June 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Prominent peach grower discovered shot dead in home

Authorities are investigating the death of a local businessman after he was found shot to death at his Cowpens area home. More...

Animals die while shelter controversy still stews

The Cherokee County Humane Society voiced doubt Saturday about resuming adoptions at the animal shelter unless the county relaxes its policies. More...

LifeStyles

McCraw - Cobb vows said June 6

Carmen Patrice McCraw of Gaffney and Christopher Tad Cobb of Blacksburg were united in marriage on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Grassy Pond Baptist Church. The Rev. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She's fed up with supporting a bum

Dear Annie: I have been married five years, and my husband has never wanted to work. I am the sole support for our family. I recently kicked him out and am considering divorce. More...

Miss Hammond, Mr. Wilkins married in May 30 ceremony

Lindsey Marine Hammond of Anderson and Jeffrey Reid Wilkins of Gaffney exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Whitefield Baptist Church in Belton. Dr. Charles Strickland officiated the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joe Vinesett

Harley Joe Vinesett, 82, of 508 Chesnee Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Grace Phillips Vinesett and son of the late B.B. More...

Rosalee J. Price

Rosalee Johnson Price, 97, of 645 Fairview Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Keith Nance

William Keith Nance, 59, of 18 Beltline Courts, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the widower of Jane Nance and son of the late Curtis Nance and Grace Nance. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Code word 'taffeta'

We humans are a funny lot. We have instincts to perform some of the most basic survival tactics. For example, if we're crossing the street and a bus is bearing down on us - why, we'll jump right out of the way. That's instinct. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Dennis (Coon) Hardin reads The Ledger while taking a break at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota. More...

Flames roar back to life 2 weeks after structure burned

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Flames rekindled Monday afternoon a full two weeks after a massive fire gutted an East Robinson Street business in Gaffney. The Gaffney Fire Department responded in full force Monday afternoon when flames rose skyward and smoke began billowing from More...

'We've had a really good peach season'

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A tractor filled with baskets of peaches made its way Friday morning deep into the peach orchards surrounding the Sunny Slope Farms property off Interstate 85. Rows of trees filled with ripe peaches are being picked this summer by a peach picking cr More...

Former coroner dead at 82

Former longtime Cherokee County Coroner Harley Joe Vinesett passed away Saturday at his home. He was 82. More...

Businessman foils burglary

A Stacy Drive businessman not only foiled a burglary but likely found important evidence. More...

Local News

Gaffney Rotary Club installs new officers

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The Gaffney Rotary Club held its year-end meeting Tuesday and celebrated its annual changing of the guard. Assistant District Governor Jim Cook issued the oaths of office to incoming president Dean Painter and the new board of directors and officers. More...

Councilman proposes slashing business license fees in half

Hey, convenience store owners deserve a tax break, too. More...

Photo

ARTS CAMP — Spartanburg's Meg Foster and Justin Addington were special guest instructors on Tuesday at the Limestone College Fine Arts Camp. More...

Sports

Gaffney claims state crown

The Gaffney Mite League all-stars have this state championship thing down pat. For the third year in a row, an all-star team from Gaffney has won the Cal Ripken Mite League state championship for ages 7 and 8. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Lee Gerwick Age: 18 Position: Leftfield School: Broome High School High School Stats: .280 batting average. Hobbies: Fishing, hanging out with my girlfriend Erica. More...

Post 109 outslugs Spartanburg

Post 109 hasn't played its best recently. Fortunately, it didn't need to in order to beat Spartanburg on Friday. More...

Letters

President's plan is chilling, perverse, un-American

Dear Editor: Over the next few months our country will engage in the most significant domestic policy debate in any lifetime. The Obama Administration is pushing a plan to radically alter our health care system. More...

They saw a man in need of help and gave it

Dear Editor: We live in a community full of wonderful people. Sometimes we forget how great our neighbors are until something happens that shows just how important they can be. My father has Alzheimer's Disease. 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?