January 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

LifeStyles

Students learn by doing in innovative science lab

Learning is fun for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at Blacksburg Elementary

Morgan Jones pressed her fingers together Thursday, watching intently as a light bulb flashed on inside an invisible circuit board. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She needs to find another place to live

Dear Annie: I am in my late 30s, divorced and live with my parents. Due to complicated circumstances, I am not financially able to live on my own. Despite being intelligent, I have made bad choices when it comes to men. More...

S.C. Electric Cooperative staff member speaks at Tuesday Woman's Club meeting

The Tuesday Woman's Club met Jan. 13 at the home of Mrs. Jamie Grindstaff. Cohostesses were Mrs. Bill Peeler, Mrs. Steve Wood and Mrs. Jamie Grindstaff. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary Mullinax

Homemaker and member of Turning Point Church

Mary Jane Upchurch Mullinax, 70, of 155 Marvin Road, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Marvin Mullinax and daughter of the late Jesse Roy Upchurch Sr. More...

Grace Sue Darr

Retired screen printer from print plant in Smyrna

BLACKSBURG - Grace Sue Darr, 74, of 170 River Hill Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday night, Jan. 16, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Loyd D. Guest

Retired from Southern Bell and First Piedmont Federal

Loyd Douglas Guest, 79, of 803 White Plains Road, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg. More...

Gaffney women recount experiences during 'Miracle on the Hudson'

"WHEN WE GOT IN THE AIR, SOMETHING DIDN'T FEEL RIGHT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. ALL OF A SUDDEN, WE STARTED SHAKING AND THEN, I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT, THE WORST NOISE I EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE."

Amy Jolly and Shae Childers had many options for their return trips to Gaffney. More...

District 30 race officially begins

The race to fill the term of late State House member Olin Phillips has officially begun. The 10-day filing period opened Friday with four candidates filing with their respective party officials. More...

Local News

Local delegation outlines priorities for 2009 session

State Rep. Lanny Littlejohn relayed an anecdote that a business interested in expanding into China needed only three days to obtain the necessary paperwork from the government to begin operations. More...

Blacksburg awards festival $5,000 to promote event

There was little disagreement among the members of Blacksburg Town Council that one of the municipality's signature events, the Iron City Festival, was in need of an overhaul. More...

Schools offer free tutoring

Four county schools will offer a second chance for students interested in receiving extra tutoring services at no charge. Students were allowed to sign up for tutoring in September. The district is offering another enrollment period until Jan. More...

Sports

Strickland 12th highest paid coach in state

Gaffney High football coach Phil Strickland is in select company when it comes to winning five state championships. He's also in exclusive company when it comes to his paycheck. More...

BRIEFS

Gaffney Middle stays perfect Gaffney Middle remained perfect on the season after defeating Whitlock 80-10 on Tuesday night. The Chiefs were led by Thomas Hardy with 14 points and O'Bryant Davidson who had 11. More...

Indians trounce Nation Ford

Gaffney improves to 13-2 overall, 2-0 in Region III

The No. 3-ranked Gaffney Indians turned up the pressure on Friday - and the result was predictable against struggling Nation Ford on Friday. Josh Corry had a game-high 25 points as the Indians shrugged off a slow start to rout the Falcons, 68-34. More...

Letters

Disagrees with column about landfill proposal

Dear Cody: I disagree with your Wednesday, Jan. 7, column which suggested county council should have negotiated with Waste Management on the proposed McKown's Mountain landfill project (appropriately labeled by someone as MOUNT TRASHMORE). More...

What part of landfill do you not understand?

Dear Cody: We were disappointed to read your editorial of Jan. 7, 2009. What part of landfill do you and other landfill supporters NOT understand? Let us spell it out for you: Landfill equals garbage dump. More...

Columns

Who's that guy on fire heading for the lake?

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Wow, it's COLD outside. A few weeks ago when we were playing golf in short-sleeved shirts, I told 'em the weather was going to get even with us sooner or later. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Terry and Hilda Huffstickler vacationed with their children and grandchildren over Christmas break at Disney World. They are pictured here in Animal Kingdom. More...

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