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Officials hope new GHS football stadium will be ready by Aug. 22 jamboree

Greenville contractor Melloul Blamey is roughly three weeks behind schedule in completing work on the new Gaffney High football stadium. More...

LifeStyles

South Dakota

It's a land of sweeping buttes, prehistoric mammoths, granite carvings and begging burros

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. - The wild burro wouldn't take no for an answer. More...

Man is just trying to make friends with new co-workers

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: I am at my wits' end with a co-worker. Six of us work together as top aides to the head of our organization. For the past nine years, we have all sat in our office for lunch. More...

Schools announce orientation

(The orientation schedule that was published in The Ledger on Monday, July 28, contained an error. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kathryn (Salley) Edgerton Sossamon

Kathryn (Salley) Edgerton Sossamon, 86, of Gaffney and West Columbia, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008. More...

James C. Hammett, Jr.

SPARTANBURG - James "Big Jim" Clarence Hammett Jr., 67, of 821 Patterson Road, died Monday, July 28, 2008, at his home. More...

Tim Gibson

Timothy Lee Gibson, 49, of 1715 Cherokee Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 28, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Don J. Gibson and Willie Ruth Spencer Gibson. Mr. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Researcher finds smoking bans work CHARLESTON — A new study from the Medical University of South Carolina shows that smoking bans do indeed improve air quality. More...

Man gets five years for attack on woman

A jury of 10 men and two women took just a little more than an hour Tuesday afternoon to determine a 41-year-old North Carolina man was guilty of an act of domestic violence that left a woman with broken bones in her face. More...

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THESE GIRLS ARE GOOD — Competitors in the Carolinas Golf Association's 42nd Annual Twin States Girls' Championship get in some last-minute practice at the driving range at Cherokee National Golf & Recreation Club before their tee times Tues More...

Local News

Local church to help PEACHCenter

For nearly 15 years, Joann Harrison gave her all to PEACHCenter Ministries, serving as a volunteer with the organization as well as its executive director. More...

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HEADED FOR THE BEACH—Matthew Hopper loads a suitcase for Sally Ann McCraw into one of the buses taking youths to the First Baptist Church 'Beach Camp' at Garden City. The youths and adult leaders left Monday and will return Friday. More...

Fire Department looking into weekend fires

Arson determined in one incident

The Gaffney Fire Department is continuing to investigate two fires that occurred Saturday, one of which was determined to be a case of arson. A long night for firefighters began at about 2:30 a.m. More...

Sports

Veteran lineup gives Post 109 hope in 2009

Post 109 saw a good season end on a disappointing note Sunday when it came one game short of qualifying for the state tournament. More...

Favre sends letter to Goodell; wants to play in 2008

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Brett Favre has sent his reinstatement paperwork to the NFL and is awaiting approval from commissioner Roger Goodell, league spokesman Randall Liu confirmed Tuesday. More...

Hook reels in Cherokee National on first day of tournament

Local product Ruppe finishes opening round tied for 19th

Tiffany Priest knows her golfers well. More...

Letters

Literacy Association appreciates all the help with the golf tourney

Dear Cody: Please allow us to use your newspaper to let the community know of the tremendous support we had for the Cherokee County Literacy Association Golf Tournament this year. More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Obama's War?

"We have to be as careful getting out as we were careless getting in," says Barack Obama of the U.S. war in Iraq. Wise counsel. But is Barack taking his own advice? For he pledges to shift two U.S. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Sam and DeeDee Scruggs celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary and Sam's safe return from Iraq on the beach at Caberete in the Dominican Republic. More...

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