January 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber director takes development board job

Jim Cook probably expected to become the new Cherokee County Development Board director. After all, he followed the same career path as his predecessor, Jim Inman. Cook was named Monday to replace Inman as the new Development Board boss. More...

THE GAFFNEY LEDGER

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LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dad's girlfriend making life miserable for everyone

Dear Annie: I am a single mother of two who is happy in her life, but I have one problem - my dad's girlfriend, "Sherry." Last year on Father's Day, my sisters and I wanted to take Dad to lunch. More...

Apromise

25 years after Komen Foundation founding, U.S. breast cancer research nears $1 billion spent

DALLAS - As breast cancer ravaged her body, Susan G. Komen asked her younger sister for a promise. Komen wanted help to ''cure this disease.'' After a three-year struggle, the vivacious young mother with the bright smile died in 1980 at age 36. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Smith - Macdonald

Mr. and Mrs. Joel A. Smith III of Columbia announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Lowndes, to Ryan Dorsey Macdonald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Macdonald Jr., also of Columbia. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Glen (Curly) Blackwell

Avid Gaffney Indians fan

DUNCAN - William Glenell (Curly) Blackwell, 76, of 426 W. Lakeview Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

James K. Price

Retired Human Resources Manager of Savannah River Laboratory

AIKEN - James Keith Price, 76, of 9 Furman Drive, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 23, 2007. Sometimes there are no words - only love. Keith Price was much loved by his family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, Jan. More...

Sue Ann Blackwood

Secretary for Dr. Ishfaq Shah

Sue Ann Green Blackwood, 61, of 131 Ramsey Heights, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Student loan scam

WASHINGTON - Democrats last Wednesday were extolling their student loan bill for opening college to modest-income Americans when Rep. Tom Price, a second-term Republican from Georgia, took the House floor. More...

ANALYSIS

Dickens gift to GHS not the financial windfall some had anticipated

Four Gaffney High graduates are continuing their free college education this year with Bobby Dickens scholarships funded annually in honor of the 1952 GHS class. More...

Bridge could bear Batchler's name

Cherokee County Councilman James Batchler was traveling to the beach when he noticed a bridge in Great Falls named after a noted local politician. "I saw that and I figured he must have been a pretty good fellow," Batchler said. More...

Cherokee County Nonprofit Forum set for Friday at Limestone College

Spartanburg Community College and the Cherokee County Community Foundation, a member of the Foundation of the Carolinas, will host a Cherokee County Nonprofit Forum on Friday, Jan. 26 from 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. More...

Local News

School start date is Aug. 20 under 2007-08 calendar

The Cherokee County School District will once again operate under traditional and year-round school calendars for the 2007-2008 school year. The first day of classes is Aug. 20 for students attending schools on the traditional 9- month calendar. More...

ELECTRICAL FIRE

A house fire at 305 Washington St., Gaffney, erupted at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday when electrical wiring ignited near the home's chimney and spread into the attic, said Gaffney Fire Inspector Nathan Ellis. More...

Drugs found under truck's rear bumper

Local police seized crack cocaine, Valium, Oxycontin, Xanax, Codeine and ball tabs during two recent incidents. More...

Sports

Woodruff nips Wildcats, 67-63

Dustin Deese and Antonio Bolin came up a rim short of forcing overtime in Blacksburg's 67-63 loss to Woodruff Tuesday night. Bolin scored on a tip in after Deese intentionally missed a free throw with 1.6 seconds left. More...

Indians outlast Dorman

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com

Kobe Hollis played like the player Gaffney coach Mark Huff hoped he would be. More...

Patterson tabbed as Indians'new coordinator

With a preference for a balanced offense a strong selling point, former offensive line coach Charlie Patterson was tabbed to become Gaffney High's new offensive coordinator on Monday. More...

Letters

LETTER

Woman says judge's ruling is not fair to anyone

Dear Citizens of Cherokee County: I am writing this to let the people of this county know what kind of judicial system we have. I am a 52-year-old woman with four stepchildren. I was married to their father for 24 years. More...

Columns

What to keep, what to throw away

After months (years?) of procrastinating, I finally did it. I cleaned out my closet and chest of drawers. I tried to go by the rule of thumb that if you haven't worn something in the past year, get rid of it. More...

GUEST EDITORIAL

Many goals and ideas for this session

The beginning of a new legislative session is always an opportunity to explore new ideas, evaluate what is working and what needs to be changed. 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?