May 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Changes made in school board, BPW elections

School board and Board of Public Works (BPW) elections will be consolidated with City of Gaffney elections under a bill approved by state lawmakers. More...

Local men carjacked at gunpoint

Two Gaffney men were the victims of an armed carjacking outside Wild Wings, 100 E. Main St., Spartanburg, early Tuesday, according to an incident report filed at the Spartanburg Public Safety Department. More...

LifeStyles

Plum Hollow Bluegrass Festival set for May 25-26

NEW PROSPECT - Barney Barnwell and his footstompin' Plum Hollow Band will headline an action-packed weekend May 25 and 26 at the Plum Hollow Farm. More...

BIRTHS

John Travis McCullough Travis and Amanda McCullough of Gaffney announce the birth of their son, John Travis, on March 24, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. 12 ozs. More...

BIRTHDAYS

JAY TYLER OWENS celebrated his 5th birthday May 22, 2007. His sister, JAYCEE LYNN OWENS, celebrated her 1st birthday March 15, 2007. They are the children of Jason and Ginger Owens of Blacksburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marshall Beason

Retired carpenter and teacher at CTC

James Marshall Beason, 83, of 305 Beason Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday May 20, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

James Hawkins

Retired from textile industry

FOREST CITY, N.C. - James Harold Hawkins, 75, of 830 Bethany Church Road, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2007. in Rutherford County, N.C. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Boots Hawkins and Sally Coyle Hawkins. More...

Robert L. Battle

BLACKSBURG - Services for Robert Lee Battle, 50, of 41 Bolin Road, husband of Patricia Lott Battle, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home in Gaffney, conducted by the Revs. Michael Henderson, Sammy Leach, Barbara Curtis, W.D. More...

Columns

Her 'to go'box was dog gone

Ever had a meal at a restaurant that was really good but you just couldn't eat it all? Sure you have. Did you ask for a "to go" box so you could take the rest of it home to eat the next day or maybe even later that night? Sure you have. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

The pace of introduction of new legislation has slowed substantially as House members consider and take action on Senate bills. This report provides an overview of key issues upon which action was taken this week. ROAD SAFETY - H. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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Teen airlifted following crash

A teenager was airlifted to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon. Cpl. Bryan McDougald of the S.C. More...

Shooting victim dies

A person whose shooting authorities consider suspicious has died. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said Dean Holcomb, 62, of Spartanburg, died May 14 at Carolinas Medical Center. Fowler said he is awaiting autopsy results. More...

Bids on two more school projects will be opened June 14

Southern Management will open bids June 14 for a multimillion dollar Limestone Learning Center and a 6-classroom addition at Goucher Elementary. The two projects kick off the final phase of bidding in the district's $35 million building program. More...

Mistake at state level puts $200,000 crimp in school budget

A state miscalculation cost $200,000 in potential revenue for the proposed $58.6 million Cherokee County School District budget. The state Department of Revenue notified superintendent Dr. More...

Local News

Proposed county budget includes tax increase

Interim Cherokee County Administrator Ben Clary on Monday introduced a preliminary $18,215,662 budget that calls for a 4.09-mill property tax increase. If approved, the increase would add $16 a year in taxes on a home valued at $100,000. More...

FIGHTING CANCER

Jamie Keeter looks to inbound to his teammates during a game Friday between the Team of Life and the Gaffney Middle School basketball team. More...

Divorce clinic set for May 31

The South Carolina Centers for Equal Justice will hold a Pro Se Divorce Clinic on Thursday, May 31, in the Family Courtroom in the County Courthouse. The clinic will start promptly at 2 p.m. More...

Sports

Black-Gold game to kick off 'Cats season

Blacksburg High will see a familiar opponent in its season opener - themselves. Blacksburg was scheduled to play Jonesville in the first game of the 2007 football season. More...

Play Ball!

Post 109 looks to make it 3 straight trips to state tourney

Small ball may be back. American Legion Post 109 Manager Jeff Osment said his team will be aggressive on the base paths and take advantage of its speed to reach base. Post 109 makes its debut Thursday against visiting Shelby at 6 p.m. 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. (ages 13-18. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Democratic-controlled Congress OKs biggest tax increase in U.S. history

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In routine party-line votes last week, both houses of Congress completed action on a Democratic-crafted budget containing the biggest tax increase in U.S. history. That this was overlooked attests to the legerdemain of Sen. More...

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