June 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Police theorize fatal shooting was act of revenge

City police believe Moraine Charles Edward Foote, 27, might have been murdered in retaliation for threatening Travis Sentell Parker with a gun Thursday at Open Air Mobile Home Park in Blacksburg. Detective Sgt. More...

Industrial park gets big boost from grant funds

County Development Board officials were all smiles after learning they had received a $1.1 million grant for infrastructure upgrades at the Upstate Corporate Park. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Angry, paranoid mom could be mentally ill

Dear Annie: Lately, my mother has been all over the place, mood-wise. For starters, she has accused me of stealing from her and hitting her (neither is true). When a family member became seriously ill, Mom accused her of faking it. More...

Couple speak vows in seaside ceremony June 16 in Florida

Crystal Guyton and Cameron McCullough, both of Gaffney, were married Saturday, June 16, 2007, on the beach in Panama City Beach, Fla. Tina Anderson officiated the 6:30 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

SENIOR DAY SUPPORTERS

Bill and Helen Mason, owners of the local McDonald's, gave a portion of the proceeds from a day's sales recently to the Senior Centers of Cherokee County to be used for the agency's programs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Louise H. Starnes

Teacher and librarian

Louise McCravy Hart Starnes, 85, of Tryon Estates, Columbus, N.C., died Saturday afternoon, June 23, 2007, in Tryon Estates Medical Facility, Columbus. Born Sept. More...

Bill Conselyea

Georgia native

PACOLET MILLS - William Cranston Conselyea, 79, of 255 Stone St., went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 25, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Lois R. McCullough

Beautician

Lois Royce McCullough, 90, died Sunday, June 24, 2007, at Peachtree Centre. A native of Gaffney, she was the widow of William Max Schwab and daughter of the late Keenan Leslie McCullough and the late Margaret Peterson McCullough. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Growth doesn't mean killing all the trees

"What's different about this parking lot than the one in Gaffney?" My wife looked a bit taken aback as she puzzled over the question. More...

Shooting victim dies, but not of gunshot

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler has determined that a man shot in the stomach did not die of the gunshot wound. More...

Former Chamber employee, director's stories differ

"Severance pay from the goodness of your hearts or 'hush money' to keep me quiet?" Former Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce employee Alice Nance asked that question in a 5-page letter she wrote to the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Board of More...

CHANGES NEXT WEEK INYOUR PAPERDELIVERY

The Fourth of July holiday has prompted us to make some changes in next week's printing schedule. We will print and distribute editions next week on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. More...

Local News

Fans will get 'Ninety-Nine Cents'worth

Entertainment galore lined up for Peach Fest

The "Ninety-Nine Cents" band will be among the many types of entertainment performing July 14 at the Peach Fest event in downtown Gaffney. More...

City hires chief from within

The city didn't have to look far to find its next fire chief. Gaffney Fire Marshall Nathan Ellis was hired Monday to replace retired fire chief Steve Blanton. Ellis will earn approximately $47,000 a year - the same salary as Blanton. More...

Company fined by OSHA in connection with death of employee

In addition to being fined $13,875 for serious violations of S.C. More...

Sports

Scrimmage foes have familiar look

Gaffney's scrimmage opponents will have a familiar look. Gaffney High football coach Phil Strickland said the Indians will be scrimmaging the same teams as last year. Gaffney's first scrimmage is slated for Monday, Aug. 3, at Greer. More...

'A'team takes opener

Adam Hartzog got things going for the Gaffney 'A' team all-stars in a big way on Tuesday. More...

Jackson, Phillips spark victory over Inman

Post 109 is feeling good about the way it is swinging its bats. Justin Phillips had three hits and three RBIs and Trevin Taber doubled and homered as Gaffney pounded out 12 hits in a come-frombehind 8-6 win at Inman on Tuesday. More...

Letters

Writer explains what Project Zero is all about

Dear Klonie: From the reports I've heard about Mary Carpenter's efforts on behalf of the animals at the Cherokee County Animal Shelter during the past six months, she has served as adoption coordinator and one-woman rescue, she has apparently mov More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Is Arnold a Republican?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Chamber of Commerce's annual advocacy conference here last week discussed a possible tradeoff: weakening the state's rigid term limits in exchange for legislative redistricting that would benefit Republicans. More...

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