January 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Milliken once again makes Fortune list

Milliken & Company is batting a perfect five for five when it comes to a key ranking by Fortune magazine. When the Feb. 2 edition of Fortune hits newsstands Jan. More...

LifeStyles

Red Velvet Valentine's Cake sends a very special message

For Valentine's Day, we want those we love to have a special reminder of how much we care about them. Nothing says "I love you" more perfectly than a heartshaped Red Velvet Valentine's Cake made from scratch. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Woman wonders why family has shunned her

Dear Annie: I am a 42-year-old woman and have never had a normal relationship with my mother. She says every time she looks at me I bring out the bad in her. I have been hit and called names. She made it clear that she never loved me. More...

Studies show that volunteering is good for you

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Older people who volunteer have lower rates of heart disease and live longer than peers who don't volunteer, according to the January issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dolphus Medley

Dolphus Cleve Medley, 85, of 346 Burnt Gin Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at his home. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Dora Medley and son of the late Doctor Cleve Medley and Ila Reynolds. More...

Ruth B. Osment

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Ruth Belcher Osment, 88, formerly of Spartanburg, S.C., went to be with the Lord Saturday morning, January 24, 2009, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport. Widow of the Rev. Charles Osment, she was born to the late K. More...

El William Turner

El William Turner, 75, of Flint, Mich.,, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 in Flint. Born in Cherokee County, he was a son of the late Izola Turner and Nathaniel Whittenburg. He was a graduate of Granard High School. More...

Landfill company wants its chance to work out a deal

Claims county's talks with waste transfer station company unfair

Waste Management officials have a suggestion for Cherokee County Council: Give them the chance to negotiate a deal like council has afforded to Republic Services. More...

Grant means new lightweight gear for Gaffney FD personnel

An $80,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will not only give Gaffney firefighters a new look heading into the spring and summer seasons, officials say it will also save some wear and tear on costly fire gear. More...

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TAKING SHAPE — Masonry work is underway in efforts to complete a multimillion dollar renovation project of the Winnie Davis Hall of History at Limestone College. More...

Local News

LC student group will make donation to children's home

A Limestone College student alumni group has chosen to help the Cherokee Children's Home with a benefit run Saturday, March 28. Runners are invited to participate in 5K and one-mile runs at 9:30 a.m. More...

Sale of Blacksburg Gas Company to York utility nearly complete

For much of the latter part of 2008, Blacksburg town officials began to tab the sale of the municipally-owned gas company as a top priority for the governing body going into the new year. More...

DHEC seeks public's input on cleanup

Think you don't have a say over the Big Mill site? Think again. The county plans to acquire the 16.88-acre site from Milliken to build a new administration center. More...

Sports

Indians stomp Northwestern

Indians grab sole lead of first place in region with win over Trojans

It was billed as 'Rivalry Night' in Region III-4A on Friday. Northwestern and Gaffney did their part to make sure the game lived up to the billing. More...

Lady Indians extend win streak in region to four

Gaffney girls varsity coach Stacey Parris called Northwestern's Kilia Shelton one of the top guards her team will face this season. More...

BRIEFS

Gaffney Middle improves to 8-0 Gaffney Middle clinched a bye in the Upstate Little Six Conference Tournament and improved to 8-0 after defeating Granard on Thursday 79-48. Thomas Hardy scored a season high 40 points for the Chiefs. More...

Letters

Not happy with how nursing homes are rated

Dear Editor: Just recently there was an article in the local paper that gave a report of the "Hotel Star" rating system for nursing homes. More...

Columns

How to start your marriage off on a roll

LEDGER COLUMNIST

"Do you have any advice for me?" inquired the fellow who was just a couple of weeks away from getting hitched. More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

What will it take to change our opinion?

I like hot dogs and ordered one at a fast-food restaurant on the way to the beach. When asked how I wanted it, I replied, "All the way and with abundance." That is how I got it, piled high. 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?