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State will inspect new GHS stadium Thursday

The Gaffney High football stadium is nearing the completion stage, just days removed from a planned dress rehearsal at an Aug. 22 jamboree. More...

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FUN OLYMPICS HELD AT IRENE POOL - Irene Municipal Pool held a Fun Olympics on Saturday, Aug. 9. More...

Shady Grove Church to have homecoming, revival services

Shady Grove Baptist Church will have its annual homecoming and revival service beginning Sunday, Aug. 17. Pastor Lee Byers Jr. will deliver the homecoming sermon at 11:15 a.m. Revival services start Monday and continue through Thursday at 7 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

11-year-old picks up parents' disconnection

Dear Annie: I have the sinking feeling that my parents, who have been married for 20 years, don't love each other anymore. Mom and Dad are always insulting each other. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Allen Horn

Formerly employed in construction

Buford Allen Horn, 40, of 417 Whites Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at his residence. More...

Eugene G. Gibson

Retired from WGGS-TV

SIMPSONVILLE - Eugene Gilbert Gibson, 78, husband of Frances P. Gibson for 58 years, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008. Born in Gaffney, Mr. Gibson was the son of late Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Gibson. More...

Roxie Scruggs

Retired office assistant for Dr. Bruce Mikota

Roxie Ann Wilkerson Scruggs, 75, of 210 Beaverdam Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Bill Martin and widow of Dean Scruggs. Mrs. More...

ELECTION RESULTS

GAFFNEY MAYOR Henry Jolly (808) Paul R. Moore (347) GAFFNEY COUNCIL (District 4) Dennis Ramsey (153) Geraldine Fowler (113) SCHOOL TRUSTEE (District 4) Donnie Lee Smith (298) Roy Hale (113) SCHOOL TRUSTEE (District 6) More...

One school board race decided, one in a runoff

Of two contested school board elections held Tuesday, one was decided and one wasn't. School board chairman Donnie Lee Smith won his second straight term on the school board. More...

Freightliner workers lose jobs

Blaming an ongoing economic downturn in its industry, one of Gaffney's largest employers confirmed this week it is laying off approximately 100 workers and eliminating a work shift. More...

Duke project not impacted by Southern's withdrawal

Southern Company has dropped its plans to participate in the proposed Lee Nuclear Station project in Cherokee County. More...

Local News

Jury in murder trial likely to begin deliberations today

A jury of seven men and five women will likely decide today if a 28-year-old Blacksburg man coldly gunned down another man during a drive-by shooting in Gaffney last summer or whether he was the victim of a set-up. More...

Cherokee County Family Court office to be renovated

The Cherokee County Family Court will get a needed facelift in late September during a break in the busy court calendar. Bids for the renovation work will be opened by county council Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. in the county administration building. More...

Zoning change could affect student housing

Gaffney City's Planning Commission on Tuesday agreed to forward two recommendations for zoning law changes to city council, one of which could potentially limit off-campus housing for Limestone College students. More...

Sports

Buckle 'em up

Gaffney players get first taste of game-like conditions with scrimmage at Greenwood

It gets a little old beating yourself up day after day. With that said, there comes a time when one must take out their frustration on someone else. Especially when there is something to prove. More...

Phelps wins 10th, 11th golds of Olympic career

U.S. swimmer dominates pool, setting new world records

BEIJING— For Michael Phelps, it's not enough to just set a new standard. He has to demolish the old one. Winningest Olympian ever? More...

Season not only thing new for Blacksburg

In their efforts to build a winning program, the Blacksburg High football team will start a number of traditions this season. Blacksburg will host an Iron City Football Jamboree Friday featuring teams from North and South Carolina. More...

Columns

Back to school in my mind

How many of you reading this can remember your very first day of school? OK then, how may of you can remember your first day of junior high school (middle school nowadays)? How 'bout high school? College? More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here are Marc and Kristie Camp along with their two sons Jordan (9) and Joel (5) with the Gaffney Ledger at the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. 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?