January 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Cherokee Tech Center students display their 'engine-uity' at Skills USA event

Matt Walker and Steven Messer each won $500 in tools Jan. 12 while representing the Cherokee Technology Center in this year's Skills USA automotive competition. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It's not his job to see that former lover 'moves on'

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for almost 20 years. Although we've had our share of ups and downs, we have always been committed to making our marriage work. Last year, my husband had an affair with a subordinate at his office. More...

Ms. Denton, Mr. Estuardo wed Jan. 20 in Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG - First Baptist Church provided the setting Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, for the wedding of Meredith Paige Denton of Viña del Mar, Chile and Juan Alberto Farías Estuardo of Valparaíso, Chile. Dr. More...

Pet first aid class is set for Feb. 3

SPARTANBURG - The Piedmont Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Spartanburg Humane Society will present a pet first aid class on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Spartanburg Humane Society, 150 Dexter Road. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bill Blanton

Owner of Blanton Jewelers in Gaffney

SHELBY - William "Bill" Lawton Blanton, 52, of 802 Kirby St., died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at his home. A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of William "Bill" E. and Jean Peters Blanton of Shelby. More...

Debbie Roller

Homemaker

Debbie Jo Hall Roller, 48, of 644 Darwin Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late William Hall and Susan Ramsey Hall. More...

Guy Allen

Retired from U.S. Postal Service

Howard Guy Allen, 83, of 743 Old Metal Road, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. More...

Columns

Excuse me waitress, but my catfish is getting away

So there I was eating my catfish when the speakers in the restaurant began blaring out this really cornball country music. Don't get me wrong. I like country music. Always have. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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GUEST COLUMNIST

What's wrong with negotiations?

Since the New Year began, the political conversation has been all-talk-all-the-time about prescription drug prices. The idea that the government should negotiate prescription drug prices is a key piece of the reform agenda for the new Congress. More...

Trustee will move for stadium referendum

School trustee Lindley Auton wants voters to make the final decision on the Gaffney High stadium location. Auton said she will make a motion next month requesting the school board hold a voter referendum on the stadium location. More...

Martin returns as interim boss in Blacksburg

The Town of Blacksburg will have a familiar face at town hall as it mourns the loss of town administrator and fire chief Danny McDaniel. More...

Drug suspect denied bond

Police say the arrest of a Gaffney man has turned what once was a high-drug area into a ghost town. More...

Local News

Works of black artists on display

Black artists in South Carolina was the topic of the day Sunday afternoon at Gaffney City Hall as the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists (CAVA), the city of Gaffney and Limestone college presented an exhibition of works from the South Carolina Arts More...

City proclaims 2007 the 'Year of Lee'

As part of the 200th anniversary celebration of Robert E. Lee's birth, Gaffney City Council passed a resolution declaring 2007 as the "Year of Lee" in Gaffney. The county also passed a similar resolution. More...

GHS masonry repair nearly complete

Cherokee Masonry is on track to complete Gaffney High masonry repairs ahead of schedule and under the contractor's guaranteed cost of $6 million. More...

Sports

Limestone knocks off Bulldogs

What looked like a blowout for Limestone turned into a thriller. Leading by 15 at halftime, the Saints fell behind in the second half before rallying for an exciting 83-80 victory over conference-leading Barton Saturday at the Timken gymnasium. More...

Indians upend Byrnes

The Gaffney Indians made it another long night for the visiting Byrnes Rebels on Friday. Jazz Palmer scored 17 points and the Gaffney defense forced 33 turnovers en route to a 68-55 victory. More...

Southside tames Wildcats, 70-50

Southside showed why its the top rated team in Class 2A on Saturday. Bobbie Dreher had 25 points as the Tigers overcame a cold-shooting first-quarter to beat the homestanding Blacksburg Wildcats, 70-50. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

PELOSI POWER PLAY? WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning the establishment of a "select" committee on the environment and energy that would undermine the authority of Rep. More...

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