May 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans will cast ballots for VA Officer on Saturday

Incumbent Cherokee County Veterans Affairs officer Sammy Willard will face Iraq war veteran Todd Humphries on Saturday in an advisory election held by local veterans groups. More...

New $4.6 million YMCA could be up and running by next spring

They're still a long way from having members swipe their cards on the scanner — they don't even have a firm date set for groundbreaking — but YMCA officials announced they've secured financing for the new $4.6 million YMCA. More...

LifeStyles

Meals on Wheels hosts 22nd annual Piedmont Golf Classic on May 15

Tourney will be played on Cherokee National course

Cherokee County Meals on Wheels will host its 22nd annual Piedmont Golf Classic on Friday, May 15, at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. The tourney is the organization's main fundraiser each year. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Gambling husband is a liar and a cheat

Dear Annie: I have been married for 25 years and have a 17-year-old son. My husband, "Jesse," is having an Internet affair with someone he met on the casino boats. I have been secretly reading his messages to her for over a year. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Phillips - Jones

Jerry L. Phillips and Joyce L. Phillips announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Nicole, to Stephen Justin Jones, son of Stephen R. Jones and Kelley D. Price, all of Gaffney. Miss Phillips is the granddaughter of Hazel A. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Weldon L. Harris Sr.

Gaffney native

Weldon Lemarr Harris Sr., 51, of 42 Columbus Ave., East Hartford, Conn., husband of Terri Hill Harris, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2009, upon arrival at Manchester Memorial Hospital, Manchester, Conn. More...

Diane Archie

Shelby, N.C., native

SHELBY, N.C. - Diane Denise Archie, 42, of Lowell, Mass., passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at her residence. More...

S. L. Fowler Jr.

Retired from Vulcan Materials

BLACKSBURG - Stead Lee (S. L.) Fowler Jr., 85, of 1725 Blacksburg Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Brookview Healthcare. More...

Columns

My shiny blue car makes an inviting target

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Car care is for the birds. This is my story and to steal a phrase from Jimmy Buffett, "I'm sticking to it." I have never been a fan of working outdoors or home repair projects. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here with The Gaffney Ledger are Mary Jones (left) and her sister Grace Knox visiting Buckingham Palace in London, England, during Spring Break. More...

BREAKING NEWS!

School board member quits

After less than a year in office, Cherokee County School Board member Jamie Martin turned in his resignation Friday afternoon. Martin cited personal reasons in a letter the school trustee delivered to The Gaffney Ledger and Cherokee County School More...

Crash claims life of Chester motorcyclist

A 58-year-old Chester man was killed in a Wednesday night motorcycle crash. More...

Farmer s' market season returns

The Gaffney Station Farmers' Market will launch a new season Saturday, May 2. While not all types of fruits and vegetables are yet in season, the market is expected to have available beets, broccoli, cabbage, greens, radishes and strawberries. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Two teenagers were arrested April 24 on drug offenses after they allegedly attempted to flee from police in a stolen car. More...

Six-year-old donates hair in memory of 'Papa'

Six-year-old Madison Nicole McDaniel made a lasting impression on her family when she got her hair cut for the first time last month. More...

Series of 'shots fired' calls keep police officers busy

A recent rise in gunfirerelated incidents across the City of Gaffney continued throughout the past week. In the latest incident, a bullet entered a home and struck a wall not far from where a child had been playing, according to a police report. More...

Sports

Stepping up their game

Gaffney High golf team crushes the competition at Region III-4A tournament

In a motivational message to his team, Gaffney High golf coach Todd Coggins said some team members enjoyed individual success this season but they hadn't accomplished anything as a team. Until Wednesday. More...

Spring Valley shocks Indians

The Gaffney High baseball team took a relaxed approach to its district playoff opener against Spring Valley on Thursday. Too relaxed for Indian coach Jeff Osment's liking. More...

Lady Indians blank Ridge View

The Gaffney High softball team played like the top seed in the district playoffs on Thursday. More...

Letters

Stop and think how far we have come and of those who sacrificed everything

Dear Editor: On April 24, 1969, a young 1st Lieutenant was killed in Vietnam. Killed in a country that up until that time many had not heard of. His name was James E. Bousquet. Jim was 22 years old. He was my friend. More...

Special Sections

Poll

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?