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HANGING 10 ON DRY LAND

Clayton Lytle rides his Aggressive Inline Skates above a ramp Tuesday afternoon in a Gaffney skateboard park. Lytle and his friend Ricky Jones traveled from their home in Cowpens to enjoy an afternoon of skating at the facility. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Strain, Mr. Bridges wed May 10

Wendy Michelle Strain of Gaffney and Shannon Wayne Bridges of Mooresboro, N.C., exchanged marriage vows Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Lavonia Baptist Church in Mooresboro, N.C. The Rev. Harold Bradley conducted the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dad probably knows where his money's going

Dear Annie: My mother suffers from Alzheimer's and has not really been with us mentally for the last 15 years. She is in a home and my father visits regularly. Dad is in his mid-70s. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Perry - Butler

Sunday, July 20, marks the day that two high school sweethearts become one. Heather Perry of Gaffney and Tommie Butler of Kings Mountain, N.C., will exchange their vows at Lake Whelchel in a ceremony performed by the Rev. Tony Brown of Shelby. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dan Irvine Howard III

Served as counselor for South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Center in Walterboro for 23 years

WALTERBORO - Dan Irvine Howard III, 75, died Sunday, July 13, 2008, in Beaufort after several years of declining health. Mr. Howard was born on May 24, 1933, in Carlisle, Pa., to the late Dan I. Howard and Dorothy S. More...

Clara O. Brackett

Retired dietician

Clara O. Brackett, 85, of 512 W. Frederick St., widow of Benjamin James Brackett, died Monday, July 14, 2008, at 11:53 a.m. at her home. A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Dee Wood and the late Doretha Gaston Wood. More...

Verna H. Pressley

SPARTANBURG - Verna Lee Hicks Pressley died Monday, July 14, 2008, at Hospice Home in Spartan- burg. She was the second of 13 children born to Joseph Grayson and Bessless Ware Hicks of Kings Mountain, N.C. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

A bad first day at work MYRTLE BEACH - A teen trying to earn money over the summer to pay his cell phone and car insurance is recovering after he was attacked with fireworks on his first day on the job. More...

Lawmakers will ask state authorities to investigate Veterans Affairs Office

Local lawmakers will ask the S.C. Attorney General's Office to look into accusations of misconduct made by employees in the Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Office. More...

Police: Suspect tried to flee scene of crime in a taxi

A 22-year-old Shelby, N.C., man was arrested early Friday and accused of trying to flee from an armed robbery at a grocery store in a taxi. Orrin Henderson Petty, 1800 Woodbine St., is charged with armed robbery. More...

August 1-3 back-to-school tax-free days for shopping

Getting students prepared for another school year will again be a bit less costly in South Carolina, as the state Department of Revenue has declared a sales tax holiday for Aug. 1-3 for purchases of traditional school supplies. More...

Knowles vs. school district settlement details released

The Cherokee County School District released details Monday about a $100,000 settlement it reached with former maintenance worker Fred Knowles. More...

Local News

B & G Club director steps into the ring to help raise money

Local Boys & Girls Club director Vance Hammond remembers sitting in front of his television when he was a young boy and watching wrestling legends like Ricky Morton. Never did he believe he would get the chance to meet them or even work with them. More...

Woman says area around her home has become trash dump

Cherokee County resident Mary Ellen Cobb thought a life of peace and quiet was in store for her and her husband when they moved to 4th St. a few months ago. More...

New home starts down 14 percent from 2007

56 in first six months of 2007, 48 in 2008

The local housing market's recovery continued to prove elusive during the first six months of 2008. More...

Sports

Local all-stars capture state crown

The Gaffney Gold Mite League all-stars refused to crack on Monday. More...

Post 109 takes 2-0 series lead

If it's July, Post 109 must be turning heads in postseason play. More...

Post 109 juniors armed and ready for tourney

The formula for capturing the American Legion Junior state tournament is simple: overpowering pitching and error-free defense. "Pitching and defense wins championships," Gaffney coach Travis Clary. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I gotta stop what I'm doing and kill that weed

Have you ever thought someone's behavior to be a bit odd? I'm not talking about something you see someone do once in a blue moon, but rather a continued pattern of oddness? More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Elizabeth Rainey is shown here at the IGY Marina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with The Gaffney Ledger before heading out on a glass-bottom boat tour of the Sea of Cortes. More...

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