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Benefit for Parson's Pantry Oct. 4 at East Gaffney Church

Barbecue, singing will raise funds for local ministry

The mission of Parson's Pantry is to provide financial assistance to needy pastors, retired pastors, widows of pastors and married ministerial students. A benefit singing and barbecue meal Saturday, Oct. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Aunt left with bad memories after niece's three-week visit

Dear Annie: I live overseas. A few months ago, my niece, "Linda," came to visit for the second time. She is 17 years old. I discovered the hard way that Linda is being raised by overprotective parents who give her everything she wants. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Finley - Parker

Bob and Elaine Finley of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Brooke, to William Kyle Parker, son of Danny and Susan Parker of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret G. Gibson

Former special education teacher in North Carolina

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Margaret Glazener Gibson, 89, of 2925 Zoo Parkway, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Carillon Assisted Living of Asheboro. Mrs. Gibson was born Oct. 18, 1918, the daughter of Jason Marion and Malisa Elvira Looper Glazener. More...

Juanita W. Harris

Juanita Guthrie Willard Harris, 89, formerly of Pecan Street, passed away Sept. 30, 2008. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Thomas Harris and was first married to the late Sam Willard. More...

Leon P. Burroughs Sr.

Retired printer from U.S. Printing Office in Washington

Leon Ponsted Burroughs, Sr., 82, of 1022 W. Buford St., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, in Spartan- burg Regional Medical Center. Husband of Patricia Richard Burroughs, he was born in Richmond, Va. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

'Yes we did.' 'No we didn't.'

I bet a guy $1,000 Sunday. I lost. I knew we weren't REALLY betting that much and he KNEW we weren't really betting that much, but I've got to make some kind of payoff, so this is it. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Vernon and Louise Mullinax enjoyed reading The Ledger while on vacation at Ocean Lakes Campground in Myrtle Beach. More...

Defiant VA officer vows to stay on job

A defiant and self-described fighter, Sammy Willard vowed Tuesday to remain as the county's Veterans Affairs Officer unless he was charged and found guilty as a result of a state investigation. More...

Four schools meet AYP standards; high school results not yet available

Four county elementary schools met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Wednesday when federal No Child Left Behind Act results were released. More...

Local News

Upstate development officials target white collar jobs

While blue collar manufacturing jobs and high-tech companies have long been the prized catches for economic developers, and remain so to this day, the regional marketing organization that sells Cherokee County to other parts of the country and the More...

How do you kill kudzu?

A Spartanburg County professor stopped by the Cherokee County Historical Preservation Society museum Saturday to answer local residents looking to rid their lives of kudzu. More...

Indiana man's search for roots brings him to Cherokee

Indiana resident Arthur Wilkins has always found history intriguing. So when he embarked on a study of his family tree it caught few by surprise. "I've been doing this for 40 years, since I was 19," Wilkins said. More...

Sports

The ACC this week

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Gaffney product chases dream

Propst makes USC baseball team's fall roster

Forget seven. The lucky number for Gaffney High product Jordan Propst is 91. 91 mph, that is. The number has earned Propst a spot on the University of South Carolina baseball team's fall roster. More...

BRIEFS

Cherokee Speedway results RENEGADE: 1. 16-Brian Kuykendall (Landrum, SC) 2. 5- Dustin Morris (Landrum, SC) 3. 13- Jim Wilson (Gaffney, SC) 4. 21- James Abernathy (Inman, SC) 5. 7- Nathan Pierce (Gaffney, SC) YOUNG GUNS: 1. More...

Letters

They can give it all the cute names they want; it's still a garbage dump

Dear Editor: I don't understand why people aren't paying more attention to this garbage dump/landfill operation. More...

E-911 employee not happy about how pay scales are being handled

Dear Editor: This is in response to an article in a local paper on Monday, Sept. 29. I recently read in The Gaffney Ledger that county council will be hiring a new animal shelter manager and their salary will be $27,500 per year. More...

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