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Miss Pittman, Mr. Price exchange vows

Erica Ann Pittman and Travis Gene Price, both of Gaffney, were married Saturday, March, 1, 2008, at Cherokee Gospel Tabernacle. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Betty Gentry at 12 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

An alcoholic can't be 'fixed'

Dear Annie: I am going out with a great guy. He has a good job and a nice car, gets along with my family, everything. He is only a year older than I am. The problem is, he is an alcoholic. More...

Vows spoken April 26

Kelly Deanna Queen and Jeffery Scott Waters were united in marriage on April 26, 2008, in Biloxi, Miss., during a beachside ceremony with close friends and family in attendance. Mrs. Waters is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Queen of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sarah J. Loftis

SPARTANBURG - Sarah Margaret Jones Loftis, 90, widow of Robert A. Loftis, died Sunday, June 15, 2008, at White Oak Estates. Born in Spartanburg County on Aug. 4, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Rev. A.P. and Johnnie Norville Jones. More...

Lionel Trexler

Retired foreman with Southern Railroad

SPARTANBURG - Lionel Trexler, affectionately known as "Mr. T," 78, of 110 Burns Road, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at Spartan- burg Regional Hospice Home. Born June 22, 1929, in Salisbury, N.C., he was the son of the late Lawson E. More...

Forest Hodge

Retired from J.P. Stevens

JONESVILLE - Forest Hodge, 94, formerly of 301 Bobby Faucett Road, widower of Bertha White Hodge, died Monday, June 16, 2008. Mr. Hodge was born in Cherokee County on Aug. 22, 1913, a son of the late James ("Jim") T. Hodge and Mary Gibson Hodge. More...

State News

Sanford signs bill that limits where sex offenders live

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Sex offenders won't be able to live within 1,000 feet of schools, day care centers or playgrounds under legislation Gov. Mark Sanford signed into law Monday night. More...

Failure to override governor's veto will cause gas to increase

According to Rep. Olin Phillips

Gasoline could rise another eight cents if lawmakers are unsuccessful in overriding a veto by Gov. Mark Sanford, state House Rep. Olin Phillips warned Monday. More...

GHS teacher uses newspaper to help make learning fun

Gaffney High students found out newspapers can be fun and entertaining to read even when you are doing something educational. More...

Local News

Web sites help locate lost or forgotten assets

Relief from an unexpected source may be coming for some of the millions across the country digging deeper into their wallets to pay rising food and gas prices Missingmoney.com and other similar Web sites are reuniting owners with unclaimed propert More...

County council gives final approval to 2008-09 budget

Cherokee County Council on Monday settled one of the most contentious issues in the proposed budget: whether to fund overtime pay in the Sheriff Department. More...

City budget contains no tax increase

Without debate, Gaffney City Council gave its blessing Monday to final reading of a $10,270,407 budget for 2008 that holds the line on taxes. The spending plan is about $500,000 less than last year's $10.8 million budget. More...

Sports

Lady Indians to attend North Carolina camp

The basketball skills of the Gaffney Lady Indians will be tested next month when they attend the prestigious University of North Carolina Basketball Camp. More...

Post 28 tops Gaffney

Post 28 ace David Haselden got the job done again. Haselden allowed seven hits to help Post 28 to a 5-1 victory over visiting Post 109 on Tuesday. It was Haselden's second win in as many starts against Gaffney. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Jason Biershenk Age: 17 Position: Second base/pitcher Jersey No.: 2 School: Broome High School H.S. Batting Average: . More...

Inside Report

The Fed Doesn't Raise

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Speculation that the Federal Reserve is about to begin inflation fighting interest rate increases appears to be dead wrong. Fed Chairman Ben S. More...

Columns

America needs a leader like this!

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The following E-mail was forwarded to me by a reader in Blacksburg who stated "CODY, THIS WAS SENT TO ME . More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Danny and Kim Perry and Brook and Alexis Wilson keep up with the news reading The Gaffney Ledger while spending the weekend in Gatlinburg while Alexis participated in the Maytrix Clogging Competition. 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?