August 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Heisman winner wows 'em at Boys and Girls Club event

An appearance by 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers proved a memorable experience last week at a Steak 'N' Stake fundraiser. More...

Parents, teachers can look forward to popular 'Roll Call' feature resuming Monday

County schools will have another way of keeping parents informed Monday when "Roll Call" resumes. "Roll Call," The Gaffney Ledger's talking newspaper, allows parents and students to get information on homework assignments, More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Woman must get out of this relationship

Dear Annie: I have been married for eight years and have three children under 7. Over the years, my husband's behavior has become increasingly bizarre and alarming. When we first married, everything seemed fine. More...

The Rochesters host Homecoming Sing

Ninth annual singing is set for Aug. 17 in GHS auditorium

T he ninth annual Rochester Homecoming Singing is set for Friday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in Gaffney High School Auditorium. More...

Special events held at Dunton UMC

Women's Day was held during the morning service July 22 at Dunton. Marjorie Knuckles delivered the message, "A Miracle in the House." More...

Obituaries - Free Access

J.C. Hush

J.C. Hush, 48, of 100 White Oak Apartments, Apt. No. 50, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at 1:35 p.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Gilbert L. (Roy) Ruppe

Retired from Cherokee Finishing

Gilbert L. (Roy) Ruppe, 86, of 105 McArthur St., formerly of 507 E. Robinson St., went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family, on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. Born in Cleveland County, N.C. More...

Wink Raines

Brick mason

PACOLET - Winford Dean (Wink) Raines Sr., 62, of 6108 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

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GUEST EDITORIAL

Any bridge builders out there?

"On the road again." Sing it, Willy Nelson. "Just can't wait to get on the road again." Willy and I must travel different roads, though we were together the other night tooling down US 25 in Georgia between Augusta and Savannah. More...

Like we needed more stadium controversy

About a week or so ago, someone commented that 'things sure are quiet around here. More...

Man dies from bee stings

A 52-year-old Cowpens man died shortly after being stung in his yard while mowing, likely by yellow jackets nesting in the ground, a coroner said Monday. More...

Prominent businessman dead at 89

One of Cherokee County's most well-known businessmen, William T. Hatcher ("Billy") Sr., 89, of 1009 College Drive, died Tuesday, Aug. 14. Hatcher owned and operated Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home from 1968 until he sold the company in 1997. More...

Columnist tells the stories behind well-known hymns

Gaffney native Warren Shiver has always been fascinated by hymns, whether hearing them while seated in the pews of East Gaffney Baptist Church as a child or while washing dishes beside a nanny hired by his parents. More...

Local News

Traffic stop leads to cocaine charge

An early morning traffic stop has led to the arrest of a local man. Officer R.E. More...

Meters OK'd

Saying the move will prevent price-gouging on fares, Gaffney City Council has approved the mandatory use of meters for taxis. More...

BLOCK PARTY

Mary Bramlett Elementary students and parents are shown at a recent block party. County teachers return to work today to get ready for the first day of school on Aug. 20. More...

Sports

Indians fade after first 2 series

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland speaks his mind, especially after a disappointing performance like his team had in its final preseason scrimmage Tuesday against Strom Thurmond. More...

Georgia on their minds

Post 109 opens SE Regional against Florida on Thursday

College scouts will be filling the stands, cameras will be snapping and hundreds of fans will be roaring. More...

'Cats 'O'lacks consistency

Blacksburg is still searching for consistency on offense headed into its final preseason game with Wade Hampton. With many projected starters injured, Blacksburg has been unable to field the same lineup on offense from week to week. More...

Letters

Surprised at school district salaries

Dear Editor: I almost fell out of my chair when I saw how much money the school district employees make. More...

Blacksburg High Class of '57 slates reunion for Sept. 22

Dear Editor: The Blacksburg High School Class of 1957 will be celebrating its 50th year class reunion on Sept. 22. If you were a classmate of the graduating class of 1957 and you did not graduate with us, you are invited to attend. 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?