October 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Pageland man facing murder charge after body located

Authorities in Chesterfield County used DNA to catch the man they believe is responsible for the death of Mike Dennis Clanton of Blacksburg. More...

LifeStyles

Ghost Walk features hayride, home tour

Re-enactors, actors will depict local historical figures along the route

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society will host its popular Ghost Walk More...

BRBA will hold 206th Fall Session Oct. 23-24

The 206th Fall Session of the Broad River Baptist Association will convene Oct. 23-24 at 7 p.m. at Grassy Pond Baptist Church. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's right to withdraw from family soap opera Dear Annie: More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gladys Sprouse

Retired from textile industry

Gladys Lucille Moore Sprouse, 91, of 709 Holmes St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Charles W. Smith

Supervisor in textiles

SMYRNA - Charles Wesley Smith, 76, of 5030 Canaan Church Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. More...

Beatrice W. McClure

Gaffney native

Beatrice Whittenburg McClure, 69, of High Point, N.C., died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, in High Point. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Gaffney-Byrnes game gave me chills

If you weren't one of the thousands and thousands of people at The Reservation on Thursday night, you missed an incredible football game. More...

Candidates will convene at Saturday stump meeting

With the Nov. 7 election day creeping ever closer, Cherokee County residents are running out of chances to hear from candidates. One of the final opportunities to do so will be Saturday at 5 p.m. at Grassy Pond Volunteer Fire Department (GPVFD). More...

Ya gotta have heart

And Spartanburg Regional Medical Center is best at keeping them beating

Paul and Grace Wright of Old Pacolet Road in Cherokee County didn't need to be told by HealthGrades that Spartanburg Regional Medical Center (SRMC) was tops in heart services. More...

Local News

Man accused of criminal sexual conduct on a minor

Gaffney police have arrested a 59-year-old man for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy last weekend, according to a warrant and report at the Gaffney Police Department. More...

That's not a car seat

Three people were arrested after they allegedly tried to steal more than $1,000 worth of items from Wal-Mart on Wednesday, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

Man linked to five burglaries

A Gaffney man faces multiple charges after police linked him to five burglaries at local convenience stores, according to warrants and a report at the Gaffney Police Department. More...

Sports

Indian DB named to Shrine Bowl

When it comes to cornerbacks, size matters. That's a big reason Gaffney's Kelin Morris, a 6-foot-1, 183 lb. cornerback, earned a spot on the 2006 South Carolina Shrine Bowl squad. More...

Gaffney roughs up Rebels

Indians force five turnovers by Rebel offense

The Gaffney Indians broke Byrnes' winning streak - again. More...

Gaffney puts clamps on Byrnes'high-powered offense

Gaffney defensive coordinator Dan Jones had a simple plan when it came time to face a high-powered Byrnes offense that features one of the top quarterbacks in the country. More...

Letters

He just can't wait to become an Indian

Dear Cody: I would just like to add to your side note in Wednesday's Ledger. The little boy that Malcolm (GHS quarterback Long) was throwing the ball with is my son John David Rodgers. More...

Thanks so much to the Friends of the Library

Dear Editor: Oct. 22-28 is National Friends of the Library Week. More...

Literacy Association event coverage was excellent

Dear Cody: We deeply appreciate your coverage of our barbecue at Daddy Joe's last Sunday. It was a tremendous success due to the excellent coverage we had in the newspaper. More...

State News

NAACP should focus its efforts elsewhere

High-level discussions among black political leaders and the NAACP have taken place in South Carolina over the organization's 7-year-old boycott of state businesses designed to pressure lawmakers to remove a Confederate flag that still flies on the S More...

Finishing high school should be a top priority

The message was sent loud and clear at a recent youth rally: Finishing high school must be a young person's top priority. More...

Parent should help kids stay strong, healthy

We think a new state law requiring schools to incorporate more physical education and physical activity into the school day is a good idea - within reason. More...

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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?