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Nuclear plant project clears spending hurdle

The South Carolina Public Service Commission gave Duke Energy the green light Wednesday to spend up to $230 million in preconstruction costs for its proposed nuclear power station here. More...

Judge won't revoke 18-year-old's bond

An 18-year-old Gaffney man accused of participating in a home invasion and shotgun slaying will remain free on bond, a judge ruled Friday. Chas L. Smith is one of four men accused in the Jan. More...

LifeStyles

Library kicks of summer reading program June 9

Catch The Reading Bug!

Children of all ages can participate in the free 2008 "Catch the Reading Bug!" Summer Vacation Reading Program at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney and at the various bookmobile stops beginning Monday, June 9, and continuing through Sat More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It's risky to interfere with a domestic fight

Dear Annie: While going for snacks at a professional baseball game, I walked past a college-age couple arguing loudly on the stairs. The man punched the girl in the face. Not sure what to do, I yelled, "Stop! More...

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PEACHTREE CENTRE RESIDENTS LOVE CRAFTS - The residents at Peachtree Centre look forward to Tuesday afternoons when their favorite craft lady Linda Harris (pictured at end of table) comes to make crafts with them. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patricia Ann Dobson

Business owner

Patricia Ann Adams Dobson, 57, of 423 Burgess Road passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Westwood Village in Gaffney. Mrs. Dobson was the widow of Michael Wade Dobson and daughter of the late Wayne Adams and Ruby Sherrill of Gaffney. More...

Lewis Berry

Retired truck driver

Lewis Jerry Berry, 62, of 304 Garvin Lake Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at his residence. Born in Spartanburg, he was the husband of Patricia Hugh Adams and son of the late Whitty Berry and Lucille Lawter Berry. More...

Steve Ramsey

Formerly employed by BPW

Steve Douglas Ramsey, 53, of 408 Winchester Drive, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008, at his residence. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Francis C. Ramsey and Hazel Spencer Ramsey. Mr. More...

Columns

Watch out! Werewolf!

You'll excuse me if I don't put a whole lot of stock in these people who claim they can talk to the dead. I've seen a few of them put on their performances and I've got to tell ya, it's pretty yuckable. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Dr. Ray and Linda St. John are shown here standing beside a Nazareth shepherd during their two-week Holy Land tour, May 8-24. More...

2 enter guilty pleas

Two people accused of being accessories in a 2006 murder pleaded guilty Friday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court. Jesse Willis, 22, and 28-year-old Nakia Gossett were accused along with 29-year-old Jeremy Phillips in an Aug. More...

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Ledger photo / TIM GULLA SHINDIGGING - The final installment of this year's Shindig at the Cabin concert series brought hundreds of local residents to North Limestone Street on Friday night. More...

Local News

Three candidates file for school board

Cherokee County School Board member Billy Blackwell filed for re-election Friday. Two other candidates are seeking their first terms on the board. More...

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READY FOR INSPECTION - This is the front entrance for the Gaffney High ninth grade addition. A final inspection by the state was scheduled for May 29. More...

Incumbents will seek re-election

The city's general election ballot is filling up quickly. Incumbent Gaffney City Council members Wayne Ramsey, Billy Love and Dennis Ramsey all paid their $750 fee shortly after the filing period opened at noon Friday. More...

Sports

Post 109 junior team wallops Clover

The American Legion Post 109 junior team had a big offensive day. Not that the team's starting pitchers needed it. Gaffney pounded out a combined 28 hits in sweeping a doubleheader from Clover on Saturday, 13-3 and 18-2. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: John Michaels Age: 17 Position: Utility player Jersey No.: 18 School: Gaffney High School H.S. Batting Average: . More...

POST 109 JR. PROFILE

Name: Joey Copeland Age: 14 Position: Outfielder/pitcher Jersey No.: N/A School: Granard Middle School H.S. Batting Average: . More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

MC CLELLAN'S REVENGE WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republican insiders see the bitter criticism in Scott McClellan's memoir, "What Happened," as a payback for his abrupt firing as White House press secretary in the spring of 2006. 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?