January 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New industry would employ 400 workers

As 2007 begins, the big question for Cherokee County Council Chairman Hoke Parris is: Will the economy be naughty or nice this year? "I hope to get more businesses in here," Parris said. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's 15 years old and addicted to porn

Dear Annie: I am a 15-year-old female, and I'm addicted to porn. Not so much the porn in pictures, but porn in stories. I know I shouldn't be reading this kind of stuff, but I can't seem to stop. More...

Karen Gainey speaker at AAUW luncheon

Limestone's VP of Academic Affairs will discuss work of Josephine Humphreys

Dr. Karen Gainey, Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Limestone College, will discuss the literary works of Josephine Humphreys at the Monday, Jan. 8, meeting of the American Association of University Women. More...

Health Talk on Jan. 18 will explore depression

The bad news… after the Christmas holidays a lot of people suffer from seasonal depression or the after-Christmas blues. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joanne Thompson

Joanne Thompson's struggle with lung cancer and complications ended in peace at her home in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007. Mrs. Thompson was born on Jan. More...

Alma Mae Jernigan

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Alma Mae Shirley Jernigan, 98, departed this life on Nov. 21, 2006. Born in Gaffney on Sept. 9, 1908, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Mary Ada Shirley. Alma was a 1926 graduate of Gaffney High School. More...

Mamie Lee Childers

INMAN - Mamie Lee Childers, 66, a resident of Magnolia Manor in Inman, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007. Born in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late Glenn Thomas Childers and Rose Lucille Smith Childers and wife of Leonard Outlaw. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Doing some 'Ollies'

Skateboarding is not a crime. If you're a child of the 1980s who spent time with the "fringe" crowd in high school, you should recognize that slogan. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

2007 S.C. legislative session outlook

Our previous legislative session was a very successful year and the people of South Carolina benefited from it. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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Authorities investigate shooting

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting Wednesday that involved brothers. Deputy Brian Mullinax and Deputy Sgt. T.G. Fuller responded at 3:20 p.m. More...

GHS assistant football coach out of hospital

Gaffney High assistant football coach Dan Jones has been released from a Spartanburg hospital after suffering a slight heart attack. Jones experienced chest pains Tuesday while in the yard at his Gaffney home. More...

Local chaplain earns international recognition

Carroll Hutcheson can add one more accolade to his distinguished career as a chaplain. Market Place Ministries has named the local clergyman Chaplain of the Year for 2006. More...

Local News

Incumbents will have opposition in Blacksburg races

Two incumbents will face opposition in the March 6 Town of Blacksburg elections Mayor David Hogue, District 1 Councilman Joe Ross, and District 2 Councilman Mike Patterson have each announced they will seek re-election. More...

County council chairman wants to retain post

When Cherokee County Council members meet Monday for the first time in 2007, they will pick a chairman. And the incumbent said he wouldn't mind if he was their choice. Councilman Hoke Parris said he will seek the position. More...

King parade set for Jan. 13

The Gaffney High School state championship football team will be the honorary grand marshall for the eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Jan. 13. More...

Sports

Saints rally falls short in loss to Queens

Whether it was the long layoff or new year, the Limestone men's basketball team was out of synch on Wednesday. The Saints shot just 43 percent from the field and were outrebounded 39-22 in falling to conference rival Queens, 69-67. More...

Hail to the champions

Gaffney High football took center stage this fall with the Indians treating fans to one of their most exciting seasons in years. Gaffney defeated nationally ranked Byrnes in a nationally televised regular season game and in the playoffs. More...

BRIEFS

Westlane's top bowlers MONDAY NIGHT MEN: Scratch Game 236 Kelvin Tate, Scratch Series 648 Mark Fowler, Handicap Game 253 Leonard Timson, Handicap Series 653 Eddie Parker. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Pro-life Democrats?

WASHINGTON - Near the top of the new Democratic congressional majority's agenda is passage of federal embryonic stem cell research legislation vetoed last year by President Bush, a measure that will answer a major question. 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?