May 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Bikers hit the road to raise money for fight against cancer

A motivational speech was not necessary for Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller as he stood before hundreds of bike enthusiasts crammed into the Broad River Electric Cooperative auditorium Saturday morning.  All were there with a similar purp More...

HUGE RATTLER

That's a rattlesnake this guy is holding — a HUGE rattlesnake. Who is he and how did he kill it? See Page 16. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Wall is bride of Jonny Clay Crocker

Katlyn Breann Wall of Pacolet and Jonny Clay Crocker of Gaffney were united in marriage on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 6 p.m. at Walker Hall in Spartanburg. The Rev. Cliff Phillips officiated the double ring ceremony.  More...

Carolina Debutante Society presents four young women at annual ball

Festivities held May 14 at Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park

The Carolina Debutante Society of Gaffney presented four young women at the 16th annual Presentation Ball on Saturday evening, May, 14, 2011, in the Heritage Grand Ballroom at Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park.  Making their debuts were G More...

BIRTHS

Brooklyn Elizabeth Childers Jessica and Terry Childers of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Elizabeth, on April 25, 2011, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 7 ozs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Janie Putnam

SPARTANBURG – Janie Ruth Marsh Putnam, formerly of Worden Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

Patricia Price

Patricia Stepp Price, 65, of 401 Elm St., passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late Jesse James Stepp and Pauline Hunsinger Stepp. Mrs. More...

Evelyn Blanton

Evelyn Smith Blanton, 83, of 168 Blanton Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 13, 2011 at her residence.  More...

Other News

Gaffney High laden with leaders

Gaffney High School will be well represented with 10 students selected to attend the Palmetto Boys and Girls State leadership programs this summer.  This year’s Boys State program will be held June 12-18 at Anderson University while Girls More...

YOUNG SCHOLARS

Overall, a record 50 middle school students in Cherokee County were named junior scholars this year. More...

Hamrick enlightens international audience in Toronto

Overall, a record 50 middle school students in Cherokee County were named junior scholars this year. More...

Duke's nuke

South Carolina regulators heard testimony from the public Monday as they consider whether Duke Energy should continue to spend money to keep its nuclear options open. See full story in Wednesday's print edition. More...

Festival will likely get largest A-Tax check

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Staff Writer larry@gaffneyledger.com

As usual, the South Carolina Peach Festival would receive the biggest cut according to the Gaffney Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee’s recommendations on how city officials should dole out the city’s A-Tax revenue.  This year, th More...

Mail carriers in Gaffney pick up 16,000 pounds of donated food items

Rarely does such a small package mean so much.  A mail route, so familiar to Gaffney mail carrier Alan Smith, became quite the treasure trove as area residents’ generosity was displayed in the presence of bags containing canned goods and o More...

Local News

Mulvaney wants to meet you

U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Broad River Electric Auditorium in Gaffney. More...

Proposed county budget full of ‘nos’

‘No’ will be the operative word today when Cherokee County Council considers first reading of its proposed $19 million fiscal year 2010-2011 budget.  In short, the proposed budget has no tax hikes, no salary increases, no plans to ad More...

POLICE REPORTS

A motorcycle stolen from an Adams Acres, Blacksburg, property was found not far away with its ignition stripped out.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the motorcycle was stolen from the 100 block between 11:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Track and field state championships

Fair, Martin show promising futures

To be the best, learn from the best.  That’s what Gaffney’s Leah Fair and Blacksburg High’s Amelia Martin did on Saturday at the state track and field championship.  Fair, a sophomore, finished second in the 200-meters and More...

Coach likes what he sees

Gaffney enters final days of spring practice sessions

Gaffney High football coach Dan Jones has spent the past two weeks of spring practice looking through a microscope, viewing the Indians’ offense and defense one slide at a time.  Under that close scrutiny, the Indians have struggled incorp More...

Blacksburg to move up to Class AA in 2012 under realignment plan

It’s back to the future for Blacksburg High School.  Blacksburg will move up to Class 2A under the South Carolina School League realignment that will take effect for the 2012-13 school year.  As expected, Gaffney will remain in Class More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Learning from an “A-ha!” moment

With the daring raid by the Navy SEALS and the taking out of Osama bin Laden, recent news has been focused on the White House. This caused me to think about one of my “A-ha! Moments” from 37 years ago. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Fangs for the memories

Did y’all read the front page today?  Holy buckets! Giant rattlesnakes and bugs all over the place. More...

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