July 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday crackdown on traffic violators already underway

"Black SUV 79," is heard over the highway patrol radios Friday morning. A trooper pulls onto the entrance ramp and onto Interstate 85 in pursuit of the motorist who was traveling 14 mph over the speed limit. More...

CLOSED WEDNESDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The edition that would normally be published on Wednesday will be published instead on Tuesday, July 3. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Having obese spouse is no reason to cheat

Dear Annie: I'm a single mom in my early 40s, very fit, with no children currently living at home. I recently joined a running club in my community. In this club, I met a terrific guy. More...

Bites, stings, plants, sunburn, food poisoning:

Palmetto Poison Center has tips for staying safe during summer

It wouldn't be summer without vacations, trips to the beach, outdoor activities and picnics. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Banks - Logan

Andrea R. Banks and Darius S. Logan Sr. will be married August 4 at Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of Doris B. Logan, George Logan and the late Arnold Banks. Her grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances A. Grubb

Cherokee County native

Frances A. Grubb, 88, formerly of 617 5th St. and most recently of Peachtree Centre, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 1, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of David B. More...

Barbara Sellars

Former homemaker

Barbara Ann Chandler Sellars, 47, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 29, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Long Island, N.Y., she was the widow of Doug Sellars and daughter of the late George Chandler Sr. More...

Meagan Nicole Ellis

Assistant Manager of Haggar Outlet

Meagan Nicole Ellis, 22, of 1111 Spring St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 30, 2007, at her residence. More...

IT'S OFFICIAL!

Old post office will become arts, visitors center

City officials got the news they'd been waiting to hear Friday morning. That's when city officials learned the General Assembly overrode Gov. More...

Peach Festival tickets go on sale today

Tickets will go on sale today for South Carolina Peach Festival events. General admission tickets for all events will be available for purchase at 9 a.m. in the festival's ticket office at the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Gaffney native headed to new habitat, in the name of Habitat

Gaffney native David Moore is preparing to head to New Zealand as part of Habitat for Humanity's Global Village program. More...

Local News

Shagging competition planned for Peach Beach 2007

Starbucks Coffee and Bruster's Ice Cream will be served July 12 at a kickoff event for the South Carolina Peach Festival. The Chamber of Commerce will hold the event from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the Chamber lawn at 225 S. Limestone St. More...

The Food Network schedules Harold's episode

Restaurant to appear on "Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives"

Harold's owner Tony Lipscomb learned last week that a segment of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" featuring his restaurant will air Tuesday, July 16, at 10 p.m. on The Food Network. More...

Limestone Academic Dean to travel, work in Saudi Arabia

Limestone College has always been committed to those whose access to higher education has been difficult. Academic Dean Anne Lockwood will take that commitment to the Middle East for the upcoming academic year. More...

Sports

Gaffney tops Hillcrest; clinches playoff spot

Gaffney Post 109 batters showed why they will be dangerous in the playoffs. McCrae Norton smacked a three-run homer, Dylan Jolley reached base six straight times and Gaffney pounded out 16 hits in crushing visiting Hillcrest 12-3 on Saturday. More...

Gaffney slams way to title

Gaffney advances to SE regional with win over Blacksburg

The Gaffney "Blue" team had no problem solving Blacksburg starter A.J. Greer on Saturday. More...

Smith lifts L&L Realty to win over Classic Cuts

Terrance Smith scored seven points to help L&L Realty to a 21-18 win over Classic Cuts in Cherokee County Youth Basketball League action on Friday. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

WILL NEWT RUN? WASHINGTON - Newt Gingrich is telling Republican insiders that his decision in September whether to run for president in 2008 depends on the progress of Fred Thompson's imminent candidacy. More...

Columns

Political Cartoon

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Rugs and soap candy

Why is it that men are fascinated by things we don't understand? More...

THEIR VIEWS

These guys gave it all and they gave it every day June 22 was a tear-stained, official day of mourning that brought with it reassuring promises that the sacrifices of the nine city of Charleston firemen who died in an inferno of flames five day 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?