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3 arrested after meth-making materials discovered in car

A red flag raised when a Gaffney man allegedly exceeded purchase limits on overthe counter cold medicine at a pharmacy resulted in three arrests after Gaffney police discovered in a vehicle almost all the components needed to make methamphetamine.&nb More...

Timken welcomes new boss

Canton, Ohio,-based The Timken Company has named John Milko as the new manager of its bearing plant in Gaffney.  Milko takes over from Dan McFadden, who recently was named director of operations for Timken’s aerospace bearings.  The c More...

LifeStyles

Try some real Southern shortcake

Fresh baked shortcake complements seasonal fruits and makes delicious dessert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Strawberry season is ready-made for a spring family outing to a strawberry patch or a farmer's market. And when you get home, it's time to make shortcake. More...

BIRTHS

Gracie Ann Robbs  J.R. and Haley Robbs of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie Ann, on March 31, 2012, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 4 lbs. 10 ozs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carrie Jefferies

Ms. Carrie V. Jefferies, 96, of 107 South Sparks Street, passed on, Monday afternoon, June 11, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Elbert Pierce

Mr. Elbert Dale Pierce, 68, of 427 Hidden Pond Lane, Sanford, N.C., formerly of Gaffney, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.  More...

Paul Finger

WELLFORD — Raymond Paul Finger, 52, of 117 Dodd Street, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center .  Born in Channelview, Texas, he was the son of the late Raymond Jacob Finger and Verdie Cockrell Finger. More...

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PAT BUCHANAN

The bell tolls for government unions

In 1919, after Boston police went on strike to protest the city’s refusal to recognize their new union, Gov. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Dad probably doesn’t need more socks or ties

Allow me to offer some advice about shopping for a Father’s Day gift.  And here it is — your dad doesn’t need another necktie, he doesn’t need another pair of socks and he doesn’t need, nor want, anymore handkerchie More...

Blanton takes District 3 seat

County council election

Riding the wave of anti-incumbency, challenger Steven Blanton easily outpaced twoterm Cherokee County District 3 councilman Quay Little in Tuesday’s Republican Party Primary.  Blanton, who faces no Democrat opposition in November’s g More...

Donnie Smith, Crosby won’t seek re-election

Cherokee County School Board Chairman Donnie Smith and longtime school trustee Willie Crosby confirmed Monday they will not seek re-election.  Smith has represented District 4 on the school board since 2004 and became chairman two years ago. More...

Rains disrupt drain replacement

The heavy rains that hit Gaffney earlier this week had some real consequences for a city stormwater drain replacement project.  Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said Tuesday the storm flooded the work area and caused a delay in the installatio More...

Local News

Engineers tell school board inadequate insulation in GHS roof cost district $63,000 over past decade

Roof consultants estimate insufficient insulation on the Gaffney High School gym roof have cost the school district an extra $63,000 in heating and cooling costs over the past decade.  More...

April new home starts dip

The number of new home starts dipped dramatically here in April.  According to figures released by the county’s Home Builders Association, there were three new home starts in April, down four from the same month a year ago.  The avera More...

Cana-Vac to open plant here by July 4, begin hiring within next few weeks

When Cana-Vac, an Ontario, Canada-based maker of centralized vacuum systems for homes, apartments and businesses started looking for a place in the United States to manufacture its wares, company president David Lawrence conceded he cast a wide net.& More...

Sports

Copeland has change of heart

Gaffney Shrine Bowl quarterback Joey Copeland apparently likes Hutchinson Community College so much that he plans on an extended stay.  Copeland said Monday that he changed his mind about playing football at South Carolina State and will attend More...

Post 109 drops final game at challenge

Finishing 1-2 at the North/South Challenge at Shelby this past weekend wasn’t the end of the world for Post 109 coach Zach Clary.  In fact, Clary believes the tournament can be a springboard for his young team.  More...

Indians look more like champs at Landrum

The Gaffney Indians looked more like themselves Monday at Landrum than they did Friday at Northwestern.  That was the assessment of the person who knows the state champs the best - head coach Mark Huff.  “We looked better (at Landrum) More...

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