November 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Chiropractor sentenced to 4 years probation

A local chiropractor must register as a sex offender after pleading no contest Monday to charges of sexually assaulting a young girl between 2003 and 2004. Joshua B. More...

City councilman brings racial tone to discussions of controversial fountain

A Gaffney councilman didn't mince words Monday when he unabashedly asked a fellow councilman if race was behind his move to halt the mayor's plan to purchase a drinking fountain for the Johnny Q. Little Park. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's tired of trying to be 'Mrs. Happy'

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married over a year. We were both separated from our spouses when we met, and when we began dating, I didn't expect or want anything serious. But soon we were in love and things moved very quickly. More...

Cornbread and chili warm up fall suppers on chilly evenings

As the days shorten and cool, hearty soups and stews sound good again

As the days shorten and cool, those hearty soups and stews start sounding good again. More...

Fall brings out the pests

Fall brings its own treasures. The crispness of the air, the changing colors of the leaves, crop harvest, and football are all with us in the fall. But fall also brings its problems. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Christy White

Homemaker

MOORESBORO, N.C. - Christy Lyn Cox White, 26, of 1242 Steel Bridge Road, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Spartanburg, a housewife and member of Flint Hill Baptist Church in Shelby. More...

Steven D. Pierce

Worked in construction

SMYRNA - Steven Dale Pierce, 25, of 114 Humpshill Road, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2007, on Vestas Road. Mr. Pierce was the husband of Latanya Humphries Pierce and son of Herman Ray and Kathy Diane Lanier Pierce of Gaffney. More...

Samuel Knuckles Jr.

Retired from General Motors Truck and Bus Company

Samuel Knuckles Jr., 66, of 407 Colonial Ave., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at 9:35 p.m. at his home. A native of Cherokee County, he was the husband of Pernice Thompson Knuckles and son of the late Samuel Knuckles Sr. More...

Columns

This series should be required viewing

LEDGER COLUMNIST

On Monday, I watched a 90-minute documentary about Vietnam veterans in preparation for a story I'm working on for our upcoming Veteran's Day special section. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

John and Ruby Travers took The Gaffney Ledger with them to a recent Ohio State football game where they tailgated with friends. More...

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Airport project gains momentum as county council approves resolution

'Do all things reasonable and necessary to obtain final approval for the construction and development'

Cherokee County Council took another step Monday to assure a proposed airport becomes a reality. More...

Two deaths remain under investigation

Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 25-year-old Smyrna man last weekend. The body of Steven Dale Pierce, 114 Humpshill Road, was found Sunday. More...

Saturday events will honor local veterans

A wreath-laying ceremony Saturday will precede a Veterans Day parade and special program honoring the county's veterans. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Monument at the county administration building. St. More...

Local News

Veterans park closer to becoming reality

A groundbreaking ceremony will soon be held for a Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Park. The Cherokee County Veterans Day Organization has raised $270,000 towards the estimated $500,000 project cost. More...

Women charged with manufacturing meth

Two Gaffney women are in police custody after agents from the Cherokee County Metro Narcotics Unit said they found drugs and drug paraphernalia while executing a search warrant Friday. More...

Junkyard ordinance gets final OK

Without debate, Cherokee County Council on Monday unanimously passed final reading of an ordinance that will require junkyard owners to erect an 8-foot fence on the portion of their property that fronts public rights-of-way. More...

Sports

Mr. Football making big impression

South Carolina State Bulldog fans got a glimpse of their quarterback of the future on Saturday. And former Gaffney High star Malcolm Long didn't disappoint. More...

Gaffney to inject more speed into its offense

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland knows a thing or two about winning football games - and it especially shows in the playoffs. More...

BRIEFS

Cherokee Speedway results LIMITED SPORTSMAN: 1. 3-Scott Tessner (Blacksburg, SC) 2. 68-Josh Wilkerson (Hickory Grove, SC) 3. 2- Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC) 4. 87-Ronnie White (Charlotte, NC) 5. 22-Dustin Smith SUPER STOCK FOUR: 1. More...

Letters

Please help us help these animals

Dear Editor: Hello all. It is Saving Gaffney Pets Rescue again. I would like to start this letter by making a big apology to the residents of Blacksburg. More...

No disrespect, but thinks Blacksburg needs a change

Dear Editor: No disrespect to Coach Robbie Blanton as a person, but it's been time for a change for Blacksburg for years. I feel Coach Blanton knows and sees this also. More...

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