May 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Gaffney High JROTC unit once again earns national acclaim

The Gaffney High Air Force Junior ROTC has been named one of the nation's distinguished units for the seventh straight year. More...

WELCOME HOME

Employees at the Cherokee County Magistrates Office and the Cherokee County Law Enforcement Center held a welcome home celebration on Friday for Chief Magistrate Bart Howell, who recently returned from a year-long deployment to Iraq with the U.S. More...

LifeStyles

Barbershop Harmony Society will host 'Singing for Life' blood drive May 16

GREENVILLE - By the time you finish reading this sentence, someone will be in critical need of blood. More...

Andy Cox is CAVA 'Member of Month'

Andy Cox, a professor of art and department chairman, has been teaching for 44 years with 42 of those spent at Limestone College. More...

Pair exchange vows in April 20 ceremony

Kelsey Christine Whitaker and Blake Wofford Coyle exchanged marriage vows on Monday, April 20, 2009, in First Baptist Chapel. Mark Hazel conducted the 6:30 p.m. double ring ceremony. A reception was given by Teri Blanton at 115 N. Granard St. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Martha Kaemmerlen

DURHAM, N.C. - Everyone who met Martha Ziebutski Kaemmerlen remembered her. She made a lasting impression. Her smile, her loving warmth, her good cheer spread like sunshine. More...

Jerry Johnson

Jerry Wayne Johnson Sr., 60, of 555 Buck Shoals Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 8, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Juanita W. Peeler

Juanita Worthy Peeler, 77, of 203 Walnut Hill Farm Road, passed away Friday, May 8, 2009, at her residence. She was born in Gaffney on Sept. 8, 1931, the daughter of the late Alonzo "Lonnie" Worthy and Amanda Eliza (Gibson) Worthy. More...

Petition drives aimed at saving Mayberry Park

Apparently, local youth sports officials aren't the only ones upset about Gaffney City Council's plans to sell Mayberry Park. More...

Girl shot in face

Authorities said an 11-yearold girl was accidentally shot in the face Friday evening by a teenage boy at her home in Cherokee County. More...

NOTICE ANYTHING DIFFERENT TODAY?

If today's edition of The Gaffney Ledger looks and feels a bit different but you can't quite put your finger on the change, it's all a matter of width. More...

MOSS WILL BE SWORN IN TODAY

A swearing-in ceremony for newly-elected District 30 State Rep. Steve Moss will be held at Iron City Place in Blacksburg on Monday, May 11, at 7 p.m. The public is invited. More...

Local News

The skies cleared for faithful gathered for National Prayer Day

Prayer changes things. Just ask Mother Nature. In the days preceding Thursday's National Day of Prayer event, Broad River Baptist Association Director of Missions Rev. More...

Goal reached

The $20,000 mark was hypothetical, a target to aim for if everything went just right. More...

Salvation Army says 'thank you'

Annual dinner May 18 at the First Baptist Church of Gaffney

Appreciating the donations and contributions by local supporters, the Salvation Army of Cherokee County will show its gratitude at its annual dinner May 18 at the First Baptist Church of Gaffney fellowship hall. More...

Sports

The Comeback Kids

Forget pulling a rabbit out of a hat, the Gaffney High baseball team is perfecting another magic trick by making opponents' leads disappear. More...

Indians on course for state golf title

The Gaffney golf team is back in a familiar spot - the state Class 4A tournament. More...

BRIEFS

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

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Jim Crow Liberalism

Having lost both houses of Congress and the White House in two straight elections, Republicans are going through an identity crisis, its leaders holding town hall meetings to "listen" to the people. "What should we focus on? More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here (left to right) are Abbey Johnson, Kent Sellars, Mayte Sellars, Carmen Fauce and Alex Sellars (in front) reading The Gaffney Ledger while visiting the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., during spring break. More...

OUR VIEW

There is not one valid reason to sell Mayberry Park

Gaffney City Council voted 4-3 last week to sell the cityowned Mayberry Park. Mayor Henry Jolly, councilmen Wayne Ramsey, Boone Peeler and Dennis Ramsey approved selling the 2.1-acre tract near the intersection of Hwy. 29 and Hwy. More...

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