December 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Cost to repair damage from sprinkler system malfunction at $75,000 — so far

A malfunction in a fire suppression sprinkler system inside the Blacksburg High ninth grade addition has proven quite costly for a school district insurance carrier. More...

LifeStyles

Beating the holiday blues

Gaffney physician offers advice on how to avoid stress, depression after holidays

W e think about, we dream about and often we worry about what's going to happen during the holiday season. Sometimes this is good, sometimes it's bad. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Wife entitled to know what's going on

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for two years. I recently found out he has been using his parents' credit card for years. When I saw their card a year ago, I asked about it and was told it was only for emergencies. More...

Cornbread, black-eyed peas bring luck in the New Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - No self-respecting Southerner would spend a New Year's Day without black-eyed peas to ensure good luck in the coming year. And it won't hurt your luck to add some greens to the menu, too. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Timothy D. Hunter

Orangeburg native

Timothy Donnell Hunter, 31, of 401 Browning Road, Gaffney, departed this life peacefully at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville surrounded by his family and loved ones on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. Mr. Hunter was born in Orangeburg, a son of Dr. More...

David Owens

Retired from Acoustics Inc.

David Earl Owens, 73, of 1563 Goucher School Road, affectionately called "Papa David" by his grandson, Will, and his granddaughter, Kimsey, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late O.W. More...

Morie Bridges

Retired from Cleveland Sandwich Shop

SHELBY, N.C. - Morie Penson Bridges, 90, of 223 Flint Hill Church Road, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 at the home of her daughter in Gaffney. More...

OUR VIEW

We can never replace Olin Phillips

The state of South Carolina resounded with a collective sob as news of Rep. Olin Phillips' death spread from the Upstate to the Midlands and on to the coast. Phillips passed away Saturday from cardiac arrest. More...

DOC claims inmate was living normal life in local jail

On paper, one area man's life seemed quite normal. He held down a job washing cars for $10 a pop, putting money in the bank. He dabbled in Internet selling on the eBay auction Web site and enjoyed Christmas dinners at others' homes. More...

Local News

Gaffney postmaster calling it a career

"It has been a great ride, and I'm blessed to be able to have this experience."

Working in a high-pressure environment like the post office can put a value on time, where every second is precious. But when the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, Gaffney Postmaster Garvin Daniels will enter unchartered territory. More...

POLICE REPORT

An 18-year-old Gaffney man was charged with burglary after he allegedly tried to escape police by hiding in a home he did not have permission to enter. More...

Swad, Spencer in

Retired school teacher, county councilman announce intentions to run for State House District 30 seat

Libby Swad is expected to have company on the ballot but she holds one distinction - she's the first to announce her intentions to fill the term of deceased State House member Olin Phillips. More...

Sports

Wildcats put up fight in Airport tournament

Considering the caliber of competition, the Airport High holiday tournament went about as well as the Blacksburg boys basketball team could have hoped. The Wildcats finished sixth after posting a 1-2 record at the tournament. More...

BRIEFS

Favre injures bicep tendon Jets quarterback Brett Favre reportedly has a torn biceps tendon in his right arm that will not need major surgery to repair, ESPN said Tuesday. More...

Brown paces Indians to tourney win

A not-so-funny thing happened to the Gaffney Indians on their way to beating Lynn Camp High School 90-46 Tuesday to finish fourth at the Cumberland Falls Invitational. A chemical spill. More...

Columns

Stop texting me, and that goes for you too, dad

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Call me old-fashioned. Call me square. Call me technologically challenged. Call me pretty much anything you want. Just don't 'text' me. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Shown here on a recent vacation to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, are Joe & Betty Serene, Jimmy and JoAnn Fowler, Edie Sprouse, Alex Karapandzic, Chris Fowler, Ann Smiley, Perdo McGuire, Beth Lee, Steve & Bob Elder, Joan McCraw, Edna McCraw, Bill Poole and More...

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