January 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Ex-cop's bond set at $50,000

A nearly 10-year career of public service and a record of showing up and cooperating was not enough for Wilbert Jamison Jr. to remain free Monday. More...

LifeStyles

'Talking With...' features all-girl cast

Series of monologues deal with subjects important to women

G affney Little Theatre will present Talking With…, a series of monologues for women, Friday evening, Jan. 30, at 7:30 in the former Brown Furniture building on Frederick Street. More...

Firecracker Jazz Band will perform here Feb. 3

The Arts Council will present the Firecracker Jazz Band in concert Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium at Limestone College The Aseville-based band pays tribute to pioneers of early 20th Century jazz. More...

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MUSIC MAKERS - The Blax Station Band will provide the music at Saturday evening's second annual "Shaggin' at the Shrine," a fund raiser for Meals on Wheels. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jack Lee Huey

Jack Lee Huey, 67, of Gaffney, beloved husband of Victoria Burgess Huey, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. Born in Spartanburg on March 31, 1941, he was a son of the late Robert Arlee Huey and Thelma Ball Huey. Mr. More...

Sue McCraw Stuard

Sue McCraw Stuard, 85, of 223 Tiffany Park, Apt. 103, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Cherokee County, she was the wife of John Stuard and daughter of the late Floyd F. More...

Louia Medley

Louia Gibson Medley, 75, of 3161 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at her home. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Robert Lewis Medley and daughter of the late James Gibson and Bertha Owensby Gibson. More...

Columns

But on the brighter side ...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Is the glass half empty or half full? This common expression is used when any given situation could be viewed as positive or negative, optimistically or pessimistically. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Grassy Pond Baptist Church sponsored 11 men from the church to go to the Dominican Republic Jan. 19-26 to help finish a church in the local Sugarcane Village of Monte Largo. More...

Former county boss dead at age 85

Even if the only thing he could give was a kind word or a smile, former state representative and county administrator Dolphus Medley made sure it was a moment those he met would remember for a time to come. More...

Trash-talking on Thursday's council agenda

All options won't be on the table when Cherokee County Council meets in executive session Thursday to discuss its transfer station agreement. And Cherokee County Councilman Charles Mathis prefers it that way. More...

Jobless rate here at 13.2%

The economic news across South Carolina got a little worse Tuesday when the latest unemployment rates were announced. More...

Record number of candidates in District 30 House race

It's one for the record books and the election is still about six weeks away. Seven candidates, including five Republicans, have filed to run for the late State Rep. Olin Phillips' District 30 House seat. More...

Local News

College courses popular with high schoolers

Early College High Schools is becoming the latest buzz word in the state's public education system. Located on college campuses, high school students can enroll in college courses while earning both high school and college credit. More...

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RELAY SUPPORT — The Timken Company has made a $1,000 donation in honor and in memory of Timken associates who have been affected by cancer to the 2009 Cherokee County Relay For Life. More...

Episcopalians ordain rector

Since arriving in early December to begin service at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation on College Drive, Rev. Jenny Cooper only hoped she could become a part of a very tight-knit congregation. More...

Sports

Poll confirms Indians return to elite status

Never one to hold back, Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff isn't exactly thrilled with the Indians' No. 2 ranking in the latest South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association poll. More...

Indians escape with road win

Corry, Brown lead Gaffney to 66-59 victory at Clover

The Gaffney boys basketball team likes to run and up down the court and score in bunches. On Tuesday, the Indians also showed they could be patient and pound the ball inside to post a 66-59 victory at No. 9- ranked Clover. More...

BRIEFS

Byers on fire, but Lady Chiefs fall A sterling four game stretch for Franquia Byers of the Gaffney Lady Chiefs didn't necessarily equate to victories recently, as the team lost 3 of 4 highly contested games to conference rivals. More...

Letters

CHAPS has successful and educational march

Dear Editor: General Daniel Morgan and his militia successfully defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens the weekend of Jan. 17- 18. More...

Extends thanks, furious about elderly care facility ratings

Dear (administrator) Cindy Matthews & Staff (at Peachtree Centre): My family and I want to express to all of you our gratitude for the tender loving care you gave to our loved one, Edna Goudelock. 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?