May 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

DITCHED

Gaffney police survey the damage to a Dodge van that overturned into a ditch Saturday afternoon after being struck by another van while traveling south on Granard Street. No one was seriously injured in the 5:01 p.m. accident. See story, Page 5. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Man with disability refuses to accept reality

Dear Annie: I work with a man who is a great asset to our department. However, he has a mobility impairment that is getting worse. He is now unable to walk down a hallway without holding on to the wall. More...

Six Limestone alumni honored at annual banquet on April 21

Limestone College recognized six outstanding alumni during the Alumni Reunion Weekend awards ceremony Saturday, April 21, in Stephenson Dining Hall. More...

Farm Day at Peachtree

Peachtree Centre had its annual Farm Day on Thursday, May 3. The residents and staff had a visit from their favorite farmer, Aaron Guyton, and his farm animals. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harshall Cook

Retired from Timken

Harshall Smith Cook, 82, of 2838 Pacolet Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 6, 2007, at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Kathryn Fleming Cook and son of the late Smith Cook and Edna Parker Cook. He was a U. More...

Warren J. Reid

Retired from N.C. Vocational Rehabilitation

SHELBY - Warren James Reid, 86, died Saturday, May 5, 2007, at his home. Born March 23, 1921, in Jonas Ridge, N.C., he was the son of the late Lewis George Martin Reid and the late Emma Rosabelle Shell Reid. More...

Cecil Mathis

Retired teacher from Cherokee County School District

Winston Cecil Mathis, 59, of 549 Peeler Creek Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 4, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Columns

How green was my palace?

Can one be big and green? Environmentalists have long pondered whether you can stick solar panels on a battleship of a house and still claim to be the planet's friend. Revelations that Al Gore's manse in Nashville, Tenn. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

A not-so-quiet revolution in academia

The Virginia Tech massacre shocked and saddened all caring Americans. Was it strange the largest mass murder ever in the U.S. occurred on a college/university campus? To the discerning and informed, it may not appear strange at all. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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Fired employee's amended lawsuit claims conspiracy

A Cherokee County School Board trustee's husband who was fired after an alleged altercation with his supervisor now claims he was the victim of a civil conspiracy in his wrongful termination lawsuit. More...

GHS'Gallman named top teacher

Gaffney High School teacher Carol Gallman will be honored Tuesday as Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year. Gallman was among the local teachers honored by Wal-Mart stores from Gaffney, Spartanburg and Union. More...

RELAYCAPTAINS TAKENOTE

Relay for Life team captains will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at Timken. Camp sites will be chosen at that time so each team should send a representative. Relay for Life will be held from 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, until 7 a.m. Saturday, May 12. More...

District begins principal search

The Cherokee County School District has started its search to find a replacement for Granard Middle School Principal Charles Wright. The school board accepted Wright's resignation last week after he served six years as the school's principal. More...

Local News

School officials await results

Ewing Middle ROCK students hope results on a recent test indicate they are ready to roll for the state's Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test this week. More...

Ewing teachers will make presentation on program to national convention

Ewing Middle's ROCK project will be in the national spotlight during the National Middle School Association's annual convention in November. Ewing Middle teachers will travel to Houston Nov. More...

Award winner

The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Ethan Travis McGee of Gaffney has been named a United States National Award Winner in Honor Roll. More...

Sports

Gaffney's Posey takes second in discus

2 GHS freshmen place seventh at state track and field meet

Gaffney High senior Tiffany Posey was at her best on Friday. Unfortunately, Westside junior Raivyn Chancellor was a little better, in capturing the discus at the Class 4A state track and field championship at Spring Valley High School. More...

Tiger puts cap on Wachovia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A tournament that looks like a major now has a winner whose career is defined by them. More...

Blacksburg's Byars, Gaut named all-region

The Blacksburg Wildcats baseball team likely wouldn't have advanced to the state playoffs without the contributions of Gary Gaut and Dustin Byars. And the region coaches agreed, voting the Blacksburg stars to the all-region team. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

NANCY VS. CHARLIE WASHINGTON - The issue of international trade has produced a tense internal Democratic confrontation between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Charles Rangel, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. More...

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