August 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Injuries suffered in weekend wreck claim motorist's life

A 20-year-old Hickory Grove man died Monday afternoon from head injuries suffered in an accident that occurred near Blacksburg last weekend. Stephen James Alexander, of 13684 Smith Ford Road, died at 12:51 p.m. More...

First tenant of multi-county industrial park plans to be up and running by next spring

Bericap, the Upstate Corporate Park's first tenant, is expected to begin operations at its new manufacturing facility next spring. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Man must face the fact his wife is fooling around

Dear Annie: I am 36 years old, and my wife, "Lori," is 32. We have two pre-teen children. I love my family and would do anything for them. About a month ago, Lori and I started to have some issues. More...

Cook - Matthews vows said Aug. 4 at West End Church

Jennifer Paige Cook of Gaffney and Eric Dixon Matthews of Rock Hill exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at West End Baptist Church. The Rev. Roy N. Mathis conducted the 5:30 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Xi Alpha Delta has first meeting of new club year

Members of the executive board of Xi Alpha Delta met Monday, Aug. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Libby Reed. Members present were Rebecca Robbs, Billie Taylor, Shirley Turner, Libby Reed and Ruth Ann Ohlsen. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret Parker

Retired from Hoechst Celanese Margaret Ann Crotts Pennington Parker, 67, of 835 Goucher Green Bethel Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 19, 200,7 at Rosecrest Retirement Center in Inman. More...

Leia Annette Humphrey

Student at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte Leia Annette Humphrey, 19, of Fayetteville, N.C., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, in Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. More...

Ransom D. Brannon

Convenience store cashier BOILING SPRINGS - Ransom Darrell Brannon, 34, of 211 Lister Court, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

The way a real democracy works

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Democracy: government by the people; esp: rule of the majority. Apparently there are those in our midst who would prefer another form of government. More...

Photo

Greg and Deedie Phillips are shown reading The Gaffney Ledger during break from the Cal Ripkin baseball tournament in Tilman's Corner, Ala. Their son, Clay, was on the state champion team from Gaffney and Greg was the coach. More...

Odom named top cop at solicitor's dinner

Sgt. Billy Odom of the Gaffney Police Department received the 2007 Solicitor's Award for Cherokee County Law Enforcement Excellence at the law enforcement appreciation dinner Tuesday at the Cherokee Shrine Club. More...

Rowdy cattle blamed for accident

Some rambunctious cows caused a truck to overturn Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Hwy. 29. More...

Local News

Limestone begins year with 750 students

Limestone College began classes today with a preliminary enrollment of 750 students in its day program. Limestone had 250 new students and transfers enroll during the past several days. More...

More than 9,000 enrolled in schools here

Nearly 9,000 students were enrolled in Cherokee County schools Monday when the traditional school year began. There were 8,958 students in county schools on the first day for students on the traditional 9- month calendar. More...

LOCAL BRIEFS

Meeting will focus on airport The State Aeronautics Commission will hold a meeting Friday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the Gaffney City Hall council chambers to receive input from residents and further discuss a proposed county airport. More...

Sports

Indians No. 22 in nation

The Gaffney Indians remained at the same spot in the Prepnation prep poll released Monday. For the second straight week, the Indians, who open the season against visiting Rock Hill on Friday, were ranked No. 22. More...

Too tough to tackle

Tailback Foster says football teaches important lessons

Gaffney running back Steffen Foster doesn't discount the need for hard work. He understands the importance of speed, agility and quickness. He's just not convinced these traits are must-haves to become a great football player. More...

BRIEFS

Flag football league to debut Gaffney Flag Football is forming a new Sunday league. The season will begin in mid-September. More...

State News

Drought status could be upgraded to severe

(AP) - Some areas of South Carolina are approaching the driest August on record, which could upgrade the state's drought status to severe, an official said Tuesday. More...

County council OKs online tax payment

Cherokee County property owners need only click their computer mouse to pay their taxes. Cherokee County Council on Monday approved a measure to allow property owners to pay property taxes online. More...

Inmates made to wear pink

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's prisons director on Tuesday defended a policy of punishing inmates who perform sex acts by dressing them in pink, despite a lawsuit claiming the rule subjects prisoners to ridicule. More...

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