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School burglary suspect had 'Scared Straight' educational video in his backpack

A 17-year-old was charged with burglary Wednesday evening after he was caught inside Limestone Learning Center with a backpack full of allegedly stolen goods. More...

LifeStyles

Mary Gaffney Knuckles Education Foundation to give $500 scholarship

Long-time educator always encouraged young people to study hard and never give up

The Mary Gaffney Knuckles Education Foundation is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating Blacksburg or Gaffney high school senior for the college fall term. Monetary gifts were made in Mrs. Knuckles' memory at her passing in November, 2007. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's fed up with co-worker's criticism

Dear Annie: My co-worker "Shelley" is constantly making belittling comments about me. Since she transferred to my department, she has said I look terrible in pink, my hair color is greenish and my body lotion is not to her liking. More...

'Songs of the Celtic' concert at Iron City Place June 7

BLACKSBURG - Vocalist and harpist Deborah Brinson will present a "Songs of the Celtic" concert on Saturday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Iron City Place banquet hall. Brinson will perform harp and vocal arrangements of songs from Ireland and Scotland. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Daisy Elaise Elliott

Retired from Oxford

Daisy Elaise Elliott, 80, of 949 Old Post Road ,went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Startex, she was the wife of Francis L. More...

William S. Champion Sr.

Gaffney native

BOLIVAR, Ohio - William S. Champion Sr., 67, formerly of Shelby, N.C., passed away Wednesday morning, June 4, 2008, at Aultman Hospital. William was born on June 19, 1940, in Gaffney, S.C., to the late Jim Ruben and Sissie (Blanton) Champion. More...

Edna M. Messer

Services for Edna M. Messer, 56, of 308 Hickory St., wife of David Messer, will be held Friday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, with the Rev. Darrell Smith, Pastor Larry Lawrence and Dr. Michael Bridges officiating. More...

License and registration please

City police conduct series of checkpoints

Thursday's high temperatures gave Gaffney Police Department reason to pause a series of safety checkpoints on city streets but Police Chief John O'Donald promises more are planned. More...

Police seize about 100 gallons of 'shine

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigators didn't need directions to a Kings Creek home on Wednesday because they had been there before. More...

Local News

Gaffney High top grads have more in common than good grades

Madison McCraw and Hannah Wood have been a couple since before the two Gaffney High graduates were old enough to drive. McCraw and Wood have been together since November of 2004. More...

Photo

NEW OFFICE - Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning for its new Gaffney branch on Hyatt Street. More...

Pastor files for District 6 school board seat

Incumbent Greene has announced she will not seek re-election

Pastor Jamie Martin filed Tuesday to run against Joe Craig for the District 6 school board seat. Martin has been a pastor for six years. He recently became pastor at Lavonia Baptist Church in Mooresboro, N.C. More...

Sports

Spartanburg blanks Post 109

Post 109 bats generate only 2 hits in 4-0 loss

David Haselden and Post 28 delivered a message on Wednesday - they'll be hard to beat. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Lee Gerwick Age: 17 Position: Leftfielder/pitcher Jersey No.: 5 School: Broome High School H.S. Batting Average: . More...

BRIEFS

Soccer club hosts meeting Saturday The Cherokee County Soccer Club is hosting a meeting for ages 12- 15 for boys and girls classic soccer teams on Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. at the Salvation Army Field. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

They should have their mouths washed out with soap

Did your parents ever wash your mouth out with soap when you were little? I am not sure how common mouth soap washing is in households with small children today. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The Senior Adult group from Central Baptist Church recently took a trip to Charleston and visited the Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant. They are shown in front of the Boone Hall with a copy of The Gaffney Ledger. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Senate diehards keep governor's hands tied Opponents of government restructuring didn't break a sweat several weeks ago when a proposed new Department of Administration got a key Senate Judiciary Committee nod. 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?