May 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Defendant claims he was victim

A Cherokee County jury is being asked to decide if an Asheville, N.C., man attempted to rob a Blacksburg gas station or whether he was a victim himself. More...

LifeStyles

Four men presented Crosses of Military Service by UDC

The Moses Wood Chapter No. 469 United Daughters of the Confederacy chose its last meeting of the year to honor four men who served in our nation's military. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

You can't force someone to love you

Dear Annie: I am a confused and stressed-out 28-year-old pregnant woman. I have been with my boyfriend for almost a year. Although we have an awesome relationship, since my pregnancy, he hasn't told me he loves me or even insinuated that he does. More...

L'Etoile Club completes two community service projects; donates $2,350 to charities

The L'Etoile Club, a community service organization established in 1954, is comprised of 24 girls: six sophomores, eight juniors and 10 seniors. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Era Earls

Era Mae Jolly Earls, 85, of 411 Chatham Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 25, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of C.M. Earls and daughter of the late W.C. More...

Billy Allen

Billy Junior Allen, 78, of 324 Fairview Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care. More...

Willie L. Galmon

Willie Lee Galmon, 71, died Sunday night, May 24, 2009, in Hunter Wood Rehabilitation Center, Charlotte, N.C. Born in Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Abegi and Lester Locket. She was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. More...

Columns

New technology doesn't have me all a-twitter

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Do you ever feel as if you're being left behind? I'm not talking about the "Left Behind" book series that deals with the 'end times.' What I'm talking about probably doesn't concern anyone under 30 and a lot of you over that age. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Lindsey and Andrew Ellis took a copy of the Gaffney Ledger with them on a trip to Isle of Palms in May. They are the children of Stephen and Beth Ellis. More...

Offer to buy sports field withdrawn

Saying he had no intention to eliminate any recreational facilities for the city's youth, local businessman Charles Fowler withdrew his offer to purchase Mayberry Park. More...

HOMETOWN HERO

Sgt. Frank Charles Thayer, holding his 2-year-old daughter Lucy Carolyne Thayer in his arms, was inducted Monday into the Cherokee County Hall of Bravery during Memorial Day services in Gaffney. More...

Local News

'Plow Day' set for June 6

During a "Plow Day" on June 6, county residents can step back in time and see how their ancestors once worked the land. The free event will be held from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Twin Lakes Road. More...

New VA officer to start July 1

Todd Humphries will not be starting his new job as Veterans Affairs Officer earlier than expected. More...

OUTSTANDING —

Carlton Bridges received the first Adopt-A-Highway Recycling Initiative Award for his involvement with recycling in the Adopt-AHighway program. More...

Sports

Indians have bags packed

GHS to play in Xmas tourney at Dorman

The 2009 state runners-up Gaffney High boys basketball team will be doing a lot of packing and unpacking next month. After a few days designated for skill development, the Indians will participate in five team camps this summer. More...

BRIEFS

State champs selling T-shirts You can celebrate the 2009 Gaffney High softball and baseball state championship teams be pre-ordering merchandise this week at the school. The softball team will be selling T-shirts for $10. More...

SCHEDULE

Today American Legion Baseball Shelby at Post 109. 7 p.m. Post 109 Jr. Team at Chester. 7 p.m. More...

Letters

What a beautiful transformation

Dear Editor: I read in the paper about the gift to JV Martin Jr. High School in Dillon and the deserved kudos to Ty'Sheoma Bethea, who wrote to President Obama about her school. More...

You helped make it a positive experience

Dear Editor: Thank you for your contribution to the Cherokee County Track and Field games. We were able to provide this opportunity for our athletes because of the support from the community and the Cherokee County School District. More...

Thanks for helping with the pottery show

Dear Editor: Once again the historic mustering ground at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum is quiet. The Potters who had gathered for their annual show and sale have gone and plans for the next event are under way. 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?