November 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Trustees approve GHS track project

Gaffney High School will have a new track and additional stadium parking. The Cherokee County School Board voted unanimously Monday night to build a $1.33 million 8-lane competition rubberized track on the current high school soccer field. More...

SCDOT will pour $7 million into GHS access road

The state Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will spend nearly $7 million to complete an access road to Gaffney High School. More...

LifeStyles

Table sponsors sought for seventh annual Taste of Cherokee County

2008 event will be on March 6

The Cherokee County American Red Cross will host its seventh annual Taste of Cherokee County on Thursday, March 6, 2008. This is the Red Cross' largest fundraiser to help support its local disaster service efforts. More...

Quilts needed for show

The Bowl-ing for History luncheon and "If My Quilt Could Talk" show are set for Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum, 301 College Drive. The quilt show starts at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Fiscal fitness takes lot of work

Dear Annie: I have been dating a wonderful man for about four years. "Sam" treats me with respect and is very caring, but he never pays his bills on time. He has a great job, but several times in the past I have had to bail him out. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dr. U.D. Vernon

Retired minister

Dr. Udell Dean Vernon, 80, of 407 Winchester Drive, husband of Betty Mc- Dowell Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at 8:15 a.m. at his home. More...

Jerry Lewis Wallace

Gaffney native

BLACKSBURG - Jerry Lewis Wallace, 55, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, in Brookview Health- Care Center. Born in Gaffney, he was a son of the late David and Eloise Childers Wallace. He was a member of Divine True Holiness Church of God. More...

Jackie Rose

Jackie Rose, 56, of 124 Midway Terrace, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Blakely Funeral Home. More...

School board selects new chairman

School trustees chose a new chairman Monday during a reorganization following the recent death of trustee Ola Copeland. Donnie Lee Smith was unanimously elected school board chairman. More...

Governor Sanford stops by on his Places-We-Don't-Get-To-Very-Often Tour

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford made a brief visit to the Upstate on Tuesday, taking a little time out of his busy schedule to meet and greet approximately 50 Cherokee County residents in front of Buford Street Drug Store downtown. More...

W-H-O-O-O ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

Owls are primarily nocturnal birds of prey, but one is seen here perched on a lamp post outside Westwood Apartments in Gaffney in broad daylight. More...

Local News

Two men charged with assault

Horace Sellers, 24, of 102 Adams St., and Scotty McDowell, 18, of 513 1/2 Buford St. Alley, have been charged with assault and battery and public intoxication. McDowell was also charged with possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. More...

Photo

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL- Mitt Romney's son Craig shakes the hand of one of his father's supporters during a campaign stop Tuesday in downtown Gaffney. More...

Undercover weekend operation nets five arrests

Undercover agents and detectives with the Cherokee County Metro Narcotics Unit conducted an operation this weekend in the 4th Street area of Gaffney. More...

Sports

Williams to lead Saints

Marques Williams might have a hard time catching his breath this season. Limestone's talented shooting guard is expected to log major minutes for the Saints, who open the season Thursday at North Greenville. More...

Primed for playoff run

Indians peaking in time for push for another crown

If it's November, it must be time for the Gaffney Indians to make a push for another state title. In coach Phil Strickland's tenure here, the earliest the Indians have been bounced from the playoffs was in the second round to Rock Hill in 2004. More...

BRIEFS

Cherokee Raceway results RENEGADES: 1. 7-Nathan Pierce (Gaffney, SC) 2. 25-Danny Tessnier, Jr. (Roebuck, SC) 3. 41- Heath Williams (Landrum, SC) 4. 5- Nathan Grigg (Laurens, SC) 5. 52- Chris Stowe (Mount Holly, NC) CITY LATE MODEL: 1. More...

Inside Report

A failed Congressional ploy

WASHINGTON - The ploy had been hatched behind closed doors by Democratic leaders of both houses. A pork-laden appropriations bill filled with $1 billion in earmarks would combine with veto-proof spending for veterans. More...

Columns

Changes in computer grids and football grids

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We've been in a slight turmoil for the past several days here at The Ledger. We're upgrading our computer software. All of it. At the same time. 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?