October 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

School trustee dies while awaiting kidney transplant

Longtime Cherokee County School District Trustee Ola Copeland died Monday following a lengthy illness. Copeland, 61, was a former school board chairperson and had served on the school board since 1993. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIES MAILBOX

He's worried about attraction to coworker

Dear Annie: I am a happily married man, with a beautiful and loving spouse. The problem is, I find myself extremely attracted to a co-worker. More...

'Pardon me, I'm pickin' flowers'

Mississippi town will honor late Johnny Cash with festival and ceremonial pardoning Nov. 2-4

M ore than 40 years after the late singer Johnny Cash was arrested in Starkville, residents of the east Mississippi town of Jackson plan a festival in his honor that will include a ceremonial pardoning for the Man in Black. More...

BIRTH

Julie Brooke Raines

Amber, Dean and Preston Raines announce the birth of their daughter and sister, Julie Brooke, on Aug. 7, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 9 lbs. Grandparents are Evelyn and Gerald Parker, Barbara Raines and the late Wink Raines. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Olaree H. Copeland

Member and former chairwoman of Cherokee County School District Board of Trustees

Olaree Hames Copeland, 61, of 1005 S. Johnson St., died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Wife of James Copeland, she was born in Gaffney, a daughter of the late King David Hames Jr. More...

Kenneth G. Bolin Sr.

Cherokee County native

COWPENS - Kenneth Gold Bolin, Sr. 67, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at his home. Born Sept. 1, 1940, in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Ambers Lee and Elizabeth Gold Bolin of Blacksburg. Mr. More...

Ralph W. Spencer

Formerly employed by Converse Mills

COWPENS - Ralph W. Spencer, 80, of 4701 Old Georgia Hwy., died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at his residence. More...

State News

Events at USC will celebrate African-American hair culture

COLUMBIA - It is the most basic - and ultimate -- accessory, from youthful braids to the rebellious Mohawk to the carefree afro. And now it is the subject of a book by University of South Carolina English professor Dr. More...

Time running out for delinquent taxpayers

Owners of Big Lots, Dollar General buildings among them

Several familiar names appear on the list of delinquent county taxpayers. Garment Technology Inc. More...

Kings Creek residents not happy with name change idea

Kings Creek Drive won't be changing its name. More...

Gamecock fan suffering from cancer has wish granted

Rick Robertson found a special present waiting in the reception area Sept. 29 after renewing wedding vows with his wife of 20 years. More...

Local News

County names finalists for assistant administrator position

Three candidates with local ties are among the five finalists for the assistant Cherokee County administrator post. More...

GOOD TO SEE YOU - AGAIN

Class of 1942 Gaffney High graduate Catherine Strain Pettit greets classmates Osborne Lemmons and Harry Lee Tate on Saturday after arriving for their 65th year high school reunion. More...

CHAPS sets dates for Christmas home tours

All the signs that the holiday season is near are upon us, especially with the knowledge that the Cherokee Historic and Preservation Society (CHAPS) is moving right along with its preparations for December's Christmas Home Tours. More...

Sports

Let the hype begin!

Plenty at stake when rivals Byrnes, Gaffney take field

It's Byrnes vs. Gaffney and it's special. Just how special? It depends on who you ask. "It's a big game for us," Gaffney coach Phil Strickland said. "Our kids enjoy playing them. Historically, we've played them hard. More...

New coach, new faces

For the first time in 10 years, the Limestone men's basketball team opened preseason practice this week without coach Larry Epperly. That's not the only change. More...

Decisions, decisions - how Shrine Bowl participants are picked

Here's a little multiple-choice quiz. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Rudy and religion

WASHINGTON - The most surprising recent national polling result was an answer given by Republicans who attend church weekly when Gallup asked their presidential preference. More...

Columns

Effects of childhood ouches can linger for years

A blood-curdling scream woke me about 6:30 Tuesday morning. "MOMMA! I NEEEED you!" At least I think that's what my daughter was shouting. The words were tinged with pain, so I knew something was really wrong. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Miss Copeland, Miss Copeland! Where's my hug?

My wife and I stepped outside the Ocean Reef Hotel (it was The Martinique at the time) on our way to eat dinner during the Chamber retreat at Myrtle Beach when we spotted her and a group of her friends headed our way with their arms loaded with pac More...

National News

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

A group of family and friends visited Nassau Bahamas and guess what? They are reading the Gaffney Ledger. More...

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