July 21, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

'Project Wolf': County grants incentives to mystery company

Cherokee County Council on Monday granted a tax incentive package to an unidentified company that could employ as many as 100 workers. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIES MAILBOX

The past has come back to haunt

Dear Annie: Our past has come back to haunt us. Our 37-year-old son just told me that when he was 17, he went into our bedroom and found pictures of his mother with other men. These were pictures we took while we were in a swing club. More...

Miss Guthrie is bride of Jeremy Kyle Smith

Callie Guthrie and Jeremy Kyle Smith, both of Gaffney, exchanged marriage vows May 27, 2006, at Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, Ga. Judge James E. Yates III conducted the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Feemster - Smith

LaVelle Devi Feemster of Hickory Grove and Ryan Laurice Smith of Gaffney will be married on September 30 at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Freda Dianne Cox Baker

Freda Dianne Cox Baker, 59, of 136 Sizemore Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 17, 2006 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Lisa Wade Brannon

Summerville native

INMAN - Lisa Wade Brannon, 49, of 515 Misty Fields Lane, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at her home after a long illness. More...

John C. Humphries

SEARCY, Ark. - John C. Humphries, 68, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Stem cell politics bad for Republicans

If anything embodies this White House's cracked sense of morality, it has to be the president's decision to veto a bill that would have expanded funding for stem-cell research. How many days until Nov. 7? More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Suspects face more charges LEXINGTON - Additional charges were filed Thursday against six men accused of killing a woman at a flea market last week, Sheriff James Metts said. More...

USC holding exhibit on poet, artist William Blake

COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina is featuring an exhibition on the works and life of English Romantic poet and artist William Blake through Sept. 15 in the university's Thomas Cooper Library. More...

14-year-old boy drowns in Mount Pleasant lake

MOUNT PLEASANT - A 14-year-old boy has drowned after jumping into a lake here, the Charleston County coroner's office said. More...

Distraction thieves

Phony utility workers strike again in county

They are called "distraction thieves" and they struck again in Blacksburg on Wednesday. More...

More power to ya

Heat wave pushes electricity usage to near-record levels

The heat wave that set in over the past week has pushed electricity use in the city to nearrecord More...

Local teachers earn Infant and Child CPR certification

Cherokee County students might be a little safer this coming school year thanks to the county's chapter of the American Red Cross (ARC) and ARC instructor Lewis Blanton. More...

Local News

Change of location

Clemson's Danny Ford to speak at GMS

There has been a change in location for the inaugural Steak 'n Stake dinner featuring former Clemson Head Football Coach Danny Ford. More...

Police arrest Gaffney man for sex assault

Gaffney police have charged a 22-year-old man with criminal sexual conduct on a minor. More...

Reward up to $125K in bike shop murders

Nearly three years have passed since four people were killed at the Superbike Motorsports Shop in Chesnee. More...

Sports

How sweet it is

Post 109 outlasts Rock Hill to advance to state tournament

After being eliminated in the state tournament a year ago, Post 109's goal this season was to play three more games to claim its first-ever state title. More...

Lady Saints sign 3 players

Limestone College women's basketball coach Corey Fox has announced the signings of three players during the spring signing period. More...

Cherokee Athletics must win its way to title

Unlike the Cherokee Athletics 14-year-old AllStar team, Cherokee Athletics No. 1 15-year-old all-stars will have to claim the state championship the old fashioned way by winning games. More...

Letters

Kind words for Gaffney city councilman

Dear Editor: Have any of you ever wondered who the oldest living Gaffney city councilman is? I mean, even for history reasons or any reason? More...

Feels right at home at Magnolias

Dear Editor: I want to tell you about the best kept secret in Gaffney. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It's going to cost me how much more?

I had to pay my automobile tax this week. I was all prepared to plunk down the hard earned cash that I owed to the county and move on. Not so fast. Bureaucracy reared it's ugly head. More...

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THEIR VIEW

Candidates should get same opportunity

We're glad to see the folks at Coastal Carolina University had the good sense to realize (albeit only after being challenged) that it was inappropriate to have a candidate for education superintendent give the keynote address at a seminar that the st More...

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