July 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

'How in the world could this happen?'

Joe Cash Westbrooks, 83, will be remembered as a righteous man. More...

Teen charged in fireworks injury incident

Gaffney police have charged a 14- year-old Gaffney boy they said admitted he was the one who shot the firework that struck 18-year-old Michael Eugene Oglesby II on July 3. Gaffney Police Detective Sgt. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Woman's main priority in life is getting high

Dear Annie: I have been dating "Erina" for seven months. She is addicted to heroin and crack cocaine. At first, she kept it from me and lied about where she was going or what she was doing. More...

Thoroughly ugly peach cake is prize-winning delicious

Blacksburg Middle School teacher Kelly Davis used a family heirloom recipe to capture the $250 top prize in the S.C. Peach Festival's peach recipe contest Saturday afternoon at Daddy Joe's Beach House BBQ & Grill. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Hammersmith - Weaver

Melissa Dawn Hammersmith and Norman "Lee" Weaver Jr., both of Shelby, will be married on August 11 at Lake Lure Inn and Spa in Lake Lure, N.C. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linnie B. Pennington

Former owner/operator of Pennington's Store Linnie Blanton Pennington, 92, a resident of Peachtree Centre, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Judy B. Harnett

Maine native Judy Beach Harnett, 66, of 401 New St., died July 15, 2007, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill. Born in Newport, Maine, she was the wife of Nicolas Ramirez of the home and daughter of the late Lloyd Woodrow and Marion Dyer Beach. More...

Peggy Kleber

U.S. Army veteran; retired from Ohio School System Peggy Joyce White Kleber, 78, a resident of Brookview Healthcare Center, formerly of Olmsted Falls, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Man gets 3 years for DUI crash that hurt kids

The father of an 8-year-old Gaffney girl who was killed in a July 8 automobile crash will spend the next three years in prison for driving drunk in a separate incident. More...

Festival wraps up with races

Michael Strickland is among the top runners from the Southeast who will be in Gaffney on Saturday for the South Carolina Peach Festival road races. More...

Photo

PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS - Barry Morgan (left photo) and Jim Cook (right photo) are among the Gaffney Rotary Club's newest Paul Harris Fellows. More...

Company expected to break ground soon

Bericap, the Upstate Corporate Park's first tenant, is expected to break ground on its new manufacturing plant within weeks. More...

Local News

Blacksburg brothers are making their mark outside Cherokee County

The cycle of life - in human terms anyway - begins with childhood. Adults who have learned life lessons on the way to becoming parents themselves strive to educate their children about what to expect. More...

Photo

NEW TALENT - Randi Sowards sings "Amazing Grace" Tuesday while competing in the South Carolina Peach Festival New Talent Night competition in Fullerton Auditorium. See story on Page 10. More...

BRIEFS

Gaffney student presented USC Upstate scholarship SPARTANBURG - Brittany Megan Moore of Gaffney has received a University Scholars Award from the University of South Carolina Upstate, where she plans to pursue a degree in nursing. More...

Sports

Brooks lands on staff of heated rival

It didn't take long for former longtime Gaffney assistant football coach Cameron Brooks to find a job. More...

Propst propels Post 109 to win

Jordan Propst and Trevin Taber did their part for Post 109 on Tuesday. More...

Local team is tourney favorite

The local teams should figure prominently this week as five teams battle at the local youth sports complex for the Babe Ruth League all-star state championship for ages 14 and under. More...

Letters

Car Care Council's five steps to a 'greener' vehicle

Dear Editor: It doesn't matter if the car you're driving is new or old, big or small. There are preventive maintenance steps every vehicle owner can take to make sure their car is as "green" or environmentally friendly as possible. More...

Columns

'I don't think salmone means pepperoni'

EDITOR'S NOTE : Ledger publisher Cody Sossamon, family and friends recently spent 10 days vacationing in Italy. This is his second column about the trip. More...

INSIDE REPORT

Sham earmark reform

WASHINGTON - As bipartisan majorities overwhelmed all attempts to eliminate pork barrel earmarks during a recent House session, one effort actually passed - comfortably, though unnoticed by the public. More...

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?