July 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Martin named top teacher

Cherokee County Adult Education teacher Beth Martin received prestigious recognition June 20 at a summer leadership conference in Myrtle Beach. Martin was named the Region I Full-Time Teacher of the Year and S.C. More...

LifeStyles

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!

- THOMAS JEFFERSON

LEDGER PHOTOS / JOE HUGHES II Cowpens National Battleground was the site of one of the more historic battles during America's war for independence, with many losing their lives for the right to be free. More...

ANNIES MAILBOX

Past stroke causing vulgar behavoir

Dear Annie: A few years ago, my father-in-law suffered a stroke and then a heart attack. Dad has always been on the vulgar side, but now it's become extreme. More...

WHAT'S UP

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Helen Alexander

Chester - Mrs. Helen Patrick Alexander, 75, of 2750 Quinn Road died Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital, Columbia. The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at West Chester Baptist Church, with the Revs. More...

Danny Wayne Cole

Danny Wayne Cole, 55, of 314 Grubb Street, went home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2007 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late W. C. (Fat) Cole and Thelma Workman Cole and husband of the late Sheila Hunt Cole. Mr. More...

Mildred Cody

Mildred Clary Cody, 82, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2007 at Brookview Healthcare Center. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

President Bush as King Solomon

WASHINGTON - When he finally decided he could not be responsible for sending Scooter Libby to federal prison, George W. Bush performed Monday as he had from the start in the CIA leak case. More...

Info-tech company will build facility here

An information technology company announced a $3.5 million expansion Thursday in Gaffney that will eventually add at least 45 new jobs. More...

Fireworks injury

Teen airlifted to burn center in Georgia

An 18-year-old Gaffney man is in serious condition at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., after being burned by fireworks Tuesday. More...

Man struck by gunfire from vehicle

Gaffney police are investigating a shooting early Thursday at Limestone Courts Apartments. More...

Man pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter; sentenced to 18 months of home detention, probation

A man accused of fatally shooting his live-in girlfriend was sentenced to home detention during General Sessions Court in June. J.H. More...

Local News

Local real estate company celebrates 20 years in business

When the thought of birthdays or anniversaries come to most people's minds, they are usually filled with visions of lavish parties, cakes and gifts. While all those things are nice, Don L. More...

Police seize checks, drugs; make arrests

Gaffney police seized numerous fraudulent checks, crack cocaine and Xanax from three women at 5 p.m. Monday, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. Paula Welborn Smith, 49, of 416 W. Pine St. More...

Quality time on agenda at father and son retreat

An outdoor camping trip with nephews has mushroomed into a retreat that organizer Milton Edwards hopes will strengthen family ties. A father and son retreat will be held Aug. 24-26 in the S.C. More...

Sports

Wildcats make long drive for opener

The Blacksburg High football team will travel 95 miles on Aug. 24 to play South Stanley for its season opener in North Carolina. This option was far better than not playing a game at all. More...

Bonds no-show at home run hitting contest

CINCINNATI - Barry Bonds will sit out of the Home Run Derby on Monday night, opting to rest his tired body before Tuesday night's All-Star game. ''Nope,'' Bonds said Thursday when asked about the Derby. ''Especially when you're 42. More...

Post 109 clinches second place

Gaffney Post 109 lost its bid to ruin Spartanburg's perfect season Tuesday night, but received favorable news about the American Legion playoffs. Spartanburg defeated Post 109 7-5 at Commissioners Field to finish as league champion at 18-0. More...

Letters

Habitat grateful for help with the motorcycle event

Dear Editor: Thank you to the Habitat for Humanity of Cherokee County's Board of Directors and a special thank you to Dick Norris, Bill James, Rep. More...

Columns

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Taking a closer look at life

Ever since professional wrestler Chris Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, and their 7-year-old son Daniel, the question remains as to why someone would commit such senseless acts. Several people have speculated about the incident and why it occurred. More...

THEIR VIEW

Costing us sooner than we think

Our lust for energy and reluctance for conservation is going to cost us dearly one day, and that day might be sooner than we think. Here's some bad news for the environment: South Carolina ranked fifth overall in increased U.S. More...

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