May 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Hearing involving county councilman, partner will be held at a later date

A hearing scheduled for Wednesday involving Carolina Collision owners Tim Parker and Tim Spencer has been continued. More...

SHERIFF'SRIDE FORRELAY POSTPONED

The threat of inclement weather has forced postponement of the Third Annual Sheriff's Ride for the Relay. The motorcycle ride to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life was to have been held Saturday. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It pays to be cautious with a four-time loser

Dear Annie: I am an intelligent, educated, attractive woman, in good physical shape, and I like to cook and keep house. My daughter always tells me, "You're hot, Mom. More...

Annual Potters on Gaffney's Old Field pottery show and sale is set for May 19

Fifth generation potter will be here with his 'crawdad slip' creations

T he fifth annual Potters on Gaffney's Old Field returns (rain or shine) from 10 a.m. to 4.p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum at 301 S. Johnson St., site of the historic mustering grounds of the S.C. Militia. More...

ADVICE FROM THE DOC

Dr. Ron Barrett visited students at Buford Street United Methodist Church Child Development Center during Dental Health Month and explains to them the importance of taking care of their teeth. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary L. White

Mary Love White, 85, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Peachtree Centre. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Paul James White and daughter of the late John Beattie White and the late Julie Ann White. More...

Lillie G. Kelly

Lillie Ann Goudelock Kelly, 91, of 4785 Union Hwy., Timber Ridge community, died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at 12:48 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Boyce B. Kelly Sr. More...

Rosa Lee Bridges

Professional seamstress

Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Brookview Health- Care Center. A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of Edward Bridges and daughter of the late C.C. Simmons and the late Martha Jane McCraw Simmons. More...

State News

Sales tax going up June 1

That shopping spree will soon cost you a little more. Beginning June 1, the state's sales tax will increase to six cents on the dollar, up a penny from the current rate. More...

Household water well system loan program created

The loans have a one percent interest rate and a 20-year repayment term. A maximum of $8,000 per household may be borrowed under this program.

ROANOKE, Va. - Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project Inc. More...

Students prepare for PACT; one school can't afford poor results

Mary Bramlett Elementary is not on the list of schools that face a state review in 2008, but its students will still need to improve their test scores. More...

National concerns lifted up during Prayer Day event

More than 100 people gathered at First Baptist Church of Gaffney on Thursday with heads bowed and solemn hearts in commemoration of National Prayer Day. More...

Local News

It's been a busy week for narcotics agents

Cherokee County Metro Narcotics Unit agents said they seized approximately 30 marijuana plants from a Union Highway home Sunday morning. More...

FCA plans year-end pep rally

University of South Carolina football team chaplain Adrian Despres will be the featured speaker at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes end-of-theschool year rally May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Gaffney High School auditorium. More...

Sound familiar? "I've only had a couple of beers."

A Gaffney man was arrested after he told police he only had two beers, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

Sports

Three Gaffney track stars go for gold

"I think he is just starting to realize what an amazing accomplishment it is to go to the state."

Region discus champion Tiffany Posey will go for the gold this evening when she competes in the state meet at Spring Valley High School. More...

Harrington takes the lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Padraig Harrington took three weeks off, the longest break from golf in his 10 years as a pro, and worried that he wouldn't be very sharp Thursday at the Wachovia Championship. More...

Local volleyball star helps Club South win championship

Gaffney High volleyball player Lana Ward recently helped Club South become the USAV Silver Division Champs 16 and under in the Palmetto Region. Ward, a defensive specialist, plays for the 16 under ClubSouth (Morgan) coached by Morgan Bucciferro. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Retelling this tale of carnage doesn't help Mitt Romney's campaign

WASHINGTON - Opening in theaters Friday, a motion picture called "September Dawn" depicts a brutal American massacre that has been forgotten. On Sept. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A week later... and still no TV

Never will I again take the luxury of cable television for granted. In some ways my life has been a bit nomadic, moving from place to place with the military pulling me just as if I were a dog being tugged along by a leash. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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THEIR VIEWS

The main reason is to price kids out of the market A lot of people are unhappy that the House ended up voting to use money from a higher cigarette tax to reduce grocery taxes, rather than spending it to pay for health care for the poor. 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?