May 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

3rd person sentenced in slaying

The third and final codefendant in the murder of 60-year-old Ray Von Cannon pleaded guilty this week and was sentenced in Cherokee County General Sessions Court. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIES MAILBOX

A car is a privilege, not a right

Dear Annie: I have a 16-year-old son whom I love very much. I have been divorced from his mother for eight years, remarried for the last six. "Brendan" lives with his mother in the same city, so I see him a lot. More...

'Once Upon a Time'Summer Vacation Reading Program kicks off June 5 at library

Children of all ages can participate in the free 2006 Summer Vacation Reading Program at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney and the various bookmobile stops beginning Monday, June 5, and continuing through Aug. 12. More...

'ONCE UPON A TIME' SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Ann Williamson

2nd grade school teacher

Mary Ann Williamson, 67, of 101 Green St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at her residence. More...

Minnie J. Goforth

Employed in food service

SPARTANBURG - Minnie Goforth of 209 Danny Drive passed away at her residence. More...

Faye G. Leagan

Supermarket manager

BLACKSBURG - Faye Goforth Leagan, 65, of 680 Leagan Drive, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at her home. More...

Columns

FROMA HARROP

Waterfront welfare for developers

When the Mayflower landed in 1620, the first thing the Pilgrims did was get away from the beach. More...

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THEIR VIEWS

She deserves great credit Out of the fear generated by last week's murder of Natalia Holmes, 18, at Carolina Forest Middle School and High School came a heartening reminder that in our communities, good outbalances evil by far. More...

Middle school student killed in car crash

Blacksburg Middle School students spent a moment of silence Thursday morning in memory of a 14-yearold classmate. More...

No tax hikes, modest pay raise in proposed school district budget

County residents wouldn't be hit with a tax increase and employees would receive a small pay raise under a proposed $57.7 million Cherokee County School District budget unveiled Thursday. More...

Crusade over, but more work to be done

The Go Tell Upstate Crusade came to a close Wednesday night with a pile of empty pizza boxes and a crowd of full hearts. More...

Local News

Weekend events planned at Kings Mountain National Military Park

Re-enactors will recognize veterans

Memorial Day activities will be occurring at several parts of the county this weekend, and at Kings Mountain National Military Park, More...

Students receive 'Palmetto's Finest' tote bags

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com

More than 2,000 Gaffney High students received a special gift from Renaissance on May 18 in recognition of the Palmetto's Finest achievement this school year. More...

Four will be inducted into Hall of Bravery during Memorial Day service

Four Cherokee County veterans will be inducted into the Hall of Bravery during a Memorial Day Service May 29. More...

Sports

Rock Hill nips Post 109

Gaffney opens at home on Monday against Inman

Two bad pitches by starting pitcher Bobby Wilkins and a lack of hits proved costly Wednesday for Post 109 in their 5-3 season opening loss to Rock Hill. More...

Rice celebrates with local baseball team

Former Gaffney High standout and University of South Carolina star wide receiver Sidney Rice celebrated with Daddy Joe's minor league baseball team Monday night after the team picked up their ninth win. More...

Prince leads Pistons to victory over Miami

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The start, story line and result were different. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Henry Hyde's plea

WASHINGTON - Rep. Henry Hyde, showing the courage that has typified a political career now in its final months, is pleading the case of endangered Palestinian Christians to President Bush. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Rest area worker killed FAIR PLAY - A worker at a rest area has died after a driver plowed into the back of his car as he tried to cross Interstate 85 to go to work. More...

Tourist town offers gas giveaways

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) - Worried high gasoline prices could keep visitors away, this Great Smoky Mountain tourist town is offering a summer-long gas giveaway. More...

Gas prices highest ever for Memorial Day

With the Memorial Day holiday right around the corner, local families might be making travel plans for the traditional start of summer. More...

Other News

Tax on long-distance calls will be eliminated

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department said Thursday it will eliminate a tax on long-distance telephone calls and refund about $13 billion collected from callers. 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?