April 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

New sales tax goes into effect May 1

Beginning Friday, county residents will pay a little more at the checkout line as a result of a penny hike in the local option sales tax. More...

Two schools, administration office building locked down after 'suspicious person' reported

Heavily armed members of the Gaffney Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and a bevy of other law enforcement officers surrounded Granard Middle School on Tuesday, combing the woods and nearby property in search of a suspicious perso More...

LifeStyles

Helping one's fellow man is what Jerusalem Project is all about

Youths from 20 churches have signed on to do summer work for neighbors

N one of us could live in this world alone, with a thread of every person's life depending on that of their neighbor's, both near and far. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

This relationship is headed south

Dear Annie: Five months ago, my girlfriend went to a job conference in Texas. When she came back, she used my computer and accidentally left her e-mail open. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Roberts - Crosby

Dr. and Mrs. Elwood Roberts of Kings Mountain, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Keryl, to Darren Crosby, son of Kenneth (Sheryl) Smith of Gaffney and Anita Crosby of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. William J. Briggs Sr.

Former President of Limestone College

Dr. William "Bill" J. Briggs Sr., 73, of Savannah, Ga., died Friday, April 24, 2009, at his home suddenly. He was born Aug. 1, 1935, in Lincolnton, N.C., to Paul H. and Maxie Briggs. Dr. Briggs held a B.S. More...

Florence Ruppe

Retired from Oxford Ind. and Southeastern Kusan

Florence Parris Ruppe, 88, formerly of West Montgomery Street, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 27, 2009, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Florence Cooper

Gaffney native

LAKEWOOD, Calif. - Florence Scates Cooper, formerly of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Woodruff Convalescent Home in Lakewood, Calif. More...

House seat goes to Moss

In Tuesday's special election, Steve Moss broke new ground, becoming the first Cherokee County Republican elected to the state House, but he credited the staid-and-true core values of faith and family for putting him there. More...

Vandals destroying restoration efforts at Furnace Mill location

Melanie Null knew progress in the cleanup of the historic Furnace Mill property would at times be slow going. More...

County officially takes ownership of 'Big Mill' property

There's a new owner of the former "Big Mill" site. Cherokee County Assistant Administrator Holland Belue said the county closed on the 16.8- acre site and recorded the appropriate documents at the courthouse Monday. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Robbers targeted a 78- year-old Chesnee woman April 23 during a home invasion that began with a bogus request for assistance with a broken down car. More...

Photo

READY TO RUMBLE - The Gaffney High School cafeteria staff shows their support for Relay For Life by wearing "fight like a girl" shirts. More...

Act of revenge gets man three years

An act of revenge resulted in a three-year state prison sentence for a Gaffney man who admittedly took matters into his own hands and shot another man in 2004. More...

Sports

NIPPED AT THE WIRE

Gaffney track team falls short of region crown by five points

Don't pop that champagne just yet. The Gaffney High boys track team will have to wait another year before claiming its first region championship since 1982. More...

Indians armed for battle

Many coaches would be happy to have one reliable starter. Gaffney coach Jeff Osment then must be positively giddy because he has three. And that could give the Indians the edge as they begin district play Thursday against visiting Spring Valley. More...

BRIEFS

Youth hoop league signup underway The Cherokee County Youth basketball summer league signups are being held now until May 31. The league is open to girls and boys, ages 5-17. More...

Columns

Back in time with a bum knee and a bad memory

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Ready for a good laugh? It's not often that I pass along jokes sent to me via email, but the one I received Tuesday just before I started writing this column was just too funny not to share. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Titus and Cameron Cobb of Blacksburg took The Gaffney Ledger along with them while visiting Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World over Spring Break. They are the children of Philip and Kristi Cobb. More...

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