December 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Police will be out in force during New Year's holiday

Capt. Brooks Allison of the Gaffney Police Department doesn't like being placed in a position to beg. But he's willing to do it. "We're begging people not to drink and drive," he said. More...

LifeStyles

Danni's gymnasts compete in Greenwood

Five members of competition team participate; two win first place awards

Danni's Gymnastics competition team participated in the Pajama Party Competition hosted by the Greenwood YMCA on Saturday, Nov. 10. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Mother-in-law has become a Jekyll & Hyde

Dear Annie: I have been happily married for many years and have always had a great relationship with my widowed mother-in-law. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Thomas - Wilde

Mr. and Mrs. Donnie L. Thomas announce the engagement of their daughter, April D. Thomas, of Gaffney to Mathew J. Wilde of Long Island, N.Y. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frank J. Matuska Sr.

Decorated U.S. Navy veteran of World War II

BLACKSBURG - Frank Joseph Matuska Sr., 89, of 254 Wendy Drive, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at his home. A native of Savanna, Ill., Mr. Matuska was the husband of Doris Faye Matuska and son of the late Mike and Elizabeth Jagos Matuska. More...

Betty Jo Weathers

Maiden, N.C., native

BLACKSBURG - Betty Jo Huskins Weathers, 73, of 308 Dickson Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at her home. A native of Maiden, N.C., Mrs. More...

Felix Scruggs

Retired from City of Gaffney

Felix Lipscomb Scruggs, 94, of 203 Magnolia St., went home to be with the Lord on December 27, 2007, at his residence. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

The GOP's last man standing

WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, given up for dead a few weeks ago as he ran a cash-starved, disorganized campaign, today is viewed by canny Republican professionals as the best bet to win the party's presidential nomination. More...

State News

S.C. making progress in achieving education goals, but not keeping pace

Student achievement in South Carolina is not keeping pace with other states, but students are making progress towards a 2010 goal of being ranked among the five fastest-improving education systems in the country. More...

STATE BRIEFS

Burned body found AIKEN - Authorities are investigating the death of an Augusta man whose partially burned body was discovered near a golf course. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton says 38-year-old Corwin L. More...

Christmas comes and goes but still no Verlisha

Just two days after Christmas, family members of Verlisha Littlejohn removed furniture from her Gaffney apartment, a difficult task that served as a harsh reminder she's nowhere to be found and might not come home. More...

Woman saved by Gaffney firefighters will be released from hospital today

A 94-year-old Gaffney woman continues to recover after firefighters rescued her from a Christmas Eve blaze at her home. Cenora L. Stevenson was listed in good condition at the Joseph M. More...

Local News

Habitat given extension to complete homes

Habitat for Humanity of Cherokee County now has more time to complete five homes and still satisfy the terms of a $375,000 infrastructure grant. The organization was facing a Dec. 31 deadline to finish the homes in its Hope Acres subdivision. More...

Commission making plans for change of trustee election date

Cherokee County School Board members will be in the unfamiliar position of running for election at the same time as city council members next year. More...

BPW gets $1M grant to upgrade water plant

Some federal funds will be flowing the Gaffney Board of Public Works' way. An appropriations bill passed by Congress last week contained $1 million for the utility to upgrade its water plant, U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) announced Friday. More...

Sports

Hot shooting propels Indians

A torrid shooting night allowed Gaffney to beat Riverside 95-66 Thursday in the opening round of the Greer FCA Christmas Classic. Josh Corry scored 23 points and Jazz Palmer had 18 points. More...

Lady Indians advance

Gaffney survives late flurry by Gaston Day; move on to Lady Hilltoppers Classic title game

Gaffney girls head coach Stacey Parris came into this week's Lady Hilltoppers Classic in Rutherfordton, N.C. believing her team had what it took to win in spite of their youth at several key positions. More...

Summerville's Green among football's finest on All-State team

No Gaffney players appear on this year's list

COLUMBIA (AP) - A.J. Green couldn't have imagined the stellar career he would have when he first came out for the Summerville High School varsity team. Four years later, Green is ready for even greater things in the game he loves. More...

Letters

Urges community to take more active role in art movement

Dear Editor: As Kathleen Kennedy Townsend introduced the annual Kennedy Center Honors television program, she reminded the audience of President Kennedy's conviction that the arts provide the hub around which any nation rotates. More...

An example of how people reach out to help at this time of year

Dear Christmas Is For Kids: The Cherokee County community is very supportive of individuals with lifelong, disabling conditions. Christmas Is For Kids is one more example of how people reach out to help at this special time of year. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Taylor's death makes this game different

Ever since I was able to put my hands around a football as a young child, I have been a Dallas Cowboys fan. More...

Political Cartoon

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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?