April 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber dispute heads to personnel committee

New Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gene Moorhead and longtime administrative assistant Alice Nance are expected to meet with the Chamber personnel committee today to discuss a dispute between the two that began last week. More...

HOWDY Y'ALL

Bank of America employees dressed in farm outfits for Friday's "Farm Day." The bank plans to have a special theme for each Friday's work dress over the next couple of weeks. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Wife wary of threeday bachelor party

Dear Annie: My husband is a groomsman for one of his very close friends. The bachelor party is supposed to be a three-day event in another state and will include at least one visit to a strip club. More...

Miss Price is bride of Timothy P. Brown

Betsy Ruth Price of Gaffney and Timothy Prescott Brown of Wellford exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Goucher Baptist Church. The Rev. Norman Gardner and Rick Carter officiated the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Draytonville student wins DAR American History Essay contest

Brianna Smith, a student at Draytonville Elementary School, is the 2007 winner of the American History Essay Contest. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nettie H. Littlejohn

Active member of Dunton UMC

Nettie Hemphill Littlejohn, 93, of 212 Camellia Circle, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at 12 p.m. at Brookview HealthCare Center. A native of C h e r o k e e County, she was the widow of Gaiser B. More...

Mary Bonner

Retired GHS teacher

ROCK HILL - Mary Magdalene Royal Bonner, 90, of 2252 Mancke Drive, died Saturday night, March 31, 2007, at her home. Widow of Emory Bonner Sr., she was born in Williamston, a daughter of the late George Calvin Royal Sr. More...

Rachell Benton

York native

Rachell Ann Benton, 54, of 125 Beltline Court, formerly of Blacksburg, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in York, she was the daughter of Betty Smith Bell of the home and the late Robert Lee Bell. More...

Columns

Now I know how Dorothy felt

Forrest Gump was on TV again last night. Why is it that you can be surfing through the channels and you come to that movie, and even though you've seen it a hundred times, you will stop and watch at least part of it? More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

A message of new beginnings

Wow, am I glad April is here. I always am. April is just a wonderful month. Our bodies long covered with heavy clothes and often chilled, discover again the warmth of the sun. People can emerge from houses to be neighbors again. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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Peach Festival axes popular tractor pull

There will be no tractor pull at this year's South Carolina Peach Festival. Citing financial concerns, the festival board recently voted to discontinue the tractor pull. This year's festival will be held July 14-22. More...

Woman, child seriously injured in head-on crash

A truck driver used a fire extinguisher to put out flames coming from a Nissan Altima that had struck his 18-wheeler head-on Sunday night. Cheryl Harris, 47, of Union, and her 3-yearold grandchild were trapped inside the vehicle. More...

Blacksburg mayor, 2 councilmen ready for another term

Water and inflation topped the list of concerns for Blacksburg Town Council members sworn into office Sunday afternoon. More...

Local News

City to buy building

The City of Gaffney is expected today to acquire the American Red Cross building. More...

I WANNA BE...

Limestone-Central Elementary students learned about health and safety issues from local law enforcement and medical professionals at a career fair Friday morning. More...

READER OF THEWEEK

Name: Martha Courtney Occupation: retired school teacher Residence: Gaffney Family: husband John, son Hughes and cats Christie and Cleo Favorite restaurant: Cracker Barrel Favorite Pastime: reading and gardening What do you like about th More...

Sports

Lady Indians spoil homecoming

Kristi Caldwell scored two goals as Gaffney used a second half scoring outburst to beat Marlboro County, 5-1, on Friday evening at W.K. Brumbach Stadium. More...

Sweet, sweet victory

The Gaffney High baseball team worked overtime Saturday to down visiting York. John Michaels' bloop single knocked in Dylan Jolley with the game winning run in the Indians' 8-7 victory over York in 10 innings. More...

Saints rally from 5-goal deficit to outlast host Wingate, 11-10

The Limestone men's lacrosse team saved its best for the second half on Saturday. Trailing by five goals at intermission, the Saints rallied for nine second half goals to beat homestanding Wingate, 11-10. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

THREATENING A MELTDOWN WASHINGTON - Republican Leader John Boehner, in a private conversation on the House floor Wednesday, warned his Democratic counterpart, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, of a legislative "meltdown." Hoyer earlier had threatened 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?