March 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Luminaries project earns Limestone College award from NCAA

Limestone College was honored Friday with the NCAA Division II community engagement award for its 24-year tradition of lighting luminaries to celebrate the Christmas holidays. More...

LifeStyles

Camellia Society presents 12 young women at annual ball

The Camellia Society of Gaffney presented the 2009 debutantes at the annual Camellia Ball on Saturday evening, March 28, from eight o'clock until midnight at the Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. More...

WHAT'S UP

Meetings The Cherokee County Relay for Life team captains' meeting scheduled for March 30 has been re-scheduled to April 2 at 6 p.m. due to local schools being on spring break. More...

BIRTH

Ava Dawn White

Luke and Heather White of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Dawn, on Jan. 9, 2009, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 2 ozs. Maternal grandparents are Brent and Kelly Galloway of Gaffney and the late Charles W. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Una Clary

Retired from Life of Georgia

Una Vassy Clary, 95, formerly of Eden Terrace, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 27, 2009, at Brookview Healthcare. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Ferguson A. Clary and daughter of the late William F. More...

Kimberly Hamrick

Homemaker

BLACKSBURG - Kimberly Louise Rollins Hamrick, 46, of 1714 W. Cherokee St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Born in Kings Mountain, N.C., she was the wife of Robert (Bob) Hamrick Sr. More...

Ross Robbs

Retired from Liberty Life Insurance

Ross Essley Robbs, 88, of 1258 Robbs School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Driver found dead

A Florence truck driver was found dead inside his truck behind a Gaffney travel center Friday night. Autopsy results show Clinton Bethea, 46, of 1403 North Whitehall Drive died of natural causes, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said. More...

County jobless rate reaches 17%; state at 11%

Though Cherokee County was able to get through February without any major plant closures, the number of unemployed continued to grow at a rapid pace due to an increasing number of small cuts over broad ranges. More...

Local News

CERTIFIED

Cherokee County Election Commissioner Lamar Batchelor helps certify the election results from Tuesday's Republican primary runoff election. More...

District will issue 700 contracts to teachers

The Cherokee County School District plans to issue nearly 700 teacher contracts April 15 when school staff return from spring break. More...

GHS students named USC-U Junior Scholars

UNION - The University of South Carolina Union held its annual Junior Scholars' program Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. on the USCU campus. More...

Sports

Wildcats enter online rankings

The Blacksburg High baseball team has raised some eyebrows. After splitting games against top five teams Landrum and Christ Church, the Wildcats are rated among the state's elite Class A baseball programs. More...

Rain stops surging Indians

Wet weather seems to be the only thing stopping the surging Gaffney High baseball team these days. The Indians, who have rolled to a 3-0 start in the region, were supposed to play Clover on Thursday. More...

BRIEFS

Lady Saints take two from UNC-Pembroke Limestone College's softball team swept UNC-Pembroke in a non-conference softball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Lady Saints Field. The Lady Saints won both games by a score of 4-1. More...

Columns

That dog's fur sure is shiny

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I can't sleep. I just can't sleep. I don't know what it is, but my shut-eye time is way down these days. Maybe it's this whole economic climate thing that's got me unsettled. I just lie there at night and worry about stuff. More...

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Can Uncle Sam ever let go?

PAT BUCHANAN

"In 1877, Lord Salisbury, commenting on Great Britain's policy on the Eastern Question, noted that 'the commonest error in politics is sticking to the carcass of dead policies. 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?