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Concrete at county building site flunks

Concrete used at the new county administration building failed a compression strength test, an engineer told county council Monday.  According to the S&ME engineer, three of the 13 samples from testing the strength of the concrete poured for More...

Window-smashing vandals strike parked vehicles in city

Nine vehicles in the city were targeted by vandals over the course of two separate nights, leaving nine vehicle owners with the task of picking up shattered glass.  While police couldn’t say if all of the incidents are related, all nine ca More...

LifeStyles

YWA PRESIDENTS AND OFFICERS –

Thickety Mountain Baptist Association YWA presidents and officers are (first row, seated, l-r) Shirley Smith, Mt. Tabor; Kathy Camp, Mt. More...

Peachtree Centre’s annual Fun Day is set for Sept. 24

Cornhole tourney gets under way at 1 p.m.

Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., will have its annual Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 10 a.m.  More...

Whiten – Fowler

Lyndsay Elizabeth Whiten and Justin Matthew Fowler, both of Gaffney, will be married on Dec. 10 at Augusta Manor in Greenville.  Miss Whiten is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Brown and Mr. Lynn Whiten, all of Gaffney. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My, how time ‘flies’; can zoning be far behind?

As I was driving to the beach with my 28-year-old son and 90-year-old father a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t help but notice the landscape had changed in the past year or so.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Pressing ahead with their Interchange to Nowhere

Under normal circumstances, it wouldn’t be particularly noteworthy for the governing board of a state agency to allow the public to speak at its meetings.  More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Dwayne, Beverly and Joshua Smith went to Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska in August for the birth of their first grandchild and nephew, Hunter Mace. More...

County SAT scores show slight decline

High school seniors nationwide left school with lower SAT scores on a national admissions test designed to help measure whether students are prepared for college work.  Gaffney and Blacksburg high senior classes maintained their decade-long tren More...

THAT’S A LOT OF READING

Limestone-Central Elementary student council collected more than 200 books this month in a library book drive for students attending a homework center at Granard Courts. More...

A MAN OF LETTERS

  A small part of the old Gaffney Post Office has been given new life. The lettering pictured here was once used outside the local landmark. More...

Local News

Racings legends at Cleveland County Fair

SHELBY – Former NASCAR drivers who once circled the Shelby Speedway at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds will be meeting fairgoers and signing autographs in center court of Dorton Hall every night of the Cleveland County Fair.  More...

Marine Corp League helping others

Broad River Leathernecks made up of 60 former Marines

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps vow to commit themselves to a life of service — even after their days of active duty are through.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

ffi A big-screen television was reported stolen following a Sept. 10 burglary on Thompson Street.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone entered a residence in the 100 block between 5:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sara Biddix

Sara Gossett Biddix, 84, formerly of 208 W. 9th St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Windsor House in Spartanburg.  More...

Hope Alexander

SHELBY, N.C. – Kay Altie “Hope” Alexander, 64, passed away peacefully on Sept. 17, 2011, at home.  A native of Cherokee, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Royce and Ella Sanders Humphries. More...

Bill O’Connell

William “Bill” Joseph O’Connell, 47, of 1542 Love Springs Road, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.  More...

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