February 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman hospitalized after accident on boulevard

A Shelby, N.C., woman was taken to Upstate Carolina Medical Center on Wednesday following a 2-vehicle collision on West Floyd Baker Boulevard. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone College production, 'Stop Kiss,' explores difference between love and hate

Performances set for Feb. 25-28 in Fullerton Auditorium

Limestone College theater students explore the difference between love and hate in the off-Broadway play "Stop Kiss" on Feb. 25-28. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

It serves no purpose to hold a grudge

Dear Annie: Twelve years ago my dad had an affair with "Linda," a woman who worked in his office. At the time, we lived in a small town where everyone heard about it. I was deeply humiliated by the experience. Dad left Mom and married Linda. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Hammond - Wilkins

Lindsey Marine Hammond of Anderson and Jeffrey Reid Wilkins of Gaffney will be married Saturday, May 30, at Whitefield Baptist Church in Belton. Miss Hammond is the daughter of Dawn Hammond of Anderson and Alan Hammond of Williamston. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Diane K. Giles

Homemaker

Vera Diane Kennedy Giles, 63, of 607 Silica Springs Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at her residence. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Larry Steve Giles Sr. More...

Edward Gallman

Retired from Kohler

COWPENS - Gene Edward Gallman, 68, of 4727 Old Georgia Hwy., went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Darvin D. Wright

Darvin Dale Wright, 50, passed away April 20, 2008. His body was donated to the Medical University of South Carolina. Mr. Wright was born on May 21, 1957, to the late James Hershel and Evelyn Frances Hardin Wright. More...

School report cards are a mixed bag

State school report cards released Friday sent a mixed signal about the progress being made by Cherokee County schools. Most county schools were rated Below Average and At Risk. More...

Local man new CEO of Bi-Lo

Gaffney native Michael Byars is taking the reins of Mauldin-based supermarket chain Bi-Lo as the company's new president and CEO. Byars, a 30-year veteran of the supermarket industry, will replace Randall Onstead on Feb. 23. More...

WHEW!

Wellstone employees can breathe easier

Local Wellstone Mills plant employees can breathe a little easier. Wellstone Mills, LLC and American Apparel, Inc. More...

Local News

County showed net job loss of 500 in '09

Development Board Annual Report

The Cherokee County Development Board's annual report to Cherokee County Council on Tuesday confirmed what everybody already knew - pink slips were handed out in high numbers last year. More...

City's 'Irishfest' set for March 13-14

The City of Gaffney will hold its Irishfest celebration this year on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14. This will be the second official year for the event, during which the city celebrates its Irish heritage along with the St. More...

Stadium subcontractor files lawsuit

A subcontractor that worked on Gaffney High School's new football stadium is claiming in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cherokee County Court that it's still owed $237,000 for work on the project. More...

Sports

Corry named 4A's top player

Gaffney's Josh Corry has every right to be feeling good about himself. In addition to being named allregion and all-state, the junior was selected as the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association Class 4A Player of the Year. More...

Yellow Jackets in Indians' sights

Controlling Hanna's outside shooters is Gaffney's top priority

Both teams in Saturday's second-round playoff matchup should feel right at home. Despite missing the playoffs last year, the Indians have been a perennial playoff team under coach Mark Huff. T.L. Hanna is also no stranger to postseason. More...

Gaffney's second-half surge dooms Bearcats

Playing the Gaffney boys basketball team when its hitting on all cylinders is akin to being booked on the Titanic. You know how it's going to end. More...

Letters

Suggested landfill sites: Moorhead, Peeler properties

Dear Editor: Over the past few months the citizens of this county have heard a lot of pros and cons concerning the proposed landfill at McKown's Mountain. I am sure that most of us have formed an opinion about this project. More...

Columns

Started on basketball, ended up on Oprah

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Hey fellas, if your girlfriend or spouse asked you to take a lie detector test, would you actually go through with it? I know what my answer is; what is yours? More...

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THEIR VIEWS

A bad precedent for government Sen. 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?