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Gaffney High JROTC cadets will attend aerospace honors camp

April Howard and Kaelee Ivy will experience the thrill of piloting an airplane this summer while attending an aerospace honors camp hosted by the U.S. Air Force. The two Gaffney High JROTC cadets will handle the controls of a plane for 45 minutes. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

If he loves her, he will understand

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I have been going out since I was 14. We are now both 17 and still virgins. "Jack" thinks it's time we take our relationship a little further, if you know what I mean. More...

Article

Mae Sue Gaffney was an honored guest of Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer and State Senator Harvey Peeler at the South Carolina State House on Wednesday, March 19, on the occasion of her 101st birthday. Ms. More...

Hughes, Meeks, Whelchel write winning DAR essays

The Daniel Morgan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently held its American History Essay Contest for students in grades five through eight and the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest for students in the 11th grade. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James H. McDaniel

Retired from textile industry

James Hester McDaniel, 82, of 503 Marietta St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Dan Bostic

Taught school for 37 years at Chesnee High School

Dan Bostic, 77, of 933 Cliffside Hwy., died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at his residence. A native of Cleveland County, N.C., he was the husband of Jacqueline Collins Bostic and the son of the late Claude I. and Effie Lowery Bostic. More...

Charles Van Sikes

Manager of Bank of North Carolina in Lillington for 20 years

LILLINGTON, N.C. - Charles Van Sikes, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Charles was a member of Lillington Baptist Church and sang in the choir there for many years. More...

Peachtree Centre flunks fire inspection

Some wheelchair-bound residents will have to leave

As many as 10 Peachtree Centre residents might have to find another facility in which to live after a recent fire safety inspection. More...

Dispute over cancer treatment device heading back to court

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS), the parent company of Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, will continue its 5-year court fight to place a linear accelerator in Gaffney. More...

Trooper cleared, wants his job back

A South Carolina Highway Patrol officer from Gaffney was acquitted of an assault and battery charge following a jury trial in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday. Lance Cpl. More...

Local News

School district to honor 40 junior scholars April 1

Students become a junior scholar by scoring above 50 on the PSAT in verbal, math or writing

A new junior scholar initiative can be classified as a moderate success for Cherokee County middle school students. This is no April Fool's joke for the 40 students who will be honored at an April 1 awards banquet in Cherokee Technology Center. More...

Jury acquits man accused of criminal sexual conduct

Tears welled in the corners of his eyes as Joseph Scott Cash embraced his attorney and family members Thursday afternoon in Cherokee County General Sessions Court. More...

Got a problem?

South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs will visit Gaffney on Friday, March 28, to handle consumer complaints and questions. More...

Sports

New chapter in DJ's career

Former Cup champ Dale Jarrett bound for the broadcast booth

After 668 points-paying races in NASCAR's top series - a journey that ended with a 37th-place finish behind winner Jeff Burton at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday - Dale Jarrett is moving on to the next phase of his life. More...

Rick Minter's OBSERVATIONS

Key story lines as the Cup series takes a week off.

Tire wars A week after publicly trashing the tires Goodyear provided for the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart had backed off on his criticism of the exclusive tire supplier for NASCAR's top three series - Sprint Cup, Nati More...

Mingling with fans a nice job benefit

Montoya enjoys interaction with common folks, a perk not experienced in Formula 1

Juan Pablo Montoya and Paul "Cowboy" Holloway have vastly different racing experience. Montoya has won Formula One races, the Indianapolis 500 and roadcourse events in NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Andy, Rainee, Zach, and Drew Clary took The Gaffney Ledger on a recent snowmobiling trip to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. They enjoyed The Ledger while waiting for Old Faithful to erupt. More...

Ha, ha, ha ... you lost to a girl

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The month of March involves leprechauns, honors the contributions of women, makes us aware of the dangers of colon cancer and a number of other things. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

The House of Representatives amended, approved and sent to the Senate H.4620, a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the South Carolina Constitution that would revise the manner in which certain constitutional officers are selected. 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?