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Man charged with shooting his neighbor granted bond

A 65-year-old Pacolet man charged with shooting his neighbor during a property line dispute was granted bond Friday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court but ordered to live somewhere else while the charge is pending.  More...

LifeStyles

A TRIP TO Washington, DC

The Shady Grove Praise Singers along with family members and friends visited numerous historic sites on a recent trip to Washington, DC.  More...

WHAT’S UP

In concert on Aug. 24 at Broad River Church More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County:  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shirley Love, ‘First Lady of Possum Trot’

Shirley Ann Batchelor Love, 76, formerly of Possum Trot Road in Blacksburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.  More...

Harold Nolan

BLACKSBURG – Harold Nolan, 73, of 327 Whisonant Road, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.  The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Emmanuel Holiness Church with the Rev. Roy Ivey and the Rev. More...

Harry Scruggs, retired from Kohler

COWPENS – Harry Lee Scruggs, 86, of 1943 Bonner Road, went home to be with the Lord at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Mary Sue Arrowood Scruggs and son of the late Brackett Scruggs and Viola Williams Scrug More...

Breaking News - 8/18/2014 9:04 AM

Hey Parents! - Free Access

We want your pictures

Hey Parents! The Gaffney Ledger is asking for pictures of moms and dads with their 1st-grade or kindergarten students on the first day of school. We would like to share those photographs with our readers.  If you would like to be More...

Chase ends in prison sentences

Two Charlotte men arrested following an Oct. 28, 2013, police chase that began when a Cherokee County deputy spotted a burglary in progress were sentenced last week in Cherokee County General Sessions Court.  More...

FORE! 8 elementary schools to have First Tee program

Danny Ham kept his head down and focused on the fuzzy tennis ball Friday as he tightly gripped a plastic golf club inside a golf course training course in the Dorman High Arena.  More...

Local News

Pattersons vs Tessners

Blacksburg’s version of Hatfields vs. McCoys

A tow truck operator charged with assault and battery for allegedly slugging another tow truck operator during a roadside argument has been ordered to appear in Magistrate’s Court on Aug. 21 to determine if he violated his bond.  More...

A COCKY READER

A COCKY READER — University of South Carolina students joined their friend Cocky on Tuesday in visiting Limestone Presbyterian Church for “Cocky’s Reading Express.” Students r More...

Comunity effort needed to ‘Stop the Violence’

Organizers and attendees at a Stop the Violence forum held Saturday had many different ideas and didn’t necessarily agree on everything. Some pulled apart old wounds that have yet to heal.  More...

Sports

Shock and Awe

Unexpected punt return costs Gaffney in Jamboree

Adversity often tests the mettle of champions.  If this is the case, Gaffney didn’t respond well to its first test, unable to shake off a controversial call in losing to Westside at the Byrnes Jamboree, 26-14.  More...

Special team blunder stops ’Cats

Defense ruled the night Friday until a mental error on special teams cost Blacksburg in a 7-0 loss to Broome in the Iron City Jamboree.  Broome running back Travis Jeter scored on a 16-yard run midway through the second quarter. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Please, gasp, I’m begging you ...

“My kingdom for a Diet Coke.”  Thus this heart-wrenching cry went up in the western North Carolina mountains last weekend during a golf outing with my buds.  More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

In 1970, we had a riot; Ferguson looks like war

The news from Ferguson, Missouri, has brought back unpleasant memories from the long-ago riots in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It was the summer of 1970, and I was a young teenager close enough to the action to be appropriately frightened.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Let Congress vote on Iraq War III

Last week, we were told there were 40,000 Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain facing starvation if they remained there, and slaughter by ISIS if they came down.  More...

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