June 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Drowning victim's family former residents of Gaffney

Three-year-old Joshua Dorchak was a caring little boy who loved to spend hours with his father on their sailboat named "Pooh Bear." Volunteers are continuing to look for the body of Joshua, who was pulled underwater when the sailboat overturned Fr More...

Talley's title at tech center now permanent

Cherokee Technology Center administrator Dr. Harold Talley is one of 10 new principals hired at Monday's school board meeting. Talley was named the new Cherokee Technology Center director. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Friend's behavior totally inappropriate

Dear Annie: I have a friend, "Sally," whom I met through her boyfriend, "Harry." The three of us are part of a group of professionally connected people. Sally lives with Harry, although he often spends months at a time overseas. More...

Do you believe?

Roswell, home of alien abduction, conspiracy and kitsch, plans 60th anniversary UFO fest

Is ''The Truth'' located in this remote city in New Mexico? More...

BIRTHDAYS

DE'ANDRE KE'SHUN BRIDGES will celebrate his 1st birthday June 14, 2007. He is the son of Chambray Bridges and Willie Wilson III. Grandparents are Sybil and Kevin Bridges of Gaffney, Joyce Hopper of Gaffney, and Willie Wilson II of Blacksburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth L. Littlejohn

Cherokee County native

Ruth Linder Littlejohn, 94, of Gaffney, died Friday, June 8, 2007, in Camp Care, Inman. Widow of Bunyan Littlejohn, she was born in Cherokee County, a daughter of the late Ben and Feamyel Smith Linder. She was a member of Mt. More...

Evora S. Burgess

Retired school teacher

Evora M. Savage Burgess, 82, of 144 Anthony St., died Monday, June 11, 2007, at her home. A native of Franklin, Va., she was the widow of James Burgess and daughter of the late Willie Savage and the late Virginia Rose Savage. More...

Wilburn (W.C.) Davis

Wilburn (W.C.) Davis, 76, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Columns

A no tax increase increase

School officials have proudly proclaimed a balanced budget with no tax increase. I respectfully disagree. Based on the figures I have seen, there is a tax increase included in the district's 2007-08 budget. More...

LETTER

Pet rescuers will have to quit if donations aren't made

Dear Readers: My name is Mary Carpenter and I am with Saving Gaffney Pets Animal Rescue. Myself and one volunteer are the only two people in Cherokee County who try to help the animals in the Cherokee County Consolidated Shelter. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

Full Story

So who is this Floyd Baker person anyway?

His accomplishments were many, serving the residents of Cherokee County as a historian, newspaper columnist, community leader and above all, a good friend. More...

Assistant principal new boss at GHS

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com

Longtime administrator Marlene Davis was named Gaffney High principal at Monday's school board meeting. Davis has been an assistant principal at Gaffney High since 1997. More...

Armed robber strikes Ingle's

A masked gunman robbed Ingle's of at least $15,000 in cash Saturday morning, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

Local News

County council passes second reading of $17.9 million budget

Some county residents had plenty to say Monday during a public hearing on the county's proposed budget. More...

CHARGED

Christopher K. Hoey, 27, of 402 E. Junior High Road, Gaffney, was arrested after nearly hitting officers with his red Mazda during a driver's license checkpoint, police said. Sgt. More...

Commission to discuss junkyards

The Cherokee County Planning Commission has no plans to spin its wheels in developing an ordinance to regulate vehicle junkyards. More...

Sports

New fall baseball league set to debut

Don't put up those cleats, gloves and bats just yet. Gaffney Youth Baseball will begin a fall baseball league for youths ages 6 through 14, according to chairman of the board Tim Blackwell. More...

Post 109 returns to the diamond

In the first few weeks of the legion season, Gaffney pitchers experienced sporadic control problems that led to some losses. Manager Jeff Osment hopes his pitchers don't take a step back in time when Gaffney travels to Hillcrest today. More...

Gaffney soccer coach named to hall of fame

Gaffney High boys soccer coach Frank Ridlehoover soon will be in select company. Ridlehoover will be among the five inaugural inductees into the South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Gonzales, yes; Libby, no

WASHINGTON - Just when it seemed George W. Bush's sinking prestige with his Republican base had bottomed out, his stock there hit new lows last week. The president's seeming indifference to the sentencing of Scooter Libby was bad enough. More...

State News

Man's 12-story fall from Myrtle Beach balcony ruled accidental

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A Lenior, N.C., man accidentally fell to his death from a 12th-floor condominium balcony, authorities said. 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?