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Blacksburg incumbents re-elected

Incumbents Darren Janesky and Janie Wilson both retained their seats on Blacksburg Town Council, earning victories in District 3 and District 4, respectively.  Wilson, who earned 47 of 52 votes cast, was elected to her fourth term.  More...

LifeStyles

Couple married June 8

Amanda Suzanne Mathis of Gaffney and Justin Robert Baer of Fort Mill exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, June 8, 2012, in a garden wedding at Wintergreen Woods in Lexington. The Rev. Daniel Covell officiated the 6 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Jolly – Long

Mr. and Mrs. Steve C. Jolly of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Marie, of Rock Hill to James Hamilton Long, also of Rock Hill.  More...

Miss Rist, Mr. Sellars exchange vows May 27

Robin Rist and Bryan Sellars, both of Greenville, exchanged marriage vows on Sunday, May 27, 2012, at The Venue in downtown Asheville, N.C. Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Larry Ray, III, worked for more than 25 years atThompson Pest Control

Linton Grier “Terry” Ray, III, of 862 McKown’s Mountain Road, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Aug. More...

Patricia Shytle, 69, licensed CNA

Patricia Huskey Shytle, 69, of 2219 Cleveland Ave., Grover, N.C., died Aug. 12, 2012, at Kings Mountain Hospice House, Kings Mountain, N.C.  Born in York, she was a daughter of the late Paul A. and Arlie Ramsey Huskey. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

As November gets closer, the political ads get nastier

With almost three months until November’s General Election, the political ads and news reports on TV and the articles in newspapers and magazines are already beginning to annoy.  The ads that irritate me most are the ones with “real& More...

rEADErS ON tHE rOAD

Cousins J.w. blanton and william Martin took the Gaffney Ledger with them on their recent trip to Gatlinburg, tenn., and the Great Smoky Mountains. More...

THEIR VIEWS

South Carolina Republicans will be content with Romney pick   South Carolinians showed their conservatism early in 2012 by bucking the trend for soon-to-be Republican nominee Mitt Romney and handing former U.S. More...

Pedestrian struck, killed by train

SECOND INCIDENT THIS YEAR

For the second time this year, an Amtrak train traveling through downtown Gaffney has been involved in a deadly collision with a pedestrian.  More...

Dump truck, train collide

Less than 12 hours after an Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian who was reportedly lying on tracks in downtown Gaffney, a CSX freight train headed to Georgia was involved in a collision with a dump truck at a railroad crossing on Island Ford More...

Harper, Smith retain seats on school board

Two political newcomers found an easy way Tuesday to win a seat on the Cherokee County School Board.  Former Blacksburg High Principal Jim Touchberry and local insurance agent Johnny Sarratt Jr. More...

Local News

Businessman accused of hiding assets to avoid paying $49,000 judgment

A Circuit Court judge asked to decide if a local businessman was in contempt of a court order by allegedly shielding his assets from a 2011 jury verdict ruled Monday afternoon that he would hold off on making a decision in the interests of getting th More...

School trustees approve new organizational chart

Redish will oversee development of 5-year plan

Associate superintendent Dr. More...

Student’s design chosen for company logo

Evan Pearson along with art teacher Noah Lindemann used their artistic talents to provide one hot prize before leaving Ewing Middle School last spring.  More...

Sports

Former Gaffney star cleared to practice

It’s back to work for Gaffney’s Quinshad Davis.  The former Parade All-America wideout has watched from the sidelines due to an undisclosed medical ailment since the start of North Carolina’s preseason practice 13 days ago.&nbs More...

Ready or not, season is here

The high school football season is just three days away.  No one is more anxious to get it on than coach Dan Jones and his Gaffney Indians.  “We are excited because we know we have a good opponent,” said Jones, referring to the More...

Team-first wideout anxious for season

Gaffney senior wideout Brandon Bevis has never sought attention. More...

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