February 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Freightliner

DOD contract in the works?

There might be some good news for local Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation workers who have grown increasingly anxious about their jobs. More...

LifeStyles

Scouts learn to be prepared

3 Scout troops receive first aid training from ARC

Cherokee County Cub Scouts met in Blacksburg on Jan. 24 to receive basic training in first aid by the American Red Cross. More...

Club meets at CAVA Gallery

The Tuesday Woman's Club met Feb. 10 at the Cherokee County Alliance of Visual Artists Gallery on Limestone Street. Hostesses for the meeting were Mrs. Tim Childers, Mrs. Kurt Jolliff and Dr. Gena Poovey. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Montgomery - Parker

BLACKSBURG - Chuck and Pam Montgomery announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill, to Matt Parker of Gaffney. Miss Montgomery is the granddaughter of Sammy Costner of Shelby, Jake and Margie Montgomery of Blacksburg and the late Sara Costner. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edna Dorman

Teacher for 34 years in Cherokee County schools

CHAPIN - Edna Lila Poole Turner Dorman, 80, of Generations Assisted Living in Chapin, formerly of Gaffney, passed away Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia. Mrs. More...

Rosa Webb Moss

Cherokee County native

BLACKSBURG - Rosa Webb Moss, 88, of 405 W. Cherokee St., passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney. Mrs. Moss was the beloved wife of the late J.C. ("Cotton") Moss. More...

Evelyn Sellars

Retired from Hoechst Fibers

Dorothy Evelyn Painter Sellars, 79, of 2618 Chesnee Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of William Painter and Olive Mullinax Painter. More...

CRIME STATUS

County: Economic woes could be disturbing indicator

While one year's worth of data doesn't establish a trend, one line item in the 2008 year-end statistics for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office might make you pause. More...

Gaffney: Assault was most reported crime of 2008

The Gaffney Police Department saw a mixed bag of crime statistics in 2008. Certain crimes like assault, breaking and entering and larceny were down compared to 2007, while others such as shoplifting, harassment and vehicle theft increased. More...

Local News

Blacksburg Town Council OKs $2,500 for Iron City Ministries

If someone thought Blacksburg town officials were not serious about luring visitors to the municipality for its various events throughout the year it might be worth the time to think again. More...

Photo

LOOK IT UP — Blacksburg Elementary third grade students Dayjha Garrison, Brittney Davis and Paula Craven are among 810 county students who received new dictionaries from the Gaffney Rotary Club this week. More...

Former high school dropout now working on college degree

A new laptop computer and extra cash were not what Stacy Reed had in mind when she decided to finish her education last year. More...

Sports

Lady Indians open playoffs on road

The formula for trouble was all there for the Gaffney girls basketball team. They were playing on the road against a team with a chance to tie for the region championship. More...

BRIEFS

Barton rallies past Lady Saints Limestone College led for the first 37 minutes of its women's basketball game against Barton College, but the Bulldogs rallied in the final minutes for the 82-75 win. More...

Indians simply perfect in region

Familiar foe visits Gaffney to begin playoffs Wednesday

Gaffney coach Mark Huff summed up his team's victory over Northwestern this way, "It was just a good basketball game." Gaffney has had plenty of good games this year. The No. More...

Columns

Gentlemen, start your engines: KA-POW!

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Down at the Daytona 500 on Sunday, the NASCAR boys launched themselves full-bore at breakneck speeds into another season of auto racing. They use the number 500 for several reasons. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Capt. J.C. Cook of Gaffney is shown here sharing his copy of The Gaffney Ledger while stationed in Afghanistan. More...

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