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To bee or not to bee ... but can you spell bazooka?

Technology and a knowledge about Harry Potter books provided inspiration for words students encountered Tuesday in this year’s Cherokee County School District Spelling Bee.  More...

LifeStyles

90th birthday

Melford Floyd Martin celebrated his 90th birthday on Jan. 28, 2014. He was born in 1924 in Gaffney, where he grew up and attended school. He enlisted in the U.S. More...

Aegean Pizza hosts fund raiser Feb. 9 for Humane Society of Cherokee County

Lunch buffet will be laden with variety of Italian foods

The Humane Society of Cherokee County (HSCC) is partnering with Aegean Pizza for a lunch buffet on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  More...

Worsening shoulder pain can be sign of adhesive capsulitis

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Worsening shoulder pain can be a sign of frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). More...

Letters

Know where you are when you call

Dear Editor:   We at 9-1-1 want to appeal to the public about how imperative it is for you to know your location .  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This cabin fever thing has left me kinda SAD

What with all of the cold weather we’ve been having, I, like most of you, have curtailed my outdoor activity this winter.  Not that I spent a lot of time outside in past years during this season of short days and long nights, but I did a f More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Afghanistan: Don’t get out, get smart

“For him, it’s all about getting out.”  That sentence from “Duty,” the new book by Robert Gates, should worry all Americans. More...

Photo

Full Story

Big raise for city employee

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com    More...

10-year sentences

For sexual abuse of a child

A 38-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and informed he could face deportation from the United States after he pleaded guilty Monday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to the sexual abuse of a child.  More...

10-Year sentences

For armed robbery charge

A 20-year-old Gaffney man’s 9-month wait for sentencing on an armed robbery charge ended Monday afternoon with a 10- year prison sentence.  More...

On anniversary of their father’s murder, Roberts brothers still seek answers

On the anniversary of their father’s murder, David and Ronnie Roberts visited his grave in York County on Tuesday.  “Actually, I feel closer to dad at his house than I do at the cemetery,” David Roberts conceded.  More...

Local News

Flu season nearing its peak

Health officials urge residents to get vaccinated

If there’s anything the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control would like to convey, it’s for residents of the Palmetto State not to be fooled into thinking the flu isn’t making its rounds.  More...

10 charged in lottery scam that targeted the elderly

United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced Tuesday that ten individuals, most of them residents of Little River, have been charged in a complaint alleging a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.  More...

Alert from witness enables quick response to fire at Masonic Lodge

Fire broke out Saturday afternoon, damaging a kitchen at a Masonic Lodge building on Dr. L.M. Rosemond Lane, but City of Gaffney firefighters were able to tackle it early thanks to a witness who called 9-1-1.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas Dawkins, Cherokee County native

Thomas Dawkins of Penn Grove, N.J., answered the Master’s call on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the rest home.  Son of the late Elkins Ann Mamie Hagin Dawkins, he was a native of Cherokee County.  More...

Lois Kota, 69, Pennsylvania native Cherokee County native

Lois Louise Goudy Kota, 79, formerly of Sumter, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Elizabethville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William Goudy and Florence Rowe Goudy. Ms. More...

Georgia Butler, retired from Magnolias of Gaffney

Georgia Haulbrooks Owens Butler, 73, of 533 Leadmine Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

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