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Contract expires this year and so, apparently, does PACT in South Carolina

Cherokee County students could be taking the state's Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test for the last time this spring. The state Senate gave unanimous approval Thursday to a proposed bill requiring a new test for students in grades 3-8. More...

LifeStyles

Couple exchange wedding vows May 10

Donna McKinney Southgate of Gaffney and Michael Keith Woods of Inman were married Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church Family Life Center. The bride's father, the Rev. Alester McKinney, and Dr. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Mom must accept daughter for who she is

Dear Annie: My 42-year-old daughter has never had the mother-daughter relationship with me that I was fortunate enough to have with my late mother. The latest incident happened 10 days ago when "Susan" called me at 8 a.m. and I had just woken up. More...

Ebenezer Baptist Church will celebrate 142nd anniversary with special service

Pastor Freddy Davidson and Ebenezer Baptist Church will celebrate their 142nd church anniversary on Sunday, May 18, during 11:15 morning worship service. Speaker will be the Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frank B. Myers

Retired textile employee

Frank Brown Myers, 87, formerly of West Wind Village Apartments, widower of Velda T. Myers, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in Peachtree Centre. Born in China Grove, N.C., Mr. More...

Jake T. Allison

Gaffney native

Jake T. Allison, 78, of 634 5th St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Arthur Ruben Allison and Ollie Pace Allison. Mr. More...

Marisol Luna

SMYRNA - Marisol Luna, infant daughter of Hector Luna and Nelda Medrano of 1432 McGill Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

Techno-classrooms

More than 400 Cherokee County high school graduates will walk across the stage June 5 to receive their diplomas. An invisible key will turn and close the door permanently on this chapter of their life. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Jim and Nancy Fitch took The Gaffney Ledger with them March 14 for the Houston Astros' spring training at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

As you review the actions of the House of Representatives this week, consider if it would pass your mother's test for what is right and good and let me know if you believe these are matters that require closer examination. More...

Feds indict former Freightliner employee

A former employee of the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation in Gaffney has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of wire fraud for an alleged scheme that cost Freightliner an estimated $1.5 million. More...

Long-awaited county museum opening will occur Saturday

An old milk bottle is propped alongside a photo of Humphries Dairy Farm inside a display case at the Cherokee County museum. The dairy farm was operated by the Humphries family in the 1920s and 1930s off Old Post Road. More...

THIS WEEKEND

MUSEUM OPENS The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum will hold its grand opening Saturday. The museum will open on the same day as the sixth annual Potters on Gaffney's Old Field fundraiser. Both events will be held from 10 a.m. More...

Local News

Marine to be inducted into Hall of Bravery

U.S. Marine Cpl. Thurman D. Mills, who served in the Vietnam War, will be inducted into the Cherokee County Hall of Bravery May 26 in a Memorial Day ceremony planned for downtown Gaffney. Mills will be recognized at the 10:30 a.m. More...

Photo

OUR TURN - Blacksburg High School junior marshals Sarah Pennington and Candice Alge couldn't resist the cookies Thursday after serving lunch at the senior picnic. The junior marshals worked at the lunch as part of their duties before graduation. More...

County working on guidelines to improve conditions at animal shelter

Don't look for any radical solutions or wild spending sprees to address areas of concern at the local animal shelter, a county official said. More...

Sports

Local gymnast earns trip to national competition

Growing up in the football hotbed of Gaffney and as the daughter of Gaffney High assistant football coach Dan Jones, it seemed only natural for Claire Jones - despite her gender - to want to play for a youth football team. But gymnastics? More...

Intrasquad game will end drills for 'Cats

Blacksburg football players will celebrate the end of spring practice May 23 with an intrasquad game. There is no charge to attend the spring game at 7 p.m. in T.A. Campbell Stadium. Players will be split evenly into two teams for the contest. More...

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AGILITY DRILL A Gaffney High lineman takes part in an agility drill during a spring practice session. Spring practice continues next week for the Indians. More...

Letters

Appreciates the letters about animal shelter

Dear Editor: Thank you so much to your readers who wrote to The Gaffney Ledger about the situation at the Cherokee County Consolidated Animal Shelter. More...

Fun Day was a great success

Dear Editor: On behalf of the Friends of the Guardian ad Litem Program, Cherokee County Department of Social Services, Cherokee County Mental Health, Open Arms Foster Parent Association and the Foster Care Review Board, we would like to thank the More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

'Lizard Man' attack may have been dog BISHOPVILLE - DNA testing has shown an attack on a family van some blamed on the legendary Lizard Man appears to have been actually done by a domestic dog. More...

Other News

Educators will become 'Stewards of Children'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Educators across South Carolina will undergo training on how to prevent, identify and report cases of students being abused by adults at school or elsewhere, officials announced Wednesday. More...

10-year-old scholar takes Calif. college by storm

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) - With the end of another school year approaching, college sophomore Moshe Kai Cavalin is cramming for final exams in classes such as advanced mathematics, foreign languages and music. But Cavalin is only 10 years old. 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?