May 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

ATTENTION CANDIDATES, VOTERS

The Gaffney Ledger will publish statements from candidates in the upcoming June 8 primary election on Friday, May 28. Sample ballots also will be published in that edition.   More...

LifeStyles

Miss Cobb, Mr. Thrift exchange vows April 24 at State Line Baptist Church

Katie Leigh Cobb and Jared Lance Thrift were united in marriage on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at State Line Baptist Church. The Revs. Larry Fleming and Chris Showen conducted the double ring ceremony at 10 a.m.   More...

Southern Exposure’s 30th anniversary exhibit begins May 20 in Spartanburg

2 Gaffney artists have works on display

SPARTANBURG – Southern Exposure, an upstate artists’ organization, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special exhibit in the Spartanburg Art Museum, housed in the Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E. St. John St.   More...

Journey School students perform Friday evening

Journey School of the Arts will provide an evening of entertainment Friday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Gaffney Little Theatre on East Robinson Street.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Haskel Sexton

MOORE – Haskel Sexton, 77, of 656 Hwy. 417, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.   Born June 26, 1932, in Colson, Ky., he was the son of the late William I. and Nancey Bowling Sexton. More...

Mary Harris

Mary Elizabeth Holland Henry Harris, 83, formerly of 3928 Old Georgia Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Richard McFarland

Richard Baker “Bud” McFarland, 86, of 129 Hopewell Road, Ellenboro, N.C., died Sunday May 16, 2010 at Hospice and Palative Care of Cleveland County.   A native of Rutherford County, N.C., he was born Oct. More...

National News

Spratt’s memory questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Republican Congressional Committee issued a statement Monday saying Rep. John Spratt of South Carolina, who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, is losing his memory.   More...

New grocery store ready for business

Local residents heading out to do grocery shopping will have one more store from which to choose. More...

Simultaneous house fires a half mile apart keep fire departments hopping

Members of the Cherokee County Fire Investigation Team spent most of Monday sifting through the rubble of two Blacksburg homes trying to discover how two blazes, just a half mile apart, started Sunday evening during a heavy thunderstorm.   More...

Local News

Water service to be extended into Bear Creek area

County council awarded a $332,955 contract Monday to extend public water service into the Bear Creek area in Blacksburg.   Site Concepts, a Florida company, submitted the low bid for the Bear Creek water project. More...

Debris dumpers causing problems in Blacksburg

Blacksburg town official Darren Janesky said the volume of phone calls received at his home was “like he had never witnessed before.”   Driven to action by town residents angered by the dumping of old televisions, furniture and oth More...

‘A DREAM COME TRUE’

Scholarship will enable GHS graduate to attend Wofford

Megan Tyler has carried a heart for community service while exploring an interest in science at Gaffney High School. More...

Sports

ONE GOAL : Survive and advance

A national championship appearance will be on the line when Limestone plays top ranked Le Moyne in the semifinals Saturday at 1 p.m. in Syracuse.   More...

Smith takes gold; signs with Citadel

With a single leap, Denard Smith became a state track champion Saturday in front of his future coaches at The Citadel. More...

BRIEFS

UAB men's assistant joins Clemson's women's staff   A former Alabama-Birmingham men's assistant has joined the staff of Clemson women's basketball coach Itoro Umoh Coleman. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A new generation launches the next phase of their lives

Graduation from either high school or college is an exciting time for students and their parents. More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Is the war coming home?

Faisal Shahzad sought to massacre scores of fellow Americans in Times Square with a bomb made of M-88 firecrackers, nonexplosive fertilizer, gasoline and alarm clocks.   Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to blow up a U.S. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Chris Jefferies is shown here with The Ledger while in Chicago where he received his ITIL Computer Certification. More...

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