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Store claims iPhones were not returned

A West Floyd Baker Boulevard cell phone store has filed four complaints with the Gaffney Police Department alleging four similar incidents in which local residents failed to return pricey Apple-brand iPhone 4 smart phones after breaking their service More...

‘Take Back’ effort results in ‘phenomenal amount’ of drugs collected

Nearly 50 pounds of prescription drugs, many of them the type that cause the most problems for law enforcement, are guaranteed never to hit the streets as a result of last weekend’s Prescription Drug Take Back event in Cherokee County.  More...

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Think pie’s the limit for pumpkin? Think again!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Big beautiful pumpkins are the quintessential symbol of the fall harvest season. From Halloween throughout the holidays, pumpkins are found on the menu or as seasonal decorations around the house. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Hambright married 71 years on Nov. 2

Mr. and Mrs. J. Davis Hambright celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary at their home on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Their family celebrated with them on this special occasion.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Meetings ffi The Tuesday Woman's Club will meet Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Richard Baines. Hostesses will be Mrs. Richard Baines, Mrs. Ron Barrett and Mrs Joe Moore. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James H. Dukes Sr.

James Harold Dukes Sr., 72, known as “Coot Dukes,” of 607 Holmes St., widower of Carolyn Ann Guest Dukes, passed on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at 7:13 a.m. More...

Mildred Pennington

BLACKSBURG – Mildred Christine Patterson Pennington, 70, of 128 Pennington Farm Drive, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg.  More...

Kathleen Piephoff

GREENVILLE – Kathleen Collins Piephoff, 93, widow of James Vernon Piephoff, formerly of Botany Road, died Nov. 5, 2011.  Born in Shelby, N.C., she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Effie Neal Collins.  More...

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A PROFILE OF SCHOOLS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

School hiStory: The school was first operated as Elm Street School in the 1920s. The cornerstone for the school, which drew its name from its location at the time — the corner of Elm, Pecan and Spruce Streets — was laid in 1924. More...

Dia de los muertos: Students celebrate “Day of the Dead”

Dìa de los muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican-based celebration now observed by cultures worldwide on November 1st and 2nd. It is not meant to be a time of mourning for lost loved ones, but a ceremony of remembrance.  More...

Nestle announces layoffs at Gaffney facility

About 40 workers are affected

Nestle Factory Manager Pat Monaghan today announced in an e-mailed news release a workforce adjustment at the company’s Gaffney production facility. Approximately 40 individuals will be affected by the layoff. More...

Fireworks issue tops city agenda

Will Gaffney City Council ban the discharge of fireworks even though a state attorney general’s advisory opinion suggests it would violate state law? City residents will learn the answer today. More...

VEHICLE FIRE

This vehicle fire occurred Wednesday in the parking lot of the Subway restaurant on Hyatt Street. City of Gaffney firefighters were dispatched just after 4 p.m. More...

Local News

DHEC to hold hearing on proposed nuclear plant

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) officials will present details on wastewater discharge associated with the proposed nuclear plant.  The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. More...

SUNRISE, SUNSET —

The final resting place of the Rev. Dr. J.W. Sanders has been completed near the College Drive entrance of Oakland Cemetery. The longtime minister of Bethel Baptist Church died July 10, 2010. More...

Construction expected to begin soon

A national chain is expected to soon begin construction on its newest store.  Gaffney Zoning Administrator Tony Lavender said developers have closed on the properties for the new Dollar General Market store to be located near Limestone and East More...

Sports

Sims gets drafted by NBA D-League’s Reno

During his Appalachian State career, Gaffney’s Donald Sims showed he could score, pass and defend.  He now hopes to parlay those skills into a successful professional basketball career.  Sims, Appalachian State’s all-time leadin More...

SOUTH CAROLINA CLASS 4A DIVISION I STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BRACKETS

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SCHEDULE

Today No games scheduled.  Tuesday High School Basketball Scrimmage Southside at Gaffney. 6 p.m.   More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Every bird is goofy some of the time

For those folks who are of the “do-it-yourself” nature, surely you delight in making — dare we say — CREATING things.  Be warned! More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Boy, am I hungry

Scientists say we, as a nation, are overweight. They pull no punches. They say this is serious.  They say we eat too much, don’t exercise enough and are very unattractive when we wear anything spandex. 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?