May 5, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Thomson Park to get $163,000 in improvements

Gaffney City Council has approved a measure to improve Thomson Park. More...

LifeStyles

ENGAGEMENT

Volman - Cotter

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Volman of McDonough, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Jean, to Robert Graham Cotter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert William Cotter of Greer. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Mr. and Mrs. Jefferies married 36 years Fleetwood and Elizabeth Jefferies Jr. of 345 W. 3rd St. celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on March 31, 2006. More...

Recognizing risk factors and stroke symptoms saves lives

COLUMBIA May is National Stroke Awareness Month and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control urges South Carolinians to reduce risk factors and recognize the warning signs of stroke. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Farley E. Altizer

U.S. Navy veteran

SMYRNA - Farley Eugene (Gene) Altizer, 73, of 4929 Canaan Church Road, died Thursday, May 4, 2006, at his residence. More...

Ophelia D. Sarratt

Missionary

Ophelia Dawkins Sarratt, 79, of 528 Boiling Springs Hwy., Gaffney, died Thursday, May 4, 2006, at her residence. More...

Irene M. Bryant

Tennessee native

Irene Emma Marr Bryant, 91, of 224 Maple Drive, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Magnolia Manor of Inman. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Another routine outing for the Powell family

A valet in the Marietta Conference Center politely asked the bikers to move their sport utility vehicles from the main entrance into the nearby parking lot. More...

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THEIR VIEW

Lawmakers should not allow backdoor measures to proceed

Some state lawmakers will try to sneak through a couple of last-minute school choice provisions that are costly and detrimental to public education. More...

Finance committee chair tells city boss to trim expenses to avoid tax hike

If Gaffney City Councilman Johnny Little has his way, city residents won't be bracing for another steep tax increase this year. More...

Local activists forming animal rights coalition

Dr. Hillary Mower said the knowledge that nearly 30 tons of dogs and cats are disposed of yearly in the local landfill keeps her up at night. And that is one of the reasons she has moved back to Gaffney after living on the West Coast. More...

Top rookie is also the grand champion

Eight inches is all that separated Lamont Carpenter from his closest competition at the 2006 South Carolina Truck Driving Championships in Columbia last weekend. More...

Local News

Limestone play addresses stigmas

Matthew Herman took one look at the lush greenery surrounding Fullerton Auditorium on Tuesday and decided it was the perfect setting for "Lovers." More...

BHS band uses cell phones to generate cash

The Blacksburg High School band hopes to convert old mobile phones into a financial windfall. More...

SHOOTING FOR A CURE

- Blacksburg High Basketball Coach Travis Miller scores against the Team of Life on Friday during a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. More...

Sports

Posey, Lipscomb go for the gold

Tiffany Posey could hardly believe the numbers she put up at the state qualifier last week in the discus. More...

Boyd at the helm of 'Cats

The Wildcats' most potent offensive playmaker will have the ball in his hands more often this season. More...

Lady Indian gets picked for all-star game

Gaffney High shortstop Keri Sarratt won't be putting down her bat and glove just yet. More...

Letters

Where she comes from a 'passive park' is a 'vacant lot'

Dear Editor: I have lived in Gaffney for several years and although I am not a Gaffney native, I would like to express my opinion about several things that are going on here. More...

Says 'rushing into it' not exactly the correct terminology

Dear Editor: I feel that I must respond to Cherokee County School District Trustee Lindley Auton's letter to the editor that appeared in The Gaffney Ledger on April 26. More...

State News

Suspect takes his own life

SPARTANBURG - A man wanted for killing his grandmother last month has killed himself after a police chase, authorities say. More...

Skull found in Lee County

BISHOPVILLE - A human skull has been found in Lee County, but deputies who have been searching the area surrounding where the skull was found for more than two weeks have found no other human remains. More...

Three killed in accident

LUMBERTON, N.C. - Three people were killed in a tractor-trailer crash in Robeson County on Thursday, authorities said. More...

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