May 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Buford Street Drug Store celebrates milestone

Buford Street Drug Store has become a fixture in Gaffney's history and landscape for 40 years. More...

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JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB HONORS MEMBERS - The Cherokee County Junior Woman's Club recognized two members at its end-of-year banquet on Tuesday, May 20. More...

Congaree National Park plans annual Butterfly Count

COLUMBIA - Congaree National Park is seeking volunteer "citizen scientists" of all ages to assist with the park's annual Butterfly Count, which will be held on Saturday, June 28. Volunteer counters will meet at 9 a.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Vacationers tired of freeloading 'guest'

Dear Annie: My husband and I vacation every year with several other couples. We rent a house and split the costs. We always have a great time together. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marshall Ruppe

Retired from Duke Power

Johnnie Marshall Ruppe, 76, of 515 Ashworth School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at his residence. More...

Richard T. Rodgers Sr.

Member and deacon of Antioch Baptist Church of Gaffney

Richard Tillman Rodgers Sr., 48, of 304 Debra Dr., died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Husband of Tina Corry Rodgers, he was born in Gaffney, a son of Hattie Dawkins Rodgers and the late John Leroy Rodgers. More...

Darlene Millwood

Union native

BUFFALO - Nora Darlene Osment Keasler Millwood, 51, of 248 Gin Circle, widow of Herbert E. ("Lefty") Millwood, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Millwood was born in Union on Sept. 24, 1956, a daughter of Albert Osment Sr. More...

Woman pleads guilty to charge in federal court

A 37-year-old Gaffney woman who had access to her deceased grandmother's bank account pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenville to Social Security fraud, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Columbia. Kelli O. More...

Many questions linger

VERLISHIA LITTLEJOHN CASE

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler is hoping hikers, campers, anglers and boaters using the Broad River will be able to help him with a still unresolved death. More...

Local Salvation Army marks 88 years with program, opening of time capsule

Bill Gibbons remembers his days participating in a number of activities offered by the local Salvation Army. A regular schedule full of trips with the Army's band and taking part in several activities were always on tap for Gibbons. More...

UPCOMING

PLOW DAY The 6th Annual Broad River Antique Power Association Plow Day and Tractor show will be held Saturday, June 7 on Twin Lakes Road. More...

Local News

City's proposed budget contains no tax increase

Gaffney City Council is expected to vote Monday on a $10,270,407 budget for 2008 that holds the line on taxes. The spending plan is about $500,000 less than last year's $10.8 million budget. More...

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Ledger photo/SCOTT POWELL GETTING DIZZY - Blacksburg Middle School students James Ham and Jacob Moss get dizzy Wednesday while celebrating the end of state testing. More...

Jolly announces he will seek third term as mayor

Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly would love to be the guy who reverses the trend of businesses leaving the downtown area. More...

Sports

Coaches shine positive light with FCA

Clemson University coach Jeff Scott's greatest victories haven't occurred on a football field or coaching a state championship team. More...

Depth a worry for Indians

Gaffney's offense returns most of its skill position players, so coach Phil Strickland's chief concern is rebuilding an offensive line depleted by graduation. After the conclusion of spring practice on Wednesday, it's still a concern. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Michael Hughey Age: 17 Position: Shortstop Jersey No.: 8 School: Gaffney High School H.S. Batting Average: . More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A fish tale

It didn't take long for the jealousy to set in once I saw the photographs. The lake where I fished for most of my prior life as a Pennsylvanian had always been generous with its offerings. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Amber Bell (pictured here) and her grandparents Carl and Becky Bell went to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. They took the Gaffney Ledger to read while they were there. More...

OUR VIEW

God bless the Salvation Army

As the local Salvation Army chapter celebrates its 88th anniversary (see Page 1C-6C) we would like to offer our congratulations and express our appreciation for the many ways the organization and its dedicated staff and volunteers have touched coun More...

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