June 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Vandals strike sites throughout city; one teen arrested

A Gaffney man was arrested Monday and charged with last month's vandalism of the city's new $170,000 skateboard park. Sgt. More...

FANGS FOR THE LIFT

Volunteers hold Penelope, a 200-pound giant python, during a program presented Monday at the Cherokee County Public Library by noted snake handler and reptile expert Ron Cromer. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Those who demean are on a power trip

Dear Annie: I am the mother of a 9- year-old girl, "Tandy." She has been friends with a group of girls almost since birth, but this year (third grade) has been terrible. Tandy attends private school as well as church with these girls. More...

How-Deeeee!

Residents at Magnolia's of Gaffney recently received a visit from "Minnie Pearl." At right, resident Beulah Harris enjoys a good laugh while "clowning" around. More...

Experts offer tips to bounce back better after exercise

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Is today's exercise the cause of tomorrow's pain? The June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers tips to bounce back better after exercise. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joel O. McKown

Retired from Duke Power

YORK - Joel O. McKown, 69, of 213 E. Jefferson St., died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill. Born June 7, 1938, in Cherokee County, he was a son of the late George L. McKown and Annie Mae Owen McKown. More...

Gene Medley

Gene Medley, 80, of 1006 Clary St. passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at his home. He was the husband of Evelyn Nance Medley. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. The family will be at the residence. More...

Frank Cody

Merchant seaman in WWII

Francis Eugene Cody, 80, of Gaffney went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 18, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Mildred Cody and son of the late William Boyd Cody and Ersell Scruggs Cody. Mr. More...

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OUR VIEW

Dangerous ... and getting worse

You see the photographs in this newspaper all the time, images of twisted metal, paramedics working frantically to free a trapped motorist, tow trucks lifting disabled vehicles onto flatbed trucks. These images are courtesy of Interstate 85. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Off to Italy with ugly shoes and an inflatable pillow

I'm not much of a shopper, but here lately I've been buying stuff left and right in preparation for our family's upcoming trip to Italy. There is a certain "thrill" involved in shopping, I've discovered. More...

James Island man offered fire chief job

Kyle Minick, the deputy chief of the James Island Fire Department, has been offered the Gaffney fire chief job, sources close to the search said. At press time, it was not known if Minick had accepted the job. More...

Parents have options at 3 county schools

Parents will have a choice to make at three county schools currently in the "needs improvement" category under the federal No Child Left Behind Law. More...

Black bear sightings in these parts not at all uncommon

One night last week, a strange noise prompted Blacksburg resident Lonnie Patrick to venture outside to investigate. "It was definitely not your normal type of noise," Patrick said. More...

City will pay $170,000 for building

Gaffney City Council gave its approval Monday to buying the American Red Cross building. The city will pay $170,000 for the 6,000-square-foot building at Limestone and Meadow streets. More...

Local News

Hot enough for ya?

Hot enough for you? That's a question residents have been asking a lot lately. Temperatures reached the mid-90s on Monday and hovered near 90 Tuesday. More...

SC taxpayers to fund presidential primaries

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina taxpayers will pay $2.2 million for the 2008 presidential primaries and the state Election Commission will run the key Southern contests after state legislators overrode Gov. Mark Sanford's veto on Tuesday. More...

Military wife spearheading effort to support local members of National Guard unit

American support for its military has always been high, from Paul Revere's midnight ride to World War II, families left waiting on their loved ones supported the war efforts and waited for their heroes to return home. More...

Sports

Indians ready to hit the Lander hardwood

Gaffney coach Mark Huff said wins and losses won't be the focus when his basketball players hit the hardwood at Lander University Friday. "We just want to get experience," Huff said. "Wins and losses don't concern me. More...

Post 28 dumps Gaffney

David Parry's teammates have come to expect a strong outing on games he starts. He didn't disappoint Tuesday against Gaffney Post 109. Parry gave up just five hits as Post 28 improved to 10-0 with a 7-4 victory over homestanding Gaffney. More...

Woods a force on the basketball court, too

Johnny Woods can play basketball, too. Woods, who had six interceptions in helping the Gaffney High football team claim another Clemson University Passing Tournament crown last weekend, More...

Letters

Giving their lives to the service of others

Dear Editor: As I watch the news reports about the tragic loss of nine firefighters in Charleston, I am reminded of our own firefighters and the continual sacrifices they make for the safety of friends, neighbors and total strangers. More...

Helping somebody in Georgia get rich

Dear Rep. (Dennis) Moss: I would like to add my feelings to the pot about the governor's passage of a measure for an out-of-state company to handle the non-emergency transports of citizens. Here we go again. 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?