May 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber of Commerce committee says it has accepted executive director's resignation

After accepting what they said was executive director Gene Moorhead's resignation, the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce executive committee pledged Monday to move forward into a new era. More...

LifeStyles

Bethel Senior Day Care clients enjoy activities

The clients and staff of Bethel Senior Day Care Center, located at 218 Dr. L.M. Rosemond Lane, celebrated a variety of events recently. The center marked Black History Month with special guests Rufus H. Foster Jr. and the Rev. L.C. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Disturbing letters shouldn't have been destroyed

Dear Annie: Please advise your readers not to hold onto any letters that contain family information or intimate details of a relationship that should remain secret. More...

Photo

Jacquelyn T. Graham, Matron of Virgin Mary Chapter 192 Order of the Eastern Star, Gaffney, presents a certificate and crown for 55 years of service and for being the oldest living member of District One Order of the Eastern Star to Sister Ruth W. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marion Cooper "Fuzzy" Thompson

COLUMBIA - Memorial services for Marion Cooper "Fuzzy" Thompson, 60, will be held Thursday, May 7, at 5 p.m. at Shandon Presbyterian Church, Columbia, conducted by Associate Pastor Dr. Thom Glenn. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. More...

Peggy Hicks

Peggy Jean McAbee Hicks, 65, of 3165 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Robert Childers Sr.

Robert Earl Childers Sr., 82, of 1107 S. Petty St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 4, 2009, at his home. Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of the late Sue Denton Childers and son of the late John T. More...

Columns

There are three sides to every story

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Let me be clear about one thing — I'm NOT taking sides in the Gene Moorhead/Chamber of Commerce situation. I do have some observations that might lead one to assume I am, but you know what they say about assume. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Woody Moore, grandson of J.C. and Marie Moore, took The Ledger with him to the Great Wall of China. Moore is an exchange student from ABAC, Tifton, Ga. More...

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Rain washes out Special Olympics

Looking out her window Tuesday morning, Joanne Abernathy hoped that Mother Nature would open up an opportunity to allow approximately 150 of the county's special athletes to showcase their skills in the annual Cherokee County Special Olympics. More...

2 candidates ready to run for school board seat

Two Gaffney residents have announced their intentions to run for the school board seat left vacant by the resignation of Jamie Martin. More...

Local News

Supreme Court ruling handcuffs police

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upended 28 years of police practice when the high court decided to place a limitation on an officer's ability to search a vehicle after an arrest. More...

Prayer celebration Thursday at noon

"May your unfailing love rest upon us, o Lord, even as we put our hope in you."

It's great to know you're on someone's mind, especially when they bow their heads in prayer. More...

Kenneth Wright will perform at Peach Festival, serve as parade grand marshal

Country music artist Kenneth Wright will return to his Gaffney roots July 18 for the South Carolina Peach Festival. More...

Sports

Wright, Indians slam Spring Valley

This time, it was the other Wright who supplied the heroics for the Gaffney High baseball team. After his younger brother Michael Wright delivered the game-winning hit in the Indians' 5-4 victory over Byrnes on Saturday, More...

Ready to make history

Gaffney High softball coach Kelly Ellis knows what's at stake. With a win today, the Lady Indians will make their first-ever trip under Ellis to the Upperstate playoffs. Just who the Lady Indians will play is still in doubt. More...

Indians prepare for spring drills

Gaffney High football coach Phil Strickland has one mission to accomplish during spring practice: "I want to find out who wants to play." Strickland and his staff will begin that mission Thursday when the players are timed in the 40-yard dash and More...

Letters

Help increase the nation's lowest cigarette tax

Dear Editor: Health advocates have been supporting an increase in South Carolina's lowest-inthe nation cigarette tax for nine years. House Bill 3584, now in the Senate, will raise South Carolina's cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack. More...

She stepped in at a critical point in the school's history

Dear Editor: The board of commissioners of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind wishes to express its deep appreciation to Carol Mabry for serving as the school's interim president this year. More...

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