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Moving-in day ain’t as easy as it used to be

Just like thousands of parents across the United States, my wife and I spent this past Sunday moving our daughter into her dormitory for her first year of college. Since she will be attending USC-Upstate, about a 20- minute drive from our house, it wasn’t nearly as traumatic as it would have been had she been heading to a school […]

8,631 students enrolled as new school year starts

Shortly after midnight Sunday, maintenance workers completed repairs on the Gaffney High School air conditioning system. Maintenance personnel worked long hours Sunday to get the air conditioning system running so students could start the new school year in cool, comfortable classrooms. This proved to be one of the few glitches of getting the 2010-2011 school year kicked off. Interim Cherokee […]

Sen. Peeler honored for sponsoring foster children ‘bill of rights’

“No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.” Like this quote, State Sen. Majority Leader Harvey Peeler said he has always held fast in his political life to keeping his focus on helping children, elderly and the downtrodden in society who cannot help themselves. Peeler received the Legislator of the Year award Tuesday in the […]

Missing woman found lying in creek bed

A missing 68-year-old woman from Spindale, N.C., was found Monday morning when a Cherokee County tracking team discovered her lying in a creek bed in the western corner of the county. The woman, who was taken to Upstate Carolina Medical Center for treatment of dehydration and possible hypothermia, was last seen Friday at about noon but wasn’t reported missing until […]

Battery pouch blamed for fire

Gaffney firefighters believe a Tuesday afternoon fire was sparked by loose batteries. A neighbor spotted smoke coming from a home at 114 Claremont St. and was able to get inside and throw a pot of water on a fire inside the home, said Gaffney Fire Chief Nathan Ellis. The neighbor’s actions saved the home from any major structural damage. “He […]

$50K bond for suspect in shooting

A 31-year-old Gaffney man was taken into custody Monday afternoon on a charge of attempted murder in the wake of an early morning shooting outside a West Floyd Baker Boulevard restaurant. Brian Austell Davidson, of 4th Street, is accused of shooting his cousin in the parking lot of the Waffle House at about 2:35 a.m. Investigators say the two men […]

Spratt’s claim of ‘saving’ Shaw AFB typical

Dear Editor: I have been following with more than a passing interest the debate about John Spratt’s “saving” of Shaw Air Force Base. I find it typical that a congressman would claim that “he saved Shaw” from closure during the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process despite that process being widely known as without political influence. I also find it […]

Crayons 2 Computers celebrates milestone

Dear Cody: We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to you and your staff at The Gaffney Ledger. Without our network of support, all of this would not have been possible. Over the years we feel we have brought to Gaffney a higher standard of excellence in childcare. We set the bar high when we opened and have […]