August 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

CTC accreditation will help students' job opportunities

Cherokee Technology Center has earned national accreditation as a training center for its building trade classes. More...

LifeStyles

New parents face daunting task in choosing the right day care

First you need to pick out baby names. Then decide More...

CHILD CARE CHECKLISTS

Some things to look for when visiting child-care settings: More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Her husband has a coat fetish

Dear Annie: My husband, "Logan," and I are in our early 30s and happily married for three years. We both are college-educated, well-paid professionals. Our sex life is great, and I trust my husband implicitly. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnny Wyatt

Johnny Walter Wyatt, 58, of 104 Forest Lane Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C. More...

Eloise Dempsey

BLACKSBURG - Eloise Dempsey, 82, of 102 E. Lime St., died Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, at Magnolias of Gaffney. More...

Larry "Red" Bowers

LANCASTER - Larry Reid "Red" Bowers, 67, of 858 Dahlia Road, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. More...

Columns

Just give me a sign

I don't believe much in omens. Although there are definitely sometimes strange things going on, I prefer to think of them as coincidences. More...

Does racial profiling make us safer?

I am a mother of a son who is flying across the ocean today. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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Lynching trial on today's court docket

A case against three Blacksburg teenagers charged with lynching will be heard in General Sessions Court beginning today. More...

Candidates file to enter trustee races

Cherokee County School Board member Lindley Auton filed for re-election Friday while Amanda Knowles signed up to run for the District 5 seat held by Pat Wells. More...

BACK TO SCHOOL- Gaffney Middle School sixth grade students register for school. County schools are holding registration and orientation this week to prepare for the first day of school Aug. 17. More...

Local News

Bethel Senior Daycare luncheon honors 'trailblazers,' raises $10,230

U.S. Rep. John Spratt was among the "unsung trailblazers" honored Saturday afternoon as Bethel Senior Daycare held a celebration luncheon to honor people for their contributions to education and community service. More...

Man beaten with baseball bat

A 42-year-old man suffered cuts and bruises on his forehead, hand, back and ribs when he was attacked with a baseball bat, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

Man gets 3rd DUS charge

A Gaffney man has been arrested for his third driving under suspension offense, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

Sports

Wildcats top Calhoun Falls, 14-6

Blacksburg linebacker Maurice Brown caught a tipped pass and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown in Friday's 14-6 win over Calhoun Falls at the Wren Hurricane Football Jamboree. More...

Gaffney edges Chargers

At Saturday's Border Showcase at GardnerWebb University, the Gaffney Indians offense was in championship form. The defense was another story. More...

Harvick passes Stewart to win at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Kevin Harvick hasn't had the results Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart have had on NASCAR's road courses. That may be about to change. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

LAMONT'S FRIENDS WASHINGTON - Old-line Connecticut Democrats who backed insurgent candidate Ned Lamont against Sen. More...

State News

Freeway sign rates hiked

FORT MILL (AP) - Some business owners oppose a rate hike for York County freeway signs pointing drivers to food, gas and lodging at exits. More...

Nonprofit group that represented death row inmates shuts down

COLUMBIA - A nonprofit organization of lawyers that represents Death Row inmates in appeals has shut down. More...

STATE BRIEFS

Man drowns in pool ROCK HILL - A 48-yearold Fort Mill man died in a swimming pool at his daughter's Rock Hill home in York County's second drowning in less than a week, police said. 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?