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ORIENTATION

Gaffney Middle School sixth grade students and their parents formed a steady line Wednesday afternoon to pick up schedules and meet teachers. Many schools will hold orientation programs next week to prepare for the new school year. More...

LifeStyles

Rodger Painter CAVA August Member of Month

Photographer captures life and nature's special moments

Rodger Painter fell in love with the art of photography at an early age and soon learned to develop his own film and prints at home. He went to work for The Gaffney Ledger in 1969 as a news and feature writer and photographer. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Wife is running the show in this household

Dear Annie: My son recently turned 40. We were told that he and his wife were too busy to have any kind of birthday celebration. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Hulsey - Keener

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Hulsey of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Carol Anne, to Brent Allen Keener, son of Dave Keener and Barbara Evans of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara Neff

Barbara Ann Smith Neff, 70, of 105 Forest Hills Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug., 6, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Adele Earls Shellito

ROCK HILL - Adele Earls Shellito, 61, of 129 Wisteria Lane, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center. A native of Cliffside, N.C., Mrs. Shellito was born Sept. More...

Shirley Bridges Ivie

OXFORD, Wisc. - Shirley Bridges Ivie, 72, died on Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wisc., after a long illness. Shirley was a recent resident of Oxford, but still considered Savannah, Ga., and Baxley, Ga., her home. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Hello 911; it's me again

There have been times in my career where I've been awed by others talent, skills, or pure brilliance. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Sabrina Bellew is pictured here with a copy of the Gaffney Ledger while on a recent trip to the Asheboro Zoo. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Obama raising the race issue

Barack Obama just had the worst week since his beloved pastor, Jeremiah Wright, decided to expatiate on black liberation theology at the National Press Club. More...

And you can take that to the bank

Your money's safe with them

First Piedmont Federal Savings and Loan may not sponsor Super Bowl ads, a NASCAR race team or have branch offices from coast to coast. More...

City plans block party to welcome Limestone College students to town

Looking to make Limestone College students feel more at home in downtown Gaffney, the city will hold a welcome celebration on Limestone Street on Aug. 22. More...

Local News

School district 4 incumbent faces opposition in Tuesday's election

Donnie Lee Smith enjoys being on the school board and hopes voters will decide Tuesday to let him serve another four years. Smith was elected to the school board in 1996. More...

Photo

COMING SOON — Construction has started on a Dollar General store at the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 105. Patton Development Co. hopes the store will open Nov. 15. Another Dollar General recently opened on Hwy. 11 at Old Post Road. More...

Only two city races contested in Tuesday's election

Gaffney City Voters will have choices in two races on Tuesday. Mayor Henry Jolly, who is seeking a third term in office, will be facing Paul R. More...

Sports

Tough battles ahead for Gaffney

Byrnes, Dorman part of difficult 2008 schedule

The journey to each of Gaffney's state titles has never been easy. It looks as if 2008 will be no different. Beginning opening night against Dorman, the Indians will face six teams that made the state playoffs last season. More...

Trip to the beach not about fun in the sun for Wildcats

Blacksburg football players left Friday for a weekend beach getaway. But it was hardly a day at the beach for Blacksburg. Their destination is a team camp with West Florence and Myrtle Beach. More...

Favre bound for Broadway

Green Bay sends future Hall of Famer to Jets for draft picks

GREEN BAY, Wis.— The monthlong saga of Brett Favre's unretirement ended Wednesday night when he was traded by the Green Bay Packers to the New York Jets. More...

Inside Report

Brain tumor forces columnist into retirement

Robert D. Novak announced this week that he is retiring from writing his column, Inside Report, distributed by Creators Syndicate, due to the dire prognosis resulting from his recent diagnosis of a brain tumor. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Deputy shot to death SMOAKS — Investigators remained tightlipped Thursday as they questioned several people in the shooting death of a Colleton County deputy. 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?