March 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Officers briefly lock down elementary school, nursery

A Gaffney man was apprehended after a 3-hour manhunt that led authorities to lock down Corinth Elementary School and the nearby Corinth Educare. More...

A TREE-MENDOUS EFFORT

A Gaffney Board of Public Works employee trims trees near Bethel Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon as part of periodic maintenance work to prevent power outages from limbs and branches that could be broken by storms and snap power lines. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Many woman just learn the hard way

Dear Annie: I'm an attractive, smart, 26-year-old female with a great job and a rich social life, friends-wise. The problem? Lately, it seems I'm destined to be alone. It's not that I don't meet guys. It's that I keep attracting the wrong types. More...

USC hosts performance by N.Y. City Ballet stars

COLUMBIA - Top dancers from the New York City Ballet and dance scholarship students from the University of South Carolina will perform works by George Balanchine, Columbia native Ulysses Dove and Alexi Ratmansky, artistic director of the Bolshoi Ba More...

PALM SUNDAY FEAST

Local residents can attend church Sunday and then eat out to help make a difference for Meals on Wheels as Daddy Joe's hosts MOW's third annual Palm Sunday buffet feast and bake sale on April 1. Serving will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Millie Gaffney

Retired from textiles

Millie Mullinax Gaffney, 74, formerly of 2265 McKown's Mountain Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at Beverly Living Center in Hendersonville, N.C. More...

Marie E. Gaston

Rutherford County native

FOREST CITY, N.C. - Marie Elizabeth Gaston, 76, of 672 Providence Road, Forest City, died Tuesday afternoon, March 27, 2007, at Autumn Care in Forest City. More...

Letters

She lives with one of God's miracles

Dear Friends and Fellow Citizens of Cherokee County: On May 1, 1978, my husband, Roger Lindler, began serving as pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Gaffney. More...

Impact weekend sessions averaged 1,000 students

Dear Editor: "Student Impact" held at the Broad River Electric building March 23-25 was an amazing event in which all sessions averaged more than 1,000 students. More...

New company coming; will employ about 500

The new industrial park near the Cherokee-Spartanburg county line will soon have its first tenant. More...

Suspended employee's grievance creates unique situation to school district

It could be several weeks before a final decision is made on suspended Cherokee County School District maintenance employee Joel Greene. More...

Number of minority teachers here about the same as state average

There has been little change in the status quo since the Cherokee County School District made a commitment to hiring more minority teachers several years ago. More...

Russian roulette

Woman says attacker pulled trigger, but gun failed to fire

A 20-year-old woman told police a man holding her at gunpoint took all but one bullet from the gun, spun the cylinder and pulled the trigger. The gun didn't fire. More...

Local News

Armed intruders targeting elderly residents

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating three armed robberies in less than two weeks at the homes of elderly Blacksburg residents. Deputies have not determined if the cases are related. More...

READER OF THE WEEK

Name - Casey Upton Occupation - Teller at First Piedmont Family - Fiance, Travis Bolin; parents, Dottie and Paul Upton; sister, Paula Miller; brother, Kevin Upton; nephew, Dawson Rochester; and niece, Leighanna Miller. More...

Public hearing on Blacksburg budget set for Thursday

A public hearing on the 2007-08 Town of Blacksburg budget is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Blacksburg Town Hall, 105 S. Shelby St. The budget includes a 18.5- mill tax increase as well as increases in fees for water, sewer and gas. More...

Sports

Reid named honorable mention All-America

You can add another honor to former Gaffney standout and High Point University star AZ Reid's growing list of accolades - honorable mention All-America. More...

Gaffney drops region matchup

Coach Kelly Ellis and her Lady Indians hoped their 12-1 win over Broome on Monday was a sign of better things to come. It wasn't. More...

BATTLIN' FOR THE BALL

Gaffney's Lauren Lanham battles a Hillcrest player during a region game last week. More...

Columns

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School district doesn't have the trust of its customers

A couple of ads published recently in The Gaffney Ledger have received a lot of attention, especially from teachers and administrators employed by the Cherokee County School District. More...

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