February 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Spencer, Ramsey top spenders so far in House Dist. 30 race

Cherokee County Councilman Tim Spencer has raised $4,581 in his campaign for the State House District 30 seat, far outpacing his Democrat challenger. Spencer's opponent, local restaurant owner Joe Mac Skinner, lagged far behind, raising $550. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Humphries, Mr. Patterson wed Dec. 6

Kimberly Rose Humphries and Joshua Boone Patterson exchanged marriage vows on Dec. 6, 2008, at New Harvest Church of God. The Rev. Robert Wells officiated the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Parents would rather buy lottery tickets than pay bills

Dear Annie: I would like your advice about my parents, who are in their 70s. Mom and Dad survive off a small amount of Social Security. Unfortunately, they are addicted to buying lottery tickets. More...

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TEA PARTY - Peachtree Centre recently held its monthly tea party on Unit 1. Twenty-six residents of Unit 1 and Unit 2 enjoyed pies and drinks during the afternoon. Ann Smith held a brief devotional period at the conclusion of the event. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ralph J. Hayes Sr.

Self-employed truck driver

SPARTANBURG - Ralph James Hayes Sr., 76, of 101 Applewood Lane, husband of Ruby Brackett Hayes, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. at his home. Born March 13, 1932, in New York, N.Y. More...

Joyce Philbeck

Gaffney native

BAREFOOT BAY, Fla. - Joyce Ann Philbeck, 67, of 425 Puffin Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Sebastian River Medical Center. Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of Willis M. More...

Lela Green

Cherokee County native

Lela Green, 101, of 1434 N. Limestone St., widow of Gus Harris, passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at 7:44 p.m. at Peachtree Centre. More...

School budget

No jobs will be lost

No school employees will lose their jobs when Cherokee County School District officials sit down to write this year's budget. Instead of job cuts, Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. More...

District boss gets contract extension

Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Bill James received a one-year contract extension Monday. The school board unanimously approved a motion by trustee Lindley Auton to extend James' contract to June 30, 2011. More...

Arrest made in shooting case

Gaffney Police Department investigators charged a 48-year-old man in connection with a shooting Sunday evening on Smith Street that sent a woman to the hospital. More...

Local News

Rufus Foster Roundball Classic is about more than basketball

"We want people to learn about themselves and each other."

Black History Month is held not to just celebrate the past, but also to embrace the gifts the future might hold. With that in mind, local resident Charles Montgomery hopes today (Wednesday) is a day many within Cherokee County will not forget. More...

OVERHAUL

Patrick Wincell of Goss International, and the Ledger's Terry Smith, right, work on one of the newspaper's press units, which is undergong a major overhaul. More...

Lawsuit claims pacemaker surgery was unnecessary

A Blacksburg woman has filed suit against Upstate Carolina Medical Center, its parent company Health Management Associates Inc., two doctors' groups and two doctors, alleging she underwent an unnecessary pacemaker surgery that led to complications More...

Sports

Lady Indians clinch playoff spot

Gaffney girls basketball coach Stacey Parris used just two words to sum up her team's second-half explosion in a 48-21 victory against Clover on Tuesday: defensive intensity. More...

Craig: '...Something to defend'

New track facility to open on March 17 against Northwestern

It won't be trumped up like the opening of the new football stadium last year. But Joe Craig it will still be special running on the school's new track facility. More...

Indians claim region crown with win

Gaffney boys basketball coach Mark Huff found plenty to like about Tuesday's 67-53 victory over visiting Clover. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Blink, blink, blink ... ... 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51

Want to know how many times the cursor on my computer blinks in one minute? No? I'm going to tell you anyway. 51. I know because I just counted. That's what I do when I'm thinking. I stare at my computer screen. More...

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LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The Clary family took along The Gaffney Ledger on a recent trip to Gatlinburg. Pictured here are Cindy Clary, Kevin Clary, Chris Clary and Lisa Holmes. Carl Clary took the photo. 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?