January 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Race for White House becomes college class

With presidential candidates heading down the home stretch toward "Super Tuesday," Limestone College has taken the debate over who deserves the keys to the White House into the classroom. More...

Class teaches merchants how to check IDs for alcohol and tobacco purchases

Law enforcement officials are taking a tougher stand against the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. More...

LifeStyles

Jeff and Vida at library Jan. 30

Good music, humor, unforgettable songs will highlight talented duo's Music Sandwiched-In performance

The Cherokee County Public Library in Gaffney will be the place to be on Wednesday, Jan. 30, as one of New Orleans' best known acoustic roots acts, Jeff and Vida, perform a "Music Sandwiched- In" concert from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Father-in-law knows he has drinking problem

Dear Annie: My in-laws have a small business out of their home, where I work for them. Because I am there every week, I notice a lot. For instance, I knew my father-in-law drank every day and then drove his car on errands. More...

Meals on Wheels hosts 'Shagging at the Shrine'

Iron City Band featured at Jan. 26 fund raiser

Meals on Wheels will host its first Shagging at the Shrine fund raiser at the Cherokee Shrine Club on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 7-11 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kenny Porter

Former Golden Glove boxing champion

Roy Kenny Porter, 57, of 954 Overbrook Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Pauline Medley Porter and the late Roy S. Porter and husband of Cathy McCraw Porter. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

Business as usual for the GOP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - When House Republicans convened behind closed doors Thursday at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.V., they had a chance to make two bold moves to restore their reputation for fiscal responsibility. More...

State News

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

COLUMBIA - South Carolina will begin expanding its full-day 4-year-old kindergarten program next year under legislation approved Thursday. More...

March for Meals returns Columbia's Riverbanks Zoo

5th annual 5K Run and Walk set for March 1

COLUMBIA - Lace up you running (or walking) shoes on March 1 and march through Riverbanks Zoo for an important cause. March for Meals is returning to Riverbanks for its 5th annual 5K Run and Walk and registration is now open. More...

Other News

Working couples to get $1,200 tax rebate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders announced a deal with the White House Thursday on an economic stimulus package that would give most tax filers refunds of $600 to $1,200, and more if they have children. More...

Stocks extend their gains following employment report, hopes for stimulus plan

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street scored its second straight big advance Thursday after economic figures suggested the job market is holding up and as lawmakers promised measures that could ease concerns about consumer spending. More...

Democrats now ready for their turn

Here we go again. A week after the Republican Party Presidential primary, county voters will go to the polls Saturday to pick their favorite Democrat presidential candidate. More...

What do you think are the key issues?

We continue to pump money overseas to a war that has no end in sight. I want someone who can look after our money better. The money belongs here, so we can ease some of our own problems. - Bryan Van Dyke More...

Clerk will be reunited with kids

For the first time in a month, three young children from Grover, N.C., soon will be reunited with their mother. More...

Parade set for Saturday

The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will be held Saturday in Gaffney beginning at 10 a.m. The parade route begins at Thomson Park and ends at Railroad Avenue. More...

Local News

Duke ready to start Cliffside construction

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Duke Energy Corp. is ready to begin construction of a new coal-fired power generator in Rutherfordton County, N.C. just across the state lne from Cherokee County, S.C. More...

County council will appoint additional members to airport commission

Citing an ever-increasing workload, Cherokee County Council agreed this week to increase the number of seats on the airport commission. Under a motion that passed unanimously, the 3- member commission could expand to as many as 10 members. More...

WANTED

Company to get rid of trash

Cherokee County Council embraced the idea of trying to reduce its transfer station costs. To do so, council agreed this week to advertise for Request for Proposals (RFPs) from solid waste companies wanting to operate the transfer station. More...

Sports

GHS has back to the wall

Gaffney tries to snap 3-game region losing streak today

There are undoubtedly easier teams to play when you're trying to snap a 3-game losing streak. But that's the challenge facing the Gaffney Indians when they travel to Spartanburg today. More...

Saints record first conference victory

The Limestone men's basketball team waved good-bye to its conference losing streak on Thursday. Marques Williams had 19 points and Andrae Franklin added 14 to help the Saints top Lees- McRae, 72-64 for their first conference win. More...

BRIEFS

Knights of Columbus to sponsor FT contest All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2008 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. More...

Columns

High-tech learning

A college education isn't what it used to be, and a blackberry is no longer just a fruit. These are the conclusions I reached Wednesday morning when I attended a Computer Science 102 class on microcomputer applications. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Julia Phillips of Cowpens took The Gaffney Ledger along when she went to visit her grandchildren in Colorado. They are shown here at Rocky Mountain National Park on Jan. 5. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Greenville, Columbia papers laud Obama

Democrats in South Carolina go to the polls Saturday to pick their candidate in this state's presidential primary, one that follows by a week the Republicans' selection of John McCain in that party's primary contest. 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?