June 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

More than 1,700 appeal assessments

Cherokee County Tax Assessor Rob Weaver and his staff have begun to roll up their sleeves and get to work on more than 1,700 property reassessment appeals. More...

LifeStyles

16th annual Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival set for two-day run June 12-13 in Tryon, N.C.

Barbecue teams compete for N.C.barbecue championship

Nestled in a valley in the Blue Ridge mountains, the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival will feature championship-quality barbecue this weekend. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Sis must apologize; brother must forgive

Dear Annie: A few months ago, my daughter got into an argument with her brother. During the course of this very heated disagreement, my daughter said she never liked his stepson because of something that happened 10 years ago. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Davis - Crooks

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Ramsey of Gaffney announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Ann Davis, to Jacob Sterling Crooks of Seneca, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Crooks of Seneca. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nell Bridges

BLACKSBURG - Nell Frances Byers Bridges, 90, of 291 Bridges Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the widow of J.B. More...

Alex A. Moss

Worked as flotation operator in mining

Alex Augustus Moss, 80, of 227 Wilderness Trail, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Blacksburg, Mr. Moss was the widower of Shirley Ann Foster Moss and son of the late Gus and Dixie Bradshaw Moss. More...

J.D. Moss

Retired from textile industry

James Dewey (J.D.) Moss, 71, of 409 E. Robinson St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 8, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Sylvia Crocker Moss and son of the late Dewey P. More...

Columns

Mr. Fixit can do anything ... ... hey, watch that spring!

LEDGER COLUMNIST

When it comes to 'fixing stuff' as we say around here, I'm not at the top of the class. But I'm getting better. With the change in TV broadcast signals approaching, I bought my wife a new television to replace the old one on the screen porch. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Trent and Mason Solmon with their cousin, Macy Peery, enjoy a day with their grandparents, Rob and Kathy Perrine, at Ober Gatlinburg in Tennessee. More...

BREAKING NEWS - Thursday, June 11, 3 p.m.

Man collapses and dies while being taken into police custody

Investigators are continuing to search for answers after a 31-year-old city man died Wednesday night while being taken into police custody. For the full story, subscribe to the online edition of The Gaffney Ledger or pick up a printed copy Friday. More...

Former trustee arrested

Former Cherokee County School Board member Jamie Martin spent a night at the Cherokee County Detention Center following a Monday afternoon arrest for criminal domestic violence. More...

Burglars are stealing everything up to and including the kitchen sink

No, really ... we're not kidding

It's too soon to say if there's a trend in the reports, or if the reports are an omen of things to come, but the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office was extremely busy over the weekend handling burglary calls. More...

Local News

Photo

EXHIBIT— This ornamental floral arrangement is part of an exhibit put together by the Gaffney Garden Club in city hall. It is one of 30 floral arrangements which will be on display through July 2 in celebration of National Garden Month. More...

District must cover cost of special election

Taxpayers could spend several thousand dollars in a special election next month to replace former Cherokee County school board member Jamie Martin. It cost the school district $9,426 when a state law introduced by state Rep. More...

School district awards 10 scholarships for SAT scores

Ten county high school seniors left school a little richer in intellect and financially following a district SAT scholarship competition this year. The district awarded $500 scholarships for student achievement on the SAT college entrance exam. More...

Sports

Ex-Indian coach joins Vikings

After a season coaching in the lower state, Gaffney native Cameron Brooks is back where he belongs. Brooks has been hired as an assistant by Spartanburg High football coach Freddie Brown. Brooks will coach the Vikings' defensive backs. More...

BRIEFS

Baseball camp June 15-18 The annual Gaffney High Baseball Camp will be from June 15-18 at the Cherokee County Youth Sports Complex. Each session will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. The cost is $60. More...

Pitcher sparks Post 109

Bryon Munsterman followed his coach's instructions and was rewarded for it. More...

Letters

Chamber of Commerce re-emphasizes its role

Dear Editor: The focus of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is to be an active and valuable resource to our business community. More...

They chose Gaffney over locations on the coast

Dear Editor: On May 14-15, the South Carolina Association of Public Library Administrators held its annual retreat. More...

Thanks for support during MS Walk

Dear Editor: Two weekends ago I had the awesome experience of walking in Gaffney for MS. More...

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