May 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Two arrested after vehicle struck by gunfire

Two men were arrested May 16 following a Gaffney Police Department investigation of a shooting, during which a car was struck by gunfire eight times. More...

Gaffney High student-athlete earns 'full ride' to University of South Carolina

Gaffney High senior Bubba Wright couldn't stop smiling Monday evening as his senior year keeps getting better. More...

LifeStyles

'Military through the Ages' program on Memorial Day weekend at Kings Mountain National Military Park

Kings Mountain National Military Park will have a special program Memorial Day weekend to honor our nation's military. The celebration of Memorial Day began after the Civil War, when the graves of fallen soldiers were decorated with flowers. More...

Library offering two free computer classes

The Cherokee County Public Library is now accepting registrations for its May public computer classes. These one-session classes will be held at the main library, 300 Rutledge Ave., from 1-3 p.m. on the dates listed. More...

Buddy Poppy sale May 22-23

Members of Blacksburg VFW 4941 Post and Ladies' Auxiliary will have their annual Buddy Poppy Drive on May 22-23. The organizations will be distributing Buddy Poppies at several locations in and around Blacksburg. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Terri Jensen

SPARTANBURG - Terri Lynn Jensen, 49, of 20 Olney Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 18, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a 10-year courageous battle with cancer. More...

Audrey C. Foster

Audrey Carrol Foster, 55, of 1629 W. Buford St., died Friday, May 15, 2009, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Melvin Humphries

Melvin Humphries, 80, of 1551 Overbrook Drive, Lot 42, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Brookview Healthcare. More...

Shooting victim indicted

A 25-year-old Gaffney man who suffered gunshot wounds to his arm and leg during a March 13 shooting that left another man dead now faces the same murder charge as the man who allegedly pulled the trigger. More...

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CELEBRATORY BARBECUE — Your Best Body customers received their one free pass from diet plans Monday at a customer appreciation day the fitness center held to celebrate its 19th anniversary. More...

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BE ALL YOU CAN BE — Gaffney High School student Jairo Maldonado celebrates after reaching the top of a rock climbing wall provided by the S.C. National Guard for Friday's prom bash. More...

Sanford vetoes state lawmakers' orders for spending federal stimulus money

Decision makes balancing the budget a much tougher task for school trustees

The Cherokee County School District's efforts to balance the budget got a little tougher Tuesday when Gov. Mark Sanford balked at state lawmakers' orders for spending federal stimulus money. More...

Mathis: Blacksburg, Gaffney may see reduction in C-Fund money

In the face of dwindling state road improvement funds, Cherokee County Councilman Charles Mathis said the county would consider reducing its road-paving allotment to the county's two municipalities. More...

Sports

Gaffney downs Wando

The other talented junior pitcher stole the spotlight in game 1 of the Class 4A state championship series on Tuesday. More...

Indians take flight with Wrights

Gaffney High baseball player Bubba Wright sometimes marvels at Michael, his brother, and it has nothing to do with his 6-1 record or that he's only allowed four runs in 31 innings of work. More...

BRIEFS

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

Letters

LETTERS

Responds to letter about magistrate proclamation Dear Editor: Thank you for allowing me to respond to the letter printed in Friday's Ledger titled "Questions why proclamation was presented." The question the writer asked was: why did the S.C. More...

Columns

Don't ask me, I'm on vacation — sort of

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What's your picture of a perfect vacation? A cruise through the Caribbean? A ski trip to Colorado? A few days in a remote mountain cabin? Any beach anywhere? More...

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Amid much bad news, there's good news as well

GUEST COLUMNIST

It seems you can't open a newspaper or turn on the television these days without being bombarded with bad news — news of skyrocketing unemployment, a deep recession, political strife and partisan posturing and finger-pointing in Washington. 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?