July 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County council approves giving tax discount to mining company

Cherokee County Council on Monday unanimously approved a tax break for a mining company that wants to locate in the Blacksburg area. More...

LifeStyles

9-year-old has taken first steps on the road to singing stardom

Dynah Dison cut first album when she was 8

The church may have been different, but as he went from town to town preaching the gospel during revivals in the 1950s, there was always a song that would follow the late Rev. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Man's identity completely wrapped up in his job

Dear Annie: Right now I am having an anxiety attack and a headache. All because my elderly boss started the week by screaming and belittling everyone in sight. More...

Clopton - Hill

Tiffany Anne Clopton of Gaffney and Sean Thomas Hill of Spartanburg will be married on August 1 at 2 p.m. at New Harvest Church of God. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Judi Robbs

Retired school teacher

Judith Caldwell Robbs, 65, of 1409 Robbs School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 19, 2009. More...

Clara Hoots

Homemaker

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. - Clara Spencer Porter Hoots, 86, formerly of 1107 S. Limestone St. Ext., Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 20, 2009, at Willow Ridge Rehabilitation and Living Center in Rutherfordton. More...

Mary T. Upchurch

Mary Elizabeth "Lib" Talley Upchurch, 88, of Raleigh, N.C., passed away Friday, July 17, 2009, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. Mrs. Upchurch was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Ernest C. Upchurch, and a brother, Roy Talley, of Gaffney. More...

Columns

This is one instance when city council should butt in

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Gaffney City Councilman Dennis Ramsey was correct when he told his fellow councilmen that "It's not our place to decide if they smoke (city employees) or not." We need more elected officials to quit 'babysitting' the public with well-intentioned, More...

Father of dead child sues man whose truck hit her

The estate of an eightyear old girl who was struck and killed by an offduty police officer's vehicle has filed a lawsuit in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Volunteer s deliver smiles

A group of volunteers set out Tuesday morning to make someone smile during an event named, aptly enough, "Make Someone Smile Week." Some of the biggest smiles, however, would be found on the faces of the volunteers who made the event happen. More...

Local News

Two Springfield employees celebrate 50 years on the job

Not an inch of cloth makes its way out of Springfield LLC's Limestone Plant without the watchful eye of Doris Patterson giving the material a once-over. More...

Council awards paving contract to low bidder

Cherokee County Council on Monday awarded a $700,000 paving contract to Sloan Construction — the low bidder on a project that includes 21 roads slated for resurfacing by Cherokee County Council. More...

POLICE REPORT

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating a July 17 incident during which a woman was found with "head to toe" injuries inside a West Montgomery Street home. More...

Sports

Post 109 clobbers Clover

Post 109 pounds out 22 hits to tie series with 16-6 victory

In its run to the state championship, Gaffney High played its best in mustwin situations. Post 109 is showing that same ability. More...

BRIEFS

Kickball league to debut in Aug. A Co-Ed Kickball League will begin Tuesday, Aug. 25. On Thursday, Aug. 27, the league will begin for churches. For fees, rules and more information, call Shannon Phillips at 864-812-5353. More...

Indians show improvement during summer workouts

Most high school football coaches don't get too high or too low about things in the summer. But Gaffney's Phil Strickland can't hide his excitement about the progress his team has made during the summer workouts and passing tournaments. More...

Letters

What do you tell these children?

Dear Editor: Our grandson attended a K3/4 Montessori class at Northwest Elementary last school year. This was an excellent program and was exactly what we desired for his success. More...

High praise for Upstate Carolina Medical Center

Dear Mr. More...

Thanks for making it a little safer

Dear Cody: I would like to use your forum to express my gratitude to several people in Blacksburg. Last week I spoke with Laura at the town offices regarding a problem. 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?