February 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg among towns named in suit

The Town of Blacksburg is one of numerous municipalities facing a class-action suit for the way they classify businesses for taxing purposes. The complaint is brought by the S.C. Self Storage Association and S.C. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It's time to move on

Dear Annie: I am 65-year-old semiretired female and have met a 68- year-old retired male, "Richard." My question is, after three months, spending many evenings with him and being physically intimate, I feel he does not treat me the way he did befor More...

GHS beauties compete for titles

Miss Cherokeean pageant Saturday evening

Thirty-four young women from the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes at Gaffney High School will compete in the 2007 Miss Cherokeean pageant Saturday evening. Themed "Disco Divas," the festivities will feature disco music from the 70s. More...

SENIORS

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Obituaries - Free Access

William E. Sparks

Show Car Coordinator for Hollywood Productions

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - William Edward "Billy Buckwheat" Sparks, 47, of 121 Knollcrest Drive, Gaffney, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Betty Knight Sparks of the home and the late Joe Mac Sparks Sr. Mr. More...

Kathy Hall

Homemaker

Kathy Lizzelle Henderson Hall, 53, of 414 S. Johnson St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Mrs. Robert F. Wagstaff

Former CNA at Peachtree Centre and Brookview HealthCare

Mrs. Robert Carlton Felkel Wagstaff, 59, of 409 Wilkinsville Hwy., died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Orangeburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert Felkel and the late Gladys Felkel. More...

Letters

This plan won't solve DOT woes

Legislators have been talking tough since an audit found the state Transportation Department squandered tens of millions of dollars on cushy contractors, engaged in high-level favoritism and deliberately misled the Legislature. More...

Hopes McConnell didn't mean it

We hope South Carolina Senate chief Glenn McConnell, R-Charleston, didn't mean it when he said he would not ask the Senate to reconsider Gov. Mark Sanford's proposals to make state agencies more accountable to voters. More...

Bill takes aim at payday lenders

While South Carolina lawmakers may be reluctant to ban payday lending outright, they at least need to place reasonable caps on interests rates and fees charged by lenders. A bill introduced recently by state Rep. More...

Other News

Phil doesn't see his shadow

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) - A new pair of hands pulled Punxsutawney Phil from his stump this year, so it was only fitting that the groundhog offered a new prediction. More...

'Write from the Front'

Soldiers' messages home featured in exhibit now at local library

As Gaffney's National Guard Unit prepares for a mission in Afghanistan, they know they aren't the only soldiers from the Palmetto State overseas right now. In recognition of all the South Carolinians who have been deployed, the S.C. More...

Child Find wants to help special needs kids succeed

Child Find is looking for children - not for missing children, but children who may be missing out on special education services they need to help them be successful in school. More...

Local News

OK, Mister Groundhog, what's it going to be?

Punxsutawney Phil doesn't see his shadow.

Gaffney residents might be more convinced than ever that six more weeks of winter are upon them after a recent snowfall, but today is the day the world officially finds out from everyone's favorite woodchuck, Punxsutawney Phil. That's right, Feb. More...

Teen pregnancy prevention program presented to First Baptist youth group

Go A.P.E. is the memorable name for a teenage pregnancy prevention curriculum aimed at encouraging teenagers to avoid having sex until after marriage. More...

Local woman named to state board

Judy Nix, director of development for the Cherokee Children's Home, has been elected president of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Association of Children's Homes and Family Services. More...

Sports

Lady Saints tabbed conference's best

The Limestone Lady Saints lacrosse team is ranked No. 1 in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, as released by the league office on Wednesday. Limestone finished last season with a 16-4 overall record (9-1 CVAC). More...

Shooting woes plague Indians

Put the basketball in the goal. That's the cure for the Gaffney Indians' ailing offense. Gaffney shot just 32 percent from the field in a four-point loss to visiting Boiling Springs on Tuesday. More...

Blacksburg faces tough foe in top-ranked Tigers

Blacksburg coach Travis Miller knows his team will be the underdog at top-ranked Southside today. "Southside is the No. 1 team in the state," Miller said. "They are very good and deserving of the No. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

The GOP's Cassandra

WASHINGTON - Pollster Frank Luntz for the past decade issued warnings to his fellow Republicans that they did not want to hear, but never has been so out of touch with them as he is today. More...

Columns

Snow seems to bring out the frolic in us

As anti-winter as I am, I woke up Thursday morning surprisingly giddy about the half-inch of wet snow that had accumulated. More...

Gaffney Ledger

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Poll

Are you willing to pay more taxes to help fund Recreation Department projects?