January 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen shot while reportedly trying to take dog

A 14-year-old boy remains hospitalized at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after being shot in the leg at approximately midnight Tuesday. More...

WILDCAT FOOTBALL ACTION FIGURES

Blacksburg High defensive lineman Mitchell Lanier (left) and place kicker Dylon Johnson display action figures they made as a keepsake for their senior teammates on the football team. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Teen needs counseling whether she wants it or not

Dear Annie: I have a 16-year-old daughter, "Joni," who moved back into my home 18 months ago. She had been living with my sister for a while. Joni has always been stubborn, but overall, she's always been a good kid. We talk a lot. More...

Miss Phillips is bride of Eric Ross Walton

Tabitha Ann Phillips and Eric Ross Walton were united in marriage on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at Central Baptist Church. The Rev. Clint Phillips, brother of the bride, officiated the 5 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Smith - Camp

Tanya Smith and Marquis Camp will be married on February 24 at the Spartanburg Marriott. Miss Smith is the daughter of Brenda Smith and the late William Smith. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe Price

Member of the Old Timers Fast Pitch Softball League, former Little League baseball coach

Joe Broughton Price, 65, of 120 Hackberry Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at his home. More...

Doris Curtis Huskey

Cherokee County native

SPARTANBURG - Doris Curtis Huskey, 82, of 375 Serpentine Drive, formerly of Bonair Avenue, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at Magnolia Manor. Born March 15, 1924, in C h e r o k e e County, she was the widow of James Patrick Huskey Jr. More...

Mat (Hosea) Talley

Retired from U.S. Air Force

Mat (Hosea) Talley of San Bernardino, Calif., died Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, at his home. A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Will Talley and the late Leatha Alma Bobo Talley. He was a retired U.S. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

The mess at the State Department

WASHINGTON - Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Republicans and Democrats alike, were alarmed last week that John Negroponte was leaving as Director of National Intelligence (DNI) after less than two years to become deputy secretary of s More...

Jonesville police chief charged in fatal accident

Jonesville Police Chief David Parker has been indicted on a charge of reckless driving in connection with an accident that claimed the life of 8-year-old Peechis Sierra Moore. The S.C. More...

Woman accused of trying to suffocate her mother

Police arrested a Gaffney woman after she allegedly tried to suffocate her sleeping mother. Officer Johnny Miller of the Gaffney Police Department has charged Kimberly Diane Bright, 35, of Limestone Courts, Apt. S-85, 940 N. More...

BPW considers 3% rate increase

Gaffney Board of Public Works customers might see their bills increase this year. In a letter to its largest users, the utility advised them to budget for as much as a 3 percent increase. More...

Local News

Southern author will be guest speaker for MLK celebration

Novelist and community activist Dori Sanders will speak Tuesday, Jan. 16, during Limestone College's fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. More...

RING-A-CHING

Gaffney Ledger staff writer Scott Powell (right) is shown Monday presenting Gaffney High football coach Phil Strickland with a $500 check from the newspaper to the 2006 Gaffney High state championship ring fund. More...

Halfway home

District's 1-cent sales tax ends in 2017

Cherokee County taxpayers are midway through paying off a $47 million bond issue used to finance a 1997 school building program. More...

Sports

Indians must fix turnover problem

Gaffney coach Mark Huff said his team needs to reduce its turnovers to have shot at beating good teams. The team has committed an average of 22 turnovers in its two-game losing streak. "We have to take better care of the ball," Huff said. More...

Saints blast Bobcats

The Limestone Saints displayed all their skills in the early going against Lees-McRae on Thursday. The Saints scored several easy fast break baskets and played stifling defense to build an early 21-point lead en route to a 91-82 conference victory. More...

Wildcats must stop Chesnee slasher

Blacksburg coach Travis Miller's scouting report on Chesnee consisted of two words - Chase Holmes. The 6'-4" Chesnee forward is one of the top players in the region, averaging 22 points a game. More...

Letters

Some advice for the so-called Republican state legislators

Dear Editor:

When in the course of human events the taxpayers of this state have had enough "pork" spending, they will get their way. Unless the General Assembly members accept this, some may find themselves on the outside looking in. Gov. More...

What's a few million dollars in re-dos to the school board?

Dear Editor:

I guess the new Gaffney High football stadium will be as high quality as the high school. You would think the school board would want to at least get this right. But hey, what's a few million in re-dos? Ginger Patterson Gaffney, SC More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Number of acts of animal cruelty seem to be increasing

There have been numerous reports of animal abuse in recent weeks. First there was a Border Collie that had its paw cut off in Chesnee. Then two calves were found dead wrapped in a strapping material in Blacksburg. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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THEIR VIEW

Cigarettes, alcohol near the top of the list

A wave of city ordinances, a gubernatorial tax hike proposal and growing alarm over the toll drinking is taking not just on our highways but also on our children have lifted cigarettes and alcohol near the top of the list of issues the General Assem More...

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