June 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Ballroom dancer returns from Vegas with 13 awards for first-place performances

Ann Sossamon decided to take up ballroom dancing as a hobby of sorts to spend time with her husband, Larry. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Mom figured out way to get sympathy

Dear Annie: We live in a close-knit neighborhood. About 15 years ago, a family with a small child and a preschooler moved in. More...

Local youths participate in 30-Hour Famine Weekend

A number of youths from local churches got together April 28 and 29 to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in our world. These youths fasted for 30 hours over the course of the two days. More...

Gaffney beauty to compete for Miss S.C. Teen crown

Shameka La'trece Manning will be competing for the title of Miss South Carolina Teen on June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenville. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Michael R. Gibson

COWPENS - Michael Ray Gibson, 40, of 300 Goforth St., More...

State News

Hospital offers two free prostate programs

In recognition of Men's Health Month, Upstate Carolina Medical Center in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and SCDHEC Public Health Region 2 will offer two prostate-related programs in June. More...

Drive-ins and soda shops subject of ETV documentary

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - There's a good reason the movie producers of ''Shag'' chose the Sky View Drive-In here to shoot scenes. More...

Legislature overrides Sanford's vetoes on budget, other bills

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Legislature easily overrode Gov. Mark Sanford's veto of the entire state budget, deriding his unusual move by saying it would have shut down state government. More...

National News

Sunscreens provide partial protection

Think slathering on the highest number sunscreen at the beach or pool will spare you skin cancer and premature wrinkles? Probably not, if you're in the sun a lot. More...

Month-old tests positive for cocaine; mom charged

Bond has been denied for a Gaffney woman whose month-old child tested positive for cocaine. More...

Officials meet to mull pandemic flu strategy

More than 80 local government and business leaders attended a pandemic flu summit Thursday at the Broad River Electric Co-Op Building. More...

Bond denied for 2 suspects in separate incidents

Two men arrested for separate alleged instances of domestic violence will remain at the Cherokee County Detention Center after being denied bond. More...

Local News

Mayor will support increased bonuses

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said he will support a measure to double city employees' Christmas bonuses. More...

Skateboarders blamed for damage to picnic tables

Several picnic tables outside Northwest Elementary were allegedly damaged by skateboarders last week, a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office states. More...

Attorney says school board's method of adjusting superintendent's salary is legal

There was nothing illegal about a $6,000 pay raise for superintendent Dr. Bill James, district attorneys said in an opinion issued Tuesday. More...

Sports

New girls hoops coach to stress defense

Matt Gibson will emphasize the importance of strong team defense in his effort to turn around a struggling Gaffney High girls basketball team. More...

Shelby completes sweep of Post 109

Gaffney Post 109 hasn't figured out how to beat Shelby yet. More...

Local speedway to host Southern All-Stars East event

Spartanburg's Jeremy Clements, who won the first Southern All Stars East Super Late Model Dirt Series event of the year at Cherokee Super Speedway with a dominating performance, is looking forward to another strong run after an outstanding finish at More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Funeral home memories warm my heart

I couldn't help but giggle like a child as I went sliding down the decline of the Great Smoky Mountains last week. More...

OUR VIEW

School budget was rushed through

The most important responsibility any elected group will ever undertake is deciding how public money will be spent. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The legend of the 'doozy'

I remember very clearly the night I met George, lo these more than 23 years ago. More...

Other News

Man driving with wife's severed head crashes into oncoming car, kills 2

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The severed head of a man's wife flew from his pickup truck Thursday when he crashed into an oncoming car, killing the driver and her child, police said. More...

POLE SITTER

A neon skimmer dragon fly perches on a truck radio antenna Thursday morning, June 15, in Tyler, Texas. More...

CHIEF

Bill Dexter applies fresh paint to the face of the More...

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