July 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Representatives of City of Gaffney to sign closing documents on old post office building July 27

City of Gaffney officials will officially own the old post office next week. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said the closing documents will be signed July 27. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Thompson, Mr. Pressley wed June 23

Jeanna Elizabeth Thompson of Gaffney and Nathan Earl Pressley of Blacksburg were united in marriage on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Grassy Pond Baptist Church. Dr. Roger Aycock and the Rev. Martin Hogg conducted the 3 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Rekindling friendship with old flame is asking for trouble

Dear Annie: I have been happily married to the woman of my dreams for two years. My question concerns my ex, "Julie." We dated on and off for quite some time, and she was a huge part of my life for eight years prior to meeting my wife. More...

Ronald McDonald will visit local libraries July 24

Ronald McDonald will visit the Cherokee County Public library in Gaffney at 10:30 a.m. and journey over to the Blacksburg Library for a 2:30 p.m. appearance on Julyl 24. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frank Thompson III

Retired from U.S. Air Force; former adjunct professor at Limestone College CHARLESTON - Lt. Col. Francis Eugene "Frank" Thompson III, USAF (Ret.), husband of Frances Merlene Coley Thompson, died Friday, July 6, 2007. Lt. Col. More...

Douglas M. Lowery

Employed by Hoechst Celanese Douglas McArthur (Uncle Mac) Lowery, 65, of 511 Chatham Road, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, in Spartanburg. More...

Paula Lipscomb

Paula Lipscomb of 776 Ballenger Road passed away Thursday, July 19, 2007, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Workers find foot in canal CHARLESTON - A severed foot was found floating in a canal and officials were trying to determine the race and sex of the person. More...

Young voters hope education is a priority

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Presidential candidates should tell voters how big of a role education would play in their federal spending proposals and specify their education goals, a group of South Carolina honor students said Thursday. More...

Harry Potter's final adventure begins just after midnight tonight

A magical journey will come to an end Saturday at midnight when the final Harry Potter book is released. Will this truly be the end of Harry Potter? Or will he triumph over the evil, dark wizard Voldemort? More...

College asks county to assist in solving drainage problem

Cherokee County Council agreed Monday to lend a financial helping hand to Limestone College's College Drive entrance project - sort of. More...

Local News

Medicaid transportation system under scrutiny; Legislative Audit Council will take closer look

The state's new Medicaid transportation system continues to be a hot topic for legislators and patients alike as the issue was discussed in two of the South Carolina's major cities earlier this week. The hearings - which were hosted by Lt. Gov. More...

READER OF THEWEEK

Name: Jessica Wycoff Occupation: Waitress Family: Husband, Chase; Daughter, Anslie Favorite Restaurant: My Momma's House Favorite Pastime: Playing with my daughter What do you like about the Ledger: More...

Sorry, but you dialed the wrong number

A person trying to phone in a bomb threat Wednesday called the wrong number, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. Instead of reaching Wal- Mart, the caller telephoned a woman whose number was one digit different, the report states. More...

Sports

BRIEFS

Granard football practice begins Aug. 8 Granard Middle School football practice will begin on Aug. 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. Players need to complete a physical form from their doctors. The forms are at the school's office. More...

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME

Gaffney hoops coach joins father for visit to ballparks

When Roger Clemens won his 350th game, Gaffney High basketball coach Mark Huff was in the New York Yankees Stadium to witness the historical moment. Huff and his father, Harold, watched Clemens pitch almost flawlessly against the Minnesota Twins. More...

Post 109 downs Lexington

This time, Bubba Wright's threerun homer counted. Wright blasted a homer, but it was erased from the scorebook when Wednesday's game was rained out. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My last column as a Ledger staffer

I've always had this goal in my head to become a homeowner by my 30th birthday. With that milestone birthday just 20 days away, it's strange how life works out. Just about two months ago, I had hopes of owning a home. But that's all, just dreams. More...

THEIR VIEWS

This decision is something of a shock Former state senator and Democratic candidate for governor Tommy Moore does neither the state nor his party any favors by leaving public life to work for a payday lending organization. ... More...

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