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Authorities hope new law will help end frustrating metal thefts

From one corner of Cherokee County to another, there's been an ongoing rush for gold-colored metal as thieves have been laying claim to air conditioning units, crawl spaces and even cell phone towers. More...

Weekend rain does little to alleviate drought; county still 12 inches below normal amount

The good news: A series of thunderstorms over the weekend dumped some much-needed rain here and more rain is predicted this week for the area. The bad news: the downpours did little to alleviate the county's ever-worsening drought conditions. More...

LifeStyles

2008 S.C. PEACH FESTIVAL ROYALTY

The 2008 South Carolina Peach Festival queens were crowned Friday, June 20, in Fullerton Auditorium. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Some return home after finding grass isn't greener

Dear Annie: Two months ago, out of the blue, my 42-year-old wife of 25 years said, "I love you for the three kids you've given me and the years we've had, but I'm not in love with you anymore. I think we should separate. More...

Dogs and cats like traveling with their family on vacation

Vacation season is underway and many dogs and cats will be joining their owners for a summer getaway Although car trips can be stressful for many household pets, More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Modestine Good

Retired from State Mental Hospital

COLUMBIA - Modestine Woods ("Molly") Good, 71, of 129 Westbridge Road, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008, at 12:20 p.m. More...

Jimmy Ellis

Employed by Timken

Jimmy Neal Ellis, 58, of 110 Cambridge Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 5, 2008, at his residence. More...

James W. Bell

Cherokee County native

RIDGEWAY - James William Bell, 60, formerly of Gaffney, died July 5, 2008, at Providence Northeast Hospital in Columbia. A native of Cherokee County, he was a son of the late Walter J. and Fannie Erwin Bell. More...

Upstate region being marketed on global scale

A weakening U.S. dollar and a slowing U.S. economy have economic development officials in the Upstate reaching out to China and Europe to advertise the Upstate's bargain potential. More...

Y'all got any hash left?

Unless you get there early on the Fourth, the answer is almost always no

Sauntering in about two hours too late, a small group of Cherokee County residents learned Friday morning it took an early bird to catch the hash. More...

Stadiums, sports equipment not immune

HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Beaufort County is dealing with a rash of metal thefts, including thieves who recently stole 40 soccer goals from a fenced-in enclosure with barbed wire. More...

Local News

The Hoppers will headline concert to benefit Winnie Davis restoration

Quintet from Gaffney will also perform

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Larry Bright Promotions, is sponsoring The Hoppers in concert for two performances on Saturday, July 12, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College. More...

July 12 is deadline for voters to register

City residents have until Saturday, July 12, to register to vote in the Aug. 12 municipal election. If you are already registered but need to make a change of address, please visit the Voter Registration Office. More...

Police investigating armed robberies

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that occurred Wednesday. More...

Sports

Sarratt named top pitcher - again

Former Gaffney High and Clemson University pitcher Justin Sarratt has this pitcher of the week thing down pat. For the second straight week, Sarratt has been named Rawlings pitcher of the week by the Coastal Plain League. More...

The Second Season

Top-seed Post 109 opens playoffs versus regular-season nemesis

The typical route for first-year teams is to pay its dues, then begin climbing the ladder of success rung by rung. The American Legion Post 109 junior team isn't typical. More...

BRIEFS

Cherokee Speedway results RENEGADE: 1. 98-Josh Burgess (Inman, SC) 2. 7-Nathan Pierce (Gaffney, SC) 3. 19-Shane McDaniel (Gaffney, SC) 4. 20-Terry Seay (Greer, SC) 5. 41-Heath Williams (Landrum, SC) CITY LATE MODEL: 1. More...

Columns

Me vs. the printer in a death match

The printer in my office at home stopped working the other day. Just up and quit for no apparent good reason. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Alana Mayfield took along her Gaffney Ledger with paw paw Danny and maw maw Suzy on a baseball trip to Washington (top photo) and New York (bottom photo). More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

Pray for our nation, now more than ever

You may read this before or after July 4. Regardless, as part of your celebration and continuing on, I would like to encourage and urge you to pray for our nation. 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?