February 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

BABIES HAVING BABIES

CIS taking steps to help change disturbing teen pregnancy stats

In hopes of making the future brighter for children in Cherokee County, a local organization is taking a stand against the area's troubling teenage pregnancy statistics. More...

Ryan's closed

Ryan's Steakhouse has closed its restaurant here, according to an unidentified restaurant employee. Attempts to reach a Ryan's Steakhouse spokesperson Tuesday were unsuccessful. Ryan's opened its restaurant here in 2001. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She can't take much more of husband's abuse Dear Annie: My husband is a sweet man who says he loves me. But ever since he took a management position, his already bad temper is totally out of control. More...

Alice's magical romp through wonderland will begin Feb. 21 at Gaffney Little Theatre

26 talented youths will present six performances of 'Alice in Wonderland'

Imagine roaming in a magical land with outrageous characters - talking door knobs, playing cards that paint and flowers with an attitude. More...

Travel back in time with 'The Taffetas'

Tribute to girl groups of the 1950s sponsored by Arts Council

The Taffetas, a tribute to girl groups of the 1950s, including The McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and The Chordettes, will be presented by the Arts Council on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jerry Keller

Former employee of BPW Jerry Hughey Keller, 64, of 308 Darby Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Thomas S. Andrews

U.S. veteran SHELBY - Thomas Samuel Andrews, 66, of 867 East Zion Church Road, Apt. 42, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at his home. A native of Greenville County, Mr. More...

Joe Dean Mosley

Worked in textiles BLACKSBURG - Joe Dean Mosley, 53, of 763 Old Chester Road, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Systems. A native of Blacksburg, Mr. Mosley was the son of Grady Lee Mosley and Lucille Pruitt Mosley. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT: The Bradley effect

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Which Democrat really won Super Tuesday? Thanks to the Democratic Party's proportional representation, it is not easy to say a week later. Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. More...

Other News

Mailing a letter will cost a penny more starting in May

WASHINGTON (AP)- Mailing a letter will soon cost a penny more. The cost of a first-class stamp will rise to 42 cents starting May 12, the U.S. Postal Service said Monday. More...

Starbucks will offer free Wi-Fi

SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks Corp. and AT&T Inc. will start offering a mix of free and paid wireless Internet service in most of the global coffee retailer's U.S. shops, beginning this spring. More...

School district courier resigns

Computer reportedly confiscated; no charges have been filed
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Toddler shoots mom in face

A 27-year-old Gaffney woman is recovering from a gunshot she suffered at the hands of her 3-year-old son. More...

Web site will contain instant news coverage

We're changing the way we cover the news. Beginning immediately, The Gaffney Ledger will post breaking news as well as follow-ups and even some feature items on our Web site as they become ready. More...

'Watered-down'version of new DUI bill draws ire of solicitor

Seventh Circuit Solicitor Trey Gowdy is getting to be a familiar face in Columbia. On Tuesday, the top prosecutor for Cherokee and Spartanburg counties made his fifth appearance at the Capitol at the request of Gov. More...

Local News

A project that couldn't wait

Though usually a summer effort, Jerusalem Project (JP) personnel took construction materials out of the shed Friday, meeting the housing needs of local residents. More...

'Ride' will be held April 26

Sheriff Bill Blanton has announced the 4th Annual "Ride for the Relay" will be held at the Broad River Co- Op building across from Nestle's on April 26. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. The rain date is May 10. More...

Local student on Dean's List

Devan Scott Bolf of Gaffney has been named to the fall 2007 Dean's List at the University of South Carolina Upstate. More...

Sports

Moss named new Blacksburg head football coach

School trustees unanimously hired Mickey Moss to be the new Blacksburg High football coach Tuesday evening. Moss has compiled a 163-137 record at four schools. More...

Indians expect to fly high

Gaffney High baseball coach Tom Owens likes his team this season. What's not to like. The Indians, who began practice on Jan. More...

Byars back to lead Wildcat baseball team

Dustin Byars might be too good to be true. Byars is often Blacksburg High's best baseball player. Best pitcher. Best athlete. Best hitter. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Bruce and Patty Wilkins of Blacksburg took The Gaffney Ledger with them on a recent trip to Reno, Nevada. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

As the first month of the 2008 legislative session comes to an end, bills continue to be introduced and referred to committees for further consideration. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What love means

What with tomorrow being Valentine's Day, I planned to write some inspiring, funny or poignant column about love. More...

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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?