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Reid, Sims, Rice back in town June 29

Although now performing in front of audiences thousands of miles from their hometown, a trio of Gaffney’s finest by no means have lost sight of where they came from.  Now, they believe it is time to give back.  More...

LifeStyles

Miss Chicky, Mr. Henson wed June 1

Britta ny Suzann e Chicky of Greenv ille and Jam es Huston Henson of Simpsonville wer e unite d in marriage on Saturday,  June 1, 201 3, at the Westin Po insett Hote l in Greenv ille. Pa stor Randy Ha rling conducted the 11 a. m. More...

Abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures more common in women than men

Screening and monitoring should be done if risks are present

CHICAGO – Each year more than 200,000 Americans get an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and 15,000 (75 to 90 percent) die from one. More...

‘Friday Night Fights,’ ‘Rally for OK 5K’ on tap in Gaffney this weekend

Lots of great fun things are going on in Gaffney throughout June. Check ’em out!!  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James Norman Sustar, a man of generous spirit who valued honest work

MATTHEWS, N.C. – James Norman Sustar, 82, passed away on June 18, 2013, under the care of Peachtree Center in Gaffney, S.C., for the past four and a half years.  More...

Geneitha McKenzie, services today at noon

Geneitha Manning McKenzie, wife of Christopher McKenzie, passed on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Lexington Medical Center in Columbia.  She was the daughter of Rayford Manning and Lee Ethel Jarrett Manning of Columbia.   More...

Doris Peterson, 70, retired from textiles

Doris Etta Wyatt Peterson, 70, of 215 Frye Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at her residence.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Excuse me, do you have change for a shekel?

While I was on my lunch break Monday, I got a bank teller to convert a 20 shekel bill from Israel into American currency.  The shekels were change left over from lunch while on a sightseeing trip with my parents and older brother in Jerusalem in More...

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National News

Headed to college? Hit the ground running

SAN FRANCISCO – Three million students will be starting college this fall. If you’re one of them, it’s a good idea to do some things right now to make the transition as easy as possible.  More...

‘Soprano’ star Gandolfini, 51, dies of cardiac arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini's lumbering, brutish mob boss with the tortured psyche will endure as one of TV's indelible characters.  But his portrayal of criminal Tony Soprano in HBO's landmark drama series "The Sopranos" was just More...

‘I have no remedy other than locking him up’ - Judge Hayes

Businessman ordered to jail

A Gaffney businessman was led out of the Cherokee County Courthouse in handcuffs Wednesday after a Circuit Court judge found him in contempt of court for allegedly misrepresenting and shielding assets from a lingering civil lawsuit.  More...

Red-handed meth maker gets 7 years

A 32-year-old Gaffney man who admitted twice being caught red-handed in the process of making methamphetamine was sentenced Wednesday in Cherokee County Court to seven years in prison.  Aaron Lee Verrier, who has addresses on Grayson Lane and Fo More...

Local News

Local woman needs your help to advance to Pillsbury Bake-Off finals

Brenda Watts isn’t a politician but she can sure use some votes.  A lifelong baker who has become quite active in baking competitions over the past few years, Watts has a chance to make it back to the finals of the Pillsbury Bake-Off and a More...

Salaries set for new directors of agencies

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Man gets four years on charges resulting from chase

44-year-old assaults officers, flees campground to avoid being served warrant

A 44-year-old Belton man accused of assaulting a Cherokee County detective and then leading county deputies on a multi-mile chase on Interstate 85 into North Carolina last July was sentenced to four years in prison Monday in Cherokee County General S More...

Sports

2 more Indians sign with colleges

The leading tackler on the Gaffney High state champions’ defense has found a new home.  Linebacker Quan Weeks has signed with North Greenville, according to Gaffney High offensive coordinator Donnie Littlejohn.  Weeks will either stay More...

Greer sweeps doubleheader from Post 109

The Post 109 junior team couldn’t have asked for a better chance to beat league leading Greer in the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday.  Up by a run and needing only three outs to record a win, Post 109 allowed the tying run in the More...

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Letters

Agrees with BPW on sewer line warranty, but says added ‘minimum charge’ is not right

Dear Editor:  I have been reading about the city-backed sewer line warranty. This is one time I agree with (Gaffney Board of Public Works general manager) Donnie Hardin. This is not a good policy.  However, I disagree with Mr. More...

Creating bonuses proves they work for themselves and not the people who voted them into office

Dear Editor:  It didn’t take long, did it?  County council tried to give themselves bonuses last year and met with some opposition. More...

Cherokee County Literacy Association thanks everyone who supported its golf tournament

Dear Editor:  The Frances Clary Memorial Golf Tournament was held Friday, June 7 at Cherokee National Golf & Recreation Club. The event was sponsored by the Cherokee County Literacy Association.  More...

State News

More charges in inmate case

COLUMBIA (AP) – Two more Chesterfield County employees who worked under indicted Sheriff Sam Parker have been charged with misconduct in office after prosecutors said they used state inmates on loan to the county to do work on their personal pr More...

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