February 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Store robbed at gunpoint

The Hickory Point convenience store in Blacksburg was robbed at gunpoint at 4:35 a.m. Saturday, a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office states. A 43-year-old female clerk told police three black men entered the business at 2809 E. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Husband's lack of interest leaves wife vulnerable to affair

Dear Annie: I am in my late 40s and have been married 28 years. Shortly after our first child was born, my husband informed me that he did not find me physically attractive. I wasn't voluptuous enough. More...

Girl Scouts 'S.T.E.P. It Up!'

Girls get valuable lessons in life through participation in cookie sale

H ow can the daughter, granddaughter, niece and other young ladies in your life be part of the country's largest program for gaining financial and business skills? "S.T.E.P. It Up!" with Girl Scouts' annual cookie sale! Monday, Jan. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Johnson - Daggerhart Natalie Brett Johnson and Brandon Lee Daggerhart, both of Greensboro, N.C., will be married on March 10 at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Billy W. Gilfillan

Retired from Hoechst Celanese of Shelby

Billy W. Gilfillan, 69, of 104 Cambridge Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late E.F. More...

Vivian Peeler Orr

Retired from Peeler Rug Company

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...

Melvin D. Blanton Sr.

Former employee of Gaffney Mfg. and Hamrick Mills

Melvin Don Blanton Sr., 88, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Peachtree Centre. A native of Cherokee County, he was the widower of Olivett Hawkins Blanton and son of the late Lewis Lester Blanton and the late Amanda Dane Henderson Blanton. More...

Columns

I'm so McHungry

The craving hit me at the drop-off box at the post office. It was lunch time and for some reason it suddenly occurred to me that I had not had a McRib sandwich in a long time. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

An ugly fact about the world

One network recently televised the movie, "Chariots of Fire." Seeing it for the first or a repeated time, it remains a refreshing experience. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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da Vinci robot making surgery less traumatic for SRMC patients

Shoppers have had to choose paper or plastic for years. Now, surgical patients at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center might be asked to choose robot or human? More...

Turner retiring after 15 years as volunteer at local hospital

Margaret Turner has chosen to spend her golden years volunteering at Upstate Carolina Medical Center instead of traveling the world. More...

Local News

Church coming to aid of 2-year-old

Aiden Logan is only two years old but he's had to learn a lot of patience. A victim of a rare skin disease and ferocious allergies, Aiden needs specialized and expensive treatments just to live. More...

RACING FOR ROCKS

Goucher Elementary students take off in search of hematite rocks thrown in a field Friday morning by "The Rock Man," Dennis Monogam, at the end of a mobile mining museum program. More...

Woman says boyfriend sold her car for scrap metal

A 37-year-old Blacksburg woman told deputies her exboyfriend sold her vehicle to Smith's Scrap Metal on Cherokee Falls Road, a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office states. More...

Sports

Williams hits shot at buzzer for Saints

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com

Limestone's Marques Williams made Senior Night one to remember on Saturday. Williams had only four points but his buzzer beater lifted the Saints to a 58-56 win over visiting Erskine. More...

Turnovers bury Indians

¦ Indians commit 16 first-half turnovers in playoff loss to Irmo

Gaffney coach Mark Huff devoted much of his pregrame preparation to handling Irmo's press. Apparently, his players weren't listening. More...

Saints lacrosse team opens season with victory

Mike Cerino's second tenure as lacrosse coach at Limestone College got off to a strong start with a 20-5 win over visiting Presbyterian on Saturday. More...

Letters

LETTER

Says wedding announcement in need of correction

Dear Editor: I would like to correct the wedding announcement that was published in the Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 edition of The Gaffney Ledger pertaining to Michelle Cherrice Parks and Winfred Jefferies of Augusta, Ga. Mr. Fleet Roberts Jr. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

INVESTIGATING JUSTICE WASHINGTON - House Democrats, led by Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel, are targeting Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the Justice Department under him in a wide-ranging congressional investigation. More...

State News

Officials link students' illness to norovirus

(AP) - A recent stomach virus that led officials to temporarily close an Horry County elementary school has been linked to a norovirus infection, the state health department said Sunday. Dr. More...

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