June 28, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Staff, students refuse to let Dr. Hunter just slip away quietly

Dr. Charlean Hunter expected to go quietly out the door June 6 when she announced her retirement from Cherokee County schools. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

His thumb-sucking harms no one

Dear Annie: My husband sucks his thumb. He does this when sleeping, watching TV or playing computer games, but only if he doesn't think he can be seen. He'll stop abruptly if I walk into the room. More...

Miss Scruggs, Mr. Lucas exchange vows June 16

Amanda Denise Scruggs and Lester Charlie (Chase) Lucas III, both of West Columbia, were united in marriage on Friday, June 16, 2006, at Mitchell House and Gardens in Lexington. Gary Pozsik officiated the double ring ceremony at 8 p.m. More...

4-H camps offer kids summer fun

Four-H during the summer is exciting. Where else can kids hold a mummy made out of a chicken, shoot archery and learn about gardening within a four-week period? They can even take a 4-H babysitting course at a low cost. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Millie T. Holmes

Manager custodian at Grassy Pond Elementary

Millie Lucille ("Roddie") Tate Holmes, 57, of 300 Marion More...

Etta G. Teaster

Retired LPN

PACOLET - Etta George Teaster, 75, of 4014 Pacolet Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at her residence. More...

Eunice Jones

COWPENS - Eunice Jones, 78, formerly of Oakdale Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at White Oak Manor. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It can all go wrong in the blink of an eye

"I might as well go ahead and tell you, Paul totaled his car last night." More...

perspective

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County budget trimmed; no tax hike

Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary kept his promise Monday to try and avoid a modest tax hike in the county's new $17,753,914 spending plan. More...

Classified for years, a hero's story can finally be told

"...The success of the operation would not have been possible without the outstanding leadership abilities of Sergeant Bell. His actions were directly responsible for the safety and security of our Aircraft, sensitive equipment and Aircrews that were trap

Greg Bell isn't one to go around claiming to be a hero because of his job with the National Guard. In fact, the Gaffney airman was quietly awarded the Bronze Star for actions in Afghanistan - four years ago. More...

Local News

Construction of BHS addition expected to begin in August

A new parking lot will pave the way for construction to start on a $6.9 million ninth grade addition at the school this fall. More...

Rescue fails

Kittens heard, but not seen

Part of Limestone Street between Frederick and Robinson streets was closed Tuesday afternoon as Gaffney police officers and Gaffney Board of Public Works employees tried to locate an adult cat and three kittens in a storm drain. More...

Solicitor will seek death penalty in Riddle trial

The Seventh Circuit Solicitor's Office has served notice it will once again seek the death penalty against Ernest Matthew Riddle. More...

Sports

Indians face stern test at FCA camp

Easy isn't a word to describe the competition at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes basketball camp. More...

Weather stops Post 109 again

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com

Post 109 postponed its game on Tuesday. Again. Inclement weather or graduation ceremonies have forced numerous postponements for 6-0 Post 109 this season. More...

Bulldogs stay unbeaten with win over Raiders

Coach Marvin Dewberry and the Bulldogs remained perfect with a 21-10 win over the Raiders Monday in Cherokee County Youth Basketball League Division II action. More...

Letters

Police will be out in force during Fourth of July holiday

Dear Editor: The Fourth of July weekend is upon us. For most people, that means a long weekend of summer fun. For law enforcement and medical personnel, it has historically meant a spike in collisions and deaths on our roadways. More...

Come by and meet the new Red Cross service center manager

Dear Editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to let the community know how excited I am to be the new service center manager for the American Red Cross in Cherokee County. More...

Go Tell Upstate Crusade was such a blessing

Dear Editor: My name is James Garner. I am pastor of Elm Street Church of God. In all my years of pastoring across the state of South Carolina, I have never had the opportunity to be involved in a countywide crusade. More...

State News

Lt. Gov. Bauer edges Campbell in GOP runoff election

COLUMBIA - Lt. Gov. Andr Bauer, once again, came from behind in a primary to win Tuesday's Republican runoff against a tough challenge mounted by Mike Campbell, son of a prominent former South Carolina governor. More...

Ravenel easily defeats Willis

COLUMBIA - Thomas Ravenel cruised to an easy runoff victory Tuesday, becoming the Republican nominee who will take on state Treasurer Grady Patterson in November. More...

CORRECTION

Michelle McGaha, 42, who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison suspended to five years in prison and five years probation, does not live at 316 Sycamore St., Gaffney. 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?