April 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

BPW's effort to get city's blessing for bond refinancing turns into debate over street lights

Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith on Monday accused Gaffney Board of Public Works officials of refusing to give his concerns over high rate fees the slightest bit of attention. More...

LifeStyles

Food, music, dancing highlight Cherokee Lions Club fundraiser

Iron City Band will provide entertainment at April 18 event

The Cherokee County Lions Club will host an evening of food, dancing and entertainment by the Iron City Band on Saturday, April 18, from 7:30-11 p.m. at the Gaffney Shrine Club, 151 Shrine Club Road. More...

East Coast Band featured at Shindig

The City of Gaffney will kick off its "Shindig at the Gaffney Cabin" free concert series with the East Coast Band on Friday, April 17, at 6 p.m. More...

Couple celebrate marriage vows in ceremony Dec. 31

Patrick and Patricia Emrich celebrated their marriage vows on Dec. 31, 2008, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ohio City, Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Emrich have long awaited this union in the Catholic church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sara Jan Mullinax

BLACKSBURG - Sara Jan Mullinax, 17, of 578 Old Buffalo Church Road, passed away tragically on Sunday, April 5, 2009, in an automobile accident. Born in Gaffney, Ms. More...

William "Billy" Frye Jr.

William Robert Frye, Jr., 67, formerly of Midway Boarding Home in Moore, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Peachtree Centre. More...

Shirley Ann Whiting

Shirley Ann Goans Mundy Whiting, 77, of 118 Arrowhead Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 6, 2009, at Hospice of Cleveland County. More...

ORDER OF THE PALMETTO

Prestigious honor goes to Dr. Edwards

Dr. G. Preston Edwards of Gaffney has received the Order of the Palmetto from Governor Mark Sanford. The Order of the Palmetto is one of the two highest civilian honors that can be awarded by the governor or South Carolina. More...

PRELIMINARY HEARING

2 suspects in fatal shooting have their cases sent to General Sessions Court

Defense attorneys for two of the four young people charged in a fatal March 13 shooting incident in Gaffney tried to get the most serious charges tossed on Monday, arguing in Gaffney Municipal Court their clients had no knowledge about what was goi More...

Local News

In Cherokee County, the Easter bunny wears a badge

Recognizing an immediate need, the Fraternal Order of Police Cherokee Lodge Number 20 decided not to wait to put the fruits of a monthlong fundraising drive to good use. More...

Local students earn honors at Lander

GREENWOOD - Lander University has announced its president's list, dean's list and freshman honor roll for fall 2008. Daniel C. Pirkey of Gaffney was named to the President's List. Kristin D. Matheny of Spartanburg was named to the Dean's List. More...

Happy birthday!

Florence Harris gets surprise for her 90th

Florence Harris has overcome many obstacles in her 90 years on earth. She just never imagined her family would come together from Gaffney and Kentucky for a surprise birthday party on March 20 at New Century Restaurant. More...

Sports

Indians power way to two wins

The Gaffney High baseball team is enjoying its spring break just fine. It may be a different story for its two opponents this week. The Indians' offense has been on fire, scoring 33 runs in wins over Dorman and Nation Ford. More...

Lady Indians stay perfect

Gaffney scores five times in sixth to down Nation Ford

Gaffney High softball coach Kelly Ellis calls it giving a game away. That's nearly what the Lady Indians did on Tuesday before rallying for a 6-2 win over Nation Ford to remain unbeaten in the region. More...

BRIEFS

Youth hoop league signup underway The Cherokee County Youth basketball summer league signups are being held now until May 31. The league is open to girls and boys, ages 5-17.A summer league basketball camp will be held April 11 from 10 a.m. More...

Columns

If you can't say something nice ...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

"Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me." "I'm made of rubber, you're made of glue. Everything you say bounces off me and sticks on you." Remember those little rhymes we said as kids when someone said something unkind? More...

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A stimulus option for South Carolina

GUEST COLUMNIST

Though we are constitutionally guaranteed free speech, it is illegal to walk into a crowded movie theatre and yell the word "fire" if there is not one. More...

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