August 25, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

LC athletes ink anti-hazing pact

About 400 Limestone College student athletes signed an anti-hazing pledge Wednesday during a meeting to discuss proper conduct. More...

LifeStyles

The Tamburitzans in concert Sept. 23

Cherokee Arts Council's 2006-2007 season kicks off with folk music, ends with Some Enchanted Evening

The Cherokee County Arts Council, a non-profit group that promotes the More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It's time to leave

Dear Annie: I am 24 years old and have been married for five years to a man in his 40s. I don't love him and don't think I ever really did. More...

WELCOME TO COLLEGE LIFE

Members of Circle of Grace Lutheran Church were on campus to welcome More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Winford A. "Win" Belue

MOBILE, Ala. - Winford A. "Win" Belue, a native of Gaffney and a resident of Mobile for the past 20 years, died with his wife, Ann Fincher Belue, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, in Opelika, Ala. Mr. Belue was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the More...

Ann Fincher Belue

MOBILE, Ala. - Ann Fincher Belue, a native of Gaffney and a resident of Mobile for the past 20 years, died with her husband, Winford A. "Win" Belue, on Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, in Opelika, Ala. More...

Dervie B. Stradford

Dervie Jean Bridges Stradford, 70, of 716 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St., died Tu e s d a y, Aug. 22, 2006, in Anderson. More...

Columns

The pursuit of perfection

"I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow doesn't look good, either." More...

The Gaffney Ledger,

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THEIR VIEW

Clemson's increasing prestige

Some great news greeted Clemson students and faculty at the beginning of the school year: The university had moved up the ladder from 34th last year to 30th on a U.S. News & World Report list of top public universities. More...

Trustee's son hired despite arrest record

When the son of Cherokee County School Board Chairman Sandra Greene applied for a job with the school district, the mandatory criminal background check conducted prior to the hiring of Christopher Joel Greene in August of 2000 found no arrests or con More...

Police raid home; seize drugs, cash and firearms

The Cherokee County Metro Narcotics Unit seized approximately $24,000 along with drugs, vehicles and guns from a Blacksburg home early Friday. More...

Trustee races getting crowded

One extra vote is all it takes to win a school board race. More...

Local News

Knights of Columbus help 'open doors' for disabled

Gaffney's Knights of Columbus rode to the rescue for the Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (DSN) again last week when it helped procure an electric door for the DSN building. More...

Lt. gov. will administer oath

Peeler will be sworn in today at 6 p.m.

Boone Peeler will have a familiar face on the other side of the Bible during his swearing-in ceremony tonight in Gaffney City Council Chambers. More...

Gaffney natives killed in crash while on their way to see grandson play football

Gaffney natives Winford Belue, 75, and his wife, Ann Fincher Belue, 71, were killed Monday when their car struck a tree while they were traveling to Gaffney from their home in Mobile, Ala. More...

Sports

Long: poised and ready

M uch can be gleaned about an athlete's character from the manner in which he handles success. More...

Wildcats open 2006 campaign hosting Jonesville

Blacksburg coach Robbie Blanton uses one word to describe today's season opening opponent, the Jonesville Wildcats. More...

Indians kickoff season on the road at Rock Hill

Memo to Rock Hill fans: pick up a roster before today's game with the Gaffney Indians. More...

Letters

LETTER

Boys and Girls Club needs help with tourney

Dear Previous & Future Donors To the Boys and Girls Club: More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Bernanke's refreshing pause

WASHINGTON - Ben S. Bernanke, the rookie aviator flying the central bank's monetary airplane through uncertain economic weather, last week survived his first major test with a soft landing. More...

State News

New book reviews murder case with ties to Cherokee

(AP) - A South Carolina author has written a book about a boy who killed his grandparents in their Chester County home when he was 12 years old. More...

S.C. facing principal shortage

(AP) - South Carolina school districts are helping young teachers become administrators under programs designed to curtail a leadership shortage. More...

Record numbers for Clemson in 2006-07

CLEMSON - As a new class of Clemson University freshmen begins the first day of college classes, admissions director Robert Barkley reports some record numbers for the 2006-2007 academic year. More...

Other News

CDC releasing gene blueprints for 650 viruses

ATLANTA - U.S. health officials have placed the genetic blueprints of more than 650 flu viruses into a public database, in an attempt to increase flu research and set an example for other nations. More...

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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?