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City of Gaffney officials spend $7,000 on three-day outing to Greenville

City officials ran up approximately a $7,000 tab during their workshop last month in Greenville. Mayor Henry Jolly was joined by six council members, city administrator James Taylor, City Clerk LeighAnn Turner, More...

LifeStyles

Jesse's childhood

T he age of four is a little young to know one's life ambition, but Jesse Brooks knew hers and told anyone who would listen that when she grew up she would be a missionary. More...

BIRTHS

Luchas Henry Phillips Eddie and Pam Phillips of Cowpens announce the birth of their son, Luchas Henry on March 4, 2008, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital weighing 8 lbs. 13 ozs. More...

Photo

PAIR MARRIED - Jessica Lynn Pennington and Justin Graham Phillips were married March 7, 2008, in Montgomery , Tenn. Phillips is serving in the U.S. Army and deployed to Afghanistan on March 24. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Caroline Smith

Retired from Springs Ind.

Virginia Caroline Lewis Smith, 75, a resident of Peachtree Centre, formerly of Anthony Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 13, 2008 at Peachtree Centre. Born in Greenwood, she was the widow of the late Dan L. More...

Inside Report

Hillary's strategist

WASHINGTON - Immediately after Mark Penn resigned as Hillary Clinton's chief strategist a week ago, he was on the phone with at least two prominent Democrats to assure them that nothing had changed. More...

Limestone College will break ground Friday on Winnie Davis Hall project

Limestone College officials will take another step Friday towards completing a multimillion dollar renovation project at Winnie Davis Hall of History. The college will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. for the project. More...

Two schools burglarized

Two more Cherokee County School District buildings were targeted by burglars this past weekend, marking the second weekend in a row that maintenance personnel have found themselves repairing broken glass while others take inventories. More...

Local News

Spratt says Garment Technologies workers can apply for aid

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) announced Tuesday that workers laid off from Garment Technologies, Inc., of Gaffney, including onsite leased workers from Signum, LLC, are eligible to apply for federal assistance. More...

City department heads present budget requests

City of Gaffney Administrator James Taylor will be putting the squeeze - so to speak - on city department heads to stay within the spending limits for the proposed 2008-'09 budget. More...

Melton makes Dean's List

James Michael Melton has been named to the Dean's List at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, Colo. Melton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Melton, graduated from Presbyterian College with a business degree and is studying culinary arts. More...

Sports

More options for boys of summer

American Legion to field a junior team for age 17 and under

There's another attractive option for the proverbial boys of summer. American Legion Post 109 will field a junior team for players 17 and under (born on or after Jan. More...

Indians rally for pair of key wins

The Gaffney High baseball team had a big task on Monday and Tuesday: beat Byrnes and Mauldin to keep its playoff hopes alive. The Indians accomplished the task in dramatic fashion. More...

Hopper, Gaffney golfers remain on roll

Gaffney's Matthew Hopper is playing some jaw-dropping golf. After finishing fourth on the individual leaderboard at the prestigious Hardaway Invitational this weekend, More...

Columns

Officials should stand firm on quality-of-life issues

LEDGER COLUMNIST

"Ugliness is so grim. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Rev. and Mrs. Joseph Clayton of Nazareth Baptist Church in Blacksburg recently spent the week in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge with granddaughters Bethany and Bailey Clayton of Hickory, N.C. 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?