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RIDE OF PRIDE - Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation employees got a chance to view the "Ride of Pride" truck during its stop in Gaffney on Monday. More...

LifeStyles

A night under the big top

Circus performers dazzle Cherokee County audience

Trainer William Morris almost never had to tell Isla the elephant what to do Friday morning. More...

Postal Service boosts price of first-class stamp up to 42 cents

WASHINGTON (AP) - An extra penny for your thoughts. Mailing a letter costs a penny more this week, with the price of a first-class stamp rising to 42 cents on May 12. More...

WHAT'S UP

Activities for Seniors The Senior Centers of Cherokee County will be sponsoring a Senior Expo/ Healthfair on Friday, May 16 from 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at the Gaffney Senior Center. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dora Elizabeth Phillips Roberson

Dora Elizabeth Phillips Roberson, 95, a resident of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 415 Pecan Street, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at Peachtree Centre. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Summie Phillips, Sr. More...

Elmer Owens

COWPENS- Elmer Owens, 78, of 137 Oak Stone Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at his residence. More...

Cleteress Latrail Logan

Funeral services for Cleteress Latrail Jefferies Logan, 46, of 156 Vesta Road, will be held Thursday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at New Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Roger Mason and the Revs. More...

Columns

Who among us hasn't had 'stress-induced amnesia'?

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This one is from the "You don't really expect me to believe that, do you?' file: "Al Parish, a former economics professor at the school who was known for loud sports coats and a Web site that depicted him in superhero costume, pleaded guilty in Oc More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Terry Dennis and her daughter Michelle are shown here standing in front of the Fountain "Plaza Espana" in the heart of Madrid, Spain. The two took the trip after Michelle's last exam at the University of South Carolina. More...

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Former cop indicted; 3 he arrested are cleared

Eddie Gilfillan and Leonard Tinnin were able to crack some jokes and share some laughs Tuesday afternoon, even about things that usually wouldn't be funny. More...

14 groups want A-Tax funds

Fourteen organizations will ask the city's Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee to fill their wallets with some much-needed funds. More...

Newspaper's attorney asks complainants to be more specific in reference to articles

An attorney for The Gaffney Ledger argued in a Spartanburg County courtroom on Monday the newspaper shouldn't have to make guesses in responding to a lawsuit. More...

Local News

Peach festival names grand marshal for June 21 parade

South Carolina Adjutant General Stan Spears will be the grand marshal for the peach festival parade, which is scheduled for June 21 at 9 a.m. in Gaffney. More...

June 10 primary drawing little interest

Unlike previous elections, this hasn't been a hardfought primary season. The only contests on the June 10 primary ballot is for U.S. Senate. Buddy Witherspoon will oppose incumbent Lindsey Graham in the Republican Primary. More...

Golfers will tee it up Friday for Meals on Wheels

A lot has happened in the past 25 years at Cherokee County Meals on Wheels, with the nonprofit organization distributing fresh, hot meals to more than 9,000 elderly residents in the area. More...

Sports

Indians invited to spend holidays in hoop hotbed

The Gaffney Indians will be spending this Christmas in one of the country's hoop hotbeds - Kentucky. Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff said the Indians have accepted an invitation to play in the Cumberland Falls Invitational Tournament. More...

Indians get course on no-huddle

Gaffney football coach Phil Strickland doesn't have much to prove after capturing three state titles in five years. But that hasn't stopped the highly successful coach from looking for ways to stay ahead of the competition. More...

BRIEFS

GHS faculty to hoop it up on Thursday The Gaffney High senior boys and girls basketball players will play the school's faculty members on Thursday. More...

Letters

Saving them should be the job description

Dear Editor: Let's say you are in charge of the animal shelter. It's Friday and the shelter is full. Someone brings in a matted, little female cocker spaniel. She's in pretty bad shape, obviously been neglected for a long time. More...

Lost his passion for horse racing

Dear Editor: I was once a fan of horse racing, but lost my passion for the sport long before Eight Belles crashed into the dirt on shattered ankles after the Kentucky Derby. More...

Bike ride raised $7,000 for Iron City Ministries

Dear Editor: We are so grateful for your continued support of Iron City Ministries. The publicity that we received for the "Ray Bedford 100" Memorial Bike Ride was wonderful and helped us inform even more people about our events. More...

Other News

House panel to discuss license tags with cross

(AP) - A House committee will take up a bill that would put a cross and the words ''I Believe'' on license tags. The Education and Public Works Committee are to discuss the bill Wednesday afternoon. 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?