May 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates convene at coalition breakfast

Political candidates in the June 13 primary elections spoke during a Christian Coalition Breakfast on Saturday. More...

LifeStyles

Conservation District honors award winners at annual banquet May 1

The Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual awards program Monday, May 1, at the Lake Whelchel picnic shelter. Approximately 100 guests were on hand as awards were presented to the Conservation Poster and Essay Contest winners. More...

Cowpens Park will have living history program

The South Carolina Independent Rangers will present living history demonstrations at Cowpens National Battlefield's Visitor Center on Saturday, May 27, from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More...

Brevard hosts 4th Friday Gallery Walks

BREVARD, N.C. - Brevard joins art communities around the country in offering residents and visitors a monthly art gallery walk. The Art of Brevard galleries in the downtown area will host the first 4th Friday Gallery Walk from 5-9 p.m. on May 26. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bobby Vinson

Retired from Duke Power

Bobby Eugene Vinson, 74, of 113 Crescent Circle, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 19, 2006, at his residence. More...

Norma D. Jolly

Gaffney native

Evangelist Norma Dunn Jolly, 60, of 112 Martin Lane, Iveywood Apartments, Apt. More...

Roy J. Harrison

Roy James Harrison, 79, of 106 Green River Road, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Columns

That's not scary

I'm not afraid of Freddie Krueger. And Jason doesn't frighten me at all. More...

perspective

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Murder trial begins today

A murder case is expected to be heard today in Cherokee County General Sessions Court. More...

Hall of Bravery will induct four new members May 29

Four Cherokee County veterans will be inducted into the Hall of Bravery during a Memorial Day Service May 29. More...

Powerful storm knocks out power to some areas

A powerful thunderstorm knocked out power and produced marble-size hail in a portion of the county Saturday afternoon. More...

Intern joins Ledger staff

Intern Erica Long has joined the staff of The Gaffney Ledger for the summer. More...

Local News

Councilman says 2006-07 county budget includes wasteful spending

Cherokee County Councilman Bailey Humphries thinks even the county's proposed modest .95 millage increase in next year's spending plan is too much. More...

Pot plants seized; drug agents make several arrests

Narcotics agents have seized nine marijuana plants growing off Burnt Gin Road. More...

FRIDAY FLIP-

Gaffney police are investigating this two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection in front of McDonald's on West Floyd Baker Boulevard. Officials said no one was seriously injured. More...

Sports

Blacksburg star leaning towards prep school

Poston may spurn Div. II offers for Fork Union

Two-time Region II-A Player of the Year Rodney Poston may be nowhere to be found on a college roster next season. More...

Le Moyne crushes Limestone

Le Moyne couldn't have picked a better time to tie its largest goal output of the season. More...

Wildcats gear up for busy summer

The Blacksburg Wildcats boys' basketball team is in for a hectic couple of weeks. More...

Letters

This sordid bloodsport entertainment must end

Bloodsport fights involving innocent animals have been encouraged far too long in South Carolina because of this state's weak laws. More...

All it's going to cost you is about $134 million

What would you do with an extra $63? Gov. Mark Sanford seems to think it will be the make-it-or-break-it point for residents of South Carolina. More...

A perfectly acceptable housing alternative

The South Carolina Manufactured Housing Board did well recently in negotiating the surrender of the sales licenses of two local mobile-home salesman and a local mobile-home dealer. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Coast Guard rescues woman CHARLESTON A Summerville woman was rescued by the Coast Guard near Kiawah Island after being thrown from her personal watercraft, authorities said. 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?