July 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman arrested, charged in connection with Walmart pepper spraying incident

Tips that came in after Gaffney police released security camera images of a Wednesday morning shoplifting incident at Walmart — during which two employees and a shopper were struck with pepper spray — led to the Thursday arrest of a Spart More...

LifeStyles

Cupcakes take the cake for birthday celebrations

Whether you're 40 or four years old, a cupcake is the quintessential choice to celebrate a birthday.  More...

‘Celebration of Freedom’ at Cowpens Battlefield

No fireworks, but Saturday will be filled with fun events for entire family

Cowpens National Battlefield will sponsor a day of family programs on Saturday, July 6. This year the park will not be able have the evening fireworks show, but will have a full schedule of family activities.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lamar (Massie) Smiley, retired from Kohler,

Wallace Lamar Smiley, 85, of 128 Lazywood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at his residence.  More...

Altie Thompson, 85, retired from textiles

Altie Moree Mullinax Thompson, 85, of 110 Idlewood Drive, formerly of 912 McKowns Mountain Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at her residence.  More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Marriage rules may be problem as divorce rates soars

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the marriage rate per 1,000 in population in the United States is currently at 6.8, whereas the divorce rate per 1000 in population is 3.4. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

A new dawn for the defense of marriage

Every July Americans celebrate our nation’s founding, but our founders would barely recognize today’s America. Freedom, Alexis de Tocqueville once said, requires virtue. On June 26, the U.S. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There’s a right way and a wrong way

As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, my hope is drivers will please use common sense on our roadways so everyone will live to enjoy another holiday.  More...

Breaking News - 7/5/2013 7:46 AM

Scene of tree limb death

Full Story

Martha Elmore obituary - Free Access

Martha Elmore More...

Man killed by falling tree limb

A 34-year-old Gaffney man was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a falling limb during a thunderstorm, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. More...

Baker becomes finalist; headed to Vegas

When Brenda Watts heads to Las Vegas later this year, she plans to take a piece of Gaffney with her.  More...

PEACH FESTIVAL RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

Music headliner Darrell Harwood hoping to take it to the next level

Country music singer Darrell Harwood started his last day of a family vacation in Myrtle Beach with a phone interview about his July 12 headline concert at the South Carolina Peach Festival.  More...

Local News

First Baptist youth choir shares the Gospel in the Big Apple

Opportunities to view such attractions as the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building may come once in a lifetime, but members of a local youth choir were interested in a different type of first impression, one which could make a lifetime’s More...

GHS student hopes winning contest leads to successful career

Whether belting out a stirring rendition of the national anthem for a Memorial Day service or putting her own stylings on a Lady Gaga tune at a local club, Ali Henderson doesn’t shy away from taking a spotlight and showing off her talent.  More...

County extends deadline for proposal

The Library Board has had a strong interest in the former county administration building.  Now it will have six more months to study if it’s feasible to acquire it.  More...

Sports

Post 109 jrs. split doubleheader

On a rainy and sticky night at Commissioners Field, it was the Post 109 juniors who stayed strong late while Inman wilted. More...

Post 109 needs a win to qualify for the playoffs

It’s every team’s wish to control its own destiny to make the playoffs.  That’s the situation that Post 109 finds itself today when it travels to Union for a doubleheader. More...

POST 109 JUNIOR PLAYER PROFILES

Full Story

National News

Hit ‘Antiques Roadshow’ keeps on trucking for PBS

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The items arrive by the thousands, borne on furniture dollies, in Radio Flyer wagons or nestled carefully in owners’ arms. More...

Print Edition

Click here for digital edition
2013-07-05 digital edition

Special Sections

Poll

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?