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Lieutenant governor in town making blanket deliveries

S.C. Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer was in town Friday- not for campaign purposes- but to ensure that Gaffney's senior citizens are protected from the harsh cold of winter. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Allen is bride of John D. Bigbie Jr.

CHARLESTON - Kathryn Elizabeth Allen and John DeLaye Bigbie Jr. were united in marriage Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at 5 p.m. in Summerall Chapel at The Citadel. The Rev. Samuel McBride Rhodes II conducted the ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

60-something woman just feels young again

Dear Annie: We are moving soon and our new home is less than two miles from my sister, "Celia." Celia is newly divorced after 49 years of marriage. The problem? More...

Practice healthy habits to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke

February is American Heart Month

COLUMBIA - February is American Heart Month and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control urges South Carolinians to adopt healthy lifestyle habits that can help reduce the risk for heart disease and stroke. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edward Tate

Retired supervisor from shipbuilding company

Edward Tate, 87, of Gaffney, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, in Peachtree Centre. Born in Cherokee County, he was a son of the late Ed Tate and Letha Rice Tate. He was a U.S. More...

Willie Jeter

Retired supervisor of housekeeping at CCMH

Willie Jeter, 93, of 205 Michigan Ave., widow of the Rev. L.J. Jeter, departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at 12:25 a.m in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Larry Patterson

Self-employed carpenter

Larry Dean Patterson, 59, of 1434 N. Limestone St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at Peachtree Centre. Born in Union, he was the son of George Matthew Patterson Sr. and Sadie Mae Inman McNeal. More...

State News

Three killed

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - The Lexington County coroner says three people were killed when a three-wheel motorcycle left the road and hit a tree in Leesville. More...

Other News

All eyes on Clinton as Super Tuesday nears

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top presidential candidates and their big-name supporters campaigned from coast to coast Sunday, but one contender seemed atop everyone's mind: Hillary Rodham Clinton. More...

Report: Local highways among safest in state, unless you're on a motorcycle

Cherokee County doesn't seem to be too bad of a place to motor through, at least as long as you're not on a motorcycle, according to a recently released study by AAA Carolinas. More...

Festival reports $7,000 profit

The South Carolina Peach Festival made more than $7,000 in profits in 2007 to finish in the black for a second straight year. More...

Local News

CTC carpentry teacher wins national award

Johnny Breitenbach has been chosen by the National Homebuilders Association as the Outstanding Educator for 2008. Breitenbach is finishing his 18th year as the carpentry teacher at Cherokee Technology Center. More...

DONATION -

Captain Robbie Robbins of the Salvation Army accepts a contribution of $2,200 from Denise Martin, Assistant Vice President of First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan Association, who made the presentation on behalf of First Piedmont. More...

Schools to renew recycling programs

Four county schools will get involved in recycling again through a $1,000 mini-grant received by the local Clemson University Extension Office. More...

Sports

Gaffney's Shippy to sign with Georgia Southern

On second thought .... Gaffney Shrine Bowl linebacker J.B. Shippy now will sign a grant-in-aid with Georgia Southern after verbally commiting to Newberry late last month. More...

Mavericks surprise Gaffney

The Gaffney Indians looked nothing like a team in the hunt for a postseason berth on Friday. Cameron Rousey had 25 points and Quan Franklin added 21 as the lowly Mauldin Mavericks stunned the Indians 76-71 on Senior Night. More...

Saints sweep past Lynchburg

The Limestone baseball team couldn't have asked for a better start to the season. A.J. Bsharah and Zach Watkins each drove home two runs on Sunday to help the Saints to a 7-6 win and a 2-game series sweep over Lynchburg. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

BUSH AGAINST ROMNEY WASHINGTON, D.C. - While President George W. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The city collapsed and the house is on fire

I regularly check out the latest developments in computer gaming because I'm interested in the graphics, video cards and software it takes to make them work. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Warren Bonner and Shad McDaniel are pictured here reading the Gaffney Ledger on a recent trip to Burnt Mill. More...

THEIR VIEWS

A winner for all involved A program that enables retirees to work on public service jobs in return for property tax abatement is getting a welcome look in Charleston County. In Aiken County, the idea has proven to be a winner for all involved. More...

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