February 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'Hamster' a familiar winning word for district spelling champ's family

Deja vu must run in the Wilkerson family when it comes to hamsters and winning spelling bees. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It may be time for her to move out

Dear Annie: Last year, my son and I moved into my boyfriend's home. I pay half the utilities and spend almost $400 a month on groceries for all of us, including "Tom's" 12-year-old daughter. More...

Locals attend 'Wheel' taping in North Charleston

A number of local residents traveled on Jan. 12 to North Charleston, where they attended a taping of the popular TV game show, Wheel of Fortune, at the Charleston Area Convention Center. More...

ARC's Taste of Cherokee County set for March 8 at First Baptist Church

The Cherokee County American Red Cross will host its sixth annual Taste of Cherokee County on Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Gaffney First Baptist Church. Funds raised go to support the local efforts of the ARC. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Shirley P. Ramsey

Retail Sales Manager for Sunny Slope Farms

Shirley Price Ramsey, 71, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of George Lewis Ramsey and daughter of Myrtle Huskey Price and the late James Woodrow Price. Mrs. More...

Eugene "Gene" Henderson

Gaffney native

RICHMOND, Ky. - Eugene Henderson, 59, of Berea Road, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center. Born July 30, 1947, in Gaffney, S.C., he was the son of the late Clarence and Francis Riddles Henderson. More...

Willie E. Byers

Services for Willie Ewell Byers, 78, of Britthaven Nursing Home, 801 Greenhaven Drive, Greensboro, N.C., will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Golden and others officiating. More...

Columns

Intimidation - dad style

I walked into the house Saturday afternoon to find my kitchen full of teenagers - my daughter, Abbie, and a bunch of her friends. My wife, who was also in the room, asked if I knew all of them. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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The difference between sex and war

The war is George Bush's Monica Lewinsky. It is his undoing - the public playing out of his fatal flaws, and the reason his second term will come to naught. More...

Safety issue prompts detour in historic trail

Historical accuracy is of great importance to the members of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA). But sometimes that concern has to give way to safety, as is the case with the Furnace Mill Dam Site on the trail. More...

City council likely to ban all parking in medians

"No Parking" signs will likely be going up on medians in the city. Gaffney City Council members are expected to vote Feb. 20 on a proposed ordinance banning parking on medians. More...

Price Is Right show on which local teacher won vacation packages will air Feb. 9

Rene' Turner had great success during her appearance on The Price Is Right last month. And on Friday her performance will be shown nationwide. The Feb. 9 episode of CBS's long-running game show will show Turner winning three vacation packages. More...

Local News

SRMC joins Homeland Security teams

SPARTANBURG - Spartanburg Regional Emergency Medical Services has been selected by S.C. Homeland Security as one of four agencies in South Carolina to establish a Regional Medical Assistance Team. More...

Testing held Friday for new career class

The Cherokee County Adult Education program will start a new career class Monday to help county residents brighten their job prospects. Testing will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. More...

Upstate Carolina helps Gaffney Fire Department provide advanced care

With the help of Upstate Carolina Medical Center (UCMC), the Gaffney Fire Department will be better equipped to provide city residents with a higher-level of care when being treated by the department's medical First Responders. More...

Sports

Long, Wilkerson to sign with S.C. State

South Carolina State is expected to land the state's Mr. Football today. Malcolm Long, who became the first Gaffney High player named the state's Mr. Football, announced a verbal commitment to South Carolina State last Monday. More...

Indians clinch 2nd spot

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com

After a sluggish first half, the Gaffney Indians finally started playing like a team headed for the playoffs. The Indians outscored the visiting Hillcrest Rams 21-7 in the third quarter en route to a 78- 67 victory on Senior Night on Tuesday. More...

'Cats finish season with loss to Chesnee

A trapping defense and a dose of Chase Holmes led Chesnee to a convincing 81-52 victory Tuesday over Blacksburg. Blacksburg was eliminated from the playoffs before the game began. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Born-again supply-sider?

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, who echoed Teddy Kennedy on taxes when he ran for president in 2000, now sounds more like Jack Kemp as a 2008 candidate. "I've never voted for a tax increase in 24 years," he told me last week. 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?