October 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Georges are hanging up their scissors

"Our customers are like family to us."

Friday the thirteenth is always somewhat memorable, but for Linda George it will always be remembered as the day she retired from hair dressing. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Accident victim needs to be in pain management program

Dear Annie: A few years ago, I was in an automobile accident, and as a result, I suffer from a very painful back and neck condition. More...

Goiing to the ball

Sub Deb Club's annual dance planned Saturday evening

T he Sub Deb Club will hold its annual Harvest Ball on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. More...

American Idol top 20 contestant guest at 2006 Carolina Talent Show

Event set for Nov. 11 at Granard Middle School

A former American Idol contestant will be special guest at the 2006 Carolina Talent Show on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Granard Middle School. Show time is 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ralph Poole Sr.

Retired from Burlington Ind. and L. Hamrick's Inc.

Ralph Eugene Poole Sr., 87, of 504 River Drive, went home More...

Billy Joe Smith

Retired from Hamrick Mills

Billy Joe Smith, 50, of 304 Serene Drive, husband of Teresa A. Smith, passed away Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at 11:33 a.m. at his residence. More...

Thomas R. Upchurch

Retired textile employee

Thomas Richard (Curly) Upchurch, 71, of 192 Sizemore Road, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, in Oakmont of Union. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Last bill passed before election filled with carefully hidden pork

WASHINGTON - Staring into the abyss of minority status in Congress, Republicans signaled dedication to pork barrel spending before recessing for midterm election campaigning. More...

State News

FFA Convention to be televised

COLUMBIA - The 79th National FFA Convention to be held in Indianapolis, Ind., will be televised live on the RFD-TV Satellite Network beginning Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m.(EST) and continuing through the closing session on Saturday, Oct. 28. More...

Trooper pleads guilty

A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a former S.C. Highway Patrolman testified Thursday in General Sessions Court that she continues to have nightmares more than a year after the incident. More...

Recording of Knowles hearing available on Ledger Web site

CLICK HERE FOR RELATED AUDIO CLIPS

Gaffney Ledger readers with access to the internet can now hear audio recordings from the grievance hearing of former Cherokee County School District employee Fred Knowles. More...

District changes position on pre-qualifying contractors

The school district's decision to pre-qualify contractors does not mean other building contractors will be prevented from bidding for work on the new $45 million building program. More...

Local News

Man jumps through window to avoid police

A Gaffney man jumped from a second-story window Sunday to avoid being apprehended by police, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

Woman sentenced to 80 months for shoplifting

A Gaffney woman was sentenced to 80 months in prison for her 8th shoplifting offense. More...

READER OF THEWEEK

Name - Diane Smiley Occupation - Teller Supervisor - First Piedmont Main Office More...

Sports

Blacksburg hopes to get back on track against Tigers

Southside coach Fe Cowan sees a mirror image of his team when he looks at the Blacksburg Wildcats. More...

Indians must maintain focus against Hillcrest

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland's message this week has been simple: don't look ahead. More...

Ford finding himself in the thick of things

B efore Blacksburg's DeWitt Ford burst through the offensive line to run down an elusive running back or sack the quarterback, he had to prove to himself he was back from a dislocated knee and torn tendons that sidelined him for nearly half of the se More...

Letters

LETTER

Candidate clarifies Sossamon's column

Dear Cody: While reading your editorial on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, I noticed that the statement regarding Bill (James, Superintendent of Cherokee County schools) threatening to pull his support from Habitat, both personal and school district a More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Cabbage leaf policies

For those of you out there who feel we're dog-piling on the Cherokee County School Board, this isn't going to be the same old rant. But it will be pretty critical of the board. More...

Still playing games like toddlers

My e-mail in the Foley case is fascinating. It has become a picture of how we do politics in America. As details keep dribbling More...

Special Sections

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?