April 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

March of Dimes walkers ready to hit the streets this weekend

March of Dimes' annual March for Babies is being held Saturday, April 18. The walk will begin at Thomson Park at 9 a.m. For more information, call (864) 235-8576. More...

LifeStyles

Limestone Theatre presents 'Moonlight and Magnolias'

Play set for four performances April 23-25 in Fullerton Auditorium

The Limestone College Theatre Department will present its spring production of Ron Hutchinson's comedy Moonlight and Magnolias April 23-25 in Fullerton Auditorium. The show begins at 7:30 each night with an additional matinee Saturday at 3. More...

Military displays and reenactments highlight Veterans Appreciation Day

American Legion Post 109 and the Cherokee County Veterans Museum will hold their annual Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Legion Hut and Veterans Museum in Irene Park. More...

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FIVE GENERATIONS - Representing five generations are Cindi Horton, Melody Dawn, Julian Horton, Verlena Carter, Barbara McPherson and Maria Horton. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elsie Sellars Donald

SPARTANBURG - Elsie S. Donald, 91, widow of Wiley R. Horton and James A. Donald, Jr., died April 15, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home surrounded by her closest family members and several close friends. More...

Ronald McPherson

CLOVER - Ronald Jay McPherson, 57, of Clover, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was born in Gaston County, N.C., and was the son of the late J. Q. and Betty Jo Whitesides McPherson. Mr. More...

Willie Lee Wood Sr.

Willie Lee Wood Sr., 69, of 602 Littlejohn St., widower of Pamela Wood, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 12:18 p.m. at St. Francis Regional Hospital in Greenville. More...

State News

Bill would set minimum time for home invasion

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Anyone convicted of breaking into someone's home in South Carolina with a weapon and threatening those inside would be sent to prison for at least 20 years under a bill approved by a legislative panel. More...

Captain in sheriff's office quits

A high-ranking officer in the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has resigned. Sheriff Bill Blanton wouldn't say Thursday afternoon why Capt. More...

Drought conditions improving

Since mid-February about 10 inches of rain has fallen in Cherokee County. That's the reason Cherokee County has joined nine other Upstate counties in moving from extreme drought to moderate drought conditions, state officials said Wednesday. More...

Festival picture growing clearer

Entertainment worthy of the American Idol television show could be coming to the South Carolina Peach Festival this summer. More...

Local News

City OKs measure to refinance BPW debt despite councilman's misgiving about street light rates

This time, there was no harsh words or criticism between Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith and Gaffney Board of Public Works officials. More...

BACK SEAT READER

— These two students in Linda Gordon's kindergarten class at Blacksburg Primary were building a motorcycle in the block area at centers. More...

City moving ahead with renovation of old post office despite increased cost

Building will become visitors and visual arts center

Gaffney City Council wasted no time Monday in moving forward with the first phase of renovations to its former post office building. Plans call for the city to transform the structure into a new visitors center and visual arts center. More...

Sports

Indians take 2 at Classic

It appears the Gaffney High baseball team is turning the clock back to 2005. That's the year the Indians captured the Southeast Baseball Classic championship. This year's team is close to duplicating that feat after posting two wins in pool play. More...

WORTH THE WAIT

Gaffney track team hosts first meet in more than 20 years

With megaphone at the ready, Gaffney boys track coach James Davis walked purposefully toward the next group of runners with instructions where they should line up. More...

Lady Indians win streak halted

The Gaffney High softball team played well, but Byrnes played a little better in securing a hard-fought 2-1 victory on Thursday. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Don't overlook the small type

Holed up in a Social Security Administration Office waiting room earlier this week, I repeatedly reminded myself that it always pays to read the fine print because once again the "little" details smacked me soundly. More...

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THEIR VIEWS

This agency has a long way to go While we commend Department of Social Services director Kathleen Hayes for taking disciplinary and corrective action in response to the agency's pitiful performance in relation to the deaths of five children in More...

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