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Panel considers buying portable devices to help deter speeding

Looking to crack down on speeding in Gaffney, the city's police committee on Friday agreed to start looking for new portable radar equipment to better deter lead-footed drivers. More...

LifeStyles

Car Care Council offers ways to drive smart and save money

BETHESDA, Md. - With no end in sight to rising gas prices, consumers should take control of how they drive their vehicle to get more miles per gallon. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Peeler married 50 years

Arthur ("Sonny") and Joyce Peeler of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 10, 2008. Mr. and Mrs. Peeler were married in York in 1958. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Why would anyone want these 'friends'?

Dear Annie: I'm a 15-year-old girl with a big problem. A few weeks ago, I did something I regret very much. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Glenn Kirby

Retired from Kohler Co.

PACOLET - Glenn Willis Kirby, 72, of 510 N. Hwy. 150, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. More...

Larry Ellis

Retired from Nestlé

MOORESBORO, N.C . - Larry Layne Ellis, 67, of 115 Grandon Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Amy D. Foster

Services for Amy Davis Foster, 95, of 303 Granite Drive, widow of Deacon William Foster Sr., will be held Monday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Freddy Davidson, Mary D. Jefferies, Doris Mooney and Lee Byers officiating. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

SC council cancels survey COLUMBIA — A planned survey of state Department of Corrections employees was canceled after the South Carolina prison chief sent an email ahead of time advising workers of the survey. More...

Preacher says charge should never have been brought

A former Gaffney pastor who spreads the Good News through a television show and the Internet found himself on the defensive last week against the bad news of his arrest on a domestic violence charge that forced him to spend a night behind bars. More...

CITY, SCHOOL TRUSTEE SEATS AT STAKE TUESDAY

Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. for general elections for City of Gaffney and Cherokee County School Board elections. There are two contested races in the city. Incumbent mayor Henry Jolly is seeing a third term while being challenged by Paul R. More...

Former GHS hoopster heading for pro career in Italy gets big sendoff

There would have been little doubt about the musical selection if Italian crooner Andrea Bocelli had been invited to AZ Reid's going away party on Saturday. More...

Local News

City to make changes in zoning laws by reducing setback requirements

Gaffney City Council last week approved the first reading of changes to the city's zoning laws that could make doing business a little easier in some areas. More...

Man tells police ex-wife tried to run him over with minivan

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating an Aug. 5 incident during which a man claimed his ex-wife tried to run him over with a minivan. More...

Middle schools continue push to have more junior scholars

A junior scholar initiative remains a work in progress in Cherokee County middle schools. The district used private funding last summer to purchase 200 Princeton Review Pocket Prep handheld computers. More...

Sports

Blacksburg hangs tough during beach getaway

Brandon Wilson provided plenty of offensive fireworks in his first live action against an opponent this season. More...

It takes two...

Davidson, Craig jockey for position behind center while adjusting to new offensive scheme

Malcolm Long cemented his place in Gaffney's pantheon of football legends after leading the Indians to consecutive Class 4A titles, and an undefeated season his senior year. Replacing South Carolina's Mr. More...

Help from teammate earns Phelps gold

BEIJING (AP)— If Michael Phelps indeed wins seven (or eight) gold medals and gets his $1 million bonus from Speedo, he'll need to spend a chunk on his buddy Jason Lezak. More...

Letters

Looking for people from GHS Class of 1968

Dear Cody: The Gaffney High Class of 1968 reunion committee has been working on our 40th reunion. We haven't been able to locate everyone. We don't want anyone to miss out on the fun. More...

Columns

I'm old, I'm tired and I'm hungry

I can remember a time, lo, many years ago, when after I woke up in the morning, I would JUMP out of bed, get myself ready, RUN out the door and could JUMP flatfooted over a picket fence. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Lifetime resident of Gaffney, 'Mama Kay' vacations with her Gaffney Ledger in New York City. Mama Kay is pictured here with The Ledger, her son Brian Phillips, and his family, and Lady Liberty. More...

THEIR VIEWS

It's time to have some rules for ATVs At least 555 people, including 111 children, died riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in 2006, according to The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). 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?