August 18, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Pantsless motorist arrested

A Blacksburg man was allegedly caught with his pants down after two teenage girls claimed he wouldn't stop staring at them. More...

Newspaper sues Gaffney BPW

The Gaffney Ledger filed a lawsuit Thursday in Cherokee County Common Pleas Court seeking the release of the settlement between the Gaffney Board of Public Works and commissioner Brenda Earls. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Internet makes it easy to live in fantasy world

Dear Annie: Last June, my husband and I decided to take the computer out of my daughter's room because she was talking to strangers on the Internet. We moved it downstairs where my husband watches TV so he would be able to keep an eye on her. More...

Riding

Painted Meadow Farms entertains kids from Cherokee Children's Home

Children from the Cherokee Children's Home recently made some new friends More...

WHAT'S UP

Church events Hopewell Baptist Church will have revival services beginning Sunday, Aug. 20, at 10:30 a.m. and continuing at 7 p.m. through Wednesday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Rocky Branch of Lake Alfred, Fla. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Janell (Nell) Sarratt

Janell (Nell) Taylor Sarratt, 86, of 103 Corry St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Betty C. Hiers

Betty Cromer Hiers, 75, formerly of 119 Robinhood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at Brookview Healthcare Center. More...

Wendell Hambright Sr.

BLACKSBURG - Wendell Paul Hambright Sr., 28, of 114 Martin Drive, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, in Gaffney. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Senate snakepit

WASHINGTON - As the Senate this month neared its summer recess, the senior Republican senator delivered a rebuke to the secondranking Democratic leader. More...

State News

Chris Isaak to give concert at Peace Center

GREENVILLE - Platinumselling bluesy rocker Chris Isaak will perform at The Peace Center on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. in the Peace Concert Hall. Special guest opening act is Trisan Prettyman. More...

Museum to display Picasso

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - For the next year, visitors to the Columbia Museum of Art can catch a glimpse of a Picasso. More...

Silver Hairs discuss agenda

Committee meetings July 27 in Columbia signaled the preparations for the agenda for older citizens of South Carolina through the legislative process. More...

Three teens acquitted of lynching

Three Blacksburg teens have been acquitted of 2nd-degree lynching charges. More...

FIRST DAY BACK

Grassy Pond Elementary students wait for a signal to return to class following More...

Homeless woman rescued from burning house

The Gaffney Fire and Police Departments are investigating an arson in a vacant house where a homeless woman was sleeping. More...

Local News

Against all odds: GHS grad earns college degree from Gardner-Webb

Many Gaffney High graduates overcome adversity to finish college. But after suffering burns on more than 90 percent of her body in a house fire, Laquanda Porshea might have had the hardest road to travel on her way to earning a degree. More...

Decision on mill property expected soon

City officials could learn this month if they will take possession of the former Gaffney Manufacturing plant site. More...

Fourth incumbent files to seek re-election to school board

Pat Wells filed Thursday for re-election to her District 5 Cherokee County School Board seat. More...

Sports

Wildcats want to put on a show

The Blacksburg Wildcats hope to build on the momentum this preseason with a strong showing at today's American Community Bank Preseason Kickoff Classic against Wade Hampton. More...

Indians'goal: get better

Indians take on Broome Centurions at today's jamboree

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland has one goal entering today's American Community Bank Preseason Kickoff Classic against Broome. More...

Cherokee National to host Homecoming Cup October 6

The 2006 Gaffney High School Alumni Golf Tournament - The Homecoming Cup - will be held Friday, Oct. 6, at Cherokee National Golf Club beginning with a shotgun start at 12:30. More...

Letters

LETTER

Trustee candidate says she believes in nepotism rule

Dear Cody: Your column in the Wednesday, Aug. 16 edition of The Gaffney Ledger was quite interesting. I wanted to respond, as a candidate for the Cherokee County School Board Seat for District 5. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Teaching 'em how to play

At the end of July, one of the companies that make the card games I like to play was preparing for a big promotional blitz for a new game it has come out with in recent More...

THEIR VIEW

Smoking bans gaining momentum

In a state that has a higher percentage of smokers per capita than the national average, South Carolina residents are seeing public officials take small steps to eliminate smoking and its detrimental effects on health. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTACY 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?