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Stadium debut will be second one for Bridges

Claude Bridges will live out a dream Friday night when he attends his second opening of a Gaffney High football stadium. Bridges was a Gaffney High senior when he attended the first football game ever played in W.K. More...

LifeStyles

Labor Day barbecue benefits MOW

Masonic Lodge No. 186 sponsoring third annual event

It is still good to give to others, just ask the local Meals on Wheels (MOW). More than 400 hot meals daily go out to elderly and disabled Cherokee County residents. More...

Dewitt F. Ford is recipient of 2008 Mary Gaffney Knuckles scholarship

Dewitt Floyd Ford is recipient of a $500 scholarship from the Mary Gaffney Knuckles Education Scholarship Foundation. Ford will be attending Clemson University and majoring in education. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Do friend a favor: tell him to clean his house

Dear Annie: My husband and I have a single male friend who built a beautiful home four years ago. He'd have us over for a barbecue at his new place once or twice a year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

D. C. Horne

Former employee of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.

D. C. Horne, 85, of 309 Pacolet Hwy., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Norene Mullinax Horne and son of the late Rev. More...

James Lewis Friday

U.S. Marine Corps veteran

James Lewis Friday, 73, of 400 Railroad Ave., died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, in Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Mr. Friday was born in Rock Hill, the son of the late Clarence and Fannie Bruce Friday. More...

George J. Moss

Retired from Milliken and Company - Lockhart Plant

PACOLET - George J. Moss, 87, of 3171 Jerusalem Road, widower of Molly Scates Moss, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Brookview HealthCare in Gaffney. Mr. Moss was born in Cherokee County on Nov. More...

Freightliner cuts 225 jobs

Concerns about the shrinking recreation vehicle (RV) and walkin van markets — again — forced Freightliner Customer Chassis Corporation to trim its work force here. More...

Limestone College enrollment increase streak comes to end

Limestone College enrollment declined in its day program this fall for the first time in 15 years. Enrollment dropped from 770 fulltime day students in 2007 to 748 students this year when the "drop and add period" ended Wednesday. More...

Local News

If you're going to drink, you'd better not drive, highway patrol says

While South Carolina's highway fatality rates are down this year, members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol have no plans to let down their guard. More...

Fewer travellers expected for upcoming Labor Day weekend

Despite a decline in gas prices in recent weeks, fewer motorists are expected to take to the highway for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, according to AAA Carolinas. More...

Fay drops five inches here, but drought persists

Prayers for rain were answered this week as several inches of precipitation fell on Cherokee County. The National Weather Service in Greer reported five inches of rain was dumped on the county since Monday from remnants of Hurricane Fay. More...

Sports

Rivals set to battle in alumni hoops game

Former Blacksburg and Gaffney High basketball standouts will come together this Saturday to raise funds for the Kelvin Young Scholarship Foundation. Alumni from the Blacksburg and Gaffney women's basketball teams will play at 5 p.m. More...

BHS jayvees fall to Liberty

The Blacksburg junior varsity couldn't turn their scoring chances into points Thursday in a 16-6 loss to Liberty in the season opener. More...

BIG MAN ON CAMPUS

As a sophomore three years ago, Gaffney's Denzelle Good was the new kid on the block. Now, the senior is the biggest man standing - literally - on the offensive line. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Thanks Fay and Gustav for unpleasant memories

It's amazing that something so essential to our lives causes no small amount of problems. Throughout the entire summer we've been mired in a lingering drought that hydrologists say actually has its roots in the early part of the decade. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

(Left to right) Owen Chapman, Jason Chapman and Mike Spencer read The Gaffney Ledger while waiting for the fish to bite at the Pier in Folly Beach. More...

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