September 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

It's the law:

State enacts new laws, stiffens penalties for underage drinking and smoking

"Parents who host, lose the most." This is the slogan for a statewide media campaign launched Sept. 10 by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS). More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Foul-mouthed boss too much to handle

Dear Annie: My boss, a 25-ish man, has the foulest mouth I've ever heard. I'm the only female in a small office that includes five other men. More...

'Gang'back in town Oct. 6

Small Fry reunion will host GHS Class of 1947

The "Gang" will be back in town and there will be reinforcements for a Saturday, Oct. 6, event. The annual Small Fry Gang reunion will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Sagebrush Steakhouse on Floyd Baker Boulevard on that date. More...

City showcased in Sandlapper

'Peaches & Pride' explores Gaffney and describes what makes it special

Gaffney's positive and unusual attributes are covered in the Autumn 2007 issue of Sandlapper, The Magazine of South Carolina. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara (Bobbie) Teague

Retired from Spring City Ind.

Barbara (Bobbie) Jean Wyatt Teague, 76, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at her home. Born in Converse, she was the the wife of Herbert Teague and daughter of the late Clarence Wyatt and Ola Bess Emory Wyatt. More...

Joseph A. Bratton Jr.

Joseph A. Bratton Jr., a native of Gaffney, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, in San Francisco, Calif. More...

Lucille Morris

Retired from Cone Mills

Lucille Morris, 76, of 106 Third Ave., widow of Remus Morris, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at 7:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter. More...

Letters

Soldier moved by e-mail

Dear Editor:

My nephew, Lee Camp, son of Don and Barbara Wilson, is stationed in Iraq. He is in a place called AR-Ramadi. He has been in Iraq over a year and hopes to go back to Germany the last of November. More...

Senior citizen wades in

Dear Editor,

In response to the letter in your column on September 12 about the new YMCA, I would like to add some comments. I, too, am a senior citizen and a member of the YMCA. More...

Columns

FROMA HARROP

Dems need to think purple

Democrats need their "Sister Souljah moment" with the outer left, and they need it now. The MoveOn.org ad - "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" - was simply unacceptable. More...

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Woman dies in Friday accident

A Gaffney woman was killed Friday after the vehicle she was traveling in overturned on a county road five miles outside of city limits during the torrential downpour that blanketed much of the area. More...

Motion in Greenes' lawsuit against Ledger will be heard Oct.1

The Gaffney Ledger and its publisher, defendants in a civil lawsuit brought by school trustee Sandra Greene and her son, filed a motion asking for more specific information in the complaint. A hearing on the motion is scheduled for Monday, Oct. More...

WET, BUT HAPPY

Gaffney High football fans got a little wet at Friday night's game but left happy after an Indian win. More...

Local News

17 qualify for Palmetto Fellows

"This award recognizes the students' exceptional high school achievements."

Seventeen Gaffney and Blacksburg High 2007 graduates received Palmetto Fellows scholarships this year. More...

MAKING PROGRESS

Charlotte contractor Randolph Builders continues to make progress on building the Gaffney High ninth grade addition behind the school. More...

Memory Walk organizers have some 'treats' in store for this year's event

Planning for the upcoming Memory Walk here in Cherokee County to support research into a cure for Alzheimer's Disease is in full swing as preparation for the event is nearing the finish line. More...

Sports

Running wild

Cochran, Foster top 100-yard mark in Gaffney's 12-0 win

The less it rained, the more Gaffney's ground attack poured it on. More...

Cochran grinds out victory for Indians

Gaffney running back Jeremiah Cochran wouldn't let his team lose on Friday. Up by just six points late in the third quarter, Cochran took over the game, gaining 70 yards on a scoring drive that sealed the win. More...

Wildcats show spark in setback

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Sports Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com

Chapman needed a nine point fourth quarter surge Saturday to claim a 24-12 victory over a determined Blacksburg squad. Chapman and Blacksburg played their region opener on a rare Saturday when their game was postponed a day due to lightning. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Micromanager Hillary

Democratic insiders blame Sen. Hillary Clinton's micromanaging for her presidential campaign's acceptance of nearly $900,000 in contributions donated or raised by Norman Hsu, convicted for fraud and a former fugitive. 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?