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ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She should stop playing with fire

Dear Annie: How can you tell when someone is flirting with you? I find myself attracted to one of my coworkers. We joke and kid with each other, and sometimes have heated debates over different issues. More...

Miss Rochester, Mr. Reekie wed July 29 in Simpsonville

Lindsey Marie Rochester and Jason Michael Reekie were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2006, at Calvary Baptist Church in Simpsonville. The double ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. More...

Aging, aching?

Get up and get moving!

COLUMBIA - Aging and aching? Then, get up and get moving! More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John D. Chadman

Maintenance supervisor at CNC Machines

BLACKSBURG - John Duane Chadman, 53, of 151 Elm Road died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at his home. More...

Jerry Allen

Vietnam veteran

Jerry Lee Allen, 60, of 221 Draytonville Road went home to be with the Lord on July 4, 2006, at the Veterans Hospital in Asheville, N.C. More...

Nishie B. Shehan

Retired from textiles

Nishie Blankin Shehan, 85, of 126 Northgate Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 28, 2006, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

Say that in English

"Missus" is what your wife becomes after 20 years of marriage. Prior to that she is "honey" and when you're dating, she's "my baby." More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

A tragic end to a young life

It was Thursday morning, May 27. Around 7:30 a.m. parents began dropping off their children at the Carolina Forest Middle and High School campus near Myrtle Beach. There was no reason to suspect this morning would be other than routine. More...

The Gaffney Ledger,

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Order to remove air conditioning units infuriates Connecticut Village residents

"People down here are so scared to say something because they think they'll be put out. But why do we have to live like this?"

Many Connecticut Village residents were hot under the collar Friday, and the outside temperature was only half the reason. More...

'For Sale' sign goes up at arena

The Rockin MC Arena opened in February with plans to showcase top rodeo events and host a wide variety of entertainment in Cherokee County. More...

Local News

Hospital to host MS support group meeting Aug. 14

Upstate Carolina Medical Center will host the newly formed Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group Monday, Aug. 14, 6-7 p.m. in the hospital's Classroom. More...

SMOKIN'

The PEACEPIPE rock group, featuring lead singer Tom Hames of Gaffney, performs Saturday at 7 a.m. while runners start the South Carolina Peach Festival 5K road race. More...

Old sports photos now on display

Cherokee County Alliance of Visual Artists is now presenting a new exhibit at the CAVA Gallery in Uptown Gaffney. More...

Sports

Coach says Post 109 not going away

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com

Even after a disappointing early exit from the American Legion state baseball tournament and the loss of many of its stars, don't look for Gaffney Post 109 to go away next season. More...

Champs return to work

Indians to scrimmage Greer Friday at 6 p.m.

The defending Big 16 state champion Gaffney Indians will hit the ground running literally when preseason practice opens today. More...

BRIEFS

Chiefs begin practice Aug. 7 Gaffney Middle School football practice will begin on Monday, Aug. 7, from 4 p.m. until 5:30. All players must have a completed physical form before practicing. Forms are available at the school. More...

State News

BMW could move X3 production to Greer

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - German automaker BMW is considering moving some production of its X3 sports-utility vehicle to its Greer assembly plant, company officials and a trade publication have said. More...

State's water systems fared well in 2005

COLUMBIA - Almost all of the state's 1,481 federally defined public water systems were in significant compliance with drinking water requirements in 2005, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has said. More...

First Steps accepting pilot program provider applications

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - First Steps has begun accepting applications from private child-care providers for an $8 million pilot expansion of 4-year-old kindergarten, the agency said Thursday. More...

Other News

Florida woman missing from cruise ship off Italy is dead

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A Naples woman who disappeared while on a cruise ship sailing along the coast of Italy is dead, relatives said. More...

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?