May 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Knowles vs. district lawsuit 'at an impasse'

Attempts to resolve one employment-related lawsuit against the Cherokee County School District in an outof court setting apparently proved fruitless. More...

CORRECTION

A cutter was donated to the Cherokee County museum by Joe Mac Skinner, current publisher of the Grit & Steel magazine. More...

LifeStyles

GARDEN OF SECRETS

Dara Thompson appears in the Gaffney Little Theatre's production of the classic musical, The Secret Garden, as Mary Lennox as she joins hands with Lily, long-dead wife of Archibald Craven, portrayed by Meg Foster. More...

Delay in reaching hospital can be deadly for heart attack patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. - If heart attack symptoms such as chest or neck pain or shortness of breath persist for five minutes, call 911 or seek emergency medical care, recommends the American Heart Association. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Sometimes a clean slate is necessary

Dear Annie: I am a highly educated single woman in my 30s who has made many serious mistakes. I have had overlapping affairs and relationships with my co-workers, some of them married. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

D.B. Wilkie

Owner/operator of R&W Floor Covering Co.

Dewey Bobby (D.B.) Wilkie, 67, formerly of 159 Wilkie Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Brookview Healthcare. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Dewey S. Wilkie and Ollie Pearl Spencer Wilkie. More...

Inez Jones

Retired from Oxford Ind.

Inez Robinson Jones, 78, of 2389 Love Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at her residence. More...

Payton Leeann Mitchell

BLACKSBURG - Payton Leeann Mitchell, 3 weeks, of 710 Burnt Mill Road died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at her home. Born in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of Billy Joe Mitchell and Brittany Lee Whisnant, both of the home. More...

Columns

The only good snake is a dead snake

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Live ones, dead ones or rubber ones...it doesn't matter. When it comes to snakes, I don't like them. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Eloise Cook took The Gaffney Ledger with her on a visit to New York. She is shown in front of the Trump International Hotel in this picture taken by here daughter, Judy McReynolds. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

The legislative year is coming to an end and will likely leave to a handful of committee conferees the key decisions on immigration reform and the disposition of and purpose for a cigarette tax. More...

Former Gaffney resident victim of killer tornado in Oklahoma

The effects of a series of tornadoes that ran through the nation's midsection a few weeks ago were being felt hundreds of miles away as Cherokee County residents mourned the loss of one of their own. More...

County council OKs budget that contains modest tax hike

Cherokee County Council signed off Monday on an $18.7 million spending plan that increases property taxes by 2.06 mills. The new property tax rate will be 66.4 mill for county operations. More...

Consumer group in town Thursday to take complaints

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDA) will visit Gaffney on Thursday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library, 300 E. Rutledge Ave. More...

Local News

Former officer victim of thieves

A former Gaffney Police Department officer found himself in a reverse position last week, this time as a victim. A storage locker on Floyd Baker Boulevard being rented by former Sgt. More...

Photo

Photo by RODGER PAINTER TENT CRUSADE - Evangelist Braxton Hunter stands before a capacity crowd at Ed Brown's Rodeo in Blacksburg during and annual tent crusade. More...

School district's proposed budget will be posted on Web site

Residents can give their opinion of this year's $59.5 million school budget at a public hearing at 6:30 p.m., June 9, at the district office on Twin Lake Road. More...

Sports

Gaffney High hires strength coach

Strength coach will work with all GHS athletic teams

Gaffney High athletic teams won't be the weak sister anymore. Gaffney joined the growing list of high schools to hire a strength coach. Tony Smith was approved by the Cherokee County school board on Monday. More...

Post 109 opens season with one goal

Despite its recent gaudy records and string of playoff appearances, there is still one glaring omission to the American Legion Post 109 resume - a state championship. That could change this year. More...

BRIEFS

Summer hoop league results The Cherokee County Summer Youth Basketball League tipped off last Friday with four Division I games. Christian Munsterman scored 7 points to lead the 76ers to a 26-25 victory over the Bearcats. More...

Letters

Caring about their salvation

Dear Editor: I'm writing to tell you something I think you should know and the world as well. I am a healthcare professional and I have worked in this field for about 8 1/2 years. More...

Offers opinions on shelter controversy

Dear Editor: If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. If citizens would spay and neuter their animals and be responsible, there would be no problems requiring them to go to a shelter (or prison). More...

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