May 2, 2008 RSS feed / Local News

Ledford's lifelong banking career comes to an end

As a 19-year-old not long out of high school in 1955, Jack Ledford believed the path of life was clearly taking him in the direction of the U.S. Air Force, where he aspired to become a jet pilot. More...

'Art in the Park' set for May 10

The Cherokee County Alliance of Visual Artists are hoping the following activities will entice you to come downtown and enjoy the fun of the second annual "Art in the Park" to be held in historic downtown Gaffney on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. More...

Friend's violent death inspired GHS student's winning entry

"Guns don't solve problems. They make them worse." Gaffney High tenth grader Brandon Carroll printed this anti-gun message neatly across a poster this month for a Project Sentry Logo Contest sponsored by the U.S. More...

SC Senate approves crucifix license tag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A license plate with an image of a cross in front of a stained glass window with the words "I Believe" could be available to drivers in South Carolina under a bill that has won key approval in the Senate. More...

USCU JUNIOR SCHOLARS

- Alan Hughey, far left, and Tyler Ruppe, center, both students at Gaffney High School, received awards as USCU Junior Scholars of Excellence on March 17. The awards were presented by keynote speaker, Lauren Lytle, Miss South Carolina Teen. More...

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ALL SMILES - Ed and Nancy Elliott with grandson Drew Mathis are shown at the 'Sheriff's Ride for the Relay' held Saturday. The 2008 Cherokee County Relay For Life will be held at the Timken Track on Friday and Saturday, May 9th and 10th. More...

Copper thieves strike again

For the second time in less than a week, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reported damage to a cell phone tower by copper thieves. More...

Cherokee County residents join fellow Americans during National Day of Prayer

"It is definitely encouraging to have so many people come out."

Coming together in the belief that "when two or more are gathered the Lord will dwell in their midst," approximately 100 made room Thursday to bring our country's issues to the forefront during the county's National Day of Prayer celebration at Fir More...

Students go on field trip to Ohio - sort of

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com

Grassy Pond Elementary School second graders went off the beaten track April 24 in their quest to learn more about butterflies. More...

POSING

Sara Beth Martin and her little sister, Mary Kate, posed with The Incredible Hulk at Saturday's Ride for the Relay. Little brother Ashton isn't in the picture because he wouldn't go near the Hulk! More...

PTO trying to create a positive atmosphere

Gaffney native and artist, Shane White, has completed another great mural for B.D. Lee Elementary school. The PTO is striving to better the school's look, and give the kids, parents, and visitors a positive atmosphere when they come to the school. More...

Senior Centers issues warning

In a sign of the times when you can never be too careful, the Senior Centers of Cherokee County gave notice Tuesday it is not conducting any telephone surveys and won't be calling your home to ask about insurance. More...

Letter carriers will collect food items May 10

As April's showers give way to May's flowers, local U.S. Postal Service employees have begun preparations for this year's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. More...

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