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LifeStyles

Peachtree Centre residents keep busy with recent activities

Peachtree had its annual Halloween trick-or-treat with three local day cares and 60 children visiting the residents. Pictured in their Halloween costumes are Millie Skinner and Polly Ellis (lr) with trick-or-treater Marissa Martin. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Custody of child should be discussed with attorney

Dear Annie: My boyfriend's ex-wife called and said their 19-month-old son had bitten another child at daycare. This isn't so unusual, but what bothers me is that the daycare provider put dish soap on his tongue. More...

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BLACK BELT - Ashley Minor received her black belt in American Karate on Oct. 16, 2008. She is a student at Spartanburg Martial Arts which meets at the Gaffney YMCA and is pictured with her instructor, Billy Lunsford. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Annie Guyton

Teacher's aide for B. D. Lee Elementary School for 27 years

Annie Mae Pruitt Guyton, 87, of Magnolias of Gaffney, formerly of 207 Mimosa Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Henry J. More...

Millie Reynolds

Homemaker

Millie Ruppe Reynolds, 76, of 557 Bonner Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at her home. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of A.F. Reynolds and daughter of the late H. H. Ruppe and Ophelia Martin Ruppe. More...

Acelia Ann Littlejohn

Service for Acelia Ann Littlejohn, 51, of 303 Ozell Ave., will be held Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Dr. L. A. Brackett officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. More...

Fired Veterans Office employees' grievance held behind close doors

A decision on the two fired Veterans Affairs Office clerks' grievance against Veterans Affairs Officer Sammy Willard is expected within the prescribed 20 days despite some lingering legal questions. More...

COLD, WET WINTER COMING

White Christmas not out of the question

If you see pigs gathering leaves and straw, it could be a sign that a cold winter is on its way. More...

City of Gaffney checking to see where belts can be tightened

Anticipated state funding cuts

Gaffney City Administrator James Taylor hasn't officially asked department heads to tighten their belts yet, but he has been asking them to start checking if there are some belt notches they might not need. More...

Local News

Scam artists attempting to get checking account numbers over telephone

A local woman knew something wasn't right Thursday as soon as the smooth-talking man on the other end of the telephone opened his mouth. More...

Report card release delayed

School districts statewide will have to wait a while to find out how their schools fared on this year's state report cards. Citing incorrect test score data, the state Department of Education has postponed the release of state report cards. More...

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AUTHOR CHATS — Charlotte resident Carla Sarratt held an "Author Chat" with English classes at Gaffney Middle. A former high school English teacher, Sarratt has published two young adult novels. More...

Sports

Who had the BEST season?

The results of Sunday's Ford 400 at Homestead- Miami Speedway will determine who will be crowned champion of NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. But the final points standings won't necessarily decide which driver had the best season in 2008. More...

Rick Minter's OBSERVATIONS

Key story lines as NASCAR heads to Homestead

Economic woes taking toll At a time of the year when all the focus in NASCAR should be on the points battles in the top three series, the economy and its impact on the sport is foremost on many minds. More...

Montoya believes results don't reflect his progress

With all the emphasis on the Chase the past nine weeks, it's easy to overlook strong performances by drivers outside the top 12 in points, including Juan Pablo Montoya. More...

Columns

The Sunday School Lesson

Mutual Support

PHIL. 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. More...

Ramblings from a sick mind

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I made a private vow several months ago that I would not subject readers to another lengthy diatribe about school accountability. I think everyone knows my feeling on the subject. I don't like the current system used to rate schools. 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?