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New Gaffney High football stadium gets thumbs-up from state inspectors

Let the games begin. With a little more than a week to spare, Gaffney High officials were given the green light by the state's Office of School Facilities to host events at the school's new football stadium. More...

LifeStyles

Daddy Joe's will host fundraiser for Miracle Hill Rescue Mission

Event is set for Sunday, Aug. 24

Daddy Joe's Beach House BBQ and Grill will be open Sunday, Aug. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Regardless of parentage, boy is still man's son

Dear Annie: I'm a proud father of two handsome boys, ages 14 and 11. Their mother and I are divorced. I recently found out through DNA testing that my 14-year-old is not my biological son. This has devastated my family. More...

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PANCAKES, ANYONE? - Peachtree Centre held a pancake breakfast recently on the front porch. The residents were treated to pancakes made by the staff. The weather was beautiful and a great time was had by all who participated in this special event. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James (Jim) Lavender

Retired from Cherokee Finishing Company

James (Jim) Albert Lavender, 88, of 304 Pleasant Meadows Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Ellen H. Hayes

Cherokee County native

SHELBY - Ellen Hammett Hayes, 80, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at Century Care of Shelby. More...

Alfrieda W. Bonner

Former dispatcher for Gaffney Police Department

Alfrieda Watkins Bonner, 62, of 520 W. Robinson St., died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was a daughter of the late J.B. and Queen Camp Watkins. More...

National News

Replay for Major League Baseball could be implemented soon

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Major League Baseball is working out technical issues to start instant replay for boundary calls such as home runs, hoping to institute the system later this year. More...

Calif. mom gives birth on front lawn by herself

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) _ Alone and in labor, Jessica Higgins found the first place she could to give birth — her front lawn. More...

Everybody in the pool: Torres inspires older women

NEW YORK (AP) _ Beth Walsh is swimming laps again at age 57. Stasi Turrell has returned to walking, 13 weeks after giving birth to her fourth child. And Geralin Thomas is lifting hand weights and skipping rope at 47. More...

Killer gets life sentence

A Cherokee County prosecutor invoked William Shakespeare to hammer home a key point during Travis Sentell Parker's murder trial Wednesday. More...

ARRIVEDERCI

Going-away party launches Reid's pro basketball career

It's always hard to say goodbye. More...

Local News

District makes first bond payment

The Cherokee County School District made the first payment Monday on its recently completed $35 million school building program. School trustees unanimously approved a resolution to make a $4.5 million bond payment. More...

Trustees will use unexpected 'windfall' to increase clerks' pay

The Cherokee County School District could finish its most recent school year with an additional $500,000 in revenue. This figure is a preliminary finding from an audit report being completed by Gaffney accountant Ben Kochenower. More...

City, county election commissions certify results

County schedules runoff election for Cherokee County School District's District 6 trustee for Tuesday, Aug. 26

Results of Tuesday's election became official Thursday as the Cherokee County and City of Gaffney election commissions both met to certify the winners. More...

Sports

Keep on TRUCKIN'

After a decade of pulse-pounding excitement, the Craftsman Truck Series is soaring — and roaring — to new heights

The setting of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Terry Cook's first Craftsman Truck Series victory said as much about the growth of the series since 1998 as the words uttered by the participants. More...

Benson's got a magic touch

The Craftsman Truck Series has become known for competitive racing and multiple winners each season. There have been seven different winners in the first eight races this season. More...

Rick Minter's OBSERVATIONS

Key story lines as NASCAR heads to Michigan.

A 14-driver race The race for the Chase, which continues this week at Michigan International Speedway and runs for three more races — Bristol, California and Richmond — is shaping up to be a 14-driver contest. More...

Columns

A Catholic case against Barack

PAT BUCHANAN

In the Pennsylvania primary, Barack Obama rolled up more than 90 percent of the African-American vote. Among Catholics, he lost by 40 points. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Herbert and Linda Falls of Blacksburg visited Chimney Rock and Lake Lure to celebrate Linda's 60th birthday. More...

Dry eyes follow Edwards' downfall

FROMA HARROP

It's hard to recall a political burial as fast and cold as that of John Edwards. After all, the former North Carolina senator had been a serious contender for president until a few months ago and possibly for VP until last week. More...

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