September 15, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Company still plans to open plant here

Belgian company Carthuplas has delayed installing its equipment in the former Phoenix Finishing plant, but still plans to begin manufacturing operations here sometime early next year, Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Inman said. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Nothing wife can do about this problem

Dear Annie: I need your advice. My husband of almost four years was married before. That marriage was nearly a decade ago, and his ex walked away from the marriage after only eight months. More...

Miss Moss, Mr. Oxford exchange vows July 15

Flower girls were the bride's Mary Ada Elizabeth Moss and Joshua Scott Oxford were united in marriage on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at Goucher Baptist Church. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Walker - Whelchel

Tamara Lynn Walker of Shelby and Paul Michael Whelchel of Blacksburg will be married on November 4 at North Myrtle Beach. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth Estelle Hollifield

Retired from the textile industry

BLACKSBURG - Ruth Estelle Lavender Hollifield, 99, of 183 Lyman Drive, More...

William W. Hyatt

Retired from S.C. Dept. of Corrections

William Wayne Hyatt, 61, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, in Asheville. He had been residing in an assisted living facility in Black Mountain, N.C. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Richard Armitage's leak

WASHINGTON - When Richard Armitage finally acknowledged last week he was my source three years ago in revealing Valerie Plame Wilson as a CIA employee, the former deputy secretary of state's interviews obscured what he really did. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Remembering 9/11

High school students sat in a conference room Monday eating pizza, laughing, and enjoying soft drinks while charting the course of a new project that will soon appear on these pages. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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PACT scores show notable improvement

One-third of all Cherokee County students were proficient and advanced in English and math on the state's Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (PACT). More...

Suspended employee wants trustees to hear appeal

The husband of a Cherokee County School Board candidate who was suspended without pay after an alleged altercation with his school district supervisor has asked the school board to hear his appeal. More...

Police say 3-year-old had meth in system

A Gaffney woman was arrested this week after her 3-year-old son tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine. More...

Local News

Volunteers need to help to continue saving unwanted animals

Volunteers working with the Cherokee Animal Welfare League face a neverending task, but their funding is limited. More...

DONOR

Limestone College baseball player Marcus Houser prepares to swab the inside of his mouth Friday as part of the registration process for the National Marrow Donor Program. More...

Delinquent tax collection only flaw in town's operation, auditor says

The Town of Blacksburg should more aggressively pursue collecting delinquent taxes, an auditor told town council Tuesday. More...

Sports

Blacksburg need all facets to click in facing Chapman

Despite its 1-2 record, Blacksburg coach Robbie Blanton has plenty of respect for the Chapman squad that will visit T.A. Campbell Stadium for the region opener for both teams today. More...

Huge task awaits Indians in slowing down Hanna's Maddox

It's not exactly accurate to say that undefeated T.L. Hanna's fortunes will rise and fall against the Gaffney Indians today on the play of talented running back Brian Maddox. More...

Sexton: 'Cats OL anchor

D D on't let the easy-going manner and ever-present smile fool you. More...

Letters

A letter that should be shared with the community

Dear Editor: I received a letter recently which needs to be shared with the caring Gaffney community and with those who have been instrumental in our recent "Touch of Grace" project. More...

Beware telephone scam about checking accounts

Dear Editor: I have received two telephone calls and the person on the line tells me that there has been a computer error on my checking account and for me to go get my checkbook and a pen. More...

Thanks to everyone who helped with the blood drive

Dear Cody: For many years, the Cherokee County Junior Women's Club has sponsored an annual blood drive. More...

State News

New elephant making home at Greenville Zoo

GREENVILLE - A female elephant has arrived at the Greenville Zoo as a companion for Joy. "LadyBird" arrived from Florida's Lion Country Safari on Tuesday, Aug. 22. More...

Other News

Cell phone makers fight resales

'Don't leave a phone behind'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - People moving state to state, armed with cash and tricks to avoid scrutiny, are buying cheap prepaid mobile phones by the thousands with plans to sell them in Latin America and Hong Kong. More...

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