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Martin wins trustee seat

After falling six votes short two weeks ago, Jamie Martin easily won a Cherokee County School Board seat in a runoff election Tuesday. Martin defeated Joe Craig for the District 6 seat in Gaffney. More...

Second-graders get the lowdown on the new football stadium

The students weren't afraid to ask tough questions, either.

Mary Bramlett Elementary School second graders stood in a line and stretched their arms as far as they could along the yardage lines on the new Gaffney High football stadium field. The second grade classes covered 35 yards of the football field. More...

LifeStyles

Arts Council kicks off 32nd season Sept. 23

Concert pianist Frederick Moyer will open 2008-2009 year

T he Cherokee County Arts Council is celebrating its 32nd year with an outstanding lineup of four performances. All shows will be in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She needs to know dad's concerns about sororities

Dear Annie: I just started my sophomore year in college and plan on going through sorority recruitment. I've thought about the pros and cons and think it would be a good idea for me to join a sorority. More...

Brown attends VFW Auxiliary 93rd national convention

Linda Brown of Gaffney, a member of Wildcat Auxiliary No 3447, attended the 95th National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States held Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brandon W. Scott

Formerly employed by The Waffle House

BLACKSBURG - Brandon Wallace Scott, 23, of 469 Hopewell Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 ,at his residence. More...

Wilbert Posey Sr.

Spartanburg County native

COWPENS - Wilbert Posey Sr., 71, of 822 Swofford Drive, died Saturday night, Aug. 23, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Widower of Sarah Allen Posey, he was born in Spartanburg County, a son of the late J.P. and Jeanette Posey. More...

More Freightliner layoffs

About 150 jobs expected to be lost

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation has cut approximately 140 jobs this summer and another large layoff is expected to be announced today, according to sources close to the company. More...

SAT scores show decline

County high school seniors continued to take the SAT for a wild roller coaster ride in 2008. A year after a 45-point increase, Blacksburg High seniors saw a 64- point drop in their average SAT scores in 2008. More...

Two people who exited SUV after wreck are struck by third vehicle

Two people lucky enough to walk away from a vehicle following a head-on collision Tuesday morning were struck in the roadway by a passing car with defective brakes, according to Gaffney Police Department reports. More...

Local News

Documentary on original 'Reservation' available Friday

67 minute DVD — "Legacy: The Reservation Legend"

Gaffney High School will have copies of the DVD "Legacy: The Reservation Legend" on sale for Friday's season opener against Dorman. More...

Concession prices to be reduced

For the American Community Bank Jamboree, the cost of concession items at the new Gaffney High football stadium went the way of other food prices — up, up and up. More...

Visit planned

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) will visit the Gaffney community on Thursday, Aug. 28, to handle consumer complaints and questions. More...

Sports

Sarratt earns top honor

The Coastal Plain League announced this week that HiToms pitcher and former Gaffney High standout Justin Sarratt has been named the 2008 Rawlings Defensive Player of the Year. More...

Strickland silences the buzz

Davidson tabbed as starter at QB

A new no-huddle offense and impressive performances in the jamborees have helped fuel the buzz surrounding this year's Gaffney Indians. But head coach Phil Strickland said the hype is a little premature. More...

BRIEFS

New rules for Gaffney opener Gaffney High school officials have announced additional parking and rules for the new football stadium. The following are not permitted at the football stadium: No Coolers No Umbrellas No Smoking. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Let's tee it up; and I ain't talking golf

It's finally here — the opening week of football season (except for a few teams which played their first regular season game last week). More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Jessica Spencer of Gaffney is pictured here in Misawa, Japan, standing beside the lake where the Japanese military trained for the bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War II. 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?