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Officials wait to see what impact new tax will have

The county's new local option sales tax might just provide the right dosage for the local government's ailing bottom line. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Don't feel guilty for doing right thing

Dear Annie: My brother, "William," was recently arrested for taking inappropriate pictures of my 8-year-old niece. I wasn't surprised. Two years ago, my daughter said Uncle William had taken pictures of her, too. More...

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The Gaffney Middle School football team toured the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte - home of the Carolina Panthers - on Tuesday, Nov. 18. More...

Cookbook features recipes Brooview's staff and residents

Brookview Healthcare Center has published its first cookbook, "From Our Family to Yours." The recipes were collected from residents and submitted by their family members, along with favorites from the facility's staff. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marie Price

Retired LPN

Marie Holcombe Price, 82, formerly of Filter Plant Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Holcombe and Mary Mize Holcombe and widow of Sam Price Sr. Mrs. More...

Thomas Kitchens

Thomas Kitchens, 76, of 164 Garvin Lake Road, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Grace T. Childers

Retired textile worker

BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. - Grace Toney Childers, 82, of 185 Twin Creek Drive, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Man faces felony DUI charge after fatal wreck

A Gaffney man has been charged with felony driving under the influence and not having a valid driver's license after a fatal singlevehicle accident Sunday morning in Spartanburg County. More...

11.4%

Jobless rate here reaches double digits

The unemployment rate in Cherokee County continued its steep rise in October, gaining 16 percentage points compared with September, to reach 11.4 percent. The S.C. More...

Fewer people will take to the skies, roads this holiday season

For the first time since 2002, the travel experts at AAA Carolinas are actually expecting fewer people to take to the roads and skies in South Carolina and North Carolina during Thanksgiving week. More...

31 Days 'til Christmas.

Local merchants have the best values.

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Local News

Students, district have received millions from lottery proceeds

While it won't help your tax bill, the state lottery is providing money for education in county schools. More...

Report shows S.C. lagging behind others in funding

Jim Sanders doesn't mince words when asked about the importance of a new 61-page report on the state's higher education system. Sanders, a Gaffney resident, is a member of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. More...

City delays plan to reduce business license fees

Against the backdrop of tight economic times, the City of Gaffney Finance Committee agreed Friday to hold off plans to reduce the business license fees paid by convenience store owners who sell alcohol and gasoline. More...

Sports

One that got away

Strickland to send tape to SCHSL

Just when Gaffney quarterback DeEdward Burris thought he'd scored an overtime touchdown, a flag nullified the play. It was an all-too-frequent happening for the Indians in a crushing, season-ending 34-31 overtime loss at Sumter Friday. More...

BRIEFS

Rocky has team high 7 tackles

Former Gaffney star linebacker Rocky McIntosh had a team-high seven tackles and a sack to help the Washington Redskins beat Seattle, 20-17, on Sunday. More...

Indians get a boost today; rated No. 6 in state poll

Gaffney boys varsity coach Mark Huff admits to shaking his head after learning his team was ranked No. 6 in the state in a preseason poll. The Indians do return four starters, but missed the playoffs last season. More...

Columns

What she said is not what I heard

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I don't do much comparison shopping. If I need something, especially something important like, say, golf balls, I can dart into the Wal-Mart, pick 'em up, go to the counter, pay for 'em and be on my way. More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

How do you define blessings?

Thanksgiving Day has some identity problems. It is more than: a day of parades to mark the beginning of the Christmas shopping season; football games between traditional rivals; and eating orgies at family tables excessive with food. More...

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Poll

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?