June 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

A competition you can really sink your teeth into

Sweat glistened on the face of Blacksburg resident Paul Mayes on Saturday afternoon while he opened tender barbecue pork fresh off the grill. More...

LifeStyles

ROBIN HOOD

Limestone College students bring timeless English tale to life

The timeless story of Robin Hood and his swashbuckling bravery will be presented as a children's play this week by the Limestone College theater program. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

You only get one mother this lifetime...

Dear Annie: I am blessed with three grown children, all with wonderful children of their own. This sounds ideal, but I can't talk to them. I'm either boring them with stuff they don't care about or voicing feelings they don't want to hear. More...

'Cruise-In For History' highlights CHAPS' Americana activities

As Independence Day draws near, the Cherokee County History & Arts Museum, at 301 College Drive in Gaffney, has dedicated Saturday, June 27 to Americana. The Museum will be open extended hours that day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mae Sue Gaffney

Mae Sue Gaffney, 102, of 816 S. Johnson St., died Thursday, 9:30 p.m., in her home. Widow of Reddick Gaffney, she was born in Chesnee, a daughter of the late Lula Smith. More...

Sallie Sarah Smith Byers

YORK — Mrs. Sallie Sarah Smith Byers, 91, of 205 w. Jefferson St., York, died Friday, June 12 at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C. More...

Era Gardner

Era Byars Gardner, 89, formerly of E. Smith Street, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Brookview Healthcare. Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of the late Thomas W. More...

$10.9 MILLION

City poised to pass very lean budget

City residents get their chance today to comment on the city's proposed $10.9 million budget that holds the line on taxes and salaries and that was described by the city administrator as "very, very, very lean." The public hearing will be followed More...

$19.1 MILLION

County will have to move funds around

Cherokee County Council will consider final reading today of its proposed fiscal year $19.1 million spending plan. The proposed spending plan has no tax hikes, salary increases or new capital spending. More...

Duke looking for partner opportunities

Though it was allegedly debunked by another newspaper, the Wall Street Journal recently raised interesting questions about Duke Energy's long-range plans for nuclear energy. More...

Local News

District relies on stimulus funds, sales tax to balance budget

Vote on final approval set for tonight

Cherokee County School District trustees held first reading of a proposed $62.1 million budget Thursday evening which relies on federal education stimulus and 1- cent sales tax money. More...

Photo

EMERGENCY LANDING — This U.S. Army helicopter was forced to land near Musgrove Mill last week due to mechanical difficulties. SLED agents quickly cordoned off the area until repairs were made. More...

BHS, GHS have largest graduating classes ever

Gaffney and Blacksburg high schools graduated their largest senior classes in years in early June. Blacksburg High had 125 students participate in its graduation ceremony on June 2. Later that same evening, Gaffney High had 415 seniors graduate. More...

Sports

Coach enjoys all-star experience

Ellis named best coach by state coaches association

Gaffney High softball coach Kelly Ellis has coached against the likes of Byrnes' Brianna Hamilton and Wren's Stephanie Saylors. More...

Post 109 returns to diamond after long layoff

At 3-0 and outscoring its combined opponents by more than 20 runs, no team entered the traditional week layoff for beach trips and all-star games hotter than Post 109. More...

Indians break even at Tiger passing tourney

Gaffney High football coach Phil Strickland includes blinders on trips to passing tournaments. His focus begins and ends on the play of his quarterbacks, wide receivers and defensive backs. More...

Columns

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

The male mantis has good reason to pray harder

"You don't have to bite my head off." Y'all know where that expression comes from? Me either, but I've got a theory. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the praying mantis. More...

A tragic incident for all concerned

THEIR VIEWS

Whatever the eventual findings of the investigation into the June 4 shooting of a 15-year-old girl following an alleged armed robbery, we already can conclude that the incident was tragic for all concerned. 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?