April 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Shooting suspect in custody

A second man wanted in connection with recent multiple shootings is now in custody. Gaffney police arrested 20-yearold Joshua "Yankee" Manning of Gaffney on 4th Street Wednesday afternoon after receiving a tip regarding his location. More...

Council divvies up road project funds

The county will have more than $1.1 million to spend this year to pave county and state roads. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Man's not depressed; he's mentally ill

Dear Annie: I have an older brother who is 38. "Elton" has suffered from depression for a long time. In earlier years, he got help, but now he refuses and is convinced everyone is out to get him. More...

Limestone Community Chorus to sing Parts II and III of Handel's 'Messiah

Performance set for April 15 in Fullerton Auditorium

The Limestone College and Community Chorus will perform Parts II and III of Handel's Messiah on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium. Admission to the concert is free. More...

Bike ride will honor 'Danny Mac'

BLACKSBURG - Iron City Ministries will host its annual bike ride on Saturday, April 14, at Iron City Place. The ride will be themed The Danny Mac 100 Memorial Bike Ride in honor of the late Danny McDaniel. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Vivian G. Turner

Retired from the textiles

Vivian Guthrie Turner, 93, of 1434 N. Limestone St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Joann L. Sims

Gaffney native

Joann Lipscomb Sims, 66, of 112 Martin Lane, Apt. 1204, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at her residence. A native of Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late D.B. Lipscomb and the late Ruby Gaffney Lipscomb. More...

Nettie H. Littlejohn

Services for Nettie Hemphill Littlejohn, 93, of 212 Camellia Circle, widow of Gaiser B. Littlejohn, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Dunton United Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. John Wesley Evans and Willie Wilson. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

A missed peace opportunity

JERUSALEM - An overriding melancholy here this Holy Week follows Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's mission to Jerusalem the previous week. More...

State News

Alcohol bill passed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Minors charged with alcoholrelated offenses could get their charges dismissed by completing an education and community service program under legislation passed Thursday by a Senate panel. More...

Relative of wreck survivors

'God was there for them that night'

The daughter of a woman involved in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer Sunday said she saw the wrecked car and doesn't know how her mother and niece made it out alive. More...

COMING SOON: A SKATEBOARD PARK NEAR YOU

Construction workers are involved in site preparation for a new skateboard park behind the athletic field at Irene Park in Gaffney, Cherokee County Recreation Director Lowry Love said. More...

CLOSED EARLY

The Gaffney Ledger closed at 1 p.m. today (Friday) for the Easter weekend. We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m. Monday. More...

Local News

City's fire chief announces retirement

Gaffney Fire Chief Steve Blanton has announced he will retire June 13. Blanton, who has been fire chief since Sept. 10, 1998, told his firefighters on Tuesday of his decision. "I'm just going to enjoy the rest of my life," Blanton said Wednesday. More...

Man gets 15 years

A Gaffney man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for possessing a loaded handgun and 8 grams of crack cocaine during a police traffic stop. Dustin L. More...

13-year-old arrested for breaking into school

A 13-year-old boy was arrested by Blacksburg police after Blacksburg Middle School Principal Virgil Hampton discovered he had broken into the school, a report at the Blacksburg Police Department states. Blacksburg Officer Lt. More...

Sports

Local drivers to compete at Lowe's

Gaffney-area racers Chris Madden, Jeff Cooke and Mike Duvall will compete against the nation's best dirt late model drivers April 20-21 at the Circle K Colossal 100 at the The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway. More...

Wildcats outslug pair of opponents

A strong outing by starting pitcher Dustin Byars. Another explosive offensive performance. Two straight dominating wins by the Blacksburg Wildcats this week. More...

Nationally-ranked Patriots pound Limestone

The Francis Marion Patriots showed Wednesday why they are nationally-ranked with an 11-1 win over visiting Limestone. The Saints' lone run came in the sixth inning when Phillip Soden doubled to score Daniel Lydon. More...

Letters

Lord, I have a problem; it's called autism

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was written by Kim Messer of Blacksburg on behalf of her son Dakotah, who is featured on next week's Weekly Ledger front page.) Lord: Are you there? My name is Dakotah. I am nine years old. More...

Children's home auction raised more than $32,000

Dear Cody:

On behalf of the auction committee and Cherokee Children's Home, I want to thank you for the very generous donation to our auction. The gift certificate (value $1,180.35) was a very popular item and was purchased by Kelly Galloway. More...

Columns

How bad does it have to get before I call 9-1-1?

Those of you who have followed my column over the years know that sometimes I do silly things in the kitchen, and for some reason I enjoy sharing those escapades with you. There's nothing like embarrassing myself in the newspaper to keep me humble. More...

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