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Ewing Middle students review progress in meeting their 'Andy-inspired' goals

Ewing Middle School students remembered seventh grader Andy Lowery as a kind young man who loved to learn and help others. Andy was 13 years old when he died last Halloween. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Young woman tired of mother's ridicule

Dear Annie: At 23, I'm finally finding peace and happiness in my life, taking time to enjoy friends and family, while still working really hard as a grad student. More...

Limestone Theatre adds twist to 'Hamlet'

Woman takes on lead male role in Shakespeare's tragedy

William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet will be presented by the Limestone College Theatre Department April 3-5 at 7 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium. More...

Concert by The Palmetto Mastersingers closes Arts Council's 2007-2008 season

The Palmetto Mastersingers will be presented by in concert by the Arts Council on Thursday, April 10, in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harold Allison

Employed by Magnolia

Harold Douglas Allison, 65, of 509 Edgewater Drive, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Dwaine Varner

Retired insurance salesman

INMAN - Dwaine Varner, 71, of 2470 Old Mill Road, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, at his residence. Born in Union, he was the son of the late James Varner and Mittie Ruth Garner Varner. More...

Marvin Littlejohn

Cherokee County native

Marvin Littlejohn, 75, of Charlotte, N.C., died Wednesday in Levine and Dickson Hospice House, Huntersville, N.C. Widower of Lillie Mae Clay Littlejohn, he was born in Cherokee County, a son of the late Lillian and Rev. Ted Littlejohn. More...

45 tech center students complete CERT training

Neely Swofford has 45 Cherokee Technology Center (CTC) students ready to respond if a natural disaster occurs. The students graduated Monday as the newest members of the county's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). More...

YOUNG GUNS

Bill would allow 18-year-olds to buy handguns

The majority of South Carolina's state House and Senate members believe law-abiding 18-year-olds should be able to buy, or sell, handguns. On March 27, the state legislature sent to Gov. More...

Chief magistrate heading for Iraq

Cherokee County Chief Magistrate Bart Howell will leave for Iraq on April 24, State Sen. Harvey Peeler said Tuesday. More...

Local News

Bill to ban landfill construction introduced

Rep. Moss wants temporary moratorium

There are more than 70 construction and demolition (C&D) landfills in the state. State Rep. Dennis Moss (DCherokee County) doesn't want that number to rise - at least for a while. More...

Re-election campaign kick-off

On Thursday, April 3, local community activists and supporters will host a community event to kickoff Rep. Dennis Moss' campaign for re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives district 29 seat. More...

Photo

TALKS TO STUDENTS U.S. Army Corporal Labarron Roberts spoke to Ewing Middle students Thursday about his war experiences in Iraq. More...

Sports

Indians to install no-huddle

Woolbright hired to implement team's new offensive look

The no-huddle will become the signature of the Gaffney Indians' offense in 2008. That's the big reason for the hiring of former Chowan College assistant coach Perry Woolbright as the Indians' new passing game coordinator. More...

Gallman elevates his game

USC Upstate golfer and former Gaffney High standout Josh Gallman never loses his sense of purpose. "Josh is the type of kid who works so hard at his game," USC Upstate coach Todd Lawton. More...

Jackson, Norton ignite Indians to win over Spartanburg

Solid pitching, perfect defense and timely hitting. That's the blueprint the Gaffney Indians used to beat homestanding Spartanburg 6-2 on Tuesday. More...

Columns

That was some nasty stuff in that peace pipe

LEDGER COLUMNIST

During the past several weeks I've been reading with interest about the effort by various state legislatures to criminalize Salvia divinourm, an herb in the sage family that causes hallucinogenic effects on humans when chewed or smoked. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Frances Turner and Catherine Walker are shown here reading The Gaffney Ledger during a trip to Perdido Beach and Yacht Club in Florida Gulf Shores with Larry, Jeanelle and Holly Costner and Samantha Carter. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

The House of Representatives has sent to the Senate the House version of the budget for their review. 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?