July 31, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Superintendent's deal compares favorably with Spartanburg districts

The compensation package for Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Bill James compares favorably with similar contracts given superintendents in the seven Spartanburg school districts. More...

LifeStyles

Jeter awarded 2009 Small Fry scholarship

Elliott R. Jeter was awarded the 2009 Small Fry Foundation scholarship at a dinner held in his honor on July 27 at the Aegean Restaurant. More...

John and Anna Timmerman celebrate 50th anniversary

John and Anna Timmerman of Edgefield are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. Mr. and Mrs. Timmerman, who lived in Gaffney for more than 20 years, were married at Harmony United Methodist Church in Johnston on July 31, 1959. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins married 25 years

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hawkins recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Their children treated them to a trip to the North Carolina mountains and a visit to the Biltmore House in Asheville. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Evelyn Thomas

Evelyn Vinesett Thomas, 86, of 933 N. Granard St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Mrs. Thomas was the widow of Clyde P. Thomas Sr. More...

Betty Jo Sanlin

Betty Jo Dillingham Sanlin, 76, formerly of 161 Northey St., passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Brookview Healthcare. Born in Rutherford County, N.C., Mrs. More...

Raymond A. Austin

COWPENS - Services for Raymond Anthony Austin, 43, of 759 Love Spring Road, husband of Yolanda Corry Austin, will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. C. Dennis Rector, Dr. Larry J. More...

Columns

Conclusion: Late-night TV watchers must be lonely

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Did you ever really take notice of the commercials while you're watching television? More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured here is Edward Gault with The Gaffney Ledger during the liftoff of the space shuttle Endeavour (in the background). The photo was taken by Edward's wife, Kay, from the back yard of their home in Florida. More...

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Officials considering former Ruby Tuesday site

CHIEFS, WINGS AND FIREWATER

A popular Upstate dining spot has expressed an interest in locating a restaurant in Gaffney. More...

27 school district employees are paid more than $80,000

(NOTE: A COMPLETE LIST of school district personnel salaries (in alphabetical order) appears at the end of this story.)

With few exceptions, Cherokee County school administrators will see little change in their salaries this school year. Superintendent Dr. Bill James is one of four administrators earning more than $100,000 during the 2009-2010 school year. More...

Fire truck damage assessed

The Blacksburg Volunteer Fire Department was still awaiting word Thursday on the extent of damage to its Squad 91 rescue truck in the wake of a Tuesday night accident. More...

Local News

Four graduate from nonprofit academy

It takes a special person to want to serve someone they only met moments before. More...

MILITARY

Completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Tremina D. Littlejohn, daughter of Benjamina Littlejohn and Trellis Littlejohn, both of Gaffney, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

POLICE REPORT

More than $5,000 in property was reported stolen following a burglary on Bridges Road. According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, someone gained entry to a shop, a camper and a 2004 Toyota pickup in the 1100 block between 2 a.m. More...

Sports

Indians must fill hole along defensive line

Longtime Gaffney High defensive coordinator Dan Jones doesn't hesitate when responding to the question about his biggest worry this season. "Defensive line is the biggest concern. More...

BRIEFS

Gaffney Middle practice Aug. 10 Gaffney Middle School will begin football practice on Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. Players will need to wear tennis shoes, T-shirt and shorts and bring a completed physical form. More...

Florence dumps Post 109

For top-seeded Florence, it was just another win. For Gaffney Post 109, it was a game to forget. More...

Letters

The respect was enormous and the outpouring of love and support was tremendous

Dear Editor: During a time when it was not safe, especially in Cherokee County, to stop and help someone on the side of the road in distress, many people stopped to help. 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?