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New YMCA project gets big boost

The proposed new Cherokee County YMCA received a financial shot in the arm Thursday when the Fullerton Foundation pledged $375,000 to the project. More...

LifeStyles

Enjoy 'A Night Under the Big Top' at Children's Home auction, dinner

18th annual event April 18 at First Baptist Life Center

Plans are well under way for the 18th annual Cherokee Children's Home Auction and Dinner on Friday, April 18, in the Life Center at First Baptist Church. Themed "A Night Under the Big Top," festivities begin at 6 p.m. More...

Danni's gymnasts place in competition

Danni's Gymnastics competition team participated in the 2008 Capital Classic on Feb. 16-17 in Columbia. Mackenzie Elmore, Michaela Lee and Hannah Bowers competed in Level 5. More...

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WEST END KING AND QUEEN - West End Day Care recently had a King and Queen fundraiser. Students and parents of the K3, K4 and K5 classes raised just over $3,000. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wayne (Pink) Garvin

Retired from Duke Power and Freightliner

Robert Wayne Garvin, 59, of 341 Concord Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Robert Pinkard Garvin and Millicent Pettit Garvin. Mr. More...

Ernestine Blanton

Homemaker

Ernestine Grace Scates Blanton, 77, a resident of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 114 Pacolet Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Emily C. Wilbert

Retired from Clay County Board of County Commissioners

Emily Jean Carpenter Wilbert, 72, of Orange Park, Fla., died Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in Florida. A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Calvin Carpenter and Alma Jones Carpenter and was a 1952 graduate of Granard High School. More...

Bizarre cases of self-injury becoming more common in local schools

A student takes an eraser and rubs it furiously against his arm until the friction causes the skin to break. This is not a scene from a television show or the Internet. More...

Man hospitalized with gunshot wound to chest

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking into an early morning shooting on East Jr. High Road in Gaffney. More...

'Ray Bedford Bike Ride' will highlight two-day Blacksburg event

It has been nearly a year since the sudden death of Cherokee Technology Center (CTC) Director Ray Bedford, but his absence is still being felt by many. More...

Local News

Voters urged to check registration

The Voter Registration office is gearing up for a busy election year. Voter registration for the primary elections to be held on June 10 will close Saturday, May 10. More...

BPW will donate water taps

Commissioners of the Gaffney Board of Public Works (BPW) unanimously approved donating 33 water taps to low- to moderateincome residents who will be served by a new water line in the 99 Island community. More...

18-year-olds in S.C. can own handguns

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - People as young as 18 can now buy and own handguns in South Carolina. Gov. Mark Sanford signed a bill into law Wednesday to lower the minimum age from 21. More...

Sports

Gaffney track team sets sight on bigger competition

When Gaffney track coach James Davis was making this year's schedule, his team requested a return trip to Union for the McDonald's Classic. The McDonald's Classic will be held April 18 at 5 p.m. in Union. More...

Gamecocks have their man in Horn

New coach promises program's rise to national prominence

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's new basketball coach Darrin Horn said Tuesday he intends to win the Southeastern Conference and make the Gamecocks a force nationally. More...

Bruins outslug Gaffney

The Lancaster Bruins kept coming back on Thursday. More...

Inside Report

Heeding labor's demand?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Bush next week will send Congress a trade agreement forcing Democrats there to make an unpleasant choice. More...

Columns

Three dollars worth of invisible inspiration

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Inspiration often appears in mysterious ways. This time it came in a bottle. Dressed in a fancy Western suit and top hat, a carnival barker spent an entire weekend peddling his wares on a convention floor in Indianapolis. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The Park Hills Baptist youth group and directors Jonathan and Deanna Cooper recently visited LookUp Lodge in Travelers Rest and took The Gaffney Ledger along. 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?