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Teacher sues to get her job back; Joel Greene's lawsuit also on docket

An attorney for the Cherokee County School District argued Monday in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas that a former teacher's lawsuit should be tossed out. Sharon Brown initially sued the district's superintendent, Dr. More...

LifeStyles

Cherry Cheesecake Bars win Gaffney baker $500

Brenda Watts' delicious creation one of 15 winning recipes in Betty Crocker contest

Brenda Watts of Gaffney is $500 richer for entering the Bake Life Sweeter™ recipe contest. Her creation, Almond Streusel- Cherry Cheesecake Bars was one of 15 recipes winning prizes in a contest sponsored by Betty Crocker ® Cookie Mix. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

After being 'preached at' sis decided to stay home

Dear Annie: My sister, "Ruth," is 10 years younger than me. She thinks I am the spoiled one and I am convinced she is. Ruth lives in another state and has not visited my home in years. More...

Peachtree Centre has Senior Prom

Peachtree Centre held its annual Senior Prom on Thursday, April 3. A large number of family members and friends visited Peachtree to enjoy the festivities with the residents.

Tommy Wilson Jr. escorted his grandmother, Janie Wilson, to the prom. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carol Hayes

Employed by Timken

Esther Carol Marcum Hayes, 50, of 138 Fawnhurst Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 28, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Willard Harley Hayes

JONESVILLE - Announcing the passing of and the celebration of the life of Willard Harley Hayes as a father, brother, husband and friend. More...

Betty C. Vaughn

Former employee of Tussaroro Yarn and a beautician

Betty C. Vaughn, 64, of 295 Norman Blvd., died Monday, April 28, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Vaughn was born in Piedmont and was a daughter of the late Silas A. and Bessie Arrowood Coxie. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

$10 worth of gas ain't what it used to be

Other than the weather, what's a topic that comes up in most every conversation? That's right, gas prices. The local and network news shows have a story about rising prices almost every night. Daily newspapers drone on and on about it. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here are the Classic Cheer Gators mini-squad holding The Gaffney Ledger while competing in Myrtle Beach on April 19. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed." Consider the actions taken by the Legislature this week and know that lawmakers draft legislation in reaction to requests from constituents, special inte More...

DROUGHT? WHAT DROUGHT?

Ledger photo / JOE L. HUGHES II April showers soaked Cherokee County and much of the Upstate over the weekend and into Monday. Here a truck is shown spraying water in all directions as it motors down Floyd Baker Boulevard. More...

Uncle Sam sending you some cash soon

The Internal Revenue Service has begun to transfer economic stimulus payments to millions of Americans, some of whom will see payments in their bank accounts as early as today. More...

Four new 65-passenger buses added to school district fleet

The Cherokee County School District has four new school buses on the road. The 65-passenger buses are the first vehicles purchased under a 15-year replacement cycle state lawmakers approved last year. More...

Local News

Man injured in Monday wreck

A rear-end collision on South Granard Street sent one man to the hospital and severely damaged two vehicles Monday afternoon. More...

United Way raises $210,000

United Way of the Piedmont announced today that Cherokee County raised more than $210,000 for the community over the past six months. Nineteen companies participated in workplace campaigns, many of them for the first time. More...

Students cut teacher's hair

It's not everyday students get to cut a teacher's hair without getting into trouble. Blacksburg Middle School Band Director Jennifer Cantrell allowed seventh grade students Tuesday morning to cut a foot of her hair. More...

Sports

Lady Indians go for district title

Gaffney's Julie Sarratt has left her mark on the district tournament. Sarratt held heavy-hitting Wren to only five hits in a 2-0 victory over the top-seed last Friday. More...

Cougars hold off Gaffney

The Gaffney High baseball team nearly had this comeback thing figured out again. The Indians made up a three-run deficit to beat Westside on Saturday but couldn't overcome an early 6-run hole in a 9-6 loss to York in an elimination game on Monday. More...

Gaffney stars named to all-star teams

And now batting second for the North All-Stars, Gaffney's Dylan Jolley. That was a sentence Jolley never thought he'd hear. "It was a real big shock," said Jolley, who was selected to the North all-star team. 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?