May 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Shopping center planned for site on the boulevard

Another prime retail spot on Floyd Baker Boulevard is off the market. Greenville-based Rhino Realty Fund announced Monday it plans to build a 40,000-square-foot shopping center on a five-acre parcel adjacent to Eckerd's. More...

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ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Children don't want to see parents give up their authority

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for four years and together for six. Each of us has a young child from a previous relationship, and we have a toddler daughter together. More...

Julia's Dance Company presents Showcase 2007 Saturday in Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

Recital features tap, clogging, jazz and ballet

Julia's Dance Company will present Showcase 2007 at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, May 12, at 6:00 p.m. Showcase 2007 will feature dance students, ages three to adults, in tap, jazz, ballet and clogging. More...

Limestone College names Ron Owenby honorary alumnus

Limestone College named long-time friend and well-known radio personality Ron Owenby of Gaffney as an honorary alumnus during the Alumni Reunion Weekend awards ceremony on April 21 in Stephenson Dining Hall. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marcus Rollins

Retired from textile industry

James Marcus Rollins, 78, of 229 Bonner Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Marvin L. London Jr.

Retired sales representative

CAMPOBELLO - Marvin Luther London Jr., 70, of 189 Dickson Cove Road, died Monday, May 7, 2007, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 27, 1936, in Blacksburg, he was the son of the late Marvin L. London Sr. and Pearl Cornwell London. More...

Joyce Jackson Bohler

Devoted wife and mother

EVANS, Ga. - Joyce Jackson Bohler, 69, entered into rest on Monday, May 7, 2007 at Heartland Hospice, following a courageous 16- year battle, with Multiple Sclerosis. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. More...

School budget balanced

Homeowners will see some tax savings

The Cherokee County School Board will see a balanced $58 million budget with no tax increase when it meets to formally approve the budget next month. More...

IN THE RED

County considering ways, including layoffs, to make up projected $780,085 budget shortfall

Interim Cherokee County Administrator Ben Clary on Monday proposed eliminating 34 positions, raising taxes and making cuts in capital expenditures as options to bridge a whopping $780,085 budget deficit. More...

Local News

Relay for Life

'Bank Day' is Thursday

In preparation of this weekend's Relay For Life, organizers are holding "Bank Day" on Thursday at the Palmetto Bank on South Limestone Street in Gaffney. More...

City considers tax hike

City property owners may see a 4-mill tax increase this year. More...

Duke will purchase Southern's share of nuclear power station planned here

Duke Energy will be the sole owner of the proposed William States Lee III nuclear power station after announcing Tuesday it intends to purchase Southern Company's 500- megawatt interest in the power plant planned for the McKown's Mountain area. More...

Sports

GHS assistant named coach at Woodruff

Current assistants likely replacement for Coach Ireton

Longtime Gaffney boys assistant basketball coach Mark Ireton admitted leaving the successful program was difficult but becoming a head coach was too special to pass up. More...

Back to basics

Defending 2-time state champ Indians begin spring drills

Gaffney must replace the state's Mr. Football Malcolm Long, blazing wide receiver Tyson Petty and its two starting cornerbacks. However, it's never gloom and doom for the two-time defending state champions who open spring practice Thursday. More...

LC athletic program recognized as one of CVAC's best

Limestone College's athletic program had its highest finish ever in the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference's Joby Hawn Cup standings this year. Limestone finished second to Anderson College. Last year's winner, Pfeiffer, was third. More...

Letters

A whole lot of good people help make the festival a success

Dear Editor: The Blacksburg Business Association, Inc. sponsored the 2nd Annual Iron City Festival on April 20 and 21. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Nothing is as strong as a mother's love

I wrote this column for the May 10, 2006 edition of The Gaffney Ledger. It is being reprinted and dedicated to mothers everywhere, especially mine who still resides in West Columbia. Mother's Day this year is Sunday, May 13. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Many calendar items before the House are Senate bills that must now repeat the process of three readings on the House floor. 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?