May 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Auto dealership survives Chrysler cut; awaits word on future with GM

A local dealership with more than two decades of roots in the community survived a major cut Thursday in the midst of a massive corporate housecleaning effort by Chrysler in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. More...

LifeStyles

AAUW honors local seniors

3 presented awards for achievements, community service

The Gaffney Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) held its annual awards banquet on April 13 at Carson Farm. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

This mom should stick to her guns

Dear Annie: Until three months ago, he was the best son a mother could ask for. He's captain of the varsity baseball and golf teams, band officer, top 10 in his class, you name it. More...

Rose Hill Plantation to host heirloom gardening program

UNION - Rose Hill Plantation was more than just a large producer of cash crops in the Upstate. The people living and working there had to eat too, so kitchen gardens were a significant component of plantation life. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Benjamin F. Moore Jr.

Funeral services for Benjamin Franklyn Moore Jr. were conducted Saturday, May 16, at 1 p.m. at Savannah Grove Baptist Church, Effingham. Burial followed in Sunset Memory Gardens. Mr. More...

Lurline A. Dawkins

Lurline Albert Dawkins, 85, of Magnolia Manor, 375 Serpentine Drive, Spartanburg, widow of Roosevelt Dawkins Sr., passed away Friday, May 15, 2009, at 7:30 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. More...

Man's body discovered under vehicle

A Spartanburg man was apparently run over as he was trying to make repairs to a vehicle near the Spartanburg- Cherokee county line early Saturday. More...

Pay raises not likely for city's workers

City employees likely will be the latest to feel the economic pinch. More...

County facing $700,000 shortfall

Cherokee County Council is scheduled to consider first reading of its budget proposal today at 5 p.m. at the county administration building. But it will likely put off any hard decisions on the spending plan until later readings. More...

TARGET ACQUIRED

Gaffney High School junior Chandler Petty gets a chance to see things from the perspective of a soldier during Friday's prom bash as members of the S.C. More...

Local News

Photo

GO IN BALL ... — Alan McEntire (right) and teammates Clay Vinesett, Wade Harden and Brad Wilkins look on as McEntire's putt attempt approaches the cup during Friday's annual Meals on Wheels golf tournament. More...

Trustees to discuss new, stricter cell phone policy for students

Cherokee County students could face tougher restrictions in how cell phones can be used on campus next year. More...

District looking at budget options

Deficit for Cherokee County schools ranges from $354,000 to $3 million

Federal stimulus money could determine what options the Cherokee County School District uses to deal with large deficits in next year's budget. More...

Sports

Gaffney speedster golden at state meet

Instead of sulking, Joe Craig got mad - and got a gold medal at the Class 4A track championship at Lower Richland High School on Saturday. More...

Lady Indians advance to state championship

There will be a new softball state champion in Class 4A. And the Gaffney High Lady Indians are the reason. More...

Wando, tough out for Indians

It doesn't get any easier for the Gaffney High baseball team. More...

Columns

There's a perfectly good sidewalk right there

LEDGER COLUMNIST

So I had been sort of lax over the past few months about the exercise thing. I don't like to exercise. It's boring, it makes me tired and it takes time away from my two other favorite pastimes — eating and watching television. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Matthew, Austin, and Katelyn Mayfield read The Ledger while on a recent trip to Disney World and Universal with their parents Thomas and Angela Mayfield. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Sanford puts his ideology above the needs of the people he serves

Mark Sanford may have humanitarian feelings, but the South Carolina governor is not revealing any concern for the people he supposedly serves. ... More...

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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?