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Vows spoken May 10

Tambi Renae Andre and James V. Caggiano Jr., both of Cowpens, were united in marriage on Saturday, May 10, 2008, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Spartanburg. Father Michael McCafferty conducted the ceremony. A reception followed at Cleveland Park. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Many college students use food to compensate for loneliness and stress Dear Annie: My daughter, "Lara," just finished her junior year in college. Since my divorce from her father 10 years ago, she has been steadily gaining weight. More...

Obesity-related cancer on the rise

ROCHESTER, Minn. - As Americans' collective waistline continues to expand, so has the prevalence of obesity-related cancer. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shirley Owens

Former employee of Taylor Watson Furniture and Taylor Furniture

Shirley Allison Owens, of 134 Cooper St., affectionately called "Sherper" by her grandson, Will, and "Sher Sher" by her granddaughter, Kimsey, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 28, 2008. More...

Susan B. Leopard

Worked in retail industry

BLACKSBURG - Susan Black Leopard, 42, of 138 Bolton-Parker Road, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney to Jackie Black and the late Joe Black, Mrs. More...

Diann Manning

Employed by Ply Gem

Diann Lynn Manning, 38, of 328 Darby Road, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Steve Henson and daughter of the late George Alexander Manning and Mary Ann Dobek Manning. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

CORRECTION: First all, I want to thank you for putting my children's picture in the paper, from when we were visiting in Jacksonville, Fla. The problem is, my name is Grace not Gina, would you please correct this. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I was bound to win it because I just bought one

Fate is a strange thing. And I don't know if I believe in it or not. Sometimes I think we get fate and coincidence - or just plain dumb luck - confused. But sometimes funny things happen. More...

Some 40 students to transfer

Nearly 40 parents have asked the Cherokee County School District to transfer their children to another county school this year. More...

Ceremony held to name College Drive park after former Gaffney mayor

Who would guess that a man with the "common" touch would emerge as one of the city's most influential and beloved public servants? But when it's Johnny Q. Little, nothing is a stretch. More...

Local News

AND THEY'RE OFF...

Rudy Kasimakis, left, was among 72 pro bowlers who competed in a PBA Regional Tour event over the weekend at Starmax in Gaffney. The event was part of this year's South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

Dog eats rain gutters

The Gaffney Police Department was advised that a dog has an apparent appetite for rain gutters. More...

Man claims house he purchased has been gutted

A Greer man claims $60,000 in furniture and appliances has gone missing in the two years since he last lived in his house. More...

Sports

Post 109 junior team stays red hot

The American Legion Post 109 junior team made things look easy at Chester on Saturday. Josh Mata had three hits and four RBIs and Clay McKowen had two hits and knocked in two runs to help first-place Post 109 to a 13-4 victory. More...

Baker strings together 'turkeys' for win

Stoney Baker strung together two bowling "turkeys" Sunday afternoon to capture his 20th pro bowling title in Gaffney. More...

Local all-star s thump foes

The Blacksburg Major League All-Stars are special. Just ask their opposition at the Cal Ripken League district tournament. More...

Letters

Says he found something odd in salaries list

Dear Cody: I was looking at the list of Cherokee County School District salaries in the June, 23 paper and came across something odd. More...

Raises some points about salaries stories

Dear Cody: After reading the Ledger's articles regarding salaries and hourly wages, I felt it was necessary to bring out a few points your paper may not have addressed. More...

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Poll

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?