March 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Man convicted in 1980 murder denied parole

A Gaffney man serving a life sentence for his role in the 1980 murder of a city antiques dealer was denied parole Wednesday by the state parole board. More...

LifeStyles

Shady Grove Baptist Church will honor Byers on third anniversary as pastor

Two special services will be held Sunday

The Shady Grove Baptist Church family will observe the third pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Lee Byers Jr. and First Lady Esther Byers on Sunday, March 8. Guest speaker for the 11 a.m. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Martin - Littlejohn Ann Johnson and Pink Hunt announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Ann Martin, to Rodreiquez B. Littlejohn of Gaffney, son of Catherine Ann Littlejohn of Gaffney and Charles Dukes of Caroleen, N.C. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

If man doesn't like the rules, he can move somewhere else

Dear Annie: My son and his wife live in the apartment above mine. I wanted my 20-year-old grandson to be independent of his parents, so I let him move into my downstairs bedroom. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Flora H. Moore

Blacksburg native

BLACKSBURG - Flora Ann Hardin Moore, 76, of 102 Blue Bird Lane, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Regional Hospice Home. A native of Blacksburg, Mrs. More...

Walter Burgess

U.S. Army veteran

SPARTANBURG - Walter ("Big Tootie") Burgess, 69, of 111 Carolyn Drive, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at his home. 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. More...

Riddle's motion for new DNA test granted

Ernest Riddle's defense attorneys have been granted access to a murder victim's DNA. More...

SPRING FORWARD

Daylight Savings Time returns Sunday, March 8, at 2 a.m. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night. More...

New employer makes biscuits, hoagies for vending machines

Cherokee County Council on Thursday unanimously approved a tax incentive package that will likely clear the way for a sandwich maker to relocate to the former Progressive Screen building. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

The Gaffney Police Department reported the theft of a handgun from a Cedar Street home. According to a police report, a .40-caliber Hi-Point handgun was taken from the bedroom of a home in the 100 block between Feb. 20 and Feb. 26. More...

"DoDah" parade to kick off Irishfest 2009

To kick off this year's Irishfest celebration, the City of Gaffney will host a "DoDah" parade. For the parade, entrants are asked to "Do Dah" craziest and most creative things to entertain the parade audience, the other entrants and themselves. More...

Lt. gov. delivers blankets

Blanket Blitz distributes more than 4,000 blankets to the state's elderly

Local senior citizens received an unexpected visit Monday afternoon when Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer arrived in Gaffney. Bauer spent the day traveling by car around snowcovered Upstate roads to make blanket deliveries to elderly residents. More...

Sports

Photo

HOPE HERO - Gaffney's Chase Smith dribbles past a Rock Hill player during opening round playoff action. Smith and the Indians will face Goose Creek today at 8:30 p.m. for the Class 4A state championship. More...

Indians fail to capitalize on scoring chances in loss

The Northwestern Trojans did something the Gaffney Indians couldn't do - take advantage of their scoring chances. More...

Indians hope to bring another title to city

Coming off a season in which they failed to make the playoffs, the Gaffney Indians didn't figure to make much of an impact, much less play for the state championship. More...

Columns

Never quite sure what an appropriate answer might be

What's up? Nothing much. I don't know if anyone has ever bothered to compile a Top 10 list on the worst conversation starters. In my book, the question "What's Up?" would head this list. I know why people ask the question. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Juanita Dewberry of Gaffney took this picture of Frosty the Snowman enjoying The Ledger. More...

THEIR VIEWS

The future could dry up Crunchy, brown lawns could be the least of our problems if the South Carolina Attorney General's office doesn't get $2.3 million to continue its litigation with North Carolina. More...

Special Sections

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?