February 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

HOUSE FIRE

Gaffney firefighters responded to a house fire at 309 Sarratt Ave., Gaffney, at 6:03 a.m. today. Fire inspector Nathan Ellis is still investigating the cause of the blaze. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She dodged a bullet

Dear Annie: I have been a single mom for 15 years. Early on, I married a wonderful man who died shortly after from cancer. We were together only four years. More...

Limestone presents "An Absurd Night of Comedy"

Limestone College will present its spring production, "An Absurd Night of Comedy: The Bald Soprano/The Lesson," by Eugene Ionesco beginning Thursday, Feb. 22, and continuing Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24. More...

Circle of Grace Lutheran welcomes Pastor Wood

The Rev. Herbert L. Wood Jr. will begin his ministry with Circle of Grace Lutheran Chapel this Sunday, Feb. 18. He will lead worship at 9:30 a.m. in Limestone College's Camp-Swofford Chapel. Pastor Wood joins the Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Charles W. Eubanks

Anderson native

BLACKSBURG - Charles William Eubanks, 69, of 137 Zayes Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2006, at his home. A native of Anderson, he was the widower of Margaret Bolin Eubanks and was a member of Tabernacle of Love in Blacksburg. More...

James Hughey

U.S. Army veteran

BOILING SPRINGS - James Virgil (J.V.) Hughey, 77, of 114 Huey St., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, surrounded by his family and friends. Mr. Hughey was the widower of Patricia Ruth Towery Hughey and a son of the late Howard M. and Dora L. More...

Vivian P. Orr

Retired from Peeler Rug Co.

Vivian Peeler Orr, 74, of 1284 Old Metal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. A lifelong resident of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Walter Herbert Orr Sr. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The age of robots is upon us

We're truly living in the technology age folks. This week, I had the privilege of checking out the new "da Vinci Surgical System" robot at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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National News

Outbreak linked to peanut butter

(AP) - Six people sickened by salmonella in South Carolina may be linked to an outbreak involving certain jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter, the state's health department said Thursday. More...

Chamber banquet

Football star keynote speaker

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce hopes to reach out to students with its annual banquet at Broad River Electric Auditorium on Feb. 22, with a little help from NFLplayer Roger "Rocky" McIntosh. More...

Trial ends in hung jury

A 17-year-old Gaffney man accused of armed robbery will be re-tried after a Cherokee County jury failed to reach an unanimous verdict Wednesday. More...

Local News

Blacksburg Middle special ed team recognized by state

The Blacksburg Middle School special education team has received state recognition for its work in serving autistic students. More...

Local print shop begins program to help groups

Allegra Print and Imaging wanted to make in impact on their local community, so they're setting up a fund to do what they do best - print. More...

School district's Blacksburg project well under way

Construction on the $6.3 million Blacksburg High addition is starting to take shape while other school projects remain on the drawing board. More...

Sports

Gaffney blows away Hurricanes

¦ Indians almost perfect from foul line in victory over Wren

A season-long weakness turned into a strength for the Gaffney Indians on Wednesday. More...

Irmo coach: 'What happened in football?'

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com

"What happened in football?" That was Irmo basketball coach Tim Whipple's reaction when asked if Gaffney's rout over Irmo in the Class 4A Division I state football championship game would serve as motivation when his team hosts the Indians in a sec More...

Saints stop 2-game skid with victory over Coker

Limestone coach Larry Epperly said the game plan was to limit Coker's threepoint opportunities. Mission accomplished. More...

Letters

Woman frustrated, angry at experience with police

Dear Editor:

"To serve and protect" has proven to be meaningless words to me this weekend. I have lost all confidence in this town's police department. My weekend began Friday at approximately 8 p.m. at the residence of a Gaffney police officer. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

The GOP's lack of will

WASHINGTON - The Senate Republican leadership met behind closed doors this week to ponder Majority Leader Harry Reid's audacious power grab on the massive catchall appropriations bill. More...

State News

Women's Studies Conference March 1-2 at USC

COLUMBIA - "Feminism and Justice" is the theme of the University of South Carolina's 20th annual Women's Studies Conference, March 1- 2 and feature U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner as keynote speaker. More...

Dig it! Sign up to help excavate at USC Topper site

COLUMBIA - The University of South Carolina is accepting registrations from volunteers to help excavate ancient archaeological sites along the Savannah River May 1 - June 2. The expedition will be led by archaeologist Dr. More...

Residents angry about tax break for golf course

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - One state lawmaker says letting the owners of a former golf course escape thousands of dollars in property taxes with a special agriculture assessment is an abuse of the law. 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?