June 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Students can get free meals this summer

Broad River Baptist Church in Blacksburg is among nine sites where county students can get free meals while schools are out this summer. The school district will begin serving lunch Monday and plans to serve meals until Aug. 14. More...

LifeStyles

Havin' some fun at Peachtree

One of Peachtree Centre's favorite singers, Amanda Knowles of Hospice Care of South Carolina, comes to entertain the residents with her beautiful singing talent at least once a month. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Daughter should remember that mom is still grieving

died after a long battle with cancer. My mother, an active 68-year-old woman who still maintains a part-time job, requested my sisters and I help her out while Dad was ailing and, of course, we did. More...

Fire up the grill! ...but do it safely

Grilling enthusiasts and basic backyard barbecuers are firing up their grills as the outdoor cooking seasons heats up and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging them to remember the rules for safe grilling. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Odell T. Coyle

Retired from Broad River Electric

Odell Tillman Coyle, 79, of 3999 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 5, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Michael Segina

Employed by Timken

Michael (Mike) Anton Segina, 59, of 408 Browning Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 5, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Earl Dean Bell

Union County native

Earl Dean Bell, 54, of 215 Best St., Apt. 13, Shelby, N.C., husband of Priscilla Hoey Bell, passed Saturday, June 7, 2009, at his residence. Son of the late Ervin Bell and the late Maggiare Long Bell, he was born on Sept. More...

Columns

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Mission team serving in Nicaragua. (Front row, left to right) Erin Pearson, Linda Bostic, Reda Herrin, Amy Ellison; (back row) Zack Melton, Rick Bostic, Ronnie Painter, Duck McAbee, Cliff Bolin. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Oh no! Look momma, I've got worry warts!

When I was a very young child, I would hear my mom talk about "worry warts." I never understood what they were. From the way she talked about them, however, I was sure that I did not want any. More...

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Group unveils 'new chamber'

In the days after his acrimonious departure from the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Gene Moorhead said his spirits were lifted by the calls and e-mails of support that started pouring in. But that's not all he received, however. More...

AHH, THE SWIMMING POOL

So relaxing, so inviting ... so potentially deadly

Irene Park's swimming pool gave local residents the opportunity to cool off from the sweltering temperatures blanketing the Upstate on Wednesday, opening day for the facility and the first day of summer vacation for Cherokee County students. More...

Local News

Study looks into county's ability to compete for businesses

Ed McCallum wasn't ready to discuss Cherokee County's weaknesses, but had no doubt about one of its strengths. More...

Smoking in city-owned vehicles may soon be a thing of the past

Gaffney City Council will soon consider a ban on smoking inside city-owned cars. The ban would prohibit anyone from lighting up in a city-owned vehicle, including public works department vehicles, police cruisers and fire trucks. More...

City OKs distribution of $27,000 in A-tax funds

Seven organizations will be receiving a much-needed financial infusion thanks to the state accommodations tax. More...

Sports

Gallman wins Palmetto Amateur

Four days of golf came down to one stroke. USC Upstate rising senior and Gaffney resident Josh Gallman led after all four rounds to take the 2009 Palmetto Amateur by one stroke over University of Alabama's Scott Strohmeyer. More...

Post 109 pummels Union

Post 109 outscores opponents 34-9 to improve to 3-0

Post 109 is making things look easy. Bubba Wright had three hits and three RBIs and Josh Mata drove in three runs to help Post 109 beat visiting Union, 15-1, Friday at Commissioners Field. More...

BRIEFS

Cherokee Speedway results SUPER STOCK FOUR: 1. 97-Brian Harris (Chesnee, SC) 2. 28-Taylor Puckett (Campobello, SC) 3. 21- Brandon Lambert (Gaffney, SC) 4. ME1-Jackie Holden (Central, SC) 5. More...

Letters

Senior dance/prom was a success

Dear Editor: We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to the following people who made our first-ever senior dance/prom here at the Gaffney Senior Center a huge success. More...

Amazing art talent in our community

Dear Editor: Thank you always seems inadequate after an event is over, but thank you indeed is what we members of the Cherokee County Alliance of Visual Artists want to say to all involved in implementing the 3rd Annual "Art In the Park" event. More...

Thanks for tour of museum ...

Dear Mr. Pennington and C.H.A.P.S. Volunteers: Thank you so much for allowing us to visit your museum as part of our recent field trip. We were extremely impressed with the quality and number of exhibits about our county. 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?