December 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

A list of donors to Christmas Is For Kids, co-sponsored by this newspaper and your local Wal-Mart. Mail contributions to: Christmas Is For Kids The Gaffney Ledger PO Box 670 Gaffney, SC 29342 or bring them by The Gaffney Ledger at 1604 W. More...

Maker of wood moulding and hardwood floors will begin operations here

A Northeastern company will begin manufacturing operations in Cherokee County. Advantage Lumber will locate in an existing structure it purchased on Ford Road, according to sources close to the project. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's sick of being used

Dear Annie: I have a neighbor who is creating havoc in my life. I'm convinced "Ellen" is mentally ill and becoming worse. Her "friendship" has become a drain. When we first moved here, our children became pals and I found Ellen to be fun. More...

Gaffney Christmas Parade will wind down Limestone Street at 10 a.m. Saturday

The Gaffney Christmas Parade will wind down main street Saturday at 10 a.m. Local National Guard soldiers who will be deployed to Afghanistan in early 2007 will be the grand marshals. More...

Talented musicians to present program of Christmas music at BRGS meeting

On Sunday, Dec. 10, the Broad River Genealogical Society will welcome Jada and Cale McDaniel of Kings Mountain. Accomplished musicians, the duo will present a program of Christmas music and lead in singing Christmas carols. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Betty Dickson

Former Director of Radiology at Upstate Carolina

Betty Davis Dickson, 51, of 1034 Hamrick Street, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at Upstate C a r o l i n a M e d i c a l Center. More...

Paul Thomas Walker

Retired from Duke Power

BLACKSBURG - Paul Thomas Walker, 66, of 283 Burnt Mill Road, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at his residence. A native of Shelby, he was the son of the late Manson (OM) Walker and the late Elsie R. Wood Walker. More...

Letters

Do we really have to live with lame brained decisions?

Dear Editor: Please revolt or rebel against the school board. I strongly urge everyone in Cherokee County to NOT pay their property taxes, or, wait as long as possible. Pay them late. Upset the county. More...

Says he shouldn't have to help pay taxes for home owners

Dear Cody: I am against raising sales tax to pay for property taxes. Why should I and everybody else who pays rent pay taxes for home owners? Are they going to send me a check every month to help pay my rent? I don't think so. More...

Take measures to protect your pets during holidays

Dear Editor: The holidays are a time of great joy, but they can also be times of great danger for our cats and dogs. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Driver clocked at 141 mph

MOUNT PLEASANT - At least one motorist knows how to avoid a speeding ticket - drive so fast police don't bother to give chase. More...

Guard unit readies for Afghanistan mission

Cherokee County's local National Guard unit is preparing to ship out to Afghanistan, and the City of Gaffney has joined with several groups to pay tribute to the troops before they leave. More...

No smoking!

Lighting up now prohibited at all recreational sites

Residents will soon be prohibited from lighting up at county parks and recreational facilities. Beginning Jan. 1, all tobacco products will be prohibited at facilities maintained by the Cherokee County Recreation Department. More...

Blacksburg Primary gets $20K arts grant

Blacksburg Primary School has received a $20,000 state grant to help get first- and second-grade students involved in arts programs. More...

Local News

Storefront damaged by Cadillac

Approximately $15,000 in damage was done to a brick column at Badcock Furniture, 1319 W. Floyd Baker Blvd., Gaffney, shortly after midnight Thursday, Nov. 30, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. Officer J.S. More...

Students spread Christmas cheer

Artistically gifted Grassy Pond Elementary students will head to Magnolias of Gaffney Assisted Living Facility on Dec. 19 to spread Christmas cheer. More...

All smiles

Gaffney High cheerleaders and trainers were all smiles after the Indians' state championship win in Columbia Saturday. More...

Sports

Indians place 10 on all-region team

Rebels place 10, Spartanburg has 6 on all-region squad

The accolades keep coming for the Class 4A Division I state champion Gaffney Indians as 10 players were selected to the all-region team. More...

Gaffney fans fill stadium

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Sports Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com

Gaffney High sold out of the 5,000 tickets it requested for Saturday's state championship game against Irmo at Williams- Brice Stadium. More...

Hollis hits for 19 as Indians bury Rock Hill

Enough with the preliminaries. The Gaffney boys basketball team showed it was ready for the season to start on Tuesday. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Bush's Iraq dilemma

WASHINGTON - George W. Bush passed through seven time zones from Amman, Jordan, Thursday to land in Washington at 4 p.m., resting briefly before embarking on the annual round of White House Christmas parties. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Stadium issue a divisive one

The Gaffney High stadium issue has divided this community like no other since integration in the late 1960s. The irony of it all is that most everyone in the county wants the same thing - a first-class football stadium. More...

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