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A happy ending: Dog left for dead in trash bin now has a nice home

“Gladys” has found a new home and a new family. More...

LifeStyles

Jeff Gates celebrates release of new CD, ‘You Make Me’

Kenneth Wright returns home to open concert at release party Aug. 11 at Daddy Joe's

Jeff Gates was cleaning up old boxes in the garage last year when he found a cassette tape.  Sheer curiosity prompted the blues guitarist to track down a tape player so he could determine if any songs were on it. More...

Gaffney library hosts Blax Station Band Aug. 11

The Cherokee County Public Library will host its annual end of summer concert Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the library parking lot featuring Blax Station Band.  More...

Weight training helps older adults stay active

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Getting older doesn't need to mean getting significantly weaker. The July issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter describes the benefits of weight training to help prevent loss of muscle strength in older adults.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary E. Littlejohn

Mary Elizabeth Littlejohn, 83, of Magnolia Manor, Greenwood, formerly of 128 Russell St., Gaffney, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Hospice House in Greenwood from a massive stroke.  More...

Columns

Ads on school utility vehicles is another story

Selling ads on public school buses is a bad idea for numerous reasons. But we have no problem with selling ads on the sides of school service vehicles. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

The Children of Calvary Baptist recently visited the Greenville Zoo with the Gaffney Ledger. More...

Road maintenance in S.C. is decades behind schedule

South Carolina’s rural roads remain the state’s most dangerous for motorists, a AAA Carolinas report concludes. No surprise, considering the long-term lack of maintenance funds for secondary roads.  More...

GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES

  Post 109 players celebrate after winning their first Southeast Regional championship Monday with a 14-6 victory over Brandenton, Fla. at Riley Park in Sumter. More...

Big rig slams into bridge support on Interstate 85

Two men were taken to area hospitals, one by helicopter, after a tractor-trailer veered off Interstate 85 and slammed into a bridge support Tuesday morning in Blacksburg. More...

Local News

Gaffney Fire Chief: Blaze that destroyed former clinic was intentionally set

After poring over the scene of a Sunday morning fire at the former Gaffney Children’s Clinic, Gaffney Fire Chief Nathan Ellis said Monday afternoon that investigators determined the fire was intentionally set.  More...

Happy trails to thee...

A beaten path and select landmarks are all local resident Larry Mullinax needs to navigate the Cherokee County wilderness.  “Few trails in these parts have names, we just know them by frequenting these areas over time,” he said. More...

School trustees upset over number of outsiders hired

Cherokee County School Board members blasted the district over its hiring practices Monday after 19 of 33 new hires came from outside Cherokee County.  More...

Sports

Lady Saints to play South Carolina in exhibition game

The Limestone College women’s basketball team, coming off one of their most exciting seasons in program history, will kick off the 2011-12 campaign against the University of South Carolina in an exhibition game at the 18,000-seat Colonial Life More...

FEELING THE HEAT -

The Forest City Heat, an AAU 12 and under basketball team, captured the USBA national tournament championship with a win over the Swish City Magic in double overtime. More...

USC’s Spurrier feels good about team

Steve Spurrier has waited a long time to feel this good about South Carolina.  More...

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Do you agree with Blacksburg and Gaffney councils’ decision to ban smoking in public places and restaurants? (See the entire ordinance on Page 3 in the Wednesday, August 8 edition of The Gaffney Ledger)