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Judges rule against group opposing nuke plant project

On the same day that fall began, a North Carolina-based environmental group challenging Duke Energy's plans for a nuclear power plant in Cherokee County was essentially left out in the cold by a group of administrative law judges who found no reaso More...

LifeStyles

Miss Plowden, Mr. Weatherford wed Sept. 21

Anna Plowden of North Augusta and Jonathan Wade Weatherford of Columbia were united in marriage on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at The Marion Hatcher Center. The Rev. Jack Phillips conducted the 3 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Mom's gambling may mask other problems

Dear Annie: Our 80-year-old mother has become addicted to gambling. My father would be rolling in his grave if he knew she'd gone through all his hard-earned retirement savings. More...

Groups sponsoring fund-raising lunch at Michael Gaffney Day celebration

The Gaffney Little Theatre will join the Cherokee County Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA) and Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS) in paying tribute to Michael Gaffney at the cabin downtown on Saturday, Sept. 27. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe Pennington Jr.

Spartanburg native

Joe Henry Pennington Jr., 28, of 308 Springwood Drive, passed away Thursday, Sept, 18, 2008, at his home. Born in Spartanburg, Mr. Pennington was the son of Joe Henry Pennington Sr. of Gaffney and Margaret Ann Henderson Pennington of the home. More...

Pamela Scruggs

Employed by Newark

Pamela Huff Scruggs, 56, of 114 Stonecrest Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2008, at her residence. More...

Vernell B. Dawkins

Service for Vernell Byers Dawkins, 88, of 3503 Plateau Ave., Baltimore, Md., widow of Ned Dawkins Jr., will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. at Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Golden and Dr. More...

Columns

Our dinner plans went to pot

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Most everyone enjoys eating, especially if the food is something special or exceptionally prepared. For me, it's hard to beat a good ol' cheeseburger cooked on a charcoal grill. That's with REAL charcoal, not those gas-burners. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Michael and Helen Pridmore read The Gaffney Ledger after their wedding in Columbia. Shown with them are Todd Roberson, Nick Hughey, Will Price, Brandon Gardner, Daniel Phillips and Wess. More...

Some Freightliner employees called back to work

There's apparently good news for local Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation workers who have grown increasingly anxious about their jobs. More...

Hydro plant still going strong after 100 years of powering county

A testament to the county's textile past, the Gaston Shoals Hydro Station and Dravo Dam continues to supply clean, renewable electricity to local residents. More...

STOLEN: Vintage race car, trailer, truck that was towing them

A vintage race car that won a 2005 muscle car championship, along with the trailer it was in and the truck that was towing it, were stolen from a Gaffney hotel on Sept. 19. More...

Local News

Festival changing dates; planning barbecue cookoff

Barbecue lovers will have a good reason to check next year's South Carolina Peach Festival schedule. The festival is planning a barbecue cookoff as part of the 2009 event. More...

'Green Teens' clean up banks of Lake Cherokee

A club consisting of more than 20 Gaffney High students went to work Saturday at Lake Cherokee collecting hundreds of pounds of trash and other debris. More...

New road had residents 'hunting' for an explanation

Combine a Charlotte-based builder of hotels, apartment buildings and commercial offices with a recently constructed roadway in McKowns Mountain and its easy to expect something's afoot. More...

Sports

Long, Petty had Rebels' number

Long says wins over Byrnes top state title games

You expect a big crowd and drama when the Gaffney Indians and Byrnes Rebels renew their rivalry on Friday. In 2006, the Indians expected something else as well - to win. More...

Jones: (Byrnes) is as good as they've been on offense

Note to defensive coordinators facing USA Today's toprated team, the Byrnes Rebels: Be afraid. Be very afraid. The Rebels, who have outscored their opposition 182-41, are averaging 46 points a game. More...

BRIEFS

Blacksburg Middle wins opener Nick Hames scored four touchdowns to lead Blacksburg on a 42-0 victory over Jonesville Thursday night in their season opener. More...

Letters

Gaffney High Class of '68 looking for classmates

Dear Editor: It is almost time for our 40th Gaffney High School Reunion. Our reunion committee has had lots of fun planning it. We have heard from a good many of our classmates, but we still have a great deal we haven't heard from. More...

Responds to concerns over stadium security

Dear Cody: I was hoping another reader would respond to this subject, but since they haven't, here goes. The woman wishing for a strip search at the ball game needs to consider a strip club. More...

Urges lawmakers to support amendments

Dear Gaffney Ledger: Dear Mr. (Sen. Jim) DeMint: Dear Mr. (Sen. Lindsey) Graham: I respectfully ask that you strongly support the following amendments to S. 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?