May 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Animal shelter upgrade proposed

Dialogue soon will begin between county and city leaders to upgrade the local animal shelter. The new facility would include space for pet adoptions, a separate area for cats and a room to perform euthanizations. More...

Changes being made at four intersections

Traffic studies of College Drive and Rutledge Avenue didn't make a case for installing traffic lights or four-way stops at several busy intersections that make some residents worry about safety. More...

LifeStyles

Jammin' at Joe's

Daddy Joe's Beach House & BBQ owner Shag Stepp believes warm weather's best flavor is a blend of barbecue, live music and good friends. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Worried mom must stay out of son's marital problems

Dear Annie: My daughter-in-law is a danger to herself and others. "Dotty" has been repeatedly arrested for drunk and/or disorderly behavior. She physically hurts her 6-year-old son, and verbally abuses and physically beats on her husband. More...

Julia's Dance Company presents Showcase 2008

Julia's Dance Company will present Showcase 2008 at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, May 10, at 6 p.m. Showcase 2008 will feature dance students, age three to adults, in tap, jazz, ballet, and clogging. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nathaniel Houser

Retired from Cone Mills

Nathaniel Junior Houser, 68, of 187 Ann's Trail, died Monday, April 5, 2008, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Widower of Rophelia Camp Houser, he was born in Johnson City, Tenn., a son of the late Nathaniel and Helen Mickles Houser. More...

Jeffrey S. Parris

Spartanburg native

SAXON - Jeffrey Scott Parris, 41, of No. 20 Front St., passed away on May 4, 2008. Born in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late Thomas Edward Parris and Vivian Martin Parris. More...

Kate Smith

Substitute schoolteacher

Eva Kate Farish Smith, 84, of 356 College Drive went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 5, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

County wants to trade property tax relief for 1 cent per dollar on purchases

Cherokee County Council on Monday threw its support behind property tax relief and a method to purchase some much-needed equipment. But will the voters follow suit? More...

Photo

STATE RUNNERS-UP - The Gaffney High School golf team finished in second place in the state 4A championship tournament held Monday and Tuesday at Furman University Golf Club. Front row (left to right): Phillip Rogers, Trey Taylor, Adam Goins. More...

Letter carriers' food drive set for May 10

No postage will be required this Saturday for any nonperishable food item Cherokee County residents want to have delivered to local food banks and charities. More...

Local News

Let's make a deal

College, school district will swap facility use for land and building

Limestone College will benefit from a land swap with the Cherokee County School District for the 50- year-old Limestone Learning Center. More...

Limestone graduation Thursday

About 340 students will receive diplomas

Limestone College assistant English professor Alex Richardson will speak to college graduates Thursday shortly after receiving a scholarship to teach in Portugal. Richardson was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award. More...

Photo

SHOOTING GALLERY - Gaffney Police Department Capt. of Detectives Chris Skinner walks away from a Sarratt Avenue home Monday afternoon with a seized .22 caliber rifle. More...

Sports

Former Wildcat hoop standout named McCormick head coach

Ben Touchberry possesses one of basketball's best pedigrees. McCormick apparently agrees. Touchberry, the son of former longtime Blacksburg basketball head coach Jim Touchberry, has been hired as McCormick's new boys varsity basketball coach. More...

The Next Big Thing

Youthful GHS golfers finish 2nd to Dutch Fork at Class 4A state tourney

Gaffney High golfers proved at the 4A state tournament they just might be The Next Big Thing. More...

Saints make national tourney

The No. 5-ranked Limestone College men's lacrosse team will make its ninth straight NCAA Division II tournament appearance when the Saints travel to Old Westbury, N.Y., to face No. 2 New York Tech on May 17. More...

Columns

Thoughts on sick plants and nude photographs

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I usually have one central theme or subject for my weekly column. This one, however, will be a bit different. As I thought about possible topics, several items came to mind but none seemed strong enough to carry the entire column. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Mark Lovingood, William Poole, Matthew Lovingood and Garrett, Sloan and Reaganne Patterson went with their parents to Disney World during spring break and took The Gaffney Ledger with them. More...

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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?