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Humane Society ceases operations

Citing a lack of community and government support, the Humane Society of Cherokee County has ceased operations here. The Humane Society's board of directors voted Monday to disburse its assets to two local animal welfare organizations. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

He's still in the closet to friends and family

Dear Annie: I am a male in my early 40s. My mother died a few years ago, and my grandmother shortly after, so life has been difficult lately. Here is my problem: I'm gay and still in the closet to friends and family. More...

National Cornbread Festival looking for nation's best cornbread recipes

Your recipe could win thousands of dollars in prizes

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. - Attention all home cooks and cornbread connoisseurs! Grab your aprons and your cast iron skillets. More...

WHAT'S UP

Church news ¦ The Shady Grove Church Young Women's Auxiliary will have its annual banquet, "It's a Love Affair" on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Samuel Jackson Childers

Samuel Jackson Childers, 92, of 204 Ramseur Drive, died Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Willie Mae Jeter

Funeral services for Willie Mae Jeter, 93, of 205 Michigan Avenue, will be held Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church. Jeter was the widow of the late Rev. L.J. Jeter. Officiating the ceremony will be Dr. J.W. More...

Eva Panto

Native of Hungary Eva Panto, 86, died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at her youngest son's home in Florida after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Panto was a longtime resident of Gaffney before moving in 2006 for treatment of her cancer. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Caleb Ivey, Callie Ivey, Vanna Sams and Gretta Sams are pictured here reading The Gaffney Ledger in Cozumel, Mexico. More...

Where will the money to pay for it come from?

Renovating the former Brown Furniture building in downtown Gaffney to convert it into a cultural and performing arts center is exactly the type of project the city should fund with its hospitality tax (H-tax) revenue. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

This review will look at some bills of interest that you may want to follow through the process. The category designated indicates the committee to which each piece of legislation was assigned for further consideration. More...

Gaffney council closes curtain on theater plan

There was more than a little drama Monday when Gaffney City Council considered a recommendation to acquire the former Brown Furniture property from the Gaffney Little Theater. More...

SLED investigating fire

A Tuesday morning fire on Mattie Street that gutted a home is under investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division as a possible case of arson. More...

BHS faculty will host dinner to benefit teacher diagnosed with cancer

Blacksburg High faculty hopes residents will join them for Sunday dinner Feb. 17 to help a teacher recently diagnosed with cancer. Art teacher Jared Harris, 36, was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. More...

Local News

City council OKs rezoning request

Gaffney City Council approved a rezoning request Monday that clears the way for the construction of duplexes for the elderly. More...

Souper Bowl

SOUPER BOWL - Abby Wood puts a dollar in the pot as Nikki Sereno, right, collects money Sunday for the St. Paul's Lutheran Church youth group for the Souper Bowl of Caring. All donations were given to the Gaffney Soup Kitchen. More...

UCMC opens wound center

Everyone has heard that time heals all wounds, but the truth is that without advanced therapies, some wounds can take years and even decades to heal, while others that do not respond to treatment may lead to amputation in extreme cases. More...

Sports

Young Wildcats look to next season

Blacksburg coach Travis Miller is already looking forward to next season. The youthful Wildcats, whose roster consisted of a freshman, four sophomores and seven juniors, fell to Chesnee 68-42 to close out the regular season on Tuesday. More...

Hillcrest dumps Indians

The Hillcrest Rams reminded Gaffney why they are region champions on Tuesday. Steadman Short had 16 points and Corey Anderson added 13 to help the Rams beat the visiting Indians 68-50. More...

Gaffney boxer a knockout in debut

Gaffney native John Bradbury made the most of his professional debut last Friday in the hills of West Virginia, stopping Ohio talent John Milan in the opening round of a light heavyweight bout. More...

Letters

Says EMS needs to take a second look at how it operates

Dear Editor: I am writing you today concerning some of the things I have read in the paper about our fire departments, specifically, the station on Overbrook Drive. More...

State News

Senators to consider toughening DUI law

COLUMBIA - Senators said Wednesday that legislation toughening the state's weak drunken driving laws should focus on repeat offenders instead of punishing someone who made a dumb decision once and can hopefully learn from the mistake. More...

Senate considers bill requiring drug tests for SC candidates

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - People filing for public office would also have to submit to drug testing if legislators concerned about the fallout of former state Treasurer Thomas Ravenel's admission of cocaine use have their way. More...

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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?