March 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber board to vote on director

A man with 35 years of experience in sales and marketing has been tabbed as the county's new Chamber of Commerce executive director. Gene Moorhead, 65, is expected to be approved by the full Chamber board later this week. More...

'I feel sick'

Stomach virus hits Cherokee County

It's bad news, buddy. That's what Alex Ruppe said Tuesday afternoon hours after shaking off the effects of a 24-hour stomach virus which kept him home from work. "I got sick late Sunday afternoon. More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

A caring parent puts child's emotional needs first

Dear Annie: After Hurricane Katrina, my sister and her 13-year-old son moved into my home. I notice that when my sister takes a shower, her son goes into the bathroom and talks to her. I am horrified by this and feel it is wrong. More...

PEACHTREE CELEBRATES MARDI GRAS

Peachtree Centre celebrated Mardi Gras with lots of fun, food and music. The residents had their very own king cake and wore masks that they made. In the top photo (left to right) are Lois Mothershed, A.C. More...

AAUW celebrates 125th year

The Gaffney Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its regular meeting Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Lutheran Church on Floyd Baker Boulevard. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dewey Barnhill

Retired from Kohler Co., currently employed by Alcoa

Dewey Carlton Barnhill, 62, of 3019 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 5, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Dorothy F. Dawkins

Services for Dorothy F. (Big Dot) Dawkins, 67, of M a g n o l i a M a n o r , G a f f n e y, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Miss i o n a r y B a p t i s t Church in C o w p e n s with Dr. C. Dennis Rector and the Revs. More...

Corine Montgomery

Services for Corine Richardson Montgomery, 83, of 812 W. F a i r v i e w Ave., will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at New Mount Zion B a p t i s t Church with Dr. Roger Mason, Dr. Bobby Houze, Dr. J. W. Sanders Sr. and the Rev. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

A Washington cautionary tale

WASHINGTON - The Federal Railroad Administration handed a rare victory to the American taxpayer last week by denying a questionable $2.33 billion loan application by the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern (DM&E) Railroad. More...

Columns

We just don't understand

Men just don't understand some things when it comes to women. Correction. We don't understand a LOT of things when it comes to women. Because the space allotted for this column is limited, I will stick with SOME of the things we don't understand. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

All three incumbents re-elected

Defeated mayoral candidate questions timing of campaign manager's arrest by Blacksburg police

Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue and councilmen Joe Ross and Mike Patterson were each re-elected to their positions in a municipal election on Tuesday. Hogue was elected to his fifth term as mayor over challenger Scott Byars by a vote of 205 to 119. More...

HOOD JUMPER CAUSES WRECK

A Gaffney woman told police a man jumped on the hood of her 1991 Mercury, causing her to wreck down this embankment on Broad Street near Carlisle Street at 8 p.m. Monday, a report at the Gaffney Police Department states. More...

Local News

Red Cross fundraiser will leave a good taste in your mouth

Not only will this year's Taste of Cherokee be almost twice as big as last year, but there will also be plenty of entertainment to enjoy while sampling the feast of food. And it's all for a good cause. More...

READER OF THE WEEK

Name - Jeff Buice Occupation - Broker Family - Wife, Tonya; son, Ryan; parents, Joe and Jeanette Buice Favorite restaurant - Olive Garden Favorite Pastime - Camping and working in the yard What do you like about the Ledger - Weather page (in More...

Gaffney High students view knee replacement surgery

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Frank Phillips gave high school students a rare opportunity Monday to watch an actual surgery. More...

Sports

Bulldogs put clamps on Gaffney

A mix of new players and talented holdovers are giving the Gaffney High baseball team hope for the future. But after Tuesday's 9-3 loss to visiting Boiling Springs, the present doesn't appear very rosy. More...

Ex-Gaffney star leads SMC to tourney win

A former Gaffney standout captured the Upstate Classic - but it wasn't Paul Butler. Butler held the first round lead with a 74, but ex-Gaffney High golfer Kyle Parker shot a 72 on the second day to capture the individual title. More...

Lady Indians improve to 3-0 in region

The Gaffney High softball team remained perfect in the region with a 6-5 win over Boiling Springs on Tuesday. Gaffney stepped out of conference and posted a 10-2 win over visiting York on Monday. More...

Letters

Church members thankful for quick response

Dear Editor: Pleasant Hill Baptist Church members would like to express their deep appreciation to the firefighters and policemen who assisted in containing the fire at our church on Dec. 10, 2006. They were very quick to respond. More...

The life we face next won't be the short one we had here

Dear Editor: We live inside a world that has almost 12 hours of darkness and 12 hours of light. This would be an indication that one-half of our life will be in the darkness of night. Most of us will spend eight hours or more sleeping. More...

Student in Iowa needs help with assignment...

Dear Readers: Hello. My name is Katie R. I am a fifth grade student who goes to West Ridge Elementary School in Harlan, IA. My class is studying geography and history of the United States. More...

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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?