August 30, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Councilman wants to re-visit method used to repair roads

With the way it is now, Cherokee County Council members are left to their own whims when deciding how to spend their road improvement money. More...

CLOSED MONDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Woods, Mr. Ray speak vows Aug. 12

BLACKSBURG - Heather Leighanne Woods and Joshua James Ray, both of Blacksburg, were married on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at Hopewell Baptist Church. The Rev. Willie Woods, grandfather of the bride, officiated the double ring ceremony at 4 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Witness to suicide needs more help than support group can provide

Dear Annie: I have a situation I have never seen addressed in your column. I have a friend who witnessed his girlfriend's suicide. He is a complete mess (totally understandable). More...

ENGAGEMENT

Kinyatta Twonette Dawkins and Michael Dean Shippy, both of Gaffney, will be married on Saturday, Sept. 2. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Billy Ray Parris

KINGS MOUNTAIN - Billy Ray "Wirehead" Parris, 52, of Kings Mountain, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, in Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby. More...

Annie R. Smith

Annie Mae Rigdon Smith, 70, of 717 Marietta St., died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Dr. Charles F. Byars

Dr. Charles Forrest Byars, 64, of 235 Brittany Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Judicial chaos

WASHINGTON - The background of a federal district court declaring President Bush's national security eavesdropping unconstitutional was a conservative's fantasy. More...

High schools here earn exceptional SAT scores

Blacksburg and Gaffney high seniors saw double-digit increases in their average scores on the reading and math sections of the SAT when the College Board released scores Tuesday. More...

Mrs. Berry's seventh grade classes can see the future ... well, sort of

Like a Christmas list for Santa Claus, the Gaffney High class of 2006 once wrote what they thought were lofty goals for their hometown as part of a seventh grade writing assignment. More...

Blacksburg High School project re-bids will be opened Sept. 19

Bids for the Blacksburg High ninth grade addition and athletic field house will be opened Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Cherokee County School District office. More...

Local News

Air National Guard unit bike team formed by Gaffney resident will 'Breakaway to the Beach'

150-mile race is MS fundraiser

Michael Nix and his fellow members of the 145th Air Wing in the Air National Guard know they have to keep training and exercising. So, this former Marine from Gaffney decided to form a bicycle racing team drawn from the unit. More...

Woman shot in the hand as she was walking near B.D. Lee

A 30-year-old woman told police she was shot in the hand while walking near her home in the 100 block of Hamton Street in Gaffney, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

City hires building inspector

The City of Gaffney has finally taken down the "Help Wanted" sign in the Community Development Department after announcing the hiring of Donald Elder as the new building inspector. More...

Sports

Indians work to eliminate mistakes

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland is counting on his team's first-game miscues to be history - and soon. More...

Gaffney swimmers make big splash in first meet

Gaffney High swim team member Brock Moss won the breaststroke while CarolAnn Prange finished in third place in the 500 freestyle at Tuesday's swim meet home opener. More...

Win just want 'Cats needed

The Blacksburg Wildcats' season opening 27- 25 win over Jonesville Friday was the perfect shot in the arm for a team that has struggled over recent seasons. More...

Letters

Impressed with service provided by Upstate Carolina

Dear Mr. (UCMC Administrator Joe) Howell: I am writing on behalf of myself, my mom and my sister regarding the care my mom received Aug. 10 through Aug. 14. More...

Computers never perform like they're supposed to perform

Dear Editor: It is difficult to use a computer. People pretend that it is simple, but it isn't. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Election confusion

The six candidates in the District 1 school trustee race is the largest number anyone I've talked to can remember since school board elections were changed to singlemember districts from at-large elections. More...

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