March 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg OKs 18.5-mill tax increase

The Blacksburg Town Council approved a new budget Thursday that includes an 18.5 millage rate increase. A public hearing was held prior to the meeting at Blacksburg Town Hall. The budget also includes increases in fees for water, sewer and gas. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

The truth may be hard to find

Dear Annie: My younger sister, "Tara," has basically cut off all ties with our family, because she has somehow convinced herself that my brother and I committed unforgivable acts toward her when she was a child. More...

Arts Council's season concludes with 'Some Enchanted Evening'

Evening of dining, music and dance is set for April 12

To celebrate 30 years of bringing diverse and world-class performance entertainment to Cherokee County, the Arts Council will host an "enchanted evening" of dining, music and dance on Thursday, April 12, in Limestone College's Stephenson Dining Hall More...

Springtime arrives at Cowpens Battlefield's Robert Scruggs cabin

What do dying eggs and cooking turnip greens and spinach have in common? Fresh young greens were part of the traditional early American springtime diet. They made good "spring tonics" and were used to purify the blood. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth Price

Grace Ruth Price, 86, of Peachtree Centre, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 29, 2007. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Johnny Childers

Retired from Oxford

Johnny (Mole) Edward Childers, 67, of 321 Kentwood Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at his residence. More...

Wayne Addis

Retired from MPI Southern Fineblanking

SPARTANBURG - Thomas Wayne Addis, 63, of 141 Garden Creek Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 29, 2007, at his residence. More...

Columns

This grammar stuff doesn't make sense

Blue looking white thing. Look at these hills. They are down a bed of riverbank... More...

Gaffney Ledger

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THEIR VIEWS

A 'quality cap' State lawmakers this year are discussing tuition caps again. They should drop the idea. More...

Father: 'I wanted to help him turn himself in so we could end this'

Gary Ralph Maynor Sr., 50, of 301 Borders St., Blacksburg, said he last spoke with his son Wednesday at about 10:15 p.m. More...

PORCELAIN NIGHTMARE

If you find a colorful bouquet of flowers in an equally colorful toilet on your front lawn, remember it's part of a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life by The First Baptist Cooks and Friends Team in Gaffney. More...

Local News

Gaffney High student faces assault charge

By TARA JENNINGS Ledger Staff Writer tara@gaffneyledger.com

An 18-year-old Gaffney High student was arrested Wednesday after his girlfriend fell and was knocked unconscious at the school on Monday. More...

ACTIVboard

High tech teaching aid comes to GHS

Promothean Inc. presented Gaffney High School with a Smart ACTIVboard last March when the school was named Palmetto's Finest. More...

City retirees file lawsuit

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com

Three City of Gaffney retirees have filed suit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas, claiming Gaffney City Council breached a contract with them by unilaterally amending its health insurance policy. More...

Sports

Indians in fight for playoffs

¦ Four-game win streak is history; GHS faces Vikings

The Gaffney Indians' 4-game winning streak came to a screeching halt on Tuesday. Now the Indians want to begin another streak today at Spartanburg. The Vikings are 4-5 in the region, a half game ahead of the 3-5 Indians. More...

Gaffney primed for region meet

The Gaffney boys and girls track teams have gone from sitting ducks to sitting pretty. More...

Wildcats make coach earn milestone win

Win No. 650 didn't come easy for Chesnee baseball coach Dean Jones. The Eagles erased a two-run deficit and took control late to down the Blacksburg Wildcats, 9- 4, on Wednesday. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Tax and spend

WASHINGTON - The new Democratic majority today has begun dancing the next phase of the tax-and-spend minuet in the House of Representatives. More...

State News

Legislators say no to keeping nuclear landfill open to nation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina lawmakers defeated a proposal Wednesday to keep a nuclear waste landfill open to the nation's low-level radioactive materials from hospitals and power plants. More...

Yo-yo record set

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Nearly a thousand people armed with yo-yos set out to break a record Monday. 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?