September 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Councilmen trade Bible references in spirited debate over airport vote

In a spirited debate that sparked quotes from the Bible, a sharply divided Cherokee County Council voted Tuesday to rescind a referendum that would have allowed voters to decide the fate of the proposed airport. More...

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OYSTER ROAST - Morgan Hughey, daughter of Bryan and Cindy Hughey, prepares to eat an oyster at a Labor Day family cookout held Sunday at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club in Gaffney. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Daughter has some very serious problems

Dear Annie: My daughter is a single mom, and I know she's tired when she comes home from work. According to my 12-year-old grandson, she eats in front of the TV and spends very little quality time with him. More...

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SPECIAL DAY OUT - Peachtree Centre residents love to eat out and on a recent trip to Fatz Cafe, Peachtree resident Evelyn Swofford had the opportunity to talk with the owner, Lee Bright. Mrs. More...

Former residents of 'Big Mill Hill' will have reunion

A Big Mill Hill reunion is planned Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Gaffney Elks Lodge. Anyone who grew up on "The Hill" during the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s is invited to attend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gladys T. Gettys

Retired from Hamrick Mills Musgrove Plant ELLENBORO, N.C. - Gladys Louisa Toney Gettys, 71, of 697 New House Road, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Cleveland County. A native of Ellenboro, Gladys was born on Oct. More...

Benny Blanton

Retired from Kohler Co. GROVER, N.C. - Benny Franklin Blanton, 72, of Meadow Glenn Lane, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at his residence after an extended illness. More...

Nancy Brown

Retired from textile industry Nancy Williams Brown, 57, of 237 Carolyn Drive, Lot 4, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Mitchell L. More...

State News

State joins observance of first World Rabies Day

Disease prevention begins with pet owners

COLUMBIA - South Carolinians will be teaming up with international rabies experts in the World Health Organization and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to celebrate the first World Rabies Day on Sept. More...

Man gets 28 years for series of crimes

A Blacksburg man received a 28- year prison sentence Tuesday for a three-day crime spree that included the armed hold-up of an elderly man during a home invasion. Gary R. Maynor Jr. More...

Drought leaves Rock Springs in critical condition

Many of the residents of the Cherokee County community of Rock Springs say they have run out of water. More...

Ledger newsroom adds two new members to its staff

A Memphis transplant and a former Columbia resident are the newest additions to The Gaffney Ledger staff. John Murray joined the staff Monday as the crime and court beat reporter. Joe L. More...

Local News

Homeowners will soon see significant tax cut

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Better than expected sales tax collections means South Carolina homeowners will likely get an even bigger break on their property taxes. More...

Blacksburg grad completes basic

Navy Airman Recruit Robert S. Patterson, grandson of Hayward and Margaret Patterson of Blacksburg, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. More...

Granting your 'Wishes'

Walking into the Birnie Street Marketplace, the desk of Wishes Family Travel owner and agent Shellie Wylie can sometimes be difficult to locate among the myriad of items for sale. More...

Sports

Indians plummet in prep polls

The Gaffney Indians stay among the nation's elite was a brief one. The Indians, who were beaten 21- 14 by the Greenville Red Raiders last Friday, tumbled out of the PREPNATION national prep poll on Monday. The Indians had been ranked No. More...

Coach: No time to panic

Strickland hints team is closer to naming starting QB

Don't look for the Gaffney Indians to make any sweeping changes after Greenville snapped their 23-game win streak on Friday. "We aren't going to push the panic button," Gaffney coach Phil Strickland said. "We are capable of moving the ball. More...

BRIEFS

Flag football league to debut Gaffney Flag Football is forming a new Sunday league. The season will begin in mid-September. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Republican melancholy

WASHINGTON - During the past summer, a female acquaintance of mine in her 70s who had been a faithful Republican during her long life was solicited by a GOP cold caller as a previous contributor to the party. Not this time. More...

Columns

How hard can it be? They do it on TV all the time

Walking through Lowe's the other day, my wife and I passed by the power woodworking tool section. "I've always wanted to have a bunch of these tools and make cabinets and furniture," I told her. "When I retire, I might just do that. More...

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