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Burnette asked to reverse fortunes of junior high school in high-poverty area

It's not every day a U.S. presidential candidate decides to visit a school. This is particularly true when it is the first day of school and it happens to be your first day as the school's new principal. More...

LifeStyles

It's almost time to dust off cleaning supplies and begin organizing home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - There is something about the spring air that motivates even the worst procrastinators to dust off the cleaning supplies and begin organizing their home or office space. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Crawford - McCoy

MONCKS CORNER - Christy Ann Crawford and MSgt. Carl Harry McCoy Jr. will be married in May at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mount Pleasant. Miss Crawford is the daughter of Raymond and Brenda Crawford of Gaffney. More...

Only 1 in 4 Americans know heart attack warning signs

Centers for Disease Control calls public awareness 'alarmingly low'

ATLANTA (AP) - Only about 1 in 4 Americans know the warning signs of a heart attack and what to do first, according to a new government report. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bruce D. Mullinax

Disabled U.S. Army veteran A Beloved Brother - Bruce Douglas Mullinax, 57, of Cherokee Avenue, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. More...

Charles E.Harris

A Master Plumber Charles E. Harris, 77, of 418 Chatham Ave., Gaffney, died Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 2008 in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Husband of Carolyn Sarratt Harris, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of the late Dewey Harris Sr. More...

Ralph Jennings Jr.

Retired from Cherokee County School District No.1 BLACKSBURG - Ralph Jennings Jr., 60, of 215 Academy St., passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Two men found dead LADSON - Berkeley County deputies say a gas generator was found in a Ladson home where two men died. More...

Trustees mull attendance line changes

School trustees will consider a request Monday to change attendance lines for Northwest and B.D. Lee elementary schools. More...

Northwest, B.D. Lee elementary the schools that would be affected

The school district will open a 6-classroom addition at Goucher Elementary this year. Auton said she thinks attendance lines should be revisited periodically to address overcrowding and transportation issues in schools. More...

Sick leave policy change would cost BPW $1.1 million

It sounds like a great idea - to reduce the Gaffney Board of Public Works' liability by eliminating its accrued sick leave policy. More...

Local News

Police investigating rash of burglaries in recent days

Police are investigating several burglaries that occurred in recent days. Someone broke into an apartment on White Oak Drive sometime between Feb. 14 and Feb. More...

County to assess bridges

Some county bridges might be meeting their end. Cherokee County Council last week agreed to hire an engineering firm to inspect the 20 bridges built and maintained by the county. More...

Home starts down, prices up

It was a mixed bag concerning new home starts last month. More...

Sports

Indians return to Byrnes for showcase

The Gaffney Indians will return to Byrnes High School's Nixon Field, but it won't be during the regular season. And the Indians won't be playing the defending Class 4A champion Rebels. More...

GHS hosts Cougars in tournament

Gaffney High baseball coach Tom Owens has high hopes for his team this year. More...

Hot Pursuit

HOT PURSUIT - A Wheeling Jesuit attackman tries to elude a Limestone defenseman during second-period action on Sunday. The Saints topped Wheeling Jesuit 18-6. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

CRUMBLING OHIO FIREWALL WASHINGTON, D.C. - After Sen. Barack Obama's decisive victory over Sen. Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin, Ohio Gov. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Danny Smith keeps up with local news by reading The Gaffney Ledger in Djiboti, Africa. He is the wastewater treatment supervisor at Camp Lemonier. He was previously employed by KBR in Iraq. More...

The 'G'word

It's easy to assume that the worst place to be in a campaign that's going through tough times is right in the middle of it. At least you're not Hillary, people say to me all the time. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The bass would just surrender

I'm pretty good at this bass fishing stuff. Now I haven't been fishing in years, but back when I used to do it, I was ... well ... the king. 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?