July 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Anxious moments during analysis of chemical leak

Blacksburg firefighter Cline Gore donned all of his protective gear and carefully collected a sample of a liquid dripping from a tractor-trailer that had stopped at a Blacksburg truck stop Friday. More...

LifeStyles

Summer months bring variety of skin problems

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Summer isn't always fun in the sun. Intense sunlight, hot and humid temperatures, poisonous plants and biting insects can cause a host of skin problems. More...

Magician Alan Smith will present shows July 29 at Gaffney, Blacksburg libraries

Alan Smith will perform feats of magic on Wednesday, July 29, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney and at 2:30 p.m. at the Blacksburg Library. Smith began his magic career in 2002 by performing for family and friends. More...

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CIRCLE CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY - The Vinnie Byers Missionary Circle of Bethel Baptist Church observed its anniversary Sunday, June 28, during the morning worship hour with the missionaries in charge of the services. Dr. J.W. Sanders Sr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harriet Clary

Retired from Oxford Industries

Harriet "Billie" Padget Clary, 86, formerly of 1204 Elmore St., passed away Friday night, July 24, 2009, at Brookview Healthcare Center. Mrs. Clary was the widow of Barney Clanton "June" Clary Jr. More...

Glenn F. Littlejohn

Glenn Foster Littlejohn, 34, of 200 Fort Meade Road, Apt. 702, Laurel, Md., departed this life on July 6, 2009. Son of Glenn Foster and Nell Stephen of Laurel, Md., he was born on Sept. 20, 1974. More...

Rickey B. Coleman

Service for Rickey Bernard Coleman, 49, of 473 Lockhart Lane, Apt. C-4, husband of Mary Leach Coleman, will be held Monday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Revs. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

How I spent my Saturday

"I'm looking for a vacuum cleaner," I told the guy at Lowe's. "What kind of vacuum cleaner?" he asked. "I'm going to go home and clean up my car, so I reckon I need one that's best suited for that particular job," I replied. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Jason Blackwell and wife Annette stopped on the way to Gatlinburg, Tenn., and read The Gaffney Ledger with one of the native Americans on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. More...

Feds file their own charges against accused kidnapper

THE CASE AGAINST CASE

A North Carolina man paroled from a life sentence for murder now faces the possibility of life imprisonment from a federal court after having been charged Friday with four counts of kidnapping under federal law. Prosecutors for the U.S. More...

Victim of fatal accident identified

A person killed in a fiery Sunday morning crash on Sunny Slope Drive was identified Monday afternoon as a 43-year-old Love Springs Road man. More...

Census data shows modest population increases

Both Cherokee County municipalities saw increases in population during the past year, according to estimates recently made available by the U.S. Census Bureau. More...

Local News

Local DCA outreach coordinator loses job

Brandolyn Thomas Pinkston had to organize a rapid response meeting to help 24 of her former workers wade through the unemployment process and hopefully land back on their feet. More...

SCC partners with WIB in offering MSCC course to meet needs of Upstate's automotive suppliers

The Upstate Workforce Investment Board has partnered with Spartanburg Community College to prepare the workforce for the coming needs of the Upstate's automotive suppliers. More...

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PANCAKE PROCEEDS - Larry Vincent, a member of the Gaffney Kiwanis Club, recently presented a check to Terry Dennis, director of Cherokee County Meals on Wheels, who reported to the club members that donations to MOW were down, as with other non-prof More...

Sports

Gaffney bats on fire at regional

The Gaffney state champion Major League all stars sure aren't playing like a team that lost its Southeast Regional opener by double digits. More...

Post 109 well prepared for tourney

It seems like old times for Post 109 in its quest for a state championship. Post 109 will be making its fourth trip to the state tournament in five years. But familiarity doesn't always breed success. More...

B&B Trojans claim tournament crown

DeEdward Burris scored 16 points to lead the B&B Trojans past AZ Hustlers, 61-55, to claim the Division I Cherokee County Summer Youth Basketball tournament championship Friday at B.D. Lee Elementary. More...

Letters

Never been more proud of this community and a group of police officers than during this ordeal

Dear Citizens of Cherokee County: The 10 days from June 27 until the afternoon of July 6, 2009, will be a time that all of us will not soon forget. Tracy Burris brought pain, fear and death to a community that neither asked for nor deserved it. 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?