October 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Interchange will get $15K facelift courtesy of city

The Interstate 85/Hwy. 105 interchange soon will be getting a new look. Gaffney City Council approved hiring a private landscape company to beautify the interchange. More...

Blacksburg mulls election change

Blacksburg has not ruled out the possibility of moving its election date in an effort to increase voter turnout if new school board election changes remain in effect, Mayor David Hogue said Thursday. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Sanders, Mr. Henson speak vows

Minnie Michelle Sanders of Gaffney and Matthew Joseph Henson of Shelby exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, in Camp-Swofford Chapel at Limestone College. Jackie Alford conducted the 5 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Her 'missile' hit the target

Dear Annie: I cannot get along with my mother-in-law. I have always been respectful to her, even though she has kept in touch with my husband's exgirlfriend and enjoys bringing up news about her in front of me. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Hamrick - Ellis

SHELBY - Chris and Nickie Hamrick announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Renee, to Christopher Layne Ellis of Mooresboro, N.C. Miss Hamrick is the granddaughter of Yvonne Amos of Myrtle Beach, the late M.J. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dennis H. Thornton

Photographer

DACULA, Ga. - Dennis Haskell Thornton, 75, of 1727 Bakers Mill Road, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at his residence. More...

Edith D.Holcombe

Hair dresser for over 30 years

GAFFNEY - Edith Dedmon Holcombe, 80, of 510 Thompson St., died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Carl M. Davidson

Services for Carl Maurice Davidson, 41, of 119 Gateway Drive, will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Freddie Davidson. Interment will be in Limestone Cemetery. More...

Inside Report

Romney must address Mormon question with a speech deploring bias

WASHINGTON - When Mitt Romney appeared last week (via closed circuit from California) before the Council of Retired Chief Executives meeting in Washington, he faced kindred souls: rich Republicans who had managed big enterprises. More...

Columns

When a good thing walks into your life...

In more than 24 years of living, I have found life is nothing more than a canvas full of colors making a picture - sometimes a masterpiece ranking up there with Picasso, or sketch art that never reaches its full potential. More...

Political Cartoon

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Councilman proposes storm water surcharge

Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith believes it's time to address the city's aging storm water drainage system. But city taxpayers might not like his solution. More...

Photo

Ledger photo / LARRY HILLIARD FIRE SUBSTATION COMES DOWN - City of Gaffney work crews demolish the former Montgomery Street fire substation to make way for a proposed veterans park. More...

County sets standard with High School High Tech

John Lipscomb never thought he would be a full-time student and working at Sanders Bros. when he turned 18. More...

Local News

Changes made to laws on student loans

Paul Davis will have an easier time paying back his student loans under a new federal law signed Thursday by President Bush. More...

Free car offered to students with perfect SAT score

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Students from three high schools in Columbia and Orangeburg who get a perfect score on the SAT will get a free car. More...

Books, not clothes, fill closet at Blacksburg school

Blacksburg Elementary third grade teacher Jennings McCarter walked into a literacy closet last week and carefully browsed through rows of books. This wasn't an ordinary literacy closet. More...

Sports

Gaffney jayvee defeats York 12-6

Joe Craig and Kenard Lipsccomb scored touchdowns to help the Gaffney junior varsity to a 12-6 victory over visiting York on Thursday. Wesley Kelly spearheaded the Indians' defensive effort. More...

Sanford is back on defense and right at home

Something was eating at Gaffney's O'Brian Sanford last season. After starting at linebacker for the junior varsity team as a sophomore, Sanford was asked to move to the offensive line. Although he wasn't happy, he accepted the position switch. More...

GAFFNEY (5-1) at YORK (3-3)

Inconsistency on defense has York coach concerned

York is known for its rocked-ribbed defense, but with just two returning starters the unit has been a question mark rather than a strength this year. More...

Letters

Sprinkler systems is issue within legislature's purview

It may be too soon to gauge the response to the Charleston Water System's dramatically reduced cost of connecting and operating sprinkler systems in local commercial establishments. More...

Weak dollar good news for economic development

Being proud Americans, we don't like hearing that our currency, the dollar, has sunk in value relative to the currencies of other advanced nations. More...

College especially tough for low-income students

Many of South Carolina's bright but poor students are turning to other institutions - or none - as the cost of an education at state-funded universities continues to climb. More...

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