June 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Duke Energy will name nuclear plant after late CEO

Duke Energy Corporation's Cherokee County nuclear project took a step closer to becoming a reality Wednesday as the company announced a name for the facility. More...

Number of charter schools in South Carolina continues to rise

While it hasn't happened locally, charter schools continue to be a priority in South Carolina. More...

LifeStyles

Summer months demand extra precaution

Orthopaedic surgeons advise parents on summer safety for kids

Now that school's out, kids all over the country will enjoy a carefree, sunshine-filled, homework-free summer, spending leisurely hours swimming, biking and playing various sports. More...

Dean's List student at Coastal Carolina

Jonathan Alan Greene was named to the Dean's List for the 2005-2006 school year at Coastal Carolina University. More...

BIRTHS

Cayden Elizabeth Green Jeff and Allison Green of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Cayden Elizabeth, on May 31, 2006, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 7 ozs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Christina Bridges

Rising sophomore at GHS

Christina Allende Bridges, 15, of 123 Beltline Courts, Apt. More...

Annette R. Callahan

Smoke monitor at a nursing home

BLACKSBURG - Annette Rose Callahan, 45, of 253 Deanna Lane, died Friday, June 16, 2006, at her residence. More...

Ulysses Smith Jr

Bishop Ulysses Smith Jr., 58, of 122 Carver St., died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Columbia. More...

Columns

Right on time

I cannot possibly stress enough how important it is to be punctual. One must be where one is supposed to be at all times. This is why the time clock was invented, why restaurants take reservations, why airlines have flight schedules. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

There's just something about this town

The town of Gaffney is like no other. Of course this is coming from a native, but hear me out. More...

Local group will join historic celebration

Members of the Sons of the American Revolution from all over the Upstate will converge on Lancaster on Saturday for a historic anniversary, including members from the Daniel Morgan chapter in and around Gaffney. More...

Residents can voice opinion about city budget at public hearing today

City residents will have a chance to express their opinion on Gaffney City Council's new budget during a More...

County boss busy cutting budget items

Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary has begun trimming budgets to offset a proposed .95 mill tax hike. More...

City council will hear fireworks law concerns

Gaffney City Council will hear a request today to tighten its fireworks restrictions. More...

Local News

One cent sales tax generates $4.4 million for school district

Cherokee County has received more than $4.4 million this year from a 1-cent local option sales tax used to help finance a 1997 school building program. More...

Granard's top students heading to camp

Four Granard Middle School students are going to "The Edge" this week for a summer adventure. More...

'Rocket Scientists'making music

Music is really rocket science for David McBee. The Gaffney native described his mood Friday as accomplished after learning this week that his latest project with the progressive rock band Rocket Scientists will be released worldwide Sept. 23. More...

Sports

Sarratt shines at all-star event

GHS standout collects three hits for South Carolina

American Legion coach Jeff Osment doesn't claim to be a fortune teller. He just knows what a talented player can do. More...

Post 109 faces big stretch

American Legion Post 109 coach Jeff Osment refuses to allow his team to look too far ahead. More...

Tymes Up holds off Raiders

In a back-and-forth game, the Raiders couldn't convert a last-chance scoring opportunity as Tymes Up hung on for a 13-11 victory in Cherokee County Youth Basketball League action Friday night at the B.D. Lee Elementary School gym. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

"TOO MUCH GORE" WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reviews by Democratic activists of "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's documentary on global warming: raves on content, not so favorable on the principal actor. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Chief resigns, judge on leave McBEE - The police chief has resigned and a municipal judge is on unpaid leave after they were indicted on charges of misconduct in office. More...

Everything will be peachy at Boone Hall barbecue cook-off and bluegrass festival

MOUNT PLEASANT - The South Carolina Peach Council will host the Boone Hall BBQ Cook-Off and Bluegrass Festival on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, at Boone Hall Plantation. More...

Kudzu control program topic at Native Plant Society meeting

GREENVILLE - Kudzu was first introduced into this country at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876. Fastgrowing. Great for erosion control. 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?