February 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

70 school district employees will retire

Three school administrators are among 70 district employees who will retire under the state's retirement incentive program this school year. Northwest Elementary Principal Cathy Curry Bloise, Blacksburg Primary Principal Dr. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Friendship with neighbors ruined over windows

Dear Annie: I need an outside opinion. I was in the process of repairing the windows on my garage, only to discover that they do not make this type of window anymore. More...

Artifacts are gone with Katrina's winds, but Jefferson Davis'home will rise again

''It would have been a tragic loss that could not have been replaced, but we're going to bring it back bigger and better than before.'' - BEAUVOIR CURATOR RICHARD FLOWERS

BILOXI, Miss. - The retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, battered by Hurricane Katrina but still standing, is about to get a painstaking facelift. More...

Heart disease and obesity topic of Feb. 22 Health Talk at UCMC

Upstate Carolina Medical Center will host a free HealthTalk on obesity and heart disease Thursday, Feb. 22, in the hospital's cafeteria from 6-7 p.m. Cardiologist Yoganand Hiremath, M.D., will be the guest speaker. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lemmie E. Hyleman

Retired from Cherokee Textile in Chesnee

INMAN - Lemmie E. Hyleman, 82, of 124 Center St., died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at Self Regional Health Care, Greenwood. Born April 4, 1924, in Clifton, he was the widower of Evelyn Mullinax Hyleman. He was a veteran of the U.S. More...

Wanda G. Coggins

Worked in data entry for Prym Consumer

SPARTANBURG - Wanda Gail Goode Coggins, 41, of 831 Old Converse Road, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at her home. Born in Clifton, she was the wife of Ervin Coggins and daughter of the late Billy Jerry Goode and the late Margaret Edgins Goode. More...

Sue Childers

Retired from Oxford

Sue Spencer Childers, 82, formerly of Pacolet Highway and a resident of Peachtree Centre, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb.10, 2007, at Spartanburg Pallative Care. More...

Columns

Wanna 'play through'?

There are many occasions in our lives when it is important to know what some snobbity-snobs call "etiquette." We, as men, have never really been very fond of etiquette. More...

Slaving for pin money

One thing about this minimum wage debate truly fries me. It's the idea that the minimum does not have to be raised because the people who get it don't need the money. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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Trustee plans to make motion on stadium proposal during Tuesday's board meeting

School trustee Lindley Auton will ask board members to vote on a Gaffney High football stadium referendum question at the 7 p.m. school board meeting at the district office Tuesday. More...

BPW mulling buck-a-month rate increase

Gaffney Board of Public Works residential customers will see their bills increase this year - but not as much as originally proposed. More...

SCHOOL DISTRICT ISSUES REMINDER REGARDING FLOWERS

The practice of the Cherokee County School District is to participate in Valentine's Day festivities as follows: - Floral deliveries may be made to all elementary and secondary schools from 1-2 p.m. for elementary schools and 1-3 p.m. More...

Local News

Transplanted Canadian discusses differences between U.S. and his home

Episcopal Church of the Advent Organist Dr. Brennan Szafron figures it would take him 40 hours to drive from his home town in Canada to his present job in Spartanburg. More...

Hospital to host 'Business After Hours'

Upstate Carolina Medical Center will host Business After Hours on Thursday, Feb. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cherokee National Golf Club. More...

Police investigating suspicious fire

The Gaffney police and fire departments are investigating a suspicious fire at 4:30 a.m. Friday, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. Gaffney Fire Inspector Nathan Ellis said the fire destroyed the home at 404 Holmes St., Gaffney. More...

Sports

Saints fall to third after loss at Queens

Another game with Queens. Another close loss for the Limestone men's basketball team. Darnell Evans scored 23 points and John Thompson added 13 as Queens swept the series with the visiting Saints with a 66-63 win on Saturday. More...

Indians crush Lancaster

¦ Reserves key win over Bruins, Indians ready for playoffs

After a stretch of some close region games, the Gaffney Indians got a breather to end the regular season on Friday. More...

Undersized junior varsity completes perfect season

No height. No depth. No Emison Hughes. No David Dewberry. Not a problem for the Gaffney junior varsity basketball team. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

HOLLYWOOD HEDGING WASHINGTON - Democratic sources say Hollywood producer Steven Spielberg, previously listed as a probable supporter of Sen. Barack Obama for president, has agreed to host a major fund-raiser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. More...

National News

Case reopened

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - County prosecutors have decided to pursue child cruelty charges against a man who has admitted he tampered with his children's soup in an attempt to get money from the Campbell Soup Co. 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?