February 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

WIND DAMAGE

A Blacksburg woman was slightly injured when a tree branch fell and smashed through the windshield of her brand new Kia Sedona minivan. Wanda W. More...

Students named to honor rolls

CLEMSON - The following students have been named to the Dean's List and President's List at Clemson University for the 2006 fall semester: Dean's List: Carrie E. Beattie, Derick Ray Burgin, Kristen Davis, Kate M. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Daughter tired of parents'meddling

Dear Annie: I am in my early 20s and married to a great guy, and we have a beautiful son. The problem is my parents. They need to control every aspect of my life when it comes to my child. More...

Vows spoken Feb. 16

Shermeka Jefferies and Lothair Bonham, both of Gaffney, exchanged vows in a double ring ceremony on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007. Mrs. Bonham is the daughter of Charles Bethea and Linda and Clarence Littlejohn. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Crotzers celebrating 50th anniversary

Bill and Ann Crotzer of 119 Ridgeway Road celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 22, 2007. Mr. and Mrs. Crotzer were married in 1957. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rhett Cotesworth (Buddy) McCraw Sr.

Rhett Cotesworth (Buddy) McCraw Sr., 80, formerly of 215 Oak Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Lynn C. More...

James (J.M.) Osment

James (J.M.) Melton Osment, 70, of 1709 Burnt Gin Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Restorative Care. More...

Johnny Ray Vinesett

ROEBUCK - Johnny Ray Vinesett, 61, of 5220 Hwy. 221, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born May 23, 1945, in C h e r o k e e County, he was the son of the late John Boatman Jr. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Death of the chief

WASHINGTON - Oct. 10, 1942, was up to then the best day of my life. I had talked my father, University of Illinois class of '22, into taking me at age 11 along with him to homecoming weekend. More...

State News

Nominations wanted for 2007 Palmetto Book Award

COLUMBIA - For the first time in the six-year history of the Palmetto Book Award, the nomination process is being opened to the public. More...

National News

Principal buys crack in office

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A middle school principal bought $20 worth of crack in his office Thursday while students were on campus, authorities said. More...

Payday lending may become legal in Georgia - again

ATLANTA - Three years after they made Georgia the nation's only state to specifically outlaw payday lending, state legislators moved another step toward allowing a return of the high-interest short-term lenders. More...

Child fights for his life after crash

An 8-year-old boy is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital after being involved in a hitand run accident Thursday. Alexander Hood was airlifted to the hospital after suffering serious injuries in the 4 p.m. More...

Man accused of attacking officers attempting to place child in protective custody

Two Gaffney police officers were attacked when they tried to place a 3-year-old girl in protective custody Thursday. Officers Johnny Miller and Patrick Phillips of the Gaffney Police Department and agents from the S.C. More...

School district officials shocked by council's fee-in-lieu decision

Shock and surprise were the main reactions from school officials upon learning the county will change how future fee-in-lieu tax agreement monies are distributed. More...

Cases disposed of during General Sessions Court

The following cases have been disposed during General Sessions Court at the Cherokee County Courthouse. Manuel Ray Goode pleaded guilty to a drug charge and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and credited for time served. More...

Local News

Trooper was acting in good faith, attorney says in response to lawsuit

The S.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) said a Highway Patrolman was acting within the scope of his employment in an incident in which a drunk driver who led police on a multi-county chase ultimately ending in a Gaffney woman's death. More...

READER OF THEWEEK

Name - Jonathan Godfrey Occupation - Auctioneer Residence - Gaffney Family - father Max, mother Ann and brother Jeffrey Favorite restaurant - Central Exchange Cafe Favorite Pastime - exercise What do you like about the Ledger - great so More...

Area students named

ROCK HILL - The following area students have been named to the Dean's List and President's List at Winthrop College for the 2006 fall semester. President's List: Vanessa Cherie Turek of Blacksburg and Amy Renee Turner of Gaffney. More...

Sports

Gaffney golfers off to promising start

The 2007 season got off to a promising start for the Gaffney High varsity and junior varsity golf teams this week at the Woodlands Country Club. More...

Indians trip Trojans, 6-5

¦ Jolley knocks in game-winning run versus Northwestern

If the Frank Roach Preseason Tournament is any indication, the Gaffney baseball team will be a force once again in the region. More...

Sarratt, Lady Indians blank Byrnes; play for tournament crown today

Julie Sarratt picked up where she left off last year with a no-hitter and one hitter in the Gaffney Lady Indians' wins over Woodruff and Byrnes in the Gene Lee Memorial Softball Tournament in Spartanburg. More...

Letters

Says BPW turned elderly widow's power off without warning

Dear Editor:

My mother, Agnes Wright, is an 80-yearold widow. Yesterday, when the temperature was 28 degrees, her power was turned off by the BPW. This was done without a courtesy call or a late notice. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

From 'pop' to water

As my 30th birthday approaches, I find myself attempting to make all kinds of self improvements. Believe me, there are plenty of areas from which to choose. To start, I have joined Your Best Body, in pursuit of better fitness. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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THEIR VIEWS

Teachers shouldn't have to fear physical attacks Teachers face serious challenges. But those challenges shouldn't include the fear of physical attacks by students. More...

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