August 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg High athletes moving into new digs

The Blacksburg High coaching staff met with 50 varsity players Monday in a team meeting room inside a new $1.2 million athletic field house. The school received an occupancy permit Aug. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Confronting difficult situations is part of being an adult

Dear Annie: I am a student at a prestigious college and consider myself to be responsible, mature and self-assured. I have been dating "Ricky" for two years. He is smart, considerate and funny. I think I could spend many more years with him. More...

Junior Women's Club is an integral part of community

The Cherokee County Junior Women's Club is a group of women that promotes civic and educational interests in the county. The club is a non-profit organization with the motto, "Striving for a Better Tomorrow. More...

Limestone theatre will present 'The Glass Menagerie'Sept. 6-8

The Limestone College Theatre Department will open its fall season next week with The Glass Menagerie. The plays runs Sept. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium. That cast includes Limestone professor Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dean Carroll

Retired from textile industry and Wal-Mart

Jerry Dean Carroll, 60, of 123 Washington Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007, at his home. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Graham Junior Carroll and Ruby Bell Blackwell Carroll. More...

Wylie N. Guest Jr.

Services for Wylie Newton Guest Jr., 58, of 228 Christopher Road, will be held today at 4 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, conducted by Dr. Michael A. Bridges. Interment will follow in Limestone Cemetery. Body will lie in state from 3 p.m. More...

Reba G. Bristol

Services for Reba Gaston Bristol, 75, of 330 College Ave., Apt. C-4, Boiling Springs, N.C., wife of James L. Bristol of Kingsport, Tenn., will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

With Gonzales gone, what comes next?

WASHINGTON - One day after Alberto Gonzales submitted his resignation as attorney general and two days before it was made public, White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten was on the phone Saturday feeling out who might be available as a replacement. More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

High-stakes bingo could be a boon

The plan to include a high-stakes bingo hall run by the Catawba Indian tribe in an entertainment complex in Marion County could be a boon for both the tribe and the county. More...

Political Cartoon

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Hearing held to discuss tax status of plant

Cherokee County Council will hold a public hearing Sept. 17 on a proposed ordinance to bring a Floridabased ammunition plant here. The public hearing will begin at 5 p.m. More...

HIS SIGHTS SET ON VICTORY

Gaffney native and GHS Indians fan U.S. Army Specialist Keith Phillips takes time to recognize the hometown team while on duty in Afghanistan. More...

CLOSED MONDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. The scheduling change will not affect our newspaper delivery or advertising deadlines. More...

Local News

Man faces additional charges

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has filed additional charges against a Texas man who was charged with criminal sexual conduct by Blacksburg police in July. More...

FLAGS PRESENTED

An American flag was flown over the State House Aug. 21 in honor of Gaffney Middle School Principal Herman Thompson. State Rep. Dennis Moss presented the school with the American flag and a Palmetto State flag. More...

Blacksburg High grad completes basic training

Navy Fireman Recruit Bradley S. Gilfillan, son of Karen S. and Jeff L. Gilfillan of Blacksburg, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

Sports

Wildcats seek first season win against Buford

Blacksburg will face a tough task tonight against Buford in its effort to duplicate a 242 yard rushing performance in a 47-14 loss to South Stanly. More...

Gaffney looks to show true colors against Greenville

First game jitters are part of all sports, especially football. But what Gaffney coach Phil Strickland saw last week was more of a coincidence as his team fumbled eight times losing the ball on six occasions. More...

COACHSPEAK

"Buford is very aggressive. They are not very big, but they get after it. It will be a big challenge for us." - Robbie Blanton Blacksburg head coach " From what we saw, they are a better team on defense than they were last year... More...

Letters

What should be done with Michael Vick?

Dear Editor:

Because I have been a part of the Humane Society of Cherokee County for the last seven years and since Michael Vick has pleaded guilty, many people have asked me what I thought his sentence should be. I have seen videos of dog fighting ... More...

These animals are a reflection of God

Dear Readers:

Mary Carpenter with Saving Gaffney Pets. We are trudging right along and saving as many as time and money allow. More...

Special Sections

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?