January 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Paintings by Johnnie Lee Gray will be on display in February at Cherokee History and Arts Museum

Several pieces have been exhibited in Washington, D.C., for Obama inauguration

The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum is sponsoring a special art exhibit for Black History Month. Favorites of Shirley Tugman Gray: A Johnnie Lee Gray Art Exhibit can be seen Feb. 8-28. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

He's feeling duped by pair's fake wedding

Dear Annie: Two weeks ago, we were informed that my wife's brother, "Bob," and his wife, "Marcia," were splitting after eight years. A few days after this surprise, it came to light that they had never really been married. More...

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A FLOWER FOR THE STAR - Maggie Mabry Denton presented Caroline Harris a flower after the performance of "The Nutcracker" at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg in December. Caroline, a Gaffney native and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Loyd Douglas Guest

Retired from Southern Bell and First Piedmont Federal

Loyd Douglas Guest, 79, of 803 White Plains Road, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home in Spartanburg. More...

Dorothy Gorski

Former associate of Spring City Knitting

BLACKSBURG - Dorothy ("Dottie") Jean Gorski, 59, 114 Gorski Drive, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at home surrounded by her loving husband and family. A native of Cherokee County, she was the wife of Charles E. More...

Carl C. Jenkins

Former Blacksburg councilman

BLACKSBURG - Carl Charles Jenkins, 91, of 410 Pine St., passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Born in Earl, N.C., he was the husband of Geneva Moss Jenkins and son of the late Jim and Maggie White Jenkins. More...

'...That day is here and I couldn't be more proud'

Usually the "life of the party" on a daily basis at Classic Cuts Barber Shop on Limestone Street, it's not very often that one will find local resident Dwight Bridges at a loss for words. More...

Legislative delegation will meet Thursday

Sen. Harvey Peeler announced today that the Cherokee County Legislative Delegation will meet Thursday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. at the Cherokee County Public Library. The library is located at 300 East Rutledge Ave. in Gaffney. More...

Local News

District relaxes vacation policy

The Cherokee County School Board has relaxed a vacation policy Monday that has caused district employees to lose vacation days in recent years. More...

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READY TO FIRE — Revolutionary War re-enactors get ready to demonstrate the smooth bore muskets and rifles that were used during the Battle of Cowpens. More...

City has a very good year

The size of the City of Gaffney's fund balance grew substantially last year, an audit revealed Friday. The fund balance grew from $3,025,136 as of July 1, 2007, to $4,106,399 during the 2007- 2008 fiscal year that ended June 30. More...

Sports

Indians face pivotal 2-game stretch

Tuesday's game with Fort Mill postponed; rescheduled for today

Win the next two games. Take control of the region. That's the objective of the third-ranked Gaffney boys basketball team this week. The 2-0 Indians travel to Fort Mill today to play a game that was postponed by a winter storm on Tuesday. More...

JD Motorsports names new driver

Johnny Davis and JD Motorsports Inc. of Gaffney will have a new driver heading into the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. More...

Local wrestler invited to train with Olympian

Blacksburg High ninth grader Dillion Haney has been invited to train with Olympic Gold Medalist Rulon Gardner in Austria this summer. Haney is among a group of U.S. More...

Columns

A new chapter in our country's history begins

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The caller wanted to know one thing. "Are you going to watch the inauguration?" Seeing as how this was two weeks ago, I told her I really hadn't thought much about it, but I doubted that I would. More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Turn out the lights, the party's over

Jan. 10, 2009 was as black a night as the huge Panther figures that surround BOA Stadium. The mighty Panther roar became only the meow of a docile kitten. Expectations were high. All systems appeared a "go" for another Panthers conference title. 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?