June 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Administrator, engineer top City of Gaffney payroll list

City of Gaffney Administrator James Taylor doesn't have much company when it comes to highly paid city employees Only two other city employees join Taylor in earning $50,000 or more a year, according to information requested under the South Caroli More...

LifeStyles

Attention to safety can prevent thousands of home fires caused by charcoal, gas grills

Fire safety is an essential ingredient in grilling recipes

Fire safety is an essential ingredient in any recipe that calls for cooking on an outdoor grill. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Crawford - Roark

BLACKSBURG - David and Nita Crawford announce the engagement of their daughter, Juanita Louise, to Kenneth Leo Roark of Blacksburg, son of Marie Tompkins and the late Ronald W. Tompkins. The wedding date is set for October 18 at 2 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Woman is responsible for her own decisions

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-30s and have a best friend the same age. I have known "Kyle" and his wife for a number of years, and we are involved in many activities together. I also have a younger sister, "Janice," age 23. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ernest Nicholas

United States Navy veteran

Ernest Nicholas, 66, of 214 Poplar St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at his residence. Born in Cumberland, Md. More...

Jack Phillips

Retired after 39-year career as a railroad detective

COWPENS - Jack Phillips, 83, of 190 Love Springs Road, formerly of Fernwood-Glendale Road, Spartanburg, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at his home. Born Jan. More...

Troy Baker

Retired from Hamrick Mills Musgrove Plant

Troy Lee Baker, 70, of 153 Baker Road, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at his residence. Born in Buncombe County, N.C., he was the husband of Faye Conner Baker and son of the late John Edwin Baker and Myrtle Worley Baker. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Arrest made in shooting death CHESTER - Chester police have arrested a man in the shooting death of another man earlier this year. More...

National News

Earnings estimates released

The latest employment and earnings estimates for employees in some occupations that often receive tips have been released. Because the U.S. More...

Lemonade stand robber arrested

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Call it a lemonade standoff. A young girl whose lemonade stand was robbed of $17.50 chased the suspect into a nearby home and called police, who spent nearly an hour trying to coax the man into surrendering. More...

40 employees at Freightliner lose their jobs

About 40 workers at Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation received pink slips this week, sources familiar with the local plant said. The workers were notified of the layoffs Wednesday, the sources said. More...

Movie shot in Gaffney will be available on DVD Aug. 26

Three years after filming wrapped up in downtown Gaffney, local residents will soon have an opportunity to see how the city is portrayed. The 2006 film "Walker Payne" will be released directly to DVD beginning Aug. 26. More...

Local News

Classes begin July 10 at some elementary schools

Elementary students in three Cherokee County schools should start making plans to return to school. Alma, Mary Bramlett and Luther Vaughan elementaries start classes Thursday, July 10. More...

Photo

SPREADING A LITTLE CHEER - Lindsey and Hayden Deal helped their great aunt Betty Mills deliver 140 boxes Thursday to Peachtree Centre nursing home residents. The packages included an afghan, snacks, tissues and other goodies. More...

Former animal control officer pleads guilty, fined $200

A former animal control officer at the Cherokee County Combined Animal Shelter pleaded guilty Wednesday before a county magistrate to a misdemeanor charge of ill treatment of animals stemming from his handling of a June 21, 2007, incident during wh More...

Sports

Starmax to host 72 pro bowlers

An expected field of 72 professional bowlers is set for the first Peach Bowl, the local name given to the PBA Regional Tour event being held this weekend at Starmax in Gaffney. More...

Post 28 surprises Gaffney

Post 109 manager Jeff Osment figured his team was in good shape to post a win after building a 12- 5 lead and chasing nemesis David Haselden from the game. But Osment figured wrong. More...

BRIEFS

Booster Club accepting members The Gaffney High Football Booster Club is accepting new members. The membership levels include the Warrior for $200 and Chief's Council for $500. More...

Columns

The Green Bomb

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We called it "The Green Bomb." Shaped like a battle tank, this 1972 green Chevrolet Impala seemed to plow through the road like a car on a mission. The car was brand new when my parents bought it and survived three teenage drivers. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Laney Osment and Mandi Mullikin are shown here with The Gaffney Ledger while vacationing at Hunting Island in Beaufort. More...

A fairly weak premise in this day and age

THEIR VIEW

Professional homebuilders are crying foul at a state Supreme Court decision on the liability of individuals who act as their own general contractors. More...

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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?