June 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Graduations can be seen on Webcasts

Family members can watch Blacksburg and Gaffney High students graduate June 7 regardless of where they happen to be in the world. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Girl must become a nuisance to the bully

Dear Annie: My 10-year-old daughter, "Paulina," is complaining about a class mother bullying her. More...

Summer Reading Club kicks off June 11

Dog detective and his cat sidekick lead kids on adventure

Children of all ages can participate in the free 2007 Summer Vacation Reading Program at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney and the various bookmobile stops beginning Monday, June 11, and continuing through Monday, Aug. 11. More...

After 20 year career, Gaffney woman retires from U.S. Navy

Chief Legalman Yolanda Vonselia Adams Kennedy retired from the United States Navy on May 31, 2007, after a 20-year career. Kennedy enlisted in the Navy on Dec. 15, 1986, and reported to Recruit Training Center in Orlando, Fla. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brenda Randolph

Boiling Springs, N.C., native

Brenda Joyce Anthony Randolph, 66, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. More...

Nick Tesnear

BLACKSBURG - Adam Martin "Nick" Tesnear, 87, of 906 Blacksburg Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 3, 2007, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney. Mr. More...

Donald K. Estes

Technician in textile industry

BLACKSBURG - Donald Keith Estes, 50, of 213 Lancaster Drive, died Saturday, June 2, 2007, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

RUDY'S JERSEY COUP WASHINGTON - Supporters of Rudy Giuliani for president are changing New Jersey's longtime proportional representation rules for allocating national convention delegates to winner-take-all, seeking a coup to give the former New More...

Bank employee pleads guilty in federal court

Penalty is up to 30 years for embezzlement

A Gaffney woman pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to stealing approximately $112,000 from American Community Bank while she was employed there. More...

A TRACTOR STATE OF MIND

Broad River Antique Tractor Association held its annual Plow Day celebration Saturday in Gaffney. Ryan Gibson, 7, got a taste of life in the fields. Children were able to sit and play on many of the ractors that were brought out to show. More...

Local News

CLARIFICATION

An anonymous donor paid for the new 2007 Buick Lucerne given Thursday to the Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Office. The car was purchased by the Veterans Affairs Office through Roger Shiflett Buick-Pontiac-GMC dealership. More...

County council could approve tax increase

If approved on first reading today, Cherokee County property owners will see their taxes increase. The proposed $18.6 million budget includes a 4.09-mill property tax hike. The increase would add $16 a year in taxes on a home valued at $100,000. More...

Drugs, drugs and more drugs seized in raids

Narcotics agents seized crack cocaine, marijuana, Adderall, diazepam, and Xanax during several recent drug-related arrests. More...

Sports

Spartanburg nips Post 109

On many a night, Jordan Propst's numbers would have earned him a win. Not Friday. Propst allowed just four hits and three runs in seven-plus innings but David Parry was a little better as Spartanburg improved to 5-0 with a 3-1 win over Post 109. More...

Speed is focus of county combine

There were no college scouts' prying eyes, but that didn't stop about 100 athletes from participating in Saturday's Cherokee County Sports Combine at W.K. Brumbach Stadium. More...

Standout backer garnering more interest

J.B. Shippy's cell phone is ringing more these days. Gaffney's standout linebacker has received scholarship offers from Presbyterian, S.C. State, Liberty and Coastal Carolina. More...

Letters

LETTER

Inappropriate behavior during graduation won't be tolerated

The faculty and staff of Gaffney High School and Cherokee County School District One thank you for supporting your son or daughter in his or her educational efforts over the past 12 years. More...

Columns

Beans and taters

I believe in sticking with what works. And what works for me is beans and taters. That's what I had for supper pretty much every day when I was growing up except on Sundays when there would be some fried chicken. Yes sir, beans and taters. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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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?