September 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Hurricane relief teams roll back into Gaffney after Gulf assignments

After driving 1,184 miles to get to Gaffney, a group of paramedics and emergency medical technicians was ready to get some well-earned shuteye. But first, they had a few chores to finish. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Wolff, Mr. Owensby wed June 21 in Cowpens

Kayla Nicole Wolff of Cowpens and J.W. Owensby of Gaffney were married Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Oakdale Baptist Church in Cowpens. The Rev. Dennis Spencer conducted the 2 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's happy, but dissatisfied with life

Dear Annie: I am a 28-year-old single female. I just got a promotion and moved closer to my job. I am doing great and even got a raise. I am pretty happy with my life, but I still have this empty feeling. More...

Antique and collectible car show Saturday

The annual fall classic car show to benefit the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum will be Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the historic mustering grounds of the S.C. Militia at the museum at 301 College Drive. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kathryn Cook

Retired from Oxford Ind.

Kathryn Fleming Cook, 86, of 2838 Pacolet Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Wednes- day, Sept. 17, 2008, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Homer Davis

Truck driver

Homer Clifton Davis, 74, of 201 Hampton Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at Regional Hospice Home. Born in Damascus, Va. More...

Patrick Lee Stuart

Landscaper

SPARTANBURG - Patrick Lee Stuart, 38, of San Francisco, Calif., formerly of Spartanburg, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, in San Francisco. Born Dec. 22, 1969, in Auburn, Ala., he was the son of Dr. Jeanne S. Kowalczyk of Gaffney and the late Alex W. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Lipstick on a pig

Some pigs may look better in lipstick. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Bruce Spurlin, Pat Spurlin, Parmer Spurlin and Beverly Spurlin Ward are shown reading The Gaffney Ledger on a recent trip to Los Angeles, Calif., and Las Vegas, Nev. More...

The Sunday School Lesson

Finding True Happiness

MATT. 5:1 And seeing the Multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. More...

Paramedic acquitted

A jury of six men and six women took less than 10 minutes Thursday afternoon to lift a "great weight" off the shoulders of a local paramedic who now is looking forward to getting on with an interrupted life. Brian J. More...

Local eatery icon celebrates milestone

Sticking to a formula produced decades ago, local restaurant owner Jay Harvey continues to find success in a tough economy by relying on those close to him. After all, he sees most of them on a regular basis — at work. More...

Local News

City, BPW have plenty of fuel, county supply running short

Gasoline and diesel filling the tanks of cars and trucks has become almost as important as water. Fortunately for the City of Gaffney and the Gaffney Board of Public Works, it's almost as plentiful. More...

Letter carrier honored for 45 years of service

Rain, sleet and snow may not stop the U.S. Postal service, but sometimes a short break is more than justified. More...

Police investigate armed robberies

Police in Cherokee and Spartanburg counties have been comparing notes in recent days due to a rash of waffle-related robberies in multiple jurisdictions. The Monday evening robbery of the Mr. More...

Sports

Fan favorite

Junior strives to deliver a championship to his faithful supporters

Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's biggest star, has high expectations placed on him because of his immense popularity and because he's the son of one of the sport's all-time icons. The level of his popularity is astounding. More...

Rick Minter's OBSERVATIONS

Key story lines as NASCAR heads to Dover.

Ragan lands a sponsor David Ragan came close to making the Chase in his sophomore season before a wreck at Richmond, normally one of his best tracks, took him out of the running. More...

NUMERICALLY SPEAKING

28 Cup victories at Dover by Chevrolet, tops among manufacturers. 10 Cup victories by Rick Hendrick at Dover, tops among car owners. More...

Letters

Why a landfill on McKowns Mountain Road is a bad idea

Dear Editor: Here are reasons to reject Waste Management's proposal to place a landfill on McKowns Mountain Road. REASON #1: McKowns Mountain Road is a 2-lane country road. More...

Daddy Joe's fundraiser helped care for 30 men, women, children

Dear Editor: Miracle Hill Rescue Mission wishes to thank the many individuals who helped to make our recent Miracle Hill/Daddy Joe's Fundraiser such a success. 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?