March 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Ex-development board boss has new gig as SCC gears up

Jim Inman has already started a new job in academics just weeks after retiring as Cherokee County Development Board Director. More...

LifeStyles

Cherokeeans get a Taste of Cherokee

Ledger staffer Tara Jennings snapped these photos at the American Red Cross' Taste of Cherokee County last Friday night at First Baptist Church Life Center. Approximately $6,000 was raised at this year's event. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Step-parenting is not for the faint of heart

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 18 months, and his 9-year-old stepson, "Jason," stays with us every other week. The boy is so clingy, jealous and insecure that he is always at my husband's side. More...

BIRTHDAYS

TIMRELL SAINTPATRICK CUNNINGHAM will celebrate his 6th birthday March 17, 2007. He is the son of Elizabeth Earlene Cunningham of Charlotte, N.C. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Earl Fincher Sr. of Union. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas Allen Lynn

Former Cherokee County Administrator

Thomas Allen Lynn, 58, of 125 Gentle Lane, went home to be with the Lord on March 12, 2007, while in Ann Arbor, Mich. Born in Raleigh, N.C., he was the husband of Helen Vas Lynn and son of the late Richard Lynn and Florence Mitchell. More...

Meda Ramsey

Retired from CNA

CHARLOTTE - Virginia Meda Hollifield Ramsey, 79, a resident of Charlotte Healthcare, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, in Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte. More...

Diane J. Dawkins

Services for Diane Jefferies Dawkins, 51, of 611 Gardner St., wife of M i n i s t e r H a r o l d D a w k i n s , will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Glory to Glory Christian Church with the Rev. More...

Columns

I met Jason Voorhees and lived to tell about it

There he was. The man of my teenage nightmares in the flesh. The 6 foot, 3 inch, 230-pound muscular man seated at the table wearing black sleeveless gloves seemed at ease with the world Friday evening as he shook hands and signed autographs. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Workers Compensation System Needs Substantive Reform

When South Carolina's business community speaks, it usually tells elected officials to stay out of their way so they can create jobs and a strong economy. They can't do that when government imposes a lot of burdensome regulations and unfair taxes. More...

The Gaffney Ledger

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WINTER GUARD PERFORMS DURING ARTS EXPO

The Gaffney High School Winter Guard performs Thursday evening during the district's Fine Arts Expo. The sixth annual event featured student artwork and musical performances by students in all county schools. More...

Former county administrator dies in Michigan

Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary said he will always be grateful to former county administrator Tom Lynn for hiring him. More...

Accident victim remains critical

By TARA JENNINGS Ledger Staff Writer tara@gaffneyledger.com

A Gaffney man remained in critical condition Thursday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte more than a week after he wrecked his 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Ronald W. Hudson, 62, of 2646 Chesnee Hwy. was traveling west on Hwy. More...

Local News

Community comes through for FCA to tune of $43,000

Addition of female leader announced at banquet

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has raised $43,000 from a spring fundraiser for its Cherokee and Union county chapters. More...

School district checking into ownership of property

A Cherokee County School District property might change hands, provided the school district still owns the land. More...

Mayor: We're coming after you

Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue wants his town to have a vision for the future. "I really had a time deciding if I was going to run again, but I'm glad I did. More...

Sports

Indians fall to T.L. Hanna

¦ Indians' woes continue in loss toYellow Jackets

New opponent. Same result. The Gaffney High baseball team played non-region foe T.L. Hanna on Wednesday, but couldn't snap its long losing streak. More...

Hoopsters draw interest

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com

Some current and former Gaffney Indian basketball players are drawing the interest of college recruiters. More...

SAFE AT FIRST

Gaffney first baseman Joe Ben Frye applies a tag to a Byrnes player on Tuesday. More...

Letters

Future generations could be in worst-case scenario

Dear Editor:

The great statesman Winston Churchill, who led England during World War II, had this to say to those who will not fight to save their country. More...

Says 'no-kill'shelter is impossible ... unless

Dear Editor:

I'm writing in response to the article about the Cherokee County Animal Shelter. Instead of a no-kill shelter, money could be better spent on pay raises for the code enforcement officers. More...

State News

Legislators introduce bills to make FOIA stronger

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Public officials would have to respond to requests for documents faster and copying charges would be limited under new open-government legislation introduced in the state Senate. More...

Former Clinton fireman charged with having sex while on duty

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) - A former firefighter has been charged with misconduct after having sex in a fire station while he was on duty, authorities said. More...

House approves budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina House members gave key approval Thursday to a state budget that would cut income taxes, give state employees a pay raise and provide health insurance to poor children. More...

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