May 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New company will add up to 75 jobs

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

Sports

Coaching search nears an end

The search for the next Gaffney High girls varsity coach is nearing an end. Gaffney High Principal Dr. Quincie Moore said six applicants will be interviewed, including three this week. More...

HUGHES' VIEWS

Money talks - again

A few weeks ago, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya were supposed to have competed in the fight of all fights- in other words, the best ever. All the ingredients were there, two talented athletes with successful backgrounds. More...

Saints on the march

Limestone faces old nemesis in Division II semis

Whatever coach Mike Cerino is doing with the Limestone men's lacrosse team, it's working. More...

Letters

Special Olympics organizers express their appreciation

Dear Cody: The Games Management Team would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to The Gaffney Ledger for its great article and pictures that staff writer Joe Hughes provided about the Cherokee County Annual Special Olympics Track More...

Thanks for developing the parks in Gaffney

Dear Mayor Jolly: I want to thank you for taking the lead in bringing our city administration facilities and park up to date. It is one of the most beautiful places in Gaffney. The park adds a new dimension to the city. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Rowe and the grand inquisitor

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On the day presidential senior adviser Karl Rove administered a tonguelashing to a Republican congressman, disturbing news about his former executive assistant was spread on Capitol Hill. More...

BOLDLY GOING WHERE FEW FEMALES HAVE GONE BEFORE

Smith at the top of her auto mechanics class at Cherokee Technology Center

Brandy Smith has always seemed destined for a career that involves cars. Her father worked on cars and gave Brandy tutorials on repairing different vehicles while operating Smith's Used Auto Parts in Gaffney. More...

Trooper arrested at beach

A South Carolina Highway patrolman has been arrested after being accused of inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl while at Myrtle Beach on Sunday. Lance Cpl. More...

Gaffney High students receive scholarships

Gaffney High senior Shaqueena Kirby feels a new sense of purpose after overcoming injuries suffered in a traffic accident to become this year's Dickens Scholarship winner. More...

Local News

Lives changed at FCA end-of-year bash

With hands lifted high, knees bowed and prayers rising toward heaven, so ended Wednesday another year for the Cherokee/Union County Fellowship of Christian Athletes. But for all in attendance, it definitely ended with a bang. More...

Police say Georgia truck driver filed false report

Deputies have arrested a Georgia truck driver who told police May 9 he was robbed and stabbed after parking alongside the Interstate 95 off-ramp at Exit 102. More...

First Steps enters negotiations with Priester

The Cherokee County First Steps Board has entered negotiations to hire Dorothy Priester as an interim executive director. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Fred Earl Bright

COWPENS - Fred Earl Bright, 42, of 148 Charlie Drive, passed away on May 14, 2007, in Ohio. Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of Betty Linder Bright of Cowpens and the late J. C. Bright and husband of Deborah Stuart Bright. More...

Russell H. Phillips

Russell Heyward Phillips, 84, of 302 Austin Drive, went home to be with the Lord on May 16, 2007, at Brookview Healthcare. More...

Miguel Rodriguez

Miguel Rodriguez, 27, of Sterling, Va., husband of Mrs. Nilam Patel Rodriguez, passed Friday morning, May 11, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in Sterling, Va. Son of Mrs. Luz Nereida Hernandez of Puerto Rico, he was a native of Puerto Rico. More...

Columns

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Watching her, you couldn't help but be entertained

She was Ella Mae Miller Carter Hall Davis Comstock Wallen, and she lived 96 active and inspiring years. She was my great-grandmother. She died Tuesday, May 1, in her sleep. I called her G.G., as did most of the great-grandkids. More...

THEIR VIEW

A necessary step to protect consumers

A bill in the state Legislature to let South Carolinians freeze their credit reports deserves passage. It's a necessary step to protect consumers from identify theft, and it's one that should be repeated at the federal level. 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?