February 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Happy Valentine's Day, veterans

Dear Readers: Happy Valentine's Day and a special greeting to our veterans in VA hospitals around the country. And our gratitude to those readers who have taken the time to visit the vets and send valentines. It means so much to them. More...

Talented youths perform 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'

Play set for six-day run at Gaffney Little Theatre The enchanting play, "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," is set for a six-day run Feb. 22, 23 and 24 and Feb. 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Gaffney Little Theatre. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Million - Crites Richard S. Million of Cowpens announces the engagement of his daughter, Ashley Brooke, to Jeffery Lynn Crites, son of Mr. and Mrs. James K. Crites of Jackson, Mo. Miss Million is also the daughter of the late Vickie R. Million. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jewel Leigh

Homemaker

Jewel Baker Leigh, 80, of 1516 N. Cansler St., Kings Mountain, N.C., died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Kings Mountain Hospital. Born in York County, she was the widow of James S. Leigh and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Baker. More...

Joyce H. James

Homemaker

BOILING SPRINGS - Joyce Hallman James, 61, of 221 Northgate Circle, passed away Monday, Feb,12, 2007, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. Born Oct. More...

Alberta B. Hall

Gaffney native

Alberta Blanton Hall, 98, a longtime resident of Carolina Avenue, Forest City, N.C., and a member of First Baptist Church, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Parthenon Healthcare in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. More...

Columns

Resident poses questions to board during public participation

The following comments and questions were addressed to the Cherokee County School Board by Jim Heffner during the public participation portion of a recent school board meeting. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Legislative session enters Week 5

Entering the fifth week of the session, House members spent much of their time in committee meetings listening to testimony and debating bills. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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GHS stadium costs trimmed by $2 million

The Cherokee County School District could save in excess of $2 million on a 10,000 seat Gaffney High Stadium through design changes presented Tuesday by building program manager Southern Management. More...

Fired school district employee wins another round

The South Carolina Employment Security Commission upheld a ruling from its appeals tribunal that a Cherokee County School Board trustee's husband was fired without cause and is eligible for unemployment benefits after an alleged altercation with his More...

High school students will watch surgery via 'cybercast' from UCMC

Because of all the reality and CSI shows, seeing a little blood and guts on television is not a big deal for most students. For one thing, they know it's not real… just some fancy special effects. More...

Local News

Teen's fate in hands of jury

A Cherokee County jury is deliberating the fate of a 17- year-old Gaffney man accused of robbing The Sandwich Castle in Gaffney. Detective Sgt. Ron Ramsey Jr. More...

WATCH THOSE CURVES

This 1987 Pontiac Trans Am fell off a rollback tow truck as the vehicle rounded a curve near 408 Marietta Street in Gaffney at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday. More...

SLED seizes video gambling machines from two locations

Four video gambling machines were seized from two area businesses on Tuesday, according to law enforcement. The S.C. More...

Sports

Crusaders shock Limestone, 96-91

Limestone coach Larry Epperly didn't need a statsheet to show that his team played poorly on defense in a 96-91 home loss to Belmont Abbey on Monday. "They drove past us and had 11 layups in the first half," Epperly said. More...

Indians primed for playoffs

¦ No. 2 seed Indians host No. 3 seed Wren in first round today

The excitement. The crowd. The stakes. It's playoff time and the Gaffney boys' basketball team appears to be ready. The Indians (18-5), winners of three games in a row, host Wren (16-7, 5-5) today at 7 p.m. More...

Visiting Belmont Abbey tops Lady Saints, 83-71

Monica Adams did her part with 21 points and eight rebounds but it wasn't enough as the Limestone Lady Saints fell to visiting Belmont Abbey 83-71 on Monday. Limestone drops to 6-9 in conference play and 7-15 overall. More...

Letters

You not only gave, you gave beyond measure

Dear Editor:

"We Can Do It" was the theme for the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society's fund raiser sponsored by The Central Exchange Cafe and Blankenship and Rowe Antiques. More...

Gaffney Rotary Club winds up another prognostication contest

Dear Editor:

Please accept my thanks for the prizes you provided to the Gaffney Rotary Club for its annual Football Prognostication Contest. Your contribution certainly added to the enjoyment and excitement of the program. More...

State News

College tuition bill headed to Senate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A bill that would pay college tuition for National Guardsmen up front is heading to the Senate floor. Under the current program, guardsmen are reimbursed for college loans. More...

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