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Bear cub sculpture becomes biggest hit at 11th Potters on Gaffney’s Old Field show

One little bear brought a whole lot of smiles Saturday to members of the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society during its Potters on Gaffney’s Old Field pottery show.  The annual event, now in its 11th year, brings together potters More...

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LAZY DAY AT LAKE WHELCHEL –

Peachtree Centre residents recently spent a lazy afternoon at Lake Whelchel, where they observed the boats coming in from fishing and admired the beautiful scenery. More...

Sorority meets May 7

Xi Alpha Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi held its monthly meeting May 7 at Harvey’s Diner. Hostess was Rebecca Robbs and Ann Fuller led the members in the opening ritual.  More...

BIRTHS

Mackenna Grace  Briggs  Dean and Amanda Briggs of Terry, Miss., announce the birth of their daughter, Mackenna Grace, on April 26, 2012, at 12:33 p.m. at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jonathan Rawshad Phillips

Jonathan Rawshad Phillips, 23, of 800 Beech St., passed on Saturday night, May 19, 2012, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Son of Kimberly Michelle Phillips and the late Steve Austin, he was born on Aug. 25, 1988, in Cherokee County. More...

Dorothy Mai Hugh Pride

Dorothy Mai Hugh Pride of Charlotte, N.C., passed on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at her residence.  More...

Alice L. Summers

UNION – Alice LeMaster Summers of 113 Almac St., Union, widow of Thomas K. Summers, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg after a lengthy illness.  More...

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When the trumpet sounds taps

Themournful sounds of taps are being played by a single trumpet.  The sound saturates and echoes over the open areas of a cemetery. Every heart in hearing range is touched. It signals the message that another brave soldier has fallen. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

How the married male brain works ... or doesn’t

So what have I been up to lately?  Well, I’m happy to report that I have been diligently working on my book for the past several weeks.  Yes sir, I’ve only got a couple more pages left to color and then it will be finished.  More...

Murder suspect returned here from North Carolina

After several weeks of waiting for the governor’s warrant process to unfold, City of Gaffney police investigators were able to travel to Guilford County, N.C., on Friday and take custody of a 30-yearold murder suspect, Gaffney Police Chief Rick More...

Peeper gets 3-year sentence

A 58-year-old Gaffney man previously convicted of being a peeping tom was sentenced Friday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a new charge.  More...

Local News

Stabbing victim refusing to press charges

A woman stabbed in the arm Friday evening at Limestone Courts is refusing to press any charges against her alleged attacker, according to the Gaffney Police Department.  More...

Scholarship winner ‘beyond honored’

Gaffney High senior class president Gettys Brannon struggled to keep his emotions in check Monday evening when he walked across the stage to accept the prestigious Dickens scholarship.  More...

Irene Pool could open on schedule if extension to federal guideline is granted

Rec Dept. head confident of approval from Feds

The county’s only public pool could be open in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend.  Just when Irene Pool would open, or if would open at all this summer, was up for debate after the federal government passed new guidelines requiring pu More...

Sports

Saints advance to national title game

No.3 Limestone led from start to finish and defeated No.2 Le Moyne 10-8 in the NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse national semifinals on Saturday at the Dolphins’ Niland Athletic Complex in Syracuse, N.Y.  Limestone, 17-1 overall, advan More...

Gaffney Indians Annual Spring Scrimmage Defense Dominates

Miller posts two sacks, McDowell picks off pass

With senior to be Jaylen Miller leading the way, the No. More...

Parker, Hames shine at spring game

Three plays gave the Blacksburg football team room for optimism and plenty of incentive to improve over the summer.  The defense dominated the early part of the scrimmage with backup quarterback Tyler Cobb and a young running back group frequent More...

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Schools find solutions for battling bullies, bad test grades

Academic achievement, student behavior and classroom culture — the ABCs that many schools struggle with — are areas of excellence for more than 300 schools recognized by the Character Education Partnership (CEP).  More...

SUMMER SAFETY

— South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Jamie Winborn speaks with B.D. More...

TOP GOUCHER STAFF

— Goucher Elementary custodian Tracy Davis, at left, was selected support staff of the year while second grade teacher Carol Davis is the teacher of the year for the 2012-2013 school year. 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?