March 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

LUNAR ECLIPSE WILL OCCUR SATURDAY

Residents of Cherokee County will see a red moon rising after sunset on Saturday, March 3. The event will be a lunar eclipse visible in the eastern half of the USA and parts of all seven continents. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

He's going to strip club for more than coffee

Dear Annie: I usually don't answer my husband's cell phone, but I picked it up while he was working in the garage. A woman said, "Hey, hon, how are ya?" I asked if she wanted to speak to my husband, and she slammed down the phone. More...

McAbee - Aiken vows said Feb. 3

Kayce Leigh McAbee of Gaffney and Jay D. Aiken of Taylors were united in marriage on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at Open Door Baptist Church. Dr. Ronald D. Vaughn officiated the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Smith - Batchler

BLACKSBURG - Greg and Donna Smith announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Dawn, to Joshua Colt Batchler of Gaffney, son of John and Terri Dorshimer and the late Drayton "Zippy" Batchler. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John Elmore

Retired from Cherokee Finishing

John Wade Elmore, 62, of 155 Farview Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Sandra Butler

Homemaker

Sandra Ann Herrin Butler, 54, of 187 Eastview Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at her residence. More...

Ruth M. Wilson

Blacksburg native

Ruth Moore Wilson, 103, of 223 Tiffany Park, formerly of the Buffalo Community of Blacksburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Lexington High School has new football coach: It's not Phil Strickland

The next head football coach at Lexington High School will be a familiar name to Gaffney fans, but it won't be current Indian coach Phil Strickland. More...

9th grade project bids come in under budget

The Gaffney High ninth grade addition came in $3 million under budget Thursday when bids were opened by building program manager Southern Management. Randolph Builders of Charlotte was the apparent low bidder with a total bid of $7,686,130. More...

SAINTS WIN, SAINTS WIN!-

The Limestone College cheerleaders are all smiles after the mens team defeated Pfeiffer in a CVAC tournament game Wednesday. The Saints play top-seeded Barton today at 6 p.m. at Pfeiffer College. More...

Bond sale could help fund future school district needs

A proposed Cherokee County School District bond sale could cost taxpayers another couple million dollars to help fund a new Gaffney High stadium and technology projects. More...

Local News

MOST CALLS

Grassy Pond Elementary Project GOAL teacher Charlene Key had the most popular "Roll Call" extension in January with 718 calls. More...

City moves forward with arts project

The city is moving forward with plans for a cultural arts center. More...

Furniture store closing

After opening his own furniture store nearly a year ago, Sammy Taylor said it makes sense now to close it. "I just think that God has led me to this point to close it down," Taylor said. More...

Sports

Big guns missing from GHS soccer team

The game of soccer revolves around knocking the ball past the goalkeeper. The Gaffney High boys' soccer team will have to accomplish that feat this season without its two leading scorers. More...

Saints throttle Falcons

With Andre Coleman ailing with the flu, Terrell Smith, Shawn Poppie and Marq Bell knew they had to make shots for the Limestone Saints. But even they probably wouldn't have thought they would shoot this well. More...

BRIEFS

YMCA hoops results In the Biddyball Division, the Elks (MVP Mason Solmon) played Ace Hardware (MVP Lance Kirby); and Timken (MVP Chase Neal) played Blakely Funeral Home (MVP Matthew Summers). More...

Letters

Why Peachtree Centre should not be sold

Dear Editor: So they want to sell Peachtree Centre nursing home to a private corporation? How many people in Cherokee County have ever dreaded those words related to their own jobs? More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Just wait 'til next year

Clemson football recruiting coordinator Billy Napier and recently hired running backs coach Andre Powell were the speakers Tuesday night at the spring Clemson Club meeting. More...

Political Cartoon

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THEIR VIEW

That stench is coming from the State House

A stench of hypocrisy emanates from the South Carolina House leadership's rationale for refusing to raise our state's lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax. More...

Special Sections

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?