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Workers at grenade plant laid off

A local manufacturer has laid off a portion of its workforce, according to numerous sources who have been in contact with the plant’s employees. Florida-based DSE Inc. produces 40 mm grenades for the U.S. government at its plant on Hwy. 329. More...

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Blithe Spirit

A veil of vision, memory and farcical improbability

The Gaffney Little Theatre hits a home run with its revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. More...

Senior art exhibit at Limestone College showcases bottle people

An intriguing art exhibit by Limestone College studio art major Sharen Mitchell will be on display March 26-May 12 in the college’s Granberry Hall Gallery. More...

Club members learn how to save money with coupons

The Tuesday Woman’s Club met March 12 in the parlor of First Baptist Church. Hostesses were Pam Oliver, Pam Peeler and Laura Peeler.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James C. Gordon Sr., 83, born and raised in Gaffney

ALTHA, Fla. – James Coleman (J.C.) Gordon Sr., 83, entered in the presence of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 15, 2013. at his home in Altha following an extended illness.  More...

Elizabeth Atkinson, 56, employed by East Side House Settlement Head Start/Daycare Center

Elizabeth Denise Atkinson, affectionately known as “NeeCee,”,56, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Levine Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville, N.C.  More...

Maxine Doyle, Gaffney native; crowned Peach Queen in her late teens

E. Maxine Dodd Doyle, 79, of Cary, N.C., died on March 20, 2013, after a long illness.   She was born Elizabeth Maxine Ramsey, the youngest daughter of Claude and Minnie Ramsey of Gaffney. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

The Privilege of Serving

Luke 22:14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.  15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:  16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat there More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Come To Calvary’s Holy Mountain

Come To Calvary’s Holy Mountain Author: James Montgomery (1771-1854) Composer: Ludvig M. Lindeman (1812-1887)   More...

Agents seize pot and cash; charge Limestone student

An ongoing investigation by City of Gaffney Police Department narcotics investigators netted more than seven pounds of marijuana and more than $8,000 in cash from two Russell Street homes during the arrest of a Limestone College student Tuesday.  More...

Robotics teams head to Orangeburg for First Tech Challenge

Broad River Electric recently provided a $1,500 recurring donation to assist the Blacksburg High robotics program.  The donation is one of several ways Blacksburg and Gaffney High robotics teams have received support in recent months.  More...

Couple walks away from overturned vehicle

A Florida couple relying on an Internet trip planner to find a highly-rated Chesnee Highway restaurant not only ended up missing out on a great meal — since the restaurant was closed — but needing a ride after their vehicle flipped during More...

Local News

Eat some Q, help MOW

Hungry residents can support a good cause Sunday when Cherokee County Meals on Wheels holds its annual fundraising dinner at Daddy Joe’s Beach House BBQ & Grill.  More...

School district plans annual arts expo for Tuesday, March 26

Performances by the Cherokee County Elementary Honors Choir and the Blacksburg High Vocal Jazz Singers are among many highlights planned Tuesday for a fine arts showcase presented by the Cherokee County School District.  More...

Council considers request to extend Know(2) scholarship

To achieve the goal of making county residents the best educated in the country, an education initiative spokesperson requested Monday that Cherokee County Council approve another $60,000 appropriation for a scholarship program.  Council approve More...

Sports

Football rivals planning alumni game

Alumni Football USA would sponsor game between Byrnes-Indians

Many former high school football players dream for one more chance to put on the pads and play under the lights on a Friday night.  Gaffney Indians and Byrnes Rebels from the past might just get that chance.  Alumni Football USA has contact More...

Former player named new legion boss

A former player has been tabbed to take over the Post 109 baseball program.  Derek Byars has a vast and varied baseball background.  Byars, 27, graduated from Blacksburg High School in 2004 where he played baseball, basketball and footbal More...

Lady Cats top Carolina, drop two with Chesnee

The Blacksburg High softball team dropped a pair of games to Chesnee before rebounding with a big win over Carolina last week.  Courtney Moss tossed a no-hitter in the 28-0 win over Carolina.  She struck out five and walked just one.  More...

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Severe weather swept the country this winter. New England was recently buried under one of the worst blizzards in recorded history, while crippling snowstorms shut down large portions of the Midwest. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

  Luther Vaughan Elementary school 5th-graders took The Gaffney Ledger with them Feb. 15 on a field trip to Discovery Place in Charlotte. 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?