September 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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GLT presents 'Heidi'

The cast of Heidi, the Gaffney Little Theatre's opening production of the 2009-2010 season, gathered for a photo (bottom) following a dress rehearsal. More...

Couple married Sept. 5 at Bethany Baptist Church

Gail M. Ruppe and Don W. Adler exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Bethany Baptist Church. The Rev. Roger Ham officiated the double ring ceremony. More...

'Tiny Tot' program Sept. 20 at Shady Grove Baptist Church

Shady Grove Baptist Church will present its "Wee Miss and Master" and "Tiny Tots" on parade during a special 'Service of Stars" program Sunday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. The theme is "Stars Lead the Way," taken from Proverbs 17:6. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robbie Jo Hood

Melena Beasley and Jason Hood of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Robbie Jo Hood, on Sept. 13, 2009, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. 13 ozs. Maternal grandparents are Marilyn and Phillip Worley of Dacusville. More...

Ayden Bo Burchfield

Candy and Bo Burchfield of Blacksburg announce the birth of their son, Ayden Bo, on Sept. 6, 2009, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz. Maternal grandparents are Wayne and Janice Peeler of Gaffney. More...

Tizer T. Tate

Tizer Thurman Tate, 79, of 419 Marion Ave., husband of Thelma Jefferies Tate, passed away Sept. 15, 2009, at 2:20 p.m. at his residence. Son of the late Van Tate and the late Inez Lipscomb Tate, he was born March 18, 1930, in Cherokee County. More...

Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Fowlkes Day

Cherokee County Council has issued a proclamation declaring Friday, Sept. 18, 2009

- United States flags should be flown at half mast throughout the day. - Area residents are urged to observe a moment of silence at 2 p.m. so they can offer a prayer of condolence to the family and to the memory of Chris Fowlkes. More...

Local News

Gaffney High students recommended for expulsion following early morning brawl

Eleven students at Gaffney High School have been recommended for expulsion in the wake of a Tuesday morning brawl. More...

Sen. Peeler launches site devoted to concerns of voting public

Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler is interested in hearing voters thoughts on issues like widening I-85 and limiting government spending. Peeler has launched his own Web site in an effort to get more feedback from voters. More...

Team doctor upset with trainer's dismissal

Calling it a "terrible mistake," a local doctor and former student expressed their disappointment with the school board's decision Monday to remove the Gaffney High athletic trainer from her duties. Dr. More...

Sports

MOTIVATION

Senior Chris Adams hoping to become latest in long line of great Gaffney linebackers

It takes a leader to win state titles. In most cases, there was a time those doing the most talking on the sidelines or in the huddle didn't chatter much at all. For Gaffney linebacker Chris Adams, it's been a long time coming. More...

Gaffney hopes to extend winning streak against struggling Yellow Jackets

After his team's most convincing win of their 2009 campaign up to this point last week over Union County, hopes are among Gaffney faithful that the hometown Indians can extend the winning streak to three against a struggling T.L. Hanna squad. More...

Coach speak

"It's mainly been turnovers and being dealt bad field position that have caused problems for (T.L. Hanna) ... Hopefully they'll have another of those nights." - Phil Strickland Gaffney head coach More...

Columns

School trustees are violating the law

OUR VIEW...

No matter how they try to dance around the issue, the Cherokee County School Board of Trustees have once again violated the spirit — if not the letter — of the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act (SCFOIA). More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Give 'em a hug

I must confess, there's nothing more beautiful than "Old Glory" waving in the wind in all her splendor. More...

Readers on the Road

Milliken Chemical( European and US) associates enjoying dinner by the river in Gant, Belgium and reading The Ledger. The names are as follows: Front Row: Fabienne Spitaels, Charlotte Mosteller, Chandis Digby. More...

Special Sections

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?