September 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

United Way takeover doesn't sit well with local officials

Board member Tracy Parris was caught off guard Tuesday when he learned the Cherokee County United Way office will be consolidated with Spartanburg. More...

Authorities say fires suspicious

The Gaffney Fire Department put out two fires earlier this week that officials consider suspicious, according to incident reports. A witness said he saw smoke coming from a house at 315 W. Third St. in Gaffney at approximately 4:30 a.m. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

The sooner this woman seeks help the better

Dear Annie: I have been in a relationship for about eight years and recently discovered my boyfriend is selling illegal drugs. I have three kids and have tried to leave before, but always end up coming back. More...

New study shows citrus-flavored sodas pack more of a caffeine kick

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Looking for a quick pick-meup to get through a long afternoon? Forget that cola. A fizzy citrus drink could provide even more of a boost. More...

DISHING UP THE BARBECUE

Don Patton, Joe Humphries, Doug Lee and Gary Martin package barbecue at the second annual Labor Day fund raiser for Meals on Wheels sponsored by Gaffney Masonic Lodge No. 186. The event raised $2,648 to help feed our area friends and neighbors. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hamrick's Inc. co-founder dies Sept. 17 at home

Edna Hipps Hamrick, 89, of 2404 Cherokee Ave., passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at her home in Gaffney. A native of Haywood County, N.C., she was the widow of Oliver D. Hamrick and daughter of the late Samuel W. More...

Tony Cobb

Retired maintenance technician at Felters

Tony Dwayne Cobb, 44, of 123 Joy Ave., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at his home. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Charlene Knighten Cobb and son of Donald Sherbert and Barbara Moss Sherbert of Chesnee. Mr. More...

Herbie L. Addis

Retired accountant

SPARTANBURG - Herbie Lee Addis, 64, of 425 S. Church St., No. 108, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at his home. Mr. Addis was a native of Cherokee County and a son of the late Paul and Carrie Lavender Addis. More...

Holocaust survivor addresses packed house

"I would pray to the Lord hoping to die"

Sitting on a ground littered with straw and eating a stale piece of bread while at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, a 16-year-old Jewish girl named Nesse Godin sometimes wondered whether she would be better off dead. More...

'Y' reaches grant goal

YMCA officials have raised enough money to receive a $500,000 challenge grant from the Timken Foundation. The YMCA had until Sept. 15 to raise $350,000 in pledges to qualify for the grant. More...

HEY BUDDY, YOUR TRUCK'S ON FIRE

A Gaffney firefighter alerted Allied Waste truck driver Travis Ward that his truck was on fire as Ward was driving on West Floyd Baker Boulevard on Tuesday morning. More...

Local News

Woman walks out with big load

An unidentified white female took a 37-inch flat screen television and a 19-inch computer monitor from Wal- Mart on Saturday without paying, according to a police report. More...

FLAG PRESENTED

Granard Middle students Tristan Sirrio and C.J. Bailey raise a new American flag presented to the school Tuesday by Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) President Roy Jefferies. More...

New First Steps director is a familiar face

The Cherokee County First Steps Board hired Dorothy Priester on Monday to become its new executive director. Priester signed a contract to become the interim Cherokee County First Steps executive director May 25. More...

Sports

Region tougher from top to bottom, Strickland says

A year ago, the Gaffney Indians finished the region with an undefeated record. Duplicating that feat this season won't be easy. More...

Lord of the links

Transou has big dreams, fall tour tournament wins

Cody Transou, 7, was having a conversation with his father Billy one night this summer while visiting family in Houston. More...

Homecoming Cup slated for Oct. 12

The 2007 Gaffney High School Alumni Golf Tournament - The Homecoming Cup - will be held Friday, Oct. 12 at Cherokee National Golf Club beginning with a shotgun start at 12:30. More...

Letters

Insulting our troops and subverting democracy

Dear Editor:

All of us have heard that some people of the Democrat party have taken to buying ads to insult and question the honor of General Petraeus and our military under his command. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Exactly how long is a New York Minute?

In a New York Minute Everything can change In a New York Minute Things can get pretty strange In a New York Minute Everything can change In a New York Minute I was catching up on my grass cutting Saturday morning before heading to Col More...

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OUR VIEW

Edna Hamrick was a county treasure

Edna Hipps Hamrick was the matriarch of one of Cherokee County's most well-known families, who, along with her husband, Oliver, helped make Gaffney a shopping destination for bargain hunters near and far. 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?