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SLED taking a look

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is once again being asked to look into a situation in Cherokee County, this time about how animals are being treated at the Cherokee County Consolidated Animal Shelter. More...

New county spending plan likely to contain a tax hike

Cherokee County taxpayers will likely see another tax increase when Cherokee County Council considers first reading of the proposed budget today. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Hamrick, Mr. Ellis exchange vows

Erica Renee Hamrick of Forest City, N.C., and Christopher Layne Ellis of Mooresboro, N.C., exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at Boiling Springs (N.C.) Baptist Church. The Rev. Allen Hall conducted the 4 p.m. ceremony. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Turnage - Butterbaugh Caroline LaRoche Turnage of Gaffney and Ian Scott Butterbaugh of Spartanburg will be married Saturday, Aug. 2, at The Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg. Miss Turnage is the daughter of Dr. More...

'The Secret Garden' opens Thursday evening at GLT

Musical is final show of 2007-2008 season

A beautiful stage set, beautiful costumes, and some of the most beautiful music ever composed for the Broadway stage appear in The Secret Garden, which opens Thursday, May 22, at the Gaffney Little Theatre at 131 E. Robinson St. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elizabeth B. Moore

Retired cafeteria manager at Chesnee Middle School

MAYO - Elizabeth Dianne Bradley Moore, known affectionately as "Libby" to friends and family, died Friday, May 16, 2008, at her home. She was the wife of John Wayne Moore, her loving and devoted husband of 35 years. More...

Lucille P. Maynor

Retired from textile industry

Lucille Peeler Maynor, 81, a resident of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 502 Filter Plant Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 16, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Jimmy Peeler

Formerly employed by Cunningham Brick Co.

Jimmy Leslie Peeler, 59, of 1065 Patrick Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May, 16, 2008 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Columns

Inadvertently sleeping with the fishes

I'm closing in on 54 years old and to quote a Bellamy Brothers song, "He can't believe he's lived this long." And as I head for the senior tees, I am trying to avoid things that get on my nerves so as to maintain a healthy blood pressure and positi More...

THEIR VIEWS

Logical health care support The South Carolina Senate's approval of a 50-cent cigarette tax increase envisions more funding to tobacco cessation programs and more support for low-income health care. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The Children of Southside Baptist Church took The Gaffney Ledger on a camping trip to Shenandoah at Rolling Hills Farm. More...

UPS orders 500 'green' vehicles

With more than 93,000 vehicles on the road, United Parcel Service is always on the lookout for ways to save on fuel costs. More...

Animal shelter still in need of major changes, animal rights activist says

Nearly a month of wrangling with county officials over the animal shelter has yielded little progress, a Saving Gaffney Pets member said. More...

Our Web site has a new look

www.gaffneyledger.com

Visitors to our Web site will notice a new and improved look. Our site has been re-designed to include, among other things: - Better utilization of space. - A feature story, with a larger photo. More...

CORRECTION

The Broad River Antique Power Association Plow Day & Tractor Show listed in the Friday, May 16, edition of The Gaffney Ledger under 'This Weekend' takes place June 7. A Plow Day was scheduled this past weekend at Lost Emerald Farms. More...

Local News

Gaffney High students celebrate prom weekend

Gaffney High School students celebrated their prom weekend just like every parent wants. They had fun and came home safely. More...

Thieves targeting lawnmowers

The Gaffney Police Department and the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reported several recent lawn mower thefts. One of the thefts occurred in the 400 block of East Dr. L.M. More...

New EMS director named

Former Union County Assistant EMS Director Mitch Stewart has been hired as the new EMS Director at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. He replaces John Gelok, who resigned. More...

Sports

Reid ready to prove critics wrong - again

For former Gaffney High basketball standout AZ Reid, proving the naysayers wrong has been a lifelong ambition. And as he awaits the NBA draft in June, he's determined not to stop now. More...

Saints lose 11-8 in semis

The Limestone College men's lacrosse team fell to the New York Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon, 11-8, in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II tournament. Limestone ends its season at 12-2 as New York Tech improves to 12-1. More...

Gallman continues hot streak, wins county am

Former teammates turned competitors at the Cherokee County Amateur Golf Championship this weekend. Wtih a sizzling final round 67 on Sunday, Josh Gallman held off former Gaffney High teammate Matthew Hopper to win the Cherokee County Amateur. More...

Inside Report

HILLARY'S SPENDING

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Agents for Sen. Hillary Clinton, trying desperately to keep alive her presidential campaign, are privately telling Democrats that she is so "tight" with a dollar that she would not continue her contest against Sen. 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?