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More names added to granite markers at veterans park

An engraver sat on a stone bench with a protective head covering as he carefully added the names of 200 local heroes onto walls at the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park.  More...

LifeStyles

Bethel Baptist Church presents second annual Miss Junior pageant

Six young women vie for title Aug. 10

The second annual Miss Junior Bethel pageant will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 218 West Dr. L.M. Rosemond Lane. There are six young women competing for the title(s). More...

Along the railroad tracks…

CAVA’s next exhibit, ‘Trackside,’ opens Aug. 9; features works by CAVA members and guest artist A.K. McMillan

Scenes along the railroad tracks in Gaffney and en route to Washington, D.C., provide the focus for Cherokee Alliance of Visual Arts' next exhibit, “Trackside,” presented by CAVA members and guest artist A.K. McMillan.  More...

‘The Dining Room’opens Aug. 8 at GLT

The Gaffney Little Theatre debuts its closing season production of A.R. Gurney’s "The Dining Room" on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 8 p.m. at the GLT Playhouse on Robinson Street.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sanford Littlejohn, retired from Duke Power

Sanford Joe Littlejohn, 93, of 1204 Buck Shoals Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. More...

J.T. Reynolds, 72, self-employed landscaper

John Thomas Reynolds, 72, of 800 Darwin Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. More...

Winnie Collins, avid football and NASCAR fan

Winnie Mullinax Collins, 80, of Shelby, N.C., formerly of Blacksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.  More...

Breaking News - 8/7/2013 4:51 PM

I-85 widening closer to reality

Infrastructure Bank receptive to plan

Three of the projects involve Interstate 85 in the Upstate. The State Infrastructure Bank seems receptive to the projects. "Let's start laying concrete as soon as possible," bank board chairman Don Leonard said. More...

Man drowns in river

A Charlotte, N.C., man has drowned in the Broad River, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Tuesday.  Fowler said 46- year-old Timothy Scott Pendleton, of 6406 Montvale Court, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:11 p.m.  More...

City announces paving projects

As many as 10 Gaffney roads will be resurfaced by the end of the year — if city leaders can come up with additional funds.  At a Gaffney City Council meeting Monday, administrators announced the list of 10 roads included in this year&rsquo More...

Local News

So, what’s so great about Budapest? Everything!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ledger Publisher Cody Sossamon and his wife, Sherry, along with Gaffney residents Peck and Pam Lester, recently returned from a cruise on the Danube River from Budapest to Nuremberg. More...

Coroner, sheriff team to provide school supplies for county’s students

To be frank, the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office van is rarely used for happy purposes.  On Saturday, however, the van was filled with hope.  More...

March of Dimes kicks off tomorrow

All babies deserve a healthy start, one with the potential to blossom into a life of endless possibilities.  In its effort to make this a reality for all, local March of Dimes supporters will gather at Cherokee Technology Center on Aug. More...

Sports

Time to get real, strap on the pads

The Gaffney High Indians strapped on the pads for the first time this morning.  It means everything is getting real. No more 7-on-7 gliding around without tackling. More...

Official: Indians move to Region III

It’s now official.  The Gaffney Indians will be moving back to Region III under the latest South Carolina High School League reclassification.  The Ledger reported the move a week ago. More...

MMA sources: Gaffney’s McMann withdraws from UFC fight

Gaffney’s Sara McMann has withdrawn from her next UFC fight, according to a mixed martial arts website.  McMann was scheduled to fight former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman at UFC Fight Night 27 on Aug. 28. More...

Letters

The library was buzzing with activity this summer

Dear Editor:  The Cherokee County Public Library (CCPL) would like to thank the community for helping us complete our most successful Summer Reading Program ever.  More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Obama’s perverse notion of fairness

I n President Obama’s world, “fairness” seems to be of overarching concern. Too bad “fairness” means what he says it does rather than what Webster’s specifies.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This strange quirk perplexes the rest of the world

Do you ever wonder why something is as it is?  For instance, while we were in London recently I began to wonder why they drive on the wrong side of the road. More...

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