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Board denies variance request of housing units

In an area that soon may be starved for housing options, a developer told an appeals board Thursday that he requested a variance to keep the home prices in a proposed development at an affordable level. More...

CHRISTMAS IS For KIDS

Here is the list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, sponsored by this newspaper. Mail contributions to: Christmas Is For Kids The Gaffney Ledger PO Box 670 Gaffney, SC 29342 or bring them by The Gaffney Ledger, 1604 W. Floyd Baker Blvd. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Steroid abuse has serious side effects

Dear Annie: My daughter and her husband recently separated. My daughter said simply that she wanted to "find herself," which seemed totally out of character. More...

Couple speak vows Oct. 6 at JBF Ranch

Ashley Marie Fowler of Belton and Eric Lee Brady of Honea Path exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at JBF Ranch in Gaffney. The Rev. Todd Braswell conducted the 3 p.m. double ring ceremony. A reception followed. More...

Research reveals honey seems to calm kid's coughs and help them sleep better

CHICAGO (AP) - A teaspoon of honey before bed seems to calm children's coughs and help them sleep better, according to a new study that relied on parents' reports of their children's symptoms. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mabel R. Franks

Schoolteacher in New York

Mabel Ruth Franks, 94, of 814 S. Petty St., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at 11:25 a.m. at her residence. A native of Augusta, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William Pickerd and the late Elizabeth Roberts Pickerd. More...

Abraham Norris

Abraham Norris, 96, of 442 Gantts Grove Circle, Moores- boro, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at 5:24 p.m. at Century Care in Shelby. More...

Harold Knuckles

COLUMBIA - Harold Knuckles, 61, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in Columbia. A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Janice Smith Knuckles Edwards and son of the late Thomas Harris and the late Theodocia Knuckles Littlejohn. More...

Murder case goes to jury

Pathologist: Victim was still alive when fire erupted

A Cherokee County jury will decide today if a Cowpens man is responsible for burning a man alive. Jeremy Phillips, formerly of 128 Oakstone Road, has been on trial since Wednesday on charges of murder and arson in the Aug. More...

Man dies when truck overturns

An early morning accident today on Lowry's Road, about 12 miles south of Gaffney, resulted in Cherokee County's 13th traffic fatality of the year, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler reported. More...

Airport pitch goes very well

Proponents for a county airport breathed a little easier Tuesday after a successful presentation before Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and state aeronautics commission members. More...

'E-Ledger' now available online

The Gaffney Ledger has begun posting an electronic edition of the newspaper on its web site that features full pages just as they appear in the printed edition. The pages appear in PDF format and are available at a cost of only $50 a year. More...

Local News

1955 Chevy Bel Air is molded from a 'pile of junk' into a true classic

When Toney and Amy Spencer were looking for a new car in the fall of 2001, they were merely looking for "a nice car to drive," rather than an automobile that would earn them regional and national acclaim. More...

One dead in collapse of parking deck

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A portion of parking deck at a busy shopping mall collapsed Thursday, and a motorist who may have triggered the accident by crashing into the structure died, police said. More...

County council approves tax break

The new owner of the Cherokee Corporate Park finally received a tax break on one of the buildings there. More...

Sports

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Six Indians selected to all-region team

State and region champ Byrnes places 10 players on team

You can't put this one under the expect the unexpected file: Byrnes, Dorman and Gaffney had the most selections on the all-region team. More...

Gaffney faces first road test

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff and his team face their first road test of the season today at York. The teams opened the season last Tuesday with the Indians earning a hard-fought 60-57 victory. More...

Inside Report

Mitt Romney's risky venture

WASHINGTON - Two weeks ago it was settled policy within Mitt Romney's campaign that his speech dealing with his Mormon faith would be delivered much later - if at all - and only after primary election victories. More...

Columns

Are any place settings left?

It's Dec. 7 and I feel regret. This date on the calendar has been a constant reminder, at least for the past five years, of how I failed to tell a story that should have been told. My failure didn't stem from negligence or bad intent. More...

THEIR VIEW

Perhaps his most important appointment

In a state where sheriffs are elected on partisan ballots and routinely involve themselves in party politics, where both the Highway Patrol and the rotating agencies that oversee it have been known for their own hardball politics and marred by spec More...

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