January 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

School buses to be equipped with GPS monitoring devices

Big Brother and radio could soon be watching over students on school buses. The state Department of Education expects to award a bid within the next month to place global positioning systems (GPS) on all 5,700 school buses. More...

LifeStyles

Nesting boxes are important to barn owl conservation efforts

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Did you know that a family of barn owls consumes over 3,000 rodents per year? An innovative new nest box for barn owls may enhance rodent control programs and help conserve this large white owl around the world. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Teen won't gain mom's approval sneaking around

Dear Annie: I am 15 years old and recently ended a seven-month relationship with "David." I broke up with him partly because I was very unhappy (I never cried so much in my life) and also because I was falling for "Howard." About three weeks afte More...

FIVE GENERATIONS

Representing five generations are Madisyn Grace Gentry, held by her great-great-grandfather, Jeff Mcconnell; (l-r) greatgrandmother, Carolyn Millwood; father, Jason Gentry; and grandmother, Patti Gentry. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Evelyn Geneva Roark

Retired from Cherokee Memorial Hospital

BLACKSBURG - Evelyn Geneva Roark, 85, of 614 Tribal Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at Brookview HealthCare, Gaffney. A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Harry P. More...

Hettie Duncan

Retired from textiles

BLACKSBURG - Hettie Rose Mode Walker Duncan, 95, of 2114 Shelby Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Catherine D. Illenz

Worked at Celanese and BASF in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL - Catherine Darnell Illenz, 49, of 1938 Williford Road, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. Born in York County, she was a daughter of the late William R. and Nell Smart Winders. Mrs. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

From now on, I'm looking to the rock

OK, that does it. From now on, I'm relying on my own system of weather forecasting. I was really looking forward to Saturday. I was looking forward to it because they had assured me that it was going to snow. More...

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The TV diet

It's been nearly three months since the writers went on strike. The TIVO broke a month into it, and no one in my house has bothered to fix it. We watched the last episode of "House," and that was that. More...

County chooses Huckabee, but McCain the big winner

GOP presidential primary

County voters tried to do their part to give former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee a muchneeded victory in the South Carolina Republican Primary on Saturday. More...

Property decisions main topic of meeting

A school board building committee will discuss the future Tuesday for one of the oldest school buildings still left in Blacksburg. Blacksburg Academy Street opened in 1956 as an elementary school for black students. More...

Local News

New home starts down 12 percent in 2007

116 this year, 132 last year

The year-long housing market slump didn't let up for the holidays. More...

HISTORY COMES ALIVE

Signora Bella portrayed the role of an Italian juggler Saturday while Cowpens National Battlefield celebrated the 227th anniversary of the decisive American victory over the British. More...

Vehicle stolen from woman's driveway during morning warmup

A Fort Street woman's vehicle was stolen Friday morning in Gaffney while it was warming up in her driveway. The woman told police the incident happened around 6:45 a.m. More...

Sports

Chapman rallies to nip Blacksburg, 48-46

It appeared the Blacksburg Wildcats were poised to post their first region win. But Chaz Proctor and Chapman had other ideas. More...

A bad day in Byrnes

Minus 2 starters, Indians play Byrnes down to the wire

Gaffney had opportunities to win Friday's game at Byrnes - what the Indians needed was the firepower to finish it. More...

Saints fall short in upset bid over Mount Olive

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com

The Limestone Saints couldn't handle Mount Olive's Kendrick Easley. Easley scored 34 points and Brandon Streeter added 14 to lead Mount Olive to a 90-84 victory over the homestanding Saints Saturday night. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

BIPARTISAN STIMULATION WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader John Boehner are working behind the scenes to attempt rare bipartisan cooperation on an economic stimulus package. More...

State News

STATE NEWS BRIEFS

Man sentenced to 30 years SUMTER - A Wedgefield man has been sentenced to 30 years in jail after being convicted of killing another man in 2005. More...

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