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Progressive Screen shuts down facility

Beaten down by a tight economy, Progressive Screen Engraving owner Treavor Potts said his company will be closing its doors for good tomorrow. At its height, the company employed as many as 60 workers at its Beech Street facility. More...

High schools in elite group

Strong improvements in their graduation rate placed Blacksburg and Gaffney high schools in exclusive company Wednesday in meeting a federal education benchmark. More...

LifeStyles

Homecoming

Full day of activities part of Gaffney High homcoming festivities

Homecoming is a time-honored tradition for returning alumni at Gaffney High School. Year after year, the Homecoming events reflect the memories of the "good old days" of Gaffney High School. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Mother-daughter fued may go to legal system

Dear Annie: Five years ago, I had a mortgage of $15,000 left on my home. More...

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FIVE GENERATIONS—96-year old Ruby Moss holds greatgreat granddaughter and namesake, Ruby Katherine Hoffman during a recent family reunion. Also in the picture are another three generations, Jolene Settliff, Mike Melton and Tanya Hoffman. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pat Wilkerson

HICKORY GROVE— Orline Kinard "Pat" Wilkerson, 86, of 3216 Howells Ferry Road, died Thursday, October 14, 2008, at Peachtree Center in Gaffney. Pat was the daughter of the late John F. Kinard and Julia Gaffney Kinard. More...

Jonah Belue, Jr.

COWPENS—Jonah Major Belue, Jr., 81, formerly of 2003 Battleground Road, Cowpens, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 13, 2008 at Brookview Heathcare Center. More...

Nannie W. Halford

Nannie Lou Whelchel Halford, 78, of 412 Barclay Avenue, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2008, at her residence. More...

Three agencies investigating text threat case

A week after a series of threatening text messages disrupted operations within the Cherokee County School District, investigators from three different agencies are continuing to probe where the messages began. More...

Freightliner parent company closing plants

BUSINESS WOES

Freightliner employees got another reminder Tuesday that the company is headed south. More...

BPW offering free Wi-Fi on boulevard

Somewhat quietly, officials from the Gaffney Board of Public Works have been making stops at restaurants up and down Floyd Baker Boulevard the last two weeks. More...

Local News

'Stick Elliott Memorial' to benefit MOW

For 24 years, the Stick Elliot Memorial Race has been an event looked forward to by fans at Cherokee Speedway. But the annual race is taking on extra importance this year as proceeds from the event are going toward a good cause. More...

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AIR TRANSPORT — A Gaffney woman was rushed to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center by helicopter Tuesday afternoon following a crash on 13th Street. More...

Testing shows no major concerns at 'Big Mill'

A mandatory follow-up environmental study apparently won't derail the county's plan to purchase Millliken's "Big Mill" site. More...

Sports

Shrine Bowl coaches to meet soon to select team

Shrine Bowl officials announced today that North and South Carolina Shrine Bowl Coaches will gather in Spartanburg on Saturday and Sunday October 24 and 25 to select 88 players. More...

Striking a balance

Air and ground game clicks for Indians in win to open region

When its offense got rolling in past seasons, Gaffney was equally effective moving the ball on the ground and through the air. That finally happened on Friday. "That's what we had before," Gaffney coach Phil Strickland said. More...

BRIEFS

Saint receives conference honor Limestone College's Madi Dulisse was named Conference Carolinas women's soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Traditions still ring true

"As we stroll along together Holding hands and walking all alone So in love are we two That we don't know what to do" Recognize those lyrics? They're from 'So much in love' by The Tymes, a chart topper and million-seller record in 1963. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Lieutenant Brad Holmes reads The Gaffney Ledger while on a field training exercise at Fort Jackson. Holmes is in the 12-week chaplain program at the United States Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson. More...

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