June 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg could 'dig' new company

A mining company is interested in locating in the Blacksburg area, according to sources familiar with the economic development project. The company, which has yet to be identified, would employ about 50 workers. More...

LifeStyles

Summer 'road show' returns to State Museum

COLUMBIA - So you found an oil painting at an estate sale or finally got interested in the antique silver tea service left to you by great-aunt Mildred, and you want to find out more. More...

Miss Robertson, Mr. Broome wed May 30

Martha Michele Robertson and Jeremy Brooks Broome exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at New Harvest Church of God. Pastor Robert Wells officiated the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is

Dear Annie: I recently lost my job of 13 years. While checking out various employment listings, I came across a work-at-home position. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Will DeCamp Sossamon Hartzog

Will DeCamp Sossamon Hartzog was at home surrounded by her family in a circle of love as she passed Monday evening, June 22, 2009. She was born April 21, 1924, to Will DeCamp and Frank Wilmore Sossamon. More...

Henry Porter

Henry Rodney Porter, 63, of 111 Bratton Trail, went home to be with the Lord on June 22, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Cherokee County, he was the husband of Nancy Durham Porter and son of the late Guy Sim Porter Sr. More...

Jack Morgan

Jack Morgan of 403 Oak Ridge Road went home to be with the Lord on June 23, 2009 at his home. He was the husband of Martha Morgan. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

Columns

Business friendly? Prove it

Don't you just hate it when someone you don't recognize walks up, calls you by name and then waits for a response? It's almost as if these folks take pleasure in watching people like me suffer the embarrassment of not knowing who they are. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

This photograph was taken at Hotel Portillo in Chile, South America. A group of students from USC Upstate went in May for a study abroad program. Pictured (back row, left to right) are Kayla Moss of Blacksburg, Jamie Mathis and Dr. Angela Hinton. More...

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SCO-MAR FIRE

A 52-year-old Gaffney man was arrested Monday afternoon after he admitted setting fire to the Sco-Mar Textiles Outlet on East Robinson Street last week, according to the Gaffney Police Department. More...

Grand opening of Sadie Mae's restaurant in Gaffney delayed

It was not the news that Denise Ferguson, more commonly known as "Sadie Mae" to local residents, wanted to pass along to customers anticipating the opening of her restaurant on Meadow Street. More...

Local News

Hams gearing up for 24-hour field day event

Local amateur radio operators will be busy "hamming it up" Saturday, June 27, across the airwaves in a 24-hour field day event. Using only emergency power supplies, ham radio operators will camp out Saturday at 2 p.m. More...

Peach Beach advance tickets now on sale

Advance tickets are the only way to see The Catalinas perform at this year's Peach Beach concert. Tickets are now on sale for the Peach Beach concert on Saturday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in the Broad River Electric Co- Op Auditorium. More...

Duke misses out on loan guarantee for nuclear plant

Duke Energy apparently didn't make the short list for federal loan guarantees on nuclear plant construction, but isn't giving up on the possibility. More...

Sports

Local all-stars take center stage

If it's late June, it must be time for the Cal Ripken League all-stars to begin play. The local Mite League all-stars for boys and girls age 7 and 8 will open the state tournament on Thursday at Duncan. More...

Post 109 nips Union, 10-9; stays perfect

It was only natural for Post 109's Corey Crissone to be a bit jittery in his first time on the mound this season. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: John Michaels Age: 18 Position: Right fielder School: Gaffney High High School Stats: .270 batting average. Hobbies: Hanging out with friends. More...

Letters

Thanks for the landscaping work ...

Dear Editor: Grassy Pond Elementary School appreciates the monetary grant and hard work Cliffside Steam Plant Duke Power employees provided to improve the beauty of our campus. More...

... And for the Roll Call feature

Dear Editor: Grassy Pond Elementary School applauds The Gaffney Ledger for the inclusion of School Roll Call. More...

Special Sections

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?