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ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Worrying accomplishes nothing; indifference makes inevitable easier to endure Dear Annie: I am a senior in high school and have been lucky enough to find myself in a relationship with a loving, caring and amazing young man. More...

Four Generations

FOUR GENERATIONS - Representing four generations are (l-r) Collin Jace Smalley; his father, Eric Franklin Smalley; his great-grandfather, Vaud Franklin Smalley; and his grandfather, Bernard Franklin Smalley. More...

Limestone College Community Chorus will deliver singing telegrams for Valentine's Day

The Limestone College Community Chorus will deliver singing Valentine telegrams Feb. 12-14. For just $25, your Valentine will hear a live love song as well as receive your message, a long-stem carnation and a chocolate gift. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nelson Broome

Owner of Broome Automotive BLACKSBURG - Nelson Broome, 92, of 484 Blue Bird Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at his residence. Mr. More...

Wallace Clary

Retired church custodian Wallace Lee Clary, 83, of 200 State Line Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Mafalda (Kitty) Atkins

Owner of diesel service company BLACKSBURG - Mafalda (Kitty) Cannady Atkins, 71, of 252 Tribal Road, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at her residence. More...

Letters

Says Boy Scouts have raped land, left animals homeless

Dear Editor: I have always held the Boy Scouts of America in high regard and until recently believed them to be a noble institution that tried to instill good and proper values in the young men and boys in their ranks. More...

Happy with the job Willard is doing

Dear Editor: We want to thank Sammy Willard, Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer, and his staff, Kathy Love and Michelle Tucker, for the outstanding job they do helping veterans and their families. More...

State News

Health insurance bill under review

COLUMBIA - Small businesses in South Carolina would have another way to offer their employees health insurance under a bill that needs only the approval of the governor to become law. More...

No rate increase in BPW budget

Unlike the price of gasoline, utility bills won't be going up this year. More...

Health officials concerned over increase in number of STD cases

The thought of an upcoming test can send a chill down the spine of students in school, with the amount of time put in to studying the material often deciding whether they pass or fail. Though a No. More...

Local News

GMS band student makes history

School's first to make all-state

Gaffney Middle School trumpet player Will Harder has been selected to perform with the all-state junior band next month. Harper, an eighth grader, will participate in an allstate music clinic March 14- 16 at Furman University in Greenville. More...

Wal-Mart makes donation to Marines

"It gives us more opportunities to help others."

The local detachment of the Marine Corps League is the latest recipient of Wal- Mart's good will, receiving a $1,000 community grant Thursday from the department store giant. More...

Local students on Dean's List

The University of South Carolina Upstate has announced its fall 2007 Dean's List. More...

Sports

Nascar Insider

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New BHS football coach could be named Tuesday

A new Blacksburg High football coach could be named as soon as Tuesday's school board meeting. School superintendent Dr. More...

Indians not taking wait and see approach

Gaffney would face Fort Mill in playoffs

For Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff, there is no other option. Huff is preparing as if the Indians have qualified for the playoffs. But that won't happen unless Dorman wins at Spartanburg tonight. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

The GOP's anti-pork nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mississippi's top two Republicans took sharply different views of Sen. John McCain as he moved toward their party's presidential nomination. Gov. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Felicity Harris and Trinity Harris are pictured here reading a copy of the Gaffney Ledger on a recent trip to Virginia. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Election-year pandering House Republicans believe that marriage is an essential foundation of our society. We do too. They believe that we should encourage and support marriage, particularly among parents. We do too. 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?