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Activities at area battlefields mark 228th anniversary of Battle of Kings Mountain

Cowpens National Battlefield will have special events Oct. 6

The Overmountain Victory Trail Association, which annually retraces the 330-mile march that patriot militia took to Kings Mountain in 1780, will present a special drama on Monday, Oct. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Daughter-in-law is mentally ill; her husband is a coward

Dear Annie: For at least five years, my mother-in-law has been receiving nasty harassing telephone calls from my sister-in-law, "Cruella." These calls usually pertain to Cruella's distorted belief that Mom doesn't accept her as a worthy daughter- More...

'Fall for Bingo'at St. Paul's

Event will raise funds for missions

St. Paul's Lutheran Church is sponsoring its 'Fall for Bingo' missions fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4:30-8 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ernest H. Spearman

U.S. Army veteran

Ernest Hood Spearman, 77, of 757 Abingdon Road, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Hickory Grove, Mr. More...

Raymond E. Ross

Retired from Policy Management Systems Corp

COLUMBIA - Graveside services for Raymond E. Ross, 74, will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Gaffney, conducted by the Rev. Russ Bradley. More...

C. R. Keller Sr.

Served in Army 82nd Airborne and Helicopter Assault Infantry in Vietnam

C. R. Frank Keller, Sr., 62, of 198 Wilkins Farm Road, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Other News

Natural gas rates down

(AP) _ Natural gas customers in South Carolina's Upstate are getting a break. Piedmont Natural Gas Company's rates dropped 15 percent Wednesday for its 140,000 customers. More...

Oct. 4th deadline to register to vote

(AP) _ Voters in South Carolina have several days yet to ensure they are registered to cast a ballot in the November election. Registration closes for the Nov. 4th election on Oct. 4th, this Saturday. More...

So what's the deal with this landfill?

Playing 20 (actually 15) questions with Waste Management Inc.

Making their way around Cherokee County in an effort to sell people on their plans, officials from Waste Management Inc. say they will provide honest answers to every question. More...

Hang on! More gas is coming

Local motorists welcomed the sight of fuel tankers to the area Thursday, giving them a brief reprieve from the gas shortage gripping the Southeast. More...

Local News

14 windshields smashed by vandals during weeklong spree

More than a dozen motorists find themselves picking up pieces of shattered glass following an apparently mindless vandalism spree that struck Gaffney over the past week. More...

Woman's dream coming true

Life has not been quite the same for Juliette "Jett" Martin since she was forced to stop a longtime practice of attending Gaffney High football games. More...

Council will consider amendment

There was no quick fix to the county's controversial junkyard ordinance. Several months after the county suspended enforcement of the ordinance, Cherokee County Council will consider an amended ordinance at its meeting scheduled for Monday. More...

Sports

Blacksburg's Hard Hitter

Rashad Earls is listed at only 5-foot-9 and 150 lbs. on the Blacksburg Wildcat roster. But, in reality, no one plays a bigger role for his team. More...

Improved Vikes renew rivalry with Indians

Straining to see every play until the final seconds almost has been required of fans when Gaffney and Spartanburg meet on the football field. Gaffney edged the Vikings, 14-7, last season. More...

LEDGER FOOTBALL EXPERTS

Let's see how our Ledger Staffers pick 'em this week! More...

Columns

Walker Payne movie goes to the dogs

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A plan afoot to show the "Walker Payne" DVD for free in local theaters went up in smoke recently after a preview of the film. More...

Legislators should change how votes are recorded

THEIR VIEW

What good does it do to require the House and Senate to meet in public if you can't find out how individual legislators vote? And how can voters hold their legislators accountable without that information? More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The Blanton family enjoy reading The Ledger while on a recent trip to the Amish Country in Pennsylvania. 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?