September 29, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug found in infant; mom arrested

A Gaffney woman was arrested Tuesday after her newborn tested positive for a banned substance, according to a warrant at the Gaffney Police Department. More...

Salvation Army taking Christmas help applications

The Salvation Army and Department of Social Services will be taking Christmas applications Oct. 9 - 12 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Heritage of America Concert Band will play free concert here Oct. 13

Performance sponsored by Cherokee County Arts Council

The Heritage of America Concert Band will perform a free concert Friday, More...

Vows spoken Aug. 19

Caitlin Johnson of Morganton, N.C., and Steven "Roy" Dawkins II of Gaffney were married on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, in Myrtle Beach. Harold Mitchell officiated the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Royal Winnipeg presents 'Dracula' at Peace Center

GREENVILLE - Canada's premier ballet company, the Royal Winnipeg, will be at The Peace Center on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. to perform a fast-moving interpretation of Bram Stoker's classic story, More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sarah Huskey

Homemaker

Sarah Elizabeth Ivey Huskey, 69, of Peachtree Centre, More...

Mike D. Clanton

North Carolina native

BLACKSBURG - Mike Dennis Clanton, 43, of 235 E. Jones St., died Saturday, Sept. 16, More...

Betty Lovelace

Homemaker

Betty Ruppe Lovelace, 79, of 1038 Champion Ferry Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at her residence More...

Inside Report

The Colombian elephant

WASHINGTON - William Wood, U.S. ambassador to Colombia, was on a mission to Washington last week lobbying to shake loose stalled appropriations to fund the country's war against narco-guerrillas when a shocking disclosure was made in Bogota. More...

Columns

Dire transportation system situation

THEIR VIEW

Hilton Head Island's decision to pay for repairs on state-owned roads illustrates once again the dire situation we face in South Carolina when it comes to paying for our transportation system. More...

Getting more Southern

My horizons in the South are continuing to expand. More...

ANNIES MAILBOX

Daughter using skin problem as reason to avoid life More...

Staph infections at GHS traced to weight room

Four students at Gaffney High School are being treated for a bacterial infection they contracted in the school's weight room, GHS officials said Thursday. More...

Cyclist survives being struck by car

A 25-year-old Gaffney bicyclist was struck by a car at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday. More...

Stadium bid opening delayed; facility should still be ready for 2007 season

Southern Management has postponed the Gaffney High football stadium bid opening by a couple of weeks while it waits for the state to approve the final plans for the facility. More...

NEW FEATURE

Teens take over Page 10A

Gaffney High students offer their take on some of today's most popular topics in today's debut of the new "Issues" page in The Gaffney Ledger. More...

Local News

Cabin open for founder's birthday

The City of Gaffney will pause this weekend to honor the memory of the city's founder when a wreath and Irish and American flags are placed on the grave of Michael Gaffney. More...

Alcoa presents Blacksburg fire department with grant

The Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department will purchase equipment with a $5,000 grant that will allow firefighters to safely make rescues that were never possible before in Cherokee County. More...

Most wanted arrested

The bloodhound tracking team of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department has helped locate a local woman featured on Spartanburg County's Most Wanted List. More...

Sports

Cats looking to regain confidence against Trojans

Blacksburg coach Robbie Blanton says his team needs to regain its confidence. The Carolina Trojans might be the right opponent to do just that. More...

Duffie:

Opposing defenses run away from this scrappy Wildcat

C ameron Duffie fought off enough C double teams on the defensive line last season to lead a porous Blacksburg High defense in tackles. More...

Bulldogs pose tough matchup for Indians

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland insists the Boiling Springs Bulldogs historically have been a tough matchup for the Indians. More...

Letters

Consider who is the better candidate

Dear Editor: I would like to address the residents of Cherokee County on the reasons of voting or not voting for a coroner candidate. More...

Get the drug dealers off the streets

Dear Editor: I am writing this letter as a concerned and outraged citizen. I have nothing but praise for our city and county law enforcement officers. Every day they put their lives on the line to More...

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State News

STATE BRIEFS

Student accused of attacking officer SIMPSONVILLE - A 17- year-old Hillcrest High School student has been arrested after he attacked a school resource officer, breaking his nose, authorities say. More...

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