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Trip to New York just after 9-11 attacks left indelible impression on truck driver

With smoke still rising from the rubble, rescue workers searched for missing people following the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.  Tarps hung from buildings to cover blown out windows on the streets around the New York City landmark. More...

LifeStyles

Ryan Anthony Walwik

Gregory Joseph and Page Anthony Walwik of Palatka, Fla., announce the birth of their son, Ryan Anthony, on May 13, 2011, in Baptist Medical Center South, Jacksonville, Fla., weighing 7 lbs. More...

William Alexander-Scott Martin

Carmen Stokes and Scott Martin of Gaffey announce the birth of their son, William Alexander-Scott Martin, on July 14, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County:  James Marcus Campbell and Taylor Danielle Brown of Blacksburg; Thomas Lynn Cobb of Cowpens and Ann Michelle Blanchard of Spartanburg; and Christopher Stephen Parke More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Anthony Briggs

(Abham Jabir Bahir)  Anthony Justin “Tony” Briggs (Abham Jabir Bahir), 39, of Cairo, Egypt, husband of Manel Bahir, departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.  More...

Rosa Underwood

WOODRUFF – RosaMae Underwood, 56, of 164 Underwood Drive, entered into eternal rest Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Underwood was the wife of Calvin Underwood and daughter of Jacob Hunter Sr. More...

Roger S. Wright Jr.

BLACKSBURG – Roger Steven Wright Jr., 25, of 616 Old Chester Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at home surrounded by family and friends.  More...

Man gets 10 years for felony DUI

A 39-year-old Boston man involved in an alcohol-related crash after fleeing from the South Carolina Highway Patrol on Interstate 85 in Cherokee County received a 10-year prison sentence Thursday in Spartanburg.  More...

THANK YOU VERY MULCH

Limestone College softball player Taylor Wigmore sprinkles mulch on a flower bed outside the main entrance at Grassy Pond Elementary. More...

Local captain dispatched

Salvation Army springs to action as Irene lurks

First in, last out.  A credo commonly used by the U.S. More...

Local News

Coming soon to a road near you — fresh pavement

The dog days of summer are here — and so are the clog days — as the county’s road paving projects have begun.  This week, road crews have targeted roads in County Council District 1, encompassing the City of Gaffney, for paving More...

40 YEARS IN GAFFNEY —

Senator and Mrs. Harvey Peeler are shown with Mrs. Jack (Joy) Timken, center, at the 40th anniversary celebration Timken's Gaffney plant held earlier this month. More...

Friends plan benefit for Saturday

Cancer victim’s family is his first priority

Barry Davidson doesn’t feel sorry for himself.  He keeps a positive attitude despite the battle he is waging against an aggressive form of skin cancer.  More...

Sports

Player Profile

Football is a snap for Gaffney’s Barber

I t’s the one action on the football field that’s taken most for granted. But when the snap from center is improperly executed, it can ruin even the most well-designed play. More...

WHAT A RUSH

- A Granard Warrior sacks the Landrum quarterback during second-quarter action of the jamboree hosted by Gaffney Middle School on Wednesday. Thomas Jefferson and Blacksburg were the other jamboree participants.   More...

GHS standouts in win over Bulldogs

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Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Meditating on lessons passed from father to son

My mother told me regularly there would come a day when I would wish I was still a child.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Few children go outside to play anymore

Use the phrase “child’s play” and visions of something as easy as, oh, maybe taking candy from a baby, might come to mind. But child’s play isn’t that simple these days. More...

Political Cartoon

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