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LifeStyles

Gardner wedding Feb. 13

Carmen Porter Blanton and Mark Lee Gardner, both of Gaffney, were united in marriage on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Crestview Baptist Church. The Rev. Rick Taylor officiated the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony.   More...

Smith – Lassiter

ENGAGEMENT

Diann Smith and Fritz Corry of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Princess D. Smith, of Gaffney to Gregory B. Lassiter Jr. of Charlotte, N.C. More...

An easy shortcut to classic recipe

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – If one of your goals is to impart at least a little cooking savvy to your kids, there is no better place to start than making cookies.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rachel Walker Phillips, DMD

Dr. Rachel Walker Phillips, 54, of 440 Lockhart Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Albert Blackwell

Albert Blackwell, 79, of 3111 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at his residence.   More...

Elma Harris

Elma Castle Humphries Harris, 82, of 2155 McCraw Road, Mooresboro, N.C., died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at home.   More...

State News

Gaffney's Sims named SoCon's top performer

Donald Sims of Appalachian State was named the Southern Conference player of the year and Wofford’s Mike Young took coach of the year honors.   The league announced the selections by the media on Thursday. More...

Bishopville woman dies after mauling by pit bull

BISHOPVILLE — A South Carolina woman who was helping care for her nephew’s pit bull died Thursday after she was mauled while trying to beat the dog off her 71-year-old husband, Lee County officials said.   More...

Father gets life, killed son with broom handle

ANDERSON — A South Carolina man is facing life in prison after authorities say he beat his 7-year-old son to death with a broom handle, then continued to beat the boy’s lifeless body. More...

Arrest made in fatal shooting

A three week-long investigation of a Feb. 14 shooting outside a Gaffney bar resulted Thursday in the arrest of a 20-year-old Shelby, N.C., man.   According to the Gaffney Police Department, Det. More...

Man shoots himself while cleaning gun at local college

A 57-year-old Inman man who allegedly decided to clean a gun while waiting in a parking lot for his wife to finish a class at Spartanburg Community College’s Cherokee County Campus accidentally shot himself in the hand Tuesday night.   More...

Local News

Jury doesn’t buy claim against Burger King

A Greenville man’s personal injury claim against a Gaffney fast food restaurant resulted in a fast decision from a Cherokee County jury. More...

POLICE REPORT

 A thief caused about $605 in theft losses and damage following a vehicle break-in at a Union Highway parking lot. More...

SURPRISE!

More than 400 jobs created in Cherokee County last year, Cook says

Although you may not realize it by looking at the county’s high unemployment numbers, job creation rose in 2009.   More than 400 jobs were created here last year by new industries. More...

Sports

GHS star has one goal left

After a huddleful of awards, including state Class 4A Player of the year, all-state and all-region, there’s only one accomplishment Josh Corry wants now - a state championship. More...

Indians ready to hoist another trophy

CLASS 4A CHAMPIONSHIP - GAFFNEY (25-2) VS. LEXINGTON (25-5) 8:30 P.M. TODAY IN COLUMBIA’S COLONIAL LIFE CENTER

Prior to the season, Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff handed out T-shirts to his players with the words, ‘The Finishers,’ written on the back.   More...

Point guard relishes role as leader

It might have been 364 days ago when the Indians lost to Goose Creek in the Class 4A state championship game, but it seems like yesterday to Gaffney point guard Dershawn Dawkins. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Thou shalt not make any unresearched buys

Fans of my tales of frugality may remember a recent yarn I spun about my need for a new bed.   More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Pitching for America

It was Father’s Day, 1964, when the Phillies’ Jim Bunning, a father of seven, took the mound against the Mets.   Ninety pitches later, Bunning had struck out 10 and allowed not one batter to reach first base. More...

THEIR VIEW

We cannot afford to watch millions of dollars go elsewhere

An accurate census count is extremely important to South Carolina. A lot is at stake in a couple of weeks when the 2010 United States Census questionnaire arrives in mailboxes across the country.   More...

Special Sections

Poll

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?