October 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Superintendent awarded one-year contract extension

Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Bill James received a 1-year contract extension Monday. The school board voted unanimously to extend James' contract to June 30, 2010. James will continue to make $124,808 annually. More...

LifeStyles

Want to attend college? Money is not an obstacle

Do you want to go to college but do not have the necessary financial means to attend? If your answer to this question is yes, options are available to help pay for college. More...

Nuclear power could be coming to a Cherokee County home near you

The new football stadium may be the hottest issue up for debate in Gaffney, but the proposed nuclear power plant may be a close second. For the citizens who believe the power plant is not an issue to concern themselves with, they should reconsider. More...

A bad day fishing is better than a good day at school

There are several things one can do in and around the lakes of Cherokee County. These activities include but are not limited to: fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing and a wealth of other things. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

David Marshell Johnson

David Marshell Johnson, 42, of 301 Walnut St., passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2007. A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Virginia Jefferies Marshall of the home and the late David Johnson. More...

Ruth Keener

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. - Ruth Spouse Keener, 87, of Knightdale, N.C., formerly of Kings Mountain, N.C, died Sunday, October 28, 2007, at Wellington Nursing Center in Knightdale, N.C. More...

Jason Hansen

Jason Lynn Hansen, 22, of 114 Draytonville Church Rd., died Sunday, October 28, 2007. The son of Lynn Major Hansen Sr., and Donna Michelle Fowler, he was a cook at Pizza Hut and of the Baptist faith. More...

Columns

JENNY SANFORD

Students can help promote healthy living and win cash

With education and love, all of our children can grow into responsible, productive adults. And yet, regardless of how much education a child gets, he or she will never reach full potential without the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. More...

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Jim and Jane Thompson of Gaffney visit their son Jamie, daughter-in-law Mai and granddaughter Elyssa in Chandler, Arizona. They are shown here at the Desert Breeze Park in Chandler. More...

Stealing is bad even when it's easy

GUEST EDITORIAL

Walk into a record store and run out with a handful of CDs tucked under your shirt and you can expect to spend some time in police custody. Try taking some DVDs without paying for them and you will face similar problems with the law. More...

Track, stadium parking costs higher than estimated

The Gaffney High track and stadium parking came in more than $300,000 above projected costs when bids were opened Tuesday at the school district office. Sossamon Construction was the apparent low bidder with a total base bid of $1,318,750. More...

REWARD

Help police in dogfighting crackdown and earn cash

The dogfighting case involving Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has raised awareness about what some law enforcement authorities have said is a crime that occurs with alarming regularity. More...

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I PLEDGE ... Blacksburg Primary first grade students Hunter Lanier, Brooke Borders, Jackie Philbeck and Julia Wright sign a pledge to be drug free during a schoolwide celebration of Red Ribbon Week. (Ledger photo / SCOTT POWELL) More...

Local News

Site selection underway

Airport commission looking at six locations

The three-member airport commission should complete its preliminary site selection work by the end of the year. Cherokee County Councilman Bailey Humphries said the committee will pare as many as six possible locations to two. More...

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Ledger photo by SCOTT POWELL Hames Music held a regional conference Saturday for the National Association of Band Instrument Repair. Vendors are shown receiving tips on the proper way to repair a flute. More...

Finance committee expected to make recommendation to council Monday

Cherokee County Council should soon have its new assistant administrator on board. More...

Sports

Lady Saints ready to run

Limestone women's basketball coach Corey Fox is downright giddy talking about this year's team. The Lady Saints open the season this weekend with a full slate of games at DisneyWorld's Milk Center in Orlando, Fla. More...

BRIEFS

Hammons posts hole-in-one Caroll Hammons had a hole-inone on the second hole at Cherokee National Recreation and Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 28. More...

Riding the Greenwave

Summerville looms as possible playoff matchup

If things remain unchanged, two of the most storied football programs in the state will meet in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs. It appears the Gaffney Indians would travel to Summerville for a second-round playoff matchup. More...

Letters

Says coaching is not just about winning and losing

Dear Editor: Blacksburg High School's football team is fortunate to have Coach Robbie Blanton and his staff as coaches. 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?