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Unmanned fire station worries councilman

Cherokee County Councilman Tim Spencer was alarmed to discover there were no fire trucks or firefighters during three of his four visits to the East Gaffney substation. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Ex's illness doesn't wipe out the fact that he nearly destroyed her

Dear Annie: After 10 years of trying to make my marriage work, I finally could not take the verbal and mental abuse any longer. More...

7-year-old Alena McCraw is having a ball on her way to superstardom

For much of her young life, 7-year-old Alena McCraw has told her parents she would not only make them proud, but also advised them she would eventually make them rich. Little did they know how prophetic those words would be. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clyde A. Martin Jr.

Gaffney resident

Clyde Allison Martin Jr., 80, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, in Hendersonville, Tenn. A resident of Gaffney, he was born on June 28, 1927, in Tryon, N.C. Mr. More...

Edith Evelyn Davis

Retired from textile industry

Edith Evelyn Davis, 73, of 305 8th St., Lot B, passed away on Tuesday, Dec.18, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Ed Smith Davis Sr. and Estelle Martin Davis. More...

William M. Hopper

Member of the Exciting Harris Brothers

WARE SHOALS - William Maurice Hopper, 47, of 25 Green Acres Drive, died Saturday, Dec.15, 2007, at Savannah Heights Living Center, McCormick. Born in Shelby, N.C., he was the son of the late Sarah Allen Posey. More...

Letters

These videos show how much students have to teach us

Dear Editor: South Carolina's students have been creating videos for the Healthy SC Video Contest that are creative, informative, entertaining and alarming and they show just how much our students here in South Carolina have to teach all of us. More...

He's noticed the same thing about traffic lights

Dear Klonie: I just read your column on traffic lights. I have noticed the same thing. I know there are sensors under the road that detect when traffic is there but sometimes it seems that they are not used. More...

Motorcycle Riders Foundation supports Right to Repair Act

Dear Editor: The Motorcycle Riders Foundation has declared its support of the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (HR 2694) and strongly urges Congress to pass the legislation in order to safeguard individual vehicle ownership rights. More...

State News

SC bill would require government services be in English only

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The head of South Carolina's Senate has a message he wants to send to non-English speaking immigrants looking to use government services here: No hablamos espanol. Sen. More...

SLED investigating incident at bar

Witnesses dispute officer's account

State investigators have been asked by the Gaffney Police Department chief to look into an officer's use of force during an early Sunday morning incident inside a city bar that resulted in three arrests, a bloodied carpet and a number of people cho More...

3 proposed airport sites off the list

Location. Location. Location. More...

Young artist is quite a card

The artwork of a 12-yearold Gaffney resident has been chosen by the Greenville Shriner's Hospital to be featured on the front of its Christmas card. More...

Local News

Several auto break-ins reported over the weekend

About $500 in shopping purchases were stolen from a car parked outside a local hotel last weekend. More...

'Put down that cell phone,' cop advises

Ron Johnson doesn't want to knock on any doors this Christmas. That's why Lance Cpl. Johnson, of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, is hoping motorists will heed some simple advice as the Christmas holiday approaches. More...

Photo

SPECIAL DELIVERY - Gaffney postmaster Garvin Daniels, right, presents Ledger publisher Cody Sossamon with a check for $250 from employees of the local post office for "Christmas is for Kids." Also shown are postal employees Tammie Patterson and Ray B More...

Sports

Irvin adds to his ring collection

Former Gaffney standout member of 3-time national champs

Brett Irvin is running out of fingers. Irvin earned his second national championship ring Friday when he and his Appalachian State teammates topped Delaware 49-21 for the school's unprecedented third straight Football Championship Subdivision. More...

BRIEFS

Reid scores 28 in win Former Gaffney High standout AZ Reid scored 28 points Tuesday to lead High Point over Savannah St. More...

Gaffney goes for 6-0 start

The Gaffney boys basketball team would like to ring in the new year without a loss. That might happen if the Indians can beat the homestanding Dorman Cavaliers today. More...

Inside Report

A Republican retreat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nearly the entire federal government would be funded by an omnibus appropriations bill to be unveiled Monday after covert negotiations. More...

Columns

CODY SOSSAMON

This year was certainly no exception

It never fails. Each year during our "Christmas is for Kids" shopping spree, something or someone stirs my emotions. And this year was no exception. On second thought, maybe it was. Several things and someones moved me. More...

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