September 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

IT'S IN THE STARS

Science club wants to restore Limestone College observatory

A lunar eclipse and comet sightings periodically send county residents searching for a spot to view these astronomy wonders. The Limestone College Science Club hopes to help by restoring the observatory on campus. More...

LifeStyles

84th Cleveland County Fair kicks off 10-day run Sept. 25

Fair time means fun time - a tradition that has remained the same throughout the years

SHELBY - Remember the smell of cotton candy, vinegar fries and new mown hay? Remember whirling rides streaking colored lights against an autumn night sky? Remember when Cleveland County Fair time meant thrills and fun for families and friends? More...

Man playing games to escape family responsibilities

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dear Annie: I have been married for 16 years and have three young children. My husband works 12-hour rotating shifts and is gone from the house at least 15 hours a day. More...

WHAT'S UP

Support groups Interim Hospice is sponsoring a grief support group in the Blacksburg area. The six-week sessions will meet each Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday, Oct.14. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tommy (Khrushchev) Ellis

Employed by NAPA Auto

Tommy LeRoy Ellis, 67, of 829 Filter Plant Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Jamie Guthrie

Employed with Investi

James Floyd (Jamie) Guthrie, 21, of 1339 Wilcox Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. Born in Spartanburg, he was the son Floyd Martin and the stepson of Janice Walker Martin of Gaffney. More...

Hazel Spencer

Homemaker

Hazel Mae Coleman Spencer of 910 Bonner Lake Road went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, at her residence. More...

Columns

The meaning of life

Howdy. I'd like to thank the hundreds of readers who sent e-mails and cards or letters, asking what had happened to my award-winning column. Sorry about that. I didn't mean to leave y'all hanging. The missus and I took some time off. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

While in China adopting her baby sister, Bett Brumley enjoys time on the Great Wall of China (top photo). More...

THEIR VIEWS

A depressing distinction FBI statistics released recently listed South Carolina as the state with the highest rate of violent crime in 2007, the second straight year that depressing distinction has fallen to us. More...

Biker dies in crash on I-85

A 21-year-old Gaffney man was killed early Saturday when his motorcycle struck a cable barrier on I-85. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as James Floyd Guthrie of 1339 Wilcox Avenue. More...

Mayor: City should get landfill loot

A one-time $4 million appropriation dubbed as a "milestone investment." Another $500,000 in annual property taxes. Two million more each year in tipping fees. More...

Final stadium costs could reach about $10 million

The new Gaffney High School football stadium could cost $10 million once all bills are received by the school district. More...

Record voter turnout could occur this year

While the presidential race still is more than a month away, officials are gearing up for the potential of a record turnout. More...

Local News

Six charged in armed robberies, police looking for seventh

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and Gaffney Police Department announced charges Friday against six Gaffney men following a rash of wafflerestaurant robberies that occurred in Cherokee County last week. More...

Waste Management officials to discuss project with county development board

Waste Management officials should brace themselves for questions in an appearance today before the Cherokee County Development Board. More...

Photo

IF I HAD A HAMMER— Cherokee Technology Center carpentry student Josh Ramirez shows Alma Elementary second graders how to be a carpenter at a career fair Friday morning. More...

Sports

Gaffney smacks Jackets

Gaffney quarterback Joe Craig kept calling his own number and the T.L. Hanna defense couldn't do anything about it. More...

BRIEFS

LC runners take first place The Limestone College women's cross country team finished first in the Limestone Invitational on Saturday morning. St. Andrews Presbyterian College won the men's race while the Saints finished seventh. More...

Defense has its way with heralded stars

Hanna's Dajon Martin was where no quarterback wants to be - facing the stingy Gaffney defense. The Gaffney defense harassed Martin, who completed 12 of his 26 throws for only 62 yards. 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?