January 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Man killed when truck overturns

A Gaffney man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday on North Green River Road, about 10 miles west of Gaffney. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler pronounced 38- year-old David Wayne Johnson of 3462 Chesnee Hwy. More...

Sports-themed UCMC event helps teachers stay healthy

More than 700 Cherokee County teachers and school district employees spent Tuesday morning at a health fair organized by Upstate Carolina Medical Center (UCMC). More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Roommate rules should be agreed upon by majority

Dear Annie: I'm 19 and attending college. I room with five other girls, and the father of one of them, "Debbie," owns the house we live in. The problem? Debbie believes that since it is her father's house, she gets to make all the rules. More...

Cherokee Conservation District celebrates Arbor Day with students at Village School

The Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation District celebrated Arbor Day on Dec. 8, 2006, at The Village School in Gaffney. More...

HOLIDAY HELPERS

Michelle Dennis, Morgan Hughey, Zack Bridges and Brett Wilkins, Senate and Beta Club members at Gaffney High School, were among over 50 students from GHS and Ewing Middle School who volunteered to help out at Meals on Wheels during the Christmas ho More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Franklin Bridges

Retired from General Motors

Franklin Bridges, 77, of Pine Knot, Ky., passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, in Lake Cumb e r l a n d R e g i o n a l H o s p i t a l , Somerset, Ky. Born Feb. More...

Franklin (Buddy) Golden

Retired farmer

Franklin Delano Golden, 71, of 253 Beltline Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007. at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Robert L. Morgan

U.S. Navy, Army veteran of World War II

Robert L. Morgan, 83, of 207 Estelle Road, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at 11:26 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Dever Morgan and the late Eva Bonner Morgan. He was a U.S. More...

Columns

Terrorism: Fictional, and real

I really, really enjoy watching sports on TV. College football, pro football, golf, and college basketball are my favorites and sometimes I enjoy baseball and pro basketball. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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THEIR VIEW

Video poker still going strong despite ban

Video poker was outlawed in South Carolina in 2000, but state law enforcement officials continue to find the ban being violated. Stronger penalties for those who abuse the law should be enacted by the Legislature. ... More...

wintry mix expected tonight

What happened to winter? Unseasonably warm weather has dominated the region for the past several weeks, but that's about to change. More...

Felony DUI charges

Man pleads guilty in wreck that hurt kids

The father of an 8-year-old Gaffney girl who was killed in a July automobile crash has admitted he was driving drunk when he wrecked his vehicle in October, injuring two children. More...

Former cop to be tried in York Co.

A drunk driving case against former Cherokee County Metro Narcotics Unit Agent Kevin Wilson will be tried in York County. More...

Local News

Tennis, anyone?

Seven internationals say 'yes' to Limestone

Paulo Avila traveled from his home in Brazil last weekend to begin his college education and play tennis at Limestone College this spring. More...

Bloodhounds lose trail of suspect

Cherokee County Sheriff's Department deputies and the Bloodhound Tracking Team responded to an armed robbery at 8:40 p.m. Saturday at Mr. Petro, 608 Hampshire Drive, Gaffney, a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office states. More...

Ice, coke and pot seized in Thursday raid

The Cherokee County Metro Narcotics Unit seized 131 grams of ice methamphetamine during a raid at a Gaffney home at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office states. More...

Sports

Lawson leaves for Laurens High

In his stint as offensive coordinator, Greg Lawson turned the Gaffney Indians offense into one of the most potent in the state. He'll try to do the same as head coach at Laurens High School. Lawson replaces J.R. More...

Indians outlast Hillcrest

The Gaffney Indians saved their best for the fourth quarter on Tuesday. Rodney Love had 18 points and Jazz Palmer added 15 as the Indians erased a seven-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the homestanding Hillcrest Rams, 73-67. More...

Saints, Coleman continue hot streak

The Saints' Andre Coleman made the Coker game one to remember. Coleman made all eight of his three-pointers to lead Limestone to an 82-65 win over homestanding Coker on Monday. Coleman finished with 26 points on 9 for 10 shooting from the floor. More...

Letters

Your generosity made 2006 Christmas program a success

Dear Editor:

Thanks to all the support we received from within our community, our 2006 Christmas program was a huge success. More...

DSS boss grateful for holiday donation

Dear Mr. (Publisher Cody) Sossamon:

Thank you for your donation to our agency during this past Christmas season. The holidays really put a strain on our resources and without your help we could not adequately serve the citizens of Cherokee County. Thank you again for your donation. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Reid and reform

WASHINGTON - A beaming Harry Reid last week basked in the adoration of the Democratic Party's leading Senate reformers and its nine freshman senators. They extravagantly praised the new majority leader as the exemplar of ethical reform. More...

State News

S.C. lawmaker proposes legalizing medical marijuana use

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A state senator whose first wife suffered a painful death wants the state to legalize medical marijuana use. Sen. Bill Mescher of Pinopolis says the issue has been on his mind for about 20 years. More...

Gaffney delegates to convene

Approximately 100 delegates from the Gaffney area will convene for a two-day gathering of Jehovah's Witnesses for religious instruction Jan. 20-21 at Assembly Hall, 3401 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, N.C. More...

Former U.S. ambassador to discuss Russian policy January 30 at USC

COLUMBIA - Richard Miles, former United States ambassador to Georgia and Azerbaijan, will discuss Russian policy in a public talk Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the University of South Carolina. More...

Special Sections

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?