September 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Logging truck towing defective trailer blamed for rash of fires

Labor Day was anything but restful for some Cherokee County volunteer firefighters and the South Carolina Forestry Commission. More...

LifeStyles

57th Littlejohn reunion returns to original home

Mulberry Chapel Church setting for annual gathering

The 57th annual Littlejohn family reunion will take place Sunday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m., but will find this year's setting a little different than the past. More...

Loftis celebrates 93rd birthday

Minnie B. Loftis celebrated her 93rd birthday with her family on Sept. 6, 2009. Mrs. Loftis was born in Cherokee County and has resided here all of her life. Her family were charter members of Goucher Baptist Church, where she is also a member. More...

Blacksburg ARP Church honors Rowes for 20 years of service

Dr. David L. Rowe, pastor, and his wife, Amanda, were recognized and honored on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, for 20 years of ministry to Blacksburg Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The Rowes' ministry began Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ken Callahan

Kenneth Wayne Callahan, 55, of 107 Indian Hill St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at his home. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of Delores Smalley Callahan of Gaffney and the late Richard Callahan. More...

Ruth W. McCluney

Ruth Wilkins McCluney of 106 Camellia Circle, widow of David McCluney, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at 11:35 p.m. at Peachtree Centre. More...

Janaiya Esan Bailey

Baby Girl Janaiya Esan Bailey of 203 Oak St. passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at 4:37 a.m. in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Daughter of Jessica Bullock of the home and Lindon Bailey of Gaffney, she was a born Sept. 5, 2009, in Gaffney. More...

Teen chokes to death

The life of a promising 16- year-old Spartanburg High School Student, who's being remembered for his athleticism and his faith, was cut short Sunday evening when he choked to death on food. More...

SHOW ME THE MONEY!

What's the best way to top off a weekend of watching football? Besides having your favorite team win, of course? Why, collecting some dough for your prognostication expertise, that's what. More...

Local News

Group dedicated to reaffirming America's Christian heritage

Cherokee Cares plans rally for 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at First Baptist Church of Gaffney

It only takes a spark to start a fire. Such was the case when our nation's forefathers decided to break ties with Great Britain and create their own nation whose foundation was built upon God's Word. More...

County council race getting crowded

Thomas Moss is a staunch supporter of small business. That stands to reason since he has owned and operated a small trucking company and a restaurant as well as making a living as a farmer. More...

City won't ban smoking in vehicles

The latest move to ban lighting up in city-owned cars has gone up in smoke. More...

Sports

O-Line finds groove with new players

There's been an offensive line sighting. The Gaffney offensive line, which struggled with missed assignments against Dorman in the opener, made its presence felt in the team's come-from-behind win over Greenville this past Friday. More...

Second-half performance is a confidence-builder for 'Cats

Blacksburg coach Mickey Moss didn't need to dissect the game film to determine the reason for his team's loss to Indian Land. "We just didn't play very well," Moss said. More...

Long guides top-ranked Bulldogs to win

Gaffney's Malcolm Long wasn't on the field for the conclusion of South Carolina State's game with Grambling State in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Sunday at the Citrus Bowl. But he sure made an impact when he was. More...

Columns

Please call if you know where Roland can be found

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I'm not as soft-hearted about pets as my wife, but I do know what it feels like to lose one. The following is a letter I received a couple of weeks ago. We have been running an ad about Roland, but he hasn't been found. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

On your next trip out of town, or tour of duty, take a copy of The Ledger along and send a picture of yourself or your group reading the paper to: cody@gaffneyledger.com. More...

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