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“You were going to take a drug made by someone who didn’t finish the 9th grade ... in an abandoned trailer?”

Judge gives meth defendant ‘a good talking to’

Circuit Court judges typically don’t offer much commentary when they’re imposing a sentence, but one Gaffney man got more than an earful Wednesday.  More...

LifeStyles

L’Etoile Club will have 60th winter dance Saturday evening

Cherokee County History and Arts Museum is setting for festivities

The   L’Etoile Club will hold its 60th annual winter formal on Saturday,  Jan. 11, at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 S. Johnson St. Presentation will begin at 8:15 p.m.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Pancake breakfast for Gaffney bands  l The Gaffney High School Band students, the middle school band students and the Gaffney Bands Booster Club are hosting a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 8-10 a.m. More...

CANDYMAN II

  For many years before his death, Jack E. Millwood Sr. was known as “Candyman” to the regular members of the 4-F Club at Draytonville Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tiny Bumgardner, 95, a native of Gaffney

Tiny Bumgardner, 95, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.  Tiny was born in Gaffney on Dec. 14, 1918, to the late Eddie and Elliot Blanton Parker. More...

Ruth Ann Allman Magner, beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend

Ruth Ann Allman Magner, 50, beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend, of Union passed away on Dec 31, 2013.  She was the wife of Charles Magner of the home and daughter of Jimmy Allman and the late Phyllis Smith. More...

Harold D. McKinney

Memorial services for Harold Dean McKinney, 61, of 109 Oliver Ave., Boiling Springs, N.C., husband of Margaret Davis McKinney, will be held Friday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. More...

National News

Bullock sweeps People’s Choice Awards, but plenty of others honored

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock reigned supreme at the 40th annual People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night, taking home four trophies as the evening’s top winner.  More...

FROZEN BODY

Cause of death not yet determined

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Thursday that a ruling on the cause of a Chesnee man’s death outside a Gaffney homeless shelter will have to wait for the results of toxicology testing — which could take eight to 10 weeks.  More...

WATCH THE GAME ON OUR WEBSITE

To watch the Gaffney vs. Wade Hampton games tonight (Friday) on our website, click the “Sports” link in the “LEDGER LIVE” box in the upper left corner of our home page at gaffneyledger.com.  More...

Woman who burned trailer goes to prison

A jury of seven women and five men needed just 10 minutes Wednesday to find a Blacksburg woman guilty of setting fire to her boyfriend’s trailer.  More...

Local News

25 YEARS

25 YEARS — The Cherokee County DSN Board recently honored Linda Haire for 25 years of service to the Board. Mrs. Haire worked at the J. Claude Fort homes her entire service period. More...

Hearing held in case of man accused of brutally murdering 8-year-old girl

Defense attorneys representing a Chesnee man facing the possibility of a death sentence for the murder of a 8- year- old girl argued  Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court that prosecutors have possession of every defense expert repo More...

Locals on Wofford list

Dr.David S.Wood, provost of Wofford College, has announced the Dean's List students for the Fall 2013 semester, including: Kalen Cecile Alverson from Chesnee; Matthew Hayden Breckenridge from Gaffney; Stephen Christian Tyler Cantrell from Chesnee; Ka More...

Sports

Indians hold off Byrnes to remain unbeaten in region

The venue was different but the intensity was the same on Wednesday.  Playing at the Byrnes Freshman Academy because of a bat problem at the Byrnes High school gym, Gaffney turned in a dominant fourth quarter to hold off a scrappy Byrnes bunch f More...

Indians fall in coaches poll

Losses have their consequences.  The Indians (11-1, 3-0) learned that lesson, tumbling in the latest Class 4A high school rankings from the top spot to No. 4. More...

NFL Divisional Playoffs

NFL’s final eight take center stage

And then there were eight. More...

Letters

That off-duty Highway Patrol trooper saved our lives

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Michael McHam Jr. sent us this message in the wake of a Dec. 25 fire that struck his aunt Hettie Gaffney’s home on Providence Road. More...

Outraged by BPW giving $150,000 to Limestone College

Dear Editor:   I read where the Gaffney BPW does it again to taxpayers. A great big thank-you to Roger Harris for standing up for the customers owners.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

To reform health care, give power to the people

Before President Barack Obama’s health care law was passed, Americans were frustrated that insurance companies had too much control over the medical care they received. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The trail leads to good things for Cherokee County

A scenic view of the lake and woods in a winter wonderland setting is available less than two miles from Interstate 85 in Cherokee County.  The trail entrance is right next to the gate at the Lake Whelchel boat landing and picnic shelter. More...

THEIR VIEW

S.C. fining system needs adjustment

The 2012 elections in South Carolina put a spotlight on it, but rarely does campaign finance make the headlines. And when it does, it usually isn’t for any reason to applaud.  More...

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