November 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Gaffney High's Renee Love named S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year

Renee Love of Gaffney High School was named the 2007 South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year by The Citadel's Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade featured at Music Sandwiched-In concert Nov. 20

The Cherokee County Public Library will serve up another "Music Sandwiched In" concert on Tuesday Nov. 20, from 12:15-1 p.m. Featured artists will be Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade. More...

Photos

COSTUME WINNERS - Winners of the story time Halloween costume contest at the Blacksburg library were (left photo, l-r) Jerimaiah Earls, Wesley Earls , AJ Hames and Leanna Hames. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Teacher's outfits are unflattering and inappropriate

Dear Annie: I work in a large high school. Our dress code is fairly relaxed, but we are expected to show good taste - nothing skimpy, no short skirts, no underwear showing, etc. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackie Wallace-Rose

Retired industrial mechanic

BLACKSBURG - Jackie Miller Wallace-Rose, 56, of 260 Deana Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at his son's residence. More...

Willie V. Houser

Former employee of Cone Mills

Willie Viola Houser, 64, of 182 Ann's Trail died Tuesday. Nov. 20, 2007, at her home. Born in Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Helen Mickles Houser. More...

Dr. U.D. Vernon

Services for Dr. Udell Dean Vernon, 80, of 407 Winchester Drive, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, conducted by the Revs. C.A. Wallace, Thurman, Dewey Whittenburg, Mary Shippy and James A. Gray and Drs. J.W. More...

Columns

SUSAN ESTRICH

The wrong line

My kids say I always pick the wrong line. Put me in a bank or airport or a grocery store, and whichever line I get in, it will move the slowest. That's why I love my local Albertson's, with its "three's a crowd" rule. More...

Their Views

The symbolism would be inappropriate this year Officials with both Clemson University and the University of South Carolina have announced that their students won't burn each other's mascots in effigy before their football rivalry game because o More...

National News

Record number will hit the road for the holidays, despite high gas prices

WASHINGTON - Gas prices near record highs at a time of year when they typically decline will not deter drivers from hitting the road this Thanksgiving, AAA said Thursday. More...

New respiratory virus has killed 10 people, sickened scores

ATLANTA - A mutated version of a common cold virus has caused 10 deaths in the last 18 months, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Adenoviruses usually cause respiratory infections that aren't considered lethal. More...

Supreme Court blocks execution of man who killed 11-year-old

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution of convicted child killer Mark Dean Schwab on Thursday as it considers whether lethal injection violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. More...

Air Force funds ROTC marksmanship program

"Do not enter. Air rifle shooting in progress." This was the sign outside the Gaffney High lecture hall Thursday afternoon. Inside, Gaffney High JROTC students were involved in an air rifle marksmanship program funded through the Air Force. More...

Company shuts down part of its operation

Citing concerns both locally and abroad, longtime Cherokee County business Progressive Screens will shut down its rotary screen department in a cost-cutting move. More...

Photo

Ledger photo / JOE L. HUGHES II UCMC CEREMONIES - Dr. Frank Phillips (left) and a large crowd turned out Thursday for the unveiling of Upstate Carolina's new Outpatient Facility. See Page 1B for story, more photos. More...

Local News

Cookbook to help Cherokee students pay for college

Local Realtors have compiled a list of their favorite recipes in an effort to help a lucky Cherokee County student earn money to help further his or her education. More...

Photo

GETTING IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT- City of Gaffney Department of Public Works crews are pictured here putting up Christmas decorations downtown Monday. More...

State First Steps director gets good look at programs in Cherokee County

State First Steps Director Susan Devenny made her first visit Thursday to Cherokee County to get a firsthand look at programs that prepare young children for school. More...

Sports

Defense is Indians'edge

Indians-Sumter to clash in second round of playoffs

With both teams featuring impressive offenses, today's second-round playoff clash between Sumter and Gaffney may ultimately swing to the team which can create a big play on defense. Edge Indians. More...

BRIEFS

Westlane bowling results Week of Nov. 3-9 Sunday Night Workers League: Men: High Scratch Game, Paul Powell, 189; High Scratch Series, Paul Powell, 524; High Handicap Game, Paul Powell, 189, 217; High Handicap Series, Paul Powell, 606. More...

Former GHS standout named all-conference

Former Gaffney standout Jarvis Littlejohn was recently named to the All-South Atlantic Conference team after posting stellar numbers during his junior season at Tusculum College in Tennessee. More...

Inside Report

Not good at nation building

WASHINGTON - A bus full of 15 Iraqi lawyers carrying a four-page, single-spaced letter to President Bush arrived at the White House Tuesday. The mission was to request less U.S. help for building prisons and more for establishing the rule of law. More...

State News

Truck overturns on inmate van

CROSS ANCHOR - A tractor trailer struck a prison van carrying six inmates on I-26 Thursday, seriously injuring one of the prisoners. More...

Agency challenges golf course project plans

COLUMBIA - Plans for a resort golf community and course designed by PGA Tour great Gary Player have been challenged by a federal conservation group. The U.S. 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?