August 31, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Shelter gets new cages

Stray dogs have a nicer place to call home after a $3,000 generous gift from a couple of local animal lovers. Last week, the Cherokee County Humane Society announced it bought new stainless steel cages for the local shelter with the donation. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Flythe, Mr. Kite exchange vows July 25

Jenna Kaye Flythe and Dustin Michael Kite, both of Gaffney, were married Saturday, July 25, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Walker Hall in Spartanburg. The Rev. Sidney Norton performed the ceremony. Mrs. Kite is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. More...

Bell's Palsy is facial paralysis that's not associated with stroke

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Bell's palsy - which causes sudden weakness or paralysis on one half of the face - is not associated with stroke, and most people recover completely. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Keller - Foster

Melodee Alexis Keller and Jonathan Erik Foster will be married on Dec. 12 in Camp-Swofford Chapel at Limestone College. Miss Keller is the daughter of Jane Searcy Doherty of Myrtle Beach and the late Marlon Keller. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James D. Batchler

BLACKSBURG - James Dewey Batchler, 85, 360 Batchler Drive, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at the Regional Hospice Home. Born in Blacksburg, Mr. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The Rippy family took The Gaffney Ledger along on their recent vacation to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Here, pictured on the beach in Ocho Rios are (left to right) Terry, Addie, Savannah, Agusta and Becky. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Tim-b-e-e-e-r-r-r!

My wife decided it was time for some of the red oaks around our house to come down. This occurred to her after one of the red oaks dropped a 100-pound or so limb on the back window of her car, smashing it to pieces. More...

READING CELEBRATION

Granard Middle School student Elizabeth Benson blows up a balloon Friday to race a handmade hovercraft as her classmate Tanner Griffin looks on. It was one of several activities organized by teachers for a summer reading celebration. More...

School gets bug-free bill of health

Blacksburg Elementary School received a clean bill of health Thursday from state health inspectors following a bug problem earlier this month. More...

Local News

Sweetened soft drinks removed from school vending machines

Gaffney High students seeking a sugar high from their favorite soft drink were disappointed when they visited school vending machines after classes began this year. More...

Equipment donated

In the midst of state budget cuts, Gaffney High teacher Donna Howell has tapped into the country's giving spirit to get new science lab equipment. More...

City waiting on county before beginning construction on park

Wait 'til next year is a frequently heard refrain from disenchanted sports fans, but it may be longer than that before city officials begin work on a new city park. More...

Sports

Second-half explosion lifts Cavs over Gaffney

In the past two matchups between Dorman and Gaffney, the defenses allowed a combined two touchdowns. This time, the offenses matched that total midway through the second quarter. And the Dorman offense didn't stop there. More...

'Cats dash(er) by Sabres

A healthy dose of Dasher and good defense was the winning formula Friday for Blacksburg in a 29-7 victory over Southside Christian. More...

Nationally-ranked Saints top Bears

The No. 23-ranked Limestone College men's soccer team opened its season with a convincing 4-1 win over Lenoir-Rhyne on Thursday afternoon at Saints Field. 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?