However, unlike traditional lecture style lessons, this presentation was of a magical variety.  More...

Gaffney High law day essay honored

Gaffney High student Bethany Martin was invited to attend the annual Law Day celebration on May 1 hosted by the Spartanburg County Bar Association at the Spartanburg County Courthouse.  Martin was presented a certificate of merit for her essay o More...

Breaking News - 5/7/2012 9:27 AM

Major scholarship offers for Gaffney High football stars

Perennial power Ohio State has officially offered a scholarship to Gaffney wideout Shaq Davidson. The Ledger reported last week that the Buckeyes requested film on the rising junior last week and apparently liked what they saw. More...

Officer files warrants in work site theft case

City of Gaffney police filed two arrest warrants against a North Limestone Street man following an investigation into the theft of construction materials from a North Limestone Street job site.  More...

HEY, Y’ALL WANT TO SEE ME SQUEEZE OFF A FEW ROUNDS?

Michael Bridges is shown with his 9-month-old son Cooper on top of a military humvee Saturday brought by the National Guard to a “Hometown Heroes” appreciation day in Blacksburg. More...

Local News

County council will consider incentive packages to lure bakery, ‘Buzz Saw’

Cherokee County Council on Monday will consider a couple of incentive packages to lure two industrial development projects here.  One project, dubbed “White Wave” for secrecy reasons, is ACE Bakery of Toronto, Canada, according to so More...

Bid opening today for $600K project

Cherokee County Council will conduct a bid opening today for its Commerce Drive project.  Companies have until 2 p.m. More...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONLINE

Check out The Gaffney Ledger’s new community calendar, which offers a list of some of the events taking place around Cherokee County.  The latest community calendar is now online at www.gaffneyledger.com.  Whether it’s a fundrai More...

Sports

At the Peak of his sport

Gaffney’s sensational sophomore on ESPNHS top 60 underclassmen watch list

The word is getting out about L.J. Peak.  The Gaffney High sophomore is a graceful swingman who has the length and athleticism to play inside, yet dashes and darts with the ball like an expert point guard. More...

Legion team hopes to recapture 2011 magic

It’s a lot to ask for Post 109 to duplicate its World Series appearance of a year ago.  However, that doesn’t mean that manager Zach Clary will lower his expectations when he holds tryouts today at Commissioners Field.  “W More...

SixWildcats advance to state meet

Six Blacksburg High track athletes qualified for the state meet Saturday before arriving home in time for the school prom.  Amelia Martin finished in first place in both 1600- and 3200-meter races. More...

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Mother’s Day: An unforgettable experience

The old Carolina Trailways bus was shaking and rattling on its way through a county route from Gaffney to Spartanburg. The rays of sun through the windows revealed the worn seats and the accumulation of dust.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

That’s what my mom would have said

My car broke down Saturday. On the way home from The Creek golf course in Spartanburg, my trusty Blazer conked out. 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?