May 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Parks remain a key part

Gaffney City Council is holding true to its word about making park improvements a high priority. Council approved spending an additional 170,000 to upgrade several city parks. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Jealous of flirtatious best friend

Dear Annie: I'm not very proud of myself, and I need help. I have not been blessed with a soul mate, but I haven't totally given up hope. My best friend, "Isabel," however, has been married for over 20 years to a great guy. More...

Cherokee Creek Baptist "enlarges their tent" and breaks ground Sunday for new church

The members of Cherokee Creek Baptist Church in Gaffney are starting to see their dream become reality. After several years of planning, they have finally come to the point of breaking ground. More...

WALKING FOR A CURE

Approximately 9,000 people attended the 2007 American Cancer Society Relay For Life this weekend. The event's participants have raised $191,000. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Billie Hopper

Billie Hopper, 47, of 110 Robert Alley, Gaffney, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at 11:21 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Son of the late Rev. C.K. Hopper and the late Berniece Craig Hopper, he was a native of Gaffney. More...

Geneva Lanier

Geneva Mae Mills Lanier, 82, of 523 Starr Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on May 14, 2007 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Thurman Mills and Eunice Mills and wife of Donnie Lanier. More...

Carolyn Rodgers

Memorial service for Ms. Carolyn Rodgers, 53, of 473 Lockhart Lane, Apt. D-3, Gaffney, will be held Thursday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home with minister Earl Buckson officiating. More...

Columns

Computing to the X-Treme

Computers have become the new cars. The American lust for speed, power and performance has been transferred from the Corvette to the Athlon 64 FX-60 microprocessor. More...

MEANWHILE, IN COLUMBIA ...

Monthly checks for state retirees will increase 2.4 percent starting in July after the Budget and Control Board approved a cost-ofliving increase Tuesday. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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Man airlifted after industrial park accident

A man was flown by Regional One to the Augusta, Ga., Burn Center on Monday after suffering electrical burns while working at the Carthuplas plant in the Meadow Creek Industrial Park in Gaffney. The man's identity has not been released. More...

City doling out $35,000 to develop 'master plan'

This is downtown Gaffney 2007 - too many vacant buildings and storefronts. But downtown Gaffney 2017 could look very different with some pubs, clubs and sidewalk cafes. More...

Local News

Presidential campaign trail makes its way through Gaffney

When Senator Chris Dodd first mentioned to his wife, Jackie, his aspirations to run for the White House in 2008, she gave her husband stiff, but honest advice. More...

Food drive rakes in over 19,000 pounds

The cries by many hungry Gaffney and Cherokee County children will be appeased for months to come after the local post office was able to surpass its goal of 19,000 total pounds of food during Saturday's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. More...

Limestone SIFE team making impression

Almond Joy candy bars and a mentoring project helped the Limestone College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team make an impression at the national finals May 6-8 in Dallas. More...

Sports

Brooks departs GHS coaching staff

Strickland offers no comment on reason for action

Longtime Gaffney assistant coach Cameron Brooks has been unexpectedly dismissed from the Gaffney High football staff. The decision to cut ties with Brooks was made over the weekend, Gaffney head coach Phil Strickland said Tuesday. More...

Up to the challenge

Charlie Patterson knows he has what it takes as the new Gaffney Indians' offensive coordinator. After all, Patterson has prior head coaching experience and had two previous stints as an offensive coordinator. More...

Gaffney golfer has growing pains at state tourney

Gaffney High freshman Adam Goins knows he has more work to do. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

50 years ago in Washington

WASHINGTON - On Monday morning May 13, 1957, I entered the Washington bureau of the Associated Press in the old Evening Star building on Pennsylvania Avenue, a 26-year-old reporter transferred from Indianapolis where I had reported on the Indiana More...

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