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Swad named to state board of education

Libby Swad of Gaffney has been appointed to the state Board of Education and will represent the Seventh Judicial Circuit which includes Cherokee and Spartanburg counties. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

People are repulsed by her sweating hands

Dear Annie: All my life, I've suffered from palmar hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the hands. My condition is quite severe, and it has affected all areas of my life. More...

Limestone College joins local libraries in sponsoring reading contest for all ages

College's lacrosse team will give demonstration at library Feb. 8

The Cherokee County Public Library and the Limestone College athletic program as cosponsoring a reading contest for all ages. From Feb. More...

New cervical cancer vaccine topic of UCMC Health Talk

Upstate Carolina Medical Center will host a free public HealthTalk on Gardasil, the only vaccine that may help guard against cervical cancer, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the hospital's cafeteria from 6-7 p.m. Gaffney-based obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kathy Hall

Homemaker

Kathy Lizzelle Henderson Hall, 53, of 414 S. Johnson St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

William E. Sparks

Show car coordinator for Hollywood Productions

William Edward "Billy Buckwheat" Sparks, 47, of 121 Knollcrest Drive, met his Fathers in Heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Betty Knight Sparks and the late Joe Mac Sparks Sr. Mr. More...

Teresa Humphries

Worked as a LPN at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

SMYRNA - Teresa Gail Byars Humphries, 50, of 114 Humps Hill Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at her home. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Daniel Walker Sr. More...

Columns

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A comedian once said that he watched both Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. He said that both of those shows make you feel stupid - Jeopardy because you don't know the answers and Wheel of Fortune because …well… you're watching it. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

The dangers of failed communication

I concluded long ago that at least 98 percent of the problems in interpersonal relationships are due to lack of communication. This is true whether it be husband-wife, parent-child, employer-employee, or whatever. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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Spring festival will bring arts alive at park

Local residents Peggy Jolley and Karen Cox will demonstrate the art of dutch cooking for a spring arts festival at Kings Mountain National Military Park. More...

2 men cited for cruelty to animals

A boxer dog had to be euthanized because it was suffering from extreme malnutrition when Gaffney Animal Control Officer Dwayne Fowler found it Wednesday. Fowler has cited Antonio Rodrecus Gregory, 31, of 408 Dr. More...

Councilman says H-Tax shouldn't be only source of arts center funding

If there is a snag in the construction of a Gaffney cultural arts center, it might be over its funding. More...

Local News

Meals on Wheels radio-thon goal set at $36,000

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels found a sweetheart of a deal with WAGI-FM and last year's Valentine's Day radiothon. So, they've decided to make it an annual event. "Last year we raised $13,000," said Terry Dennis, MOW director. More...

Councilman wants city to hire more minorities

Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith said he's concerned minorities aren't getting their share of city jobs. At present, minorities represent only 15 percent of the city's workforce, Smith said. More...

Two schools finalists for award

Two Cherokee County schools are finalists for the state exemplary reading award that will be announced this month. Alma Elementary and Ewing Middle are among four schools statewide selected as finalists following site visits in January. More...

Sports

Saints rebound with big victory over St. Andrews

Richard Stone got his points for St. Andrews. But Terrell Smith and the Limestone Saints got the win. More...

Indians upend Mauldin

The Gaffney Indians started slowly. But Rodney Love wouldn't let them finish that way. Love had 20 points, including six during a crucial third-quarter stretch, to help the Indians to an important 65-57 victory over visiting Mauldin on Friday. More...

'Cats keep game close before Southside explodes

Top-ranked Southside didn't let the pesky Blacksburg Wildcats affect them. Leading by just three at the end of the third quarter, the Tigers went on a 22-2 run in the final quarter to pull away for a 67-41 victory. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

HILLARY'S DETRACTORS WASHINGTON, D.C. - While Sen. More...

State News

DHEC sponsoring Environmental Awareness Competition

COLUMBIA - Entries are now being accepted for Champions of the Environment's 2007 Environmental Awareness Competition for Middle School Students, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has announced. More...

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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?