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Manhunt ends with suspect up a tree

A man running from multiple law enforcement agencies following a Tuesday night armed robbery in Kings Mountain was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after he was found hiding in a tree-mounted deer blind off Pacolet Highway.  More...

LifeStyles

Miss Alley, Mr. Spencer exchange vows June 25

Erin Maranda Alley of Boiling Springs and Christopher Lee Spencer of Gaffney exchanged marriage vows on a lovely summer evening at Spencer Farm in Gaffney. The Rev. Keith Harrill officiated the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony on Saturday, June 25, 2011. More...

Anderson – Foster

Tasha J. Anderson of Gaffney and Stonewall J. Foster III of Pacolet will be married on September 10 at Iron City Place in Blacksburg.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby and Janice Webster Sr. More...

Blanton – Suttles

Niki Blanton of Blacksburg and Chris Suttles of Chesnee announce their engagement. A September 3 wedding is planned at Buck Creek Baptist Church in Chesnee.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Graham Newman

TRYON, N.C. – Wiley Graham Newman, 75, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Mr. Newman is survived by his wife, Patricia Arant Newman, of the home. More...

Pete Wright

Floyd David “Pete” Wright Jr., 59, of 2064 Pacolet Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at his residence.  Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Floyd David  Wright Sr. More...

Ruby Dukes

Ruby Dukes, 87, was called home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011.  More...

State News

$143 mil meant for SC going elsewhere

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education says $143 million of federal bailout money meant for South Carolina’s public schools will be doled out to the other 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  More...

Breaking News - 8/14/2011 8:26 AM

Post 109 plays doubleheader today

 Gaffney will play Tupelo, Miss., at 10 a.m. Sunday. The winner will advance to the 8:30 p.m. (approximately) contest against Midland, Mich. The loser of the morning game faces elimination at 5 p.m. against Brooklawn, N.J.  More...

Mobile classroom at Luther Vaughan struck by burglars

Just a week before the start of a new school year, a thief or thieves broke into a mobile classroom at Luther Vaughan Elementary School and stole three brand new computers.  Authorities were alerted to the theft Aug. 8 at 6:27 a.m. More...

Driver eludes police after chase

Gaffney police are on the lookout for a chainsaw thief who led police on a high-speed chase into Spartanburg County on Wednesday.  More...

Cook Out will start from ground up

The former Ruby Tuesday building will come down before the new Cook Out restaurant will go up.  A city official said Thursday that Cook Out officials plan to erect a new restaurant rather than remodel the existing structure.  More...

Local News

Charlotte Folk Society presents concert by acclaimed singer/songwriter Si Kahn

The Charlotte Folk Society will present internationally acclaimed singer/ songwriter Si Kahn in concert as he presents songs to celebrate family, community, work and freedom on Friday, Aug. 12, in Charlotte  More...

Trustee recognized by state association

School trustee Ron Garner has earned recognition from the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) for participating in state level training.  More...

Roof work referred to committee

Previous survey shows $4 million in repairs needed at county schools

Action on $4 million in roof repairs at Cherokee County schools has been placed in the hands of a school board committee.  More...

Sports

Post 109 vs. The World

Post 109 opens World Series vs. Bedford, N.H. tonight in Shelby

In the state tournament and Southeast Regional, pitchers couldn’t find a way to keep Post 109 off the bases. More...

SOFTBALL STANDOUT -

Gaffney's Alyssa Flynn plays shortstop, center field and pitches for the Carolina Rage, a fastpitch travel softball team which finished first at the 2011 WFC (World Fastpitch Connection) World Series More...

Stricker nearly makes history; Woods struggles

Steve Stricker had a shot at history.  Tiger Woods set the wrong kind of mark at the PGA Championship.  Stricker missed a 10- foot birdie putt at his final hole Thursday, failing to become the first player to shoot 62 in a major championshi More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

A long session produces conservative results

The South Carolina State Legislature has finally adjourned, ending the first of a two-year session. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Mail ain’t what it used to be

Pulling up to the Gaffney Post Office the other day, and walking inside to buy some stamps, it dawned on me how my perceptions of mail had changed over the years.  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?