January 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

School calendars approved

The Cherokee County School Board approved traditional and year-round school calendars Monday for the 2008- 2009 school year. Alma, Mary Bramlett and Luther Vaughan elementary students will start year-round school July 10. More...

New sheriff's department patrol unit will concentrate on DUI violations

Looking to put a major dent into drunk driving in Cherokee County, Sheriff Bill Blanton has assigned two veteran officers to a new DUI and Traffic Enforcement Team to hopefully reduce the number of drunk drivers and DUI-related traffic deaths on co More...

LifeStyles

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She may be ready to 'face it,' but wronged wife won't feel the same

Dear Annie: A year ago, I had an affair that lasted nearly 12 months. I confessed the whole thing to my husband, answered all his questions and endured the subsequent hurt, anger and doubt. More...

GHS beauties compete for titles

Miss Cherokeean pageant Saturday evening

Thirty-nine young women from the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes at Gaffney High School will compete in the 2008 Miss Cherokeean pageant Saturday, Feb. 2. More...

Local AKA chapter adds 4 new members

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is an international sorority of college-educated women. The sorority was organized on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1908. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Donald Glen Parris

Former Gaffney City Fire Chief; dispatcher for 911 EMS

Donald Glen Parris, 71, of 1180 S. Green River Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Jonathan Farr

Former lacrosse player at Limestone College

Jonathan ("Canuck") Farr, 32, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in Baltimore, Md. Mr. Farr was a graduate of Limestone College, where he played of the lacrosse team. More...

Daniel Richardson

Construction worker

Daniel Richardson of 409 Suez St. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at 6:55 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of Clara Richardson Dobby of the home and the late Sem D. Richardson. More...

State News

STATE BRIEFS

School bus driver charged SUMTER - Troopers say they charged a school bus driver after she slammed into the back of a van while carrying a busload of students. More...

Other News

Giuliani expected to withdraw after loss

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ In the end, 9/11 wasn't enough. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, once the Republican presidential frontrunner thanks to his status as "America's Mayor," suffered a debilitating defeat in Tuesday's Florida primary. More...

Pets are newest victims

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) _ The house was ravaged¿ its floors ripped, walls busted and lights smashed by owners who trashed their home before a bank foreclosed on it. More...

Starmax won't allow unsupervised teens after 6 p.m. on weekends

" "These new rules are aimed at keeping everyone safe while here at Starmax. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and the best way to do that is to make sure parents keep up with their kids." - Brian Kowert

Teens under the age of 16 looking to enter Starmax will realize things are quite different Feb. 15 when a youth escort policy at the entertainment center takes effect. More...

READY BY MAY-

Construction workers are finishing the outside walls of the $7.5 million Gaffney High School ninth grade addition. Contractor Randolph & Son Builders is scheduled to complete the project in mid-May. More...

Beware tax rebate scam

Scam artists apparently don't care that a proposed economic stimulus package being floated in Washington, D.C., which could result in up to $600 in tax rebates per person, hasn't been signed into law yet. More...

Local News

Two vacancies listed in principal assignments

Jean Brewington plans to re-apply for the Alma Elementary principal job next school year. Brewington will retire this spring under the state's Teacher Employment Retirement Incentive (TERI). More...

No rate hike planned

Here's some good news for local residents battling high heating bills this winter: the Gaffney Board of Public Works will likely hold the line on rates in its new spending plan. More...

District boss wants to slow budget growth

"I think our budget has probably grown more than it has to."

As school revenues top $60 million, Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Bill James said the district plans to rein in spending in the upcoming budget. School trustees approved a $58.6 million budget this year. More...

Sports

200 wins and counting

Indians rally to give coach Huff milestone victory

Gaffney coach Mark Huff's milestone victory didn't come easy on Tuesday. More...

Blacksburg coach finds silver lining in loss

Blacksburg coach Travis Miller found a silver lining in his team's 77-35 loss Tuesday to Broome. His young team of ninth and tenth graders can only get better through the lessons learned in a hard luck season against Class 2A competition. More...

Coleman drills 3 to lift Saints over Queens

Andre Coleman hit a 3- pointer at the buzzer to give the Limestone Saints a 72-71 victory over Queens on Monday. The Saints improve to 4- 12 overall and 2-9 in Conference Carolinas play. The Royals slip to 13-5 overall and 8-3 in the league. More...

Letters

BPW's plan to slaughter helpless geese is disturbing

Dear Editor: I am greatly disturbed by the plan initiated by the Gaffney Board of Public Works to hunt and slaughter the Canadian Geese which have made their home on Lake Whelchel. More...

Columns

That's billion, with a 'B'

Guess what the total gross retail sales in Cherokee County were in 2006? Go ahead, pick a number. Any number. Bet you're low. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

The 117th General Assembly convened Jan. 8. Of interest in the first week of the session, was one key action. The House amended, approved, and sent to the Senate H. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Please call off the goose killing Klonie JORDAN

I can't tell you the number of times when I have been playing golf or otherwise been involved in some type of outdoor activity and have heard the familiar honk of Canadian Geese. I always stop what I'm doing to admire them. More...

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