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Employee spots stolen truck, alerts authorities

A 43-year-old Spartanburg man was charged with possession of stolen goods after he was stopped Wednesday afternoon driving a stolen big rig. Police also charged Garland Edward Chappell Jr., of E. Main Street, Spartanburg, with reckless driving. More...

LifeStyles

Two Man Gentleman Band brings rowdy blend of music styles to library March 18

Duo's show is non-stop festival of old-fashioned entertainment

The Cherokee County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will present the Two Man Gentleman Band on Tuesday, March 18, at 12:15 p.m. in the large meeting room at the library. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Parents being blackmailed by spoiled daughter-in-law Dear Annie: I am the father of five children, four of whom are adults. More...

Red Cross hosting mock shelter during IrishFest

The Cherokee County American Red Cross will be hosting a Heroes Campaign event Saturday, March 15, in downtown Gaffney from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances Evans

SPARTANBURG - Mary Frances Teal Evans, 61 of 335 Old Converse Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at her residence. More...

Juanita S. Buchanan

Juanita White Skinner Buchanan, 88, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Lester Furman Skinner and Lloyd Buchanan and daughter of the late Benjamin Tillman White and Hedy Hamrick White. More...

Russell Wilson

BLACKSBURG - Russell "("Bro") Wilson of 234 Wilbur St., left with an angel of God on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at 4:20 a.m. at home. Son of Gennevie Hopper Wilson of Gaffney and the late Kelly Wilson Sr., he was born on Nov. More...

Columns

Should we pay a dropout to finish school?

Money doesn't grow on trees. If it did, somebody else would own the orchard. Some companies are taking this idea to another level. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

1SG David G. Spencer of Gaffney reads The Ledger while stationed in Farah, Afghanistan. David is the son of Perry and Juanita Spencer of Gaffney. More...

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Mayor wants cameras at park sites, downtown

City officials are eyeing deploying security cameras at city parks. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said he's developing a preliminary cost estimate for mounting security cameras at the seven city parks. "We are being proactive," Taylor said. More...

Photo

Ledger photo / RODGER PAINTER GIVE US BARABBAS- Rev. Brian Harris, pastor of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Blacksburg, surprised his congregation Sunday when he appeared as the New Testament character Barabbas during morning worship services. More...

Police investigate brush fire

Gaffney police are investigating a suspicious fire that scorched about two acres of woods a short distance from Granard Courts on West Rutledge Street. More...

Local News

Toilets appear in residents'yards

While driving along Limestone Street, one can see many of the historic homes found in downtown Gaffney. Add another attraction to that list - colored toilet bowls filled with flowers found in various yards throughout the city. More...

Moss will seek re-election

House District 29

Representative Dennis Moss announced Wednesday his intention to file for reelection for House District 29 seat representing Cherokee, Chester, and York Counties. "Serving the residents of House District 29 has been a great honor. More...

City's 'Irishfest' celebration begins tonight

The Irish and Folk-rock music of Mulligan's Banned will kick off the City of Gaffney's first Irishfest celebration at 6 p.m. Friday evening, March 14, in front of the Michael Gaffney Log Home downtown. More...

Sports

After a NASCAR star takes a hard hit, the sport is once again taking a look at ...

Driver safety

Every so often, NASCAR gets a wake-up call on safety matters. The most jarring one came in 2001, when the sport's biggest star, Dale Earnhardt Sr., died in a crash at Daytona. More...

Rick Minter's OBSERVATIONS

Key story lines as NASCAR heads to Bristol.

Tire company takes pounding Goodyear's tire compound choice for the Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway drew harsh criticism from drivers, including Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING Reliving big moments with some of the people who helped shape the sport

GARY BAKER

It seems like after all his years in NASCAR, Gary Baker would find a more promising enterprise than running a Nationwide Series race team. But that's exactly what he's doing. More...

State News

S.C.'s unemployment rate third-highest in country

Cherokee County's rate climbs to 7.9 percent, while state average drops to 6.1

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A continuing housing slump and the release of seasonal workers after the holidays kept South Carolina's unemployment rate above 6 percent in January, state officials said Tuesday. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?