May 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

It's good to be home

Habitat dedication 'a testimony of how good God is'

There wasn't a cloud in the sky Sunday as the afternoon sun glistened on the green grass in front of Yuri Wood's new home. But even if rain were to have fallen on this day, nothing was going to take away her smile. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Is my boyfiend in love with his lesbian ex-wife?

Dear Annie: I have been in a sixmonth relationship with "Allen." He is the one I would like to spend the rest of my life with. Allen moved in a few months ago, and he gets along great with my teenage daughter. The problem? More...

GHS students prepare for Citadel

Laura Simmerson will be a member of the cadre which will lead JROTC students participating in The Citadel summer leadership camp next month. Gaffney High will send eight JROTC students to The Citadel leadership camp June 11-16. More...

Thomas the Tank Engine pulling into Blowing Rock

BLOWING ROCK, NC. - Peep! Peep! Thomas the Tank Engine is set to roll into Blowing Rock for the Day Out With Thomas 2007: All Aboard Tour. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Janie Roberts

BLACKSBURG - Janie Rowell Roberts, 43, of 1480 Blacksburg Hwy., Lot 10, died Friday, May 18, 2007, at her home. A native of Dallas, she was the wife of Paul Robert Roberts Jr. More...

Robert Battle

BLACKSBURG - Robert Lee Battle, 50, of 41 Bolin Road, husband of Mrs. Patricia Lott Battle, passed Saturday, May 19, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. at his residence. Son of the late Early Battle and the late Rev. More...

Beatrice Easler

Beatrice Pierce Easler, 93, of 1611 Overbrook Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 17, 2007. Born on May 17, 1914 in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late John Pierce and Virgie Benton Pierce and widow of the late R. L. More...

Columns

Here's to the tackle box guru

You know how big fish get to be big fish? By not being stupid, that's how. The reason people who went fishing come home emptyhanded is because the fish were smarter than they were. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Character does matter

In the past several months the media has frequently announced another candidate for the 2008 presidential race.. The list is long and others may yet be added. This in spite of the general election being some 18 months away. More...

School district employee arrested on DUI charge

A Cherokee County School District employee, who was placed on suspension without pay in March, was charged early Saturday morning with driving under the influence. More...

Trooper has May 28 court date

Suspended Highway Patrolman Chris Mace has a court date set for 4 p.m. Monday, May 28, according to Myrtle Beach Municipal Court officials. Lance Cpl. More...

County begins task of finding cure for $780,085 budget deficit

Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary said he would endorse slashing capital expenditures and dipping into the county's reserve fund to balance the whopping $780,085 budget deficit in the 2007-'08 fiscal year budget. More...

Local News

SCDOT celebrates 'National Transportation Week'

Transportation is an essential facet of life in order for society to do the things it loves - play sports, go on vacation, shopping or simply going home. More...

READER OF THEWEEK

Name: Lyndsay Whiten Occupation: The Tide Car Wash/ Student Residence: Gaffney, SC Family: Lynn Whiten, father; Patrick and Glenda Brown, stepfather and mother; Brandt, brother Favorite Restaurant: Daddy Joe's Favorite Pastime: More...

Housing starts up in April

The housing market brightened considerably here last month. There were 10 new home starts in the county in April compared to five in April 2006, according to the Home Builders Association of Cherokee County's monthly newsletter. More...

Sports

Saints come up short to Le Moyne

The Limestone men's lacrosse team proved Saturday it can compete with Le Moyne. But beating the Dolphins is another story. More...

Gaffney has holes to fill on defense

So much for resting on your laurels. Dan Jones, the architect of the Indians' back-to-back championship defenses, might have his biggest rebuilding job of his career this season. More...

BRIEFS

Gaffney High hosts sports combine About 500 athletes are expected to participate June 2 in the Cherokee County Sports Combine at W.K. Brumbach Stadium. The sports combine schedule is 9- 11 a.m. (ages 7-12) and 1-3 p.m. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

MORE GONZALES GRIEF

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' stock on Capitol Hill dropped even lower among Republicans last week when he tried to make his second in command the fall guy for firing U.S. 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?