August 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Woman headed down the road to destruction

Dear Annie: I have been married to "Jim" for over 20 years. We love each other deeply, and I would never dream of hurting him. I recently had a friendly lunch with "Pete," my oldest and dearest friend. More...

Hot summer days perfect time to serve cool, creamy desserts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Summertime evokes charming images of long peaceful days relaxing in sun-dappled shade, but the reality is that summer usually has more crazy days than lazy ones. More...

WHAT'S UP

Meeting The Gaffney Business and Professional Women's Club will meet Monday, Aug. 17, at noon at Aegean Pizza. Speaker will be Judy Wyles from the Humane Society. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gavin Grissom

Gavin Maddox Grissom, infant, of 111 Camelot Drive, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. He was the son of Kevin Matthew Grissom and Jessie Taylor Scruggs, both of Gaffney. More...

Rebecca Ann Cromer

UNION - Rebecca Ann Canupp Cromer, 59 of 268 Askew Circle, widow of Gary C. Cromer Sr., died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009. Born in the Bullocks Creek community of York County on Feb. More...

Doris H. Painter

Doris Helen Painter, 76, of 200 Mullinax Drive, Grover, N.C., died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby. Mrs. Painter was the widow of Harold Dean Painter and daughter of the late Herman and Lela Dover Rayfield. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

That burger was HOW big?

I'm supposed to ask questions. That's what I do for a living. And I'm sure there's many a police officer, public official, coroner, or politician who's gotten a little perturbed at times with all my "who, what where, when and why" queries. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Chris Justin & Lane Blackwell, Chris, Makayla and Brianna MccCraw read The Gaffney Ledger while vacationing at Myrtle Beach. More...

Local News

Class of '09 sets 'new standard'

Blacksburg and Gaffney High graduates have been awarded $47.7 million in college scholarships over the past five years. Overall, South Carolina's high school seniors in the Class of 2009 received a record $869 million in college scholarships. More...

CONVERSION

Limestone College theater major Matt Ferguson prepares to place siding around the walls in the front lobby area of the new Limestone Center. More...

Old post office renovation could begin by October

If things go according to plan, the interior renovation to the old Gaffney post office could begin in late October. Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said the project architect is working on the plans in preparation for the bid process. More...

Sports

Under the lights

Tonight, it's all about the lights. Jamborees, especially first ones like the Border Showcase, aren't so much about winning but preparing the team for the regular season. More...

Stars set to shine at Border Showcase

Gaffney fans might want to consider bringing binoculars or a telescope because there will be so many stars out at tonight's Border Showcase. More...

Wildcats host jamboree

The evaluation period is almost over for Blacksburg players hoping to claim a starting position for the Aug. 21 season opener. Blacksburg hosts the Iron City Jamboree tonight at 6:30 p.m. at T.A. Campbell stadium. Admission is $6. More...

State News

Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of SC disenchanted with direction of church

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, increasingly disenchanted with the direction of the national Episcopal Church, on Thursday called a convention to discuss the future of the conservative diocese. More...

Budget cuts put on hold

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's financial leaders voted Thursday to delay a decision to cut $200 million from the state's budget, a move that means state agencies don't have to chop 4 percent from their budgets — for now. More...

Beachgoers beware

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are warning South Carolina swimmers to watch out for jellyfish. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports it's jellyfish season through August. 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?