August 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

4th suspect charged with murder

A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Ian Mosley of Gaffney. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Being judgmental serves no purpose

Dear Annie: I just learned that my 21-year-old daughter had an abortion. She has been dating a guy for about a year, but I know she is thinking about breaking up with him. More...

Miss Quinn is bride of John Philip Keller

Haley Whiteside Quinn and John Philip Keller, both of Gaffney, were married Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. The Rev. Alan Peeler officiated the ceremony. More...

Miss Martin, Mr. Mullinax exchange vows July 8

Erica Leigh Martin and Byron Clark Millwood exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at East Gaffney Baptist Church. The Rev. Ron Jackson conducted the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lillie Church

Lillie Mae Hales Church, 88, of 714 Holmes St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at her residence. More...

A. V. Davis

SHELBY- A.V. Davis, devoted husband, father and grandfather, More...

Harriette Murphy

BLACKSBURG - Graveside service for Harriette Ford Turner Murphy, 71, will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Mountain View Cemetery, Blacksburg, S.C. Memorials may be made to Carolina Hospice. More...

State News

State finished year with $171.5 million surplus

(AP) - South Carolina finished the 2006 fiscal year with a $171.5 million surplus, Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom said Tuesday. More...

Walk in the footsteps of freedom at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

CLINTON - On Saturday, Aug. 19, Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will be offering a guided tour of the location of the Battle of Musgrove's Mill to commemorate the 226th anniversary of the battle which took place in the early morning hours of Aug. More...

S.C. man charged with being drunk on Charlotte airport tarmac

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities arrested a man Tuesday who was allegedly drunk on the tarmac of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. More...

Hamrick's Inc. closing plants here

Sept. 29 will mark the end of an era for manufacturing in Gaffney as Hamrick's Inc. will close its final two garment-making plants here and move all of its production overseas. More...

Lawyers cash in on lawsuit filed by Earls

Attorneys appear to be the big winners in the settlement of a lawsuit between The Gaffney Board of Public Works and commissioner Brenda Earls. More...

Train strikes, kills Cherokee Falls resident

A 28-year-old man died after being struck by a train early today. More...

Two incumbents file for re-election to school trustee posts

Cherokee County School Board members Mike Ellis and Barry Bailey officially signed up Monday to run for re-election while a former school board member is a candidate in yet another race. More...

Local News

ACT up:

Test scores of county students increase

Gaffney and Blacksburg High students saw their average scores on the 2006 ACT college entrance exam increase eight-tenths of a point - compared to a 32-point gain on the SAT. More...

READER OF THEWEEK

Name - Chris Hasbrouck Occupation - teacher/Former Limestone lacrosse coach More...

Committee to study qualifications

Three firms submit proposals for airport study

The Cherokee County Finance Committee will get its first look Monday at the qualifications of the engineering firms which expressed an interest in the airport feasibility study. More...

Sports

GAFFNEY GREATS

Two former Gaffney High football stars, Louis Sossamon, left, and Steve 'Big Daddy' Lipscomb, right, who went on to bigger and better things at the University of South Carolina met with another former Gaffney star and current Gamecock Sidney Rice at More...

Gaffney makes strides

After Crest moved the ball effectively at Saturday's Border Showcase, the Indians coaching staff wanted a better performance from its defense in a scrimmage Tuesday at Strom Thurmond. More...

Wildcats show positive signs

It's been a pretty good preseason for the Blacksburg Wildcats. More...

Letters

LETTER

Her wonderful dream turned to a bad one

Dear Editor: May father, J. Conrad Jones, loved Cherokee County. Strange as it may seem, he loved Cherokee County politics. He loved meeting and talking to the people. He loved giving sticks of gum to young children. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If you're going to do something, do it right

While inspecting some documents at the Gaffney Board of Public Works recently (see story, Page 1) I came across something totally unrelated to what I was looking for, but very interesting nonetheless. More...

THEIR VIEW

Small businesses deserve health care help

More than half of small businesses in this state can't afford health care insurance for their employees. That mars the competitiveness of employers and leaves many workers with few health care options. More...

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