January 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials could 'begin moving dirt' for new $4.2 million facility by late March

Y M C A

After four years of planning, the Cherokee County Family YMCA is on the verge of building a new multi-million dollar building on Whelchel Road off Highway 11. More...

LifeStyles

Cowpens National Battlefield marks 228th anniversary of pivotal battle

Lantern walks, cavalry demonstrations will highlight this weekend's activities

C owpens National Battlefield will celebrate the 228th anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens, a Revolutionary War battle that helped turn the tide of war to the advantage of the Americans, on Saturday, Jan. 17, and Sunday, Jan. 18. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Daughter concerned about unhappy mom

Dear Annie: I'm a 15-year-old girl whose family is struggling in today's economy. Not long ago, my mother seemed more and more agitated when she came home from work. More...

90TH BIRTHDAY

Louzettie Hill of Gaffney celebrated her 90th birthday on Jan. 12, 2009. She was joined by her family and friends at a special dinner Saturday. Mrs. Hill still drives and lives by herself. She loves to cook and enjoys sewing for the public. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Laurens (Lonnie) Moore

Laurens Potter Moore, 89, formerly of 500 S. Petty St., died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Summit Hills in Spartanburg. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary Haynes Fultz of Moncks Corner. Mr. More...

Jack Donahue Jr.

Jack Alonzo Donahue Jr., 56, of 166 Brendon Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Jane Gillfillan Donahue and son of Jack Alonzo Donahue Sr. More...

David W. Carroll

BLACKSBURG - David William "Cooter" Carroll, 52, of 594 W. Carolina St., Lot 6, passed away Sunday Jan. 11, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Gastonia, N.C., Mr. More...

Former cop indicted

A former Gaffney Police Department officer was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Cherokee County Court on charges that he engaged in abusive acts towards a young boy, including one alleged incident during which the boy was handcuffed and forced t More...

Duke Energy expanding nuke location

Duke Energy is pressing ahead with another land grab that could nearly double the size of its proposed William States Lee III Nuclear Station site. More...

Second suspect taken into custody following Jan. 8 shooting

A second man being sought in connection with a shooting incident last week on Pacolet Highway has been taken into custody in Spartanburg County. More...

Local News

BPW, foundation make $20,000 contribution to Critical Need Response Fund

Regardless of whether one is rich or poor, the current economic crisis is taking its toll on all Americans. With thousands losing their jobs and homes due to the country's money crunch, peace of mind for many is in short supply. More...

Industrial prospects express interest

Despite ever-worsening unemployment rates, the county's collective economic mood shouldn't be so gloomy. More...

Mayor optimistic about projects

Don't put away that champagne just yet. Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said despite the economic downturn that has caused most local governments to be tight-fisted, the city has several projects that could come to fruition in 2009. More...

Sports

GHS wrestling team makes history

It's a new year and era for the Gaffney High wrestling team. For the first time in recent history, the Indians open the new year as a ranked team in the latest South Carolina Wrestling Coaches Association poll. More...

BRIEFS

LC wrestling team loses two matches Despite victories by Matt Hall, Jeremy Parker, Dustin Baynes, Casey Bradley, Ian Barker and Joby Shrekhise, the Saints wrestling squad lost twice on Saturday at the National Duals. More...

Corry, Brown shine for Indians

Gaffney holds Union County star to 22 points in win

The Union County Yellow Jackets may have the best player, but the Gaffney Indians had the better team on Tuesday. More...

Columns

Toby has what we call 'Canned Dog Food Belly'

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I want this on the record. Let it be known by all that I warned my wife well before it happened. It was Sunday that I told her what she did not want to hear. "Toby's going to get fat." Toby's our dog. Our only dog, now that Star has died. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Pictured are Jeff Buice (left, back) holding The Gaffney Ledger with Ryan Buice, Tonya Buice (Left, front), and Barbara Jarman (right) during a recent trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. 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?