September 1, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

CLOSED MONDAY

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

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Marriage in trouble after only 8 months

Dear Annie: I have been married for nearly eight months to a man I dated for seven years. I often wonder what happened since we walked down the aisle. We love each other very much. We communicate whenever there's a problem. More...

USC researcher finds cardiac risks higher for kids, teens with diabetes

COLUMBIA - For children and teens with diabetes, the news about their health is getting worse. More...

Couple married Aug. 13

Lisa Bennett Childers and Jerry Wayne Peeples were joined as one in the spirit of the Lord on Aug. 13, 2006. The private ceremony was held at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. Jack C. Phillips. Rev. Phillips officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Annie R. Smith

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

Wilbert (Pete) Mullinax

Wilbert (Pete) Mullinax, 56, of 326 Pondfield Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Evelyn B. Robinson

Services for Evelyn Bridgette Byers Robinson, 80, of 1434 N. Limestone St., Peachtree Centre, formerly of 314 E. Floyd Baker Blvd. and Christopher Lynn Estates, will be held Saturday at noon at Dunton United Methodist Church with the Rev. More...

Columns

Wash your hands, look out for my culture

Don't breathe near me this week. I might be contagious. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Education success stories deserve more emphasis State Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum noted recently that $610 million in scholarships were awarded to the 2006 graduates in South Carolina schools. More...

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Out-of-state, gaming interests donating heartily to candidates for House District 29

It takes more than kissing babies to win a state House seat. More...

Limestone College holds meeting to discuss improving relationship with local residents

Drinking, loud noise and trashed yards have previously been the chief complaints of local residents about sharing their quiet neighborhoods with Limestone College students. More...

Local News

Adult Ed orientation Sept. 5

The county's adult education program will conduct an orientation Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 5 p.m. for students interested in attending evening classes to complete their high school education. More...

READER OF THEWEEK

Name - Debbie Ellis Occupation - Leasing Consultant More...

Woman arrested in armed robbery

A Gaffney convenience store clerk fired two shots at an armed robber as she was pulling out of the store parking lot in a white "work truck," according to a report at the Gaffney Police Department. More...

Sports

Buford to show its Wing-T against 'Cats

Buford head coach Mike Wells sums up his team in a short sentence. More...

Indians must stop explosive offense of Raiders

Greenville quarterback Matt Lentz might not have the high profile of Byrnes' all-world quarterback Willy Korn. But that doesn't mean the all-state quarterback is any less dangerous than the Byrnes' signal-caller. More...

Gaut: wide receiver turned signal caller

O pportunities often come when players least expect it. More...

Letters

LETTER

GHS students interviewing Korean War veterans for book

Dear Editor: Gaffney High Principal Dr. Quincie Moore and her staff will continue having students interview Korean War veterans for the school's latest veterans book. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Waging the word war

WASHINGTON - Newt Gingrich, rising in potential 2008 presidential ranks, wants a more resolute U.S. stance in what he considers the "Third World War." For example, he depicts failed efforts to broadcast the truth to Iran and North Korea. More...

State News

Coastal photo contest under way

CHARLESTON - Photographers of all ages and degrees of expertise are invited to get out their cameras and tripods to enter their best photographs of coastal South Carolina scenes in the annual photography contest sponsored by the S.C. More...

Emergency loan applications being accepted

Applications for Emergency (EM) loans based on damages and losses caused by a severe ice storm that occurred Dec.15-16, 2005, are being accepted at the Spartanburg/ Union/Cherokee Farm Service Agency (FSA) office, state executive director Ken Rentier More...

Other News

Bush takes wait-and-see stance on drought aid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration wants to wait for the harvest of this year's crops before deciding whether to increase the millions of aid dollars going to droughtstricken farmers. More...

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