April 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Firefighters partly responsible for artist's inspiration

So, you've just found out you have twin boys on the way, what do you do? If you're Tim Teague, you start wondering if you've got enough paint. More...

LifeStyles

A bountiful home garden begins with advance planning

Home garden vegetables can be grown abundantly in most areas of More...

ANNIES MAILBOX

Man has no idea what he did to alienate friend

Dear Annie: My wife and I have a friend, "Don," whom we've known over 35 years. We have lots of good history together. Between our careers, moving away and life in general, we are not as close as we once were, but we try to keep in touch. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Harlow - Dickson

Jim and Brenda Harlow of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Pam, to Cameron Dickson of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Reginald L. Clifton

Student and basketball player at Jonesville High School

PACOLET - Reginald Lee Clifton, 17, of 1542 Jerusalem Road, passed away Monday, April 17, 2006, about 6:15 p.m on Jerusalem Road near the Spartanburg Union county line. More...

Ben Webster

CHARLOTTE - Ben Webster of 2346 Planter Rice Plaster Road, died Friday, April 14, 2006. More...

James E. Shippy

Employed by A&S Distribution Company

James Edgar Shippy, 52, of 108 Lincoln Drive, passed away Friday afternoon, April 14, 2006, in U p s t a t e C a r o l i n a M e d i c a l Center. More...

Columns

Have you had enough?

Eating good food is one of life's great pleasures for a lot of people. More...

Commission action a disservice to residents

A commission charged with the task of presenting to voters in November a proposal regarding consolidating government services has decided it will not fulfill that responsibility. More...

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GHS pauses to remember student killed in accident

Students at Gaffney High School observed a moment of silence today for a 17-year-old former classmate who was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Pacolet on Monday. More...

Gaffney native mixing it up with musical heavyweights

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com More...

DUNKING THE PREACHER

Nancy Littlejohn got her money's worth at Monday's dunk tank event sponsored by Altrusa International of Gaffney. For a nominal fee, dunkers could send the volunteer dunkee into the drink. More...

Local News

Arena under new management; high school rodeo Friday and Saturday

Gaffney's Rockin' MC Arena is under new management, but is still committed to over-the-top performances. And the new crew hopes to start things off right with this weekend's South Carolina High School Rodeo (SCHSR). More...

Rabies clinics scheduled this weekend

Every year, approximately 450 South Carolinians undergo preventative treatment for rabies after being bit by an animal, said Jim Fagan, an environmentalist with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control in Cherokee County. More...

Councilmen request financial info on small county airports

Before the county's attempt to secure funding for an airport gets any higher off the ground, Cherokee County Councilman Charles Mathis More...

Sports

Indians' mental approach key to long playoff run

Gaffney baseball coach Tom Owens has a few objectives entering postseason play, none more important than eliminating mental mistakes. More...

Gaffney opens against Jackets

The Gaffney softball team has been playing with a loaded deck all season: an ace in Julie Sarratt and other all-star caliber players around the diamond. More...

Saints explode past Mars Hill, 19-11

Mars Hill's Matt Holthaus didn't look like the all-conference goalkeeper on Tuesday. More...

Letters

Everyone's invited to Saturday's Veterans Appreciation Day events

Dear Editor: On behalf of Moses Wood Camp 125 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans I would like to express our thanks to the American Legion Post 109 for inviting us to participate in this year's American Military History and Veterans Appreciation Da More...

Organization needs your help with banquet plans

Dear Friend: For more than 30 years Piedmont Community Actions, Inc. has operated as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit community service organization dedicated to serving the needs of our low-income families in Cherokee and Spartanburg counties. More...

Says seat belt law violates her rights

Dear Editor: Has the Highway Patrol gone crazy with the seat belt law? More...

National News

Studies find no evidence of harm from mercury in dental fillings

CHICAGO (AP) - Two longawaited, government-funded studies found no evidence that dental fillings containing mercury can cause IQ-lowering brain damage or other neurological problems in children. More...

Oil prices settle at record above $71 a barrel; OPEC forecasts weakening demand

WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil prices settled at a new high above $71 a barrel Tuesday as supply threats around the world overshadowed a new report from OPEC forecasting weakening global demand. More...

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