January 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Rene´ Turner 'comes on down' and cashes in on Price is Right

Rene' Turner knew her vacation to California was going to be the trip of a lifetime. But she didn't know it would lead to three more vacations that were also a trip of a lifetime. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It's time for her to tell him good-bye

Dear Annie: I have been dating a gentleman for the past two years. He is very effeminate, and people often ask me if he is gay. More...

Sonny Thornton Trio here Jan. 17

Group will perform Music Sandwiched-In concert at library

The Sonny Thornton Trio will perform a jazz music concert over lunch hour on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney. The trio features master drummer Sonny Thornton, pianist Bill Gerhardt and bassist Mike Holstein. More...

Jazz bands, Boptism perform at Limestone

The Limestone College Honors Jazz Band Clinic will take place Jan. 12 and 13 with concerts each night. Both concerts are free and open to the public. The clinic will be comprised of high school students from throughout South Carolina. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Crawford S. Lipscomb

Retired elementary school teacher

Crawford S. Lipscomb, 101, of 105 Crestview Drive, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at Wellington Nursing Center in Knightvale, N.C. A native of Rock Hill, she was the widow of Maurice M. More...

Mary S. Merz

Retired seamstress

Mary Schreyer Merz, 92, formerly of Ellis Ferry Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at Peachtree Centre. A native of Hartley, Delaware, she was the widow of Andrew Edward Merz and daughter of the late Walter B. More...

Mildred White

Homemaker

CASAR, N.C. - Mildred Conner White, 85, of 132 Golden Valley Road, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at Hospice at Wendover. More...

Columns

You'll have to put that out

One of the most popular features in The Gaffney Ledger is "Reader of the Week." In The Weekly Ledger, it's "Get to Know..." The responsibility for these two items is rotated each week among our advertising and news staffs. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Lawmakers face a full plate of issues

The first regular session of the 117th South Carolina General Assembly convened Jan. 9. I may be a freshman lawmaker, but many of the important issues facing this General Assembly are not new. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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Who's the newest millionaire?

One of four winning lottery tickets sold at Moss Mini-Mart on Union Highway

Someone in Cherokee County is almost certainly a millionaire after the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) held its Carolina Millionaire drawing Monday night. In fact the SCEL has winning tickets for four prizes of a million dollars each. More...

Stadium proposal

Trustees mull ways to make it more affordable

The Cherokee County School Board discussed major design changes Tuesday aimed at making the new Gaffney High football stadium more affordable. More...

SPORTS

Several players on the defending Class 4A Division I state champion Gaffney High football team are attracting interest from college coaches. Malcolm Long, the state's Mr. Football, is atop the list. More...

Local News

Festival shows profit in '06; still owes $10,856

"Somewhere along the line the festival is going to have to figure out a way to raise more money."

The South Carolina Peach Festival made $16,000 in profits from the 30th anniversary edition of the event despite a disappointing rainout. More...

No new projects planned

Don't look for many orange barrels to spring up along Cherokee County roads this year. More...

WHO'S MY OWNER?

Libby Swad, Director of the Humane Society of Cherokee County, is hoping to find the owner of this dog who was recently struck by a car near Brookview Healthcare on Thompson Street. More...

Sports

Several Indians mulling over offers

Several players on the defending Class 4A Division I state champion Gaffney High football team are attracting interest from college coaches. Malcolm Long, the state's Mr. Football, is atop the list. More...

Mauldin nips Indians

Mauldin's Miles Maddon didn't lack for confidence from long range on Tuesday. Maddon scored all 12 of his points on three pointers, including the game winner with :03 remaining to give the Mavericks a 68-65 win over the visiting Gaffney Indians. More...

A COLD DIP

YMCA Dolphins swimmer Steven Wright gets ready to enter the water during Saturday's swim meet at the Timken pool. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

A Bush tax increase?

WASHINGTON - More than the ascension of Nancy Pelosi & Co. was disturbing congressional Republicans last week. They worried that George W. Bush may proceed down the same path that made his father a one-term president. More...

State News

Sanford takes oath

(AP) - Gov. Mark Sanford takes the oath of office Wednesday as he begins his second term still trying to achieve many of the same goals he had when he took office four years ago. The Republican governor is the first since the late Gov. More...

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