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EASTER GIRL

Dozens of children lined up Saturday and cleared a field of hundreds of Easter eggs left behind by members of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church. Once the egg hunt was over, it was time for inspection. More...

LifeStyles

Sumptuous ice cream sandwich a prize winner

Chocolate waffles, ice cream and hot fudge sauce create .ultimate indulgence'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Emily B. of Antigo, Wis., is the grand prize winner of the fourth annual Martha White® Muffin Mix Challenge™ for her Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwich. More...

CAVA MEETING TUESDAY –

CAVA will host artist Darlene Fuhst at its Tuesday, April 10, meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. Ms. More...

BIRTHS

Chelsea Ellen Pelfrey  Gilda Ann Wilson and Stephen Mark Pelfrey announce the birth of their daughter, Chelsea Ellen Pelfrey, on Feb. 28, 2012, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bonnie Mullinax

Bonnie Mullinax Mullinax, 79, of 444 Rolling Mill Road, Gaffney, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at the Brookview Healthcare Center, Gaffney.  Born Feb. More...

Louise Brown

Louise Martin Brown, 68, of 162 Petty Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Doris Manning

Doris Manning, 90, of White Oak Manor, 401 Morgan St., Shelby, N.C., passed on Saturday morning, April 7, 2012, at Kings Mountain Hospice House, Kings Mountain, N.C.  Daughter of the late James F. More...

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A nation arms itself

With the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer who was legally carrying a 9-millimeter handgun, the familiar wail has arisen from our cultural and media elite:  America has too many guns!  “Open carry&rdqu More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I’ll call ya right back

You’ve got to give folks credit when they get something right. And Apple got the iPhone right. The iPhone is a lot more than just a talk-and-listen communications device. More...

Man rescued from apartment fire

With confirmed entrapment, City of Gaffney firefighters raced into a local apartment building Friday afternoon and emerged just a few moments later from a smoke-filled hallway with a man who had been unable to get out on his own.  More...

A LOSING HAND

Magistrate says new video poker machines are illegal

A new form of video slot machines that allegedly skirt South Carolina’s prohibitions on gambling devices failed their first test in Cherokee County last week.  More...

City moves to banish bath salts

Add the City of Gaffney to the growing lists of local governments moving to ban a synthetic drug called “bath salts.”  The ban also would include synthetic marijuana.  More...

Local News

Star of “To Kill a Mockingbird” visits college

A rite of passage for many high school English students involves reading the classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  Cherokee County students and their teachers got a rare treat March 19 when Mary Badham visited Limestone College to More...

FCA has planted the seeds...

No one spends more time with student-athletes than their coaches during the season, using hour upon hour helping a budding talent reach for his or her untapped potential.  Nevertheless, to whom much is given, much is required.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

ffi A West Frederick Street property owner reported a burglary April 3.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone damaged a screen door and kicked in the front door of a home in the 500 block between April 1 and April 3.  More...

Sports

Gaffney faces must win to claim region title

It’s a region game and a game between rivals.  It’s also the most important regular season game the Gaffney Indians will play when they host region leading Northwestern today at 6 p.m.  The Trojans are the region’s lone un More...

Saints top Mars Hill in region showdown

No.5 Limestone outscored No.9 Mars Hill 12-0 over a 36:14 stretch overcoming a one goal first quarter deficit in route to posting a 15-5 win over the Lions in a non-conference yet crucial NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse South Region showdown at More...

Wildcats defy preseason expectations

The Blacksburg High baseball team continues to exceed expectations.  Picked to finish fifth in a preseason poll, the Wildcats are battling Landrum for the second spot behind unbeaten St. Joe’s. More...

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Spring Fever

Gaffney High students caught Spring Fever long ago and have been anticipating Spring Break for awhile.  Conversations circulate around plans, tans, and adorable bathing suits. More...

GHS STUDENTS BOUND FOR DC

— On Wednesday, March 28 at 5 a.m., U.S. More...

Photo

Linda Brown of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Gaffney presents a plaque and check for $25 to Sean Presley for winning third place in the Patriots Pen Award for 2012. 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?