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County students lagging behind state peers in PACT test scores

There were two story lines evident for Cherokee County schools Wednesday when the state released results from the final Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test. More...

LifeStyles

55th annual Littlejohn family reunion is set for Sunday, Sept. 14

The 55th annual Littlejohn family reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, beginning at 11 a.m. in the cafeteria at Granard Middle School. More...

Miss Thomas, Mr. Wilde wed Aug. 2 on campus of Limestone College

April Dawn Thomas and Mathew James Wilde were married Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, on the campus of Limestone College. The ceremony was conducted by Michael Abraham of Mauldin. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Demanding apology is akin to ultimatum

Dear Annie: Three years ago, my sister invited us to her home, where she also had other guests who were rude to us, and whose teenage son hit my 6-year-old boy numerous times. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Haley Callahan

Haley Caroline Callahan, 12, of 186 Roy's Farm Road, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at the Medical University of South Carolina. More...

Geraldine Camp

Geraldine Camp, 50, of 607 W. Smith St., passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at 8 a.m. at her residence. Daughter of Bradley G. Jones and Roberta L. More...

Other News

Legend puts biblical Eve's grave in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — On a sweltering August morning, a small group of Iranians crowded outside the green metal door of a cemetery. They wanted to go in to look at the remains of one particular tomb: the tomb of biblical Eve. More...

Sharpener gets boy suspended

(AP) _ A 10-year-old South Carolina student has been suspended from school after his pencil sharpener broke and he didn't immediately get rid of the blade inside. More...

National News

Nation marks 7th anniversary of terror attacks

NEW YORK (AP) _ The nation paused Thursday morning to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sept. More...

Landfill proposal rejected in 2006

In Spartanburg County

Waste Management Inc. likely would have no need to build a new landfill and recycling center here in Cherokee County if its talks with Spartanburg County officials hadn't completely stalled in 2006. More...

Photo

REMEMBERING 9-11 — Flags at the Cherokee County administration building flew at half-staff Thursday in accordance with the president's 2008 Patriot Day observance. See related story, Page 12A More...

Local News

Paramedics make quick turnaround

Of the 10 paramedics who made the trip to Louisiana for Gustav, seven made the return trip south to Texas for Ike.

Less than 24 hours after they arrived back in Gaffney early Tuesday morning from a more than week-long deployment to Louisiana for Hurricane Gustav, a group of paramedics from Gaffney and Spartanburg were called back into service, this time for Hur More...

Grassy Pond residents in the dark

Close to 200 homes in the Grassy Pond community were left without power for several hours on Wednesday as Duke Energy employees repaired utility poles damaged by a logging truck earlier in the day. More...

Board director says national economy hurting development here

Cherokee County is taking its lumps so far this year in regards to economic development. More...

Sports

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Chase Hames offered one piece of advice to his teammates before practice started for Friday's game against Chesnee. Play faster. "I'm always going full speed so I can get better for the next team," Hames said. More...

Quick Jackets out to test rival Indians

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland sums up today's opponent, Union County, in one word - "quick." "They are extremely quick," Strickland said. Union County coach Dave Lipsey prefers a less enthusiastic word to describe his team - inexperienced. More...

Chesnee poses formidable test for struggling Blackburg

Sports miracles aren't granted everyday. Appalachian State beating powerhouse Michigan. The New York Giants derailing the Patriots' hope of a perfect season. The Blacksburg Wildcats (0-3) beating Chesnee might not fall into that category. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Another me?

A milk bottle has sent me on a fishing expedition to find another Scott Powell walking around the planet. As if the world needed another one. More...

THEIR VIEW

No big surprise

Congratulations, or perhaps condolences, fellow taxpayers. On Sunday we all became mortgage bankers. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Danny and Kim Perry took The Gaffney Ledger with them while vacationing in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, with their son Jason Perry and grandchildren Taylor and Alexis Wilson. 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?