May 17, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

20 years

Woman sentenced for her role in slaying

A Blacksburg woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after she admitted to helping someone kill her More...

LifeStyles

Poole - Bates vows exchanged April 1

Laura Jill Poole of Gaffney and Joseph Henry Bates of Grover were married on Saturday, April 1, 2006, at High Point Baptist Church in Gaffney. The Rev. Clint Phillips officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony that was followed by a reception at the church. More...

ANNIES MAILBOX

Daughter will have to make her own mistakes

Dear Annie: My daughter, "Tess," has been in a five-month relationship with "Thad," who lives in another city. They already have had at least three big fights where they've broken up and gotten back together. The most recent occurred last weekend. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Ruppe - Sprouse

Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Hoyle Ruppe announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth, to Michael William Sprouse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert William Sprouse. More...

Letters

Funding denied

Dear Editor: I see that once again Cherokee County Council has denied funding to two groups, the Literacy Association and the historical society. More...

Support the veterans

Dear Editor: The Memorial Day weekend is May 26-27 and the members of District 8 Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary will be out distributing Buddy Poppies during this time. More...

Appreciates tourney support

Dear Editor: The Transou family would like to thank Cherokee National Golf Club, the sponsors, and all participants who helped make the 2006 Henry Transou Memorial Golf Tournament a tremendous success. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Folks upset with latest hiring

It wouldn't be fair to blame Cherokee County School Board Chairperson Sandra Greene for all of the problems associated with the construction of Gaffney High School, even though she was chairman when the contract to build the school was signed with Mi More...

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Gaffney mayor, council scheduled to get huge raises; city employees will wait and see

Rising insurance, fuel, utility and debt service costs are posing a daunting challenge in balancing the proposed City of Gaffney budget, More...

Postal officials ask parents to remind kids of traffic dangers

After collecting more than 14,000 pounds of food during the National Association of Letter Carrier's annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, Postmaster Garvin Daniels and the staff at the Gaffney Post Office are grateful to their community. More...

Carthuplas will locate at Meadowcreek site

Cherokee County Council voted Monday to offer a video disc packaging manufacturer an incentive package to locate in the Meadowcreek Industrial Park. More...

CAMPAIGN SIGN IN YARD BURNED

A campaign sign in the yard of a political candidate's son was burned Saturday, a report at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office states. More...

Local News

Trustee wants attendance lines redrawn to relieve overcrowding

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in Washington will determine whether the Cherokee County School District can change attendance lines to help relieve overcrowding in four elementary schools. More...

16 pounds of pot, cocaine seized, two charged

Narcotics agents seized 16 pounds of marijuana, more than three ounces of powder cocaine and more than an ounce of crack cocaine Monday evening. More...

County council approves first reading of $17,620,463 budget

Using a poker analogy, Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary told Cherokee County Council on Monday he doesn't want to count on cards that have yet to be dealt. More...

Sports

Indians accept invite to New York tournament

The Gaffney varsity boys' basketball team will be spending the holidays out of town once again next season. More...

Indians fall short in state title quest

The Class 4A state championship was a rough one for the Gaffney golf team. More...

GHS tennis team celebrates season

After finishing one of its best seasons, it was only fitting the Gaffney High tennis team celebrated a little bit last week. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Corporate pork-busting

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress last week did not finish the bill providing emergency funds for the war against terror and for Hurricane Katrina relief. 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?