June 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Photo

UTILITY POLE SNAPPED No one was injured when this pickup truck sheared a telephone pole in half Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in front of the East Gaffney Fire Department substation. More...

LifeStyles

WHAT'S UP

Blood drive A blood drive for Brittany Jefferson, a Limestone College track and field recruit who suffered critical injuries in a car accident two weeks ago, will be held Monday, June 9, from 10 a.m-2:30 p.m. More...

Blue Ridge BBQ Fest kicks off June 13

Mouth-watering food, non-stop entertainment await visitors in Tryon, N.C.

June 13 and 14 will mark the 15th year that the folks from the Polk County Chamber of Commerce in Tryon, N.C., have welcomed guests to the party they now call the Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival - two days and nights of nonstop fun, music, ca More...

Innocent boy a victim of vicious rumor

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: My 15-yearold son, "Denny," has always been a handful. He's much larger than most kids his age, and people expect him to behave older than he is. We live in a small community. Once a rumor starts, it gains fire rapidly. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Milton J. Hutchinson

BLACKSBURG - Milton James Hutchinson, 65, of 1178 Holly Ridge Road, died Friday, June 6, 2008, in Dorn V.A. Hospital, Columbia. Born in Lilesville, N.C. More...

Alan Michael Street

SIMPSONVILLE - Alan Michael Street, 24, of 412 Sairdale Drive, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 8, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

JUSTICE HILLARY? If Barack Obama is elected president, mutual friends say the best course for Hillary Clinton might be nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court rather than staying in the Senate. More...

Judge rejects school district's motion to toss Knowles' suit

A South Carolina Circuit Court judge has denied the Cherokee County School District's request to toss the lawsuit of a fired maintenance worker, finding nothing was so clear-cut that a jury shouldn't hear the case. More...

GHS grad dies in crash

A former Gaffney resident died in a single-vehicle accident in Spartanburg County just after midnight Saturday when his car struck a rock column. More...

12-year-old girl fights against rare disorder

Taking a quick glance at 12-year-old Cherokee County resident Haley Callahan one would believe she was just like any other child her age. More...

Troopers become greeters to remind folks to be safe

Wanting to reach as many people as they could, members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol became unofficial Wal- Mart greeters Friday afternoon. With friendly smiles and firm handshakes Lance Cpl. More...

Local News

Farmers Market opens June 21

The City of Gaffney is proud to announce the opening of its Gaffney Station Farmers Market. The 2008 season will begin with the Grand Opening on Saturday, June 21, at 7 a.m. The Market will open every Saturday from 7 a.m. More...

Youth group washes cars for a cause

Members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church youth group recently held a car wash outside the church in the hopes of getting their hands dirty later this month. More...

School board will hold public hearing on 2008-09 budget at tonight's meeting

While budget revenues top $61 million, the Cherokee County School Board will vote on a bare bones spending plan at Monday's meeting. More...

Sports

Gaffney product gets win for summer league team

Former Gaffney High and American Legion Post 109 standout Justin Sarratt made sure everyone knew he had arrived in the Coastal Plain League. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Dustin Byars Age: 18 Position: Pitcher Jersey No.: 10 School: Blacksburg High School H.S. Batting Average: . More...

POST 109 JR. PROFILE

Name: Jared Mills Age: 15 Position: Third base Jersey No.: 1 H.S. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Signs of our times

Unless you have been living on another planet, you are aware of the increase in violent weather. In January and February there were 368 documented tornadoes in the U.S., surpassing the record of 243 in 1999. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

(Left to right) Chase Crawford, Whitney Millwood and Stephen Millwood, along with their parents (not pictured) Doug and Joey Crawford of Blacksburg, visited Las Vegas the week of May 26. More...

Print Edition

Click here for digital edition
2008-06-09 digital edition

Special Sections

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?