June 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge denies bond for man shot during March incident

Seated in a wheelchair for his Friday morning hearing in Cherokee County General Sessions Court, 25-year-old Ronald Eric Lipscomb still is recovering from the effects of gunshot wounds he suffered during a March 13 incident that left another man de More...

LifeStyles

Summer Vacation Reading programs begin June 8 at Gaffney and Blacksburg libraries

Be Creative @ Your Library and Express Yourself @ Your Library

Children and teens can participate in the free 2009 "Be CREATIVE @ YOUR LIBRARY" and "EXPRESS YOURSELF @ YOUR LIBRARY" Summer Vacation Reading programs at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney, the Blacksburg Library and the various bookmob More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

His attraction to men not likely to disappear

Dear Annie: My husband, "Jonas," and I own a small antique store that we have successfully operated for five years. We have no kids and have always been very close. However, for the past two months our love life has been a little rocky. More...

Top 10 ways to keep pets safe this summer

Memorial Day Weekend signaled the unofficial start of summer and that means it's time to start thinking about how the warm weather will impact pets. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leo Welchel

Retired from civil service after 30 years at Shaw Field

Leo Walter Welchel, 85, a resident of Magnolias of Gaffney, formerly of 439 S. Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Magnolias of Gaffney. More...

Vera Ross

Retired from T&S Mills in Blacksburg

BLACKSBURG - Vera Corry Foster Ross, 84, of 784 Old Chester Road, widow of Floyd Ross Jr., passed away Friday, May 29, 2009, at Brookview Health- care Center in Gaffney. More...

Azalee Littlejohn

Retired from Mullinax of Gaffney

Azalee Terrill Little- john, 88, of 116 Lincoln Drive, widow of the late Ruben Terrill and the Rev. J.H. Littlejohn, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009, at 9:08 a.m. at her residence. More...

Man charged after woman found stabbed

A 40-year-old Gaffney man was charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct and assault and battery with intent to kill Friday after City of Gaffney police officers found a battered and stabbed woman lying in front of a Victoria Lane home. More...

New technology takes the 'yecch' out of gooey dental procedure

Advancements in technology seem to be making things easier in every facet of human life, as comfort, safety and convenience have become necessary for businesses to add or retain clients. More...

Local News

WOW! TEBOW!

Ewing Middle student Bradley Wright won a program autographed by University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow in a school auction Thursday. More...

The Census is coming

It's rare that you see headlines about the U.S. Census Bureau, remaining in virtual hibernation for the better part of a decade before beginning its campaign to make sure American families are counted as part of its decennial census. More...

Photo

I LOVE POPCORN, DON'T YOU? — Cousins Noah Leary (left) and Brantley Baldwin take a little time to eat bags of popcorn together Wednesday at the new Chick-fil-A location on Floyd Baker Boulevard. More...

Sports

3 Wildcats made all-region

The Blacksburg High baseball team has two more reasons to feel good about its season. The 14-5 Wildcats, who finished as the district runnersup, were ranked No. 7th in the final poll and placed three players on the all-region team. More...

Post 109 rallies for win

During the high school baseball season, Gaffney staged late-game heroics on its way to a state championship. Nothing has changed during American Legion baseball. More...

BRIEFS

State champs selling T-shirts You can celebrate the 2009 Gaffney High baseball state championship teams by purchasing merchandise today through Wednesday at the school auditorium from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Columns

Don't ask me to help with the dishes

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I have tried to help with house cleaning chores. This has almost always brought near-disastrous results. So I don't attempt it anymore. I mean, it's not like I'm not in favor of being neat and tidy. Au contraire — I am — I really am. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Jerry and Audrey Martin took The Gaffney Ledger with them on a trip to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Pull the plug on this program It's time to pull the plug on Senior Shield, an ill-fated attempt by Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer to create a system to help the state's senior citizens identify reputable businesses that are safe to hire. More...

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