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Students pour into Limestone College

Welcome mats were rolled out last week for Limestone College students and their parents as the school began preparations for the upcoming academic year. An estimated 300 new students were on campus Friday getting acclimated to their new homes. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Wilkie, Mr. Turner married May 24

Rachel Elizabeth Wilkie and Joel Adam Turner were united in marriage Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Goucher Baptist Church. The Rev. Stuart Kersey officiated the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Woman resents daughter's bond with mother-in-law

Dear Annie: I had always dreamed of planning my daughter's wedding. I didn't want to upset her budding relationship with her future mother-inlaw, but then the two of them planned it all — even shopping for her wedding gown. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Browns renew wedding vows

B.W. and Zenobia K. Brown of Gaffney celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17, 2008. Mr. and Mrs. Brown were married in Gaffney in 1958. Their children are Ethel J. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William Amos Estes

BLACKSBURG - William "Buck" Amos Estes, 74, of 365 Mullinax Circle, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Gaffney, Mr. More...

Rev. Charles E. Hood, Jr.

LAURENS - Rev. Charles E. Hood Jr., 89, of 1 Martha Franks Drive, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at Laurens County Hospital. Born in Slidell, La., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hood, Sr. Mr. More...

Sammy Lee Huskey Sr.

Sammy Lee Huskey Sr., 62, of 40 Riverside Road, Essex, Md., husband of Ella Allen Huskey, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at 4:30 p.m. at his residence. More...

State News

SC jobless rate jumps to highest mark in 3 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment rate has shot to its highest level in nearly three years, a jump forecasters blamed on manufacturing losses and a new federal assistance program. More...

Lingering drought six years in the making

While this weekend's scattered thunderstorms provided some much-needed rain to parched earth and brown lawns throughout the Upstate, they were far from sufficient to cure the region's water woes. More...

Two council members sued by Preston

ANDERSON — Former Cherokee County administrator Joey Preston, now Anderson County's administrator, has sued two Anderson County Council members, saying he wants to stop them from directing county employees. More...

Local News

Fire, burglars haven't slowed 'Doc Oct' down

Instead of giving up, Smith decided to delve further into his music

For a while, local talent Octavius "Doc Oct" Smith wondered if dreams really did come true. More...

STAY LOW

A local youth lunges at a tackling dummy as members of the Gaffney coaching staff and players look on during a football clinic sponsored by the Gaffney High football program. Photo by JOE HUGHES More...

Man faces sixth DUS charge

A 26-year-old Gaffney man was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center on Aug. 13 for a sixth offense driving under suspension offense, a noise ordinance violation and for allegedly giving false information to police. More...

Sports

Offense shines at Border Showcase

DUNCAN— Friday's game vs. Crest in Duncan may have been a mere preseason game to most. But for Gaffney it was a chance for to open its 2008 campaign with a statement. More...

Strickland family finds pride on field, in classroom

The sight most Gaffney football fans get of head coach Phil Strickland is that of a strict general always aiming for perfection. More...

MISSION COMPLETE!

Phelps passes Spitz with eighth gold medal

BEIJING (AP) — One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Yep, Michael Phelps got them all. More...

Columns

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

I got out of bed early the other morning and as I rubbed my eyes and adjusted my Fruit of the Looms, my wife, who was already up, came into the bedroom. "The Russians have invaded Georgia," she said. I was afraid this was going to happen. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Jessica Spencer of Gaffney and friends from the South Carolina Air National Guard in San Juan, Puerto Rico, are shown here working at Centro Medico, Puerto Rico's only trauma medical center. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Three concepts of God

A person who believes in God may have one of three concepts of Him — the God they think He is, the God they want Him to be, or the God who He is. They are not the same God. 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?