May 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Federal funds could be used to widen Beltline Road

Some of the billions earmarked for infrastructure upgrades from the federal stimulus money will find its way to Gaffney — if the city can locate some money of its own. More...

City boss on budget: 'I'm not even considering raising taxes'

The Gaffney Police Department will be getting six shiny new cruisers and the Public Works Department will be adding a new garbage truck to its fleet. Each fully equipped police cruiser will cost $31,000 for a total cost of about $200,000. More...

LifeStyles

Jeff & Vida bring bluegrass honkytonk sound to library for Music Sandwiched-In concert

Performance set for May 12; Friends of Library will provide free lunch

The Cherokee County Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host the final concert of the Spring's "Music Sandwiched-In" series on Tuesday, May 12, featuring Jeff & Vida from 12:15-1 pm. More...

Confederate Memorial Day ceremony planned May 9

The Moses Wood Camp 125 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Moses Wood Chapter 469 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will observe Confederate Memorial Day in Cherokee County on Saturday, May 9. Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Special events highlight National Nursing Home Week at Peachtree

Peachtree Centre will celebrate National Nursing Home Week, May 11-15, with a variety of activities. Each day of the week will have a specific theme and special event. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frances Baumgardner

Frances Coleman Baumgardner, 66, of 1034 Pacolet Hwy., Lot 6, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at her residence. More...

Kathy T. Upchurch

Kathy Elaine Teague Upchurch, 53, of 106 Harrison St., passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Forest Teague Jr. and Altie Mae Benton Teague of Gaffney. More...

Faye E. Mincey

Faye Ellington Mincey, 82, of Cramerton, N.C., passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Rehabilitation and Health Care Center of Gastonia. Mrs. Mincey was born Feb. More...

Photo

BIG RIG OVERTURNS — The driver of this tractor-trailer, hauling a full load of merchandise and household goods presumably destined for a Dollar General store, slid off Highway 18 early Thursday evening in southern Cherokee County and overturned More...

Prison farm inmate walks away from job

A Blacksburg man serving time in a medium security prison for drug violations now faces the possibility of up to 15 years imprisonment in a more secure setting after walking away from a prison farm Wednesday evening. More...

Chief magistrate returns from Iraq

Cherokee County Chief Magistrate Bart Howell returned to his day job this week at the Cherokee County Law Enforcement Center following a year-long deployment to Iraq. Howell, a lieutenant colonel and 22-yearveteran of the U.S. More...

Local News

A 'Smart Mouth' could help walkers relieve sore feet at tonight's event

Smart Mouth personal pan pizzas will fill the stomachs and support local efforts to stamp out cancer at Friday's Relay for Life. More...

Relay for Life begins tonight at 7

The Cherokee County Relay for Life will be held at the Timken Track from 7 p.m. on Friday, May 8, until 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 9. Highlights of the event will be the Survivors' Lap at 7 p.m. and the Luminary Service Lap at approximately 9 p.m. More...

'Fun Day' Saturday in Blacksburg

Fire departments in the eastern half of Cherokee County will be joining forces this Saturday to hold a Family Fun Day in Blacksburg. Now in its second year, the family fun day will be held at the Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department from 9 a.m. More...

Sports

That winning feeling

Lady Indians advance to Upperstate playoffs with win over Byrnes

After a frustrating 7-2 loss to Byrnes in the first game on Thursday, Gaffney High softball coach Kelly Ellis had a between-game message for her team: "We aren't going to let Brianna Hamilton beat us." Message received. More...

Indians shock Laurens to win district

Michael Wright wasn't the hero the Gaffney High baseball team would have expected. But the freshman righthander outdueled Laurens' more heralded pitcher to lead the Indians to a 2-0 district-clinching victory over the host Raiders on Thursday. More...

BRIEFS

Youth hoop league signup underway The Cherokee County Youth basketball summer league signups are being held now until May 31. More...

Columns

One passion has always been at the top of the list

LEDGER COLUMNIST

If you asked me to rank the things I look forward to in a given year I'd have to scratch my head fairly vigorously, which wouldn't necessarily be a good thing in light of the rate of hair loss I've been experiencing. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Austen Mosley holds The Gaffney Ledger while Kerri Wyatt holds Lynzee Wyatt at Ft. Leonard Wood, Md., in March. Austen was there to watch Kerri graduate from U.S. Army basic training. Austen and Kerri are the children of Gail Moss of Blacksburg. More...

THEIR VIEW

DHEC's new regulations should protect South Carolina from out-of-state dumping

South Carolina needs substantial changes in its landfill rules to keep the state from becoming the country's garbage dump. But the Legislature should move forward with caution. More...

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