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Gaffney mayor thinks budget can be trimmed by $550,000

If Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly has his way, city taxpayers won't be shelling out more in property taxes this year. Jolly said he's confident the city can trim about $550,000 in excess expenditures to balance the proposed budget. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIES MAILBOX

The choice is up to her

Dear Annie: How would you profile a 33-year-old man who will not let his 31-year-old wife wear a bra? At night, on weekends and almost any other time I am not at work, my husband insists I go braless. More...

9 young women presented at Carolina Debutante Ball

13th annual event held Saturday evening at Spartanburg Marriott

The Carolina Debutante Society of Gaffney presented nine young women at the 13th annual presentation ball Saturday evening, May 3, 2008, in the Heritage Grand Ballroom at the Spartanburg Marriott. More...

Fun Day in Blacksburg May 10

BLACKSBURG - Blacksburg, CKC, Buffalo and Antioch fire departments will sponsor a Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 10, from 12-4 p.m. at the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department. Visitors will enjoy free hot dogs, chips and drinks. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Faye Thompson

Retired from textiles

Elizabeth Faye Parker Thompson, 66, of 270 Drayton Trail, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Chester, she was the wife of Roy Lee Thompson Sr. and daughter of the late Hilton H. More...

Jimmy Galmon

Jimmy Galmon, 67, of 6207 Bright Leaf Road, Landover, Md., husband of Janie Galmon, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Doctor Hospital in Landover. A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Wilma Galmon. More...

Alyssa Shy-Anne Norman

BLACKSBURG - Alyssa Shy-Anne Norman, 11 -weekold daughter of Jerry Norman Jr. and Tina Mosley Norman, of 117 Whisonant St., went home to be with Jesus on Friday, May 2, 2008, at her residence. Alyssa Shy-Anne was born in Gaffney. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

Trooper shot during traffic stop ORANGEBURG - A man police say shot a state trooper during a traffic stop Sunday then fled on foot has been captured, a spokesman for the state Public Safety Department said. Cpl. Q.M. More...

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO...

...That movie they shot in Gaffney in 2005?

The movie "Walker Payne" is still awaiting a release date nearly three years after being filmed in Gaffney. More...

County will likely see another tax increase

Cherokee County taxpayers should brace themselves for another tax increase in the proposed county budget. More...

Welcome home, coach

Blacksburg's new football mentor a familiar face

A capacity crowd filled the Blacksburg community house Sunday to welcome a native son home. More...

Local News

$1.35 million addition to Goucher Elementary completed; awaiting board inspection

A 6-classroom addition to Goucher Elementary School will be ready for a final inspection by school board members in mid-May. More...

Driver of stolen vehicle wrecks, flees on foot

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reported the recovery of a stolen vehicle following a chase that ended in a crash late Thursday. According to an incident report, an officer attempted to stop a 2002 Pontiac at about 10:20 p.m. More...

Schools locked down while police search for suspect

Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputies continually circled a several square mile area around the Briar Creek subdivision Friday as a tracking team aided by bloodhounds searched from within for a man who reportedly fired gunshots into a trash container. More...

Sports

Youthful Gaffney golfers in spotlight at state tourney

The Gaffney High golf team enters today's state Class 4A tournament attempting to prove that experience is overrated. More...

Great Expectations

Post 109 begins practice with goal to capture state crown

As usual, Post 109 opens another season with high expectations. "Obviously, our goal is always to win the state championship," Post 109 coach Jeff Osment said. More...

BRIEFS

Summer hoop league registration continues Registration is continuing at SageSport, the Boys and Girls Club and the Recreation District for the Cherokee County Summer Youth Basketball League. The league is for boys and girls ages 5 to 17. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

This column brought to you by Lard Butt Jeans

The photograph taken of me with my camera phone by one of the ladies at Dr. Nord's was intended to show my wife the frames I had selected for my new eyeglasses. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here is Martha Spencer with Kimberly Feigel (Utah) and Sara Foster (Illinois) at the Keeneland Races in Lexington, Kent., on April 5. More...

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