August 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Attorney general will determine if charges will be filed in accident that killed 8-year-old girl

The S.C. Attorney General's Office (SCAG) will determine if charges will be filed against a Gaffney man whose pickup struck and killed an 8-year-old girl. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Children have lost interest in anyone but themselves

Dear Annie: My son and his wife have become so absorbed in their own problems and priorities that they seem to have completely lost interest in anything or anyone else, including us. More...

Couple exchange vows July 2 at Fairfield Mountains Chapel

Cindy Nist McLarty and Rhett DeCamp Hartzog were united in marriage on July 2, 2006, in Lake Lure, N.C. The simple, yet impressive ceremony was held at Fairfield Mountains Chapel. More...

Celebrate anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Niles Upchurch celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on July 28, 2006, with their family More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobby G. Carrigan

BLACKSBURG - Bobby Gene Carrigan, 71, of 141 Carrigan More...

June (Judy) Rollins

June (Judy) Carol Godfrey Rollins, 75, of 229 Bonner Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at her residence. More...

Charles V. Hemphill

Charles Victor ("Smokey") Hemphill, 63, of 1349 Leadmine Road, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at 1:17 p.m. at Magnolia Manor, Inman. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

How to insulate players' parents from the yahoos

Football is in the air...and inside The Ledger today! More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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Trustees put Gaffney High on right 'track'

Eight-lane rubberized surface will cost $440,000

A Gaffney High track will be built at the same time that the school gets a new football stadium. More...

Peeler wins runoff race for District 5 council seat

Boone Peeler is following in his father's political footsteps. More...

Blacksburg High ninth grade addition project will be re-bid

After the initial bids came in $300,000 over budget, school trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to re-bid the Blacksburg High ninth grade addition next month. More...

Local News

City council increases bonuses to $1,000

Christmas comes early

Good news for city employees - Gaffney City Council on Monday unanimously approved increasing the Christmas bonus from $500 to $1,000. More...

COPELAND HONORED

School board member Ola Copeland reacts Tuesday evening to the unveiling of a portrait honoring her for serving as board chair from 2003- 2004. Superintendent Dr. More...

Three incumbent trustees face opposition: one remains unopposed

Political newcomers David Bridges and Tena Byars will challenge incumbent Mike Ellis for the District 1 school trustee seat. More...

Sports

Gaut takes step forward

BHS quarterback and faster defense have fans excited

New Blacksburg Wildcats quarterback Gary Gaut has taken more steps forward than he has backward during the preseason. More...

AMERICAN LEAGUE ALLSTARS

The American League 7-8 year-old all-stars finished fourth in the state tournament. The coaches are Jason Meadows, Bob Humphries, Josh Whitlock and Tim Bostic. More...

BRIEFS

Saints offer soccer clinic The Limestone men's and women's soccer teams will host a free clinic for boys and girls ages 5- 14 on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10- 11 a.m. at Saints Field. All participants are asked to bring a ball, shin guards More...

Letters

Georgia authorities praise sheriff's office personnel

I am writing this letter to express my sincere appreciation for the professionalism and support the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office provided the Richmond County (Ga.) Sheriff's Office in the investigation regarding the murder of Mickel Ian Mosley on More...

Sorry for any misunderstanding regarding veterans services

Dear Mr. (Sammy) Willard Cherokee County Veterans Affairs: More...

Women still making much less for doing same jobs as men

Dear Editor: Aug. 26th is the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, when women achieved the hard-fought right to vote. Since 1971, America has observed this date as Women's Equality Day. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Skull found near bridge MOUNT PLEASANT - A family out fishing has found a skull near the Wando Bridge, authorities say. More...

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