July 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

CLOSED WEDNESDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m., Thursday, July 5. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July and God bless America. More...

LifeStyles

Happy Birthday, America!

IN CONGRESS, JULY4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature More...

WHAT'S UP

Fund raisers The Family Readiness Group is currently working on a cookbook as a fundraiser to assist in the support of local soldiers. The cookbook will be dedicated to the currently deployed soldiers from our local National Guard unit. More...

CERTIFIED

The Dietary Department of Peachtree Centre has received certification from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation as being 100 percent Safe Serve Qualified. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Laura Ellen Huffstetler

Retired co-owner of Huffstetler Oil Company

GASTONIA, N.C. - Laura Ellen Northey Huffstetler, 87, of 3119 Union Road, died Monday, July 2, 2007, at her residence. A native of Cherokee Falls, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lillie Jenkins Northey. More...

Frances A. Grubb

Retired owner-operator of Grubbs Meats

Frances Allison Grubb, 88, a resident of Peachtree Centre, formerly of 617 5th St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 1, 2007 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Mildred Cody

Homemaker

Mildred Clary Cody, 82, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 2, 2007, at Brookview Healthcare. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late James Claude Clary and Julie Johnson Clary and widow of Francis "Frank" E. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

A Republican failure

WASHINGTON - I asked one of the few conservative Republican senators who stuck with President Bush on immigration to assess how Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell handled the issue. More...

Police investigating missing medical supplies

Two EMS employees charged

Two Upstate Carolina Medical Center (UCMC) employees who work in the Emergency Medical Services department have been arrested in the wake of a Cherokee County Sheriff's Department investigation of missing medical supplies. More...

DSS takes children following drug arrests

Two children were placed in emergency protective custody after police arrested a woman on drug charges, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

Local community college campus, city benefits from newest state budget

A 15-year school bus replacement cycle and $100,000 for the new academic building at Spartanburg Community College are among the education-related items approved in this year's $7.3 billion state budget. More...

Local News

DHHS: new broker system brings efficiency, accountability

While some providers and politicians dislike the changes made to the state's Medicaid transportation system, the state's health agency believes the new method will bring much needed accountability to how patients are transported to and from medical More...

PREPPING FOR THE FOURTH-

While many are thawing their hamburgers and hot dogs for the grill, James Belton is doing his part to contribute to July 4th festivities as he satisfies the community's fireworks needs again this year. More...

Hetty Hill project closer to reality

The long-awaited Hetty Hill Street Sidewalk project soon will be taking another step forward. The city will open bids for the project July 25. More...

Sports

Former player named new golf coach

Last year, Todd Coggins was an unpaid Gaffney High jayvee golf coach. Not anymore. Gaffney High athletic director Phil Strickland announced that Coggins has been hired as the new Gaffney High golf coach. More...

Post 109 outlasts Union

Another strong relief performance by Bobby Jackson led to another win for Gaffney Post 109 on Monday. Jackson allowed just one run in 3 2/3 innings to help Post 109 rally for an 11-9 win over Union. More...

Gaffney gets mixed reviews at team camp

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff gave his players mixed grades for their performance at last weekend's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Team Camp. "Some games we didn't do a good job on the boards and some games we did," Huff said. More...

Columns

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THE MOSS REPORT

Thank you for the privilege and opportunity to serve you as your representative in the South Carolina House of Representatives. More...

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Special Sections

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?