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New company will make grenades in old Victory Trail Road textile plant

A manufacturer is investing $25 million into converting a vacant Cherokee County textile plant into a facility to manufacture ammunition for the U.S. military. DSE Inc. began as a metal parts manufacturer in 1979. More...

LifeStyles

THIS ONE'S FOR THE GIRLS

Anne Marie Covar, a 16-year-old Edgefield resident, beat 73 of the top junior golfers in South Carolina and North Carolina to claim the T 42nd Twin States Girls' Championship held last week at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Past relationship poses questions as woman returns to job

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for seven years. We hit a rough patch during the last two, and it led to my having an emotional affair with a co-worker (no sex involved). More...

African-American camp meetings in Carolinas focus of McKissick Museum exhibit

COLUMBIA - A new photography exhibit detailing the cultural history of African-American camp meetings in the Carolinas will open Aug. 9 at McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dan Bratcher

Worked in construction

Daniel Joseph Bratcher, 44, of 153 Elmwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at his residence. More...

Flossie Wilt

Homemaker

Flossie Agnes Elizabeth Parker Wilt, 60, of 487 Hamrick St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Paul J. Wilt and daughter of the late Johnny A. More...

Billy Davis Sr.

Textile employee

Billy Edward Davis Sr., 44, of 653 Ross Hill Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Cherri Duncan Davis and the son of Billy O. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Drought committee meets this week COLUMBIA — Amid the ongoing drought in South Carolina, the state's Drought Response Committee meets this week. The Department of Natural Resources committee is set to meet Tuesday in Columbia. More...

Moped wreck proves fatal

A Gaffney man died Friday afternoon from injuries suffered in a moped accident July 19. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Billy Edward Davis Sr., 44, of 653 Ross Hill Road, died at 4:36 p.m. at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

2 women face drug charges

A police investigation into possible credit card fraud led them to arrest two women on drug charges at a local hotel July 31. More...

Investigation into fatal wreck completed; charges pending

South Carolina Highway Patrol investigators have wrapped up their probe of a fatal accident involving a Cherokee County garbage truck and a City of Gaffney dump truck but were not yet ready to release the details on Friday. More...

Local News

County grads offered $46 million in scholarships

Blacksburg and Gaffney High School graduates have been offered a combined $46 million in scholarships over the past five years. More...

Photo

SUPPORT — Construction workers install support beams Friday morning in for a giant electronic scoreboard near the entrance to the $8.4 million Gaffney High football stadium. More...

Economic impact study on airport will take six months to complete

An economic impact study will play an important role in whether Cherokee County moves forward with plans to build an airport. County council hired Columbia engineering firm W.K. More...

Sports

IT'S HERE

Blacksburg opens practice, announces plans for jamboree

Blacksburg High will host an Iron City football jamboree on Aug. 15 featuring teams from North and South Carolina. The jamboree will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Blanton Field at Blacksburg. Admission is $6. More...

JACKPOT!

Local angler hopes to claim $1 million prize at fishing tournament on Lake Murray

Local angler Andy Montgomery will attempt to make history next week when he and a field of more than 200 take to Lake Murray in Columbia for the Forrest Wood Cup. More...

Clemson takes practice field with aspirations of ACC, national titles

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) _ Clemson took the practice field Friday with one of the country's best freshmen and some of the largest expectations to hit Tigertown since its national championship nearly three decades ago. More...

Columns

Your cordless power drill is in your sock drawer

I got home from playing golf yesterday and noticed my wife was in the back yard on my riding mower. Now don't get me wrong. I am NOT opposed to women mowing grass. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

A group of seniors from the Gaffney Senior Center recently visited Park Seed Co. in Greenwood and then went to Yoder's in Abbeville for lunch. Shown is Bud Baughman reading The Gaffney Ledger. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

Can anyone explain this to me?

Help! Please somebody help me! I have hit the wall of frustration and I can't get up. Why? Because of illogical and irrational decisions made by elected officials and appointed judges. To note all such decisions would require this entire paper. More...

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