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GRADUATIONS

Some 500 students don cap and gown

About 500 Blacksburg and Gaffney High seniors will graduate Thursday in the football stadiums of their respective schools, weather permitting. A total of 103 Blacksburg High seniors will graduate at 6 p.m. in T.A. Campbell Stadium. More...

Crackdown on crimes involving guns could expand to Cherokee County later this year

Cherokee County may want to keep tabs on just how quiet Spartanburg becomes during the "Summer of Silence." While it's not yet set in stone, a high intensity clampdown on gun crimes under way in Spartanburg County might occur in Cherokee County la More...

LifeStyles

Brookview residents go ridin'in style during National Nursing Home Week

Motorcyclists, Singing Cowboys on hand for celebration

Brookview Healthcare pulled out all the stops during its recent observance of National Nursing Home Week with lots of fun activities for the residents, staff and visitors. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Maybe someday in-laws will realize what they lost

Dear Annie: I was married for 30 years before my husband passed away five years ago of colon cancer. More...

AAUW will meet June 9

The Gaffney Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will have a luncheon meeting Monday, June 9, at noon at the House of Pizza on Frederick Street. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Minnie O. Gibbs

Formerly employed by Hamrick Industries

Minnie Lee Oglesby Gibbs, 57, of 212 Dogwood Drive, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008, at 11:55 a.m. at Spartanburg Rest orative Care Center. A native of Cherokee County, she was the widow of Sigmond Gibbs Sr. and daughter of the late J.D. More...

Edna M. Messer

Edna M. Messer, 56, wife of David Messer, of 308 Hickory St.,died Tu e s d a y, June 3, 2008, at 2:58 a.m., at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Bobby Scruggs

Retired from Duke Power

Bobby Harold Scruggs, 79, of 105 Redwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The impression was none would be forced out

When I first read about the Cherokee County School District's decision to balance its 2007-08 budget through savings on personnel reduction, I understood no educators would involuntarily lose their jobs. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here camping Memorial Weekend at Lake Hartwell State Park with The Gaffney Ledger are (back row, left to right) April Barnhill, Jackie & Leonard Blackwell. Front row (left to right) Carter Barnhill, Samantha & Lauren Blackwell. More...

BPW approves GHS scoreboard pact

Taking the big picture approach, the Gaffney Board of Public Works commissioners signed off on a 10- page contract with the school district Tuesday to become a primary sponsor of the pricey scoreboard planned for the new Gaffney High football stadi More...

County agrees to lawsuit settlement

Cherokee County Council agreed Monday to pay its former tax assessor $9,500 as part of a settlement of a wrongful termination lawsuit. More...

Jail flunks inspection

The Cherokee County detention center has been cited for violations during a May 6 inspection of the facility by the state Department of Corrections. More...

Sports

Former Gaffney star suits up for HiToms

The HiToms will had one more more arm at their disposal Tuesday when they faced the Copperheads in Asheboro with the arrival of Justin Sarratt. More...

Post 109 not sharp in victory over Greer

The game was closer than most fans expected. Gaffney Post 109 pounded out 14 hits but managed just four runs in a 4-2 win over visiting Greer on Monday. Gaffney made it hard on itself by scoring just once after loading the bases three times. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Bubba Wright Age: 16 Position: First Base Jersey No.: 6 School: Gaffney High School H.S. Batting Average: . More...

Letters

We now have a museum of which we can be proud

Dear Editor: The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, Inc., and its board of directors wish to thank everyone who worked so hard to make our Membership Gala, Potters on Gaffney's Old Field and the grand opening of the Cherokee County His More...

Thanks to everyone who helped with bowling tourney

Dear Editor: The City of Gaffney Fire Department recently held the Hero's Bowling Tournament at Westlane Bowl on April 26. The tournament was held to raise funds for the Cherokee County Chapter of the American Red Cross. More...

Carri Moss did wonderful job with March of Dimes for Babies

Dear Editor: It is with great pleasure that I write to you in reference to the great job Carri Moss did as team captain for March of Dimes for Babies. Carri was a tremendous help - very thorough and organized - and was wonderful to work with. More...

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