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OFF THE STREETS

In the three months since its inception, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office anti-DUI team has made 27 arrests, including: - 12 in January - 8 in February - 7 thus far in March That pace would result in about 100 DUI arrests by year's end. More...

LifeStyles

BPW Club will hold special membership meeting

The Gaffney Business and Professional Women's Club will have a special membership meeting Tuesday, April 1, at Sagebrush Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. More...

Pair exchange vows March 15 in Mauldin

Loretta Edna Humphries of Gaffney and Henry Bogart Little Jr. of Mauldin were married on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Mauldin United Methodist Church. The Rev. George Scott performed the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Hayes - Edwards

The parents of Jessica Hayes and Bradley Edwards announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children. Miss Hayes is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Torina Love

GHS graduate and member of Southside Baptist Church

Torina Deanne Love, 39, of 140 Powell Road went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at her home. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of Dean (E.D.) Love and Ellie Mae Wyatt Love of the home. More...

Reba Cooksey

Reba Cooksey Reba Cooksey, 81, of 163 Little Egypt Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 27, 2008. Mrs. Cooksey was the widow of Fred Cooksey. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely funeral Home. More...

Betty Mae Norris

Rutherford, N.C., native

Betty Mae Norris, 78, of 303 Marion Ave., departed this life Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born May 4, 1941, in Rutherford, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Willie Norris and the late Alice Plee Norris. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

USC student killed in fall NEWBERRY - A University of South Carolina student has died after falling from a train during what authorities described as a fraternity prank. More...

Myrtle Beach theme park readies for opening, unveils new coaster

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Amusement parkgoers can soon experience the thrill of ''Life in the Fast Lane'' on a new roller coaster named after the Eagles' 1976 hit. More...

SC legislation would ban stripper lap dances

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Exotic dancers would have to stay six feet from strip club customers and those businesses would have to close at midnight under legislation approved by House panel Thursday. More...

Company offers city free wi-fi service in swap

The downtown soon could become one big wireless Internet hot spot. More...

'WITNESSES AND VOICES OF THE HOLOCAUST'

Students hear survivor stories via teleconference

Eric Rosenfeld knows what it means to be isolated, persecuted and faced with the prospect of death. More...

Anti-DUI team makes an impact

Just three months since it was founded, a new team formed by Sheriff Bill Blanton to combat drunk driving in Cherokee County has already taken 27 suspected drunk drivers off the streets. If they maintain that pace, Lt. Tim Clark and Sgt. More...

Local News

Blacksburg council OKs tax increase, trash fees, water and sewer rate hikes

For the members of Blacksburg Town Council, approving a budget that included a tax increase was not something any of them wanted to do. More...

62-year-old woman says she was run over by her daughter-in-law

Gaffney police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon incident in which a woman claimed she was intentionally struck by a vehicle in the Department of Social Services parking lot on North Limestone Street. More...

8-year-old says he was hit in arm with brass knuckles at school

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigated the alleged assault of an eightyear old boy at Goucher Elementary School on Wednesday by a seven-yearold boy with brass knuckles. More...

Sports

Indians outslug Lancaster, 17-7

Gaffney woke up from an early season offensive funk in a 17-7 win over Lancaster Thursday evening. McCrae Norton hit for the cycle to lead an Indians attack that collected 19 hits off three Bruins pitchers. More...

Play ball!

Youth baseball league begins its preseason tourney

There are 32 reasons to check out a new preseason tournament for Gaffney and Blacksburg baseball. All 31 county baseball teams will kickoff their season with games March 28- April 5 at the Cherokee Ford Recreation Complex. More...

Gaffney golfers top Vikings, Boiling Springs

Gaffney golf coach Todd Coggins described Thursday's performance against Spartanburg and Boiling Springs as a workmanlike effort. More...

Inside Report

McCain's payroll prize

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A major strategist in John McCain's campaign was asked privately this week whether his candidate might propose cutting the payroll tax. "Yes," came the reply. "No problem. Not a big deal." He was wrong on both scores. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

When all else fails, use the foot wrench

I was taught from an early age the world was too full of hate and that hate was too strong and mean-spirited of a word to ever bring up in conversation. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Harvey Peeler: A great senator

During my six years as chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, I have been proud to see our conservative Republican team in Columbia fight tirelessly to make our state a better place to live, work and raise a family. More...

The Sunday School Lesson

Josiah Renewed the Covenant

II CHRON. 34.-15 And Hil-ki'ah answered and said to Sha'phan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD, And Hilki'ah delivered the book to Sha'phan. 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?