October 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Ledger photo / SCOTT POWELL BERRY INTERESTING PROJECT - Blacksburg Middle School seventh graders Jessica Riggs and Marty Burress use a temperature probe to extract DNA from a strawberry Wednesday for an experiment in the school's new state-of-the-ar More...

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INTERSTATE ACCIDENT - A two-car accident Thursday shortly after 1 p.m. near mile marker 93 on Interstate 85 had traffic backed up for miles. One of the vehicles, a black Hyundai (above), overturned and came to rest on the shoulder. More...

LifeStyles

BHS 2007 HOMECOMING COURT

Members of the 2007 Blacksburg High School Homecoming Court are Fallon Parris, Jordan McDaniel, Catherine Tate, Brittny Shelton, Roderica Gardner, Jennifer Hardin, Elizabeth Epperly, Courtney Gore, Megan Lecroy, Elizabeth Childers, Rebekah Earls, Kai More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Teen feels like she's being left in the dust

Dear Annie: I am a 14-year-old girl. Lately, I've been feeling somewhat lost as to what I want to do with my life. More...

Teen Read Week 2007 is set for Oct. 14-20

Area teens will be reading for the fun of it as the Cherokee County Public Library celebrates the 10th annual Teen Read Week™, Oct. 14- 20. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hardenia J. Smith

Retired from Dixie Color Lab, which she and her late husband owned and operated Mary Hardenia (Deanie) Jefferies Smith, 87, of 836 10th St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at her residence. More...

Derek M. Lattimore

Gaffney native Derek Maurice Lattimore of Roosevelt, N.Y., passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 16, 2007, in Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, N.Y. Son of Susie Huskey Lattimore and the late Damon Lattimore, he was a native of Gaffney. More...

Janet C. Bartee

Retired cafeteria manager at Flat Rock Jr. High School MOORESBORO, N.C. - Janet Yvonne Crane Bartee, 70, of 2852 Prospect Church Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

One more big game for two great teams

Once again, another high school football season in the Upstate comes down to one game. Region rivals Byrnes and Gaffney will once again renew their annual clash for state supremacy as the two squads butt heads at Nixon Field in Duncan tonight. More...

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Matt and Donald Lester, Jr. read The Gaffney Ledger while on vacation in New York City October 3-7. The Statue of Liberty is shown in the background. Pam Lester was the photographer and Luke Lester was the director. More...

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Gov. Sanford, state agency call on people to save water

COLUMBIA - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and wildlife officials on Thursday encouraged residents to voluntarily conserve water during the state's worsening drought. More...

With a vacancy on school board, what happens now?

A final ruling on a new school election law becomes even more important due to the unexpected death of school trustee Ola Copeland. The school board sent a letter last month in hopes the U.S. More...

Students can 'Deal a Card' and find a career

Students could get $500 in tuition help from Spartanburg Community College or win the use of a BMW for a weekend by attending Tuesday's Career Quest event at the Spartanburg Expo Center. More...

Local News

48-year-old man says group assaulted him

A Gaffney man suffered facial injuries, including losing some teeth, when he was assaulted in the early morning hours of Oct. 13 by several people. Eddie Dawkins, 48, of 631 5th St. More...

'Horrorfest' featuring 5 scary movies

With Halloween a little more than a week away, Starmax is featuring five classic horror flicks in its initial "Horrorfest" event. The five movies are Ghostbusters I & II, Grindhouse, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. More...

Police looking for man accused of assaulting woman

Authorities are on the lookout for a Gaffney man accused of being involved in a physical altercation Monday with a female acquaintance. Gaffney Police Officer E.N. More...

Sports

GAME DAY

Gaffney High's Frye just keeps on smiling - and hitting people

Smiling. Laughing. Those aren't the words normally associated with football, a violent game played in a series of adrenaline surges where bones can snap and muscles tear, ending careers in an instant. More...

Tonight's winner has inside track on region championship

GAFFNEY (7-1) at BYRNES (8-0)

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland admires Byrnes' work ethic and tenacity.. Byrnes coach Chris Miller likes Gaffney's size, quickness and athleticism. Sounds like each coach has a case of envy. No - just mutual respect. More...

Wildcats must defeat Eagles to keep playoff hopes alive

CHESNEE (7-1) at BLACKSBURG (2-6)

At the start of the season, who would have imagined Chesnee, which failed to make the playoffs last year, challenging for first place? Chesnee Head Coach Brett Bridges would have. More...

Letters

Not happy with level of care offered in ER at UCMC

Dear Editor: Living in Cherokee County, we are assured from Upstate Carolina Medical Center that we will "get the immediate attention you need and the continuity of care you deserve" from their Web site. More...

Inside Report

Earmarks over all

WASHINGTON - Would the Democratic-controlled Senate approve a $1 million earmark to celebrate Woodstock-era baby boomers, carved out of a bill funding health care and education? More...

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