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Hwy. 5 bridge over Buffalo Creek will be closed for repairs

A bridge that spans Buffalo Creek on S.C. Hwy. 5 will close in March for repairs, no doubt inconveniencing motorists traveling to and from Blacksburg. The highway serves as a route to and from Blacksburg for traffic on I-85. More...

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

This flock of wild turkeys meanders through a field near Kings Creek, enjoying a leisurely pace in the warm afternoon sun. More...

LifeStyles

Daddy Joe's

THEY'LL BE WAITING FOR YOU AT DADDY JOE'S - Susan White, Michael Love and Heather Vess will be waiting to take your order at Daddy Joe's Beach House BBQ and Grill on Palm Sunday, March 16, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Wilkie - Turner

Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Wilkie announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel E., to Joey A. Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al Turner of Gaffney. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Women don't like being fooled Dear Annie: My girlfriend and I have been together for three years. When we first started dating, "Mary" unexpectedly became pregnant and we now have a beautiful child who is our life's joy. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peggy T. Waddell

Homemaker COWPENS - Peggy Sue Teal Waddell, 68, of 175 Linda St., died Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of J.C. More...

Rose Ellen Adler

Former co-owner of Spring Valley Golf Course Rose Ellen Adler, 77, of 117 Calton Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb, 28, 2008, atNorthGreenville Hospital, Travelers Rest. Born in Canton, Ohio, she was the wife of Donald W. More...

Leatha Mae Hardy

Union County native Leatha Mae Huardy, 67, of 303 Humphries St., Gaffney, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 28, 2008. A native of Union County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Gist and Arillia Ophelia Wade Gist. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Jennifer Humphries took The Gaffney Ledger with her while on a trip to Dallas, Texas to receive her masters of nursing from Walden University. She is shown here in the lobby of the Adam's Mark Hotel. More...

FROMA HARROP

The mandates are the message

The Cleveland debate ends, and presto, the MSNBC boys pop up to discuss "who won." Chris Matthews complains of "a lot of back and forth about health care, which I find almost absurd given the fact that we don't have a national health care plan. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Cleaning out the gutters - and one's life

I don't mind cutting the grass. There are times when I even enjoy it. Raking leaves or trimming shrubbery I can tolerate. But, cleaning the gutters is another story. I detest it. I don't like being a contortionist on the ground. More...

Woman once in coma returns home

Cheryl Green's life might have been interrupted, but she has no plans to keep it on hold. More...

Council to hear airport update

Airport commissioners are expected to appear before Cherokee County Council today to present an update on the airport project. The airport commission has been busy selecting potential sites for the proposed landing strip. More...

CKC Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 30 years, honors personnel at banquet

Its first fire truck was almost an antique when it was acquired. Its second vehicle, a garbage truck converted into a tanker, wasn't much better. A temperamental transmission meant you pretty much stayed in whatever gear you started. More...

Local News

BPW to vote on budget

The Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioners are expected to approve a new spending plan at their monthly meeting Tuesday that holds the line on rates and gives employees more money in their pockets. More...

Book Publishers

BOOK PUBLISHERS - Corinth Elementary students held an Author's Tea on Tuesday evening to present 16-page books they published. The books contain student writings that capture snapshots of their memories from early school years. More...

Shelby man arrested

A Shelby, N.C., man was arrested Thursday evening outside the Wal-Mart on West Floyd Baker Boulevard after he allegedly ran out a fire exit with a flat screen television. More...

Sports

Gaffney golfers have high expectations

The Gaffney High golf team won't have to travel far for the region championship tournament this year. More...

Limestone stuns Pfeiffer 89-82

The Limestone College men's basketball team celebrated its senior day with an impressive 89- 82 win against Pfeiffer University Friday night at the Timken Center. The Falcons, ranked No. More...

Gaffney downs Trojans for title

The Frank Roach Tournament championship isn't going anywhere. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

BAILING OUT BARACK WASHINGTON, D.C. - Supporters of Sen. Barack Obama concede that Sen. More...

State News

Cigarette tax plans doing a slow burn in South Carolina Senate

COLUMBIA _ State senators have agreed to give a committee trying to put together a bill to raise cigarette taxes as long as they need to cobble together a compromise to raise South Carolina's 7-cent a pack tax, the lowest in the nation. 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?