February 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Stumpin'

Compliments the central theme among House Dist. 30 candidates

The seven State House District 30 hopefuls hurled compliments, not barbs at their fellow candidates during Saturday's Grassy Pond Fire Department stump meeting. More...

LifeStyles

Dessert theatre Feb. 20 will raise funds to buy building materials for Spanish-speaking church

Question: What could be better than a cup of coffee and a homemade dessert? Answer: When the money that you pay for it goes to a good cause. The second annual Dessert Theatre will be held Friday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. More...

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COUPLE MARRIED - Risha Felicidario and Danny Smith were united in marriage on Jan. 22, 2008, in Sorsogon City, Philippines. Mrs. Smith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Felicidario of the Philippines and Mr. Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Rev. and Mrs. Sides married 60 years

The Rev. and Mrs. Charles H. Sides of Covenant Way (Due West Retirement Center) celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 5, 2008. Rev. Sides is a native of Loray, N.C., and Mrs. Side is the former Virginia Smith of Fairview, N.C. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Everette Eugene "Gene" Westbrooks

Employed in textile industry

Everette Eugene "Gene" Westbrooks, 48, of 2418 Union Hwy., died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Mr. Westbrooks was born in Cowpens and was the son of McCoy Westbrooks and the late Virginia Sentell Westbrooks. More...

Dewayne Wyatt

Construction worker

Howard Dewayne Wyatt, 44, of 285 Charlie Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at his residence. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of James Robert Wyatt and Wanda Kennedy Wyatt of Cowpens. Mr. More...

Charles (Mac) Swygert

Jeweler

Charles MacNeely Swygert, 52, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Margaret MacDowell McElveen and the late Charles Leroy Swygert. Mr. More...

HAIL OF GUNFIRE

A woman's SUV was struck Sunday night by gunfire and ended up at the front entrance of the Walgreen's pharmacy on West Floyd Baker Boulevard. More...

Fire empties Applebee's restaurant

Restaurant patrons scrambled out of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard restaurant Friday evening after a kitchen fire broke out. The fire erupted shortly before 7 p.m. at Applebee's restaurant. More...

Trustees will evaluate school superintendent

Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Bill James will receive his annual evaluation Monday shortly before board members take a critical look at the upcoming school budget. More...

Local News

City identifies four projects that could qualify for funds

Economic stimulus package

Although the federal stimulus package has run into a roadblock in the Senate, state and local governments would be some of the big winners if the proposed $800 billion program wins Congressional approval. More...

Candidates on the stump

Audience members listened intently to the candidates at the Grassy Pond Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday. More...

Council OKs tax break for fuel distribution center

Cherokee County Council approved a tax break Monday that clears the way for a fuel distribution center to locate in the county. The tax break calls for Op Carolinas LLC to pay a 7 percent fee-in-lieu and receive a special source revenue bond. More...

Sports

Lady Indians inch closer to playoff spot with 40-31 win over Fort Mill

In the end, it was the expected 40-31 win over visiting Fort Mill. But Gaffney coach Stacey Parris wasn't thrilled how her team got there. "I'm happy about the win, but we have to get our fire back," Parris said. More...

Gaffney remains perfect in region

Jeff Brown doesn't have size to battle underneath the basket. But he has plenty of skill and quickness as the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets learned on Friday. Battling against taller defenders, Brown scored a game-high 25 points. More...

Wildcats must win one of final 2 games for playoff berth

Christ Church can thank their efficiency at the free throw for escaping with a 61-50 win at Blacksburg on Friday. The Cavaliers were 12 of 13 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. More...

Columns

True love overcomes dog baloney and drool marks

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Love is in the air. That's because we are closing in on Valentine's Day, the day of the year dedicated to love and all things romantic. More...

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Discontentment can be good, and bad

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

Every time I see one of those bumper stickers that read, "I'd rather be ", with a place or activity inserted, I react. Some drivers I have followed, I also wished they were somewhere else. 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?