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Man not guilty of drug charges

A Cherokee County jury of seven women and five men decided Wednesday a 22-year-old Gaffney man was not guilty of drug charges. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Extra money is more important than holidays Dear Annie: My fiance and I have been engaged for four years. I will graduate college in a year. I have not been working during this time, but I do pay my personal bills. More...

Balkan, gypsy music highlight Luminescent Orchestrii's Music Sandwiched-In concert

Group will perform here Thursday at Cherokee County Public Library

T he Cherokee County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host a performance by the Luminescent Orchestrii on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 12:15-1 p.m. in the large meeting room at the main library in Gaffney. More...

Master Wildlifer II course Feb. 19-March 11 in Union

Course designed for wildlife enthusiasts who are interested in integrating wildlife considerations into their land use activities

Master Wildlifer II is an advanced satellite course designed for landowners, land managers and wildlife enthusiasts who are interesting in integrating wildlife considerations into their current land use and management activities will be offered Feb More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles Petty

Fire chief for the City of Gaffney for 42 years Charles Anthony Petty, 80, of 206 Drayton Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008. More...

Floyd Ross Jr.

Retired from Borders Clay Floyd ("June") Ross Jr., 81, formerly of 784 Old Chester Road, Blacksburg, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at 10:02 a.m. at Brookview HealthCare Center, 510 Thompson St. More...

Mildred G. Goode

Owner of Cherokee Florist COWPENS - Mildred Goode, 80, of 3921 Old Georgia Hwy., died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at her home. Born Jan. 16, 1928, in Lincolnton, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Lina Mae Ledford Gilbert. More...

State News

Like predecessors, Sanford testing authority in court cases

COLUMBIA - As Gov. Mark Sanford's drive to give his successors more power gains little traction among state legislators, he's taking the quest to where some of his predecessors have gone before: the third branch of government. More...

Family of crash victim sues county

The estate of a Moore man killed in a March 2007 crash has filed suit in Cherokee County Court against the Cherokee County Department of Public Works, claiming a roadway defect led to the man's death. More...

Two Gaffney city councilmen seek re-election

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com Two Gaffney City council members want to keep their jobs. Dennis Ramsey said he intends to seek re-election to his District 4 seat. Ditto for District 6 incumbent Billy Love. More...

Here's your chance to be on the 'Warpath' at new stadium

Former Gaffney High football players and alumni can leave their mark at the new stadium by becoming a part of the warpath. The Block 'G' Club for varsity athletes has been taking orders for engraved bricks at the stadium since January. More...

Local News

Arts group names first member of the month

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Class names star after pet guinea pig

Buttercup is now a star in the sky. Village School of Gaffney third graders successfully got a star named after Buttercup, a guinea pig that was their classroom pet. The starnaming project highlighted an astronomy study of planets and stars. More...

State to consider making changes to PACT tests

Students may see the last of PACT and a different grading scale for tests as state lawmakers consider revising the 10-year-old school accountability law. State Rep. More...

Sports

Gaffney golfers rebound strong after sluggish start

First-year Gaffney High golf coach Todd Coggins knew just what to say after the Indians shot a disappointing score during the first round of the Patriot Invitational. More...

Lady Saints get win on Senior Night

Essence Greer made sure St. Andrews wouldn't spoil the Lady Saints' Senior Night ceremony. Greer had 14 points, including 10 in the first half, and Limestone held St. More...

Lady Saints victorious in conference opener, 18-6

Sophomore Kerrie Brown registered a hat trick and one assist for host St. Andrews Presbyterian College but the visiting Limestone College women's lacrosse team won the Conference Carolinas opener for both schools, 18-6, on Saturday afternoon. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

HILLARY'S "MCGOVERN" PROBLEM WASHINGTON, D.C. - Strategists for Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign believe it is imperative to identify her highflying opponent, Sen. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

Nobody promised life would be easy

Who was it that said, "Life is easy"? No one, as far as I know. Yet there seems to be a common expectation that life is supposed to be easy. This misconception creates problems when our experience proves otherwise. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I couldn't tell ginseng from poison ivy

Those were the good old days. I remember my folks saying that when I was a kid. 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?