June 21, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Freightliner gets order for 630 buses

COLUMBIA - Freightliner in Gaffney will build the chassis for 630 new school buses ordered by the S.C. Department of Education. More...

State budget includes recurring funds for tech college campus here

Spartanburg Technical College will receive $1.5 million in state funding on an annual basis to help with the operation of its Cherokee County branch campus. More...

Festival announces performers for this year’s Peach Beach event

General Johnson and The Chairmen of the Board will headline this year More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

E-mails from old flame have her on emotional rollercoaster

Dear Annie: Recently, an old boyfriend, who apparently is happily married, began e-mailing me after finding my name on a high school reunion website. More...

Li gets 2006 Small Fry scholarship

Award presented to recent GHS grad at annual dinner

The Small Fry Gang has awarded its 20th annual scholarship to Gaffney High School graduating senior Jeanette Li. The $4,000 grant was formally announced at a dinner in her honor and at the GHS Awards Day ceremonies. More...

'Whodunit' detectives

The success of any murder mystery, even the spoof of one, hinges on the writer's ability to prevent the audience More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Addie Parker

Retired from Musgrove Mills

Addie Harris Parker, 82, of 1104 S. Johnson St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 19, 2006, at her residence. More...

Edith B. Vassey

Cherokee County native

Edith Virl Blanton Vassey, 72, of 1065 N. Green River Road, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Ulysses Smith Jr.

Cleveland County native

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

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

School budget approved without much evaluation

I'm not one to beat a dead horse unless that horse is causing serious harm to those who have to deal with it. More...

perspective

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Trustees nix facelift project for Gaffney High

Trustees chose not to go with a fancier Gaffney High front entrance, but the price tag on masonry repairs could be nearly $6 million. More...

HARVEST TIME

Jim Dyson picks ripe peaches Monday afternoon at Cash Farms. Kline Cash has More...

City council decides to turn down pay raise

Just two weeks after voting down a similar proposal, a sharplydivided Gaffney City Council on Monday agreed to rescind its controversial pay raise that would have boosted its salary by nearly 50 percent. More...

Local News

Republican candidate for president to visit here

With the 2006 primaries barely in the record books, one national candidate already has his eyes set on the 2008 presidential election. More...

Trustees consider sites for learning center

Locations adjacent to Luther Vaughan or Cherokee Tech

Two sites are being considered as the location of the Limestone Learning Center. More...

GHS grad off to basic training sans hair

Just a few weeks after graduating from Gaffney High, Jessica Spencer is on her way to basic training for the Air National Guard in Texas. She leaves behind a loving family, friends and about 13 inches of hair. More...

Sports

Indians second best at tournament

The Gaffney Indians found themselves in a familiar spot at the Clemson 7-on-7 passing tournament in the championship game. More...

Post 109 remains unbeaten

Swinging at pitches in the strike zone was all Post 109 needed to break out of the habit of stranding runners in scoring position. More...

Pitching-rich A.L. half-stars set to make mark at district

With a solid crew of pitchers, the Gaffney American League HalfStars have to rate as one of the favorites in the district Little League all-star tournament. More...

Letters

Positive memories of South Carolina

Dear Editor: A vital part of marketing the state is that of creating a positive image in the minds of visitors to South Carolina. More...

Free physicals for GHS athletes

Dear Editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Frank Phillips of Carolina Sports Medicine, Dr. Robert Kaemmerlen, Dr. Jane Wasson, and Dr. More...

A surprise celebration

Dear Editor: On the evening of May 20, Midway Baptist Church hosted a surprise "50th Anniversary in Ministry Celebration" for my wife and me. More...

State News

National HIV Testing Day events set for June 27

COLUMBIA - More than a dozen events will be held throughout South Carolina in observance of National HIV Testing Day, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control has announced. More...

Lake Wylie fireworks show set for July 4

LAKE WYLIE - Fireworks will light up the sky at Lake Wylie on Tuesday, July 4. More...

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