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Bonds set for three of four men charged in connection with Jan. 4 slaying

Three of four men accused of participating in the Jan. 4 shotgun slaying of a Cowpens college student had bonds set in Cherokee County Court for their possible release from jail. More...

LifeStyles

Mother, daughter find success with tasty Southern favorite

CALLIE'S CHARLESTON BISCUITS

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Callie White is a native of Gaffney and daughter of Billy Hartzog of Gaffney and the late Caroline Hartzog. This story was first published in the Charleston Post and Courier on Jan. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

How do you tell a friend she strinks?

Dear Annie: Every week, a group of my neighbors and friends meets for dinner. "Veronica," a friend of our neighbor's for many years, is morbidly obese. For the past few months, she has had an overwhelming and offensive odor of stale urine. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Earls - Wilkins

Tabatha Christeena Earls and Joel Bruce Wilkins Jr., both of Blacksburg, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeannie Davis and Jessie "Verdell" Earls, both of Blacksburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

JONATHAN L. HUSKEY

Services for Jonathan Laray Huskey, 40, of 1471 Enterprise Drive, Hinesville, Ga., will be held Thursday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at Youngs Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Larry J. Brooks officiating. More...

SANDRA J. FITZGERALD

BLACKSBURG - Sandra Joyce Fitzgerald, 63, of 137 Pine Grove Road, died Friday, March 14, 2008, at her home. A native of Shelby, Mrs. More...

ROGER D. FRAZIER

COWPENS - Roger Dale Frazier, 60, of 158 Mandy Lane, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008, at his home. Our dad will rest in peace now. He will be missed and loved by many. More...

Columns

Rodeo Golf Cart Man learns a lesson

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I learned a lesson Sunday that I want to share with all of you 'Good Samaritans' out there in Ledger land. Never try to drive two golf carts at the same time. That's just common sense, you say? Nobody would be that stupid. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Titus and Cameron Cobb hold a copy of The Gaffney Ledger on a recent trip to Epcot Center at Walt Disney World in Orlando. More...

Murder trial postponed

The trial of a 28-year-old Blacksburg man charged in a drive-by shooting death was postponed until August just before jury selection was about to start Tuesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court. More...

Peeler, Moss and Stacy among first candidates

Borrowing from Hank Williams and his famous football theme song, are you ready for a rematch? Businessman Danny Stacy apparently is ready. More...

Photo

Ledger photo / JOE L. HUGHES II EASTER PREPARATIONS - Terry Dennis (left) and Roslynn Simmons of Cherokee County Meals on Wheels prepare Easter treats Tuesday for the agency's meal recipients. More...

Local News

GHS students exceed state average

57.5 percent pass Advanced Placement exams

Nearly 60 percent of Gaffney High students taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes passed exams for college credit in 2007. Gaffney High had an average passing rate of 57.5 percent on the 11 AP exams offered this past school year. More...

Photo

WHAT IS IT ? - That round thing in the bottom right of this photo is the old Dogwood swimming pool. The once-popular hangout is now covered with kudzu. This picture was taken by Dever Lemmons in 1958. More...

16-year-old bike rider hit by car Sunday

A 16-year-old juvenile suffered a head injury Sunday at noon when he was hit by a car while riding a moped on Railroad Avenue. More...

Sports

Lady Indians nip Hillcrest

Memo to future Gaffney High softball opponents: Don't underestimate the Lady Indians. Gaffney improved to 3-1 in the region after a pair of one-run victories over region rivals this week. More...

Indians' new home on track for completion

Pictures don't lie when it comes to tracking the progress being made on the new $8 million Gaffney High football stadium. More...

Blacksburg hurlers shut down opposition

It didn't take long for Blacksburg pitchers Chase Norman and Ryan Dellinger to find their groove. Norman tossed a one-hitter and fanned 13 to lead the Wildcats to a 9-1 win over Southside on Tuesday. More...

Letters

Americans poised to change their driving behavior

Dear Editor: If gasoline prices hit $4 per gallon as many economists predict, an estimated 65 percent of American car owners say they will dramatically change their driving behavior, according to a survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation More...

Boosting the economy doesn't apply to the government

Dear Editor: Charles Bumgarner wrote an excellent letter to the editor pertaining to the Pentagon accepting a bid to have Air Force tanker jets built in Europe. More...

They have worked wonders with him

Dear Editor: This letter is in response to Patty Linton's Feb. 22 letter about the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind. I totally agree with her. As the mother of a deaf and mute son, I thank God for SCSDB. 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?