January 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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HITCHCOCK-ESQUE — Alfred Hitchcock might have wondered if his movie, "The Birds," was becoming reality if he saw this sight in Gaffney on Thursday. More...

LifeStyles

LEONARD PEARSON

Gaffney library will showcase hidden talent of one of its own in Music Sandwiched In concert

Sometimes the best treasures are not the ones found under the sand, it's the songs coming from the heart. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She doesn't have to be friend's security blanket

Dear Annie: My friend "Josie" drives me crazy with her neediness and dependency. She apparently looks up to me as a mentor, and at first, this was very flattering. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Wood - Beheler

Mr. and Mrs. James V. Wood Jr. of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Savanna Lyn, to Steven Charles Beheler of Gaffney. Miss Wood is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James V. Wood of Gaffney and Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. More...

Columns

Try walking a mile in her shoes

LEDGER COLUMNIST

As any person that has jumped the broom can attest to, the first year of marriage is loaded with freshness and transition, enough to drive scholars up the wall looking for answers. In my case, so far so good. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Joseph Buratovich of Gaffney is visiting Florida with his wife, Karen, and son Matt. They are visiting Joe's father, sister, brother-in-law, nephews and friends. More...

New system gets workout from flood of E-911 calls

The widespread damage caused by Wednesday's wind storm turned into the first real test of a fairly new system of dispatching emergency workers. While it's hoped the system isn't used often, it was deemed a success. More...

Legislation, if OK'd, would pave the way for 4-day school week

Local schools could receive more financial freedom in 2009 to deal with more than $300 million in school budget cuts that have occurred statewide. More...

Local News

City councilman, mayor finally agree on something

Long adversaries on policy decisions, Gaffney City Councilman Wayne Ramsey and Mayor Henry Jolly found themselves in agreement over the unlikeliest of issues during Monday's council meeting - the site of this year's annual planning workshop. More...

District troopers have busy New Year's period

Troopers from Post A of the South Carolina Highway Patrol had a busy New Year's holiday period. From Dec. 31 through Jan. More...

Vehicle vandals strike again; windshields kicked in

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating a new wave of vehicle vandalism that counts among its victims a family that has been targeted four times. The cars of two neighbors on Chandler Drive had their windshields shattered early Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eula Mae Gibson

Retired from textile industry

BLACKSBURG - Eula Mae Bolin Gibson, 75, of 427 Batchelor Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at her residence. More...

Rev. Timothy H. McCluney Sr.

Retired from Burton-Dixie

BLACKSBURG - The Rev. Timothy Howard McCluney Sr., 94, of 131 Moda Road, widower of Annie Mae Young McCluney and Mary Hogan McCluney, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Born Dec. More...

John E. Oglesby

Retired from R.R. Donnelley

COWPENS - John Edward Oglesby, 69, of Three Oaks Apartments, No. 8, Goforth Road, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at his residence. Son of the late Melton ("Bud") Oglesby and the late Martha Wood Oglesby, he was born Dec. More...

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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?