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Thieves have taste for Polo products

More than $6,000 in theft losses were reported following two shoplifting incidents that occurred within minutes of each other at two Gaffney businesses Tuesday.  Police believe the same men were involved in both incidents, which targeted Polo by More...

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LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Should the city build a new performing arts center, a new swimming pool, both or neither?  Performing Arts Center: 11% (56 votes)  Swimming Pool: 18% (94 votes)  Both: 27% (141 votes)  Neither: 45% (236 votes)   More...

LifeStyles

YWAs crown prince, princess at recent program

Little Princess Verlesha Rodgers and Prince Michael Posey were crowned the YWA 2015 Princess and Prince during the Thickety Mountain YWA Bi-Annual Program held at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.  Both represented Island Creek Baptist Church. More...

James Lewis Ohler

Michael and Mandy Ohler of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, James Lewis Ohler on Aug. 4, 2015, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital in Spartanburg, weighing 9 lbs., 7 ozs .  Maternal grandparents are Larry and Becky Mullinax of Gaffney. More...

Food Lion, MOW helping FEED Cherokee County

The Food Lion FEEDS Charitable Foundation provides support for programs and organizations that directly provide meals or food to the hungry or nutrition in communities in which Food Lion operates. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lewis Lamar Bennett, - Free Access

Lewis Bennett Lewis Lamar Bennett, 76, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. He was born on January 29, 1939 and was the son of Frank and Theone Chandler Bennett. More...

CYNTHIA SELLARS

Cynthia Rena Upchurch Sellars, 46, of 180 Upchurch Road, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 at Mary Black Health System- Gaffney.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Terry W. More...

JOSEPH ROBISON

COLUMBUS, N.C. – Joseph Edward Robison, III, 73, of Columbus, N.C., passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Atlanta, Ga., he was the son of the late Lt. Col. Joseph Edward Robison, Jr. More...

Woman sues drug store; claims injuries were caused by person in giant bunny suit

A woman who suffered an alleged back injury when she fell after being startled by a person in a giant rabbit costume has filed a lawsuit against a pharmacy chain for alleged negligence.  More...

Gunman gets 8-year prison sentence

A 20-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced to a total of eight years in prison Thursday morning in Cherokee County General Sessions Court after entering a guilty plea in connection with an Aug. 10, 2014, shooting incident in Blacksburg.  More...

WATCH THE WILDCATS

GAME ON OUR WEBSITE

After a bye week during which it was allowed to lick its wounds, Blacksburg dives headfirst into region play Friday night, hosting Woodruff at T.A. More...

TWO STORES HIT

Four men entered the Polo outlet store at Gaffney Premium Outlets and fled after grabbing $5,400 in merchandise. l Moments later, police believe the same men are responsible for entering the Belk store and taking off with $1,200 worth of perfume. More...

Local News

DRUMMER BOYS

DRUMMER BOYS — Village School of Gaffney middle school students received their first lesson Sept. 8 in the art of playing steel drums from Limestone College Director of Bands Dr. More...

Blacksburg man gets three years for 3 burglaries

A 42-year-old Blacksburg man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to three separate burglaries at a Blacksburg area home.  Michael Eugene Foster, whose address is listed in court records as Hopewell Road, pleaded guilty b More...

Police Reports

Woman claims she was scammed by website purchase

A Gaffney woman filed a police complaint after she allegedly was scammed out of $160.  According to an incident report, the victim told police that she met another woman through a website called “Another Man’s Junk” and arrange More...

Sports

NO ORDINARY JOE

Blacksburg all-region defensive lineman to add offense to his workload tonight

There are few more frightening sights than a 300- pound lineman running full force downfield to deliver a crushing block on a touchdown.  More...

Wildcats look to end drought againstWoodruff

Blacksburg players have a chance to do something special today when it hosts Woodruff to open region play.  Blacksburg hasn’t beaten Woodruff since 1981, a 19-0 shutout on Woodruff’s home field. More...

LEDGER STAFF PREDICTS THIS WEEKEND’S GRIDIRON MATCHUPS

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Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Getting lost in a book

History loves company, especially when it’s in a great book.  I don’t normally read a whole lot during the busy fall season of school and football. More...

THEIR VIEW

Step up efforts to stop sex trafficking in South Carolina

It’s easy to understand why sex trafficking has stayed mostly in the shadows in South Carolina. It’s distressing just to admit that 12-year-old girls are kidnapped and forced into prostitution.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Time for VA’s McDonald to step aside

Robert McDonald, head of Veterans Affairs, claims he’s making “great progress” delivering health care to vets and turning around the agency’s mismanagement and corruption. Don’t believe him. More...

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