June 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Warrant served on DSN worker

The second of two Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board employees accused of violating the Vulnerable Adult Protection Act was served with a warrant Tuesday. More...

Standoff ends when deputy fires Taser

A tense standoff between Blacksburg police and a reportedly distraught man armed with a butcher knife ended Wednesday afternoon when the man was subdued with a stun gun, sparing officers from having to use deadly force. More...

LifeStyles

Christabel and the Jons bring Southern swing band style to Gaffney on June 18

Knoxville-based Christabel and the Jons will present a free Music Sandwiched-In concert on Wednesday, June 18, from 12:15-2 p.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Former 'friends'must make the first move toward reconciliation

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been friends with "Archie and Betty" for 20 years. More...

HISTORY-MAKING PRODUCTION

Elizabeth Lindsay is shown in a scene from The Power of Love, an original play by Gwendolyn Jennings, a native of Blacksburg. The play is set for two performances Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

"J" "W" Sentell

Career veteran of U.S.

Navy; retired from Timken SPARTANBURG - "J" "W" Sentell USN Ret. CSM, 82, a resident of Spring Arbor Assisted Living, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Irene R. Burgess

Worked in textile industry

Irene Reynolds Burgess, 97, formerly of Gaffney, passed away Monday, June 9, 2008, at the Brian Center St. Andrews in Columbia. Mrs. Burgess was the widow of Ernest F. Burgess and daughter of the late Cluff and the late Julia Mathis Reynolds. More...

Larry Jones

Retired painter

Larry Gene Jones, 67, of 127 New St., passed away on Monday, June 9, 2008, at his home. Born in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Lawrence Jones and Myrtle Linder Jones. More...

Columns

The American family has changed a lot

LEDGER COLUMNIST

When I look at my father, I see a role model and someone that I can look up to. Being there for advice, he is my guidance counselor who helps steer me in the right direction. Thanks dad... without you I know I would not be the person I am today. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Daira Vassey, Taylor Vassey, and Kayla Gallman are pictured with The Gaffney Ledger at the NBC Studios during the live taping of "The Today Show" in New York City recently. More...

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Theft of metal lands local man in prison for 10 years

A 54-year-old Gaffney man was sentenced Wednesday in Cherokee County General Sessions Court to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to the grand larceny of scrap metal and other property from Carolina Cotton Works. More...

AUTOPSY

Blow from limb killed truck driver

A 59-year-old Cherokee County employee was dead at the wheel before the garbage truck he was driving crashed Tuesday morning. An autopsy performed Wednesday in Newberry showed Isiah Blakney Jr. More...

Cops doing some foot patrols to help save gas

Rising gas prices are prompting the City of Gaffney Police Department to park cruisers for parts of the day and have officers walk their beats instead. More...

PHOTO EXHIBIT

The Peachoid water tower in Gaffney is shown in all its seasonal glory through a series of photos taken by Richard Reace and digitally enhanced by local artist Sherry Reace. More...

Local News

Stadium to be completed by end of July

Board rejects naming new school after deceased trustee

Southern Management wants the new Gaffney High football stadium to be ready for a final inspection July 31. More...

POLICE REPORT

The Gaffney Police Department reported the burglary of a Holmes Street residence last week. Some time between 5:30 p.m. June 3 and 8 a.m. More...

Tragedy leads to triumph

Book tells the story

It seemed to be the end of a long journey for David Perry and his family when they began unpacking their belongings at a small farm outside Gaffney during the summer of 1990. More...

Sports

Indians to unveil new offense

Gaffney football coach Phil Strickland will get his first glimpse of his new no-huddle offense against unfriendly faces on Saturday. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Nick Mabry Age: 17 Position: Rightfield Jersey No.: 19 School: Gaffney High School H.S. Batting Average: . More...

In the spotlight

Local complex to host state and district tourneys

The spotlight will once again shine on the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex this summer. More...

Letters

Thanks for Shindig support

Dear Editor: I'd like to send a big thank-you to all who attended the City of Gaffney Shindig at the Cabin concerts during in May. More...

In honor of Flag Day

Dear Editor: I wrote this poem in honor of Flag Day and would like to see if you would publish it. IF OUR FLAG COULD SPEAK By Justin C. Morrison (age 8) If our flag could speak, I think it would say! More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?