June 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman secretly graduates 26 years after dropping out of high school

Fannie Propst closed the book on her secret project when she received her high school equivalency diploma at Thursday's adult education graduation ceremony at Gaffney High. More...

SPORTS

The postseason honors continue to roll in for members of the Limestone women's lacrosse team. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Safety of neglected boy must come first

Dear Annie: I'm in the middle of a contentious divorce and child custody battle. My wife, "Kelly," and I have a 7-year-old son, "Bobby." More...

'Think first'to avoid lifethreatening diving injuries

Thousands of spinal cord injuries result each year from shallow water diving

I t's a startling fact that as many as 1,000 spinal More...

ENGAGEMENT

Williams - Rowe

COLUMBIA - Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Williams announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Alexis, to Daniel Walkup Rowe of Greenwood, son of Dr. and Mrs. David L. Rowe of Blacksburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arizona Reid Sr.

Gaffney native

SHARON - Arizona Reid Sr., 70, of 3020 Pratt St., died Monday, May 29, 2006, in Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill. More...

Elbirdie Dawkins Jr.

Cement finisher

Elbirdie Dawkins Jr., 60, of 131 Buckson St., died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at 9:23 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

James D. Dover Sr.

Retired from Alcoa

BLACKSBURG - James Daniel Dover Sr., 67, of 376 Moda Road, passed away Thursday afternoon in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Columns

Graduation ceremony deserves due respect

( EDITOR'S NOTE: The following column was first published in 2003 and is reprinted each year at the request of school officials.) More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I remember when 89 degrees was downright balmy

What happened to Spring time? No, seriously, where'd that season go? Isn't it supposed to get progressively warmer and warmer until we reach Summer? Look, according to my calendar, June 22 is the first day of Summer for 2006, not June 2. More...

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Festival gets biggest slice of A-Tax pie

Like a long-lost rich uncle, the Gaffney Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee made life a little easier for some local financially strapped nonprofit organizations Wednesday. More...

Students get one more shot at exit exam

Cherokee County Adult Education will give county students another chance to pass the state's exit exam and earn their high school diploma this summer. More...

City boss will present balanced budget with no tax hikes

Surprise. Surprise. Gaffney City Administrator James Taylor told the finance committee Thursday he plans to present a balanced proposed budget that includes no tax increase at Monday's council meeting. More...

GOP RALLY

The Cherokee County Republican Party will host a candidate rally Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 at the Lake Whelchel picnic pavilion. More...

Local News

Gaffney woman chosen as hospice's nurse of the year

Gaffney's Carolyn Baugham has been named the 2006 Nurse of the Year for Interim HealthCare. Baugham, a nurse for the past 10 years, has been involved with the hospice care for only one year. More...

Preliminary report out on Bauer's plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report regarding S.C. Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer's plane crash in Blacksburg. More...

Sunnydale Meats hits 50 year mark

If you're looking to start grilling some hamburgers in Gaffney now that summer cookout season is here, you'll probably be using beef from Sunnydale Meats. The local packing company has been a tradition for the past 50 years. More...

Sports

Limestone legend returns

Standing before family members and the Limestone College faculty in Stephenson Dining Hall Thursday morning, the school's new men's lacrosse coach Mike Cerino said "this is home." More...

Three women's lacrosse players earn postseason honors

The postseason honors continue to roll in for members of the Limestone women's lacrosse team. More...

BRIEFS

Literacy Association to hold golf tourney The Cherokee County Literacy Association will hold a charitable golf tournament at Cherokee National Golf Course on Friday, June 9, starting at noon. More...

Letters

Inappropriate behavior during graduation won't be tolerated

Dear Senior Parents or Guardian: The faculty and staff of Gaffney High School and Cherokee County School District One thank you for supporting your son or daughter in his or her educational efforts over the past 12 years. More...

Thanks to mail carriers and food drive donors

Dear Editor: The Cherokee Children's Home would like to thank the United States Post Office for having an annual national food drive to benefit those in need of food items. More...

State News

Legislature wraps up loose ends

gs COLUMBIA - Lawmakers outflanked Gov. Mark Sanford's efforts to call them back to their desks next week as they wrapped up their regular legislative session with goodbyes and a flurry of last-minute work. More...

STATE BRIEFS

Two killed in accident FLORENCE - Two people have died in a crash in Williamsburg County, which has seen motor vehicle fatalities nearly triple in the first five months of 2006. More...

Jeff Willis and Homes for Vets give away first home on Memorial Day

GREENVILLE - Jeff Willis, Republican candidate for South Carolina State Treasurer, and his newly formed non-profit organization Homes for Vets gave away their first home today, Memorial Day (Tuesday, May 30th) to Jonathan "Mark" Wilson, in Cleveland More...

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