October 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Baptist church choir voices, country ham breakfast forever bind war buddies

A reunion of sorts was held in Gaffney recently.  Three of the attendees had close personal relationships that developed in the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam. More...

LifeStyles

Dogs rule

Kirby Memorial Baptist Church sponsored its fifth annual dog show on Saturday, Oct. 1, with more than 100 canines participating in various events. More...

GWU Fishing Club hosts pro angler Arey

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Gardner-Webb University Fishing Club will host Matt Arey, a native of Shelby and professional fisherman in the Forrest L. Wood Outdoors Fishing Tournament Series, on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

MOW volunteer banquet   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

J.W. Proctor

James William “J.W.” Proctor, 69, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J. He was born Aug. 12, 1942, to the late Roosevelt and Maybell Allen Proctor in Cleveland County, N.C.  More...

Alberta“Bertie” James

Alberta McCraw James, 81, of 189 Maddox Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Spartanburg Restorative Care.  More...

Henry Hopper

Henry M. Hopper Sr., 65, of 6012 Leo Drive, Shelby, N.C., died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby.  More...

Other News

HEAD OF THE CLASS

A PROFILE OF SCHOOLS IN CHEROKEE COUNTY

SCHOOL HISTORY: Limestone- Central Elementary School opened in August of 1998. Previously, students attended separate schools at Limestone Elementary and Central Elementary. More...

Judge rules lawsuit against sheriff’s office will proceed

A Circuit Court judge has denied a request to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Gaffney High senior earns distinction of being Shrine Bowl correspondent

Gaffney High School senior Gettys Brannon will serve as Shrine Bowl student correspondent this year for the state’s premier high school all-star football game.  More...

It’s a good thing the car wasn’t parked in it

An entire carport was reported stolen recently from the 500 block of State Line Road.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, someone removed an 18- foot by 30-foot metal carport from a property between 9 a.m. Sept. 20 and 10 a.m. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

* More than $2,300 in theft losses were reported after someone stole an air conditioning unit and copper from underneath a Cowpens Pacolet Highway home.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the air conditioning unit and copp More...

GOP holding ‘Stump & Stew’ October 24

The Cherokee County Republican Party and Republican Women’s Club is hosting a “Presidential Candidate Stump and Stew” on October 24 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Trustees to consider hiring ass’t principal

Grassy Pond Elementary could get an assistant principal if school trustees approve a new position at Monday’s school board meeting.  More...

Sports

Indians roll over Clover

Rule No. 1 when facing the Gaffney Indians: Try to contain quarterback Joey Copeland and wide receiver Quinshad Davis.  Rule No. 2: Refer back to Rule No. 1.  More...

Ellis throws pair ofTD passes in Indians’win

Greg Ellis connnected with Devin Teague for two touchdowns and Jalen Sims rushed for a touchdown and returned a punt for a touchdown to help the Gaffney ninth-grade football team to a 49-21 win over Clover on Thursday. More...

Local youth football players in national spotlight on ESPN2

The national spotlight will be shining on some local little league football players.  The Crescent Hill Eagles, made up of eight players and two coaches from the Gaffney area, will play undefeated C.C. Woodson at Wofford on Wednesday at 7 p.m. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Christians must have great energy for God

Freedom of religion has long been the foundation stone of America. It was the desire that motivated the first settlers to take great risks and endure horrible circumstances to gain a new land and life.  More...

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS

The next time you go out of town, take a copy of The Gaffney Ledger along and snap a photo of yourself and/or your group reading it so we can use it in our “Readers On The Road” feature. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

My pepth decerption could be out of whack

I’ve noticed a lot of those spooky Halloween places are opening up for the scaring season.  You’ve got your Wompus Woods and your Fear Farm and any number of other sites to visit if you want a hair-raising experience.  More...

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