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ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She wants to be a good stepmom

Dear Annie: I'm 30 years old, and for the past two years, I've been seeing a wonderful man who's 48. "Taylor" is recently divorced and has two grown children. We get along great and seem to be a perfect match. More...

Shippy - Smith couple exchange vows

Candice Anita Shippy and Clarence Lee Smith, both of Gastonia, N.C., were united in marriage on Oct. 6, 2007, in Camp-Swofford Chapel at Limestone College in Gaffney. Dr. A.L. Brackett officiated the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Exercise helps ease knee pain

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Pain in the kneecap is a common problem - with many causes. Often, recovery includes exercises to strengthen the muscles that support the knee, as well as stretching tight muscles and thighs, More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe Conklin II

Retired as a colonel after serving for 30 years in United States Air Force

Joseph Edward Conklin, 86, of Club House Road, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at Wendover House in Shelby. Mr. Conklin was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. Born in Stony Point, N.Y., he was the husband of Zofia D. More...

Luke Joshua Underwood

Luke Joshua Underwood, 2 months, of 1456 Concord Road, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Gaffney, he was the son of David K. Underwood and Nichole Grice of Gaffney. More...

Dave Holler

Employee of Milliken

David Edward (Dave) Holler, 54, of 1365 Ellis Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Some stories are just hard to believe

Do you believe in ghosts? Well, maybe not ghosts, but inexplicable happenings? At a New Year's Eve party, I was listening to a friend describe in detail some strange "goings on" in her place of business. More...

Will Arizona's immigration law work?

What would happen if the United States seriously enforced the ban on hiring undocumented workers? We may find out starting Jan. 1, when Arizona promises to do it locally. The Arizona law is tough. More...

The Top 10 News Stories of 2007

No. 1: Gaffney High stadium Gaffney High School finally has its "Reservation" for a new football stadium. With little debate, the Cherokee County School Board voted Aug. More...

Local News

Man busted for marijuana

A 22-year-old Blacksburg man was arrested last Friday after police executed a search warrant at a home and seized almost a half pound of suspected marijuana. According to a police report, officers went to a Deana Lane home at about 9:45 a.m. More...

A Little Christmas Cheer…

Diannah Ellis and associate Marrsue Clary of Gaffney Workforce Center delivered "inspirational Teddy bears" to the patients at Upstate Carolina Medical Center on Christmas Eve. More...

Legislative delegation will meet

Sen. Harvey Peeler announced today that the Cherokee County Legislative Delegation will meet on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library. More...

Sports

Sanders a tall order for Indians

Measure anybody against Spartanburg's Omar Sanders and they'll likely come up short both literally and figuratively. Sanders is a 6-7 big man with the sweet outside shooting stroke of a guard. More...

BRIEFS

Gaffney hoops to be broadcast on the Internet The Gaffney High boys basketball games will be broadcast in 2008 over the Internet and by phone through the Web site: www.teamline.cc. The current schedule appears below. More...

Bye, Bye Brumbach

Rice, Post 109 also make news in 2007

1. Gaffney closes W.K. Brumbach Stadium with a win Gaffney officially closed out 70 years of football at "The Reservation" Nov. 9, after claiming a 26-7 victory over Lexington in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Bush in Pakistan

WASHINGTON - The assassination of Benazir Bhutto followed urgent pleas to the State Department for the last two months by her representatives for better security protection. The U.S. 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?