June 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Park saga prompts verbal jabs

The ongoing Mayberry Park saga prompted a verbal joust between Mayor Henry Jolly and a local youth sports organizer Monday. More...

LifeStyles

Six local youths embark on journey of a lifetime

Students will see 26 states in 30 days on Godparents Youth Organization trip

The road to success can sometimes get a bit rough, as we so often get caught up in the daily grind of life that we forget our original goal. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Mom and Sis weren't looking for trouble but they found it

Dear Annie: Recently, an e-mail correspondence between my mother and sister somehow ended up in my inbox. I can only assume it got there by mistake because it was full of criticism and hurtful comments about my family. More...

Special programs planned for teens at libraries

Area teens are invited to "Express Yourself @ Your Library" this summer by participating in the Cherokee County Public Library's teen summer reading program from June 8 until Aug. 8. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tommy Bolin

Retired from U.S. Air Force

Tommy Lee (Chico) Bolin, 58, of Shalimar, Fla., passed away April 26, 2009, at Fort Walton Beach, Fla. More...

Thomas McGill Sr.

Retired from Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.

Thomas S. McGill Sr., 81, formerly of Gastonia, N.C., died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1927, in Cherokee County, he was the son of the late Jonathan Boyce McGill and Mabel Griffith Mc- Gill. More...

Debbie Ransom

BLACKSBURG - Debbie Jean Hepburn Ransom, 50, of 1085 Caldwell Road, passed away May 29, 2009, at her home. Born in Alpena, Mich., she was the wife of Ray Ransom and daughter of Phyllis Boinky Hepburn of Alpena and the late William Hepburn. More...

Woman involved in May 27 wreck dies

A 92-year-old city woman injured in a May 27 car crash died Monday morning at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Photo

DIPLOMA TIME — (Left) A Blacksburg High graduate looks over his diploma following Tuesday's ceremony in T.A. Campbell Stadium. More...

EMT class gets visit from air medic crew

There was no emergency when a medical helicopter landed Monday on the Spartanburg Community College campus in Gaffney. More...

Local News

City council approves first reading on "lean"budget

Gaffney City Council on Monday gave its approval on first reading to a $10.9 million budget that holds the line on taxes and salaries and that was described by the city administrator as "very, very, very lean." The budget got even more lean when a More...

Field set for July's school board election

The field is set for a special election to be held July 28 to fill the District 6 vacancy on the Cherokee County School Board. More...

Blacksburg man arrested

A 19-year-old Blacksburg man was arrested last Wednesday after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at two teenage girls outside Blacksburg Elementary School. More...

Sports

Indians named state's best

How's this for topping off your senior year. Days after capturing the school's first baseball championship, Gaffney's McCrae Norton was named as the High School Sports Report Class 4A Player of the Year. More...

Post 109 faces old rival

Post 109 staff gets boost with GHS ace Tyler Wilson

Post 109 was facing a pitching shortage. Until this week. Gaffney High pitcher Tyler Wilson has joined the Post 109 staff. Wilson should make an immediate impact. More...

Saints add talented recruits

Limestone College men's basketball coach Brandon Scott has announced that Joe Raga, James Barton and Kenny Fluellen, Jr. will be joining the Saints for the 2009-10 season. All three of the newcomers are freshman. More...

Columns

Water, water everywhere

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Water is essential to life and a clean, safe supply of it is one of the main ingredients in the recipe for a high quality of life. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

These faithful Gaffney Ledger readers took the paper along during a Memorial Day weekend trip to Lake Greenwood. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Calling all Palmettovores

The S.C. Department of Agriculture is hard at work to increase the understanding of why it's better to eat local and how doing this helps our farmers. In May, we launched another phase of our Certified SC Grown campaign, called Palmettovore. More...

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