June 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Howington hanging it up after 35 years in Cherokee County School District

Blacksburg Primary Principal Dr. Hal Howington will retire at the end of the school year after 35 years in the Cherokee County School District. Howington was a principal for 30 years in five different schools. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Cut controlling woman some slack

Dear Annie: My mother-in-law is an extremely controlling person, especially when it comes to my easygoing husband, her only child. She will cry and throw fits when she doesn't see him or he doesn't call her for a few days. More...

Gaffney native realizes a dream on Gaffney Little Theatre stage

'The Miracle Worker' set for four performances June 14-17

The theatre, like fairy tale land, is a place where dreams can come true. But those dreams are usually realized by the characters in plays or in unusual turns of plot, while the actors' lives remain unchanged. More...

Irene Pool will open for season June 7

Irene Municipal Pool will open to the public on Thursday June 7, and will operate Monday through Saturday from 1:30- 5 p.m. through Aug. 17. The entry fee is $2 per person. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marguerite K. Bradley

Retired teacher, administrator

UNION - Marguerite Kirby Bradley, 84, of Peach Orchard Road, Union, widow of Harold V. Bradley Jr., died Monday, June 4, 2007, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Bradley was born in Union on Oct. More...

Nick Tesnear

Retired from General Motors

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...

Sheena B. Lardieri

Catering service waitress

SPARTANBURG - Sheena Lujuan Blackwell Lardieri, 49, of 121 Hickory Hill Road, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice. More...

Columns

OUR VIEW

A little investment in a better future

There are many, many nonprofit groups and organizations in Cherokee County that provide numerous services through the efforts of volunteers. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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THE MOSS REPORT

An update on actions taken by the legislature

This report provides an overview of key issues upon which action was recenty taken. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FEDERAL REAL ID ACT. More...

School trustee, son file suit against newspaper

School trustee Sandra Greene and her son, district employee Joel Greene, have filed a civil action against The Gaffney Ledger and newspaper publisher Cody Sossamon. More...

District employee dismissed

A Cherokee County school district employee, who was placed on suspension without pay in March and was charged last month with driving under the influence, has apparently lost his job. More...

Fireworks fly as councilmen debate budget

Fireworks were launched a month early Monday when Cherokee County Council members clashed over the proposed $18.6 million budget. More...

Former GHS teacher accused of stealing items

A former Gaffney High teacher is accused of pawning $800 worth of Texas Instruments calculators that belong to the school district. More...

Local News

Man charged with kidnapping

A Gaffney man was arrested Friday after he allegedly assaulted a woman and put her in the trunk of his car. Carlton Q. Leach, 29, of Mascot Drive, Gaffney, is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and kidnapping. More...

ARTISTS

Ewing Middle School students Ashley Minor and Desiree Eubanks apply glaze on one of the many pottery pieces they completed while studying art history in Greece and Egypt. More...

City passes first reading of budget

With no debate, Gaffney City Council approved first reading Monday of its $10,881,663 proposed budget that makes property owners dig a little deeper into their wallets. More...

Sports

Coaches'incentive pay shot down - again

Gaffney High athletic director Phil Strickland and Blacksburg athletic director Robbie Blanton know the drill by now - propose an increase in coaching supplements and watch the school board deny the request. More...

Gaffney batters Greer

The hits are piling up for Post 109 - and so are the wins. Post 109 banged out 22 hits in beating Greer 20-8 on Monday for its third win in the last four games. More...

Former SMC coach takes reins of Lady Indians

The former head coach at Spartanburg Methodist has agreed to become the next Gaffney High girls' varsity basketball coach. Stacey Parris served as head coach at SMC from 2002-2006. She also served as an assistant coach at Converse from 2001-'02. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

A cautionary tale of Washington

WASHINGTON - Lurita Alexis Doan, an innovative African-American entrepreneur from northern Virginia, a year ago took a big government job: chief executive of the General Services Administration (GSA). After 12 months, she is on the ropes. More...

State News

CATS at The Peace Center June 15- 17

GREENVILLE - The only show that revolutionized musical theatre is coming to The Peace Center for five performances June 15-17. On May 11, 1981, CATS opened at the New London Theatre in the West End. 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?