August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Gaffney officers intensify patrols, write more tickets

It's not hard to spot city police cruisers sitting on hightraffic roads like Floyd Baker Boulevard, O'Neal Street and East Frederick Street, looking for speeders. And they have no trouble finding them. More...

LifeStyles

Central School alumni to gather October 10 for festive reunion

'Nightcrawlers' will provide music during the afternoon

Cherokee County History and Arts Museum is sponsoring a Central School Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The reunion will be at the museum, 301 College Drive, the site of the school from 1958-1998. More...

Couple married Aug. 12

Linda L. Wilson of Gaffney and DR Mullins of West Melbourne, Fla., were married in a double ring ceremony at the Inman home of Michael and Mandy Shaw on Aug. 12, 2009. More...

Sorority holds executive session, beginning meeting on August 17

Xi Alpha Delta chapter of Beta Sigma held an executive meeting Monday. Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. at the home of Shirley Addis. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brian R. Linder

SHELBY, N.C. - Brian Russell Linder, 35, of Shelby, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, in Kings Mountain, N.C., as the result of a motor vehicle accident. More...

Jimmy Moore

SPARTANBURG - James "Jimmy" Gaylon Moore Jr., 35, of 821 Patterson Road, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009. Jimmy was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Dec. 28, 1973, to the late James Gaylon Moore Sr. and Wanda Blankenship Moore Vernon. More...

John Crafton Timmerman III

John Crafton Timmerman III (Crafton), 46, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Crafton was the beloved son of John and Anna Timmerman. More...

Columns

What's making that incessant noise?

LEDGER COLUMNIST

What little, annoying thing is it that really gets to you? For instance, there is a knocking sound in the passenger door of my wife's car. It drives me nuts every time I ride in her car. "How do you stand that noise?" I ask. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

This group of local residents traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., recently where they read The Ledger before attending a Black Bear Jamboree show. Pictured are (back row) Dylan Gay, Joe Dean Holcomb, Josh Gay, Donna Gay and Carolyn Holcomb. More...

FATAL FIRE

Community shocked, saddened by death of beloved school district employee

Neighbors in the tightly knit Canterbury neighborhood stood watch in simultaneous hope and shock late Monday as Gaffney firefighters raced to pull a woman from her burning home. More...

Accident takes life of educator

An aspiring pro wrestler, former Cherokee County educator Brian Linder was a big kid at heart with a passion for helping underprivileged kids in the community. Linder, 35, was killed in a truck accident on Aug. 23 at 2:45 a.m. More...

Local News

Spartanburg Community College names new president

Spartanburg Community College has chosen veteran Ohio college administrator Dr. Para Jones to become its new president. More...

Woman found after lengthy search

One by one, area firefighters and Cherokee County sheriff's deputies emerged from the thick woods along Little Hope Road on Monday afternoon, most covered with leaves, pollen or the occasional cobweb, many of them bleeding from cuts and scrapes, an More...

Lt. Gov. Bauer says focus should be jobs, jobs, jobs

Imagine Gaffney Police officers and Cherokee County deputies driving BMW police cruisers. Or how about every government-owned vehicle in South Carolina riding on Michelin tires. Neither would be a luxury as far as Lt. Gov. More...

Sports

Strickland released by Jacksonville after injury

Andy Strickland was expecting to receive treatment on his injured back at the Jacksonville Jaguars training complex on Tuesday. Instead, he was driving down Limestone Street to a 3:30 p.m. appointment with Gaffney physical therapist Joe McKowen. More...

Talent equal to elite teams

Gaffney coach Phil Strickland firmly believes his Indians have the talent to compete with anybody in the state. Friday would be a good time to prove it. More...

Gaffney athletic trainer back on the sidelines but her pockets are empty

Mary McDaniel will be the athletic trainer Friday night when Gaffney High opens the football season against Dorman. McDaniel has been the trainer for all Gaffney High sports since she began working with the school district several years ago. More...

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