February 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

B-R-R-R!

Frosty school greets students — but just temporarily

A heating problem resulted in Ewing Middle School students starting class Thursday morning in unusual places around the building. Several classrooms had no heat when principal Dr. Denise Wooten arrived shortly after 7 a.m. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Any drug can be harmful, including marijuana

Dear Annie: I have never taken drugs and never will, but I recently learned that one of my best guy friends has been smoking weed. Annie, we are only 14. More...

Small town girslsl have big city dreams

I t's easy to get lost in the shadow of a certain pair of twins who rose to fame as part of the 1990's show "Full House," but a local duo is hoping to make waves of their own in the entertainment industry. More...

AAUW program by Limestone College Men's Ensemble will be open to public

The Gaffney Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Monday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in the private dining room of Stephenson Dining Hall at Limestone College.The meeting is open to the public. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Patsy C. Whitener

Gaffney native

SUMTER - Service for Patsy Lee Cash Whitener, 77, will be held Sunday, Feb. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia. Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. More...

Pauline M. Tessner

Shelby, N.C., native

BLACKSBURG - Pauline Melton Tessner, 87, of 461 Moss Crossing, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. Born in Shelby, N.C., she and her husband, William "Bill" Harrison Tessner, had been married for 71 years. More...

Brunson Blanton

Brunson Blanton, 69, of 103 Catherine St., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at his home. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Fred William Blanton and Cleo Martin Blanton. More...

Columns

Television then and now

"Do you know how the TV works?" the bellhop asks young Macaulay Culkin after carrying his bags to his room in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. "I'm 10 years old. TV is my life," the youngster responds. He's not the only one. More...

Lost and found

Navigators and explorers once relied on stars to guide them around the world. Today's modern adventurer often uses global positioning system (GPS) technology. Sometimes we just lose our way and must rely on our own directional sense to get home. More...

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Jason Riddle parole rejected again

Jason Riddle will have to spend at least another year in jail. The state Board of Paroles and Pardons on Wednesday once again denied Riddle's release from prison for a 1985 murder charge. More...

Gaffney Rotary helping students 'look it up'

Quinine and macadamia aren't words that easily roll off an adult's tongue. Blacksburg Middle School students had to spell both words in a school spelling bee Thursday morning. More...

Photo

Ledger photo / JOE L. HUGHES II WELCOME HOME — A banner welcomes Limestone College President Dr. Walt Griffin home after an extended stay in the hospital following a heart attack a few weeks ago. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reported the vandalism of an Old Georgia Highway church Feb. 4. More...

Goal of $85,000 set for 2009 'March for Babies'

All local March of Dimes organizers wanted last year was the community's ear as they told a story of how children born prematurely or with birth defects fight on despite overwhelming odds. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Terry & Theresa Martin recently celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary in Kona, Hawaii. Pictured with them is son Christopher. More...

Sports

Wildcat wideout inks with Newberry

Dressed in a sharp suit and tie, Blacksburg High standout wide receiver Chris Hames will take his game to the next level with Newberry College. Hames signed a letter of intent with Newberry on National Signing Day. More...

Gaffney product continues quest

February figures to be a memorable month for Gaffney's Jordan Propst. The former Gaffney High pitcher is among 10 non-scholarship players vying to make the remaining five spots on the University of South Carolina baseball team's spring roster. More...

Patterson earns trip to Pro Bowl

You can't blame Rick Patterson for feeling the slightest bit off-kilter. He's at home in Gaffney where the temperature is hovering near freezing one day, then takes off the next day on a nine-hour plane trip to the sun-splashed beaches of Hawaii. More...

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?