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Trustees give thumbs-up to scoreboard deal

The Cherokee County School Board approved a 10-year contract Monday that clears the way for a $452,666 animated scoreboard in the new Gaffney High stadium. Board member Billy Blackwell made the motion to approve the scoreboard contract. More...

LifeStyles

Privette - Abernathy vows spoken June 7

Caroline Leigh Privette of Florence ad Tyler Baines Abernathy of Gaffney were married Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Calvary Baptist Church in Florence. The Rev. Steve Turner and the Rev. Dr. Keith Harrill performed the 5 p.m. ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Child must be told truth about her father

Dear Annie: I am happily married to the love of my life and we have three beautiful daughters. There's only one problem - the oldest isn't his. My husband and I met when my daughter was 5 months old. More...

Miss Sanders, Mr. Coleman married at Jekyll Island, Ga.

Nikkita Danielle Sanders and Christopher Douglas Coleman, both of Mooresboro, N.C., were married Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Jekyll Island, Ga. Earl Perry conducted the 3 p.m. ceremony. A reception, given by Marilyn Perry, followed. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rena Long

Retired from Long's Jewelers

Rena Susie Love Long, 89, of 153 Lakeside Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 9, 2008, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Edward William Long and daughter of the late Grady Love and Jane Thompson Love. Mrs. More...

Olive Floyd Peterson

Kingstree native

Olive Floyd Peterson, 92, of 232 W. 9th St., passed away Sunday, June 8, 2008, at her residence. Widow of Benjamin Theodore Peterson, she was born in Kingstree to the late James Nathan and the late Caroline Scurry Floyd. Mrs. More...

Jesse Eugene Scruggs

Retired from Overnite Trucking

Jesse Eugene Scruggs, 87, a resident of Magnolias of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 9, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

School district, fired employee settle lawsuit

With just minutes to go before opening arguments in a civil trial Monday afternoon, the Cherokee County School District and a former maintenance worker fired from his job in 2006 agreed to settle their dispute. More...

DSN workers face charge

Two workers at a group home operated by the Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board have been charged by the Gaffney Police Department with violating the Vulnerable Adult Protection Act. More...

Local News

School board approves $61.8 million budget

The Cherokee County School Board unanimously approved a $61.8 million budget Monday that includes no tax increase and limited teacher attrition. Revenues increased 5.3 percent over the previous school year. More...

Suspicious fires being investigated

Two suspicious fires broke out hours apart at the same West Frederick Street residence Sunday, leaving Gaffney Fire Chief Nathan Ellis and firefighters to spend the night securing the likely crime scene until police investigators had a chance to sc More...

Ride raises $8,000

A motorcycle ride raised $8,000 Saturday morning to help Habitat for Humanity with its goal of finishing five new houses this month. More...

Sports

Reid to work out for Kobe and Co.

Gaffney's AZ Reid might be playing alongside reigning NBA MVP Kobe Bryant one day. The former Gaffney High basketball standout will be flying to Los Angeles to work out for the Lakers on June 17. The NBA draft is slated for June 28. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: McCrae Norton Age: 17 Position: Centerfield Jersey No.: 3 School: Gaffney High School H.S. Batting Average: . More...

BRIEFS

Limestone to host baseball camp Limestone College is holding baseball camps for boys ages 6-12 this summer at Bob Prevatte Field in Gaffney. More...

Letters

Salvation Army expresses thanks

Dear Editor: A word of thanks for the tremendous space and placement you gave to our Salvation Army annual meeting. I know Dr. Ron Barrett will also express his thanks as well. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

'I cried because I had no shoes until ...'

Every once in a while you run into people who, despite being dealt a crummy hand in life, have persevered and continue to live life to the fullest. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Judy and Johnny Blackwell, their grandchildren and Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-124 enjoying the Ledger while mom Charlie helps run the launch countdown. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

The 2008 Legislative Session was fraught with heated debates on many topics. Among the topics were immigration, education accountability, restructuring government, and the cigarette tax. 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?