May 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial Day celebration

Putnam's name will be added to Hall of Bravery

A F-16 flyover and 21-gun salute Monday will highlight Memorial Day services here. During the 10:30 a.m. service at the war memorial in front of the Cherokee County Administration Building, Army veteran Pfc. Franklin E. More...

WEWILLBE CLOSED MONDAY

The Gaffney Ledger will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume regular business hours at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Marriage doesn't have to be end result of every good relationship

Dear Annie: I'm a 51-year-old male and answered a personal ad posted by "Ginny," an older woman. I am attracted to older women for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that they don't want more kids or have young children at home. More...

GHS Drama Department presents 'Our Town'

Final show will be given today at 7 p.m. in GHS auditorium

The Gaffney High School Drama Department will present its second performance of Thornton Wilder's Our Town today, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the Gaffney High School auditorium. Adult tickets are $7 and student tickets are $5. More...

Vows spoken

Cassandra Howell of Blacksburg and Matthew Kevin Skelton of Anderson were married on April 28, 2007, at The Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg, Tenn. A reception followed. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Col. (Ret.) William N. Quinn

1915 - 2007 Career Army officer

Col. (Ret.) William N. Quinn, son of the late Paul and Laura Hester Quinn of Shelby, N.C., died May 22, 2007, at the age of 91. Col. Quinn was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sara Simmons Quinn. More...

Gene Reginald Wyatt

Talented musician and guitar player

SPARTANBURG - Gene Reginald Wyatt, 77, of 1354 Old Converse Road, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 13, 1930, in Converse, he was the son of the late Elijah Bookter and Bertha Holland Wyatt. More...

Anne C. Bishop

Retired from Norfolk and Southern Railway

TAYLORS - Anne Coggins Wilson Bishop, 72, of 19 Hazelnut Court, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late William George and Thelma Burns Coggins. More...

Gas pains altering holiday travel plans for some

Traffic is expected to be lighter this Memorial Day holiday, as skyrocketing gas prices have forced motorists to alter their travel plans. More...

Student injured in head-on crash

A Gaffney High senior was airlifted to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after being involved in a head-on collision at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. The S.C. Highway Patrol refused to identify the 17-year-old, saying charges might be pending. More...

www.cherokee1.k12.sc.us

Residents can review proposed $58.6 million school district budget online

Interested persons can access the proposed $58.6 million 2007-2008 school budget on the school district's Web site: www.cherokee1.k12.sc.us. To view the budget, click on "finance reports" under the Office of Finance and Operations. More...

Local News

CAUSE OF DEATH?

Nursing and Health Science I students at Cherokee Technology Center watched video of an actual autopsy Tuesday made available through the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler and pathologist Dr. More...

Councilman wants controls on junkyards

Cherokee County Council on Monday asked the Cherokee County Planning Commission to develop an ordinance to regulate vehicle junkyards. Councilman Charles Mathis said it's time to stop junkyards from locating in residential neighborhoods. More...

Blood drive scheduled for Tues., May 29

Local firefighters and police officers are competing to see which group can bring in the most blood donors Tuesday, May 29, according to a press release from the Red Cross. More...

Sports

State champs making progress

With spring practice winding down and the summer passing league about to commence, the painstaking process of beginning a new football season has begun in earnest for the Gaffney Indians. More...

Shelby outlasts Post 109

Post 109 manager Jeff Osment liked the way his team performed during the first five innings. But it was a different story during the last few innings. More...

Limestone lacrosse players earn all-region honors

Five Limestone College women's lacrosse players earned NCAA Division II All-South Region honors as released by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Republican immigrant rage

WASHINGTON - Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia were booed at their respective state party conventions Sunday for supporting a compromise immigration bill. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

My brother, my friend

Time stops for no one, but I wonder where it went as I prepare today to see my brother cross the bridge into adulthood as he graduates from high school. More...

The war on the right

There he goes again. "Those who've been arrested or convicted of crimes shouldn't be here. More...

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