November 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Ledger photo / SCOTT POWELL DOING IT FOR THE BAND - Albert Peterson, Preston Peterson, AJ Greer and Bruno Jones prepare hush puppies Saturday for a fish fry held by the Blacksburg High band. Proceeds from the event will support band activities. More...

LifeStyles

WHAT'S UP

Church News Way of Life Praise and Worship Center will be having a leadership conference November 7-10, 2007. The Theme will be "Preachers Pregnant With Purpose." All services will start at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Shippy named to all-star team

Gaffney High's J.B. Shippy has been selected to the 2007 Palmetto Champions All-Star Team and was named as the Big 16 Upper State "Back of the Year" by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association. More...

Another close call

GHS super soph scores winning TD on 64-yard scamper

Suffice to say, Gaffney's Joe Craig didn't envision a scenario like this when he was standing on the sidelines during the first half. More...

BRIEFS

Lady Saints drop pair The Limestone women's basketball team dropped its two games at the Disney Tip-Off Classic in Orlando, Fla. Taylor Kopple had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Bellarmine to an 80-69 win over Limestone on Friday. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

OVERRIDING VETOES WASHINGTON - Democrats are plotting a rapid override of three expected vetoes of spending bills by George W. Bush, who did not veto a single bill until his sixth year as president. More...

Student's death still a mystery

The death of a 13-year-old Gaffney youth on Halloween is still under investigation. Andy Lowery of 131 Marietta Road, Lot 11, collapsed in the driveway of a Marietta Road residence about 8:40 p.m. while trickor treating on Halloween night. More...

Textbooks available for public inspection

Local residents are invited to stop by the Limestone College library to review textbooks that have been proposed for use in public schools. Limestone is among 25 colleges and universities statewide where textbooks are being displayed until Nov. More...

Grad rates not always accurate

A deceased Blacksburg High student and a former Gaffney High student now living in Guatemala were counted as school dropouts on the district's most recent graduation report. More...

Nestle boss inducted into county NAACP hall of fame

Nestle plant manager Pat Emrich was inducted Saturday into the Cherokee County NAACP Hall of Fame at the organization's 30th annual Freedom Fund banquet. Emrich is the first non-black person to be named to the group's hall of fame. More...

Local News

BHS History Club continues to raise funds for mural

The Blacksburg High History Club has reached the halfway point toward raising the $1,000 needed to paint a historical mural in downtown Blacksburg. More...

Final approval on junkyard ordinance expected tonight

Junkyard owners will be required to erect an 8-foot fence on the portion of their property that fronts public rights-of-way under an ordinance Cherokee County Council will consider for third reading today. More...

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DONATION - Pictured from left to right: Mike Goforth (CEO of the YMCA) and Pat Emrich (Plant Manager of Nestle Frozen Food Company). Emrich is presenting the YMCA with a pledge of $30,000 in support of the new YMCA in Cherokee County. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Virginia Irene Morgan

Virginia Irene Burke Morgan, 80, of 387 Dye Road, died Oct. 27 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Chesnee, she was the wife of the late Herbert Morgan and daughter of the late Craton and Buna Lovelace Burke. More...

Charles Haney

Charles Haney, 93, of Bronx, N.Y., passed away on October 28, 2007. A native of Cherokee County, Haney was the husband of Louise Gatison Haney and the son of the late President and Venus Fowler Haney. More...

James Kenan Smith

James Kenan Smith, 43, of 104 River Brook Drive, passed away on Nov. 3, 2007, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney. A native of Cherokee County, Smith was the son of the late James Melvin Conley and the Rev. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Want to trade in your old boat?

One Saturday morning, NBC's TODAY SHOW did a segment on haggling, defining it as bargaining for a better price. Why they thought this worthy of a story, I am not sure. Whatever their reason, they quickly got my attention. More...

One square per person

I know right now it seems kinda cool outside in the mornings and with winter bearing down on us, it's gonna get a lot cooler. But that doesn't diminish the fact that we are facing potential disasters brought on by global warming. 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?