February 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Mother, daughter accused of taking Little Theatre cash

Two Gaffney women have been arrested for allegedly taking more than $18,000 from the Gaffney Little Theatre. Gaffney Detective Sgt. More...

Village School begins building fund campaign

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com

The Village School of Gaffney has started a $1.5 million capital campaign to build a new school. School leaders have until Feb. 28 to match an anonymous gift of $10,000 in cash that was made this month to help kick off the capital campaign. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's not interested in being 'fixed up'

Dear Annie: I am a 21-year-old college student. I focus mostly on school, which I enjoy. I have close friends I can talk to about anything. I'm also lucky to have a large, loving family. More...

MISS CHEROKEEAN 2006

MISS CHEROKEEAN, CLASS BEAUTIES CROWNED

Staci Tessnier was named the 2006 Miss Cherokeean in competition Saturday evening at Gaffney High School. More...

Limestone College presents 'An Absurd Night of Comedy'

Limestone College will present its spring production, An Absurd Night of Comedy: The Bald Soprano/The Lesson beginning Thursday, Feb. 22, and continuing Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24. All performances will be at 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lois Hoyle

Registered Nurse

SHELBY - Lois Bishop Hoyle, 86, of 110 Philbeck St., died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at her home. Born in Catawba County, N.C., she was a graduate of Shelby School of Nursing. More...

Mary P. Wright

Former employee of Ivy Grove Residential Care

Mary Virginia Peeler Wright, 75, of Gaffney, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of John C. Wright Jr. and daughter of the late Grady F. Peeler and the late Mary McDaniel Peeler. More...

Teresa B. Humphries

Worked as LPN at SRMC

SMYRNA - Teresa Gail Byars Humphries, 50, of 114 Humps Hill Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at her residence. Born in G a f f n e y, she was the wife of Daniel Walker Sr. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A chocolate fan's random Super Bowl thoughts

The chocolate poured from the fountain like a river, screaming dessert time amid the distraction of another Super Bowl Sunday. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Workers' comp reform A bill before the Senate Judiciary Committee that would reform the state's workers' compensation system would be a good step toward fixing an unpredictable system in a way that protects both workers and employers. More...

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SNOW DAYS

April 9, May 25 makeup dates for students

Cherokee County students will have to make up two days missed because of recent inclement weather. County schools were closed Jan. 18 and Feb. 1. More...

Granard Middle School going-away party honors soldier father whose three children attend there

"This was very nice of them and the school. It was a real surprise." - Command Sgt. Major Bobby Albert

Command Sgt. Major Bobby Albert will be leaving behind friends and family when he deploys with the First Division 263rd Armor Battalion on Sunday. But his children's school wanted to say a special goodbye on Tuesday. More...

Million-dollar lottery winners names released

Diane Giles has joined elite company in the Palmetto State thanks to the South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL). Giles and three other players were all made millionaires in January. More...

Local News

Gaffney man arrested after driving into brick fence

Police witnessed a Gaffney man hit a brick fence with his vehicle at 4:24 a.m. Sunday, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

Social Security office could return to county

The Social Security Administration will agree to reopen an office in Cherokee County if a suitable space is located, according to a letter from a Social Security Administration (SSA) director. More...

Council mulls reducing number of meetings

Gaffney City Council is considering a proposal to reduce the number of times it meets each month. Gaffney City Councilman Billy Love on Monday distributed information regarding the number of meeting dates from city councils around the state. More...

Sports

S.C. State inks two Indians

Malcolm Long couldn't have asked for a better present on his 18th birthday - a free college education. As expected, Malcolm Long, who became the first Gaffney High player named the state's Mr. More...

Winning a must for Indians

¦ Lancaster contest will determine how Indians enter playoffs

Although the game's outcome won't impact the Gaffney Indians' playoff seeding, coach Mark Huff isn't downplaying the significance of today's game at non-region Lancaster. More...

Champion Indians honored as one of nation's best

The Gaffney High School football team has finished 30th nationally for the 2006 season according to MaxPreps, a national high school sports media company. The Indians completed a perfect 15-0 season by routing Irmo of Columbia, 45-0, on Dec. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Who won in the Senate?

WASHINGTON - Listening to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell last weekend boast he had the votes to prevent closing Senate debate on Iraq, Republicans opposing President Bush's troop surge in Iraq feared the worst. 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?