March 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Janesky takes 3rd District seat in Blacksburg

It was apparent the voters of Blacksburg's 3rd District were in favor of a change when it came to who represented them on town council. More...

LifeStyles

Let's make waffles

Not limited to breakfast, waffles can be served for lunch, supper, dessert

Is it a waffle iron, waffle maker or waffler? Whatever you call it, it's time to dig yours out from the back of the cabinet and dust it off. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Desperate alcoholic crying out for help

Dear Annie: I am a 48-year-old woman who has struggled with alcoholism for almost 30 years. My drinking was the cause of my two divorces, and my child was made a ward of the state. I lost a promising career because I showed up to work drunk. More...

AAUW will meet March 9

The Gaffney Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet for lunch on Monday, March 9, at noon at the House of Pizza, 1640 E. Frederick St. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Todd (Stumpy) Moore

Formerly employed by Diversified Piping

PACOLET - Steven Todd Moore, 31, of Zion Church Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Barry Steven Moore of Blacksburg and Susie Peterson of Gaffney More...

Wade Elliott

Gaffney native

Wade Thomas Elliott, 74, formerly of 157 Canty Way, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Brookview Nursing Home. Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Walter Elliott and Rosa Nance Elliott. More...

Amzia McFadden Jr.

Retired teacher; owner of Fat Boys Barbecue

Amzia McFadden Jr., 66, of 127 Hannon Dr., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, in East Cooper Regional Medical Center, Mount Pleasant, S.C. Husband of Dr. Carol Robbs McFadden, he was born in Kingstree, a son of the late Amzia McFadden Sr. More...

Schools remain closed

Power outages at several county schools cast doubt on when Cherokee County students can return to school. County schools have been closed all week while schools dealt with no power and local residents struggled with dangerous road conditions. More...

New company would hire 65

Most county residents are in a sour and pessimistic mood about the local economy, but there soon might be some good economic news for a change. More...

9-1-1 has taken 2,262 calls since early Sunday

Ricky Peterson and Jeff Gaskin didn't even want to guess about the numbers. All they knew for certain was that the numbers were staggeringly high. More...

Local News

Photo

CHECKING IT OUT — Clear to land. A South Carolina Law Enforcement Division helicopter didn't need a clear runway to touch down in Gaffney on Monday morning. The snow-covered lawn of St. More...

Fraud, identity theft complaints increasing

But chance of being taken advantage here lower than in other states

South Carolina is far from the worst state to live in when it comes to your chances of being ripped off by fraud or identity theft. But no matter where you live, federal officials are warning that such problems are getting worse. More...

School district waiting on details on stimulus money

Nearly $4 million could flow into Cherokee County school coffers from federal stimulus money to help local schools deal with recent budget shortfalls. More...

Sports

Indians, Gators are strikingly similar

When Goose Creek coach Brad Dobbels watches a tape of the Gaffney Indians, he says it's like looking at a reflection of his own team. "They are very similar to us," Dobbels said. "They have a lot of guards and not a lot of big guys. More...

BRIEFS

Title game tickets on sale at GHS Tickets for Friday's Class 4A State Championship game can be purchased at Gaffney High School Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

The Indians' Mr. Versatility

Gaffney's Chase Smith has an ordinary last name but a striking all-around game. Smith is a 6-2 wing player who shoots from the perimeter, makes precision passes and is often called to defend taller inside players. More...

Columns

It was pretty — until the television went out

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Ok, I hope all of you out there who were wishing for a big snowfall are happy. My wife is one of you. Don't ask me why she wanted a bunch of snow. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Much more than just paper and ink

The community newspaper you hold in your hand plays an important role in your quality of life. Weekly, non-daily and other local publications help strengthen the communities they serve. More...

LETTERS

Was shocked to hear that kind of language Dear Editor: This past Friday night I drove from school down at USC to see my alma mater, Gaffney, play for the upper state title at the Bi-Lo Center. More...

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